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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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VIDEO: China air zone 'purely for defence'

Monday, January 6th 2014, 1:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Beijing

China's ambassador to the UK has told the BBC that the air-control zone, which Beijing set up over disputed islands in the East China Sea, is "purely for defence".
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VIDEO: Swimmers brave icy water for contest

Sunday, January 5th 2014, 18:19
related places: Harbin

More than 700 competitors braved icy waters to compete in an annual ice swimming competition in the northern Chinese city of Harbin.
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US ice-breaker to rescue stuck ships

Sunday, January 5th 2014, 5:13
related countries: Antarctica Antarctica, Australia Australia, United States United States

A US ice-breaker, the Polar Star, is to help two ships stuck in thick ice in Antarctica, after requests from China and Australia.
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VIDEO: Artists create fantasy world from ice

Sunday, January 5th 2014, 2:04

The annual Harbin International Ice Festival has begun in China with more than 7,000 people working to help the artists shape their creations.
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VIDEO: China joins Syria chemical mission

Saturday, January 4th 2014, 19:41
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus, Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

A Chinese frigate which is taking part in the mission to remove Syria's chemical weapons stockpile under an agreement that followed a chemical attack near Damascus last year, has docked in Cyprus.
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Antarctic rescue ship stuck in ice

Saturday, January 4th 2014, 3:56
related countries: Antarctica Antarctica

The Chinese ship Xue Long that helped rescue passengers stranded on a research vessel in Antarctica confirms it is itself stuck in the ice.
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Farewell to Shanghai's labour camps

Saturday, January 4th 2014, 2:34
related places: Shanghai

Controversial Chinese system comes to a close
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VIDEO: China labour camps close

Saturday, January 4th 2014, 0:32

China's "re-education through labour" camps appear to be closing, one week after their abolition was formally signed into law.
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VIDEO: China's 'top drug village' raided

Friday, January 3rd 2014, 20:26

Police in China say they smashed a drugs ring with raids at dawn by 3,000 armed officers.
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VIDEO: Boy, 9, sets Rubik's Cube 'record'

Friday, January 3rd 2014, 15:04

A nine-year-old boy from north east China sets a new world record in his age group for solving a Rubik's Cube, according to Chinese state media.
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VIDEO: Huge crystal meth raid in China village

Friday, January 3rd 2014, 10:22
related places: Lufeng

Police in China confiscate three tonnes of the drug methamphetamine and arrest 182 people during raids in Boshe village, Lufeng city.
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Antarctic rescue ship 'may be stuck'

Friday, January 3rd 2014, 9:53
related countries: Antarctica Antarctica

The Chinese ship that helped rescue passengers stranded on a research vessel in Antarctica may now itself be stuck in the ice.
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China seizes drugs at a village

Friday, January 3rd 2014, 7:37

Police in China confiscate three tonnes of the drug methamphetamine and arrest 182 people during raids at a village in southern Guangdong, officials say.
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VIDEO: Beijing's swimmers brave icy waters

Friday, January 3rd 2014, 0:50

Diving into icy waters to escape life's pressures
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US Chinese consulate hit by arson

Thursday, January 2nd 2014, 20:54
related countries: United States United States
related places: San Francisco

The Chinese consulate in San Francisco is damaged as its main gate is set on fire on Wednesday night in a "vicious" arson attack.
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Murdoch sells China television stake

Thursday, January 2nd 2014, 19:46

Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox is selling its 47% holding in Chinese television company, Star China TV.
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Wal-Mart recalls Chinese donkey meat

Thursday, January 2nd 2014, 12:47
related countries: United States United States

US retail giant Wal-Mart recalls a donkey meat product in China after tests showed it contained traces of other animals.
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Chinese fans relish new Sherlock

Thursday, January 2nd 2014, 12:31

Gay love theory as Chinese fans relish new series
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China sacks official over poll fraud

Thursday, January 2nd 2014, 9:04

A senior Chinese official is sacked in relation to an electoral fraud scandal that saw 500 lawmakers resign, the Communist Party watchdog says.
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Balloon to disputed islands crashes

Thursday, January 2nd 2014, 4:41
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's Coast Guard says it has rescued a Chinese man whose hot air balloon crashed as he was trying to fly to a group of disputed islands.
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The Chinese farmer who amputated his own leg

