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A public proposal that went wrong

Monday, August 22nd 2016, 0:00

A Chinese girl got in trouble after receiving a public marriage proposal from her girlfriend in Guangdong, China.
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Cheers and jeers

Saturday, August 20th 2016, 23:27

As another Olympic Games draws to a close, BBC Chinese's Yuwen Wu makes a personal journey through China's Olympics of the last few decades.
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Glass bridge: China opens world's highest and longest

Saturday, August 20th 2016, 11:24
related places: Hunan, Zhangjiajie

The world's highest and longest glass-bottomed bridge opens in Zhangjiajie city, in China's Hunan province.
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Opening up

Friday, August 19th 2016, 23:10

How the Rio 2016 Olympics have revealed a more personal side to China's athletes.
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The race for 2nd

Friday, August 19th 2016, 12:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Team GB has been second in the Olympic medal table for nearly a week, pushing China into second place - how much does the UK have China to thank for that?
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Australia blocks Ausgrid energy grid sale to Chinese companies

Friday, August 19th 2016, 10:32
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia blocks the sale of Ausgrid, the country's biggest energy grid, to two Chinese companies over security concerns.
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China demands stricter rules for live streaming

Friday, August 19th 2016, 8:28

China's internet regulator demands stricter controls over the hugely popular practice of live streaming, as part of a range of new requirements for websites.
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China staff fined for not liking boss's Weibo posts

Thursday, August 18th 2016, 11:55
related places: Weibo

Company in China punishes employees who don't comment on manager's social media posts.
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China to restrict North Korea's Air Koryo after emergency landing

Thursday, August 18th 2016, 8:06
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Beijing

Chinese authorities will limit operations of North Korean carrier Air Koryo after a Beijing-bound flight made an emergency landing last month.
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'A fairyland'

Wednesday, August 17th 2016, 23:14

Despite decades of change and development, nomads still migrate to the Tibetan Plateau every summer, from where China Correspondent Stephen McDonell reports.
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Chinese medal-winning diver's 'complicated' feelings about proposal

Wednesday, August 17th 2016, 10:57

He Zi says her feelings were "complicated" when fellow Olympic diver Qin Kai proposed after she won a silver medal.
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North Korean restaurant defectors released in South Korea

Wednesday, August 17th 2016, 6:14
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea
related places: Pyongyang

A group of 13 North Koreans who defected from a Pyongyang-run restaurant in China to South Korea are released, South Korea says.
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Off message

Wednesday, August 17th 2016, 0:51

A distinguished, if somewhat dry, history magazine finds itself the latest - seemingly unlikely - target of the Chinese government, reports the BBC's John Sudworth.
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Five billion clicks

Tuesday, August 16th 2016, 13:08

Chinese actor Wang Baoqiang's divorce with his wife, over her alleged extramarital affair, has social media buzzing, with over five billion views online.
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Chinese drivers fashion rat-proof car 'skirts'

Tuesday, August 16th 2016, 11:49
related places: Nanning

Rodent trouble prompts locals in Nanning to create wraparound shields for their cars.
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China launches quantum-enabled satellite Micius

Tuesday, August 16th 2016, 10:49

China successfully launches its first quantum-enabled satellite, named after the ancient Chinese scientist and philosopher Micius.
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Red flag

Monday, August 15th 2016, 17:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A new partnership between conservative British paper the Daily Mail and the Chinese Communist Party's People's Daily raises eyebrows in the UK, but barely registers in mainland China.
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Breaking a taboo

Monday, August 15th 2016, 14:17

China's swimming star Fu Yuanhui spoke about her period during the Olympics - sparking a discussion about competing during menstruation, and tampons, online.
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An indecent proposal?

