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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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US mulls putting NK on terror list

Sunday, December 21st 2014, 14:27
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

The US is considering putting North Korea back on its terrorism sponsors list, President Barack Obama says, after a cyber-attack on Sony Pictures.
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VIDEO: Cyclist survives fall under lorry

Saturday, December 20th 2014, 15:55

A cyclist in China avoids serious injury after being knocked off his bike by a truck at a busy junction.
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VIDEO: Protests as Xi Jinping visits Macau

Saturday, December 20th 2014, 15:02
related countries: Macau Macau, Portugal Portugal

Chinese President Xi Jinping is visiting Macau to mark the 15th anniversary of the former Portuguese colony's return to China.
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Xi defends 'one-China' idea in Macau

Saturday, December 20th 2014, 14:02
related countries: Macau Macau

Chinese President Xi Jinping urges Macau residents to respect the "one-China" policy, amid street protests in the former Portuguese colony.
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China rules against 'gay therapy'

Friday, December 19th 2014, 16:28

China orders a psychological clinic to pay compensation to a gay man who was given electric shocks in an attempt to make him heterosexual.
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Pilot jailed over deadly China crash

Friday, December 19th 2014, 7:09

A Chinese court has jailed a pilot for three years over a 2010 crash in Heilongjiang province that left 44 people dead.
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China revises up 2013 economy size

Friday, December 19th 2014, 6:26
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

China revises up the size of its economy in 2013 by 3.4%, which works out to about the size of Malaysia's economic output.
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Apple 'failing to protect workers'

Thursday, December 18th 2014, 18:27

Poor treatment of workers in the Chinese factories which make Apple products is discovered by an undercover BBC Panorama investigation.
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China village 'shuns' boy with HIV

Thursday, December 18th 2014, 11:35

About 200 villagers in China's Sichuan province have petitioned authorities to "isolate" an HIV-positive eight-year-old, report local media.
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Avon fined $135m for China bribes

Thursday, December 18th 2014, 3:39
related countries: United States United States
related places: Avon, Beauty

Beauty company Avon has been fined by the US Securities and Exchange Commission for paying bribes and gifts to Chinese officials.
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Fatal tourist balloon crash in Turkey

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 10:01
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia, Turkey Turkey

A Chinese tourist is killed and nine other people, thought to be Chinese and Malaysian, are injured in a hot air balloon crash in Turkey.
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VIDEO: Could this be the last Dalai Lama?

Tuesday, December 16th 2014, 23:17
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK has been soft on China over the Hong Kong protest because Britain is economically weak, the Dalai Lama suggests.
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Three hurt in Xinjiang knife attack

Tuesday, December 16th 2014, 3:59
related places: Xinjiang

Chinese authorities have arrested a knife-wielding man who injured three people at a bus stop in Xinjiang, local media report.
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China's manufacturing in contraction

Tuesday, December 16th 2014, 2:50

China's factory activity is in contraction at the year-end, based on a private survey, reinforcing calls for more stimulus.
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Executed Chinese teenager 'innocent'

Monday, December 15th 2014, 11:24

A court in China clears a teenager of the rape and murder of a woman in a public toilet, 18 years after he was executed.
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China commemorates Nanjing massacre

Saturday, December 13th 2014, 8:26
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Nanjing

Chinese President Xi Jinping presides over his country's first state commemoration of the Nanjing massacre, committed by Japanese troops in 1937.
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Energy stocks weigh on Wall Street

Friday, December 12th 2014, 21:21
related countries: United States United States
related places: Wall Street

US stocks end their worst week of 2014, as lower as oil prices continue to weigh on energy stocks.
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Pope declines Dalai Lama meeting

Friday, December 12th 2014, 21:17
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

Pope Francis declines to meet exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama in Rome, as the Vatican seeks to improve ties with China.
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China bans anthem from weddings

Friday, December 12th 2014, 16:36

China is banning the national anthem from being performed at weddings, funerals, commercial and other non-political events, state media reports.
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Free food for obese men, thin women

Friday, December 12th 2014, 13:23

A restaurant in China gives discounts to overweight men, but women are rewarded for weighing less.
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Hong Kong protests: Has Beijing won?

