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10 questions on China's mysterious Congress

Saturday, November 10th 2012, 0:42

Ten questions on China's mysterious Congress
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Power, corruption and the Communists

Friday, November 9th 2012, 18:54

Damian Grammaticas on China's corruption problem
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Tibet protest in western China

Friday, November 9th 2012, 17:54

Thousands of Tibetans protest in western China as the country's leadership change gets under way, activist groups say.
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'Fake' wine hoard found in China

Friday, November 9th 2012, 9:50
related countries: France France

The discovery in China of a huge hoard of bottles labelled as fine French wine has highlighted the country's problems with fakes.
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Hornby hit by poor Olympic sales

Friday, November 9th 2012, 9:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Hornby

Hornby reports a half-year loss of £0.5m, with the toymaker blaming weak UK and Olympic sales, and disruption at a key Chinese supplier.
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China data adds to recovery hopes

Friday, November 9th 2012, 6:17

China reports encouraging economic data, indicating that growth in the world's second-largest economy may be rebounding.
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China imposes tariffs on EU steel

Friday, November 9th 2012, 5:01
related countries: Japan Japan

China says it will impose anti-dumping tariffs on imports of stainless steel tubes from the European Union and Japan.
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Viewpoint: China and the world

Friday, November 9th 2012, 0:55

Kevin Rudd: The next decade of Chinese foreign policy
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China starts leadership transfer

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 23:36
related places: Beijing

Chinese President Hu Jintao warns starkly on corruption as the ruling Communist Party begins a once-in-a-decade power transfer.
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VIDEO: British public schools exported to China

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 19:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The BBC's George Alagiah reports on the rise of fee-paying schools in China which mirror British public schools.
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VIDEO: Kenyans 'cautious' over Chinese projects

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 15:32

China is expected to increase its financial influence globally as it moves towards becoming the world's biggest economy.
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Chinese workers killed in Nigeria

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 13:10
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Two Chinese workers are killed by unknown gunmen in the north-east of Nigeria - an area beset by insecurity because of an Islamist insurgency.
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EU to probe China solar subsidies

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 9:15

The European Commission opens an investigation into subsidies given to Chinese solar panel makers.
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VIDEO: China's Hu Jintao opens congress

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 7:46

Chinese President Hu Jintao has opened a Communist Party congress that begins a once-in-a-decade power transfer with a stark warning on corruption.
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Four Tibetans in self-immolation

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 7:22

At least four people set themselves on fire in ethnic Tibetan parts of China on Wednesday, a rights group and media reports say.
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China to deepen economic reforms

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 6:18

China's President Hu Jintao says the country will deepen its economic reforms and boost domestic demand to spur a new wave of growth.
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US affirms China solar tariffs

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 3:21
related countries: United States United States
related places: Commerce

The US International Trade Commission upholds the higher tariffs imposed by the Department of Commerce on imports of solar cells from China.
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'Chinese Hamlet' comes to RSC

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 1:34

The Royal Shakespeare Company performs its first Chinese play
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VIDEO: China leaders set to take power

Wednesday, November 7th 2012, 22:40

The Communist Party in China is preparing to choose its next group of leaders.
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China set for fifth generation

Wednesday, November 7th 2012, 14:09

China set for sweeping leadership change
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VIDEO: China's leaders: Who is Xi Jinping?

Wednesday, November 7th 2012, 0:28

The politicians who are likely to take over power in China
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A typical Chinese self-made billionaire

Wednesday, November 7th 2012, 0:13

Wu Changjiang: A typical Chinese self-made billionaire
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Tuesday, November 6th 2012, 14:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The murdered British businessman at the heart of the Bo Xilai China scandal was providing information to the UK secret service, it is claimed.
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Nissan cuts profit forecast 20%

Tuesday, November 6th 2012, 10:54
related countries: Japan Japan

Nissan slashes its full-year profit forecast by 20% after car sales slumped in China amid anti-Japanese protests.
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Death penalty over Mekong murders

Tuesday, November 6th 2012, 8:52
related countries: Burma Burma

A Chinese court sentences a Burmese drug smuggler and three gang members to death over the murder of 13 Chinese sailors on the Mekong river.
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Viewpoint: The powerful factions among China's rulers

Tuesday, November 6th 2012, 1:15

The powerful Chinese factions pulling the strings at the top
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Beijing ramps up security ahead of Party congress

Tuesday, November 6th 2012, 1:05

With China's once-in-a-decade leadership change happening in Beijing, the BBC's Beijing bureau reports on how security is tight in the capital.
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China files EU solar complaint

Monday, November 5th 2012, 16:02

China files a complaint with the World Trade Organization against subsidies provided by some European governments to solar panel makers.
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VIDEO: How will new China affect you?

