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Living under China's one-child policy

Friday, October 30th 2015, 17:12

Being a child and a parent under China’s one-child rule
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VIDEO: Two children: Burden or blessing?

Friday, October 30th 2015, 15:59

The BBC hears from students in their 20s in China about how it feels to be the only child in their families.
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Cautious welcome for China child policy

Friday, October 30th 2015, 9:32

State media have mostly welcomed news China is reforming its one-child policy, but rights groups say restrictions should be abolished altogether.
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China warns US over 'provocative acts'

Friday, October 30th 2015, 6:14
related countries: United States United States

China warns the US against "provocative acts" as the countries hold video talks days after a US ship sailed near contested South China Sea islands.
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Five numbers that sum up China's one-child policy

Thursday, October 29th 2015, 23:56

Five numbers that sum up the one-child policy
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UN panel can rule on South China Sea

Thursday, October 29th 2015, 20:06
related countries: Philippines Philippines

A Hague-based arbitration panel rules that it can hear a case brought by the Philippines in its dispute with China over islands in the South China Sea.
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China to end one-child policy

Thursday, October 29th 2015, 17:24
related places: Xinhua

China decides to end its decades-long policy of allowing couples to have only one child, increasing the number permitted to two.
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Chinese students face 'character test'

Thursday, October 29th 2015, 9:42

A professor in China's Sichuan province introduces a difficult penalty for his students - to write a new and complicated character 1,000 times.
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Shifting to a two child policy in China?

Thursday, October 29th 2015, 9:39

Can a two child policy prevent a demographic time bomb in China ?
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China to buy 130 aircraft from Airbus

Thursday, October 29th 2015, 9:36
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Beijing

China signs a $17bn contract to buy 130 aircraft from European consortium Airbus, during a visit by the German Chancellor Angela Merkel to Beijing.
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China's farm-buying runs into opposition

Thursday, October 29th 2015, 0:00
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

China's farm-buying hits opposition in New Zealand
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China media denounce US warship

Wednesday, October 28th 2015, 10:09
related countries: United States United States
related places: Beijing

Editorials in Chinese state media denounce the presence of a US warship in the South China Sea, and warn that Beijing is prepared to take action.
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VIDEO: The 'trippy' propaganda message from China that went viral

Tuesday, October 27th 2015, 20:53

The net reacts to China's 'trippy' video message
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China fury at US 'illegal' ship passage

Tuesday, October 27th 2015, 16:21
related countries: United States United States
related places: Beijing

Beijing condemns a US guided-missile destroyer's passage near disputed artificial islands in the South China Sea as an "illegal" act.
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VIDEO: Bumper crop: Six pairs of panda twins

Tuesday, October 27th 2015, 14:49

Six pairs of giant panda twins, born in China's Sichuan province, make their public debut.
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Alibaba sees revenues rise sharply

Tuesday, October 27th 2015, 12:30

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba reports a sharp rise in sales as more customers spend money through the online retailer.
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England women beat Australia in China

Tuesday, October 27th 2015, 10:53
related countries: Australia Australia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Izzy Christiansen's goal earns England's women's team a 1-0 win over Australia in the CFA International Tournament.
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US ship passes disputed China islands

Tuesday, October 27th 2015, 6:50
related countries: Spratly Islands Spratly Islands, United States United States
related places: South China, Navy

A US Navy ship has sailed close to islands built by China in the disputed waters of the South China Sea, defence officials say, in a move Beijing condemned as "illegal".
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China sets up huge 'social credit' system

Monday, October 26th 2015, 22:29

China builds huge credit scoring system
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Chinese city loses fried rice record

Monday, October 26th 2015, 15:07
related places: Yangzhou

The Chinese city of Yangzhou has its world record for cooking the largest amount of fried rice revoked after some of the dish was used as pig feed.
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Ai sets up Lego collection points

Monday, October 26th 2015, 11:18

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei sets up Lego collection points as fans offer to donate their toy bricks, following the company's refusal to supply him with a bulk order for a new exhibition.
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China rate cut fails to ignite markets

Monday, October 26th 2015, 9:16
related places: Beijing

News of the world's second largest economy, China, cutting interest rates on Friday resulted in mixed trade in the region on Monday.
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Ai Weiwei hits out at Lego ban

Sunday, October 25th 2015, 11:20

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei accuses Lego of "censorship and discrimination" after the company refused to let him use its bricks in a new exhibition.
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China wife-sharing idea sparks ire

Friday, October 23rd 2015, 21:30

Professor's controversial idea sparks online debate in China
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US shares higher on China rate cut

Friday, October 23rd 2015, 21:08
related countries: United States United States
related places: Wall Street, Friday

Shares on Wall Street rose on Friday boosted by news of China's rate cut and positive company earnings.
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Northern project has 'Chinese backing'