Wednesday, January 1st 2014, 0:43

The Chinese farmer who amputated his own leg
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US hails Guantanamo 'milestone'

Tuesday, December 31st 2013, 15:32
related countries: Slovakia Slovakia, United States United States

The US hails the release of the last three Chinese Muslim Uighurs from the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay as a "significant milestone".
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Yutu rover pictured from orbit

Tuesday, December 31st 2013, 10:38
related countries: United States United States
related places: Moon

The American Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter snaps images of the Chinese Yutu rover on the surface of the Moon.
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China doctor admits baby theft

Tuesday, December 31st 2013, 9:27

A Chinese obstetrician is on trial for stealing newborn babies and selling them to child traffickers, the court and state media report.
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View from China on the threats to world peace

Tuesday, December 31st 2013, 1:21

Which country is the biggest threat to world peace?
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Police kill eight in Xinjiang clash

Monday, December 30th 2013, 7:18
related places: Xinjiang

Police in China's restive Xinjiang region shoot dead eight people during a violent clash on Monday, a state news portal says.
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China adviser probed for corruption

Monday, December 30th 2013, 4:10

A top Chinese political adviser, who was once an aide to ex-security chief Zhou Yongkang, is being investigated for corruption, the government says.
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VIDEO: Chinese ice fishing festival opens

Sunday, December 29th 2013, 9:14
related places: Jilin

Thousands have flocked to an annual ice fishing festival in Jilin province in north east China
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Year in Pictures: China 2013

Sunday, December 29th 2013, 0:15

Images of an eventful 12 months in China
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VIDEO: Antarctic ship rescue hampered by ice

Saturday, December 28th 2013, 18:00

A Chinese icebreaker vessel has failed to reach a scientific ship trapped in pack ice off East Antarctica.
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Mass China poll bribe resignations

Saturday, December 28th 2013, 14:51

More than 500 municipal lawmakers in one Chinese province have stood down following an electoral fraud scandal, according to state media.
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Ice hampers Antarctic ship rescue

Saturday, December 28th 2013, 14:08

A scientific mission ship, trapped in dense pack ice off East Antarctica, is still awaiting rescue after a Chinese icebreaker failed to reach it.
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China reforms one-child policy

Saturday, December 28th 2013, 8:46

China's top legislature formally adopts a resolution easing the country's one-child policy, and abolishes re-education through labour camps.
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Four jailed over melon-seller death

Friday, December 27th 2013, 11:39

Four urban security personnel are jailed over the death of a fruit-seller in southern China which created a public outcry.
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GM recalls 1.5m cars in China

Friday, December 27th 2013, 10:56

General Motors and its Chinese partner firm are recalling about 1.46 million cars amid concerns about their safety.
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China official probed for corruption

Friday, December 27th 2013, 10:06
related places: Xinjiang

China is investigating a top political adviser and former deputy Communist Party chief in Xinjiang for corruption, the party's discipline watchdog says.
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VIDEO: Blast rips through China mall

Friday, December 27th 2013, 4:45

Four people have been killed and dozens injured after a blast ripped through a shopping mall in the centre of Luzhou City in China's south-western Sichuan Province.
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China condemns Japan PM shrine visit

Thursday, December 26th 2013, 11:31
related countries: Japan Japan, South Korea South Korea

China and South Korea condemn Japan PM Shinzo Abe's visit to a controversial shrine to war dead that includes hundreds of WW2 war criminals.
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China marks Mao's birth anniversary

Thursday, December 26th 2013, 9:54

Celebrations are being held in China to commemorate the 120th of the birth of Mao Zedong, the founder of modern China.
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Japan PM visits Yasukuni shrine

Thursday, December 26th 2013, 8:41
related countries: Japan Japan, South Korea South Korea
related places: Yasukuni

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits a shrine that honours soldiers including WW2 criminals, angering China and South Korea.
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11 slogans that changed China

Thursday, December 26th 2013, 3:20

...and 10 other slogans that changed China
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Chinese smugglers 'dig tunnel to HK'

Wednesday, December 25th 2013, 10:06
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

