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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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China 'to give Tibet monks aid'

Monday, November 14th 2011, 8:18

China plans to give Tibetan monks welfare benefits in an apparent attempt to improve "stability", according to Chinese news reports.
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Obama says yuan moves not enough

Monday, November 14th 2011, 4:16
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama says China has not done enough to allow its currency to rise in value, speaking at a summit of Apec leaders.
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China's young female bodyguards

Monday, November 14th 2011, 0:17

The Chinese women choosing to become bodyguards
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VIDEO: Chinese marriage rush on 11/11/11

Friday, November 11th 2011, 21:09

Attracted by the supposedly auspicious date, thousands of Chinese couples were set to break the year's record of marriages on a single day.
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Ai Weiwei to challenge tax demand

Friday, November 11th 2011, 8:46

Chinese artist and government critic Ai Weiwei says he will use money loaned from supporters to challenge his tax demand in court.
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China disaster mine 'is illegal'

Friday, November 11th 2011, 3:38

A mine where 21 Chinese workers were killed and 22 more remain trapped was being operated illegally, state media say.
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China's Sinochem plans $5.5bn IPO

Friday, November 11th 2011, 1:58
related places: Shanghai

China's Sinochem plans to raise up to 35bn yuan from a share sale in Shanghai, making it the biggest in China this year.
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Chinese activist isolated but remembered

Friday, November 11th 2011, 0:13

Blind Chinese activist confined to village but not forgotten
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China's export growth slows down

Thursday, November 10th 2011, 5:00

China's trade growth slows in October, raising fresh concerns about the impact of a global economic slowdown on its economy.
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Renegade China soldiers 'killed'

Thursday, November 10th 2011, 3:09
related places: Jilin

Three soldiers who fled their barracks near the Chinese city of Jilin armed with a rifle and hundreds of bullets are reported to have been killed.
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VIDEO: Why are Cubans learning Chinese?

Wednesday, November 9th 2011, 13:38

Hundreds of Cubans enrol in Mandarin Chinese classes as China's role in the island's economy expands.
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China inflation eases in October

Wednesday, November 9th 2011, 5:49

Inflation in China eases for a third straight month as the government continues to try and slow the economy.
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Beijing in air pollution action

Wednesday, November 9th 2011, 5:36
related places: Beijing

Chinese authorities say they will open Beijing's air-pollution monitoring station to the public, amid increasing disquiet over how pollution is monitored.
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Euro crisis holds up panda loan

Tuesday, November 8th 2011, 15:46
related countries: France France, Greece Greece
related places: Cannes

The loan of two Chinese pandas to a zoo in France has been delayed by discussions of the Greek crisis at the G20 summit in Cannes.
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Thorpe fails in freestyle heats

Tuesday, November 8th 2011, 10:18
related places: Beijing

Olympic great Ian Thorpe suffers another disappointment on his comeback as he fails to qualify for the 100m freestyle final in Beijing.
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Huawei and Microsoft talk patents

Tuesday, November 8th 2011, 2:22
related places: Huawei

Huawei confirms that patent talks with Microsoft are "in progress" regarding the Chinese firm's use of the Android system.
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GM may stop Chinese Saab buyout

Monday, November 7th 2011, 19:29

General Motors says it will stop supplying technology and cars to Saab if Saab is bought by Chinese investors.
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Supporters pay Ai Weiwei tax bill

Monday, November 7th 2011, 14:50

Thousands of people contribute money to help pay a tax bill served on dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, who was detained earlier this year.
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Dalai Lama hits out over burnings

Monday, November 7th 2011, 12:33
related places: Beijing

The Dalai Lama blames Beijing's "cultural genocide" for a wave of self-immolations among monks and nuns in ethnic Tibetan parts of Sichuan.
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Japan detains China boat captain

Monday, November 7th 2011, 6:51
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's coast guard detains the skipper of a Chinese fishing boat accusing him of refusing to stop for an inspection.
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China firms increase net policing

Monday, November 7th 2011, 5:36

Chinese firms agree to increase their censorship of internet content as authorities seek greater control over the medium.
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VIDEO: Chinese miners rescued after cave-in

Saturday, November 5th 2011, 9:56

Emergency teams have rescued 45 miners who were trapped for more than 36 hours in a coal mine in Samenxia, Central China.
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Dozens rescued from Chinese mine

