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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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Cisco rejects Falun Gong lawsuit

Tuesday, May 24th 2011, 6:08

Cisco Systems rejects a Falun Gong lawsuit that alleges it helps the Chinese government repress the spiritual group via the Golden Shield project.
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Chinese painting sells for $65m

Monday, May 23rd 2011, 11:29
related places: Beijing

A modern Chinese painting is sold at auction in Beijing for more than $65m (£40m), the second-highest price ever paid in mainland China.
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North Korea leader in China again

Monday, May 23rd 2011, 4:45
related countries: South Korea South Korea

A spokesman for South Korea's President Lee Myung-bak says the Chinese prime minster has confirmed a visit by North leader Kim Jong-il.
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At cross purposes

Sunday, May 22nd 2011, 1:40
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Bold plan to end China-Taiwan linguistic confusion
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VIDEO: Leaders meet Japan quake homeless

Saturday, May 21st 2011, 12:23
related countries: Japan Japan, North Korea North Korea
related places: Fukushima

Chinese and South Korean leaders have toured the area near Japan's damaged Fukushima nuclear plant, in a show of support for the quake-hit country.
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Leaders meet Japan quake victims

Saturday, May 21st 2011, 10:59
related countries: Japan Japan, North Korea North Korea
related places: Fukushima

The Chinese and South Korean leaders show support for Japan quake victims in the zone around the Fukushima nuclear plant.
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Leaders to visit Japan quake zone

Saturday, May 21st 2011, 3:13
related countries: Japan Japan, North Korea North Korea
related places: Fukushima

Chinese and South Korean leaders will start a visit to Japan by touring Fukushima prefecture, where a nuclear plant was damaged by the March earthquake and tsunami.
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Foxconn plant explosion kills two

Friday, May 20th 2011, 18:02

Two people are killed in an explosion at a factory in south-west China that produces the iPad and is owned by tech firm Foxconn.
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Chinese artist Ai 'evaded taxes'

Friday, May 20th 2011, 16:42

Detained Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has been accused by the authorities of evading a "huge amount" of taxes, state media report.
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Taiwan general accused of spying

Friday, May 20th 2011, 7:25
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Taiwan military prosecutors charge a senior general with spying for China - the highest-ranking officer involved in alleged espionage in decades.
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N Korea heir Kim Jong-un in China

Friday, May 20th 2011, 4:05
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The North Korean leader's youngest son, Kim Jong-un, is reported to be on a visit to China in what may be a further clue to the state's succession plans.
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China tightens grip on rare earth

Friday, May 20th 2011, 2:40

China expands export quotas of rare earth metals, further tightening its grip on the minerals used in a number of high-tech electronics.
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VIDEO: China admits dam problems

Thursday, May 19th 2011, 15:30

China has admitted that the Three Gorges Dam has caused a range of environmental problems that need to be urgently addressed.
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China online censor 'hit by shoe'

Thursday, May 19th 2011, 12:57

Police in China say they are seeking a man who allegedly threw an egg and shoes at the designer of China's Great Firewall of web controls.
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China acknowledges dam 'problems'

Thursday, May 19th 2011, 7:18

The Chinese leadership admits the Three Gorges Dam has created a range of major problems that need solving quickly.
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China 'has no plans' to match US

Thursday, May 19th 2011, 0:13
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

China has no intention to match US military power, a top Chinese general says during a visit to Washington.
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VIDEO: Is this the world's most battered bus?

Wednesday, May 18th 2011, 17:00

Police in eastern China have pulled over a dilapidated bus due to safety concerns.
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Mutual respect

Wednesday, May 18th 2011, 14:17
related countries: United States United States

China-US military 'harmony' masks underlying tensions
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China blocks N Korea-Iran report

Wednesday, May 18th 2011, 11:32
related countries: Iran Iran, North Korea North Korea

China blocks the release of a UN report accusing North Korea of sharing ballistic missile technology with Iran in violation of sanctions.
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China set to face energy crunch

Wednesday, May 18th 2011, 4:55

China starts rationing electricity to try and stave off an energy shortage that government officials say could be the worst since 2004.
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China online travel scene sizzles

Wednesday, May 18th 2011, 2:38

Shares in China's second-biggest online travel firm jump after Tencent, Expedia buy stakes, as China's online travel market heats up.
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Tuesday, May 17th 2011, 17:45