Monday, November 5th 2012, 15:30

With China braced to appoint new leaders for the first time in a decade, the BBC's Katya Adler discusses how it could affect you.
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China hack 'targeted' Coca-Cola

Monday, November 5th 2012, 14:48

Chinese hackers reportedly infiltrated systems belonging to drinks giant Coca-Cola - but the company chose not to disclose the attack.
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US-Japan military drills begin

Monday, November 5th 2012, 8:43
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States

The US and Japan begin joint military exercises, amid simmering tensions with China over disputed islands in the East China Sea.
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China service sector strengthens

Monday, November 5th 2012, 7:39

China's services sector picks up pace in October, the latest in a series of figures indicating that its economic growth may be rebounding.
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VIDEO: Sandstorms engulf China cities

Saturday, November 3rd 2012, 21:56

Commuters have been struggling though sandstorms which have swept through northwestern China.
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UN official urges China on Tibet

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 13:19

A top UN official urges China to address issues in Tibet that have led to what she says is a rise in extreme protests, like self-immolations.
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China man in wrongful jail payout

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 10:24

A Chinese man who served 11 years in prison over a wrongful conviction for fraud receives a $131,000 (£81,400) payout for damages, his lawyer says.
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Oosthuizen takes big China lead

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 9:17
related places: Shenzhen

Louis Oosthuizen shoots a scintillating nine-under 63 to take control of the WGC Champions in Shenzhen, China.
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Daley's rival Bo feels pressure

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 7:19

Olympic silver medallist and world champion diver Qiu Bo admits struggling to cope with Chinese weight of expectation.
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Week in China: Three Gorges Dam

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 3:41

Triumph and human cost of Three Gorges Dam
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VIDEO: Chinese affected by Gorges Dam

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 3:19

Martin Patience travels to the Three Gorges Dam to see the giant hydropower project and meet the people its construction affected.
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China internet cafe worker jailed

Thursday, November 1st 2012, 19:57

A Chinese internet cafe worker who posted pro-democracy articles online is sentenced to eight years in prison, his lawyer says.
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VIDEO: Life in China's poorest province

Thursday, November 1st 2012, 18:18

Tackling the growing gap between rich and poor is one of the most urgent tasks China's new leaders face
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China's ever-widening wealth gap

Thursday, November 1st 2012, 17:34

Life at the harsh end of China's widening wealth gap
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Manufacturing in China expands

Thursday, November 1st 2012, 4:35

Manufacturing activity in China expands for the first time in three months, a sign that the country could be recovering from its slowest pace of growth in three years.
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VIDEO: Tackling wealth gap in China

Thursday, November 1st 2012, 2:55

As China prepares to appoint a new leader to rule China for the next decade, the BBC's Damian Grammaticas, reports on the task of tackling the growing gap between rich and poor.
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Ai Weiwei repays fans' donations

Wednesday, October 31st 2012, 12:24

Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei says he has started to return money that supporters donated to help his design firm challenge a tax evasion fine.
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Earliest fossil flying fish found

Wednesday, October 31st 2012, 9:45

New flying fish fossils found in China reveal earliest evidence of over-water gliding in vertebrates.
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VIDEO: China at 'critical turning point'

Wednesday, October 31st 2012, 2:42
related places: Shanghai

The BBC's John Sudworth reports on growing concerns in Shanghai as China begins a once-in-a-decade handover of power.
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VIDEO: Hollywood 'gaining ground' in China

Tuesday, October 30th 2012, 1:48
related countries: United States United States
related places: America, Hollywood

For decades, America has been able to extend its "soft power" beyond its shores through Hollywood movies. According to the BBC's John Sudworth, those American movies are still proving a big hit with Chinese audiences.
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Q&A: Where will China's innovators come from?

