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China snow strands 'nearly 100,000'

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

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

Tuesday, February 2nd 2016, 9:43

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

Monday, February 1st 2016, 16:36

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

Monday, February 1st 2016, 13:35

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

Monday, February 1st 2016, 11:46

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, February 1st 2016, 2:35

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

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

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

Saturday, January 30th 2016, 11:08

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

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

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

Friday, January 29th 2016, 16:14

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, January 25th 2016, 0:41

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

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

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

Sunday, January 24th 2016, 0:00

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

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

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

Friday, January 22nd 2016, 10:07

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, January 19th 2016, 10:47

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

Tuesday, January 19th 2016, 4:49

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

Tuesday, January 19th 2016, 4:13

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday, January 17th 2016, 12:54

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, January 15th 2016, 4:53

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

Friday, January 15th 2016, 0:26

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

Thursday, January 14th 2016, 14:24

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

Thursday, January 14th 2016, 2:09

One of China's most prominent rights lawyer, Wang Yu, and her husband are formally arrested for subversion, amid an official crackdown.
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Lego U-turn a 'victory for free speech'

Wednesday, January 13th 2016, 15:59

Lego's decision to stop asking bulk customers their plans for the bricks is a "victory for freedom of speech", Chinese artist Ai Weiwei tells the BBC.
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Lego changes policy after Ai backlash

Wednesday, January 13th 2016, 13:00

Lego stops asking bulk buy customers what they want to use the bricks for, following a backlash over its refusal of bricks to Chinese artist Ai Weiwei.
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China detains Swedish rights worker

Wednesday, January 13th 2016, 12:57
related countries: Sweden Sweden
related places: A, Beijing

China detains a Swedish human rights worker in Beijing, amid a crackdown on legal activists that critics say aims to stifle dissent.
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VIDEO: Ai Weiwei welcomes Lego U-turn

Wednesday, January 13th 2016, 12:29

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei tells the BBC he is "happy" about Lego's decision not to ask bulk customers what they want to do with the bricks.
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S Korea fires shots at 'N Korea drone'

Wednesday, January 13th 2016, 9:53
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea

South Korean soldiers fire warning shots at a suspected North Korean drone flown across the heavily fortified border.
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The face you can't avoid in China

Wednesday, January 13th 2016, 1:26

Why Col Sanders seems to have Mao licked
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The rise of China's 'pyjama traders'

Wednesday, January 13th 2016, 0:54

The aunties and grannies who influence China's stock markets
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China's Wanda buys Hollywood studio

Tuesday, January 12th 2016, 6:29

China's Dalian Wanda Group will buy a controlling stake in Hollywood film studio Legendary Entertainment in a deal valued at $3.5bn (£2.4bn).
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China jails ex-national police deputy

Tuesday, January 12th 2016, 3:54

China's former deputy national police chief Li Dongsheng is jailed for 15 years for corruption offences, according to state media.
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Four-way Afghanistan peace talks begin

Monday, January 11th 2016, 10:13
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States
related places: Taliban

Key Afghan, Pakistani, Chinese and US officials meet for talks aimed at establishing a roadmap for peace between Afghanistan and the Taliban.
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Chinese investors buy German firm

Monday, January 11th 2016, 5:15
related countries: Germany Germany

A group of Chinese investors have bought one of Germany's largest machinery suppliers, KraussMaffei, for €925m ($1bn; £694m).
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Star Wars breaks China record

Monday, January 11th 2016, 2:36

The latest Star Wars film takes $53m (£36.5m) in ticket sales on its first weekend in China, the country's highest ever opening weekend according to the studio.
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VIDEO: Inside China's plastic surgery boom

Sunday, January 10th 2016, 22:00
related places: Beijing

As more and more people in China go under the knife in the name of beauty, the BBC visits one of a growing number of private cosmetic surgery clinics in Beijing.
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VIDEO: Rally after HK booksellers vanish

Sunday, January 10th 2016, 21:47
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Thousands of people in Hong Kong have attended a protest rally following the disappearance of five booksellers from a shop known for selling works critical of China.
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Hong Kong rally over bookshop missing

Sunday, January 10th 2016, 11:35
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Thousands of people in Hong Kong protest over the disappearance of five booksellers from a shop known for selling works critical of China.
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VIDEO: Chisels and gloves as ice sculptors compete