Friday, December 12th 2014, 12:24
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Carrie Gracie assesses the dwindling Hong Kong protests
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China buys Australian building firm

Friday, December 12th 2014, 2:22
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia

A Chinese construction giant is set to buy one of Australia's largest construction companies for $1.15bn Australian dollars ($951m; £603m).
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Xinjiang city to ban Islamic veil

Thursday, December 11th 2014, 14:48
related places: Xinjiang

The Islamic face veil is to be banned in public in the capital of China's restive Xinjiang region, home to the Muslim Uighur minority.
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Ding rises to world number one spot

Thursday, December 11th 2014, 13:34

China's Ding Junhui becomes snooker's 11th world number one and the first player from Asia to achieve the feat.
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Vietnamese brides 'vanish' in China

Thursday, December 11th 2014, 7:39
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam
related places: Hebei

Authorities are investigating the disappearance of more than 100 Vietnamese brides in Hebei, local reports say.
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China's inflation hits five-year low

Wednesday, December 10th 2014, 10:23

Inflation in China eased to a five-year low in November, suggesting continued weakness in the Asian economic giant.
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Japan's Nikkei leads Asia lower

Wednesday, December 10th 2014, 6:40
related countries: Japan Japan

Asian shares were mostly lower as data from the region's leaders, China and Japan, showed weaker economic growth.
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China jails top official over bribes

Wednesday, December 10th 2014, 3:22

Liu Tienan, a former top economic official, is jailed for life in China for taking bribes, in a case which exposed high-level corruption.
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KFC owner hit by slow China sales

Wednesday, December 10th 2014, 0:32

The owner of KFC and Pizza Hut restaurants, Yum Brands, is once again slashing its profit forecast for the year, due to slower recovery in China.
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Death penalty for Xinjiang attackers

Monday, December 8th 2014, 11:40
related places: Xinjiang

Six people are handed death sentences for an attack on a market in western China's Xinjiang province that killed 39 people in May.
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China trade data below expectations

Monday, December 8th 2014, 4:08

Trade data from China, the world's second largest economy, came in well below expectations on Monday, heightening fears of a sharper slowdown.
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VIDEO: LS Lowry exhibited in China

Sunday, December 7th 2014, 23:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Nanjing

Works of British artist LS Lowry are being exhibited solo for the first time outside of the UK when they go on display in Nanjing in China.
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Why China sees itself in Lowry's paintings of industrial Britain

Sunday, December 7th 2014, 21:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Why Lowry's paintings of industrial Britain are a hit in China
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The twilight world of China's wild west

Sunday, December 7th 2014, 0:17

China's wild west where you are never alone
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China arrests ex-security chief Zhou

Saturday, December 6th 2014, 11:57

Chinese ex-security chief Zhou Yongkang is arrested and expelled from the Communist Party for alleged corruption, state media report.
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Xi cages big tiger in anti-corruption drive

Saturday, December 6th 2014, 5:18

Mighty fall in China's anti-corruption drive
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Kenya breaks 'cyber crime network'

Thursday, December 4th 2014, 13:49
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Nairobi

Kenyan police say they have cracked a cyber crime centre run by 77 Chinese nationals from upmarket homes in the capital, Nairobi.
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China to end prisoners organ harvest

Thursday, December 4th 2014, 11:54

China promises to stop harvesting organs from executed prisoners by 1 January, after repeated pledges to do so in the past.
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China mistress jailed over bribery

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014, 6:29

China jails the mistress of a former top railways official for aiding his bribe-taking, state media report, amid a corruption crackdown.
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Rouble in biggest fall since 1998

Monday, December 1st 2014, 17:28

The rouble suffered its biggest one-day decline since 1998 as oil prices continued to fall on Monday, escalating fears about the Russian economy.
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Asian shares down on China PMI data

Monday, December 1st 2014, 7:24

Most Asian markets were trading lower on Monday after data showed that manufacturing growth in the region's leader China slowed in November.
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Taiwan cabinet resigns after defeat

Monday, December 1st 2014, 7:19
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Taiwan's cabinet resigns after the ruling pro-Beijing Kuomintang (KMT) party suffers its biggest ever defeat in local elections.
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China's manufacturing growth slows

Monday, December 1st 2014, 2:36

China's factory activity slows by more than expected in November, highlighting how a cooling economy is impacting its vast manufacturing sector.
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VIDEO: Man escapes as sinkhole swallows car

Monday, December 1st 2014, 1:18

A driver in China managed to jump out of his car just moments before it was swallowed by a sinkhole.
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UK MPs barred entry to Hong Kong

