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MH370 Chinese families seek answers

Monday, March 7th 2016, 16:38
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Families of 12 Chinese passengers of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 file lawsuits in a bid to help establish what happened to the plane.
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Lift death: 'Why did no-one miss her?'

Monday, March 7th 2016, 5:30

News that a Chinese woman died after being trapped in a lift for a month after it was turned off prompts shock, anger and questions online.
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China punished '300,000 for corruption'

Monday, March 7th 2016, 2:02

China's Communist Party says it punished nearly 300,000 officials last year under its high-profile campaign to tackle corruption.
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China 'not heading for hard landing'

Sunday, March 6th 2016, 10:25

China's chief economic planner says the world's second largest economy will "absolutely not experience a hard landing" despite cuts to growth forecasts.
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Body found in Chinese switched-off lift

Sunday, March 6th 2016, 9:43

A woman's body is found inside a lift in China a month after it was improperly switched off, a regional government statement says.
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The rising cost of a Chinese bride price

Sunday, March 6th 2016, 0:17

Why men are paying more to get married in modern China
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China PM predicts 'battle' for growth

Saturday, March 5th 2016, 5:48

China's National People's Congress sets the country's growth target for 2016 in a range of 6.5%-7%, signalling that the economy will slow further.
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Is China just playing fantasy football?

Saturday, March 5th 2016, 0:05

Or is China on the path to global domination?
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VIDEO: 'I woke up to my husband's fist'

Wednesday, March 2nd 2016, 22:24

New China law bans domestic violence against women
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VIDEO: The town that handles N Korea's trade

Wednesday, March 2nd 2016, 6:56
related places: Dandong

John Sudworth visits China's Dandong customs zone which handles much of N Korea's trade, ahead of a UN vote on tougher sanctions against N Korea.
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Moody's cuts China outlook to negative

Wednesday, March 2nd 2016, 2:09
related countries: United States United States
related places: Moody

US ratings agency Moody's cuts its outlook for China from "stable" to "negative".
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'Hairy Nose' tackles Chinese pollution

Tuesday, March 1st 2016, 8:14

A campaign group hopes its bizarre video of "hairy nose" will encourage Chinese people to tackle pollution "before it changes you".
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Missing booksellers paraded on China TV

Monday, February 29th 2016, 11:24
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Four of the five missing Hong Kong booksellers appear on Chinese TV, saying they have been detained for "illegal book trading" in the mainland.
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Xi critic's internet account blocked

Sunday, February 28th 2016, 14:41

China shuts down the microblog accounts of outspoken former property tycoon Ren Zhiqiang after he criticised President Xi Jinping.
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US condemns China lawyer 'confession'

Saturday, February 27th 2016, 5:45
related countries: United States United States

The US says a purported confession from a prominent Chinese lawyer on state television runs counter to the rule of law.
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China's high-speed sexual revolution

Saturday, February 27th 2016, 0:15

China's high-speed sexual revolution
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Chinese pastor jailed for corruption

Friday, February 26th 2016, 20:09

A Christian pastor in China who refused to remove a cross from his church's roof has been jailed for 14 years for corruption and incitement, reports say.
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Baidu apps are 'leaking' personal data

Friday, February 26th 2016, 14:07
related places: Baidu, Data

Data about millions of Chinese people is being leaked by apps that use code written by the net giant Baidu, say researchers.
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Tougher N Korea sanctions plan revealed

Friday, February 26th 2016, 1:59
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

The US, supported by China, submits a draft resolution to the UN Security Council aimed at imposing tougher sanctions on North Korea.
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VIDEO: The 'billionaire capital' of the world

Thursday, February 25th 2016, 21:52
related places: Beijing

Beijing has overtaken New York as the city with the highest number of billionaires for the first time, a report says.
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Beijing is new 'billionaire capital'

Thursday, February 25th 2016, 12:07
related places: Beijing, Hurun

The Chinese capital overtakes New York as the city with the highest number of billionaires for the first time, according to a new report by China-based firm Hurun.
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HK outrage over Chinese subtitles

Wednesday, February 24th 2016, 9:21
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Hong Kong officials get more than 10,000 complaints in three days after a TV programme began subtitling output in the Chinese characters associated with mainland China.
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Married at 16: How a story of young love gripped China

Wednesday, February 24th 2016, 8:30

How a story of young love gripped China
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'Abducted' dog returned with apology

Wednesday, February 24th 2016, 5:42

A guide dog, whose apparent abduction sparked an outcry in China, is returned to its handler with an apology note, state media report.
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US-China 'progress' on N Korea sanctions

Wednesday, February 24th 2016, 0:30
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

The US and China say they have made progress on a draft UN resolution to harden sanctions on North Korea, after its rocket launch and nuclear test.
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A misty-eyed ode to China's leader from a deputy editor

Tuesday, February 23rd 2016, 2:33

An editor's stirring ode to China's leader
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Why does China have women-only mosques?

