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Gu Kailai murder trial adjourns

Thursday, August 9th 2012, 13:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The wife of former high-flying Chinese politician Bo Xilai is awaiting a verdict after the end of her one-day trial for the murder of a UK businessmen.
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Xiang to have surgery in Britain

Thursday, August 9th 2012, 10:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Injured Chinese hurdler Liu Xiang will have surgery on his ruptured Achilles tendon in Britain after crashing out of the London Olympics.
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VIDEO: Typhoon Haikui kills three in China

Thursday, August 9th 2012, 10:18

Typhoon Haikui claimed three lives as floodwaters swept through eastern China, according to Chinese state media.
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Gu Kailai on trial for UK murder

Thursday, August 9th 2012, 8:15
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The first day of the trial of the wife of former high-flying Chinese lawmaker Bo Xilai on charges of murdering UK businessman Neil Heywood ends in the city of Hefei.
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China inflation at a 30-month low

Thursday, August 9th 2012, 2:24

China's inflation dips to a 30-month low in July, giving policymakers a bigger cushion to boost stimulus measures to spur economic growth.
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Avatar maker in China 3D venture

Thursday, August 9th 2012, 1:27

James Cameron has announced a joint venture with two Chinese firms in a bid to capture the country's fast-growing movie market.
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China win every table tennis gold

Wednesday, August 8th 2012, 16:55
related countries: South Korea South Korea

China complete a clean sweep of table tennis at the Olympics as their men's team beat South Korea to gold.
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Bo Xilai son speaks before trial

Wednesday, August 8th 2012, 9:45

The son of sacked Chinese politician Bo Xilai says the "facts will speak for themselves" when his mother Gu Kailai goes on trial for murder.
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AUDIO: World's first mineral exchange launches

Wednesday, August 8th 2012, 9:14

China, the world's largest producer of rare earth is China is about to launch the world's first trading platform for the minerals. Carole Ferguson, an analyst with Fairfax bank, shares her thoughts on why China has decided to trade the minerals.
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China mourns Liu's Olympic exit

Wednesday, August 8th 2012, 5:32

China mourns the Olympic exit of Liu Xiang from the men's 110m hurdles heats, with media and netizens rallying behind the athlete.
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GB take gold haul at London to 22

Tuesday, August 7th 2012, 17:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Beijing

Great Britain claim best Olympics gold medal haul for 104 years as Sir Chris Hoy wins sixth gold.
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China women win table tennis gold

Tuesday, August 7th 2012, 17:28
related countries: Japan Japan, Singapore Singapore, United Kingdom United Kingdom

China's women win team gold at London 2012 after a dominant display against opponents Japan, while Singapore take bronze.
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Pfizer pays US $60m over bribes

Tuesday, August 7th 2012, 17:14
related countries: United States United States

Drug firm Pfizer pays the US government $60m to settle charges alleging it paid millions of dollars in bribes to doctors in Europe and China.
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China Sri Lanka fishermen 'freed'

Tuesday, August 7th 2012, 16:03
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

A group of 37 Chinese fishermen who were intercepted for illegal fishing are handed over to Chinese diplomats, the Sri Lankan navy says.
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Liu Xiang crashes out of hurdles

Tuesday, August 7th 2012, 13:40

Liu Xiang's Olympic misery continues as the Chinese athlete crashes at the first barrier in the 110m hurdles heats.
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Brownlee wins Britain's 19th gold

Tuesday, August 7th 2012, 13:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Beijing

Alistair Brownlee secures Great Britain's 19th gold of London 2012, equalling the Beijing total, with victory in the triathlon.
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Team GB aim to top Beijing golds

Tuesday, August 7th 2012, 11:29
related places: Beijing

Thousands of people are in London's Hyde Park for the triathlon to see whether Team GB can win their 19th gold to equal the haul from Beijing.
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Intercontinental sees profit jump

Tuesday, August 7th 2012, 11:03

Intercontinental hotels, the world's biggest hotelier, reports a sharp jump in profits, thanks in part to increased sales in China.
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S Lanka arrests Chinese fisherman