China uncovers a tunnel from the mainland to Hong Kong, apparently built by gangs aiming to smuggle mobile phones and other electric goods.
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Mao Zedong remembered: China's multi-faceted deep-thinking leader

Wednesday, December 25th 2013, 2:06
related countries: United States United States

US man recalls meeting modern China's founding father
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VIDEO: 'Political lessons' for Chinese bishop

Tuesday, December 24th 2013, 17:17

A Chinese catholic bishop who disappeared from public view almost 18 months ago is now being sent to regular political lessons by the authorities.
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VIDEO: China vaccine scare as babies die

Tuesday, December 24th 2013, 14:13
related places: Xinhua

The number of babies who have died in China after being vaccinated against hepatitis B has risen to eight, state news agency Xinhua reports.
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China probes baby 'vaccines deaths'

Tuesday, December 24th 2013, 11:53

Chinese health experts are investigating the deaths of eight babies who had been vaccinated against hepatitis B, state media report.
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'Political lessons' for China bishop

Tuesday, December 24th 2013, 9:01

What is the fate of China's missing bishop?
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China move calms credit concerns

Tuesday, December 24th 2013, 8:04

China's central bank pumps $5bn (£3.1bn) into the banking system to ease concerns over a credit squeeze that has caused rising interest rates.
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Apple shares rise on Chinese deal

Monday, December 23rd 2013, 16:00
related countries: United States United States
related places: Apple

US technology giant Apple signs a deal to supply its iPhone to China Mobile - the world's largest carrier with over 760 million subscribers.
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VIDEO: Inside a Mao memorabilia shop

Monday, December 23rd 2013, 8:20
related places: Shaoshan

Villagers in Shaoshan, China - Chairman Mao's birthplace - are cashing in by selling Mao memorabilia.
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VIDEO: Apple signs deal with China Mobile

Monday, December 23rd 2013, 7:21
related countries: United States United States
related places: Apple

US technology giant Apple has signed a deal to bring its iPhone to China Mobile - the world's largest carrier.
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French chateau sale ends in tragedy

Saturday, December 21st 2013, 12:48
related countries: France France

A Chinese billionaire and three others are feared dead in a helicopter crash that happened as he was surveying his newly-purchased French vineyard.
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China denounces Japan military plans

Saturday, December 21st 2013, 5:12
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Tokyo

China accuses Japan of using concerns about its national security for military expansion, days after Tokyo announced a rise in defence spending.
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Bolivians cheer satellite launch

Saturday, December 21st 2013, 4:57
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia
related places: La Paz

Thousands of people in La Paz celebrate the launch of Bolivia's first telecommunications satellite from a base in China.
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China rejects US corn over GM fears

Friday, December 20th 2013, 11:36
related countries: United States United States

China rejects 545,000 tons of imported US corn found to contain an unapproved genetically modified strain.
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China money rate hits six-month high

Friday, December 20th 2013, 11:05

China's interbank lending rate rises to its highest level since June, despite regulators' attempts to calm concerns about a potential cash crunch.
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Hershey to buy China confectioner

Friday, December 20th 2013, 7:32

Hershey plans to buy a Chinese confectionery company as it expands its foothold into the world's fastest-growing consumer market.
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China Everbright falls in HK debut

Friday, December 20th 2013, 6:32
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

China Everbright Bank share price falls in its Hong Kong trading debut after raising $3bn (£1.8bn) in the city's largest initial public offering this year.
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China warship was irresponsible - US

Friday, December 20th 2013, 3:22
related countries: United States United States

China was "irresponsible" during a near-collision of a US warship and a Chinese naval vessel earlier this month, US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel says.
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S Korea to repatriate Chinese bodies

Thursday, December 19th 2013, 14:30
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea

South Korea will send home the remains of more than 400 Chinese troops who died during the Korean War.
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Democrat Baucus 'to be China envoy'

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 23:35

Montana Senator Max Baucus is expected to be nominated as ambassador to China, officials from President Barack Obama's Democratic party say.
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How do you know if you've made it in life?