Tuesday, February 23rd 2016, 0:25

Why does China have women-only mosques?
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HSBC shares slide after earnings

Monday, February 22nd 2016, 12:08

Shares in HSBC fell nearly 3% following a surprise fourth quarter loss and predictions of a "bumpier" road ahead because of China's slowing economy.
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China sacks securities regulator

Saturday, February 20th 2016, 7:57

China replaces the head of its securities regulator as it tries to tackle major volatility in its stock markets.
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US 'militarising South China Sea'

Friday, February 19th 2016, 13:57
related countries: United States United States
related places: Beijing

China accuses the US of militarising the disputed South China Sea, days after Beijing is accused of placing missiles on a contested island.
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Uber 'losing $1bn in China every year'

Friday, February 19th 2016, 3:47
related countries: United States United States

US online car-hire service Uber is losing more than $1bn a year in China, as it struggles against "fierce" local competition, its CEO says.
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China teens jailed in US for beating

Thursday, February 18th 2016, 6:40
related countries: United States United States

Three Chinese students in the US are jailed for kidnap and assault in a case that sparked discussion in China about "parachute kids".
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How Chinese-Indians paid the price for 1962 war

Thursday, February 18th 2016, 0:35

How Chinese-Indians paid the price for 1962 war
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US concern at China missile reports

Wednesday, February 17th 2016, 22:07
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

US Secretary of State John Kerry says Washington is seriously concerned about increased Chinese militarisation of the contested South China Sea.
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China 'has missiles on disputed island'

Wednesday, February 17th 2016, 16:22

Taiwan says China has deployed surface-to-air missiles on a disputed island in the South China Sea, but Beijing says it is an invention of the media.
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What next for China's property market?

Tuesday, February 16th 2016, 22:07

How the world's biggest property developer sees the market
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China to relocate 10,000 for telescope

Tuesday, February 16th 2016, 12:54

China is preparing to relocate nearly 10,000 people to make way for the world's largest radio telescope.
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Bangkok blast suspects plead not guilty

Tuesday, February 16th 2016, 8:56
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

Two ethnic Uighur Chinese plead as they make their first court appearance over the bombing of the Erawan shrine in Bangkok.
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China to protect 'left-behind' children

Monday, February 15th 2016, 21:02

Chinese government issues guidelines to help protect 61 million children in rural areas whose parents have moved to cities to work.
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Giant China slide sparks fear and jokes

Monday, February 15th 2016, 9:59
related places: Shanghai

A five-storey slide recently unveiled inside a Shanghai mall sparks fear, awe and satire on Chinese social media.
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China bank chief blames 'speculators'

Sunday, February 14th 2016, 12:52

Chinese central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan accuses "speculative forces" of targeting the country's currency, the yuan.
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S Korea missile plan 'threatens China'

Friday, February 12th 2016, 14:56
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States
related places: North

China's foreign minister says a planned US missile defence system to protect South Korea from the North could also be used to target China.
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UK challenges China over HK bookseller

Friday, February 12th 2016, 8:32
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK says a British bookseller who disappeared in Hong Kong was likely "involuntarily removed" to China, calling it a "serious breach" of protocol.
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#StationManKneelstoParents: The kowtow of one Chinese son

Friday, February 12th 2016, 0:55

Is kowtowing to parents going too far?
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VIDEO: What to expect from Year of Monkey

Monday, February 8th 2016, 15:41

Monday 8 February 2016 marks the start of the Year of the Monkey in the Chinese calendar.
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Lunar New Year in pictures

Monday, February 8th 2016, 5:01

Marking Lunar New Year and welcoming in the year of the monkey
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VIDEO: Cartoon smartphone lessons for parents

Monday, February 8th 2016, 1:48

One Chinese artist has found a novel way to help his parents get up to speed with apps and help them stay in touch.
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China's currency reserves plunge

Sunday, February 7th 2016, 10:53

China's efforts to prop up its currency result in a $99.5bn plunge in its foreign currency reserves in January.
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VIDEO: Chinese wedding photos - in London

Sunday, February 7th 2016, 6:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

BBC News meets a photographer who specialises in taking pre-wedding photos of Chinese couples in London, a growing trend.
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Madonna causes a commotion in Taiwan

Friday, February 5th 2016, 17:08
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Singer manages to outrage both Chinese and Taiwanese fans
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VIDEO: The largest annual human migration

