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Documenting China's lost history of famine

Friday, May 25th 2012, 1:24

Why great famine that devastated China is barely a footnote
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Brother of blind activist flees

Thursday, May 24th 2012, 10:17
related places: Beijing

The older brother of blind activist Chen Guangcheng flees his closely-guarded village to seek legal help for his son in Beijing.
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China detains 'hit-and-bury' duo

Thursday, May 24th 2012, 8:38

Police in eastern China detain a couple accused of burying an elderly woman alive after crashing their car into her.
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VIDEO: Toddler scooters across busy junction

Thursday, May 24th 2012, 5:18

A three-year-old is captured on CCTV driving his toy scooter though a busy intersection in China.
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Chinese manufacturing 'declines'

Thursday, May 24th 2012, 3:23

China's manufacturing activity contracted in May, a survey shows, indicating that the rate of growth in the economy is continuing to slow.
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China seeks economic growth boost

Thursday, May 24th 2012, 2:05

China says it will take measures to boost demand and sustain growth amid fears of a slowdown in its economy.
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VIDEO: Beijing's two fly limit toilet rule

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012, 15:12
related places: Beijing

Beijing's city government has decreed that no public toilet should have more than two flies flying around at any time.
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Beijing toilets in 'two fly rule'

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012, 10:58
related places: Beijing

Beijing authorities set new standards for public toilets, including a stipulation that they should contain no more than two flies.
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China 'increasing ships at shoal'

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012, 9:55
related countries: Philippines Philippines

The Philippines says that more Chinese ships are at the disputed Scarborough Shoal, despite ongoing talks on the stand-off.
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China law enforcers 'abusive'

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012, 8:39

China's local government 'chengguan' law enforcers are engaged in 'abusive conduct' that fuels public resentment, a report says.
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China sales fuel Lenovo profits

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012, 6:51

Lenovo, the world's second largest PC maker, reports big rise in annual profits thanks to strong demand for its products in China.
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Japan exports lower than forecast

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012, 1:33
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's exports rise less-than-forecast in April hurt by a drop in shipments to China and Western Europe.
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'Rude' cellist sacked in Beijing

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012, 15:54
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Beijing

The Beijing Symphony Orchestra sacks a Russian cellist after footage of him being rude to a fellow train passenger is posted online.
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Google seals deal with Motorola

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012, 14:27
related countries: United States United States

Google's $12.5bn purchase of US phone maker Motorola Mobility has been completed days after it received approval from the Chinese government.
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Chinese fakes 'used in US planes'

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012, 2:35
related countries: United States United States
related places: Senate

Vast numbers of counterfeit Chinese electronic parts are being used in US military equipment, a key Senate committee investigation finds.
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VIDEO: Serving China's app-hungry billion

Monday, May 21st 2012, 23:12

The BBC's John Sudworth meets the Chinese entrepreneurs targeting the world's biggest mobile phone market.
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China's billion phone app market

Monday, May 21st 2012, 23:12

China's booming market in mobile-phone apps
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China businesswoman gets reprieve

Monday, May 21st 2012, 16:05

A Chinese businesswoman who received a death sentence for fraud is given a two-year reprieve, suggesting the sentence will probably be commuted to life in jail.
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China clears Google Motorola bid

Monday, May 21st 2012, 10:20
related countries: United States United States

Chinese regulators approve Google's $12.5bn purchase of US phone maker Motorola Mobility, the final hurdle for the deal to go through.
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Yahoo agrees $7.1bn Alibaba deal

Monday, May 21st 2012, 5:48
related countries: United States United States

US internet company Yahoo says it has reached a deal to sell part of its stake in China's biggest internet company Alibaba Group.
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China's Wanda to buy AMC cinema

Monday, May 21st 2012, 5:35
related countries: United States United States
related places: Wanda

Chinese conglomerate Wanda Group agrees to buy US Cinema chain AMC Entertainment for $2.6bn, making it the biggest movie theatre owner globally.
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North Koreans 'free Chinese crew'

Monday, May 21st 2012, 5:11

The 29 Chinese fishermen and three boats seized in the Yellow Sea by unidentified North Koreans have been released and back in China, reports say.
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VIDEO: Chen Guangcheng arrives in the US

Sunday, May 20th 2012, 8:36
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng arrives in New York with his wife and children to begin a new life in the United States.
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China activist Chen lands in US

Sunday, May 20th 2012, 3:49
related countries: United States United States
related places: Beijing, Newark, New York

Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng arrives in New York, after his escape to the US embassy in Beijing last month sparked a diplomatic crisis.
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China activist Chen heads for US

Saturday, May 19th 2012, 17:56
related countries: United States United States
related places: Beijing

Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng, whose stay at the US embassy caused a diplomatic crisis, leaves China on a plane heading for the US.
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China tunnel explosion 'kills 20'

Saturday, May 19th 2012, 12:44
related places: Hunan

An explosion in a road tunnel being constructed in central China's Hunan province kills at least 20 people, state media say.
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The Chinese who actually like cheese

Saturday, May 19th 2012, 10:50

The Chinese who actually like cheese... stir-fried of course!
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Yahoo jumps on Alibaba deal talk

Friday, May 18th 2012, 16:35

Shares in internet giant Yahoo rise 5% on reports that it is close to selling its valuable stake in Alibaba Group, the Chinese e-commerce company.
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China jails smuggler Lai for life

Friday, May 18th 2012, 11:17
related countries: Canada Canada

Lai Changxing, extradited from Canada to China to face smuggling and bribery charges, is jailed for life in China, state media says.
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Chen's relatives tell of beatings

Friday, May 18th 2012, 8:22

Relatives of Chen Guangcheng describe beatings meted out by local officials after the Chinese activist's escape from house arrest last month.
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China property prices fall again

Friday, May 18th 2012, 7:19

Chinese property prices continued to fall during April after the government kept policies in place to curb speculation.
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China raises rare earth exports

Friday, May 18th 2012, 4:00

China, the world's biggest producer of rare earths, will allow more companies to export it, after they met environment standards.
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US puts tariffs on Chinese panels

Friday, May 18th 2012, 1:18
related countries: United States United States

The US says it will impose import tariffs of about 30% on Chinese solar companies, saying China is flooding it with subsidised products.
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VIDEO: China activist's family claim torture

Thursday, May 17th 2012, 21:48

Relatives of the blind Chinese activist, Chen Guangcheng, have given detailed accounts of the torture and retribution they have allegedly suffered at the hands of Chinese authorities.
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China Mobile in talks with Apple

Thursday, May 17th 2012, 10:17

China Mobile, the main mobile service provider in China and the largest in the world by users, could soon offer its customers Apple's iPhone.
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North Koreans 'hold Chinese crew'

Thursday, May 17th 2012, 8:13

Unidentified North Koreans holding 29 Chinese fishermen and three boats seized in the Yellow Sea demand payment for their release, Chinese media reports.
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Passport boost for activist Chen

Thursday, May 17th 2012, 7:54

Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng says he and his family have completed passport applications and officials say they should be ready in 15 days.
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Chinese gold demand hits record

Thursday, May 17th 2012, 6:40

Chinese demand for gold hit a record in the first quarter of 2012 and it remains the world's biggest market for gold, the World Gold Council says.
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China's ageing economic time bomb

Wednesday, May 16th 2012, 23:31

How an ageing population threatens China's economy
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China veterans urge Zhou sacking

Wednesday, May 16th 2012, 12:38

Communist Party veterans write to China's president to urge him to sack security chief Zhou Yongkang for supporting disgraced politician Bo Xilai.
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Chen speaks to US Congress again

Wednesday, May 16th 2012, 2:34
related countries: United States United States

Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng tells the US Congress of "a pattern" of harassment against his relatives, in a second telephone conversation.
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China: Trouble at the top?

Tuesday, May 15th 2012, 11:34

What does security chief's speech say about China's power struggle?
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Beijing ups foreigner visa checks

Tuesday, May 15th 2012, 8:47
related places: Beijing

Beijing authorities say they have launched a 100-day crackdown on foreigners residing or working in the city illegally.
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Foreign investment in China slips

Tuesday, May 15th 2012, 5:27

Foreign direct investment in China falls for a sixth straight month in April, as worries persist over the health of the country's economy.
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China 'raises Australia-US ties'

Tuesday, May 15th 2012, 4:49
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia, United States United States
related places: Beijing

China has raised concerns over growing military ties between Australia and the US, says the Australian foreign minister as he meets officials in Beijing.
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VIDEO: China's 'instant' building

Monday, May 14th 2012, 18:38

Company in China specialises in building modular high buildings in short time frames.
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China rejects Dalai Lama 'plot'

Monday, May 14th 2012, 9:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

China has denied claims that it hatched a plot to kill the Dalai Lama by sending female agents to poison him, after a report in a British newspaper.
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Asian powers discuss trade pact

Monday, May 14th 2012, 4:41
related countries: South Korea South Korea

Chinese President Hu Jintao meets the leaders of South Korea and Japan, as the three countries agree to begin negotiations on a free-trade pact.
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China bank bid to boost economy

Sunday, May 13th 2012, 8:46

China cuts the amount banks have to hold in reserve in a bid to boost its slowing economy.
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Dozens killed in China rainstorms

Sunday, May 13th 2012, 2:56

Some 40 people are now reported to have died and 18 are still missing after rain and hail storms in Gansu, north-western China.
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'No China war footing' over shoal

