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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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China: news

Chinese tourists: 'Make UK visas easier!'

Wednesday, May 14th 2014, 5:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

'Make visas easier', say Chinese tourists
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US warns Beijing on South China Sea

Tuesday, May 13th 2014, 9:27
related countries: United States United States, Vietnam Vietnam
related places: Beijing

US Secretary of State John Kerry warns China that the introduction of a drilling rig into seas disputed with Vietnam is "provocative".
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Monkeys tackle airbase 'bird threat'

Tuesday, May 13th 2014, 8:28

The new recruits keeping birds away from Chinese planes
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China arrest over 'false stories'

Tuesday, May 13th 2014, 7:14

Chinese authorities detain a man who posted "false stories" on a foreign news site, amid an ongoing clampdown as the Tiananmen anniversary looms.
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China manufacturing loses steam

Tuesday, May 13th 2014, 6:48

China releases weaker-than-expected manufacturing data, reinforcing concerns the world's second-largest economy is losing steam.
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Suspect killed in China bus blaze

Tuesday, May 13th 2014, 3:42

A man who died in a bus fire in southwest China that injured 77 people is thought to have started the blaze, authorities say.
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China to build new Africa railway

Monday, May 12th 2014, 10:40
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Nairobi

Agreements for plans to build a new railway line in East Africa with Chinese help have been signed in the Kenyan capital Nairobi.
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China tightens security in Beijing

Monday, May 12th 2014, 7:34
related places: Beijing

China deploys armed police patrol vehicles in Beijing after a series of high-profile attacks at transport hubs around the country.
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Large anti-China protests in Vietnam

Sunday, May 11th 2014, 15:08
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

Hundreds of people in Vietnam protest against China's role in a sea dispute - the largest recent rally of its kind in the communist country.
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VIDEO: Vietnam holds anti-China protests

Sunday, May 11th 2014, 13:22
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

Protesters in Vietnam have staged large anti-China rallies in cities across the country, following a week of tension.
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'Many hurt' in China waste protest

Sunday, May 11th 2014, 7:51

At least 39 people are reportedly hurt and dozens of vehicles damaged in a protest against a planned waste incinerator in a Chinese city.
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VIDEO: China-Vietnam clash dominates ASEAN

Sunday, May 11th 2014, 7:35
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

South east Asian governments have called on China and Vietnam to end their confrontation in the South China Sea and to resolve their dispute peacefully.
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China warns Vietnam over sea dispute

Thursday, May 8th 2014, 16:05
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

China warns Vietnam to withdraw its ships from disputed South China Sea waters after vessels from the two sides collide in a tense confrontation.
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US concern over China-Vietnam clash

Thursday, May 8th 2014, 9:59
related countries: United States United States, Vietnam Vietnam

The US voices concern over "dangerous conduct and intimidation" in the South China Sea, after ships from Vietnam and China collide in disputed waters.
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Chinese journalist Gao Yu detained

Thursday, May 8th 2014, 8:10

Prominent journalist Gao Yu is detained over a leaked document, China says, as several critics are rounded up ahead of the Tiananmen anniversary.
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China's exports and imports rebound

Thursday, May 8th 2014, 5:04

China's exports and imports rebound in April, helping allay some fears about a slowdown in its economy.
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VIDEO: The mystery of MH370 two months on

Wednesday, May 7th 2014, 22:39
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia
related places: Beijing, Kuala Lumpur

Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 disappeared en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing two months ago and despite extensive search efforts, teams have yet to find any items from the plane.
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VIDEO: Alibaba eyes US share sale

Wednesday, May 7th 2014, 15:43
related countries: United States United States

Chinese internet giant Alibaba has filed documents for a public share sale in the US, which is widely expected to be one of the biggest in history.
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China's mind-boggling market size

Wednesday, May 7th 2014, 12:27

Alibaba reminds us of China's mind-boggling market size
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Vietnam and China ships 'collide'

Wednesday, May 7th 2014, 11:57
related countries: Philippines Philippines

Vietnamese naval ships and Chinese vessels collide in a disputed part of the South China Sea, as Beijing seeks to set up an oil rig, Vietnam says.
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New Tyrannosaur named 'Pinocchio'

Wednesday, May 7th 2014, 9:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A new type of tyrannosaur with a very long nose has been discovered by scientists in Scotland and China.
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Alibaba files for public share sale