Friday, October 23rd 2015, 17:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The government's Northern Powerhouse project is gathering strength and now has "Chinese backing", Prime Minister David Cameron says.
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China 'robbing pupils of individuality'

Friday, October 23rd 2015, 11:08

A leading educationalist says China's education system needs to change or its young and economy will suffer
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Aluko scores but England women lose

Friday, October 23rd 2015, 11:08
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A first-half Eniola Aluko goal is not enough to prevent England losing 2-1 to hosts China at the CFA International Tournament.
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Xi Jinping and PM in Chequers talks

Friday, October 23rd 2015, 0:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Edinburgh

China's President Xi Jinping and David Cameron hold talks at Chequers - and visit a local pub - on the third day of Mr Xi's state visit to the UK.
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VIDEO: China's human rights record questioned

Thursday, October 22nd 2015, 22:06

China's President Xi Jinping has been dining at David Cameron's country home this evening.
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Schweinsteiger may sue over Nazi doll

Thursday, October 22nd 2015, 15:27
related countries: Germany Germany

Bastian Schweinsteiger is considering legal action against a company making Nazi dolls that bear a striking resemblance to him.
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VIDEO: A human rights tour of Beijing

Thursday, October 22nd 2015, 15:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Beijing

With the UK and China's week-long embrace now in full swing, the questions about how suitable this match really is will not go away.
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China communists ban golf membership

Thursday, October 22nd 2015, 12:15

The Chinese Communist Party has banned all 88 million of its members from joining golf clubs in its latest update of rules on clean governance.
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Two Chinese held over diplomat killings

Thursday, October 22nd 2015, 12:02
related countries: Philippines Philippines

Philippine authorities say they will give China custody of the two suspects involved in the killing of two Chinese diplomats.
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Chinese mainland shares finish higher

Thursday, October 22nd 2015, 8:38

Chinese mainland shares rose to finish the day higher on Thursday, recovering some of the previous day's losses.
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Art dealers top annual power list

Thursday, October 22nd 2015, 1:27

Art dealers Iwan and Manuela Wirth have been named the most powerful figures in the art world - with Chinese artist Ai Weiwei in second place.
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PM defends China business deals

Wednesday, October 21st 2015, 18:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

David Cameron defends the UK's business links with China as he says deals worth £40bn have been struck during President Xi Jinping's visit.
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Chinese diplomats killed in Philippines

Wednesday, October 21st 2015, 16:52
related countries: Philippines Philippines

Two Chinese diplomats are killed and a third wounded after a woman opens fire at a restaurant in the central Philippine city of Cebu.
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Hinkley Point nuclear agreement reached

Wednesday, October 21st 2015, 16:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

EDF Energy reaches an agreement with China's CGN for a new nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point in Somerset.
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China reacts to Xi Jinping UK visit

Wednesday, October 21st 2015, 10:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Thousands of social media users in China are eagerly following President Xi Jinping's ongoing UK state visit.
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Yum Brands to spin off China unit

Wednesday, October 21st 2015, 3:20

Yum Brands, the company behind KFC and Pizza Hut, says it will spin-off its China unit into a separate company by the end of next year.
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UK-China ties 'lifted to new height'

Tuesday, October 20th 2015, 20:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

China's President Xi Jinping says the UK and China are becoming a "community of shared interests", on the first full day of his state visit to Britain.
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Britain's steel industry: What's going wrong?

Tuesday, October 20th 2015, 16:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Why is Britain's steel industry in such trouble with so many jobs being lost - and is it really all the fault of cheap Chinese imports for the collapse in steel prices?
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Hammond rejects China security fears

Tuesday, October 20th 2015, 15:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond defends Chinese investment in the UK - saying it is being done for financial, not political, reasons.
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'Forced shopping' death in Hong Kong

Tuesday, October 20th 2015, 14:23
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

A Chinese tourist dies in Hong Kong after being beaten up at a jewellery shop during a so-called "forced shopping" tour.
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VIDEO: Inside Tibet: Fear and defiance

Monday, October 19th 2015, 22:58
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Aba

Ahead of the Chinese president's state visit to the UK, John Sudworth visits Aba, in the Tibetan region, to see what people there make of Britain's strengthening ties with China.
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Chinese president in UK for state visit

Monday, October 19th 2015, 19:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in the UK at the start of a four-day state visit which UK PM David Cameron has said marks a "golden era" in ties.
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VIDEO: The cave China’s leader once lived in

Monday, October 19th 2015, 17:06

The BBC's China Editor Carrie Gracie tours the cave where President Xi Jinping lived as a teenager
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China invests £5.2bn in UK projects

Monday, October 19th 2015, 16:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Chinese investment group SinoFortone plans to invest more than £5bn in waste power and amusement park.
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Duke's speech marks Chinese state visit

