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VIDEO: How are social media sites changing China?

Friday, August 31st 2012, 23:27
related places: Weibo

BBC Monitoring's Qiang Zhang explains how social media websites such as Weibo, Renren and YouKu are changing the way news is made and consumed in China.
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Robson knocks Li out of US Open

Friday, August 31st 2012, 21:47
related countries: United States United States

Britain's Laura Robson reaches the fourth round of the US Open with a 6-4 6-7 (5-7) 6-2 win over Li Na of China.
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China activist Wang Xiaoning free

Friday, August 31st 2012, 4:13
related countries: United States United States

A Chinese dissident convicted of subversion charges with the help of evidence provided by US internet giant Yahoo is released from jail.
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US man admits China spy attempt

Friday, August 31st 2012, 3:55
related countries: United States United States

A US man who worked as a guard at a US consulate in China admits trying to sell secret information to the Chinese government.
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Bid to save trapped China miners

Friday, August 31st 2012, 2:46

Rescuers struggle to reach 10 men trapped in a coal mine following a gas explosion in south-west China as the death toll rises to 37.
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China in $3.5bn deal with Airbus

Thursday, August 30th 2012, 6:57

China agrees to buy 50 Airbus planes worth $3.5bn (£2.2bn), as part of a slew of trade deals signed by Angela Merkel at the start of a visit to China.
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China mine blast kills workers

Thursday, August 30th 2012, 6:01

A gas explosion at a coal mine in south-west China has killed 19 people and left 28 trapped underground, state media say.
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Chinese factories turn to Bangladesh

Wednesday, August 29th 2012, 22:04
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Chinese factories turn to Bangladesh as labour costs rise
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VIDEO: The secret behind Ukraine's success

Wednesday, August 29th 2012, 13:04
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine finished fourth in the medal table at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. Why have they made such an impact so quickly?
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China official 'fled with money'

Wednesday, August 29th 2012, 7:44

A former top official of a city in northeast China has fled the country - reportedly with millions of dollars, Chinese reports say.
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VIDEO: Paralympics changing attitudes in China

Wednesday, August 29th 2012, 6:56
related countries: United States United States

The 2012 Olympic Games saw China finish second behind the US, if Chinese athletes perform as well in the Paralympic Games it could help change attitudes towards disabled people in China.
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Japan and North Korea renew talks

Wednesday, August 29th 2012, 3:31
related countries: Japan Japan, North Korea North Korea
related places: Beijing

Government officials from Japan and North Korea meet in Beijing for their first direct talks in four years.
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HK regulator in China secrecy row

Wednesday, August 29th 2012, 3:08
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Hong Kong's financial market regulator is taking Ernst and Young to court, to force it to reveal information on a former China-based client.
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VIDEO: Typhoon Bolaven hits Korean peninsula

Tuesday, August 28th 2012, 9:52
related countries: South Korea South Korea

Typhoon Bolaven has left at least nine people dead and several others missing on the Korean peninsula.
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China fishermen killed in typhoon

Tuesday, August 28th 2012, 9:27
related countries: South Korea South Korea

At least five Chinese fishermen are killed and 10 others are missing after their boats capsize as Typhoon Bolaven hit South Korea, officials say.
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Japan urges probe on flag attack

Tuesday, August 28th 2012, 6:29
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Beijing

Japan calls an incident in which an unknown man ripped the flag off a car carrying its ambassador in Beijing "very regrettable".
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Carmaker BYD profits plunge 94%

Tuesday, August 28th 2012, 2:02

Chinese car and battery maker BYD, posts a 94% drop in earnings for the first half of the year.
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Flag ripped off Japan envoy's car

Monday, August 27th 2012, 15:15
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Beijing

An assailant has snapped the flag off the car of Japan's envoy to Beijing, amid heightened tension caused by a dispute over a small island group.
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China's economic conundrum

Monday, August 27th 2012, 12:13

China faces a dilemma ahead of leadership change
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Profits dip at Chinese industries

Monday, August 27th 2012, 5:08

China's industrial firms see a dip in profits for the fourth successive month, adding to fears about a sharp slowdown in China's economy.
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China bus crash leaves 36 dead

Sunday, August 26th 2012, 4:52

At least 36 people die after a sleeper bus collides with a methane-laden tanker in northern China, state-run media say.
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Angola deports China 'gangsters'

Saturday, August 25th 2012, 14:46
related countries: Angola Angola

Angola extradites 37 Chinese nationals accused of targeting other Chinese with kidnappings, armed robberies, extortion and prostitution rings.
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In pictures: China bridge collapse

Friday, August 24th 2012, 8:34

Multi-million dollar bridge collapses in northeast China.
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China 'forces Burma refugees out'