Saturday, November 5th 2011, 9:12

Rescuers in China save the remaining 45 miners who were trapped underground for 36 hours after a cave-in, state media say.
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Dozens trapped in China coal mine

Friday, November 4th 2011, 14:57
related places: Henan

Dozens of Chinese miners are trapped in a pit in Henan province after a "rock burst", officials say, in the latest disaster to hit the industry.
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China envoy in India map outburst

Friday, November 4th 2011, 7:42
related countries: India India

China's ambassador to India becomes involved in a heated exchange over a map that shows parts of India within China's border.
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China media considers G20 summit

Friday, November 4th 2011, 3:17
related countries: France France

The G20 Summit in France occupies many of the front pages in China, as the newspapers play up the role of China and its "Brics" allies.
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South China Sea tensions rattle China's neighbours

Friday, November 4th 2011, 1:02

South China Sea tensions alarm China's neighbours
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VIDEO: Benefits of China-US cultural exchange

Thursday, November 3rd 2011, 23:34
related countries: United States United States
related places: Beijing

China and US share poetry in cultural exchange
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Russia and China 'top cyberspies'

Thursday, November 3rd 2011, 21:54
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

The US says China and Russia are the top perpetrators of cyberspying against US companies, in an unexpectedly frank report.
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Tibet nun burns herself to death

Thursday, November 3rd 2011, 13:13

Tibetan Buddhist nun dies after setting herself on fire in the latest in a series of similar incidents in south-west China.
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Chinese mines in Zambia 'unsafe'

Thursday, November 3rd 2011, 11:04
related countries: Zambia Zambia

Chinese-run copper mines in Zambia are dangerously unsafe and owners routinely flout the rights of workers, says a report by Human Rights Watch.
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Tibetans press US on immolations

Thursday, November 3rd 2011, 3:28
related countries: United States United States

Tibetan exile leader Lobsang Sangay urges US politicians to ask China for access to areas where monks have been setting alight to themselves.
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VIDEO: Chinese spacecraft dock in orbit

Thursday, November 3rd 2011, 3:24

China has completed its first space docking mission by joining two space vehicles together in orbit.
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China media celebrates space dock

Thursday, November 3rd 2011, 3:09

Much of the Chinese media focuses on the country's first successful space-docking mission.
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Can China control social media revolution?

Thursday, November 3rd 2011, 2:10

How micro-blog explosion is transforming China
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China suffers amid euro slump

Thursday, November 3rd 2011, 1:45

Tough times at the Great Mall of China
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VIDEO: Can China save the world economy?

Wednesday, November 2nd 2011, 19:39
related countries: France France

As the G20 leaders gather in the south of France and Europe's economies slide towards another crisis, the search for a solution has led many to look towards China.
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Chinese spacecraft dock in orbit

Wednesday, November 2nd 2011, 17:42
related places: Tiangong

China's unmanned Shenzhou 8 craft joins up with the Tiangong-1 space laboratory - the country's first in-orbit docking.
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China schools closed after blast

Wednesday, November 2nd 2011, 9:01

Chinese authorities send 6,000 schoolchildren home a day after two trucks exploded, damaging buildings and killing eight people, state media says.
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China urges tough atomic watchdog

Wednesday, November 2nd 2011, 5:08
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Fukushima

China wants the UN's nuclear watchdog to be much tougher and apply rules stringently, to rebuild confidence after Japan's Fukushima accident.
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'Love Post' tackles China's rising divorce rate

Wednesday, November 2nd 2011, 0:41
related places: Beijing

Chinese post office tackles rising divorce rates
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Russia and China 'worst bribers'

Wednesday, November 2nd 2011, 0:04
related countries: Russia Russia

Companies from Russia and China are most likely to pay bribes when doing business abroad, a survey suggests.
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Ai Weiwei served with tax demand

Tuesday, November 1st 2011, 11:45

Chinese authorities serve Ai Weiwei with a demand telling him to pay $2.3m within 15 days, the artist tells journalists.
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VIDEO: Key moment in Chinese space quest

Tuesday, November 1st 2011, 6:53

China has taken the next step in its quest to become a major space power with the launch of the unmanned Shenzhou 8 vehicle.
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China manufacturing growth slows

Tuesday, November 1st 2011, 2:23

China reports an unexpected drop in manufacturing activity raising concerns about the impact of a global slowdown on its economy.
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Chemicals industry hacking attack

Monday, October 31st 2011, 23:41

At least 29 chemical firms have been targeted by a cyber-attack linked to China earlier this year, security firm Symantec says.
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China launches key space mission

