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China increases fuel prices again

Tuesday, March 20th 2012, 3:47

China raises the price of petrol by about 6% and diesel about 7% for the second time in 2012, as it seeks to off-set the rising cost of crude oil.
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VIDEO: Panda poo tea unveiled in China

Monday, March 19th 2012, 18:33

Will a Chinese tea grown using panda poo as fertiliser prove to be a delicacy, or publicity stunt?
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Jail term for China palace thief

Monday, March 19th 2012, 10:20
related places: Beijing

A Chinese man has been sentenced to 13 years in prison for stealing nine pieces of art from the Forbidden City in Beijing.
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Lagarde says China must reform

Monday, March 19th 2012, 6:07

International Monetary Fund (IMF) head Christine Lagarde says China must stop its economy being too dependent on exports and investment.
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China home prices continue slide

Monday, March 19th 2012, 1:41

Property prices in most Chinese cities fall for a fifth consecutive month, as government policies to curb speculation in the market show results.
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China 'concern' at N Korea rocket

Saturday, March 17th 2012, 13:39
related countries: North Korea North Korea

China expresses its concern over North Korea's plans to launch a rocket-mounted satellite, joining international criticism.
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The biggest ghost town in China

Saturday, March 17th 2012, 11:51

The ghost town where China's housing bubble has burst
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Apple factory radio show 'lied'

Friday, March 16th 2012, 20:43
related countries: United States United States
related places: Apple

The producers of a hit US radio show that criticised working conditions at Apple's Chinese suppliers admit the show contained fabrications.
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China microblog rules take effect

Friday, March 16th 2012, 16:44

Millions of microblog users in China face new registration rules, as authorities try to prevent the spread of what they call "unfounded" rumours.
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China detains UK bank employee

Friday, March 16th 2012, 7:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A Standard Chartered Bank employee is detained by Chinese authorities as part of a probe against one of her clients.
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VIDEO: Long hours for China's iPad makers

Friday, March 16th 2012, 3:18

Workers who make iPad parts in one factory in China say that low wages mean they have little choice but to work excessively long hours.
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Bo Xilai's life in the fast lane

Thursday, March 15th 2012, 20:20

Flamboyant high-flier in China forced out of the fast lane
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Rights groups urge Syria unity

Thursday, March 15th 2012, 17:44
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

A coalition of 200 rights and aid groups urge Russia and China to back UN action against Syria, on the anniversary of the start of the uprising there.
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Bo Xilai: How social and state media reacted

Thursday, March 15th 2012, 15:18

China's state and social media react to the sacking of Bo Xilai
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Leading Chinese politician sacked

Thursday, March 15th 2012, 11:26
related places: Chongqing, Xinhua

One of China's best-known politicians and likely leadership candidates Bo Xilai is removed from his post as a party chief, the state news agency reports, following a scandal.
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VIDEO: Ancient skulls stun scientists

Thursday, March 15th 2012, 9:26

Researchers have discovered human skulls and bones from southern China which were of people that looked look quite different to us.
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China Mobile profits rise in 2011

Thursday, March 15th 2012, 7:44

Profits at China Mobile, the world's largest mobile operator by subscribers, rise 5% in 2011, as its customers downloaded more games and video.
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VIDEO: The single TV informing China's poor

Thursday, March 15th 2012, 0:07
related places: Beijing

China's Premier Wen Jiabao has delivered a swansong speech, in which he said he may invite some of his critics for face-to-face talks. Some of those critics - also among China's poor - had gathered from all over the country to watch the event on a si
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Tibetans protest in western China

Wednesday, March 14th 2012, 20:26
related places: Qinghai

Several hundred Tibetans have protested against Chinese rule in the western province of Qinghai after a monk there set himself alight, rights groups say.
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Human fossils hint at new species

Wednesday, March 14th 2012, 15:19

The remains of what may be a previously unknown human species living just 11,500 years ago are identified in southern China, although the science team behind the discovery is stopping short of a formal classification.
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Doobie Brother Hossack dies at 65

Wednesday, March 14th 2012, 11:44

Doobie Brothers drummer Michael Hossack, who played on the hit songs Listen To The Music and China Grove, dies of cancer aged 65.
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China's Wen says 'reforms urgent'

Wednesday, March 14th 2012, 9:03

Premier Wen Jiabao says China must press on with reforms, speaking after the last parliament session before a leadership change.
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China to allow freer yuan trade

Wednesday, March 14th 2012, 6:34

China says it will allow the yuan to float more freely as part of its efforts to reform its currency policy.
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China faces rare earth trade case

