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Chinese pour scorn over golden smartphone

Thursday, December 22nd 2016, 10:52
related places: Beijing

Chinese social media users express shock about a gaudy phone created in partnership with Beijing's Forbidden City museum.
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Japan in record military spending amid Chinese tensions

Thursday, December 22nd 2016, 5:01

PM Shinzo Abe has signed off on an increase in military spending, amid regional tensions.
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China's Alibaba back on US counterfeits blacklist

Thursday, December 22nd 2016, 1:16
related countries: United States United States

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is back on the US's "notorious markets" list over selling counterfeit goods.
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'Plastic rice' seized in Nigeria

Wednesday, December 21st 2016, 15:04
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigeria confiscates 2.5 tonnes of "plastic rice" smuggled into the country from China, officials say.
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Health of 'young and old' hit by China smog

Wednesday, December 21st 2016, 12:26
related places: Beijing

People in Beijing in China outline their health concerns at the city's smog problem.
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Chinese justice

Wednesday, December 21st 2016, 7:09

A video of school bullying has re-ignited calls for tougher action, as Chinese parents seek redress.
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Girl with a 'dolphin' voice

Wednesday, December 21st 2016, 1:05

Pop star Jane Zhang's breakthrough music video could make her the first Chinese artist to go global.
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Beijing 'trapped under giant toxic cloud'

Tuesday, December 20th 2016, 12:06

The Chinese capital has seen hazardous smog for four days, but how bad is it?
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China returns seized underwater US drone

Tuesday, December 20th 2016, 8:04
related countries: United States United States

A US underwater drone seized by China last week has been returned, both sides confirm.
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China safety campaign runs into snobbery charge

Monday, December 19th 2016, 15:50

A Chinese helmet campaign stands accused of class-shaming cyclists.
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New audience

Monday, December 19th 2016, 4:32
related countries: Japan Japan

Japanese anime film Your Name has become the country's most successful film at the Chinese box office - so what is its secret?
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China finds new love for wildlife films

Monday, December 19th 2016, 0:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British-Chinese cameraman Jacky Poon is one of a few professionals documenting endangered animals in China.
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China to return seized US underwater drone, Pentagon says

Sunday, December 18th 2016, 1:16
related countries: United States United States

The US says it has "secured an understanding" that China will return an underwater drone it has seized.
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China accuses US of 'hyping-up' seizure of underwater drone

Saturday, December 17th 2016, 18:40
related countries: United States United States

China accuses the US of "hyping-up" the issue of a US underwater drone seized by the Chinese Navy.
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Mermaid training in China

Saturday, December 17th 2016, 13:15

Swimmers at one Chinese aquarium are learning how to be mermaids.
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Kyrgyz concerns about donkey exports to China

Friday, December 16th 2016, 17:23

Kyrgyz media report concerns at live donkey exports to China.
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Sunning the harvest

Friday, December 16th 2016, 6:51

A village in south-eastern China is painted orange, as farmers sun their persimmon harvests.
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Smog of war

Friday, December 16th 2016, 3:39

It's winter in China, and that means air pollution - and the perennial cat-and-mouse game between protestors censors.
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Chinese activist Zheng Churan: 'Hey Trump, feminists are watching you"

Thursday, December 15th 2016, 10:10
related countries: United States United States

Chinese activist Zheng Churan warns US President-elect Donald Trump against sexist behaviour.
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The 'selfie firm' worth $4.6bn

Thursday, December 15th 2016, 6:34

What price beauty? A Chinese start-up best known for an app that helps people tweak their selfies has listed on the stock market for $4.6bn,
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Chinese imperial seal sold for record $22m at auction

Thursday, December 15th 2016, 2:42
related countries: France France
related places: Paris, Qianlong

An imperial seal owned by China's emperor Qianlong sells for a record €21m (£18m, $22m) in Paris.
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Housing worries

Thursday, December 15th 2016, 0:28

Property prices in China's cities are soaring, making it hard for many to own their own place.
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Spanish police arrest 200 Chinese nationals in €16m fraud

Wednesday, December 14th 2016, 23:23
related countries: Spain Spain

Police in Spain arrest more than 200 Chinese nationals in a fraud investigation, officials say.
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South China Sea: Satellite photos 'show weapons' built on islands

Wednesday, December 14th 2016, 18:31

New satellite photos seem to show "significant" Chinese military defences on controversial islands.
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China 'space capsule' experiment ends after 180 days

Wednesday, December 14th 2016, 15:12

Four volunteers emerge from a capsule in China after a six month "deep space" experiment ends.
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China: Trump's One China comments 'risk Taiwan peace'

Wednesday, December 14th 2016, 10:25
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan
related places: Beijing