Tuesday, October 30th 2012, 1:02

What lies in the way of China seizing the technological future?
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VIDEO: World's highest power pylon stands tall

Monday, October 29th 2012, 21:59

The world’s tallest power pylon has recently been completed in China’s Anhui Province, standing at an impressive 277.5m high.
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New protests against China plant

Monday, October 29th 2012, 11:27

Protesters in China gather once more against the planned expansion of a chemical plant, even as local officials said the project would be shelved.
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Taiwan arrests suspected spies

Monday, October 29th 2012, 9:49
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Taiwan arrests three retired military officers suspected of spying for China, including one whose department handled classified data, officials say.
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Islands row to hit Honda profits

Monday, October 29th 2012, 8:27
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Honda

Honda cuts is annual profit forecast after anti-Japan protests in China hurt its sales in the country, its second-largest market.
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China's Sinopec in profit decline

Monday, October 29th 2012, 3:51

Sinopec, Asia's largest refiner, posts a decline in profits, as demand for petrochemicals suffers in China's slowing economy.
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VIDEO: China halts project amid protests

Sunday, October 28th 2012, 23:26

Days of protests against the expansion of a petrochemical plant in eastern China force authorities to shelve the project.
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China halts project amid protests

Sunday, October 28th 2012, 15:02

Days of protests against the expansion of a petrochemical plant in eastern China force authorities to shelve the project.
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Wen family rejects NY Times claim

Sunday, October 28th 2012, 9:48

Lawyers for Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao's family reject New York Times claims that it has amassed "hidden riches" since he entered high office.
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China clashes over chemical plant

Saturday, October 27th 2012, 13:24

Riot police in eastern China disperse protesters opposed to the expansion of a petrochemical plant, reports say.
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China's art village feels global shift

Saturday, October 27th 2012, 0:16

China's famous art village turns to local buyers
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China launches Bo Xilai probe

Friday, October 26th 2012, 17:25

Chinese prosecutors launch a criminal investigation into disgraced politician Bo Xilai, hours after he was formally expelled from parliament.
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Arms dealer shipped 80,000 guns

Friday, October 26th 2012, 15:00
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

An arms dealer is convicted of helping to organise a shipment of 80,000 guns from China to Nigeria without a licence.
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China condemns NY Times 'smear'

Friday, October 26th 2012, 9:59
related countries: United States United States

China condemns as a "smear" a New York Times report saying Premier Wen Jiabao's relatives have accumulated billions of dollars.
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Where are the powerful Chinese women?

Friday, October 26th 2012, 0:34

As China prepares to unveil new leaders, where are all the women?
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China outcry over school abuse

Thursday, October 25th 2012, 18:21

Chinese police detain several teachers following a public outcry over pictures circulated online showing teachers being violent to pupils.
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China rewards immolation tip-offs

Thursday, October 25th 2012, 10:54

Police in China's Gansu province offer large cash rewards for information about planned self-immolations by Tibetans.
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Tibetan self-immolates in China

Wednesday, October 24th 2012, 10:25

A Tibetan farmer has died after setting fire to himself near an influential monastery in north-western China, according to human rights groups.
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Huawei offers access to equipment

Wednesday, October 24th 2012, 5:41
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Huawei

China's Huawei offers to give Australia unrestricted access to its software source code and equipment, as it looks to ease fears that it is a security threat.
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Chinese factories hint at rebound

Wednesday, October 24th 2012, 5:07

Levels of manufacturing in China are continuing to contract, but at a slower pace in October, signalling the possibility of a gradual recovery, according to HSBC.
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Cambodia deports 'picture vandal'

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012, 16:44
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

A Cambodian court orders the deportation of a Chinese factory supervisor found guilty of desecrating pictures of former king Norodom Sihanouk.
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VIDEO: BBC debate on the future of China

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012, 9:35
related countries: Kenya Kenya, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Beijing, London, Nairobi, Shenzhen

As China's leadership transition approaches, the BBC hosts a live debate on the country's future with guests in Beijing, Shenzhen, Chicago, Nairobi, Sao Paulo and London.
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Viewpoint: The power of China's strolling eco-warriors

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012, 2:12

How people are standing up for their environment
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Tibetan man 'in self-immolation'

Monday, October 22nd 2012, 15:43

A Tibetan man at a Buddhist monastery in China dies after setting himself alight in protest against Chinese rule over Tibet, a campaign group says.
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Leftists oppose Bo Xilai removal

Monday, October 22nd 2012, 14:04

A group of Chinese leftists ask parliament in an open letter not to expel disgraced leader Bo Xilai, saying the move is politically motivated.
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Japanese exports to China fall

Monday, October 22nd 2012, 5:31
related countries: Japan Japan

Japanese exports to China tumbled in September, compared to the previous year, as a territorial dispute between the two countries weighed on the economy.
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Change and challenge facing China

Sunday, October 21st 2012, 23:25

The key issues facing China's incoming leadership
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VIDEO: Boy rescued from gap in wall

Sunday, October 21st 2012, 15:12

Chinese state media said the boy, from Jinhau City in Zheijan province, was pulled out after rescuers chiselled through one of the brick walls.
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How to get to the top of China's Party

Saturday, October 20th 2012, 0:23

How to climb to the top of China's Communist Party
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What kind of superpower could China be?

