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EU commissioner Oettinger apologises for China speech

Thursday, November 3rd 2016, 13:02

EU commissioner Guenther Oettinger apologises for a speech that mocked Chinese officials.
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Wild panda winched to safety from China dam

Thursday, November 3rd 2016, 9:22

A wild panda was winched to safely in China after falling into a dam at a hydroelectric power plant.
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Oaths and the law

Wednesday, November 2nd 2016, 21:13
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

There have been three weeks of chaos in Hong Kong's legislative council, at a particularly tense time for relations with mainland China, the BBC's Helier Cheung reports.
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Chinese fishing boats fired on by South Korean coastguard

Wednesday, November 2nd 2016, 15:31
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea

South Korea's coastguard fires shots at Chinese fishing trawlers said to be fishing illegally in South Korean waters.
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Toddler rides his toy car through traffic in China

Wednesday, November 2nd 2016, 10:39

CCTV footage captured the moment a toddler decided to ride his toy car on a main road in Lishui City, China.
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Chinese mine confirms 33 dead after Jinshangou blast

Wednesday, November 2nd 2016, 5:19
related places: Jinshangou

All 33 miners trapped by a coal mine explosion in China have been found dead, report state media.
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Zhuhai air show: China J-20 fighter jet in public debut

Tuesday, November 1st 2016, 16:42
related places: Zhuhai

China showcases its long-awaited J-20 stealth fighter jet in public for the first time, with a display at the Zhuhai airshow.
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See China's new fighter jet in action

Tuesday, November 1st 2016, 9:43

China has showcased its long-awaited J-20 stealth fighter in public for the first time.
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China's Alibaba in 'flying pig' controversy

Tuesday, November 1st 2016, 9:09

A Chinese Muslim's call for Alibaba to rename a site called "flying pig" has sparked a backlash.
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Chinese coal mine rescue bid after deadly blast

Tuesday, November 1st 2016, 4:40

Thirteen people are killed and another 20 remain unaccounted for after an explosion in a coal mine in China, according to state media.
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Trampling over history?

Tuesday, November 1st 2016, 0:26

China's state broadcaster touches a raw nerve by casting a glamour model in a film on the Long March.
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EU commissioner Oettinger in 'racism' row over China speech

Monday, October 31st 2016, 11:36

EU commissioner Guenther Oettinger is accused of "racism" for caricaturing Chinese in a speech.
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'Dark side' on TV

Monday, October 31st 2016, 2:50

A sensational TV show in China and its subsequent cancellation has sparked a debate about rape.
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'Kung Fu Panda' wrestles zoo intruder

Sunday, October 30th 2016, 16:55
related places: Nanchang

A visitor has a close encounter with a panda at a zoo in Nanchang, China.
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iPhone home

Saturday, October 29th 2016, 0:28

The unbelievable property story that's set Chinese social media abuzz.
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Forbidden babies

Friday, October 28th 2016, 0:23

John Sudworth investigates the role of the state in China's family policy a year on from the end of the one-child rule.
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Is two-child policy changing China?

Friday, October 28th 2016, 0:21

One year on from the relaxation of China's one child policy, what impact has it had?
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China 'fake sanitary pads' scam sparks health concerns

Thursday, October 27th 2016, 12:02

Chinese police bust a 'fake sanitary pads' scam, sparking concern over the possible impact on women's health.
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Guo Chuan: Search suspended for sailor attempting world record

Thursday, October 27th 2016, 9:08
related countries: United States United States
related places: Pacific

The US Coast Guard suspends its search for a Chinese sailor attempting a world record Pacific crossing.
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Chinese police investigate Inner Mongolia swan deaths

Thursday, October 27th 2016, 7:17

Police are hunting for suspects behind the poisoning of 233 swans at an Inner Mongolia lake.
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Guo Chuan: World record attempt Chinese sailor missing

Thursday, October 27th 2016, 3:05

A Chinese sailor trying to break the world record for crossing the Pacific alone goes missing near Hawaii.
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China receptionist job sees 10,000 applicants