Monday, October 19th 2015, 5:19
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cambridge

The Duke of Cambridge is to deliver a speech on the illegal ivory trade for broadcast on Chinese state TV, as the country's president arrives in the UK for a state visit.
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UK 'needs investment from China'

Sunday, October 18th 2015, 19:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

China's ambassador to the UK says he hopes a deal to build a nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point will be announced during this week's state visit.
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Actress' face examined for court case

Thursday, October 15th 2015, 10:35

Top Chinese actress Angelababy has had her face examined as part of a high-profile legal case in China, local media report.
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Humans in Asia '20,000 years early'

Wednesday, October 14th 2015, 17:01

Fossil teeth from a cave in China are shaking up the traditional narrative of humankind's dispersal from Africa.
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China hits back at US over islands

Wednesday, October 14th 2015, 12:02
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

China hits back at the US over Washington's plans to sail warships in the South China Sea, in a fresh row over disputed islands.
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Chinese inflation eases to 1.6%

Wednesday, October 14th 2015, 9:11

Consumer price inflation in China slowed by more than expected in September, official figures have revealed.
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VIDEO: Giant panda gives birth to twins

Wednesday, October 14th 2015, 8:44
related countries: Canada Canada

A giant panda has given birth to twins at Toronto Zoo - the first panda cubs to be born in Canada since the zoo was loaned two of the bears by China in 2014.
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Chinese debate over 'filial piety tax'

Wednesday, October 14th 2015, 7:49

A Chinese company's policy of making employees give part of their salary to their parents sparks debate about the limits of filial piety.
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Asian shares down on China data

Wednesday, October 14th 2015, 1:56

Asian shares were mostly in negative territory on Wednesday as investors continued to digest disappointing Chinese trade figures released on Tuesday, and as China's latest inflation numbers were released.
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VIDEO: Baby born on board long-haul flight

Wednesday, October 14th 2015, 0:49

A woman has given birth during a Los Angeles-bound China Airlines flight after unexpectedly going into labour.
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China's imports see sharp fall

Tuesday, October 13th 2015, 11:08

China saw a sharp fall in the value of its imports last month, figures show, raising further questions over the strength of its economy.
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Outrage over China cabin crew 'ritual'

Tuesday, October 13th 2015, 7:07

Photos of female cabin crew being "forced" to lie in overhead luggage compartments as part of an "industry ritual" spark outrage on Chinese social media.
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Former top China energy chief jailed

Monday, October 12th 2015, 10:29

The former chief of China's biggest oil firm, Jiang Jiemin, is sentenced to 16 years in prison for accepting bribes, state media say.
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China arrests hackers at US bidding

Monday, October 12th 2015, 10:23
related countries: United States United States

Chinese police have arrested hackers after the US government supplied them with a list of cybercrime suspects, the Washington Post reports.
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Volkswagen recalls Chinese cars

Monday, October 12th 2015, 7:23

Volkswagen recalls almost 2,000 cars in China as the country's environment ministry launches an investigation into the scandal.
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VIDEO: Instagram project reveals China life

Sunday, October 11th 2015, 21:36

Determined to show the world a more nuanced view of China, Kevin Frayer founded the Eyes on China project on Instagram, which is banned in the country.
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Showing another side of China - via Instagram

Sunday, October 11th 2015, 19:57

Startling pictures showing China - but not as you know it
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Djokovic thrashes Nadal in China

Sunday, October 11th 2015, 13:55
related places: Beijing

Novak Djokovic beats Rafael Nadal 6-2 6-2 to win his sixth China Open title in Beijing, while Garbine Muguruza wins the women's title.
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Japan woman 'held in China for spying'

Sunday, October 11th 2015, 13:20
related countries: Japan Japan

A Japanese woman is being detained by the Chinese authorities on suspicion of spying, according to Japanese media reports.
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Nadal faces Djokovic in China final

Saturday, October 10th 2015, 13:59
related countries: Italy Italy

Rafael Nadal will face world number one Novak Djokovic in Sunday's China Open final, the Spaniard's sixth singles final of 2015.
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VIDEO: Huge waterspouts filmed in China

Friday, October 9th 2015, 16:27
related places: Dalian

Footage of spectacular waterspouts filmed off the coast of Dalian, has been broadcast on Chinese TV.
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VIDEO: 4K camera films drone-like video

Friday, October 9th 2015, 14:07

The Chinese drone-maker DJI unveils a camera-on-a-stick that captures the kind of smooth video typically associated with drones.
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VIDEO: Stuck in Beijing's huge traffic jam

Friday, October 9th 2015, 9:28
related places: Beijing

Travellers in China returning from a national holiday in rush hour create a huge traffic jam on the outskirts of Beijing.
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China faces smoking 'death epidemic'

