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We have started to collect the most important news related to China in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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China: news

VIDEO: Hollywood sets its sights on China

Friday, June 17th 2011, 1:09
related countries: United States United States

The US wants more access to China's booming cinema market but China is resisting because of a quota system aimed at preserving its local film industry. Tom Brook reports.
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China 'closes Tibet to tourists'

Thursday, June 16th 2011, 15:38

China closes Tibet to foreign tourists until the end of July, reports say, in an apparent attempt to prevent trouble before a politically sensitive anniversary.
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China sends ship to disputed sea

Thursday, June 16th 2011, 13:55

China sends one of it largest patrol ships into the South China Sea amid heightened tension with other Asian countries over the disputed waters.
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VIDEO: Rare earth: China's new gold rush

Thursday, June 16th 2011, 8:34

What are rare earths, why are they so valuable and how did China end up taking control of 97% of the world's supply?
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China's top e-shopping site split

Thursday, June 16th 2011, 5:40

Chinese internet giant Alibaba is dividing one of its biggest websites, Taobao into three separate units.
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Carstens IMF campaign hits China

Thursday, June 16th 2011, 2:17

Agustin Carstens is set to visit China in a bid to drum up support for his bid to head the International Monetary Fund.
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Burning villages

Thursday, June 16th 2011, 1:08
related countries: Russia Russia

How a Russian billionaire will feed China's hunger for electricity
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China lead poisoning 'cover-up'

Wednesday, June 15th 2011, 12:52

Human Rights Watch says China is covering up the extent of lead poisoning among children and sending sick children back to contaminated homes.
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VIDEO: Threat to 1,400 year-old Buddhas

Wednesday, June 15th 2011, 12:32
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A Chinese mining venture threatens an ancient Afghan Buddhist site.
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Vargas Llosa slates dictatorships

Wednesday, June 15th 2011, 11:52
related countries: Peru Peru

Peruvian Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa criticises authoritarian governments while on an academic tour of China.
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China property rating downgraded

Wednesday, June 15th 2011, 5:40

Standard & Poor's downgrades its outlook for China's property market from stable to negative due to tightening credit policy
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The eccentric Mr Liu

Tuesday, June 14th 2011, 22:08

How a street vendor became China's top art collector
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VIDEO: Taiwan's president on China trade deal

Tuesday, June 14th 2011, 21:27
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou has given a rare interview to the BBC about last year's landmark trade deal with China and whether his country is becoming too economically dependent on China.
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Huntsman to join White House race

Tuesday, June 14th 2011, 20:02
related countries: United States United States
related places: Republican, White House

The former US ambassador to China, Jon Huntsman, becomes the latest Republican to enter the 2012 presidential race for the White House.
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Deadly clashes in Burmese north

Tuesday, June 14th 2011, 18:41
related countries: Burma Burma

Burmese troops are involved in deadly clashes with Kachin rebels near a site where China is building hydro-electric power plants.
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Nepal declared free of landmines

Tuesday, June 14th 2011, 17:34
related countries: Nepal Nepal

The UN declares Nepal free of landmines five years after the end of a bitterly-fought civil war with Maoist rebels.
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VIDEO: Man survives fall from 10th floor

Tuesday, June 14th 2011, 15:12
related places: Beijing

An elderly man who fell two floors from his 10th floor Beijing apartment while trying to clean his windows, was saved when his leg became caught in a window grill.
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China forces quell migrant unrest

Tuesday, June 14th 2011, 11:41
related places: Zengcheng

Chinese security forces are out in force around the southern city of Zengcheng, where witnesses say unrest among migrant workers has been halted.
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China inflation at 34-month high

Tuesday, June 14th 2011, 11:24

Inflation in China's rapidly growing economy hits a 34-month high as consumer prices continue to surge.
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China 'will not use force' in row

Tuesday, June 14th 2011, 9:39
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

China says it will not use force to resolve disputes in the South China Sea, a day after Vietnam held live-fire exercises near a disputed area of water.
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VIDEO: China protests into third day

Monday, June 13th 2011, 15:17

Protesters and police in China's Sichuan province have clashed after reports that a pregnant street vendor was mistreated by security forces.
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Vietnam in naval drill amid row

Monday, June 13th 2011, 12:43
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

Vietnam holds live-fire drills in the South China Sea, amid escalating tensions with China over disputed waters.
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Saab closer to Chinese ownership