Friday, February 5th 2016, 0:58

Chinese New Year sees the largest annual human migration in the world. What are the numbers?
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HK booksellers 'author' attacks China

Thursday, February 4th 2016, 23:01
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

A Chinese writer tells the BBC he published a provocative book about President Xi Jinping, linked to five missing Hong Kong booksellers, as a challenge to China.
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VIDEO: The long and emotional journey home

Thursday, February 4th 2016, 0:04

The BBC accompanied two migrant workers in China as they made the long and emotional journey home, for good this time.
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Study in English in Denmark or China

Wednesday, February 3rd 2016, 7:41
related countries: Denmark Denmark

The universities around the world offering courses in English
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Chinese woman enjoys solo flight

Wednesday, February 3rd 2016, 6:27
related places: Guangzhou

A woman from Guangzhou is dubbed the "world's luckiest passenger" after being the only person on her flight home, despite the New Year rush.
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VIDEO: Aerial footage shows China station crowds

Tuesday, February 2nd 2016, 23:20
related places: Guangzhou

Aerial footage captures the scale of the crowds at China's Guangzhou train station, where tens of thousands of people were delayed by heavy snow.
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China snow strands 'nearly 100,000'

Tuesday, February 2nd 2016, 10:34
related places: Guangzhou

Heavy snow disrupts public transport in China, stranding tens of thousands outside a rail station in Guangzhou, police say.
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China's music listening habits revealed

Tuesday, February 2nd 2016, 9:43

Just 72% of the population of China listens to music every week, compared to 91% in the US, a new study reveals.
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China airlines to ban rowdy passengers

Monday, February 1st 2016, 16:36

Five Chinese airlines are to blacklist unruly passengers amid increasing rowdy behaviour as the country's air travel market grows.
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Panda-monium at the box office

Monday, February 1st 2016, 13:35

Why Hollywood is tailoring its panda for a Chinese audience
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China pastor accused of corruption

Monday, February 1st 2016, 11:46

A prominent Chinese pastor is under investigation for corruption, in a move that religious groups have linked to a crackdown on Christian churches.
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Ai Weiwei poses as drowned Syrian boy

Monday, February 1st 2016, 9:25
related countries: Syria Syria

Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei recreates the image of drowned Syrian toddler Alan Kurdi that provoked global debate about the plight of refugees.
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China punishes 27 for wrongful execution

Monday, February 1st 2016, 2:53
related places: Xinhua

Twenty-seven Chinese officials are being penalised for the wrongful execution of a teenager, state news agency Xinhua says.
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China's factory activity slows again

Monday, February 1st 2016, 2:35

Activity in China's manufacturing sector contracts for the sixth month in a row in January, hitting its lowest level since 2012.
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US warship sails near disputed island

Saturday, January 30th 2016, 14:49
related countries: United States United States

The US sails a warship close to a disputed island in the South China Sea, in what China calls a violation of its laws.
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Trapped miners filmed phone messages

Saturday, January 30th 2016, 11:08

Chinese miners trapped underground for 36 days filmed emotional messages on a mobile phone before being brought to the surface by rescuers.
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VIDEO: 'Thank you for rescuing us'

Saturday, January 30th 2016, 1:36
related places: Shandong

Underground footage has emerged of four Chinese miners, taken just days before they were rescued in eastern Shandong province.
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Chinese miners rescued after 36 days

Friday, January 29th 2016, 16:14

Four Chinese miners trapped underground for 36 days after a cave-in have been rescued, Chinese state media say.
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Friday, January 29th 2016, 6:21
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

A Chinese sonar ship will join the search for missing Malaysia Airlines plane MH370 as of Sunday, Australia confirms.
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A day using Chinese goods in the US

Thursday, January 28th 2016, 22:25
related countries: United States United States

From bacon to Grindr - taking over the US market
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Artist closes show in migrants protest

Wednesday, January 27th 2016, 12:55
related countries: Denmark Denmark

The Chinese artist Ai Weiwei closes an exhibition in Denmark in protest at plans to confiscate asylum seekers' valuables to pay for their upkeep.
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US, China call for N Korea resolution

Wednesday, January 27th 2016, 10:14
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States
related places: Beijing

China and the US say a new UN resolution against North Korea is needed, following Pyongyang's claim to have tested a hydrogen bomb earlier this month.
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Taiwan leader to go to South China Sea

Wednesday, January 27th 2016, 8:54
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Taiwan's outgoing President Ma Ying-jeou is to visit an island in the South China Sea which is claimed by China and other neighbours.
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Swede in plea for China colleagues

Tuesday, January 26th 2016, 18:08
related countries: Sweden Sweden

After arriving back in Sweden, human rights activist Peter Dahlin calls for his colleagues still in detention in China to be freed.
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China releases Swedish rights activist