Beijing says Donald Trump's challenge to the 'One China' policy could threaten peace with Taiwan.
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Creative dissent

Tuesday, December 13th 2016, 10:49

Chinese artists detained for a brief pollution protest shows just how sensitive the issue remains.
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Indonesia blasphemy case: Emotional scenes as Ahok trial begins

Tuesday, December 13th 2016, 9:33
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia
related places: Jakarta

There were emotional scenes in court on the first day of the blasphemy trial of Jakarta's governor.
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China 'seriously concerned' over Trump's Taiwan policy

Monday, December 12th 2016, 10:45
related places: Beijing

Beijing is "seriously concerned" at President-elect Donald Trump's comments on the "One China" policy.
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'War on law'

Saturday, December 10th 2016, 1:50

John Sudworth speaks to the families of rights lawyers detained in China's "War on Law" crackdown.
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Wives of detained Chinese rights lawyers demand answers

Friday, December 9th 2016, 23:39

The wives of three detained rights Chinese lawyers are demanding answers from authorities.
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China: Xi calls for stricter ideological control of universities

Friday, December 9th 2016, 11:21

China's universities must serve Communist Party, says President Xi, in crackdown on academic freedom.
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What happened to China's arrested rights lawyers?

Friday, December 9th 2016, 0:12

As the world marks Human Rights Day, the BBC looks at China's sweeping crackdown on lawyers.
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Michael Jordan wins trademark case in China's top court

Thursday, December 8th 2016, 7:55

China's supreme court rules in favour of basketball legend Michael Jordan in a long-running trademark dispute.
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Trump 'selects ambassador to China'

Wednesday, December 7th 2016, 17:00
related countries: United States United States

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad will be the new US ambassador to China, according to US media.
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China shuts down thousands of live stream accounts

Wednesday, December 7th 2016, 14:18

Chinese authorities order thousands of accounts on popular live streaming apps and sites to shut down.
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Apple says iPhones safe despite China 'fires'

Wednesday, December 7th 2016, 9:26

Apple has blamed "external factors" for a handful of iPhone batteries overheating in China.
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‘Man up!’ Saying no to period leave

Wednesday, December 7th 2016, 0:14

Churan Zheng, an events organiser in China, told the BBC all women should be offered menstrual leave, but some readers disagreed.
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China blockbuster?

Tuesday, December 6th 2016, 17:56

China seeks to rival Hollywood with its lavish epic The Great Wall, starring Matt Damon
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Damon defends his role in Chinese film 'The Great Wall'

Tuesday, December 6th 2016, 17:30

Actor Matt Damon has defended his role in the Chinese film The Great Wall following accusations of 'whitewashing'.
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White House looks to reassure China after Trump-Taiwan call

Tuesday, December 6th 2016, 4:01
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

The White House seeks to reassure China after President-elect Trump spoke to Taiwan's president.
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Aleppo battle: Russia and China veto UN truce resolution

Monday, December 5th 2016, 22:45
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria
related places: Aleppo

Russia and China veto a draft UN resolution calling for a ceasefire in Syria's embattled city of Aleppo.
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Give and take

Monday, December 5th 2016, 22:27

A father in China is accused of exploiting his daughter’s cancer in order to get donations.
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How might China respond to Trump tweets?

Monday, December 5th 2016, 17:08
related countries: United States United States
related places: Beijing, Trump

US President-elect Donald Trump has attacked China on social media - how might Beijing respond?
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Trump attacks China in Twitter outburst

Monday, December 5th 2016, 11:31
related countries: United States United States

US President-elect Donald Trump tweets criticism of China's monetary and South China Sea policies.
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China's hi-tech bike hire startups

Sunday, December 4th 2016, 22:11

China's tech giants are backing sophisticated bike hire as a solution to the country's congested roads.
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General Tso's Chicken creator dies in Taiwan aged 98

Sunday, December 4th 2016, 9:18
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

The chef who created the much-loved Chinese dish General Tso's Chicken dies in Taiwan, aged 98.
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Trump-Taiwan call: China lodges protest

Saturday, December 3rd 2016, 14:08
related countries: United States United States, Taiwan Taiwan
related places: Trump

China lodges a protest with the US over Donald Trump's phone call with the Taiwanese president.
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Nie Shubin: China clears man 21 years after execution

Friday, December 2nd 2016, 15:43

China's highest court clears a man of rape and murder, 21 years after he was executed by firing squad.
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China's rebellious Catholics

Friday, December 2nd 2016, 9:57
related places: Hebei

Carrie Gracie meets Father Dong Guanhua who runs an underground Catholic church in Hebei, China.
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Full-size Titanic replica being built in China