Wednesday, October 26th 2016, 6:51

Why did 10,000 people in China apply for one fairly low-ranking receptionist job?
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Paris Chinese 'scared to go home alone' after killing

Tuesday, October 25th 2016, 23:26
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

French Chinese protest violent attacks on their community after a man is killed in Paris.
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A killing in Paris

Tuesday, October 25th 2016, 23:25
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

The fatal mugging of a Chinese tailor in a Paris street has sparked angry demonstrations. But why are France's Chinese targeted for violent attacks?
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Zimbabwe judge fines Chinese man for selling flags

Tuesday, October 25th 2016, 12:47
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

A judge in Zimbabwe fines a Chinese national for selling the national flag without authorisation, the state-run Herald newspaper reports.
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'One million' Chinese officials punished for corruption

Monday, October 24th 2016, 10:48

China's Communist Party punished more than one million officials for corruption, the government says ahead of a major party meeting.
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On your behalf

Sunday, October 23rd 2016, 23:09
related countries: Australia Australia

The concept of shopping via a daigou is booming in China, with people employing them in Australia to get their hands on goods such as baby milk formula.
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China's Communist Party hosts a 'dialogue' - but is anyone talking?

Sunday, October 23rd 2016, 23:07

China's Communist Party holds a "Dialogue with the World", but can the BBC's Carrie Gracie get anyone to speak?
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South China Sea: US sails warship near disputed islands

Friday, October 21st 2016, 17:30
related countries: United States United States

China says the US has committed an "illegal" act in sailing a navy warship near islands it claims in the South China Sea.
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US seeks clarity on Duterte 'separation' comments

Friday, October 21st 2016, 12:43
related countries: Philippines Philippines, United States United States

The US says it will seek clarity from the Philippines on President Rodrigo Duterte's announcement while in China of a "separation from the US".
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Revolutionary tours for China officials

Thursday, October 20th 2016, 23:28

In an effort to tackle corruption, China is sending Communist Party officials on educational visits to the pilgrimage sites of the revolution.
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Duterte in China: Xi lauds 'milestone' Duterte visit

Thursday, October 20th 2016, 17:33
related countries: Philippines Philippines
related places: Beijing

Chinese leader Xi Jinping welcomes his Filipino counterpart's visit to Beijing as a "milestone" as the two preside over of trade deals worth $13.5bn.
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China's Shenzhou 11 docks at Tiangong 2 space station

Wednesday, October 19th 2016, 6:01

Two Chinese astronauts have docked with the Tiangong 2 space lab, where they will live for the next 30 days conducting experiments.
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Astronauts enter China's space station

Wednesday, October 19th 2016, 2:53

A pair of astronauts have entered China's Tiangong 2 space station as they begin the country's longest manned space mission.
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US extradites Mexican-Chinese businessman Zhenli Ye Gon

Wednesday, October 19th 2016, 0:38
related countries: Mexico Mexico, United States United States

A Chinese-born Mexican businessman accused of drug trafficking arrives in Mexico after losing a nine-year battle against extradition from the US.
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China officials confess to corruption in new TV series

Tuesday, October 18th 2016, 16:35

A new documentary series showing corrupt Communist Party officials making confessions is proving a hit in China.
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Ban rap track, White House urged

Monday, October 17th 2016, 16:11

Petition against song said to incite crime against Chinese Americans gets enough signatures to obligate White House to respond.
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Inside China's space base as mission blasts off

Monday, October 17th 2016, 14:59

The BBC's Stephen McDonnell gets a rare glimpse inside China's launch base as two astronauts blast off to spend 30 days in orbit in the Tiangong 2 space lab.
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Dutch ambassador to China suspended amid 'affair' reports

Monday, October 17th 2016, 11:39
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

An inquiry has begun into the Dutch ambassador to China, Ron Keller, amid reports that he had a secret relationship with a Chinese employee.
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China's Shenzhou 11 blasts off on space station mission

Monday, October 17th 2016, 10:12

China launches a rocket carrying two astronauts to its orbiting space station in a mission designed to develop the country's ability to explore space.
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Chinese space mission blasts off