Friday, October 19th 2012, 17:13

What kind of superpower could China be?
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VIDEO: Fresh tensions in island dispute

Friday, October 19th 2012, 14:55
related countries: Japan Japan

China's navy has started carrying out military exercises in the East China Sea, the latest move in a bitter territorial dispute with Japan.
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China in East China Sea exercises

Friday, October 19th 2012, 9:25
related countries: Japan Japan

China is conducting naval exercises in the East China Sea, state media report, amid heightened tensions with Japan over islands both claim.
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Volvo Cars names chief executive

Friday, October 19th 2012, 8:54

Chinese-owned carmaker Volvo appoints a new chief executive to replace Stefan Jacoby after it became clear he would not return following a stroke.
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China loses US steel tariff plea

Friday, October 19th 2012, 2:00
related countries: United States United States

The World Trade Organisation upholds its decision that China's tariffs on imports of certain US steel products are illegal.
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The unresolved history that shapes China's future

Thursday, October 18th 2012, 23:21

The folk memory China's parents pass on to their children
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VIDEO: Toxic legacy of China's growth

Thursday, October 18th 2012, 22:41

How China is paying for its continuing growth
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VIDEO: China's extreme birdman contest

Thursday, October 18th 2012, 14:01
related places: Tianmen

China has played host to a Wingsuit Flying World Championship, with 15 competitors throwing themselves off Tianmen mountain wearing special flying suits.
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Japan ministers in shrine visit

Thursday, October 18th 2012, 12:08
related countries: Japan Japan, South Korea South Korea
related places: Beijing, Seoul, Yasukuni

Two Japanese ministers visit the controversial Yasukuni shrine, as Beijing and Seoul criticise opposition leader Shinzo Abe's visit a day earlier.
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'No evidence' of Huawei espionage

Thursday, October 18th 2012, 11:25
related places: Huawei

A leaked report into the activities of Huawei found no evidence that the firm was in league with the Chinese government.
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Human trafficking to UK 'rising'

Thursday, October 18th 2012, 10:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The number of people being trafficked into the UK is rising, with gangs in China, Nigeria and eastern Europe targeting the country, a government report says.
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Death sparks protest in Sichuan

Thursday, October 18th 2012, 9:52
related places: Luzhou

The death of a truck driver sparks violent protests overnight in Luzhou city in Sichuan province, Chinese reports say.
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The Chinese rebel who thought he was Jesus's brother

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 23:12

The Chinese rebel who thought he was Jesus's brother
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VIDEO: Body of ex-king back in Cambodia

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 15:54
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

The body of former King Norodom Sihanouk is returned to Cambodia from China for a week of official mourning.
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Coca-Cola in China growth warning

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 4:02

Coca-Cola, the world's biggest soft-drinks maker, warns that it expects slower growth in China amid a slowdown in the Chinese economy.
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China protests death of fisherman

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 3:03
related countries: South Korea South Korea

China protests to South Korea over the death of a fisherman killed after coastguards shot him with a rubber bullet during a raid.
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The reformer beaten by the mandarins

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 0:00

The high-flyer who tried to fix China's civil service - and failed
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Viewpoint: Fear and loneliness in China

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 23:23

The human cost of China's switch to free markets
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Spain police tackle Chinese mafia

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 18:37
related countries: Spain Spain

Dozens are arrested as Spanish police target Chinese criminal gangs in a nationwide operation against money-laundering.
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'Fourteen-year-olds' at Foxconn

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 17:18

Foxconn, Apple's main supplier in China, admits it has employed interns as young as 14 years old.
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Chinese 'view US less positively'

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 16:04
related countries: United States United States

Chinese views on the US have plummeted in the last two years, a study finds, with an increasing number of Chinese people seeing relations as hostile.
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Chinese uneasy about 'unfair society'

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 14:04

The social inequality that could cause China to stumble
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China to open bomb site to tours

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 12:21
related places: Xinhua

China unveils a plan to open the site where it detonated its first atomic bomb to tourists, state-run Xinhua news agency reports.
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