Monday, August 6th 2012, 17:29
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka arrests 37 Chinese fisherman on suspicion of fishing illegally off its eastern coast.
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Zanetti takes stunning rings gold

Monday, August 6th 2012, 14:05
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Brazil's Arthur Nabarrete Zanetti shocks defending champion Chen Yibing of China to win Olympics rings gold.
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China cracks down on fake drugs

Monday, August 6th 2012, 7:08

Police in China have arrested more than 1,900 people in a major crackdown on the manufacture and sale of fake medicine, authorities say.
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China leaders hold resort talks

Monday, August 6th 2012, 7:04
related places: Beidaihe

Senior Chinese leaders are reported to be gathering at the Beidaihe resort for private meetings ahead of the leadership change later this year.
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China attacks US 'trouble-making'

Monday, August 6th 2012, 5:42
related countries: United States United States
related places: Beijing

Chinese state media hit out at US "trouble-making" on the South China Sea, two days after Beijing summoned a US diplomat on the issue.
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Wu wins second 2012 diving gold

Sunday, August 5th 2012, 23:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

China's Wu Minxia wins her second gold of London 2012 and the fourth of her career with victory in the individual 3m springboard.
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VIDEO: Cai & Fu secure Chinese clean sweep

Sunday, August 5th 2012, 15:45
related countries: Denmark Denmark

Cai Yun and Fu Haifeng win men's doubles gold with a 21-16 21-15 win over Denmark's Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen, sealing China's clean-sweep of all five Olympic titles.
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China seal fifth badminton gold

Sunday, August 5th 2012, 15:20
related countries: Denmark Denmark

Men's doubles pair Cai Yun and Fu Haifeng claim gold for China beating Danish duo Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen.
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Lin Dan defeats Lee to lift gold

Sunday, August 5th 2012, 14:22
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Lin Dan of China claims his second successive Olympic gold with a 15-21 21-10 21-19 defeat of Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia.
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Zambians kill China mine manager

Sunday, August 5th 2012, 13:30
related countries: Zambia Zambia

Zambian miners kill a Chinese manager by pushing a mine trolley at him during a pay protest at a coal mine in the south of the country.
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US summoned in South China row

Sunday, August 5th 2012, 10:21
related countries: United States United States
related places: Beijing, South China

China summons a senior US diplomat in a dispute over the South China Sea, following US remarks over Beijing's attitude in the matter.
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Chinese duo impress in 20km walk

Saturday, August 4th 2012, 17:56

Ding Chen wins gold in the men's 20km walk to become China's first race walker to win an Olympic medal.
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Zhang and Zhao win mixed doubles

Friday, August 3rd 2012, 15:40

China's Zhang Nan and Zhao Yunlei claim mixed doubles gold with victory over compatriots Xu Chen and Ma Jin.
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Dong Dong delivers trampoline win

Friday, August 3rd 2012, 15:21
related countries: Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

China's Dong Dong adds Olympic men's trampoline gold to his two world titles at London 2012, outscoring Russia's Dmitry Ushakov.
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Date set for Bo Xilai wife trial

Friday, August 3rd 2012, 13:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Gu Kailai, wife of sacked Chinese politician Bo Xilai, will go on trial for the murder of UK businessman Neil Heywood next Thursday, lawyers say.
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GB aim for eight athletics medals

Friday, August 3rd 2012, 5:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Beijing

Jessica Ennis opens the British athletics medal charge in the Olympic Stadium as GB seek to double their Beijing tally of four.
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VIDEO: Battle brews over Chinese herbal medicines

Friday, August 3rd 2012, 0:55

A battle is brewing in the world of traditional Chinese medicine between those who want to standardise the industry and those who believe traditions should be preserved.
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VIDEO: Essex: China’s Olympic social media base

Thursday, August 2nd 2012, 23:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Romford

Chinese internet giant Tencent has set up quarters in Romford, Essex for the London 2012 Olympics, allowing medallists to broadcast interviews back home.
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VIDEO: China's obsession with Olympic Gold