Monday, October 17th 2016, 1:01

China launches a manned mission to its Tiangong 2 space station.
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China backs Brics nations despite global uncertainty

Sunday, October 16th 2016, 12:50
related countries: Brazil Brazil, India India, Russia Russia, South Africa South Africa

China's president says the long-term prospects of Brics nations Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa are still positive despite global uncertainty.
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China arrests over illegal network determining baby gender

Saturday, October 15th 2016, 16:30

Police in China detain 75 people in connection with a widespread network that illegally determined the gender of unborn babies.
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Crown Resorts employees including Australians 'held' in China

Saturday, October 15th 2016, 10:48
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia

Australian officials say they are investigating reports that 18 employees of a gambling company based in Australia have been detained in China.
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Three elephants rescued from reservoir in China

Thursday, October 13th 2016, 8:14

Three wild elephants that were stuck in a reservoir in China's Yunnan province for more than two days have been freed.
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Western contact with China began long before Marco Polo, experts say

Wednesday, October 12th 2016, 14:16

China and the West were in contact more than 1,500 years before European explorer Marco Polo arrived in China, new finds suggest.
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Hong Kong rebel lawmakers protest China at oath-taking

Wednesday, October 12th 2016, 11:03
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Three incoming Hong Kong lawmakers are not sworn into the Legislative Council after using their oaths to stage anti-China protests.
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Chinese authorities hunt for 50 cobras after mass escape

Wednesday, October 12th 2016, 4:47

Authorities in eastern China are searching for 50 monocled baby cobras, after about 200 escape from an illegal farm in August.
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China building collapse kills at least 22

Tuesday, October 11th 2016, 4:15
related places: Wenzhou

Twenty two people are confirmed dead after a row of residential buildings collapses in Wenzhou in eastern China, state media reports.
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Spielberg and Alibaba in global movie tie-up

Monday, October 10th 2016, 6:59

China's Alibaba teams up with Steven Spielberg to "bring more of China to America, and bring some more of America to China".
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Chinese wine-tasters scoop surprise win in France

Sunday, October 9th 2016, 11:13
related countries: France France

A Chinese team wins a wine taste test in France, in what organisers call "a thunderbolt in the world of wine".
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China's bright future

Thursday, October 6th 2016, 9:40

The majority of Chinese people are hopeful that their living standards will improve, that corruption is being cleaned up and that their country's power is rising, a survey says.
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Ethiopia-Djibouti electric railway line opens

Wednesday, October 5th 2016, 17:01
related countries: Djibouti Djibouti, Ethiopia Ethiopia
related places: Addis Ababa

A Chinese-built electric train service from Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa, to the Red Sea port in Djibouti opens with a test run for passengers.
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Taking the rap?

Monday, October 3rd 2016, 23:36

Chinese Americans are petitioning President Obama to act against a rap track they say incites criminals to target their homes.
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iPhone 7? You're fired!

Saturday, October 1st 2016, 23:10

Why buying Apple's latest phone could be a bad career move in China.
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Up close at the 'Olympics of Chinese food'

Saturday, October 1st 2016, 0:07

The BBC's The Food Chain visited Rotterdam for an event known as 'the Olympics of Chinese food'.
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Chinese man 'killed 17 neighbours to cover up murder of parents'

Friday, September 30th 2016, 15:21

A Chinese man has confessed to killing his parents and then killing 17 neighbours in an attempt to cover up his crime, state media report.
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Chinese fishermen killed in S Korea coastguard clash

Friday, September 30th 2016, 10:26
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Three Chinese fishermen die in a fire after South Korean coastguard officers boarded their boat and threw "flashbang" grenades into the wheel-house.
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Divorce on display

Friday, September 30th 2016, 10:18

China has begun to live-stream court proceedings across much of the country, but does this really mean greater transparency?
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China starts streaming court trials

Friday, September 30th 2016, 10:17

China has begun streaming court proceedings in many parts of the country in an apparent show of transparency.
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Glass loos with a view open in China

Friday, September 30th 2016, 4:02

China's recent obsession with glass tourist attractions goes round the U-bend with the opening of see-through treetop toilets.
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How many baby pandas can you count?