Force India racing driver Adrian Sutil may face legal action after a nightclub incident at last month's Chinese Formula One Grand Prix.
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VIDEO: 'Exploding' watermelons in China

Tuesday, May 17th 2011, 14:24

Some watermelon farmers in China have been left perplexed about why their fruit has been exploding.
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Gilani hails 'best friend' China

Tuesday, May 17th 2011, 13:08
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistani PM Yousuf Raza Gilani describes China as Pakistan's "best friend" as he begins a four-day visit to the country.
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China rejects N Korea-Iran claims

Tuesday, May 17th 2011, 11:48
related countries: Iran Iran, North Korea North Korea

China dismisses suggestions it has been a transit point for illegal shipments of ballistic missile technology between North Korea and Iran.
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World's oldest panda 'dead at 34'

Tuesday, May 17th 2011, 9:40

The world's oldest panda, Ming Ming, dies in China at the age of 34, reports say.
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Exploding watermelons perplex Chinese farmers

Tuesday, May 17th 2011, 8:49

Farmers in eastern China are left perplexed after their watermelon crops began to explode one by one, resulting in the loss of acres of fruit.
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Forbidden City admits 'rich club' in U-turn

Tuesday, May 17th 2011, 8:06
related places: Beijing

Officials make a U-turn after initially denying rumours of a club for rich people inside the home of China's former emperors in the heart of Beijing.
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VIDEO: Celebrating the art of Ai Weiwei

Monday, May 16th 2011, 15:49

Carol Yarwood from the BBC's Chinese Service takes visits a new exhibition of the works of the detained Chinese artist Ai Weiwei.
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Forbidden City in 'rich club' row

Monday, May 16th 2011, 9:48
related places: Beijing

Chinese officials deny the Beijing palace, which was once home to China's emperors, is being used as a club for the rich to entertain family and friends.
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Ai Weiwei gets first family visit

Monday, May 16th 2011, 6:22

Detained Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has been allowed his first contact with his family since his arrest in Beijing more than 40 days ago.
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Yahoo and Alibaba set for talks

Monday, May 16th 2011, 6:15

Yahoo and Chinese internet company Alibaba say they are trying to resolve their disagreement, presenting a united front after a public spat.
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$2bn Galaxy casino opens in Macau

Monday, May 16th 2011, 1:47
related countries: Macau Macau

The Galaxy Macau, a casino resort, opens its doors to visitors aiming to attract China's growing middle class.
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VIDEO: The chilli that caused a year-long cough

Saturday, May 14th 2011, 13:47

A chilli pepper has been removed from the lung of a man in China's Heilongjiang province, one year after he choked on it.
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Dominant Stosur into Rome final

Saturday, May 14th 2011, 12:08
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Italy Italy
related places: Rome

Australian Sam Stosur defeats China's Ni La in straight sets to set up a final with Caroline Wozniacki or Maria Sharapova in the Rome Masters.
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Dylan denies China 'censorship'

Saturday, May 14th 2011, 10:38

Legendary folk-rock singer Bob Dylan insists he was not censored by Chinese authorities ahead of concerts he performed there earlier this year.
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Taiwan buzz over 'pregnant' panda

Saturday, May 14th 2011, 8:34
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Excited speculation in Taiwan over the possible pregnancy of Yuan Yuan, a giant panda gifted by China three years ago.
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China rebuffs new Tibetan leader

Friday, May 13th 2011, 14:58

China appears to rule out talks with the Tibetan government-in-exile and its new prime minister, saying it has "no legitimacy".
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Petrol bomb attack on China bank

Friday, May 13th 2011, 6:09

A petrol bomb attack during a staff meeting at a rural bank in north-west China injures dozens of people, state media report.
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China's CIC prepares for new cash

Friday, May 13th 2011, 5:40

One of the world's biggest sovereign wealth funds, China's CIC, says it is preparing to receive new capital for future investment.
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China lifts bank reserves again

Friday, May 13th 2011, 0:32

China increases its bank reserve requirements for the fifth time this year as it continues in its attempts to cool inflation.
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Congo to revamp decrepit railways

Thursday, May 12th 2011, 16:09
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

A $600m (£368m) project to revamp DR Congo's decrepit railways within four years is launched, with the World Bank and China as its principle backers.
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Saab loses vital Chinese funding

Thursday, May 12th 2011, 16:00

Saab-owner Spyker says its vital funding deal with China's Hawtai Motor Group has fallen through, throwing plans to resume production in doubt.
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China Christians deliver petition

