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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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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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Chinese seek to end lorry strike

Saturday, April 23rd 2011, 10:56
related places: Shanghai

The authorities in China's busiest port city, Shanghai, move to end several days of protests by truck drivers which had reportedly caused delays to shipping.
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Police 'raid Tibetan monastery'

Saturday, April 23rd 2011, 8:44

Chinese police raid a Tibetan Buddhist monastery in western China, killing two people, rights campaigners say.
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VIDEO: China denies Tibetan monastery blockade

Friday, April 22nd 2011, 20:24

Tibetan exile groups have released video footage which they claim shows a young monk who set himself on fire last month in a protest against China's government
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China to cut tax for low earners

Thursday, April 21st 2011, 15:12

China announces plans to raise the income tax threshold by 50% in an attempt to narrow the wealth gap and prevent social unrest.
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Inside the system

Thursday, April 21st 2011, 7:43

Life as a Chinese Olympic hopeful starts at age of six
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China Mobile hits 600m customers

Thursday, April 21st 2011, 5:29

China Mobile, the world's largest mobile operator, surpasses 600 million users after increasing its customers in rural areas.
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Yum's profits rise on China sales

Thursday, April 21st 2011, 5:04

Yum Brands, which owns fast food chains Pizza Hut and KFC, reports better-than-expected profits for the first quarter.
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Murder charge over webcam death

Wednesday, April 20th 2011, 22:13

Toronto police charge a man with murder over the death of a student whose last moments were witnessed via webcam by her boyfriend in China.
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Webcam death father visits Canada

Wednesday, April 20th 2011, 21:01
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Toronto

The father of a Toronto university student whose last moments were witnessed via webcam by her boyfriend in China is travelling to Canada.
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VIDEO: Stuck burglar left hanging around

Wednesday, April 20th 2011, 9:13

A burglar in China is rescued after getting stuck trying to climb through a small window on the fifth floor of an apartment block.
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Chinese human rights lawyer freed

Wednesday, April 20th 2011, 7:05

Prominent Chinese human rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong is released and allowed to return home after two months in police custody.
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Chinese 15cm-long spider sets new fossil record

Wednesday, April 20th 2011, 0:24

Scientists describe a 15cm-long Chinese spider that lived 165 million years ago - the biggest fossilised arachnid yet found.
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Police seek clues in webcam death

Tuesday, April 19th 2011, 20:29

Toronto police hope to scour for clues the computer of a Chinese man who witnessed via webcam the final moments of a student found dead last week.
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China denies monastery lock-down

Tuesday, April 19th 2011, 11:51

China says the situation is "normal" at a Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Sichuan province which campaigners say has been sealed off by police.
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Toyota eyes China's hybrid market

Tuesday, April 19th 2011, 6:52

Toyota is planning to start production of low-emission cars in China as it looks to increase its market share in the country.
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Xinjiang man stabs six in street

Tuesday, April 19th 2011, 4:33
related places: Xinjiang

A young man in Xinjiang, the far western region of China, stabs six passers-by with a knife and scissors, before killing himself, state media reports.
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Student 'on webcam' before death

Monday, April 18th 2011, 22:10

The last moments of a student found dead in her Toronto flat were seen by a friend in China with whom she was having a webcam chat, police say.
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US court declines Uighur appeal

Monday, April 18th 2011, 19:48
related countries: United States United States

The US Supreme Court refuses to hear an appeal by the five remaining Chinese Muslims who are being held at Guantanamo Bay.
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VIDEO: Deadly storms sweep south China

Monday, April 18th 2011, 17:37

In China the authorities say at least 18 people have been killed and more than 150 injured after violent thunderstorms lashed the country's industrial heartland in the south
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Chinese students hit record high

Monday, April 18th 2011, 12:52

A record number of Chinese students are studying in foreign universities, the country's Education Ministry says.
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Deadly storms sweep south China

Monday, April 18th 2011, 9:01

Violent storms in southern China kill at least 18 people and injure scores more, ravaging the country's manufacturing heartland.
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China property price growth slows

Monday, April 18th 2011, 4:50

China's property price growth slowed in March, as fewer Chinese cities saw an increase in the price of new homes.
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China raises bank reserves again

Monday, April 18th 2011, 3:37

China's central bank raises the amount of money that lenders must hold in reserve for the fourth time this year, as it battles rising inflation.
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Sarawak Chinese desert government

Monday, April 18th 2011, 3:25
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

The Malaysian government wins the state election in the Borneo state of Sarawak easily - but loses most of the ethnic Chinese vote.
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Hamilton revels in brilliant win

Sunday, April 17th 2011, 11:13
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Lewis Hamilton says his victory in Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix was one of the best of his career.
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Hamilton storms to China victory

Sunday, April 17th 2011, 9:02
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

McLaren's Lewis Hamilton chases down championship leader Sebastian Vettel's Red Bull to win a thrilling Chinese Grand Prix.
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Live - Chinese Grand Prix

Sunday, April 17th 2011, 5:14
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Lewis Hamilton wins a thrilling Chinese Grand Prix after a late overtake on Sebastian Vettel.
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Vettel beats Button to China pole

Saturday, April 16th 2011, 8:08
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel sets a scintillating lap to beat McLaren's Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton in qualifying at the Chinese Grand Prix.
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Live - Chinese Grand Prix qualifying

Saturday, April 16th 2011, 2:27

Sebastian Vettel will start on pole for the Chinese Grand Prix, with team-mate Mark Webber only 18th, and the McLarens of Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton second and third.
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China killing spree suspect held

Friday, April 15th 2011, 10:46

Police detain a man suspected of killing 10 people, including his wife, son and father, after a rampage in north-east China, state media say.
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China booms as inflation tops 5%

Friday, April 15th 2011, 9:22

China's economy continues to boom as inflation accelerates to the fastest rate since 2008.
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Vettel heads Hamilton in practice

Friday, April 15th 2011, 8:46
related places: Shanghai

World champion Sebastian Vettel heads McLaren's Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button in Friday practice at the Chinese Grand Prix.
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Live - Chinese Grand Prix practice

Friday, April 15th 2011, 5:31
related places: Shanghai

Sebastian Vettel goes quickest in each of Friday's two practice sessions in Shanghai.
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'Stand-off' at monastery in China

Thursday, April 14th 2011, 10:33

Residents surround police trying to detain Tibetan Buddhist monks at a monastery in China's Sichuan province, reports say.
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Taiwan accepts mainland students

Thursday, April 14th 2011, 8:57
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

As relations with China improve, Taiwan starts to accept applications from Chinese students to attend its universities, despite protests in some quarters.
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