Thursday, September 29th 2016, 18:08
related places: Chengdu

Twenty-three giant panda cubs have made their public debut at a research centre in Chengdu in south west China.
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Typhoon Megi: Search for missing after China landslides

Thursday, September 29th 2016, 9:47

At least 33 people are missing in China's eastern Zhejiang province after heavy rains triggered two landslides, state media says.
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China Typhoon Megi: Rescuers struggle with mudslides and floods

Thursday, September 29th 2016, 9:41

Rescuers in China's eastern Zhejiang province have been searching for survivors at the site of landslides triggered by heavy rain.
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Chinese investors pay A$88.88m for Sydney property

Wednesday, September 28th 2016, 5:19
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Chinese investors pay a "lucky" A$88,888,888.88 for a Sydney property, as new warnings emerge about a property bubble in the Australian city.
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US hits Chinese firm with sanctions over North Korea ties

Tuesday, September 27th 2016, 0:55
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

The US puts sanctions on a Chinese company and four executives alleged to have helped North Korea's nuclear programme.
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Japan scrambles jets over China flights along Miyako Straits

Monday, September 26th 2016, 7:22
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan says it scrambled fighter jets on Sunday after Chinese military aircraft flew between two southern Japanese islands.
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Wanda steps up rivalry against Disney in China with second park

Monday, September 26th 2016, 6:08
related places: Shanghai

China's Dalian Wanda steps up competition with Walt Disney's Shanghai resort, opening its second theme park in the country.
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Shocking death

Friday, September 23rd 2016, 23:33

A murder case in China - where a teenager reportedly killed her mother after being sent to an internet addiction treatment centre, has sparked shock across the country.
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China spends more in the world than the world spends in China

Friday, September 23rd 2016, 9:51

For the first time, Chinese companies invest more abroad than foreign companies invest in China, data for 2015 shows.
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Italian driver races China daredevil road in record time

Friday, September 23rd 2016, 7:20
related countries: Italy Italy

An Italian driver races China's Tongtian Road, considered one of the world's most dangerous, in record time.
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Journalist 'suspended for her accessories' in China

Friday, September 23rd 2016, 0:08

A Chinese journalist is suspended after a photograph of her interviewing flood workers while wearing sunglasses and carrying an umbrella went viral.
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Chinese officials criticised over 'ugly' Great Wall repairs

Thursday, September 22nd 2016, 16:29

Photos posted to social media show repair works on China's Great Wall from two years ago resembling modern concrete paths.
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China rights lawyer Xia Lin jailed for 12 years

Thursday, September 22nd 2016, 11:05

Chinese human rights lawyer Xia Lin, whose clients included dissident artist Ai Weiwei, faces 12 years behind bars after being found guilty of fraud.
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Tesla updates software after car hack

Wednesday, September 21st 2016, 1:48

Tesla updates its software after Chinese researchers hack into its electric cars and take control.
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Pinewood Studios to expand into China

Tuesday, September 20th 2016, 8:55

Pinewood Studios, which has produced blockbusters such as Star Wars and the James Bond franchise, is now setting up a representative office in China.
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US President Barack Obama urges China to tackle excess capacity

Tuesday, September 20th 2016, 1:58
related countries: United States United States

In a meeting with China's Premier Li Keqiang, US President Barack Obama urges the nation to speed up efforts to tackle excess capacity.
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Be-all-and-end-all?