Sunday, November 30th 2014, 18:21
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Chinese embassy tells a cross-party group of MPs it will not be able to go ahead with a planned visit to Hong Kong.
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Taiwan premier quits after poll loss

Saturday, November 29th 2014, 15:45
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

The Prime Minister of Taiwan, Jiang Yi-huah, quits after candidates for his ruling pro-China party suffer heavy defeats in local elections.
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Xinjiang violence leaves 15 dead

Saturday, November 29th 2014, 12:47
related places: Xinjiang

At least 15 people are killed and 14 others injured during an attack in the far western Chinese region of Xinjiang, state media has reported.
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Taiwan holds biggest local elections

Saturday, November 29th 2014, 11:17
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Polls close in Taiwan's local elections, widely seen as a referendum on the China policy of the governing party.
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Chinese smokers face cigarette ban

Friday, November 28th 2014, 17:11
related places: Beijing

Smokers in China's capital are to be banned from lighting up in all indoor public spaces under plans being introduced by the Beijing government.
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Newspaper retracts 'sex slaves' term

Friday, November 28th 2014, 13:51
related countries: Japan Japan, South Korea South Korea

Japan's biggest paper retracts use of the term "sex slaves" for women who worked in World War Two army brothels in a controversial move.
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Xinjiang to hire 3,000 ex-soldiers

Friday, November 28th 2014, 12:39
related places: Xinjiang

The capital of China's restive region of Xinjiang will recruit 3,000 carefully vetted former soldiers as guards.
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VIDEO: Putin's tiger 'raids Chinese farms'

Friday, November 28th 2014, 3:33
related countries: Russia Russia

A Siberian tiger, released into the wild by Russian President Vladimir Putin, has apparently been killing animals on a Chinese farm.
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Can Barbie conquer China?

Wednesday, November 26th 2014, 20:22

Can the doll make it in China at the second attempt?
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China drafts domestic violence law

Wednesday, November 26th 2014, 13:18

China drafts its first national law against domestic violence, long seen as a private matter in the country.
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Uighur scholar's students on trial

Wednesday, November 26th 2014, 11:52
related places: Xinjiang

Seven university students linked to jailed Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti have reportedly gone on trial in China's westernmost province of Xinjiang.
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Northern China mine fire kills 24

Wednesday, November 26th 2014, 2:22

At least 24 miners are killed and dozens are injured by a fire at a mine in China's Liaoning province, state media report.
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Burmese girls 'sold as China brides'

Monday, November 24th 2014, 13:49
related countries: Burma Burma

Chinese police arrest a gang accused of trafficking 14 women and selling them as wives in rural China, state media reports.
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Asia hits highs on China rate cut

Monday, November 24th 2014, 9:32

Asian shares surge as investors welcome China's interest rate cut and comments from the European Central Bank hinting at more stimulus action.
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Nine Chinese convicted of poaching

Monday, November 24th 2014, 9:05
related countries: Philippines Philippines

A Philippines court find nine Chinese fishermen guilty of poaching 500 endangered sea turtles in a disputed area of the South China Sea.
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China swimmer Sun Yang 'was banned'

Monday, November 24th 2014, 7:49

Chinese Olympics champion swimmer Sun Yang was banned for three months earlier this year after failing a drugs test, state media report.
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VIDEO: What makes the Chinese laugh?

Sunday, November 23rd 2014, 23:56
related countries: United States United States
related places: Beijing, Why

Why one Irish-American comedian is trying stand-up in Beijing
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Blind Massage in Golden Horse sweep

Sunday, November 23rd 2014, 12:58
related countries: France France, Taiwan Taiwan

Chinese-French film Blind Massage picks up six awards at Taiwan's 51st Golden Horse awards.
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US stocks boosted by China rate cut

Friday, November 21st 2014, 22:32
related countries: United States United States
related places: Stocks, Wall Street

US stocks close at yet another record high after China announced a surprise rate cut and the head of the European Central Bank hinted at further stimulus action.
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China rate cut spurs global markets

Friday, November 21st 2014, 17:11
related countries: United States United States

A cut in interest rates in China and comments from Europe's Central Bank chief spur US markets on to fresh highs
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China cuts rates to revive growth

Friday, November 21st 2014, 12:52

The People's Bank of China is cutting its one year deposit rate by 0.25% to try to revive the flagging economy
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China in call to resolve conflicts