Wednesday, May 7th 2014, 6:49
related countries: United States United States

Chinese internet giant Alibaba files documents for a public share sale in the US, which is widely expected to be one of the biggest in history.
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Guangzhou attacker 'acted alone'

Wednesday, May 7th 2014, 4:05
related places: Guangzhou

Local authorities in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou say they believe Tuesday's attack at a railway station was carried out by a lone suspect.
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VIDEO: Fighting tigers: China's power struggle

Tuesday, May 6th 2014, 21:35

In China - the disappearance of the country's former spy chief - is seen as evidence of a major power struggle.
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Warning before Tiananmen anniversary

Tuesday, May 6th 2014, 12:40

Activists cautioned before pro-democracy protest anniversary
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Knife attack at south China station

Tuesday, May 6th 2014, 11:01
related places: Guangzhou

At least six people are injured in a knife attack at a station in Guangzhou, Chinese officials say, in the third such attack on a transport hub in three months.
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VIDEO: Fatal knife attack at Chinese station

Tuesday, May 6th 2014, 10:37
related places: Guangzhou

At least six people have been injured in a knife attack at a station in Guangzhou, Chinese officials say.
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VIDEO: Does a game reflect China's politics?

Tuesday, May 6th 2014, 2:23

China Editor Carrie Gracie has been finding out what an ancient Chinese game can tell us about China's political landscape.
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China corruption campaign: On the trail of Zhou Yongkang

Monday, May 5th 2014, 23:53

Will China fell its former security chief?
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US rescues injured Chinese sailors

Monday, May 5th 2014, 20:24
related countries: Pacific Ocean Pacific Ocean, United States United States

US rescuers parachute into the middle of the Pacific Ocean to provide medical aid to two badly burned Chinese sailors after their boat sank.
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China bans British cheese imports

Monday, May 5th 2014, 11:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

China temporarily bans imports of British cheese after the country's food inspectors complained about hygiene standards at a UK dairy.
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China jails man for military leak

Monday, May 5th 2014, 9:40

A Chinese court has jailed a man in Guangdong for leaking military information to an unspecified foreign power, state media say.
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US-Philippine military drills begin

Monday, May 5th 2014, 7:26
related countries: Philippines Philippines, United States United States
related places: Manila

About 5,500 troops from the United States and the Philippines begin an annual military exercise, amid tensions between Manila and China.
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Monday, May 5th 2014, 6:46
related countries: Australia Australia, Malaysia Malaysia

Officials from Australia, Malaysia and China meet to map out a way forward in the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane.
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China's city of churches brought to heel

Sunday, May 4th 2014, 19:01

China's city of churches brought to heel
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VIDEO: Chinese Christians fear crackdown

Sunday, May 4th 2014, 17:03
related places: Wenzhou

Christians in the south eastern city of Wenzhou are warning of a crackdown on their faith, following the destruction of one church and warnings to others.
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China bridge collapse kills 11

Sunday, May 4th 2014, 10:03

An illegal bridge being built in southern China's Guangdong province collapses, killing 11 people and injuring several others, officials say.
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VIDEO: Thousands of twins celebrate in China

Saturday, May 3rd 2014, 7:48

More than 1,000 pairs of twins have attended a festival in southwest China.
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VIDEO: China's topsy-turvy upside-down house

Thursday, May 1st 2014, 18:10
related places: Fengjing, Shanghai

Chinese tourists visit a specially-made upside-down house in Fengjing township in Shanghai.
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China could challenge Pfizer deal

Thursday, May 1st 2014, 16:10

The Coalition sees a lot of good in the Pfizer/AstraZeneca deal going ahead. China, on the other hand . . .
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Cry for help in Saks shopping bag

Thursday, May 1st 2014, 12:42
related countries: United States United States
related places: Saks, New York

A woman in New York reveals to US media she discovered a plea for help from a prisoner in China at the bottom of her Saks shopping bag.
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Xi demands action after China blast

Thursday, May 1st 2014, 11:54
related places: Xinjiang

Chinese President Xi Jinping urges "decisive actions" against "terrorist attacks" in Xinjiang, following a deadly blast at a railway station.
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Fans upset over Game of Thrones edit

Thursday, May 1st 2014, 9:00

Chinese fans of Game of Thrones are upset to discover the fourth season broadcast was heavily censored.
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VIDEO: China station blast 'terror attack'