Thursday, August 2nd 2012, 22:16
related countries: United States United States

At the top of the Olympic medals table it's a race between China and the US - and for the Chinese there is only one place on the podium that's worth having.
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Zhang beats Wang in men's final

Thursday, August 2nd 2012, 16:49

Zhang Jike beats Chinese compatriot Wang Hao 4-1 in the men's table tennis final at the ExCel Centre.
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Ex-Google China head apologises

Thursday, August 2nd 2012, 14:29

One of China's top users of Sina Weibo, a Chinese Twitter-like service, apologises after sparking an Olympic row.
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Badminton coaches to be quizzed

Thursday, August 2nd 2012, 14:23

The coaches of the eight badminton players disqualified from the women's doubles event are to be investigated.
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Chinese teenager 'kills eight'

Thursday, August 2nd 2012, 11:12

A teenager has killed eight people and wounded five others in a knife attack in China's Liaoning province, state media says.
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Coaching boost needed, BOA says

Thursday, August 2nd 2012, 10:44

More funding for coaches should be made available to boost home-grown talent, says the British Olympic Association chief.
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Suspicion is sour grapes, says Ye

Thursday, August 2nd 2012, 10:36

Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen says those who question her pair of Olympic gold medals are suffering from a case of 'sour grapes'.
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China badminton player 'to quit'

Thursday, August 2nd 2012, 8:28

One of the Chinese badminton players disqualified from the Olympics says she is quitting, saying her dream has been "heartlessly shattered".
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Inter Milan in Chinese stake sale

Thursday, August 2nd 2012, 5:29
related countries: Italy Italy

Italian football club Inter Milan says that a group of Chinese investors will become its second largest shareholder.
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Li overcomes Ding to secure gold

Thursday, August 2nd 2012, 4:52
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Li Xiaoxia beats compatriot Ding Ning in the women's singles final as China continue to dominate Olympic table tennis in London.
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China: The paradox of foreign education

Wednesday, August 1st 2012, 23:20

Foreign degrees no longer an advantage in China
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Chen seeks US pressure on China

Wednesday, August 1st 2012, 22:39
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng, who is in the US after fleeing house arrest in his home country, urges Washington to investigate his case.
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Manufacturing in worldwide slump

Wednesday, August 1st 2012, 16:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Manufacturing in most of the world is in a slump, a raft of reports from the US, UK, the eurozone and China suggest.
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China 'to probe badminton loss'

Wednesday, August 1st 2012, 12:11

China's Olympic sports delegation has launched an investigation into alleged "deliberate losing" by its badminton players, state media say.
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China manufacturing pace slows

Wednesday, August 1st 2012, 5:59

Factory output in China registered its slowest increase in eight months in July, renewing fears of a slowdown in the economy.
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Has Weibo really changed China?

Tuesday, July 31st 2012, 23:49

How much is China's Twitter really changing the country?
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Ye wins second Olympic gold medal

Tuesday, July 31st 2012, 20:37

China's Ye Shiwen wins her second gold medal of the Olympics with victory in the 200m individual medley.
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China swimmer clean - UK official

Tuesday, July 31st 2012, 17:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

The British Olympic Association chairman says Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen is not a drug cheat, after a US coach cast doubt on her record swim.
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We will catch Games cheats - IOC

Tuesday, July 31st 2012, 16:36

Olympic organisers say their drug testing programme is strong, amid questions over Chinese swimming gold medallist Ye Shiwen - as GB's equestrian team win silver in the eventing.
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China swimming star denies doping

Tuesday, July 31st 2012, 10:52

Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen denies doping claims, while Team GB go for medals in equestrian, canoeing and diving on day four of the Games.
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China swimming star denies doping

Tuesday, July 31st 2012, 9:10

China's 16-year-old swimming star Ye Shiwen denies taking performance-enhancing drugs after smashing a world record.
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Philippines to auction sea blocks