Thursday, May 12th 2011, 14:01

The leaders of 17 unofficial Christian churches in China appeal to the government to protect their right to worship, after a crackdown on followers.
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Arrest after Forbidden City theft

Thursday, May 12th 2011, 9:06
related places: Beijing

Police in China arrest a man they say broke into Beijing's famed Forbidden City, and stole seven pieces of art from the Palace Museum.
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Quake anniversary marked in China

Thursday, May 12th 2011, 7:14

The government says 95% of reconstruction projects are finished and most people have better lives than before, three years after the Sichuan earthquake.
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VIDEO: Art theft from China's Forbidden City

Wednesday, May 11th 2011, 15:29
related places: Beijing

Seven valuable pieces of art have been stolen from the Palace Museum inside Beijing's former imperial palace, the Forbidden City.
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China rejects US rights criticism

Wednesday, May 11th 2011, 9:57
related countries: United States United States

China rejects the latest criticism by the US of its human rights record, saying that the country's progress is "objective fact".
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Rare theft from Forbidden City

Wednesday, May 11th 2011, 9:38
related places: Beijing

Seven pieces of art are stolen from the Palace Museum inside Beijing's former imperial palace, the Forbidden City - in the first theft for 20 years.
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China's economy cools in April

Wednesday, May 11th 2011, 8:00

Inflation in China's rapidly growing economy eased slightly in April, suggesting efforts to cool inflation are beginning to work.
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Modest progress at US-China talks

Wednesday, May 11th 2011, 6:21
related countries: United States United States

A two-day meeting closes with progress made on trade issues but differences remain over valuation of China's currency
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VIDEO: Clinton: China-US discussions 'frank'

Wednesday, May 11th 2011, 2:13
related countries: United States United States

Hillary Clinton describes China-US talks as "frank", but condemns China's efforts to "resist democracy".
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Broken promise

Tuesday, May 10th 2011, 23:45

Chinese officials slow to relocate in quake-hit city
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Clinton condemns China on rights

Tuesday, May 10th 2011, 18:09
related countries: United States United States
related places: Beijing

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton criticises China's crackdown on dissent as "a fool's errand", saying Beijing is trying to halt histor.
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Kapoor condemns Chinese over Ai

Tuesday, May 10th 2011, 15:14
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Paris

British sculptor Anish Kapoor condemns China's "barbaric" detention of artist Ai Weiwei as he unveils his monumental Leviathan art installation in Paris.
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China probes adoption 'scandal'

Tuesday, May 10th 2011, 14:28

Chinese officials investigate reports that about 20 babies were confiscated under the country's one-child policy and put up for international adoption.
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China trade surplus surges again

Tuesday, May 10th 2011, 5:21
related countries: United States United States

China's trade surplus in April was nearly four times bigger than expected, as US officials press for faster appreciation of the yuan.
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US calls on China to spend more

Monday, May 9th 2011, 19:01
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

US Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner urges China to boost domestic spending at the opening of a bilateral summit in Washington.
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US-China to tackle thorny issues

Monday, May 9th 2011, 1:46
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington, Senior

Senior leaders from the US and China will meet in Washington to tackle thorny issues of currency and market access.
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Rich man's toys

Sunday, May 8th 2011, 17:00

Mega-yachts for China's mega-rich
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China regulators suspend crime TV

Friday, May 6th 2011, 12:55

Chinese media regulators suspend spy and police shows from television ahead of the ruling Communist party's 90th anniversary.
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Pet protein

Friday, May 6th 2011, 0:37

Chinese dogs destined for the dinner table
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China 'powers LatAm investment'

Thursday, May 5th 2011, 12:10

Foreign investment in Latin America grew by about 40% in 2010, with China the fastest growing investor, a UN study says.
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Renren soars on US market debut

Wednesday, May 4th 2011, 21:39
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

Shares in one of China's biggest social networking sites, Renren, rise almost 50% on their debut in New York.
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China tightens internet controls

Wednesday, May 4th 2011, 14:15

China sets up a new body to control information on the internet, enabling the government to keep a tighter grip on content available to Chinese web users.
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VIDEO: China's jaw-dropping cliff path

Tuesday, May 3rd 2011, 18:38

A scenic spot in China's Hunan Province is undergoing a rather ambitious building project to build hundreds of metres of cliff paths.
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Saab secures funding from China