Thursday, May 1st 2014, 2:26
related places: Urumqi, Xinjiang

An explosion at a train station in Urumqi in China's troubled Xinjiang region has killed three people and injured nearly 80 others.
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Why some English words are controversial in China

Wednesday, April 30th 2014, 21:04

Why foreign words like iPad are sparking debate in China
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Deadly attack at Chinese station

Wednesday, April 30th 2014, 19:36
related places: Xinjiang

A bomb and knife attack at a railway station in China's Xinjiang region leaves three dead and 79 others wounded, state media say.
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Outdoor grills banned in Beijing

Wednesday, April 30th 2014, 11:04
related places: Beijing

The authorities in Beijing are banning popular outdoor grills amid fears of rising pollution.
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Sichuan ex-leader in bribery probe

Wednesday, April 30th 2014, 6:16

China says it is formally investigating a top Sichuan provincial official linked to ex-security chief Zhou Yongkang for bribe-taking.
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Xbox One console to launch in China

Wednesday, April 30th 2014, 5:11

Microsoft says its Xbox One gaming console will go on sale in China in September, months after a 14-year ban on consoles was lifted.
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Vietnam border shoot-out raises Uighur questions

Tuesday, April 29th 2014, 21:18

Uighur questions after China-Vietnam frontier deaths
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China activist in disturbance charge

Tuesday, April 29th 2014, 14:18

Police in China formally charge a labour activist with disturbing public order, reports say, after one of the country's biggest strikes in years.
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China's ICBC profit beats forecast

Tuesday, April 29th 2014, 11:23

China's ICBC bank says first quarter profits are up 6.7% from one year ago based on Chinese accounting standards.
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VIDEO: Protests flare at Obama's Asia pact

Monday, April 28th 2014, 23:56
related countries: Philippines Philippines, United States United States
related places: Asia

US President Barack Obama says the US is not trying to contain, or counter China, just hours after he agreed a new defence agreement with the Philippines.
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One child's pee divides China

Saturday, April 26th 2014, 22:42

Not in public - online debate grips China and HK
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Tiananmen museum opens in Hong Kong

Saturday, April 26th 2014, 13:42
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong
related places: Beijing

The first museum dedicated to the 1989 protests in Beijing's Tiananmen Square - still a taboo topic in mainland China - opens in Hong Kong.
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China to jail eaters of rare animals

Friday, April 25th 2014, 12:56

People caught eating rare wild animals in China could be jailed for up to 10 years, state media report, under new measures passed on Thursday.
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VIDEO: Missing plane relatives vent anger

Friday, April 25th 2014, 11:16
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia
related places: Beijing

The BBC's Celia Hatton reports from Beijing where grieving relatives of those missing on board Malaysia airlines Flight MH370 are protesting outside the Malaysian embassy.
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VIDEO: Obama urges end to island row

Thursday, April 24th 2014, 14:10
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States

US President Barack Obama has reaffirmed his support for Japan in its row over islands with China, after talks with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
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China releases Japanese cargo ship

Thursday, April 24th 2014, 5:33
related countries: Japan Japan

China has released a Japanese cargo ship it seized over a war-time debt, a court statement says, after the Japanese firm paid compensation.
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KFC owner's profits get China boost

Wednesday, April 23rd 2014, 0:57

Yum Brands, the owner of fast food chains KFC and Pizza Hut, reports an 18% jump in first quarter profit, helped by a rebound in sales in China.
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China 'the elephant in the room'

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014, 21:21

Why Obama's Asia tour is all about China's growing might
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'World's fastest' lift to be built

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014, 12:50
related places: Guangzhou

Hitachi says it will install a lift capable of reaching speeds of 72km/h (45mph) into a skyscraper in Guangzhou, southern China.
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Boeing gets $4.6bn China plane order

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014, 8:52

China's Shandong Airlines says it has placed an order for 50 Boeing 737 aircraft, worth $4.6bn (£2.7bn) at list prices.
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VIDEO: Robot chefs take over restaurant

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014, 2:43

A restaurant in China has started serving food that's been prepared by robots.
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10 strange things on Taobao

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014, 0:18

Ten strange things on China's biggest online marketplace
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VIDEO: Footage captures tower 'welding' fire

