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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: Choir falls through stage in China

Monday, May 11th 2015, 6:43

According to Chinese state television, eight choir members have been injured after the stage they were performing on collapsed.
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China's smartphone market contracts

Monday, May 11th 2015, 5:53

Smartphone shipments the world's biggest market, China, have contracted for the first time in six years, according to a market research firm.
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Asian markets rise on China rate cut

Monday, May 11th 2015, 1:56

Shares rise across the region on Monday after China cuts interest rates for the third time in six months.
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China cuts interest rates to 5.1%

Sunday, May 10th 2015, 11:57

The People's Bank of China has cut interest rates for the second time this year in the face of a continuing economic slowdown.
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China firm on mass holiday to France

Saturday, May 9th 2015, 21:18
related countries: France France

A Chinese company has paid for 6,400 of its employees to go on holiday to France for four days.
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China 'expanding island building'

Friday, May 8th 2015, 22:57

The Pentagon says that China has expanded its programme of land reclamation in the South China Sea, an area disputed by several countries.
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Arrest over China child beating

Friday, May 8th 2015, 5:30

A man allegedly caught on camera stamping on a toddler, in a random attack in China which sparked outrage, is under arrest, state media say.
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VIDEO: Returning home to rescue my village

Thursday, May 7th 2015, 23:05

Dinesh Tamang grew up in the tiny village of Lapa, close to the Chinese border. When the earthquake happened he knew he was the only one who could bring help.
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Alibaba shares jump as revenues rise

Thursday, May 7th 2015, 16:10

Shares in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba rise 7% after it reports a strong rise in revenues and appoints a new chief executive.
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NZ-Australian in China drug trial

Thursday, May 7th 2015, 11:03
related countries: Aruba Aruba, New Zealand New Zealand

A New Zealand-Australian man goes on trial in China charged with attempting to smuggle 30kg (66lb) of crystal meth out of the country.
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IMF says China 'must free currency'

Thursday, May 7th 2015, 7:16

The IMF says China should continue to provide "greater flexibility" in its exchange rate policy as the country continues to see slower economic growth.
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VIDEO: China's smartphone giant: In 60 secs

Tuesday, May 5th 2015, 20:03
related places: Xiaomi

Xiaomi may well be the biggest smartphone maker you've never heard of. BBC News has made this guide to the Chinese tech giant.
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Feathery fossils re-date early birds

Tuesday, May 5th 2015, 18:17

Scientists in China report a new fossil species: the oldest member yet of the evolutionary branch that produced modern birds.
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The Met Ball as viewed from China

Tuesday, May 5th 2015, 10:54

The view from China on the Met ball extravaganza
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VIDEO: China-Taiwan relations in 60 secs

Monday, May 4th 2015, 16:40
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

In a clear sign of warming relations the Chinese Premier Xi Jinping has met the head of Taiwan's ruling party.
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China guide in viral video sacked

Monday, May 4th 2015, 15:01

A Chinese tour guide who was caught on camera berating tourists for not buying enough souvenirs has her licence revoked after the video goes viral.
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HK handover official Lu Ping dies

Monday, May 4th 2015, 10:52
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Lu Ping, the Chinese official who oversaw Hong Kong's transition from British to Chinese sovereignty in 1997, dies at the age of 87.
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Narendra Modi joins China's Weibo

Monday, May 4th 2015, 10:35
related places: Weibo

India's PM Narendra Modi joins China's main microblogging service Weibo, gaining thousands of followers by the hour and plenty of comments.
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Taiwan and China in high-level talks

Monday, May 4th 2015, 9:02
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

The head of Taiwan's ruling party meets Chinese President Xi Jinping, the highest level-talks between the two sides in six years.
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China eyes growing Japanese influence

Friday, May 1st 2015, 23:32
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Beijing, Tokyo

Washington and Tokyo ties cause concern in Beijing
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No tourist spots for China officials

Friday, May 1st 2015, 19:49

The Chinese government publishes 21 pictures of scenic tourist spots where civil servants are banned from meeting.
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Uber office in Guangzhou 'raided'

Friday, May 1st 2015, 10:00
related places: Guangzhou

Private online car-hire service Uber has its offices in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou raided by authorities, according to reports.
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China fairground accident kills two

Friday, May 1st 2015, 9:50

Two people die and four are injured after an accident at an amusement park in south-eastern Zhejiang province in China, say officials.
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Police probe slap therapy man