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 22:31

Do Chinese people really measure success by what they own?
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Zhang Ziyi wins sex claims case

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 14:21
related countries: United States United States

Chinese film star Zhang Ziyi wins damages from a US-based website that published false reports she was paid to have sex with top Chinese officials.
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Bitcoin sinks after Chinese action

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 11:51

China restricts local Bitcoin exchanges from being able to receive yuan-based deposits, causing "panic selling" of the virtual currency.
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China confirms US warship incident

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 7:40
related countries: United States United States

China says its warship "encountered" a US vessel, confirming US reports of a near-collision in the South China Sea earlier this month.
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VIDEO: Chinese 'buy' US green cards for $1m

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 0:05
related countries: United States United States

How wealthy Chinese 'buy' US green cards for $1m
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GSK to stop doctor incentive schemes

Tuesday, December 17th 2013, 20:21

Pharmaceuticals giant GlaxoSmithKline is to overhaul incentive schemes following a corruption scandal in China earlier this year.
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Japan arms boost to counter China

Tuesday, December 17th 2013, 12:28
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's cabinet approves a new national security strategy and increases military spending as a response to what it sees as a threat from China.
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VIDEO: China's love-hate Bitcoin relationship

Tuesday, December 17th 2013, 10:26

Chinese investors have limited options where to put their money, but they have been attracted to Bitcoin by the skyrocketing returns.
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Arrests over deadly Xinjiang clash

Tuesday, December 17th 2013, 6:57
related places: Xinjiang

Six people are arrested following a deadly clash in China's restive western region of Xinjiang, officials say.
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Severed hand kept alive on ankle

Monday, December 16th 2013, 17:26

Chinese doctors save a man's severed hand by grafting it to his ankle, buying time before reattaching it to his injured arm.
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Rover landed near 'remarkable' rocks

Monday, December 16th 2013, 15:09

Some of the youngest lava flows on the Moon are within reach of China's Jade Rabbit rover, says a leading lunar scientist.
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Zhou Yongkang next to fall in China corruption purge?

Monday, December 16th 2013, 14:25

Questions surround one of China's most powerful men
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Sixteen dead in China Xinjiang clash

Monday, December 16th 2013, 5:40
related places: Xinjiang

Sixteen people have been killed in violence in China's restive western region of Xinjiang, a state news portal says.
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Moon rover sends back first photos

Sunday, December 15th 2013, 19:11

The first robot to land on the Moon in nearly 40 years, China's Jade Rabbit rover, begins sending back photos with shots of its lunar lander.
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VIDEO: China lands robot rover on moon

Saturday, December 14th 2013, 23:14

China says it has successfully landed an unmanned spacecraft on the moon.
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The true value of China's Jade Rabbit Moon mission

Saturday, December 14th 2013, 19:33

The true value of China's Jade Rabbit Moon mission
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VIDEO: China robot lands on moon

Saturday, December 14th 2013, 14:02

China says it has successfully landed a craft carrying a robotic rover on the surface of the Moon, a major step in its programme of space exploration.
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N Korea 'summons people from China'

Saturday, December 14th 2013, 13:43
related countries: North Korea North Korea

A South Korean report says North Koreans working in China are being summoned back home in the wake of the shock purge of top official Chang Song-thaek.
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VIDEO: China robot set to land on moon

Saturday, December 14th 2013, 12:38

China is set to land a robotic rover on the surface of the moon, a major step in the country's ambitious programme of space exploration.
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Japan seeks 'freedom of overflight'

Saturday, December 14th 2013, 8:36
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Beijing

Japan and SE Asian leaders pledge to work together to ensure "freedom of overflight", in an apparent rebuke to China over its air defence zone.
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Museum gains major Chinese art haul

Friday, December 13th 2013, 11:31

The Ashmolean Museum announces the acquisition of one of the world's greatest collections of modern Chinese art.
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China eye-gouge boy is discharged

Thursday, December 12th 2013, 14:23

The Chinese boy whose eyes were gouged out in August is discharged from hospital after a series of operations to give him prosthetic implants.
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China 'bad bank' shares up on debut

Thursday, December 12th 2013, 8:31
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Shares in Cinda Asset Management, which handles bad debts run up by Chinese banks, surge on their debut in the Hong Kong.
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China university 'sacks law scholar'

Wednesday, December 11th 2013, 7:36

A law professor in China says he has been sacked after he refused to apologise for writing articles criticising the government.
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