Tuesday, March 13th 2012, 17:40
related countries: United States United States

The US, EU and Japan file a landmark trade case against China over export of rare earths, which are critical to the manufacture of high-tech products.
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China backs Japan $10bn bond buy

Tuesday, March 13th 2012, 7:26
related countries: Japan Japan

China gives Japan the go ahead to buy $10bn (£6bn) of government bonds as it tries to make the yuan more international.
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China online firms in $1bn merger

Tuesday, March 13th 2012, 1:49

China's two largest online video companies Youku and Tudou agree to merge in a bid to cut costs and boost their market share.
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China's leaders jockey for top posts

Tuesday, March 13th 2012, 1:06

China's leaders jockey for top posts behind closed doors
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Vietnam sends monks to Spratlys

Monday, March 12th 2012, 16:54

Vietnam is sending six Buddhist monks to re-establish abandoned temples on islands that are the subject of a bitter territorial dispute with China.
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VIDEO: China's vegetable medley

Monday, March 12th 2012, 16:24
related places: Beijing

Two brothers in Beijing are playing music ranging from traditional Chinese songs to western pop on instruments made entirely from vegetables.
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'China Twitter' nears ID deadline

Monday, March 12th 2012, 12:50

China's Sina Weibo microblog says less than two-thirds of its account holders will register their details ahead of a state-imposed deadline.
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China's death row TV hit

Monday, March 12th 2012, 12:14

China's ratings hit - murderers' last interviews before execution
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Railway line 'collapses' in China

Monday, March 12th 2012, 9:31
related places: Hubei

A newly built section of a high-speed rail line has collapsed in China's central Hubei province following heavy rain, state media reports.
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VIDEO: China politicians at annual session

Monday, March 12th 2012, 5:00

China's politicians have begun campaigning at the national annual parliamentary session, ahead of the political reshuffle that will see a change in its top figures later this year.
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Australia tourism targets China

Monday, March 12th 2012, 4:30

Australia says it plans to target China's rapidly growing second-tier cities to boost tourism revenue, based on research findings.
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China reports large trade deficit

Monday, March 12th 2012, 3:28

China posts its largest trade deficit in at least a decade after imports of commodities jump as firms build up supplies.
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China trafficking victims rescued

Sunday, March 11th 2012, 5:39

Chinese police rescued more than 24,000 abducted women and children across the country in 2011, a new government report reveals.
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Beauties and brands at China's parliament

Saturday, March 10th 2012, 2:13

Beauties and brands make waves at China's parliament
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China censors 'hit social media'

Friday, March 9th 2012, 16:55
related countries: United States United States

A US study provides the most detailed analysis to date of how China censors microblogs and other internet services.
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China 'crackdown on dissidents'

Friday, March 9th 2012, 14:37

A prominent Chinese rights group says conditions are deteriorating for dissidents in China, with thousands detained over the past year.
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Bo Xilai speaks on deputy scandal

Friday, March 9th 2012, 8:05
related countries: United States United States
related places: Chongqing

Chongqing leader Bo Xilai speaks out on deputy Wang Lijun's US consulate scandal, as China's parliament meets.
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China inflation at 20-month low

Friday, March 9th 2012, 4:52

Consumer price inflation in China falls to a 20-month low as food price rises ease, giving policymakers room to stimulate growth.
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US report: China cyberwar a risk

Friday, March 9th 2012, 3:53
related countries: United States United States

China's cyber warfare skills pose a threat to the United States military in the event of a conflict, says a report for the US Congress.
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Ecuador Indians in mining protest

Thursday, March 8th 2012, 20:49
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador
related places: Quito

Indigenous Ecuadoreans march against a major Chinese mining project in the Amazon, while government supporters stage a counter-protest.
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China 'bars Airbus deals' on levy

Thursday, March 8th 2012, 18:25
related places: Beijing

Beijing is blocking purchases of Airbus planes by Chinese firms over a disputed European carbon levy, says the head of Airbus's parent company, EADS.
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China leader absent from meeting

Thursday, March 8th 2012, 11:24

Speculation about the make-up of China's next group of top leaders intensifies after high-profile politician Bo Xilai appears to miss a key meeting.
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China unveils new detention law

Thursday, March 8th 2012, 8:47
related places: Beijing

China's parliament unveils new legislation on police powers to detain dissidents, on the fourth day of the National People's Congress in Beijing.
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VIDEO: China 'hole' building divides opinion

Wednesday, March 7th 2012, 19:20
related places: Guangzhou

A building with a hole in its centre is dividing public opinion in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou.
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China warns on Tibet immolations