Monday, June 13th 2011, 10:43

Saab owner Spyker says two Chinese companies will invest 245m euros in the troubled car firm, which has had to stop production.
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China struggles to put down riot

Monday, June 13th 2011, 9:26

Hundreds of Chinese migrant workers clash with police for a third consecutive night over the alleged mistreatment of a pregnant street vendor.
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Chinese to lend Kazakhmys $1.5bn

Monday, June 13th 2011, 7:33
related countries: Kazakhstan Kazakhstan

Mining company Kazakhmys announces a $1.5bn loan from the China Development Bank to help develop a copper project in eastern Kazakhstan.
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China's bank lending dips sharply

Monday, June 13th 2011, 6:28

China's banks extend fewer than expected new loans in May as the country keeps up its efforts to rein in rising prices.
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In pictures

Sunday, June 12th 2011, 13:54

Torrential rains trigger floods and landslides in central China
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China police arrest 25 in clashes

Sunday, June 12th 2011, 8:42
related places: Guangzhou

Chinese police arrest 25 people after clashes with security forces near the southern city of Guangzhou.
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Giant appetite

Saturday, June 11th 2011, 11:00
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Taiwan fish farmers catering for Chinese tastes
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Vietnam announces live-fire drill

Friday, June 10th 2011, 11:10
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

Vietnam says it will hold a live-fire drill in the South China Sea next week, amid escalating tensions with China over disputed waters.
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Vietnam-China sea spat escalates

Friday, June 10th 2011, 8:44
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

China accuses Vietnam of "gravely violating" its sovereignty in an escalating row over disputed waters in the South China Sea.
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China 'fake fines' gang arrested

Friday, June 10th 2011, 8:20

Hundreds of Chinese and Taiwanese citizens are arrested across Asia, suspected of extorting money in a scam involving fake fines.
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China's export growth slows down

Friday, June 10th 2011, 5:46

The pace of growth of China's exports slows down in May suggesting that demand in its key markets may be faltering.
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Colombia seeks abducted Chinese

Friday, June 10th 2011, 5:40
related countries: Colombia Colombia

The Colombian military launches a major operation to rescue four Chinese oil workers kidnapped by suspected Marxist rebels.
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China-Chile economic ties deepen

Friday, June 10th 2011, 1:44
related countries: Chile Chile

China and Chile sign banking and mining cooperation agreements during a visit by Vice President Xi Jinping.
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VIDEO: Lagarde visits China on IMF tour

Thursday, June 9th 2011, 21:04
related countries: France France

French finance minister, Christine Lagarde, has been in China to drum up support for her bid to get the top job at the International Monetary Fund.
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Hackers step up Vietnam-China row

Thursday, June 9th 2011, 14:38
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

Hackers in Vietnam and China are penetrating government websites in a stepping up of a maritime territorial row.
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China rebuffs Tibetan monk plea

Thursday, June 9th 2011, 11:23

China denies claims by the UN that hundreds of Tibetan monks may have been detained at a monastery in Sichuan, saying they were being educated.
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Lagarde visits China on IMF tour

Thursday, June 9th 2011, 8:44

Christine Lagarde, the leading candidate to head the IMF, says she is "very satisfied" with her meeting with Chinese officials in Beijing.
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Chinese trio abducted in Colombia

Thursday, June 9th 2011, 6:48
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Three Chinese oil workers and another foreigner are seized by leftist Farc rebels in southern Colombia, officials say.
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North Korea pessimistic on talks

Thursday, June 9th 2011, 4:18
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea
related places: Beijing

North Korea says no talks are possible with South Korea, as the South's nuclear envoy starts talks in Beijing.
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Driven to despair

Wednesday, June 8th 2011, 23:10

Chinese woman sets herself alight in 'land grab' protest
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VIDEO: China's first aircraft carrier

Wednesday, June 8th 2011, 22:34

China has officially confirmed that it is building its first ever aircraft carrier, the centrepiece for an expanding naval force.
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Verdict in Mongolian herder case

Wednesday, June 8th 2011, 14:04
related countries: Mongolia Mongolia

A Chinese coalmine worker is sentenced to death for killing an ethnic Mongolian herder, in a case that sparked Inner Mongolia's worst unrest in many years.
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China aircraft carrier confirmed