Monday, August 15th 2016, 13:53

Was the marriage proposal to Chinese diver He Zi at her medal ceremony romantic or a form of male control?
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Woman 'survives 38 hours in sea after cruise ship fall'

Monday, August 15th 2016, 9:21

A Chinese woman who fell off a cruise ship and drifted at sea for 38 hours before being rescued by fishermen has lived to tell the tale, local media report.
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Rio 2016: A marriage proposal at the Olympics medal ceremony

Monday, August 15th 2016, 3:41

One Chinese diver shocks another by proposing to her during an Olympics medal ceremony - in front of a global TV audience.
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Paris Aubervilliers attack: Chinese community mourn mugging victim as fear grows

Sunday, August 14th 2016, 20:56
related countries: France France
related places: Aubervilliers

Members of the Chinese community in the Parisian suburb of Aubervilliers mourn a man killed by muggers amid fears they are being deliberately targeted.
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Sweary rant

Saturday, August 13th 2016, 23:26

Chinese tourist's rant against misbehaviour abroad goes viral, picking up admirers in China and beyond.
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Cars swept down streets in Chinese city

Saturday, August 13th 2016, 17:19
related places: Yulin

Heavy rain floods streets in the Chinese city of Yulin, in Shaanxi Province.
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‘Japanese doll’

Thursday, August 11th 2016, 23:41
related countries: Japan Japan

Though she may not have walked away with gold, 27-year-old table tennis Olympian Ai Fukuhara has captured the hearts of the Chinese.
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Alibaba shows strong global growth

Thursday, August 11th 2016, 15:53

China's Alibaba has seen a sharp increase in international sales, a sign that it is finally making strides outside its home turf.
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Japan rescues Chinese fishing boat amid tense relations

Thursday, August 11th 2016, 7:27
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Beijing

Beijing has thanked the Japanese coast guard for rescuing a sinking Chinese fishing boat in the East China Sea, amid a territorial dispute in the area.
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China's cinema boom loses its lustre as sales slump

Thursday, August 11th 2016, 1:42

Some of the shine has come off the silver screen in China as a 15% fall in cinema attendance in July added to an ongoing box office downturn.
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Chinese couple tie knot on glass bridge over gorge

Wednesday, August 10th 2016, 16:15

A Chinese couple get married and then have wedding photos taken while suspended off a glass bridge, 180m (590 ft) above the ground.
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Building boom

Wednesday, August 10th 2016, 11:05

The apparent construction of fighter jet aircraft hangars by China on disputed islands in the South China Sea will stoke tension, analyst Alexander Neill explains.
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Fu Yuanhui: China's disarming and expressive Olympic swimming star

Wednesday, August 10th 2016, 9:24

All Olympians can count on the support of their home country, but one Chinese swimmer has found overnight fame with her expressive enthusiasm.
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Traffic trouble

Wednesday, August 10th 2016, 3:58

A futuristic traffic-straddling bus was "road-tested" in China to great fanfare, but serious questions have been raised about the future of the project.
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Japan says ties with China 'deteriorating' over disputed islands

Tuesday, August 9th 2016, 8:49
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's foreign minister says ties with China are "significantly deteriorating" amid a rise in Chinese vessels entering disputed waters in the East China Sea.
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Error puts Chinese tourist in German migrant hostel

Monday, August 8th 2016, 17:32
related countries: Germany Germany

A Chinese tourist spent nearly two weeks in a German migrant hostel after mistakenly applying for asylum when he actually wanted to report a theft.
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Taiwan protests at 'forced deportation' from Kenya to China

Monday, August 8th 2016, 13:36
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Taiwan Taiwan

Taiwan protests against what it calls Kenya's forced deportation of five Taiwanese citizens to China after they were acquitted of organised crime charges.
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China demands apology for Australian swimming 'drug cheat' slur

Monday, August 8th 2016, 5:46
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Chinese officials and social media users demand an apology after Australian gold medallist Mack Horton calls defending champion Sun Yang a drug cheat.
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Chinese trade drop adds to global economic woes

Monday, August 8th 2016, 5:30

Chinese exports see a further decline in July, adding to concerns over the global economic outlook.
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China launches first mobile telecoms satellite from Beijing

Sunday, August 7th 2016, 7:39
related places: Beijing

China launched its first mobile telecommunications satellite, to establish a network serving large swathes of the world.
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Chinese fleet sails near Japanese Senkaku islands

Saturday, August 6th 2016, 14:20
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan protests to China which it says has sent a fleet of more than 200 ships towards disputed islands in the East China Sea.
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Rocks tell story of China's great flood

Thursday, August 4th 2016, 18:01

Geologists have found evidence for an ancient megaflood which they say could be the mythical flood at the dawn of the first Chinese dynasty.
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China baby milk scandal lawyer jailed