Wednesday, March 7th 2012, 9:24

A Chinese official says self-immolations in Tibet will not disrupt regional development, as state media confirm the death of a woman in Gansu province.
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US and N Korea in food aid talks

Wednesday, March 7th 2012, 3:43
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States
related places: Beijing, Pyongyang

US envoys are meeting North Korean officials in Beijing to finalise details of a food aid deal aimed at halting Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions.
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Goldman Sachs posts loss in Asia

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 6:24
related countries: United States United States
related places: Asia

US investment bank Goldman Sachs posts a loss in Asia, the first since 2008, following declines in the Chinese stock market
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Tibet teen dies in China protest

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 6:21

A young Tibetan teenager burns himself to death in China, rights groups say, becoming the third such reported case this week.
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Senate votes to keep China duties

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 1:40
related countries: United States United States, Vietnam Vietnam
related places: Washington

The US Senate votes to uphold Washington's ability to impose duties on subsidised goods from China and Vietnam.
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VIDEO: 'Beaten up for land' in communist China

Monday, March 5th 2012, 14:00

Damian Grammaticas reports on one man's story of alleged bullying and corruption by local Communist Party officials and the police.
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Tate buys Ai Weiwei's seeds work

Monday, March 5th 2012, 13:16

Tate Modern buys part of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei's sunflower seeds installation with plans to display it in a conical structure.
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Tibetan women in self-immolation

Monday, March 5th 2012, 12:56
related places: Beijing

Two Tibetan women have died in separate incidents of self-immolation in Western China, Tibetan rights activists and exiles say.
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VIDEO: China's investment in Ghana is 'very welcome'

Monday, March 5th 2012, 11:53
related countries: Ghana Ghana

Ghanaian presidential candidate Nana Akufo-Addo tells HARDtalk why he believes the Chinese have a healthy interest in Ghana.
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China begins parliament session

Monday, March 5th 2012, 9:15
related places: Beijing

China's premier opens the last parliament session before a leadership change with a wide-ranging speech on the economy, land rights and the military.
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China faces to watch

Monday, March 5th 2012, 1:03

Get to know China's next generation of leaders
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China protest village elects head

Saturday, March 3rd 2012, 15:45
related places: Wukan

Thousands turn out to elect a new leader for a Chinese village that staged a high-profile revolt over perceived local corruption.
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US 'busts major smuggling rings'

Saturday, March 3rd 2012, 0:23
related countries: Philippines Philippines, United States United States, Taiwan Taiwan

The US authorities say they have smashed several major smuggling rings bringing fake goods to the US from China, Taiwan and the Philippines.
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China cities 'will miss air mark'

Friday, March 2nd 2012, 9:46

Two-thirds of China's cities will fail to meet new air quality standards, a senior Chinese environment official says.
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VIDEO: Elections in China protest village

Thursday, March 1st 2012, 22:33

Elections are due to take place in a village in southern China where protests took place 3 months ago
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Tibet grip tightens for congress

Thursday, March 1st 2012, 8:46

Tibet's Communist Party chief orders tight control over the internet and mobile phones ahead of the annual Chinese parliamentary session.
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China, Manila trade words on sea

Thursday, March 1st 2012, 7:45
related countries: Philippines Philippines

China and the Philippines trade barbs amid a rumbling row over exploration in disputed areas in the South China Sea.
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Chinese manufacturing sees growth

Thursday, March 1st 2012, 3:54

China's manufacturing expanded in February, a survey suggests, easing concerns about a slowdown in its economy.
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VIDEO: Anger over China bear bile farms

Thursday, March 1st 2012, 3:40

Animal welfare groups are stepping up their efforts to stop bears being farmed for their bile, a popular ingredient in traditional Chinese medicine.
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Anger over China's bear bile farms

Thursday, March 1st 2012, 1:29

Anger in China over bears milked for medicine
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Syria 'humanitarian' vote pressed

Wednesday, February 29th 2012, 12:56
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Beijing

A new resolution is being drawn up at the United Nations to focus on humanitarian aid for Syria, in the hope both China and Russia will give support.
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Chinese duo held for bridge theft

Wednesday, February 29th 2012, 8:50

Two men are arrested in China on suspicion of stealing a 17.5m-long historic, century-old bridge, Chinese media reports.
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Twelve dead in Xinjiang violence

Wednesday, February 29th 2012, 5:12
related places: Xinjiang

Chinese state media says 12 people have died in riots near the city of Kashgar in Xinjiang province, a region hit by riots in 2009.
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China plant blast leaves 13 dead

Tuesday, February 28th 2012, 9:21
related places: Hebei

An explosion occurs at a chemical factory in China's Hebei province, killing at least 13 people and injuring many more.
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Could Africa save China's tigers?