Friday, May 1st 2015, 8:52
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian police are investigating a seven-year-old boy's death following his attendance at a "slapping workshop" by a visiting Chinese therapist.
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Song heralds new bird's arrival

Friday, May 1st 2015, 8:05

The distinctive song of a secretive and elusive bird in central China helps researchers to describe it as a new species to science.
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China's factory activity steady

Friday, May 1st 2015, 1:46

Factory activity in the world's second largest economy, China, steadied in April, coming in slightly above market expectations.
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China says no to amateur weathermen

Friday, May 1st 2015, 0:30

China has banned individuals and organisations from issuing unofficial weather forecasts from 1 May.
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McDonald's China supplier fined

Thursday, April 30th 2015, 7:19
related countries: France France
related places: Beijing

Beijing officials give the city's biggest ever pollution fine to a company that supplies French fries to McDonald's in China, say state media.
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China's Baidu revenue growth slows

Thursday, April 30th 2015, 6:50
related places: Baidu

Chinese online search giant Baidu sees its slowest revenue growth for nearly seven years in the first quarter of 2015.
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A Chinese businessman's awkward English

Thursday, April 30th 2015, 2:04

The perils of speaking a foreign tongue
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Walmart to open 115 stores in China

Wednesday, April 29th 2015, 3:16

The world's biggest retailer, Walmart, says it plans to open 115 new stores in China by 2017, but will close some under-performing outlets.
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VIDEO: Village where nearly every house flattened

Tuesday, April 28th 2015, 21:58
related countries: Nepal Nepal
related places: Gorkha

At the epicentre of the earthquake, in Gorkha near Nepal's border with China, almost all of the buildings have been flattened.
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The families revealing everything they've ever bought online

Tuesday, April 28th 2015, 21:12

The Chinese families revealing their internet shopping habits
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Asean concern over land reclamation

Tuesday, April 28th 2015, 8:12

Land reclamation in the South China Sea, where China is building artificial islands, risks undermining peace regional leaders say.
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Chinese probe Sinopec president Wang

Monday, April 27th 2015, 14:23

A senior executive at state energy firm China Sinopec Group is under investigation for suspected "serious disciplinary violations".
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China overtakes France in vineyards

Monday, April 27th 2015, 13:25
related countries: France France, Spain Spain

China has become the second-largest wine-growing area in the world after Spain, pushing France into third place, figures show.
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Viewpoint: Across China by wheelchair

Sunday, April 26th 2015, 22:22

Backpacking around China in a wheelchair
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Howell second to Wu at China Open

Sunday, April 26th 2015, 10:03

England's David Howell finishes second at the China Open as Wu Ashun wins his first European Tour title.
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Higgins loses out to Ding at Worlds

Saturday, April 25th 2015, 14:40

Ex-champions John Higgins and Graeme Dott are knocked out at the Crucible, as Ding Junhui and Stuart Bingham progress.
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Reprieve for China wife on death row

Friday, April 24th 2015, 12:34

A Chinese court gives a two-year reprieve to a woman sentenced to death for murdering her abusive husband.
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China clampdown on funeral strippers

Friday, April 24th 2015, 10:28

Chinese authorities vow to clamp down on strippers performing at funerals.
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Snooker looks to big breaks in China

Thursday, April 23rd 2015, 23:02

Snooker looks to move to the next level in China
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China fines Mercedes for price-fixing

Thursday, April 23rd 2015, 7:32

China fines Daimler's Mercedes-Benz 350m yuan ($56.5m; £37.6m) for price-fixing as part of a broader clampdown on anti-monopolistic practices.
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China official Li Chuncheng on trial

Thursday, April 23rd 2015, 4:25

Li Chuncheng, an ally of China's former security chief Zhou Yongkang, goes on trial for corruption, said authorities.
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Japan PM offers 'remorse' for WW2

Wednesday, April 22nd 2015, 11:43
related countries: Japan Japan

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe expresses "deep remorse" over his country's actions in World War Two, stopping short of the fresh apology demanded by China.
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Is China-Pakistan 'silk road' a game-changer?