Thursday, August 4th 2016, 9:20

The founder of a Chinese law firm known for representing cases against the government, Zhou Shifeng, is jailed for seven years for subversion.
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China's Jade Rabbit Moon rover says goodbye

Thursday, August 4th 2016, 5:25

China's Jade Rabbit says a final goodbye and shuts down forever, after 31 months exploring the Moon, far outliving its predicted lifespan.
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Stray dog joined extreme runner during China race

Wednesday, August 3rd 2016, 21:28

An extreme marathon runner hopes to be reunited with a stray dog he befriended during a gruelling race in China, thanks to a crowdfunding appeal.
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China's Transit Elevated Bus gets first test run

Wednesday, August 3rd 2016, 15:45

A futuristic new bus that allows cars to pass underneath it on the road is being tested in China.
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China's elevated bus: Futuristic 'straddling bus' hits the road

Wednesday, August 3rd 2016, 9:26
related places: Hebei

The 2m-high Transit Elevated Bus took its inaugural test run in the streets of Hebei, much to the amazement of Chinese citizens.
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Man held in China 'does not know he has baby'

Wednesday, August 3rd 2016, 6:20

Yuan Shanshan, the wife of a lawyer detained in China, says her husband has been held for so long that he does not even know he has a four-month-old child.
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China's glass walkway opens in Tianmen mountain

Wednesday, August 3rd 2016, 1:07
related places: Hunan, Tianmen

The glass walkway around Tianmen mountain in Hunan is part of the latest addition to China's craze for vertiginous tourist attractions.
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US, China, UK?

Tuesday, August 2nd 2016, 23:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Why

The Rio Olympics have yet to start but we can already be confident the US and China will top the medals table. Why is this - and can we predict which other countries will do well?
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Typhoon Nida: BBC Weather's Alex Deakin describes impact

Tuesday, August 2nd 2016, 15:56
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

BBC Weather's Alex Deakin talks about Typhoon Nida's impact on Hong Kong and forecasts flooding in southern China.
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FBI employee admits being 'agent of China' in US court

Tuesday, August 2nd 2016, 9:56
related countries: United States United States

A China-born FBI employee with top secret security clearance pleads guilty to acting as an agent of the Chinese government, the US says.
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Marathon runner's bid to adopt Chinese stray dog

Tuesday, August 2nd 2016, 9:20

An extreme marathon runner hopes to be reunited with a stray dog he befriended in China, thanks to a successful crowdfunding appeal.
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Chinese activist Zhai Yanmin found guilty of subversion

Tuesday, August 2nd 2016, 8:47
related places: Tianjin

Chinese rights advocate Zhai Yanmin is found guilty of subverting state power in the first trial since a crackdown on legal activism in China.
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Typhoon Nida batters southern China after shutting down Hong Kong

Tuesday, August 2nd 2016, 8:20
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Large areas of southern mainland China are on emergency alert as powerful Typhoon Nida ploughs through after shutting down Hong Kong.
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Dutch man waits 10 days in Chinese airport for 'girlfriend'

Tuesday, August 2nd 2016, 8:19
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

A Dutch man who lived in a Chinese airport for 10 days after the online girlfriend he was hoping to meet failed to show up wins little sympathy online.
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'The red dragon ain't evil'

Tuesday, August 2nd 2016, 1:12

The lead singer of Chinese nationalist rap group CD Rev tells the BBC why he is challenging the country's global image.
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Uber sells Chinese business to Didi Chuxing

Monday, August 1st 2016, 11:38

Taxi-booking app company Uber agrees to sell its operation in China to rival Didi Chuxing.
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Can it last?

Sunday, July 31st 2016, 23:23

Ling Ling is among a slew of internet celebrities in China known as Wang Hong, a handful of whom are even making more money than top movie stars.
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Rare waterspout filmed on lake in China

Friday, July 29th 2016, 16:47

A huge waterspout has been spotted on the surface of the Gaoyou Lake in Yangzhou City of east China's Jiangsu Province.
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Petition demands apology for Chinese lesbian couple denied diploma

Friday, July 29th 2016, 14:11

An international petition urges a Chinese university to apologise to two lesbian students denied diplomas after getting engaged at their graduation.
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Chinese rocket lights up skies over Utah and California

Thursday, July 28th 2016, 22:10
related countries: United States United States
related places: California, Utah