Tuesday, July 31st 2012, 4:49
related countries: Philippines Philippines

The Philippine government is set to auction off three areas in the South China Sea for oil and gas exploration that China also claims.
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China's top seeds make progress

Monday, July 30th 2012, 16:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

China's top seeds in the men's and women's singles secure impressive wins at London 2012.
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Miley and Phelps through to semis

Monday, July 30th 2012, 10:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain's Hannah Miley reaches the 200m medley semi-finals, but China's Ye Shiwen continues to dominate.
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HK tycoon named in trading probe

Monday, July 30th 2012, 4:06
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Hong-Kong based China Rongsheng Heavy, tries to calm investors after a separate company controlled by its chairman is implicated in an insider trading scandal.
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South Korea secure archery gold

Sunday, July 29th 2012, 17:41
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea win a seventh straight gold medal in women's team archery with a 210-209 win over China.
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China's Wu and He win 3m synchro

Sunday, July 29th 2012, 16:10

China's world champions Wu Minxia and He Zi win the women's synchronised 3m springboard gold at the Aquatics Centre.
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Guo retains 10m air pistol title

Sunday, July 29th 2012, 12:21

China's Guo Wenjun retains her women's 10m air pistol title in a dramatic final at the Royal Artillery Barracks.
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Briton Miley misses out on medal

Saturday, July 28th 2012, 19:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain's Hannah Miley cannot make the podium as Ye Shiwen of China breaks the world record to win the 400m individual medley.
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Emotional Smith leads superb GB

Saturday, July 28th 2012, 13:00

Britain's male gymnasts outscore Olympic champions China on an opening morning far beyond the team's expectations.
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China's Yi wins first Games gold

Saturday, July 28th 2012, 11:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

China's Yi Siling wins the first gold medal of London 2012 in the women's 10m air rifle at the Royal Artillery Barracks.
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China project axed after protest

Saturday, July 28th 2012, 11:12
related places: Qidong

Chinese officials say an industrial waste water pipeline project in the city of Qidong is to be scrapped after a protest over pollution.
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End of the line for Bo Xilai?

Friday, July 27th 2012, 11:13

What wife's murder charge means for China's Bo Xilai
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China activist Ni jail term cut

Friday, July 27th 2012, 9:50

An appeals court in China dismisses disabled land rights activist Ni Yulan's fraud conviction, reducing her jail time by two months.
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Bo Xilai wife charged with murder

Thursday, July 26th 2012, 15:50
related places: Xinhua

The wife of disgraced Chinese political leader Bo Xilai is charged with murdering UK businessman Neil Heywood, state news agency Xinhua reports.
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Beijing floods toll climbs to 77

Thursday, July 26th 2012, 13:34
related places: Beijing

At least 77 people died in floods in Beijing at the weekend, more than double the number previously said to have died, state media report.
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Chinese arrests in net crackdown

Thursday, July 26th 2012, 11:59

Authorities say more than 10,000 suspects have been arrested in China in the latest effort to enforce internet laws.
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Man cycles across world for Games

Thursday, July 26th 2012, 9:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Chen Guanming cycled more than 37,000 miles from eastern China to London to "spread the Olympic spirit".
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Yi Jianlian to carry China flag

Thursday, July 26th 2012, 8:40

China names 2.13m (7ft) basketball player Yi Jianlian as flag-bearer for the Olympic opening ceremony, maintaining a tradition of tall picks.
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VIDEO: Man cycles from China for Games

Thursday, July 26th 2012, 8:37

Chen Guanming, a Chinese farmer, has travelled thousands of kilometres from his home country to "spread Olympic spirit".
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VIDEO: Couple rescued from China flood

Wednesday, July 25th 2012, 15:42
related places: Beijing

A couple trapped in a village pavilion during floods in Beijing are finally rescued after a five-hour ordeal.
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Chinese 'jailed' over HK protests

Wednesday, July 25th 2012, 12:30
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Officials sentence two activists from mainland China to labour camp terms for joining Hong Kong's annual pro-democracy protests, reports say.
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IMF: Eurozone 'key risk' to China