Saturday, May 12th 2012, 12:39

China denies reports its military forces are preparing for war amid tensions over a disputed territory in the South China Sea.
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EU drops, China rises in BBC poll

Friday, May 11th 2012, 15:29

Positive views of the EU and Europe in 2012 fall sharply on last year, while China's ratings rise, according to a BBC poll.
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'No progress' for China dissident

Friday, May 11th 2012, 12:06
related countries: United States United States

Chen Guangcheng, the Chinese dissident who escaped house arrest and hid in the US embassy, says there is no progress on his passport application.
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China's data underlines slowdown

Friday, May 11th 2012, 8:00

The latest data from China indicates that the country's economy is continuing to slow, raising the prospect of monetary policy easing.
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Philippine protest over China row

Friday, May 11th 2012, 7:25
related countries: Philippines Philippines
related places: Manila

Several hundred protesters wave flags and placards at the Chinese embassy in the Philippine capital over a month-long maritime stand-off with China.
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China 'reprisals' on Chen family

Thursday, May 10th 2012, 13:01
related countries: United States United States

Blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng, who fled house arrest and spent six days in the US embassy, says his family is under intensified pressure from the authorities.
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China bangs the war drum over South China Sea

Thursday, May 10th 2012, 12:49
related countries: Philippines Philippines

What lies behind China's dispute with the Philippines
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Suicide bomber kills two in China

Thursday, May 10th 2012, 9:51

A woman blows herself up to protest against the demolition of her house in southern China, killing herself and two other people, state media say.
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China suspends Philippine tours

Thursday, May 10th 2012, 8:19
related countries: Philippines Philippines

Most travel agencies in China are suspending tours to the Philippines amid tension over a stand-off in the South China Sea, Chinese state media say.
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China's exports and imports slow

Thursday, May 10th 2012, 5:30

China's export and import growth slows in April, raising fresh fears about a sharp slowdown in the world's second-largest economy.
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US opens up banking to China firm

Thursday, May 10th 2012, 1:55
related countries: United States United States
related places: Industrial

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China gets the nod to take over a US bank, the first such US approval for a Chinese firm.
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VIDEO: Chen awaits permission for US move

Wednesday, May 9th 2012, 23:44
related countries: United States United States

The Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng says he is waiting for the paperwork to be completed before he can leave the country for the United States.
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Ferrari in Chinese monument row

Wednesday, May 9th 2012, 21:24

Italian sports car maker Ferrari apologises after one of its cars drives on top of an ancient Chinese monument, ahead of a celebratory event, causing damage.
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Chen 'waiting for China passport'

Wednesday, May 9th 2012, 17:35
related countries: United States United States

Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng says he is waiting for the authorities to issue his passport, so he can leave to study in the US.
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VIDEO: Ferrari 'doughnut' scars ancient wall

Wednesday, May 9th 2012, 15:28
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Ferrari

Italian sports car maker Ferrari has apologised after one of its cars drove on an ancient Chinese monument, prior to a publicity event, causing damage.
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China's 'memory holes'

Wednesday, May 9th 2012, 6:58

Has expelled journalist become an "unperson" in China?
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VIDEO: Tackling the trade in human flesh pills

Tuesday, May 8th 2012, 14:24
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea has stepped up customs inspections to stop capsules filled with powdered human flesh being smuggled into the country from China.
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China buying Iran oil with yuan

Tuesday, May 8th 2012, 13:27
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

China is buying crude oil from Iran paid for with its own currency, the yuan, despite a US-led boycott of Iran over its nuclear programme.
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VIDEO: Al-Jazeera reporter expelled from China

Tuesday, May 8th 2012, 12:13

Melissa Chan is the first foreign journalist to be expelled from China for almost 15 years.
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Ai can challenge $2.4m tax bill

Tuesday, May 8th 2012, 12:08

Chinese authorities announce that artist Ai Weiwei will be allowed to challenge a huge fine for alleged tax evasion.
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Tuesday, May 8th 2012, 11:07
related countries: United States United States

US and Chinese defence ministers pledge to co-operate on cybersecurity, despite accusations that China is behind online attacks against the US.
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China expels foreign journalist

Tuesday, May 8th 2012, 9:17
related places: Beijing

Al-Jazeera says it has been forced to close its English-language bureau in Beijing after China carries out a rare expulsion of a foreign journalist.
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China warns Philippines over spat

Tuesday, May 8th 2012, 8:46
related countries: Philippines Philippines

China warns the Philippines over 'serious mistakes' in the stand-off in the South China Sea and says it is prepared for "any escalation".
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GE eyes China market with tie-up