People in the US have filmed a Chinese rocket body streaking across the sky over Utah and California.
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Booze ban for China region's civil servants

Thursday, July 28th 2016, 14:03

No more lunchtime tipples for government employees in Anhui province.
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China asks Vietnam to probe passport slur

Thursday, July 28th 2016, 8:01
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

China asks Vietnam to investigate reports an official wrote an insult on two pages of a Chinese visitor's passport.
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Aerial video of 'world's deepest' underwater sinkhole in South China Sea

Wednesday, July 27th 2016, 9:49

This stunning aerial video shows the world's deepest underwater sinkhole in the South China Sea, according to Chinese scientists. They say it's 300m deep.
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HK journalists jailed in China for 'illegal business'

Wednesday, July 27th 2016, 1:50
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Two journalists who worked on political magazines in Hong Kong are jailed in mainland China for running an illegal business.
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China to adopt new app rules to monitor user accounts

Tuesday, July 26th 2016, 14:42

China's internet authorities will enforce new rules to tighten their grip on the rapidly growing app market in the mainland, demanding that all app providers adopt real-name registration for users and keep their activity logs for at least 60 days.
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Politics, karate and cats

Tuesday, July 26th 2016, 13:46
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Martial arts was the theme of a book fair coming to a close in Hong Kong. But being the city it is, there had to be some politics on display, reports Tzu-Wei Liu of BBC Chinese.
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Ship hits wall of Panama Canal renewing design concerns

Tuesday, July 26th 2016, 0:25
related countries: Panama Panama

A Chinese container ship hits a wall of the recently-widened Panama Canal, amid concerns that the new canal has less space for manoeuvres and could be unsafe.
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Chinese Gen Guo Boxiong sentenced to life for corruption

Monday, July 25th 2016, 14:18

A retired high-ranking army officer in China is sentenced to life in jail by a military court for taking bribes, state media report.
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China shuts several online news sites for independent reporting

Monday, July 25th 2016, 11:15

China shuts down several online news operations for publishing independent reports instead of official statements, local media say.
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Steely vision

Monday, July 25th 2016, 5:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Sheffield

A Chinese man who first made his fortune selling bamboo hopes to invest £1bn ($1.3bn) to "transform" the UK steel city of Sheffield.
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South China Sea: Asean deadlock after court ruling against China

Sunday, July 24th 2016, 14:13
related places: Beijing

South-East Asian nations fail to agree a joint position on Chinese claims to the South Sea China, following a tribunal ruling against Beijing.
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Brexit heightens global economic risks, says G20

Sunday, July 24th 2016, 11:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK's vote to leave the European Union adds to risks for the global economy, finance chiefs say at the G20 summit in China.
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Tigers maul two women at Beijing wildlife park

Sunday, July 24th 2016, 10:56
related places: Beijing

Tigers at a wildlife park in Beijing have killed one woman and injured another after the pair left their vehicle, Chinese media reports say.
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China floods: More than 150 killed and hundreds of thousands evacuated

Saturday, July 23rd 2016, 15:13

Floods in north and central China leave at least 150 people dead and more than 100 missing, with hundreds of thousands forced to evacuate, officials say.
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MH370: Search for missing plane to be suspended not shut down

Friday, July 22nd 2016, 8:50
related countries: Australia Australia, Malaysia Malaysia

The search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 will be suspended rather than shut down after the current search area has been scoured, China, Malaysia and Australia say.
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Larung Gar: China 'destroys buildings' at Tibetan Buddhist academy

Friday, July 22nd 2016, 8:02

Campaign groups say China has been demolishing buildings at Larung Gar, one of the world's largest centres of Buddhist learning.
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Ex-chief of China protest village formally charged

Friday, July 22nd 2016, 4:25

The former chief of a Chinese village famous for staging a protests against land grabs is formally charged for taking bribes.
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Chinese woman's book choice brings celebrity status

Thursday, July 21st 2016, 11:30
related countries: Russia Russia

Bizarre set of posed photographs with Russian-language instruction manual goes viral.
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China's media criticises anti-US protests at KFC outlets as jingoistic

Wednesday, July 20th 2016, 11:28

Chinese state media criticises anti-US protests outside KFC outlets as jingoistic, saying they “do a disservice to the nation”.
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Athlete: 'Russian doping denied me that winning moment'