Tuesday, May 3rd 2011, 10:55

Carmaker Saab is to resume production after its owner Spyker signs a partnership with China's Hawtai Motor Group.
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Stevenson wins World gold medal

Tuesday, May 3rd 2011, 8:33

Sarah Stevenson wins her third Taekwondo World Championships title with an emotional victory over Guo Yunfei of China in the -67kg category
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China boosts marine surveillance

Monday, May 2nd 2011, 7:32

China is to expand its ocean monitoring agency to protect its maritime interests, amid growing tensions over territorial disputes.
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Big ideas wanted

Monday, May 2nd 2011, 1:04

China looks for creativity to boost hi-tech industry
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China smoke ban comes into force

Sunday, May 1st 2011, 8:02

A controversial ban on smoking in public places is introduced in China - home to a third of the world's smokers.
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VIDEO: Tourist's lucky escape from bear

Saturday, April 30th 2011, 9:53

A tourist in China got more than he bargained for, while out looking for wildlife.
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Chinese human rights lawyer freed

Friday, April 29th 2011, 22:08
related places: Beijing

China releases a prominent Chinese human rights lawyer Teng Biao, but another well-known dissident reportedly disappears in Beijing.
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China's yuan rises past key level

Friday, April 29th 2011, 11:13
related countries: United States United States

China's yuan surges past 6.50 level against the US dollar with more gains expected
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Daimler reveals strong profits

Friday, April 29th 2011, 7:40
related countries: Germany Germany

German luxury car maker Daimler has unveiled a first-quarter net profit of 1.18bn euros, boosted by strong sales in China.
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Beijing 'back-sliding on rights'

Thursday, April 28th 2011, 13:40
related countries: United States United States
related places: Beijing, Washington

A top US diplomat says Washington is deeply concerned about deteriorating human rights in China, after two days of talks in Beijing.
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New census shows China is ageing

Thursday, April 28th 2011, 6:58

A new census reveals that the Chinese population has reached 1.34 billion people, with a sharp rise in those over the age of 60.
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Baidu's profits more than double

Thursday, April 28th 2011, 1:59
related places: Baidu

China's number one search engine Baidu has reported better-than-expected profits for the first three months of year.
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China and US to hold rights talks

Wednesday, April 27th 2011, 5:24
related countries: United States United States
related places: Beijing

A delegation from the US is to hold talks in Beijing with Chinese representatives on human rights amid what activists say is an extensive crackdown.
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Plenty to discuss

Tuesday, April 26th 2011, 23:40
related countries: United States United States

China and the US set for human rights dialogue
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Row over China organ donor plans

Tuesday, April 26th 2011, 12:41
related places: Shanghai

Red Cross officials in Shanghai criticise health ministry plans to urge new drivers to sign up as organ donors, saying many believe it would be bad luck.
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Mexico: 51 kidnap victims freed

Tuesday, April 26th 2011, 8:57
related countries: Mexico Mexico, United States United States

Mexican police rescue 51 people, among them Central American and Chinese immigrants, kidnapped in the north-east of the country.
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China-US hope to solve yuan issue

Tuesday, April 26th 2011, 6:50
related countries: United States United States

China and the US will hold talks next month as the two countries work towards reaching a common ground on currency policy.
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Barrick Gold to buy copper miner

Monday, April 25th 2011, 21:06
related countries: Canada Canada

The world's biggest gold miner, Barrick, beats Chinese rival Minmetals to buy Canadian copper firm Equinox Minerals.
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Fire in Chinese capital kills 17

Monday, April 25th 2011, 4:49
related places: Beijing

A fire has swept through a four-storey building in the Chinese capital, Beijing, killing at least 17 people.
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China, Japan, S Korea seek pact

Monday, April 25th 2011, 2:00
related countries: South Korea South Korea

Trade ministers of China, Japan and South Korea agree to step up efforts towards forming a trilateral free trade agreement.
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China detains Protestant devotees

Sunday, April 24th 2011, 15:30

Chinese police detain at least 20 worshippers from an unregistered Protestant church, amid a widespread stifling of dissent.
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VIDEO: Weiwei protest in Hong Kong

Saturday, April 23rd 2011, 19:42
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Up to 2,000 people in Hong Kong have taken to the streets to demand the release of the Chinese artist, Ai Weiwei. He was detained earlier this month.
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