Friday, August 24th 2012, 8:02
related countries: Burma Burma

A human rights group says China is forcing Kachin refugees fleeing conflict in northern Burma to return.
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China bridge collapse kills three

Friday, August 24th 2012, 6:59

A section of a multi-million dollar bridge in China that opened in November has collapsed, leaving three people dead, state media say.
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VIDEO: Kites used to monitor Beijing pollution

Friday, August 24th 2012, 4:37
related countries: United States United States
related places: Beijing

Two students from the US are trying to raise awareness of pollution by conducting workshops for Beijing residents on how to build air quality sensors.
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NZ 'runaway millionaire' jailed

Friday, August 24th 2012, 1:47
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

A New Zealand man who fled to China with millions of dollars accidentally credited to his bank account is sent to jail while his former girlfriend gets home detention.
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Anger at Olympic 'cover-up'

Thursday, August 23rd 2012, 14:07

Chinese feel duped over coverage of Liu Xiang's Olympic agony
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China manufacturing falls further

Thursday, August 23rd 2012, 5:58

China's manufacturing activity fell to a nine-month low in August, according to a preliminary HSBC survey.
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Chemical weapons 'excuse for US'

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012, 20:31
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

Chinese state media accuse US President Barack Obama of planning to use Syria's chemical weapons as an excuse for intervening militarily.
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Japan exports fall on weak demand

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012, 7:21
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan reports a wider-than-expected trade deficit in July, as slowing demand from China and Europe weighs on exports.
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Foxconn improves work conditions

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012, 2:33
related countries: United States United States

Foxconn, Apple's main manufacturer in China, is improving working hours and conditions, says the US-based Fair Labour Association (FLA).
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VIDEO: China's rich seek overseas residency

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012, 2:30

More and more Chinese millionaires are securing foreign residency rights amid uncertainty back home
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Rich Chinese seeking overseas residency

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012, 0:12

Why Chinese millionaires are buying foreign residency
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China online firms merger backed

Tuesday, August 21st 2012, 2:48

Shareholders of China's online video firms, Youku and Tudou, approve their plan to merge and create the biggest online video firm in China.
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Gu Kailai jailed for China murder

Monday, August 20th 2012, 10:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The wife of disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai is jailed and given a suspended death sentence for the murder of British businessman Neil Heywood.
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VIDEO: Gu Kailai jailed over Heywood murder

Monday, August 20th 2012, 5:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Heywood

Gu Kailai the wife of disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai has been given a suspended death sentence for the murder of British businessman Neil Heywood.
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Rate cuts lift China home prices

Monday, August 20th 2012, 4:12

Property prices in China rise in July amid cuts in borrowing costs and after some local governments ease restrictions on purchases.
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Anti-Japan protests across China

Sunday, August 19th 2012, 17:25
related countries: Japan Japan

Anti-Japanese protests take place in cities across China after Japanese nationalists raised their country's flag on disputed islands.
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VIDEO: Anti-Japan protests across China

Sunday, August 19th 2012, 15:03
related countries: Japan Japan

Anti-Japanese protests take place in cities across China after Japanese nationalists raised their country's flag on disputed islands.
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VIDEO: Japanese land on disputed island

Sunday, August 19th 2012, 9:47
related countries: Japan Japan

At least 10 Japanese nationalist activists have landed on a group of disputed islands, amid an escalating territorial row with China.
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Japanese land on disputed island

Sunday, August 19th 2012, 8:16
related countries: Japan Japan

Japanese nationalist activists land on one of a group of disputed islands in the East China Sea, triggering new street protests in China.
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Japan deports island activists

Friday, August 17th 2012, 11:02
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan deports seven of 14 activists who sailed to disputed islands from Hong Kong, with the rest to head back by boat, Japanese officials say.
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China leader meets Kim's uncle

Friday, August 17th 2012, 6:46
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The influential uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un meets Chinese President Hu Jintao, China's state-run media say.
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Date set for Gu Kailai verdict

Friday, August 17th 2012, 4:53

The verdict in the trial of Bo Xilai's wife Gu Kailai for the murder of UK businessman Neil Heywood will be delivered on Monday, Chinese officials say.
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China eyes African Barrick stake

Friday, August 17th 2012, 3:35

China National Gold holds preliminary talks to buy a stake in African Barrick Gold, one of Africa's largest gold miners.
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VIDEO: Boy gets head stuck in balcony

Thursday, August 16th 2012, 15:21

Firefighters in China had to use hydraulic spreading pliers to free a young boy's face from between two stone pillars on a balcony in China.
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Chinese game giant grows abroad