Tuesday, July 19th 2016, 18:01
related countries: Russia Russia

Goldie Sayers came fourth in the javelin at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and could now be set to get a bronze medal.
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Passerby rescues child from fast-moving flood waters

Tuesday, July 19th 2016, 16:24

Footage shows the moment a child was rescued from flood waters by a passerby in Shehong County, in southwest China's Sichuan Province.
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Taiwan bus inferno kills 26

Tuesday, July 19th 2016, 8:19
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan
related places: Taoyuan

A coach transporting a group of Chinese tourists to Taoyuan Airport crashes and catches fire, killing 26 people, say Taiwanese officials.
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Philippines asked to 'disregard' tribunal ruling on South China Sea, foreign minister says

Tuesday, July 19th 2016, 5:13
related countries: Philippines Philippines
related places: Beijing

The Philippines says it rejected an offer by Beijing to hold negotiations "outside of and [in] disregard of" an international tribunal ruling that China had no legal basis for its claims to the South China Sea.
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Taiwan web users join 'Apologise to China' contest

Monday, July 18th 2016, 11:05
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Facebook campaign wants people to own up on how they might have wronged the People's Republic.
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China should respect South China Sea ruling, says Philippines

Thursday, July 14th 2016, 5:13
related countries: Philippines Philippines

The Philippines says "all parties" should respect a UN-backed tribunal's rejection of China's territorial claims in the South China Sea.
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US sentences Chinese hacker for stealing military information

Thursday, July 14th 2016, 1:50
related countries: United States United States

The US sentences a Chinese businessman to nearly four years in prison after he pleaded guilty to hacking sensitive military information.
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South China Sea: China warns of possible air defence zone

Wednesday, July 13th 2016, 15:12

China says it may set up a defence zone in the South China Sea after a tribunal ruled against its claims in the region.
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Mango boycott

Wednesday, July 13th 2016, 10:25
related countries: Philippines Philippines

Jokes, frustrations and a call for a boycott of Philippine mangoes trend on Chinese social media after the South China Sea ruling.
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South China Sea: China 'has right to set up air defence zone'

Wednesday, July 13th 2016, 6:27

China says it has the right to set up an air defence zone in the South China Sea, its latest response to a ruling on its territorial claims.
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South China Sea: Tribunal backs case against China brought by Philippines

Tuesday, July 12th 2016, 14:33
related countries: Philippines Philippines

An international tribunal rules against Chinese claims to rights in the South China Sea, backing a case brought by the Philippines.
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South China Sea: Philippines and Beijing await court ruling

Tuesday, July 12th 2016, 7:14

An international tribunal is set to give a long-awaited ruling, with implications for China's controversial claims in the disputed South China Sea.
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Street portraits

Saturday, July 9th 2016, 23:52

Huang Qingjun spent nearly a decade travelling to remote parts of China to persuade people to be photographed with all their possessions. Now he has done the same for homeless people in California.
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Force of words

Friday, July 8th 2016, 23:05

With the result of a UN tribunal over territorial claims in the South China Sea imminent, Chinese ambassadors have been on a charm offensive in foreign media
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China floods: Inside a housing estate submerged by water

Thursday, July 7th 2016, 11:17
related places: Hubei, Xinzhou

The BBC's Robin Brant reports from Xinzhou, Hubei, in China - where flooding has cut off a whole housing estate.
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China steps up flood rescue in Wuhan

Thursday, July 7th 2016, 4:15
related places: Wuhan

Flood relief and rescue efforts are being stepped up in the Chinese city of Wuhan, as the country's premier warns of further downpours.
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Drone footage of China floods devastation

Wednesday, July 6th 2016, 15:37
related places: Nanling

Drone footage from Nanling, Anhui Province in China, shows the extent of flooding there.
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China flooding: Wuhan on red alert for further rain

Wednesday, July 6th 2016, 13:55
related places: Wuhan

The Chinese city of Wuhan is on red alert for more heavy rainfall, after torrential downpours overnight left parts of the city submerged.
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Berlusconi: AC Milan sold to Chinese consortium

Wednesday, July 6th 2016, 0:31
related countries: Italy Italy

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi says he has sold football club AC Milan to a Chinese consortium.
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