Wednesday, June 8th 2011, 12:06

A top Chinese military official confirms that Beijing is building an aircraft carrier, in the first official acknowledgement of the ship's existence.
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Wednesday, June 8th 2011, 10:27

China's building of aircraft carrier heralds power shift
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BYD gets China listing approval

Wednesday, June 8th 2011, 6:38

Chinese car maker BYD's expansion plans receive a big boost as its bid to list on Shenzen Stock Exchange is approved.
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China in rare earth restructuring

Wednesday, June 8th 2011, 6:11

China restructures its rare earth industry in the region of Inner Mongolia, allowing only one company to continue to operate there.
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China ends wind power subsidies

Wednesday, June 8th 2011, 2:16

China has agreed to halt subsidies to wind power manufacturers that violate World Trade Organization (WTO) rules.
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VIDEO: China floods force thousands to flee

Wednesday, June 8th 2011, 1:08

Tens of thousands of people have been forced to flee their homes in southwest China after days of flooding caused by heavy rains.
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China's super-rich

Tuesday, June 7th 2011, 23:08

Who are the billionaires driving China's economic miracle?
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China executes hit-and-run killer

Tuesday, June 7th 2011, 10:11

A 21-year-old Chinese music student is executed in China, after being convicted of stabbing a woman to death in an attempt to cover up a traffic accident.
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Fatal China floods follow drought

Tuesday, June 7th 2011, 4:09
related places: Guizhou

At least 14 people are killed by raging flood waters in southern China's Guizhou province, following months of crop-destroying drought.
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VIDEO: China floods force 60,000 to move

Tuesday, June 7th 2011, 1:34

More than 60,000 people have been evacuated from their homes in central and southern China after continuous downpours caused heavy flooding.
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Li Na win prompts call for reform

Monday, June 6th 2011, 11:26
related countries: France France

China's top tennis official calls for reforms to the country's state-run sports system following the success of Li Na at the French Open this weekend.
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China threat to EU airline scheme

Monday, June 6th 2011, 10:58

China threatens legal action against the EU for the emissions trading scheme it is planning to introduce for airlines next year.
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Vietnam protests over S China Sea

Sunday, June 5th 2011, 14:53
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam
related places: Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City

Hundreds of Vietnamese turn out in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to protest against Chinese naval operations in the disputed South China Sea.
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Hong Kong vigil marks Tiananmen

Saturday, June 4th 2011, 22:04
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong
related places: Beijing

Tens of thousands of people in Hong Kong attend a candlelight vigil to mark the 22nd anniversary of the Tiananmen crackdown in Beijing.
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Li hails 'dream' French Open win

Saturday, June 4th 2011, 18:37
related countries: France France

Li Na describes becoming China's first Grand Slam champion as "a dream come true" after her French Open final win over Francesca Schiavone.
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China's Li wins French Open title

Saturday, June 4th 2011, 15:07
related countries: France France

Li Na powers past Francesca Schiavone in straight sets to secure the French Open crown and China's first Grand Slam singles title.
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French Open final live - Schiavone v Li

Saturday, June 4th 2011, 12:33
related countries: France France, Italy Italy

Li Na beats defending champion Francesca Schiavone in the French Open final to become the first Chinese player to win a Grand Slam singles title.
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Life underground

Saturday, June 4th 2011, 11:00
related places: Beijing

Where home is an old air raid shelter for Beijing's poor
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VIDEO: Chinese teen 'sells kidney for iPad'

Friday, June 3rd 2011, 15:47

A 17-year-old Chinese boy has sold one of his kidneys in order to buy an iPhone and iPad, according to local media reports.
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Chinese boy 'sells kidney for iPad'

Friday, June 3rd 2011, 13:08

A 17-year-old boy from China has sold one of his kidneys over the internet in order to buy an iPad 2, Chinese media report.
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FBI to probe 'China e-mail hack'

Friday, June 3rd 2011, 10:24
related countries: United States United States

The FBI is investigating "serious" allegations that hackers in China breached personal e-mail of top US officials, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says.
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China rejects Gmail spying claims

Thursday, June 2nd 2011, 9:37
related countries: United States United States

China rejects allegations of involvement in a cyber-spying campaign targeting the Gmail accounts of top US officials, military personnel and journalists.
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Royal Academy honours Ai Weiwei