Monday, October 31st 2011, 22:01
related places: Tiangong

China's unmanned Shenzhou 8 craft launches on a mission to try to rendezvous and dock with the country's Tiangong-1 space laboratory.
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China charges death-crash officer

Monday, October 31st 2011, 10:15

Chinese authorities charge a police chief who killed five people while apparently driving drunk, an incident that sparked a riot.
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China prepares for space launch

Monday, October 31st 2011, 6:57

China is set to launch a unmanned spacecraft on Tuesday to dock with a capsule orbiting the Earth, as part of its work to build a space station.
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ECB says Chinese help is 'normal'

Monday, October 31st 2011, 1:16

The outgoing president of the ECB, Jean-Claude Trichet, says it is "absolutely normal" for the eurozone countries to seek help from China.
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VIDEO: Explosion kills 29 coal miners in China

Sunday, October 30th 2011, 15:19
related places: Xinhua

A gas explosion at a coal mine in central China has killed 29 miners. Six others were rescued, according to the official news agency, Xinhua.
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China protest at police killing

Sunday, October 30th 2011, 13:38

Violent protests breaks out in a Chinese town after an apparently drunk policeman kills five people in a traffic accident.
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Explosion kills 29 in China mine

Sunday, October 30th 2011, 2:29
related places: Hunan

Another deadly accident in China's coal mining industry has killed 29 miners in the southern Hunan province.
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Thai troops detained over attack

Saturday, October 29th 2011, 13:20
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Nine Thai soldiers have been detained following a deadly attack on two cargo ships on the Mekong river, in which 13 Chinese crew members were killed.
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VIDEO: China-Pakistan ties celebrated

Saturday, October 29th 2011, 0:59
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Islamabad

Celebrations marking 60 years of the strategic relationship between China and Pakistan have begun in Islamabad, where an exhibition of Chinese artworks is taking place.
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Why would China want to help Europe?

Friday, October 28th 2011, 13:13

Why China is ready to help EU bailout
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EU seeks bailout funds from China

Friday, October 28th 2011, 11:51

The head of the eurozone's bailout fund begins attempts to persuade China to invest in the scheme to help rescue member countries facing debt crises.
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Saab signs Chinese takeover deal

Friday, October 28th 2011, 10:57
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Cash-strapped Swedish carmaker Saab signs a deal to be taken over by two Chinese firms for 100m euros (£88m).
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China's Baidu sees profits surge

Friday, October 28th 2011, 5:17
related places: Baidu

Chinese search engine Baidu reports an 80% surge in profits for the third quarter, boosted by increased advertising sales.
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Tax argument sparks riot in China

Thursday, October 27th 2011, 17:24
related places: Huzhou

Hundreds of business owners clash with riot police in the eastern Chinese city of Huzhou after a row over taxation, official media say.
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China internet rumours crackdown

Thursday, October 27th 2011, 12:51

Chinese state media says three people have been arrested for "spreading false rumours" online, warning authorities will quash all such activity.
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The American POW who chose China

Wednesday, October 26th 2011, 23:10
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

The US POW who stayed behind in China
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Chinese buy wine by the vineyard

Wednesday, October 26th 2011, 23:02

The Chinese wine lovers buying Bordeaux by the vineyard
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Wozniacki secures number one spot

Wednesday, October 26th 2011, 21:30
related countries: Denmark Denmark

Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki will end the year as world number one for the second consecutive season, after nearest rival Maria Sharapova loses to China's Li Na and subsequently pulls out of the WTA Championships in Istanbul.
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China minimum wage up by a fifth

Wednesday, October 26th 2011, 2:45

China's minimum wage climbs by 21.7%, official figures show, despite attempts to slow inflation and rein in prices.
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China 'won't follow US' on carbon

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 12:33
related countries: United States United States

The Chinese government will not let its carbon emissions per person reach US levels, according to the minister in charge of climate policy.
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First-known supernova laid bare

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 11:45

Space telescopes unravel the mystery of a gigantic, fast-growing supernova that was first recorded by Chinese astronomers nearly 2,000 years ago.
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China mulls terrorism definition

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 9:35

China is considering new legislation to define terrorism more precisely, in a move officials say could help it combat "real threats".
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Warning over Chinese insurers

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 4:15

China's insurance regulator says market turmoil has affected the ability of some insurers to make payments to policyholders.
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VIDEO: Chinese buying French vineyards