Wednesday, April 22nd 2015, 11:12
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

China's $46bn mega plan for Pakistan
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VIDEO: Cheers as Solar Impulse lands in Nanjing

Tuesday, April 21st 2015, 22:40
related places: Nanjing

Solar Impulse has landed safely in Nanjing in the east of China, much to the delight of its mission control team.
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China property firm Kaisa defaults

Tuesday, April 21st 2015, 6:22

Kaisa Group becomes the first Chinese property developer to default on its overseas debt, which is estimated to be about $2.5bn (£1.7bn).
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VIDEO: China's biggest car show opens

Tuesday, April 21st 2015, 4:24

More than 23 million vehicles were sold in China last year, but as the Chinese economy slows, so has demand for new cars.
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Solar plane aims for Chinese coast

Monday, April 20th 2015, 22:15
related places: Nanjing

The round-the-world, fuel-free aeroplane, Solar Impulse, head to Nanjing to prepare for an epic Pacific crossing.
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Cirque du Soleil sold to investors

Monday, April 20th 2015, 16:08
related countries: Canada Canada, United States United States

Canadian circus firm Cirque du Soleil sells a majority stake to US and Chinese private investors, valuing the firm at $1.5bn.
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China unveils Pakistan superhighway

Monday, April 20th 2015, 15:40
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

China's President Xi Jinping has signed a deal with Pakistan promising $46bn (£30.7bn) of investment.
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Venezuela 'receives $5bn from China'

Monday, April 20th 2015, 12:18
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuela has received $5bn (£3.4bn) in Chinese funding for "development", Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says.
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Chinese stocks fall despite stimulus

Monday, April 20th 2015, 8:34

Chinese stocks are falling after the government steps up stimulus measures and cuts bank requirements for the second time this year.
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What in the world does China own?

Monday, April 20th 2015, 1:04

What in the world does China own?
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China cuts bank reserve requirements

Sunday, April 19th 2015, 10:54

China's central bank is to cut its bank reserve requirement ratio by one percentage point, as it aims to stimulate a cooling economy.
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The wedding photos that captivated China

Saturday, April 18th 2015, 19:30

Tibetan couple's wedding snaps captivate China
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VIDEO: Journalist jailed for 'sharing secrets'

Friday, April 17th 2015, 12:15

A prominent Chinese journalist, Gau Yu, has been sentenced to seven years in prison for allegedly leaking an internal Communist Party memo.
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China 'building runway in Spratlys'

Friday, April 17th 2015, 7:36

Satellite images show China is making progress on building an airstrip on a reef in disputed territory in the South China Sea, a report says.
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VIDEO: Freedoms and fears of the Uighurs

Friday, April 17th 2015, 7:23
related countries: Kazakhstan Kazakhstan

The BBC looks at why some Uighur communities can live freely in Kazakhstan, while others could never do so in China.
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Chinese journalist jailed over leak

Friday, April 17th 2015, 6:36

China jails prominent journalist Gao Yu for seven years for leaking a confidential Communist Party strategy paper to a foreign website.
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VIDEO: Schoolchildren flee China quake

Thursday, April 16th 2015, 15:10

Earthquakes, including one measuring as magnitude 5.8, strike northern China, reportedly killing one person and damaging hundreds of houses.
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MH370 search area could be extended

Thursday, April 16th 2015, 13:44
related countries: Australia Australia

The search area for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 will be doubled if nothing is found in the current search zone, officials say.
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Japan jet scrambles near record high

Thursday, April 16th 2015, 3:20
related countries: Japan Japan, Russia Russia

Japan says it is scrambling fighters at almost Cold War levels in response to foreign aircraft - mainly Russian and Chinese - approaching its airspace.
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Chinese rival Ninebot buys Segway

Wednesday, April 15th 2015, 9:52
related countries: United States United States

Chinese vehicle maker Ninebot has bought iconic US rival Segway for an undisclosed amount, the company announced.
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China shares back up after GDP data

Wednesday, April 15th 2015, 7:08
related countries: Japan Japan

Markets rise again in China after investors digest growth data showing the mainland's economy slowed further in the three months to March this year.
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China targets human rights group

Wednesday, April 15th 2015, 4:52

China threatens to punish local human rights group Yirenping, hours after releasing five activists said to be linked to the organisation.
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China South Rail buys UK maritime firm

Tuesday, April 14th 2015, 23:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A subsidiary of China South Rail (CSR) buys a UK-based manufacturer of ocean engineering products for £130m.
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China activists' release welcomed

Tuesday, April 14th 2015, 6:23
related countries: United States United States

Rights groups welcome China's release of five women's activists who were held for more than a month, saying it was driven by a global outcry.
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What are Chinese shoppers buying in Hong Kong?