Tuesday, January 26th 2016, 7:52
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Swedish activist Peter Dahlin - detained in China as part of a wider crackdown on a growing legal rights movement - is released and deported.
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Laos 'bomb attack' kills two Chinese

Monday, January 25th 2016, 5:40
related countries: Laos Laos

Two Chinese citizens have been killed and another wounded in a suspected bomb attack in Laos, say Chinese state media.
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China's social media search for stolen children

Monday, January 25th 2016, 0:41

Chinese parents use social media to search for stolen children
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VIDEO: China hit by record low temperatures

Sunday, January 24th 2016, 17:52
related countries: Japan Japan

Heavy snowfall and freezing cold temperatures in China, Hong Kong and Japan have been breaking temperature records, as well as causing transport gridlock.
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Do you dare cross China's glass bridges?

Sunday, January 24th 2016, 0:00

Do you dare cross China's glass bridges?
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Iran and China pledge closer ties

Saturday, January 23rd 2016, 10:15
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

Iran and China pledge closer economic ties, as China's Xi Jinping becomes the first leader to visit Tehran since sanctions were lifted.
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China restaurants caught using opium

Friday, January 22nd 2016, 10:07

Thirty-five restaurants across China have been caught illegally using opium poppies as a seasoning, food safety officials reveal.
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Pro-China posts spam Taiwan's leader

Thursday, January 21st 2016, 12:32
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

The Facebook page of Taiwan's new president-elect Tsai Ing-wen has been flooded with hostile posts seemingly from mainland China.
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VIDEO: Swedish man 'confesses' on Chinese TV

Wednesday, January 20th 2016, 13:49
related countries: Sweden Sweden

A detained Swedish rights activist Peter Dahlin has appeared on Chinese state television apparently confessing to breaking the law through his group's activities.
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Swede 'confesses' on China state TV

Wednesday, January 20th 2016, 8:56
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Detained Swedish rights activist Peter Dahlin appears on Chinese state TV apparently confessing to breaking the law through his group's activities.
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Japanese shares tumble amid oil slump

Wednesday, January 20th 2016, 7:01
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's shares see steep falls on Wednesday as investors continue to be rattled by oil prices and concerns over growth in China.
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China growth slowest in 25 years

Tuesday, January 19th 2016, 10:47

China's economy grew by 6.9% in 2015, compared with 7.3% a year earlier, marking its slowest growth in 25 years.
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China's growth data - can you trust it?

Tuesday, January 19th 2016, 4:49

...but is China's economic data reliable?
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VIDEO: Why is China economic growth slowing?

Tuesday, January 19th 2016, 4:13

The BBC's Stephen Evans meets some of the Chinese steelworkers put out of a job by falling prices and the slowing economy.
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China publishes 'living buddha' list

Monday, January 18th 2016, 10:59
related places: Beijing

Authenticity scheme seen by some as Beijing's way of further controlling Tibetan affairs.
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Tsai prepares for power amid warnings

Monday, January 18th 2016, 10:02
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Taiwan's Tsai Ing-wen prepares for a historic transfer of power after her sweeping presidential win, as Chinese state media issues strident warnings.
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Missing HK publisher paraded on China TV

Monday, January 18th 2016, 8:10
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Publisher Gui Minhai, missing in Hong Kong since October, appears on state TV in mainland China saying he handed himself in over a criminal charge.
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VIDEO: Man wins China ice bath chess game

Sunday, January 17th 2016, 12:54

Buried waist-deep in ice for more than an hour, wearing nothing but a pair of swimming shorts, the man known in China as "Polar Bear" shivers as he plays a game of chess.
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Taiwan elects first female president

Sunday, January 17th 2016, 1:25
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Pro-independence opposition candidate Tsai Ing-wen is elected Taiwan's first female president, setting an uncertain course for future relations with China.
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Taiwan votes in crucial elections

Saturday, January 16th 2016, 10:05
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Taiwan has voted in polls that could see the island elect its first female leader and set an uncertain course for future relations with China.
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China governor suspected of corruption

Friday, January 15th 2016, 4:53

The governor of China's Sichuan province, Wei Hong is suspected of "severe disciplinary violations", according to a senior official.
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VIDEO: When is it not OK to use Lego?

Friday, January 15th 2016, 0:26

Lego upset Chinese artist Ai Weiwei when he tried to bulk buy bricks, but it is not the first time the company has been embroiled in controversy.
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Dying boy's Great Wall wish fulfilled

Thursday, January 14th 2016, 14:24

A dying boy's wish, to be famous in China, is being fulfilled by thousands of Chinese people online.
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