Friday, November 21st 2014, 11:27

China's defence minister says he wants to enhance dialogue to manage disputes with neighbouring countries, striking a reconciliatory note.
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Whelan sorry for 'offensive' comments

Friday, November 21st 2014, 9:17

Wigan owner Dave Whelan apologises for comments about Jewish and Chinese people in a controversial newspaper interview.
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VIDEO: 'Childbirth pain' lessons for men

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 23:39

A hospital in China is trying to teach fathers-to-be about the experience of giving birth.
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Chinese journalist on trial for leaking state secrets

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 18:20

What did journalist Gao Yu do to anger Party leaders?
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VIDEO: Two killed in China pile-up

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 13:05

At least two people were killed and many more injured when at least 70 vehicles we involved in a mass pile-up on a Chinese expressway.
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Asia trades on China and Japan data

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 10:54
related countries: Japan Japan

Asian shares were mixed on Thursday after trade data from the world's third largest economy, Japan, showed that global demand was picking up.
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Seven killed in China stabbing

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 8:50

A man stabs seven people to death at a hospital in north-eastern China - the latest in a series of knife attacks in the country.
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China's factory activity stagnates

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 5:15

Activity in some of China's factories and workshops hits a six month low in November, a fresh survey shows.
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Has China overcome its web paranoia?

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 4:33
related places: Beijing

But can Beijing conquer its paranoia over the internet?
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VIDEO: China web 'connected but controlled'

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 0:50

China'Â’s global internet conference is part of a move towards playing a bigger role in influencing international cyberspace.
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VIDEO: China's internet curbs in 60 seconds

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 15:14

China has been criticised over its tight internet controls, but that has not stopped the country from holding its first world internet conference.
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China web conference draws criticism

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 13:02

China opens its first world internet conference with a call for more controls on cyberspace, amid criticism of Beijing's web practices.
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VIDEO: Tackling Taiwan's animal smugglers

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 10:30
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Taiwanese authorities face a growing challenge to stop a wide and bold network of animal smugglers who have been tapping into the island's rich reserves to profit from China's huge appetite for wild animals.
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Australia trade deal buoys education

Tuesday, November 18th 2014, 5:08
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia's international education industry will benefit hugely from a major trade deal sealed on Monday with China, experts say.
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VIDEO: Top Gear comes to China minus Clarkson

Monday, November 17th 2014, 19:54

Top Gear, the BBC car review show that is the most watched factual television programme in the world, is being broadcast in China with a different presenter line-up.
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Top Gear gets Chinese version

Monday, November 17th 2014, 17:38

Did China tame Top Gear minus Jeremy Clarkson?
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Men 'release 1,000 mice' in village

Monday, November 17th 2014, 15:32

Two men detained in southern China after village is inundated with rodents.
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China and Australia seal trade deal

Monday, November 17th 2014, 8:04
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia
related places: Canberra

China and Australia seal a major free trade agreement, after the Chinese president makes a rare address to parliament in Canberra.
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VIDEO: Driverless cars compete in China

Monday, November 17th 2014, 8:02

China has been holding its sixth driverless car competition, with the unmanned vehicles having to navigate their way through various obstacles.
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VIDEO: China and Australia sign trade deal

Monday, November 17th 2014, 6:58
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia and China have signed a landmark free trade agreement, after almost a decade of negotiations.
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China food plant fire kills 18

Monday, November 17th 2014, 4:41

A fire in a carrot-packaging plant in eastern China kills at least 18 people and injures 13 more, state media report.
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VIDEO: China facing cancer 'epidemic'

Monday, November 17th 2014, 1:03

Doctors in China try to cope with a huge increase in the number of cases of cancer.
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China to double Iranian investment

Sunday, November 16th 2014, 19:04
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Mehr

China will double investment in Iranian infrastructure projects to more than $52bn according to Iran's Mehr news agency.
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VIDEO: HK students denied Beijing flight

Saturday, November 15th 2014, 17:55
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong
related places: Beijing

Three pro-democracy student leaders from Hong Kong have been stopped from boarding a plane to Beijing.
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HK protesters denied Beijing flight

Saturday, November 15th 2014, 11:37
related places: Beijing

Three Hong Kong pro-democracy protest leaders are stopped from boarding a plane to Beijing, as authorities say their travel permits are invalid.
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