Tuesday, February 28th 2012, 9:10

Endangered tigers transported thousands of miles
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Japan seeks stronger coast guard

Tuesday, February 28th 2012, 6:12
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's cabinet approves bills to enhance coast guard powers, amid rumbling maritime disputes with China.
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S Korea in resolution on refugees

Tuesday, February 28th 2012, 3:53
related countries: North Korea North Korea

South Korea's parliament passes a resolution demanding that China stops the repatriation of North Korean refugees.
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Monday, February 27th 2012, 23:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The severe winters experienced in the UK and other areas of Europe, North America and China in the past few years could be linked to the melting of Arctic sea ice.
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China architect wins top accolade

Monday, February 27th 2012, 19:47

Chinese architect Wang Shu has won this year's Pritzker Architecture Prize - the first Chinese citizen to be selected, the jury announced.
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China to reform one-child slogans

Monday, February 27th 2012, 18:33

China is to overhaul the sometimes threatening slogans used to enforce its one-child policy, the authorities announce.
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China 'needs free-market reforms'

Monday, February 27th 2012, 10:52

China needs to embrace fundamental free-market reforms if its economy is to continue to grow at its current pace, says the World Bank.
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China condemns US Syria critique

Monday, February 27th 2012, 8:20
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Beijing

China hits out at US criticism over Syria, with the official Communist Party newspaper describes it as "super arrogant".
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UAE tries to tempt Chinese tourists

Sunday, February 26th 2012, 16:56

Spreading the word about holidays in the Gulf
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'Chinese' bombard Obama webpage

Saturday, February 25th 2012, 20:13

President Obama's 2012 election campaign page on Google+ is flooded with messages in Chinese after local restrictions are removed.
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Chinese official warns Tibetans

Friday, February 24th 2012, 13:10

A Communist Party official warns Tibetans in an area at the centre of recent anti-China protests to oppose separatism and obey the law.
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China debates death for fraud

Friday, February 24th 2012, 1:44

Debate over sentence for Chinese entrepreneur
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Apple wins iPad dispute in China

Thursday, February 23rd 2012, 15:56

Apple can for now continue to sell the iPad tablet in Shanghai after a court ruling over naming rights is suspended on Thursday.
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US and N Korea in nuclear talks

Thursday, February 23rd 2012, 2:41
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States
related places: Beijing, Pyongyang

US and North Korean officials are meeting in Beijing for the first talks on Pyongyang's nuclear programme since the death of Kim Jong-il.
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South Sudan expels oil firm boss

Wednesday, February 22nd 2012, 18:50
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia, Sudan Sudan
related places: Khartoum

South Sudan expels the head of a Chinese and Malaysian-owned oil firm following its investigation into Khartoum's "theft" of oil worth $815m (£518m).
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VIDEO: Apple iPad hearing begins in China

Wednesday, February 22nd 2012, 18:26

A Chinese company is fighting Apple Inc over its use of the iPad trademark in China.
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China upset over Japan comments

Wednesday, February 22nd 2012, 14:38
related countries: Japan Japan

China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs lodges an official complaint with Japan after a politician claimed the Nanjing Massacre of 1937-38 never occurred.
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Share surge for Alibaba.com

Wednesday, February 22nd 2012, 8:54

Shares in popular Chinese e-commerce site Alibaba.com rise 43% after its parent group announces plans to take the firm private.
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S Korea urges China on refugees

Wednesday, February 22nd 2012, 5:32
related countries: North Korea North Korea

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak asks China to deal with North Korean refugees "in accordance with international rules".
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VIDEO: Inside Apple's factory in China

Tuesday, February 21st 2012, 21:49

ABC presenter Bill Weir has been granted exclusive access to a factory in China run by Foxconn, one of the biggest suppliers for software giant Apple.
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China carmaker opens Europe plant

Tuesday, February 21st 2012, 21:44

Great Wall Motor becomes the first Chinese carmaker to open an assembly plant in Europe as it aims to lift sales in the region.
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Chinese fossil forest unearthed

Tuesday, February 21st 2012, 16:54

Researchers discover a forest in northern China that was preserved in volcanic ash following an eruption 300,000 years ago.
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Countries oppose CO2 tax on jets

Tuesday, February 21st 2012, 13:54
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Moscow

China, the US and other countries opposed to a new EU carbon tax on airlines meet in Moscow to consider possible retaliation.
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Alibaba profits hit by export dip

Tuesday, February 21st 2012, 11:52

Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba sees a fall in fourth-quarter profits, the first in two years as the world economic downturn hits exports.
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