Wednesday, July 25th 2012, 5:39

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) warns that the worsening debt crisis in the eurozone poses a "key risk" to China's growth.
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Japan in record half year deficit

Wednesday, July 25th 2012, 4:25

Japan posts a record half-yearly trade deficit as exports weaken and increased demand for fuel results in jump in imports.
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China dives into North Sea waters

Wednesday, July 25th 2012, 0:45

Why is China buying North Sea companies?
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VIDEO: Wedding rescue amid China floods

Tuesday, July 24th 2012, 15:33

Two wedding cars plunged into a river after the bridge collapsed in China following the heavy rain.
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China president calls for unity

Tuesday, July 24th 2012, 8:59

Chinese President Hu Jintao calls for party unity in the face of "unprecedented challenges", in a speech ahead of a leadership change this year.
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French diplomats see Bo architect

Tuesday, July 24th 2012, 7:02
related countries: France France

An architect with alleged links to scandal-hit Chinese politician Bo Xilai has met French diplomats and is in "good shape", a spokesman says.
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China manufacturing 'picking up'

Tuesday, July 24th 2012, 5:45

China's manufacturing activity slows less quickly in July, than in the previous month, a preliminary survey by HSBC has shows.
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VIDEO: Tourists rescued from China floods

Monday, July 23rd 2012, 15:28

More than 70 tourists were rescued in Northern China, after rising floodwater destroyed the bridge they were using.
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VIDEO: Questions after deadly Beijing floods

Monday, July 23rd 2012, 14:56
related places: Beijing

The heaviest rainfall to hit China's capital Beijing in 60 years has left at least 35 people dead and stranded thousands at the main airport.
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China's CNOOC in $15bn takeover

Monday, July 23rd 2012, 14:53
related countries: Canada Canada

China's biggest offshore oil producer CNOOC is poised to buy Canada's Nexen for $15.1bn in what would be China's largest foreign takeover deal.
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VIDEO: Questions after deadly Beijing floods

Monday, July 23rd 2012, 10:43
related places: Beijing

Chinese media and internet users have raised questions after the heaviest rainfall to hit Beijing in 60 years left 37 people dead.
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Questions after Beijing floods

Monday, July 23rd 2012, 10:02
related places: Beijing

As Beijing copes with the aftermath of the heaviest rainfall to hit the capital in 60 years, Chinese media and internet users raise questions about infrastructure and warning systems.
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Record floods cause Beijing chaos

Monday, July 23rd 2012, 7:20

The Chinese capital's heaviest rainfall in 60 years leaves 37 dead and strands thousands at the main airport.
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China approves troops for islands

Monday, July 23rd 2012, 3:15
related places: Sansha

China has approved the formal establishment of a military garrison in Sansha city, formed to govern disputed South China Sea islands, state media reports.
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VIDEO: Beijing chaos after record floods

Sunday, July 22nd 2012, 23:08
related places: Beijing

The heaviest rainfall to hit China's capital Beijing in 60 years has left 37 people dead and stranded thousands at the main airport.
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In pictures: Beijing's deadly deluge

Sunday, July 22nd 2012, 9:43
related places: Beijing

Beijing suffers worst rain deluge in 60 years
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VIDEO: Beijing flooded as deluge hits China

Sunday, July 22nd 2012, 9:40

The Chinese capital's heaviest rainfall in 60 years leaves 10 dead and thousands stranded at the main airport
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Chariots of Fire's Liddell is Chinese 'hero'

Saturday, July 21st 2012, 23:22

Why Chariots of Fire's Eric Liddell is a Chinese hero
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Chinese dictionary in 'gay' row

Saturday, July 21st 2012, 4:26

A newly published edition of a Chinese dictionary is criticised by rights campaigners for excluding a word that means "gay".
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VIDEO: The Chinese left behind by growth

Friday, July 20th 2012, 22:58

President Hu Jintao steps down in China later this year, handing over to his successor a country which boasts enviable economic growth rates - but also a growing inequality gap.
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