Thursday, June 2nd 2011, 7:38
related countries: Denmark Denmark, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Detained Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei has been made an honorary member of Britain's Royal Academy along with Danish painter Per Kirkeby.
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VIDEO: Gmail users hit by 'Chinese hackers'

Thursday, June 2nd 2011, 5:09
related countries: United States United States

Google believes Chinese hackers have tried to access the Gmail accounts of hundreds of users, including US government officials, and Chinese journalists.
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US 'not keen to hold down China'

Thursday, June 2nd 2011, 4:15
related countries: United States United States

The US is not trying to hold China down or block its role as a global power, US Defence Secretary Robert Gates says ahead of strategic talks.
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Lenovo buys German vendor Medion

Thursday, June 2nd 2011, 3:32
related countries: Germany Germany

Chinese PC maker Lenovo agrees to buy German electronics retailer Medion in a bid to boost its market share in Europe.
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'China hackers' hit Google e-mail

Wednesday, June 1st 2011, 23:01
related countries: United States United States

Hackers in China have compromised personal e-mail accounts of top US officials, military personnel and journalists, Google says.
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China factories in credit squeeze

Wednesday, June 1st 2011, 5:49

China's manufacturers are starting to feel the effects of the government's policy to reduce credit-fuelled growth in the country.
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China warns over Mongolian unrest

Tuesday, May 31st 2011, 11:43
related countries: Mongolia Mongolia

Chinese officials say foreigners are stirring up trouble in Inner Mongolia, which has seen large protests by ethnic Mongolians in recent days.
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China ups industrial power prices

Tuesday, May 31st 2011, 3:30

China raises electricity prices for non-residential users, as the government grapples with a shortage of power.
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Poisoning shuts China factories

Monday, May 30th 2011, 14:36

China detains more than 70 people after adults and children fall ill with possible lead poisoning from battery factories.
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Lagarde in IMF charm offensive

Monday, May 30th 2011, 14:01
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Christine Lagarde plans to visit China, India and Brazil to drum up support for her bid to head the International Monetary Fund.
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China clampdown in Inner Mongolia

Monday, May 30th 2011, 11:34

Chinese police reportedly step up security across China's northern Inner Mongolia province amid fears of unrest by ethnic Mongolians.
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Yuan at record high versus dollar

Monday, May 30th 2011, 6:32
related countries: United States United States

The yuan hits a record high against the US dollar as the US Treasury department says the Chinese currency is not manipulated.
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Vietnam accuses China in seas row

Monday, May 30th 2011, 6:09
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

Vietnam accuses China of deliberately cutting ship cables in an escalating maritime territorial dispute in the South China Sea.
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RBS launches China joint venture

Sunday, May 29th 2011, 16:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Royal Bank of Scotland launches a securities joint venture in China
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North Korea releases US detainee

Saturday, May 28th 2011, 6:11
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

A US man detained in North Korea for six months is released and leaves for China with a US government delegation.
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US House blocks China defence bid

Friday, May 27th 2011, 7:37
related countries: United States United States

Lawmakers in the US House of Representatives vote to bar Chinese defence firms from receiving Pentagon contracts.
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N Korea leader's China trip ends

Friday, May 27th 2011, 4:48
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Chinese and North Korean state media confirm that the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-il, has been visiting China.
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China's Alipay gets bank licence

Friday, May 27th 2011, 3:04

Alipay, the online payments firm at the centre of a dispute with Yahoo, receives a licence from China's central bank.
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China explosions leave two dead

Thursday, May 26th 2011, 11:10
related places: Jiangxi

Near-simultaneous explosions hit government buildings in eastern China's Jiangxi province, state media say, killing two people and injuring six others.
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Retirement planning 'is lacking'

Thursday, May 26th 2011, 10:08
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Some 39% of UK people have a financial plan to save for their retirement - far fewer than people in Malaysia and China, a report suggests.
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Kim Jong-il 'in Beijing summit'

Wednesday, May 25th 2011, 10:17
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Beijing

North Korean leader Kim Jong-il is reported to be in Beijing to meet Chinese President Hu Jintao, as the North faces a food shortage.
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China 'to limit death sentences'

Wednesday, May 25th 2011, 8:45

China has apparently introduced steps to cut the number of criminals it executes, ordering courts to suspend death sentences where possible.
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