Tuesday, May 8th 2012, 1:53

General Electric announces a deal with China's XD Electric to tap into China's fast-growing market for electric transmission and distribution.
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Chen Guangcheng's uncertain future

Monday, May 7th 2012, 14:45

China activist Chen looks to the future but remembers his past
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Chinese contaminated cabbage fear

Monday, May 7th 2012, 14:35

Vegetable sellers in China have been caught spraying cabbages with a formaldehyde solution to keep them fresh in transit, state media say.
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No timetable for Chen departure

Monday, May 7th 2012, 9:38
related countries: United States United States

Activist Chen Guangcheng says he does not know when - or if - he will be allowed to leave China because he has not started the process of getting a passport.
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Seoul 'to target flesh capsules'

Monday, May 7th 2012, 8:27
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea is to increase customs inspections targeting capsules of powdered human flesh smuggled in from China and taken as medicine.
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VIDEO: Clinton leaves China without activist

Saturday, May 5th 2012, 12:45
related places: Beijing

China says he can leave the country and the Americans say they will welcome him. But he is still confined to a hospital in Beijing.
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US expects Chen out of China soon

Friday, May 4th 2012, 20:51
related countries: United States United States

The US says Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng has been offered a fellowship by a US university and it expects China to allow him out soon.
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Viewpoint: Why US and China need a deal on Chen

Friday, May 4th 2012, 12:12
related countries: United States United States

Why US and China need a deal on dissident Chen
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China may let dissident go abroad

Friday, May 4th 2012, 11:33
related countries: United States United States

China says prominent dissident Chen Guangcheng can apply to study abroad, potentially showing a way out of the diplomatic crisis with the US.
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VIDEO: Chen calls US Congress for help

Friday, May 4th 2012, 6:31
related countries: United States United States

Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng has telephoned a US Congressional hearing to plead for help in his attempts to leave China with his family.
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Chen phones US Congress for help

Friday, May 4th 2012, 6:20
related countries: United States United States

Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng telephones a US Congressional hearing to plead for help in his attempts to leave China with his family.
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VIDEO: Chen phones US Congress for help

Thursday, May 3rd 2012, 21:37
related countries: United States United States

Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng has telephoned a US Congressional hearing to plead for help in his attempts to leave China with his family.
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Chen 'unable to meet US envoys'

Thursday, May 3rd 2012, 18:46
related countries: United States United States

Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng says he has been unable to meet US officials to discuss his desire to leave the country, he tells the BBC.
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Chen 'not forced from US embassy'

Thursday, May 3rd 2012, 10:14
related countries: United States United States

Chen Guangcheng was not put under pressure to leave the US embassy, its ambassador says, as the activist tells the BBC he wants to leave China.
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Dissident 'wants to leave China'

Thursday, May 3rd 2012, 6:39
related countries: United States United States

Activist Chen Guangcheng says he wants to leave China hours after leaving his US embassy refuge, as US-China strategic talks get under way.
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VIDEO: Clinton: 'Do not deny aspirations'

Thursday, May 3rd 2012, 3:32
related countries: United States United States
related places: Beijing

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has told China that it cannot deny the aspirations of its citizens, during a news conference at the start of high-level trade and security talks between the two countries in Beijing.
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Temasek to sell China banks stake

Thursday, May 3rd 2012, 3:10
related countries: Singapore Singapore

Singapore's Temasek Holdings is seeking to sell $2.4bn (£1.3bn) worth of its shares in Bank of China and China Construction Bank.
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US calls for China policy change

Thursday, May 3rd 2012, 3:09
related countries: United States United States

US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner urges China to change its export-led growth policy and increase domestic consumption.
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'Threats' ousted China activist

Wednesday, May 2nd 2012, 21:37
related countries: United States United States
related places: Beijing

Leading Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng says he left his refuge in the US embassy in Beijing after Chinese authorities made threats to his family.
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VIDEO: Scuffles over Chen at hospital

Wednesday, May 2nd 2012, 18:34
related countries: United States United States
related places: Beijing

Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng says he gave up his refuge in the US embassy in Beijing after Chinese authorities made threats to family members.
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China activist leaves US embassy

Wednesday, May 2nd 2012, 15:00
related countries: United States United States
related places: Beijing

Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng leaves his refuge in the US embassy in Beijing and will stay in China, amid reports his family had been threatened.
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Wynn's new Macau casino approved

Wednesday, May 2nd 2012, 7:02
related countries: Macau Macau

Wynn Macau, the Chinese arm of Wynn Resorts, gets approval to build a new casino on Macau's Cotai strip.
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Escape overshadows US-China talks

Wednesday, May 2nd 2012, 5:45
related countries: United States United States

Hillary Clinton arrives in China for talks set to be overshadowed by the fate of a Chinese activist, as state media mentions the case for the first time.
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