Thursday, December 1st 2016, 13:34

A full-sized replica of the Titanic is to become the top attraction at a Chinese theme-park.
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'Over-fed' squirrels at China tourist spot

Thursday, December 1st 2016, 6:36

Squirrels at China’s top tourist spots are putting on weight and have triggered much online humour..
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China introduces 10% extra tax on 'super cars'

Thursday, December 1st 2016, 6:20

China introduces an additional 10% tax on "super cars", including Ferrari and Rolls-Royce.
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Exam fail

Thursday, December 1st 2016, 0:44

A million people took China's civil service exam. One woman is on her sixth attempt.
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North Korea sanctions: UN curbs lucrative coal trade with China

Wednesday, November 30th 2016, 16:16
related countries: North Korea North Korea

New UN sanctions restrict North Korea's valuable coal exports to China over its nuclear programme.
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Black swan sculpture unnerves Beijing investors

Monday, November 28th 2016, 13:00
related places: Beijing

Sculpture removed from shopping centre over worries it could bring bad luck to stock market.
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Bid to free toddler from washing machine

Sunday, November 27th 2016, 15:25

Firefighters have tried to free a two-year-old girl from north-west China after she got trapped in a washing machine.
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Mini Ma

Sunday, November 27th 2016, 0:39

An eight-year-old boy in China is getting visitors from across the country as people try to cash in on the fact that he looks like Chinese billionaire Jack Ma.
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Cut!

Saturday, November 26th 2016, 1:14

Will new censorship laws destroy Chinese cinema, or will directors just have to get more creative?
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100 Women 2016: Hong Kong's celebrity democracy rebel

Friday, November 25th 2016, 7:15
related places: Beijing

100 Women 2016: Denise Ho, the canto-pop singer who defied Beijing
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Photographer Luo Yang captures China's new generation of 'Girls'

Friday, November 25th 2016, 0:04

Photographer Luo Yang's 'Girls' series shows China to the world through the eyes of its young women.
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Convict-spotting algorithm criticised

Thursday, November 24th 2016, 16:44

An experiment to see whether computers can identify criminals based on their faces has been conducted in China.
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China power station collapse kills 67 in Jiangxi

Thursday, November 24th 2016, 13:46
related places: Jiangxi

At least 67 people die in an accident at a power station under construction in Jiangxi, China.
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Skyscanner sold to China travel firm Ctrip in £1.4bn deal

Thursday, November 24th 2016, 8:05

Travel search business Skyscanner is bought by Ctrip, China's biggest online travel firm, in a deal that values it at £1.4bn ($1.75bn).
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China's LingLong launches DingDong smart home speaker

Thursday, November 24th 2016, 4:40
related places: Dingdong, Linglong

China's LingLong unveils DingDong, its first smart home speaker and an answer to Amazon's Echo and Google's Home.
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China 56-car pile-up on icy motorway kills 17

Tuesday, November 22nd 2016, 10:53

More than 50 cars crash on a motorway in northern China, killing 17 people.
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Daimler chief removed after 'racist rant' in China

Tuesday, November 22nd 2016, 10:10

Carmaker Daimler removes a senior executive from his job after he allegedly makes racist comments in a row in China.
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Huge pile-up on China motorway

Tuesday, November 22nd 2016, 9:55

A pile-up of cars and trucks on an icy motorway has killed at least 17 people, after 56 vehicles crashed into each other in China.
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Ginkgo 'living fossil' genome decoded

Monday, November 21st 2016, 17:07

The genetic code that underpins the Ginkgo tree has been laid bare by a team of researchers led from China.
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In pictures: Steel ladder makes 800m climb easier

Monday, November 21st 2016, 12:54

A group of children in Sichuan, China, have a new ladder to assist their 800-metre climb down to school.
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Emma Watson-inspired book-sharing drive stumbles in China

Friday, November 18th 2016, 12:27

Can an Emma Watson-inspired book-sharing drive in China succeed where few people have time to read books?
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Will China compete with US for leadership at Apec summit?

Friday, November 18th 2016, 10:54
related countries: United States United States

BBC China editor Carrie Gracie explores China's role in the world economy following the US election through food.
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Teamsplaining China's football deal

Friday, November 18th 2016, 10:17

The BBC's "Robin Manager" (also known as Robin Brant) explains the Premier League's new deal for its TV rights in China.
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JP Morgan pays $264m to settle China 'bribery' probe

Thursday, November 17th 2016, 16:44
related countries: United States United States

US bank JP Morgan pays $264m to settle claims it hired the children of Chinese officials in return for business.
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China's Lin Dan: Badminton star's affair shocks fans

Thursday, November 17th 2016, 13:59

Chinese badminton star Lin Dan shocks fans by admitting to an affair while his wife was pregnant.
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Monkey joins goat herd in China