Monday, April 21st 2014, 15:05

Dramatic footage filmed on a mobile phone is released showing a high-rise building on fire in north China.
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VIDEO: Japan warns China over ship seizure

Monday, April 21st 2014, 15:01
related countries: Japan Japan

China's seizure of a Japanese cargo ship over a pre-war debt could hit business ties, Japanese government spokesman Yoshihide Suga has warned.
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VIDEO: Interest in Alibaba's US share debut

Monday, April 21st 2014, 11:57
related countries: United States United States
related places: Weibo

The success in Weibo has investors excited about the US stock debut of Alibaba, which is China's largest internet company.
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Japan warns over China ship seizure

Monday, April 21st 2014, 10:04
related countries: Japan Japan

China's seizure of a Japanese cargo ship over a pre-war debt could hit business ties, Japan's top government spokesman warns.
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Hamilton eases to victory in China

Sunday, April 20th 2014, 8:46
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Lewis Hamilton takes a dominant victory in the Chinese GP to win three consecutive races for the first time in his career.
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Japan to base troops near islands

Saturday, April 19th 2014, 21:29

Japan begins building a military radar station near the Senkaku islands, focus of a bitter territorial row with China, which calls them the Diaoyus.
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China win is mine to lose - Hamilton

Saturday, April 19th 2014, 11:25
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Hamilton

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton admits he starts Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix as strong favourite after qualifying on pole position.
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Hamilton takes stunning pole in China

Saturday, April 19th 2014, 7:05
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Lewis Hamilton takes his third pole position in four races with a stunning performance in qualifying at the Chinese Grand Prix.
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Ricciardo fastest in wet practice

Saturday, April 19th 2014, 4:15

Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo sets the pace during an inconclusive wet final practice at the Chinese Grand Prix.
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One fifth of China soil contaminated

Friday, April 18th 2014, 10:06

Almost a fifth of China's soil is contaminated, an official study released by the government has shown.
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Hamilton top in second practice

Friday, April 18th 2014, 7:39
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Lewis Hamilton heads Ferrari's Fernando Alonso as the Mercedes driver sets the pace in Friday practice at the Chinese GP.
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China jails corruption activists

Friday, April 18th 2014, 5:10

China jails four more activists linked to the Xu Zhiyong-founded New Citizens' Movement, which seeks government transparency.
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Alonso quickest in China practice

Friday, April 18th 2014, 3:57

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso welcomes his new team principal to Formula 1 by setting the pace in first practice at the Chinese Grand Prix.
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Weibo shares surge on US debut

Thursday, April 17th 2014, 21:10
related countries: United States United States
related places: Weibo

Shares in China's largest Twitter-like service, Weibo, went up by almost 20% on the first day of its listing in the US, despite a disappointing start.
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Welcome (back) to Beijing

Thursday, April 17th 2014, 7:49
related places: Beijing

The BBC's new China editor on what's changed since she last lived there
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Charles Xue gets bail after illness

Thursday, April 17th 2014, 7:36

One of China's most influential bloggers, Charles Xue, is granted bail after months of detention because of a "serious illness", officials say.
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China sales fall hits Remy Cointreau

Thursday, April 17th 2014, 7:13
related countries: France France

French spirits firm Remy Cointreau says operating profits will fall by up to 40% after a crackdown by China on extravagant spending hits sales.
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Tencent brings Candy Crush to China

Thursday, April 17th 2014, 2:21

China's internet giant Tencent will launch the popular Candy Crush game on the mainland in partnership with the game's creator King Digital Entertainment.
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VIDEO: China's hard-hit steel industry

Wednesday, April 16th 2014, 9:06

China's economy grew 7.4% in the first three months of the year - slightly better than expected, but below the government's target.
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China's 7.4% growth beats forecast

Wednesday, April 16th 2014, 4:38

China's economy expanded by 7.4% in the first quarter of the year, better than expected but down from 7.7% at the end of 2013.
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China 'must allow currency to rise'

Wednesday, April 16th 2014, 1:28
related countries: United States United States

The US tells China its currency must be allowed to rise if its own and the rest of the world's economy are to see stable growth.
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Major Chinese shoe factory in strike

Tuesday, April 15th 2014, 14:57

Thousands of Chinese workers at the Yue Yuen shoe factory, which supplies brands including Nike and Adidas, strike over social security payments.
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