Friday, October 9th 2015, 9:17

A new study warns that a third of all men currently under the age of 20 in China will die prematurely if they do not give up smoking.
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Chinese boy wedged under escalator dies

Friday, October 9th 2015, 5:11
related places: Chongqing

A four-year-old boy in the Chinese city of Chongqing dies after becoming wedged under an escalator handrail at a metro station, report local media.
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Lagarde: China not all 'doom and gloom'

Friday, October 9th 2015, 2:03

The head of the International Monetary Fund tells the BBC that the outlook for China, the world's second-largest economy, is not all "doom and gloom".
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Djokovic wins, Karlovic sets record

Thursday, October 8th 2015, 11:49

Novak Djokovic races into the China Open quarter-finals, while Ivo Karlovic sets a new record for career aces.
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Nadal reaches last eight in Beijing

Wednesday, October 7th 2015, 16:52
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Beijing

Rafael Nadal saves a set point on his way to beating Canada's Vasek Pospisil in round two of the China Open in Beijing.
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China's prawn scandal sparks consumer rights furore

Wednesday, October 7th 2015, 8:23

Pricey prawns cause outcry in China
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VIDEO: A symphony for China's dying language

Wednesday, October 7th 2015, 5:27
related places: Hunan

The Chinese language of Nu Shu was created by women for women in Hunan in the 13th century, and now it is being showcased in a new multimedia symphony.
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Former UN head charged with corruption

Tuesday, October 6th 2015, 17:28
related countries: United States United States

US authorities charge a former UN General Assembly president with taking bribes from a Chinese billionaire in return for help gaining contracts.
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Fifa fines HK over China anthem booing

Tuesday, October 6th 2015, 14:32
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Football Association (HKFA) is fined HK$40,000 ($5,160; £3,400) by Fifa after its fans booed the Chinese national anthem during a match.
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Edgy Nadal through in China Open

Tuesday, October 6th 2015, 12:01

Rafael Nadal has his serve broken four times by wildcard Wu Di before victory in the China Open first round.
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Diner balks at $200 prawn bill

Tuesday, October 6th 2015, 10:25

A customer in China is left with a bad taste in his mouth after a restaurant charged him over $200 for a plate of prawns that he thought would cost $6.
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VIDEO: Weather around the world

Monday, October 5th 2015, 14:11
related countries: France France, United States United States

Severe flooding in the French Riviera, a tornado spawned by Typhoon Mujigae in China and record rainfall across the Carolinas in the USA. BBC Weather's Nick Miller has the details.
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VIDEO: CCTV cameras cover all of Beijing

Monday, October 5th 2015, 12:14
related places: Beijing

Every corner of Beijing is now observable on the government's surveillance camera network - all to help prevent crime, say the police.
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Ai Weiwei 'finds bugging devices'

Monday, October 5th 2015, 9:51
related places: Beijing

Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei posts a number of pictures of what he says are listening devices found in his Beijing studio.
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World Bank cuts Asia growth forecast

Monday, October 5th 2015, 4:50
related countries: United States United States
related places: Asia

The World Bank cuts growth forecast for the Asia Pacific region, because of the risks posed from a sharp slowdown in China and raising US interest rates.
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VIDEO: Typhoon Mujigae rips through China

Monday, October 5th 2015, 4:20

A powerful typhoon and a tornado have hit south-eastern China, bringing strong winds and flooding.
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China biker held for clocking 237km/h

Sunday, October 4th 2015, 14:25
related places: Beijing

A motorcyclist who reached the speed of 237km/h (147mph) in Beijing and went viral on social media is held by police for dangerous driving.
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Konta run ended by Williams in China

Thursday, October 1st 2015, 15:39

Britain's Johanna Konta loses in three sets to former world number one Venus Williams in the Wuhan Open quarter-finals.
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CIA pulls staff from China after hack

Thursday, October 1st 2015, 11:25
related countries: United States United States
related places: Beijing

The CIA withdraws staff from the US embassy in Beijing, fearing data stolen from government computers could expose agents, the Washington Post reports.
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Fresh blast hits China's Guangxi

Thursday, October 1st 2015, 8:21

Chinese authorities are investigating a fresh explosion in Guangxi province, a day after a series of parcel bombs in the area killed seven people.
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Chinese manufacturing still shrinking

Thursday, October 1st 2015, 8:10

Factory activity in China continued to contract in September, according to the government's official manufacturing survey.
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Chinese 'parcel bombs' kill seven

Wednesday, September 30th 2015, 15:11

At least seven people are killed and dozens injured in a series of suspected parcel bomb blasts in the southern Chinese region of Guangxi.
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Japanese men held in China for spying

Wednesday, September 30th 2015, 9:09
related countries: Japan Japan

Two Japanese men have been detained in China since May accused of "carrying out espionage activities", China's foreign ministry confirms.
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