Thursday, November 17th 2016, 11:22

A monkey has joined a herd of goats on a farm in southern China, CCTV reports.
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Standing alone

Thursday, November 17th 2016, 0:19

China is holding 'the world's biggest elections' but independent candidates face intimidation and hostility, writes John Sudworth.
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'This is democracy Chinese-style'

Thursday, November 17th 2016, 0:18

The BBC tries to speak to a woman trying to run as an independent candidate in China's district elections.
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China traffic dance video goes viral

Thursday, November 17th 2016, 0:03

A video showing a group of women dancing next to their cars in northern China has gone viral.
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French confectioners battle Chinese firm over Calissons d'Aix

Wednesday, November 16th 2016, 22:23
related countries: France France
related places: Aix

A Chinese firm has trademarked the name of the marzipan Calissons d'Aix sweet, angering the French.
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Weight watching

Wednesday, November 16th 2016, 18:07
related countries: North Korea North Korea

After - unverified - reports of a direct request by North Korea to China to stamp out nicknames referring to Kim Jong-un's weight, social media users are trying to get around the censors.
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China's most-wanted economic fugitive Yang Xiuzhu surrenders

Wednesday, November 16th 2016, 12:05

Chinese woman accused of embezzling millions returns home after 13 years on the run.
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'How getting divorced will help me buy property in Shanghai'

Wednesday, November 16th 2016, 11:39

There's a social trend emerging in China - some couples are opting for a quickie divorce so they can get around new rules on buying property.
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Mandarin lessons

Wednesday, November 16th 2016, 0:29

In Kenya Chinese companies are investing heavily in some of the country's poorest communities, yet as Chinese investment increases, so too do tensions between foreign contractors and local workers.
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'Supermoon' views from around the world

Monday, November 14th 2016, 22:07
related places: Beijing

The moon has come closer to Earth than at any other time since 1948.
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Austrian police bust Chinese gang prostitution ring

Monday, November 14th 2016, 15:15
related countries: Austria Austria

Austrian police arrest seven suspects for forcing 150 Chinese women to work as prostitutes.
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China mourns first female J-10 pilot after death in training

Monday, November 14th 2016, 9:40

Xu Yu, the first Chinese woman to fly the J-10 fighter jet, was killed during a training session.
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'Saddest polar bear' moved temporarily from Chinese mall

Monday, November 14th 2016, 5:03

Pizza the polar bear, who lives in a mall in China, is temporarily moved to another zoo during renovation work.
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Hong Kong: Large pro-China rally against independence

Sunday, November 13th 2016, 12:18
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Tens of thousands of pro-China protesters rally in Hong Kong, expressing anger at calls for the territory's independence.
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Career change

Saturday, November 12th 2016, 1:10

China's most famous Obama impersonator says the end of his tenure could be good news for his career.
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Singles Day: Alibaba breaks record sales total

Friday, November 11th 2016, 20:55

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has broken its Singles Day sales record, and rival JD.com has surpassed last year's total.
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Myanmar debris: 'Mystery object lands at jade mine'

Friday, November 11th 2016, 12:33

A metal cylinder, possibly from a Chinese satellite launch, falls on to a mine in Myanmar, media say.
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Friday, November 11th 2016, 3:34

A Chinese boy trapped down an abandoned well is found dead, after a four-day rescue operation.
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Virtual ventures

Thursday, November 10th 2016, 16:56

Chinese internet conglomerate Alibaba is looking to change how people shop, but it has its challenges.
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Chinese official Meng Hongwei to head Interpol

Thursday, November 10th 2016, 11:26

A Chinese official is to head global police co-operation agency Interpol for the first time.
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US Election 2016: China's view of Donald Trump

Wednesday, November 9th 2016, 8:42
related places: Beijing

BBC China editor Carrie Gracie went on the streets of Beijing to find out what people think about Donald Trump.
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China well rescue: Race to reach boy trapped in Hebei

Tuesday, November 8th 2016, 12:00
related places: Hebei

Dozens of rescuers in China are trying to reach a five-year-old boy trapped deep down an abandoned well.
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Great drive forward

Tuesday, November 8th 2016, 0:12

After spending billions on the football industry, China is now looking to conquer the rugby union world.
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Hong Kong lawmakers barred by Beijing from office

Monday, November 7th 2016, 7:00
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong
related places: Beijing

The Beijing government intervenes in Hong Kong politics to bar two elected lawmakers from taking office.
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Hong Kong police use pepper spray in China oath-taking protest

Sunday, November 6th 2016, 15:00
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Hong Kong police use pepper spray on protesters angry over China's involvement in political affairs.
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