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 3:39
related countries: France France

The Chinese are developing a new taste for French wines, leading some Chinese investors to buy vineyards in France.
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Pick-up in Chinese manufacturing

Monday, October 24th 2011, 11:52

Manufacturing activity in China hits a five-month high in October despite the global economic turmoil, a survey indicates.
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Mongolian herder killed in China

Monday, October 24th 2011, 10:40
related countries: Mongolia Mongolia

A truck knocks down and kills an ethnic Mongolian herder in China in an incident similar to one in May which sparked protests, reports say.
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VIDEO: How to attract Chinese tourists

Monday, October 24th 2011, 9:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The number of Chinese tourists coming to the UK has risen hugely over the last few years - so how can our shops and hotels take advantage?
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China jails two for leaking data

Monday, October 24th 2011, 5:50

China jails officials from the People's Bank of China and National Bureau of Statistics for leaking economic data.
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China must curb prices, Wen says

Monday, October 24th 2011, 2:44

China's Premier Wen Jiabao says the country must control food and property inflation, in order to ensure social stability.
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Saab rejects Chinese takeover bid

Friday, October 21st 2011, 13:52

Cash-strapped carmaker Saab rejects an offer from its Chinese suitors to buy the company, seemingly moving a step closer to bankruptcy.
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Chinese hit-and-run toddler dies

Friday, October 21st 2011, 6:07

A two-year-old girl in southern China, who was run over by two vans in an incident which shocked the country, has died, hospital officials say.
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China to allow local bond sales

Friday, October 21st 2011, 2:16

China allows four local governments to sell bonds for the first time in 17 years, in a move to help them pay their debts.
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Saab wins private equity lifeline

Thursday, October 20th 2011, 15:39
related countries: United States United States

Saab is accepting a $70m investment from a US private equity group, saying it doubts a Chinese deal will come through.
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Taiwan's peace talks 'need vote'

Thursday, October 20th 2011, 14:44
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou says he will not engage in peace talks with China unless voters first give their approval in a referendum.
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VIDEO: Child hit-and-run prompts law debate

Thursday, October 20th 2011, 12:42

China is considering introducing a 'good Samaritan' law after a two-year-old girl was run over twice on a street but ignored by at least 18 passers-by.
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Firm suspends rare earth output

Thursday, October 20th 2011, 10:26

China's biggest producer of rare earths is suspending production for one month in an attempt to stimulate the market.
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China mulls law after hit-and-run

Thursday, October 20th 2011, 8:18

A Chinese province debates introducing a law to force people to help others in obvious distress, after a wounded toddler was left for dead by 18 passers-by.
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China to control shadow banking

Thursday, October 20th 2011, 2:16

China Banking Regulatory Commission says it is looking to curb the rise of shadow banking and private lending in the country.
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China ends pupil scarf punishment

Wednesday, October 19th 2011, 18:12

Reports from China say a primary school has been ordered to stop forcing pupils to wear green scarves if they misbehave or have poor academic records, instead of communist red.
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Dalai Lama accused over suicides

Wednesday, October 19th 2011, 14:29

China has accused the Dalai Lama of encouraging people to commit suicide, after he offered prayers for those who had set themselves on fire.
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China reduces holdings of US debt

Wednesday, October 19th 2011, 5:29
related countries: United States United States

China reduces holdings of US Treasuries to their lowest level in a year after credit rating downgrade by Standard & Poor's.
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China scientist in US trade theft

Wednesday, October 19th 2011, 3:41
related countries: Germany Germany, United States United States

A Chinese scientist, Kexue Huang, admits to stealing trade secrets from two US firms and sending them to China and Germany.
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VIDEO: Toddler rescued from China well

Tuesday, October 18th 2011, 21:59

A rescue team in eastern China have pulled a three-year-old boy from a well shaft to safety.
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Shares fall on France rating fear

Tuesday, October 18th 2011, 18:19
related countries: France France

European shares fall after Moody's warns about France's credit rating and figures show a slowdown in the rate of China's economic growth.
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Tibet nun 'dies in fire protest'

Tuesday, October 18th 2011, 10:04

A Tibetan nun sets herself on fire near a restive monastery in western China, in the ninth such incident in recent months, reports say.
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China's economic growth slows

Tuesday, October 18th 2011, 3:58

China's economic expansion slows during the third quarter of the year as government measures to control inflation hurt growth.
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