Monday, September 19th 2016, 23:55

Chinese social media users have been expressing doubts about the institution of marriage, prompted by a post on a popular Sina Weibo account about a New York Times report.
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Great Barrier Reef disaster: Chinese coal ship to pay $29m

Monday, September 19th 2016, 10:12

A Chinese coal ship which destroyed a stretch of coral in the Great Barrier Reef is to pay $29.6m in compensation - an amount criticised as "inadequate".
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Global banking watchdog warns over Chinese banks

Sunday, September 18th 2016, 20:30

Risks of a Chinese banking crisis are mounting according to a warning indicator from the Bank for International Settlements.
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Dog helps Chinese share pain of rejection

Friday, September 16th 2016, 11:16

A video showing a dog in an animal shelter going through an array of emotions after finding out he has been adopted has hit a nerve in China.
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China releases Canadian in spy case after two years

Friday, September 16th 2016, 1:06
related countries: Canada Canada

A Canadian man arrested with his wife in China two years ago on espionage charges returns home.
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Blast off for China's second trial space station

Thursday, September 15th 2016, 15:01
related places: Gobi

China's second experimental space station, Tiangong 2, has launched from the Gobi desert.
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China launches second trial space station

Thursday, September 15th 2016, 14:48

China launches a second experimental space station, Tiangong 2, as it looks to have a crewed outpost by around 2022.
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Chinese actress' death sparks cancer treatment debate

Thursday, September 15th 2016, 11:28

The death of a young Chinese actress from cancer has sparked a debate online - because she initially chose traditional Chinese medicine over chemotherapy.
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Typhoon Meranti mop up continues in southern China

Thursday, September 15th 2016, 10:33

Communities are mopping up in southern China after the region was hit by a powerful typhoon but doing so in a hurry because another storm is closing in. Stephen McDonell reports.
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Typhoon Meranti slams southern China after battering Taiwan

Thursday, September 15th 2016, 3:24
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Powerful Typhoon Meranti hits south-east China after killing one person in Taiwan and leaving more than half a million homes without power.
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That's my seat

Wednesday, September 14th 2016, 23:05

Claims that a senior police official travelled first class in somebody else's reserved seat vanish from Chinese social media.
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Wukan China unrest: 'A village under siege'

Wednesday, September 14th 2016, 15:35
related places: Wukan

The village of Wukan in the southern Guangdong province of China is in apparent lockdown, as police arrest those seen as agitators, and BBC journalists are told to leave.
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Wukan unrest: Chinese police offer rewards to find five suspects

Tuesday, September 13th 2016, 17:39
related places: Wukan

Police in China offer large rewards to find five people following violent protests in the southern fishing village of Wukan.
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Cheers and jeers

Tuesday, September 13th 2016, 16:56

An infamous alcoholic drink, Four Loko, has made its way to China, amid a discussion about the country's drinking culture.
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Homes raided in China protest village

Tuesday, September 13th 2016, 9:00
related places: Wukan

Police launch an operation in the Chinese village of Wukan to end protests over the jailing of the elected village chief, with reports of clashes.
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'Suicidal driver' cause of deadly Taiwan bus crash

Saturday, September 10th 2016, 13:38
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

A suicidal driver was the cause of a bus crash in Taiwan that killed an entire Chinese tour group in July, investigators say.
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How one man is saving China's endangered bees

Friday, September 9th 2016, 10:27

Watch how 60-year-old Li Yongchang decided to keep indigenous Chinese bees a decade ago in order to protect them
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China protest village leader Lin Zuluan convicted

Thursday, September 8th 2016, 10:04

A Chinese village leader involved in protests against land seizures is sentenced to three years in jail on corruption charges.
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Australian senator resigns over Chinese payments scandal

Wednesday, September 7th 2016, 8:51
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian opposition senator Sam Dastyari resigns from the Labor front bench over a foreign donation scandal involving Chinese companies.
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A 16-year-old British girl earns £48,000 helping Chinese people name their babies

Wednesday, September 7th 2016, 4:54
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Beau Jessop, a 16-year-old from Gloucestershire, names more than 200,000 babies in China and is paid £48,000 for the privilege.
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Hong Kong activist Nathan Law denies seeking independence

Tuesday, September 6th 2016, 15:06
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Hong Kong democracy activist Nathan Law says he is "not advocating" independence from China after winning a Legislative Council seat.
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China warns Hong Kong democracy activists after election

Tuesday, September 6th 2016, 12:39
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Anyone advocating Hong Kong's independence could be punished, China warns, after young pro-democracy activists win seats on the Legislative Council.
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