Monday, April 13th 2015, 14:48
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

What shoppers from China like to buy in Hong Kong
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Hamilton row in the past - Rosberg

Monday, April 13th 2015, 11:43
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Mercedes' Nico Rosberg says his latest row with team-mate Lewis Hamilton at the China Grand Prix is a "thing of the past".
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Taiwan rejected from Asia bank

Monday, April 13th 2015, 11:38
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

China says Taiwan will not be a member of a new regional bank, but would be welcome in the future under a different name.
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Supercars crash in Beijing tunnel

Monday, April 13th 2015, 8:43
related places: Beijing

A luxury Lamborghini sports car is destroyed and a Ferrari badly damaged when they crash in a tunnel under Beijing, China.
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China's former energy chief on trial

Monday, April 13th 2015, 6:36

A court in Hubei province says China's former energy chief Jiang Jiemin has gone on trial for bribery and abuse.
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China restricts Hong Kong visits

Monday, April 13th 2015, 5:53
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong
related places: Shenzhen

China scraps unlimited Hong Kong entry permits for Shenzhen residents, as repeated shopping trips spark growing anti-mainland sentiment.
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China exports miss expectations

Monday, April 13th 2015, 4:21

China's monthly trade data shows exports fell in March from a year ago by 14.6% in yuan terms compared to expectations for a rise of more than 8%.
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I did not back Rosberg up - Hamilton

Sunday, April 12th 2015, 8:56
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton rejects claims from Nico Rosberg that he tried to compromise his Mercedes' team-mate during the Chinese Grand Prix.
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Hamilton cruises to victory in China

Sunday, April 12th 2015, 8:38
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Lewis Hamilton takes a controlled victory for Mercedes in the Chinese Grand Prix as the Ferrari revival is halted.
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Hamilton wary of Ferrari threat

Saturday, April 11th 2015, 11:41
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton says he is concerned about the threat posed by Ferrari in Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix.
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Hamilton makes pole record in China

Saturday, April 11th 2015, 8:27
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Lewis Hamilton becomes one of only four men to score five or more poles at one track with top spot at the Chinese Grand Prix.
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Hamilton fastest in final practice

Saturday, April 11th 2015, 5:09
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Lewis Hamilton continues his imperious form at the Chinese Grand Prix by setting fastest time in final practice before qualifying.
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China corruption 'shuts luxury fair'

Friday, April 10th 2015, 13:00
related countries: Macau Macau

A Macau luxury goods fair is being cancelled, its organisers say, because of China's crackdown on corruption.
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Hamilton top in second practice

Friday, April 10th 2015, 7:52
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton is in a league of his own throughout Friday practice at the Chinese Grand Prix.
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Hamilton fastest in China practice

Friday, April 10th 2015, 3:39
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Lewis Hamilton sets an impressive pace for Mercedes in the first practice session at the Chinese Grand Prix.
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China 'using sheer size' in sea row

Friday, April 10th 2015, 3:22

The US fears China is using "sheer size" to strong-arm nations over the South China Sea, President Obama says, amid concern over land reclamation.
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China anchor sorry for Mao remarks

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 15:31

A top Chinese TV anchor apologises after a video emerges showing him insulting Chairman Mao at a dinner party.
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Vettel plays down Chinese GP chances

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 10:11
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel plays down the prospect of repeating his Malaysian Grand Prix victory in China on Sunday.
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Protests stop China incinerator plan

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 7:26

Officials in charge of a southern Chinese town cancel plans to build an incinerator after mass protests.
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Row over China anchor's Mao comments

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 7:14

A top Chinese TV anchor is taken off air after a video emerges showing him insulting Chairman Mao at a dinner party.
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VIDEO: Has Taiwan's Sunflower Movement wilted?

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 5:39
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Almost a year after protests in Taiwan over a controversial trade deal with China, Cindy Sui considers the progress of the so-called Sunflower Movement.
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VIDEO: Designers flock to Shanghai fashion week

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 0:22
related places: Shanghai

Much of the global growth in the retail fashion market is being driven by China, but are middle class consumers ignoring home-grown designer talent?
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China chemical oil fire reignites

Wednesday, April 8th 2015, 11:37

Thousands are evacuated in the southern Chinese province of Fujian as a massive chemical oil fire reignites.
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