Thursday, August 16th 2012, 13:38

China's biggest video games publisher, Tencent, targets overseas markets
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Activists quizzed amid island row

Thursday, August 16th 2012, 11:00
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Okinawa

Japanese police question a group of activists who landed on disputed islands, amid reports that Tokyo could deport them.
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China Mobile posts weaker profits

Thursday, August 16th 2012, 10:05

Shares in China Mobile, the world's biggest phone carrier, fall more than 5% after intensifying competition hits the firm's profits.
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China's growth 'under pressure'

Thursday, August 16th 2012, 2:45

China's Premier Wen Jiabao warns that the country's economy is under pressure and that it is facing problems that may last for some time.
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VIDEO: China's Silk Road city transformed

Thursday, August 16th 2012, 1:14

The historic city of Kashgar in China, which stands on the Silk Road, is experiencing its biggest economic boom in living memory, but ethnic tensions remain.
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Will development bring stability to Kashgar?

Wednesday, August 15th 2012, 23:05

Will development bring peace to restive Chinese city?
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Japan arrests group in island row

Wednesday, August 15th 2012, 16:57
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong, Japan Japan

Japanese police arrested 14 pro-China activists who landed on disputed islands known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China, reports say.
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VIDEO: Goodness gracious Great Wall of China

Wednesday, August 15th 2012, 16:24
related countries: Germany Germany

German pianist Stefan Aaron hoisted his bright orange piano onto the Great Wall of China with the help of eight men.
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VIDEO: Two killed in China road collapse

Wednesday, August 15th 2012, 11:43
related places: Harbin

Two people have been killed after a road collapsed in China's northeastern city of Harbin.
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From China to Albania, via Guantanamo

Tuesday, August 14th 2012, 23:52
related countries: Albania Albania

Jailed in Guantanamo, born in China, now a chef in Albania
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China signs deal with North Korea

Tuesday, August 14th 2012, 12:24
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Beijing

China says it has signed agreements stepping up economic co-operation with North Korea during a visit to Beijing by a senior Pyongyang official.
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China 'fugitive killer' shot dead

Tuesday, August 14th 2012, 11:16
related places: Chongqing

A suspected armed robber accused of killing at least nine people since 2004 is shot dead by police in China's Chongqing, state-run media say.
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China hosts aide to Syria's Assad

Tuesday, August 14th 2012, 8:32
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Aleppo, Damascus

A senior aide to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad has flown to China for talks, officials say, amid continuing violence in Damascus and Aleppo.
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China in hunt for 'bank killer'

Monday, August 13th 2012, 9:34

China launches a "massive manhunt" for an armed robber accused of killing at least nine people since 2004, state-run media report.
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US restore medals table dominance

Sunday, August 12th 2012, 10:04
related countries: United States United States
related places: Beijing

The United States put aside the frustration of Beijing in 2008 to push China into second in the medals table
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VIDEO: Typhoon floods hit Chinese city

Sunday, August 12th 2012, 9:26
related places: Jingdezhen

Thousands of homes have been evacuated after typhoon floods hit the eastern Chinese city of Jingdezhen.
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Gu Kailai 'admits Heywood murder'

Saturday, August 11th 2012, 7:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Heywood

Gu Kailai admits murdering British businessman Neil Heywood and blames her actions on a mental breakdown, Chinese state media report.
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Police 'admit Heywood cover-up'

Friday, August 10th 2012, 13:36

A court official says four police officers have admitted covering up the murder of Briton Neil Heywood in China, a day after the wife of a former top politician was tried for the killing.
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Accounts emerge of Heywood trial

Friday, August 10th 2012, 11:30

Sources inside Chinese court shed light on sensational trial
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China export growth slows sharply

Friday, August 10th 2012, 4:44

China's export and import growth slowed sharply in July, raising fears about the strength of the world's second-largest economy.
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China in Taiwan investment pact

Friday, August 10th 2012, 1:26
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

China and Taiwan have signed an investment protection deal in a bid to allay fears over Taiwanese firms of doing business in China.
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'Kidney for iPad' trial begins

Thursday, August 9th 2012, 23:21

Five people go on trial in central China for illegal organ trading and intentional injury, after a student sold his kidney to buy an iPad and iPhone.
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VIDEO: Chinese murder trial ends swiftly

Thursday, August 9th 2012, 21:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The murder trial of the wife of a prominent Chinese politician, who is accused of killing a British businessman, has ended after one day.
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Jones claims Britain's 25th gold

Thursday, August 9th 2012, 21:54
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Teenager Jade Jones wins Great Britain's 25th gold medal of the Games as she beats China's Yuzhuo Hou.
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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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