Sunday, January 10th 2016, 9:34

Around 60 sculptors have been taking part in the Harbin International Ice Sculpting Competition in northeast China.
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China 'threatening regional air safety'

Saturday, January 9th 2016, 13:02
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

Vietnam's aviation authorities say China is endangering air safety by conducting unannounced flights through its air space, state media reports.
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Beaten up by China for going fishing

Friday, January 8th 2016, 22:02

Beaten up by China for fishing in the 'wrong' place
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Hospital bulldozed 'with people inside'

Friday, January 8th 2016, 17:20

A hospital in China is bulldozed while still in use, causing doctors to flee and burying bodies from its morgue in rubble, state media say.
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Global markets mixed after China gain

Friday, January 8th 2016, 15:35

Shares in the US and Europe experience mixed trading after Chinese shares rally and US jobs figures come in stronger than expected.
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VIDEO: What is China's circuit breaker mechanism?

Friday, January 8th 2016, 13:04

Chinese shares have risen on the first day of trade since the lifting of a "circuit breaker" mechanism, which had been introduced to prevent sharp falls.
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Giant Mao statue in China 'removed'

Friday, January 8th 2016, 12:04

A huge gold-painted statue of Chairman Mao in China's countryside is removed, just days after it was erected, state media report.
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Another Chinese billionaire missing

Friday, January 8th 2016, 10:02

Chinese billionaire Zhou Chengjian of one of China's biggest fashion chains, Metersbonwe, has gone missing, the latest in a string of high-profile disappearances.
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VIDEO: Anger of ordinary Chinese investors

Friday, January 8th 2016, 9:11

Trading has been suspended twice this week in mainland Chinese markets, angering small investors, who blame the government for intervening.
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Hoverboard booth raided at CES

Friday, January 8th 2016, 8:32
related countries: United States United States

A Chinese hoverboard-maker has its CES booth raided following a complaint that it illegally copied a US firm's designs.
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Chinese shares rise in volatile trade

Friday, January 8th 2016, 8:18

Chinese shares have risen on the first day of trade since the lifting of a "circuit breaker" mechanism, which was introduced to prevent sharp falls.
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Chinese patience with 'Kim The Fat' wears thin

Friday, January 8th 2016, 2:32
related countries: North Korea North Korea

China's net mocks North Korean leader after bomb test
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Jail for fake French wedding trip boss

Thursday, January 7th 2016, 23:29
related countries: France France

A former French tourism official is jailed for 30 months for corruption over fake wedding trips for Chinese citizens to the Loire Valley.
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China shares turmoil hits Wall Street

Thursday, January 7th 2016, 22:37

Wall Street is the latest casualty as worries about share turmoil in China after the suspension of trading spooks investors across the globe.
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China suspends stock market brake

Thursday, January 7th 2016, 17:12
related places: Shanghai, Shenzhen

China will suspend its new stock market circuit-breaker mechanism - designed to stop free-falling prices - from Friday, the Shanghai and Shenzhen stock exchanges say.
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More China planes land on disputed reef

Thursday, January 7th 2016, 9:55

China lands two civilian planes on an artificial island built in the disputed South China Sea, days after a previous landing prompted anger.
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Netflix expands almost worldwide

Wednesday, January 6th 2016, 18:20

Netflix announces that its service is now available in almost all the world's countries with the exception of China.
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The latest codeword used to beat China's internet censors

Tuesday, January 5th 2016, 23:46

The latest tactic against China's internet censors
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VIDEO: China's colourful world of ice sculptures

Tuesday, January 5th 2016, 23:20

A selection of colourful ice sculptures have been created in China to celebrate the 2016 Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival.
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VIDEO: UK bookseller among Hong Kong missing

Tuesday, January 5th 2016, 22:56
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British man is among five booksellers linked to a shop selling works critical of China's government who have gone missing in Hong Kong, the UK Foreign Office confirms.
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Zimbabwe to 'export more elephants'

Tuesday, January 5th 2016, 13:54
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe will increase the export to China of wildlife, including elephants, to help prevent their deaths during the drought, a minister says.
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Hong Kong bookseller mystery deepens

Tuesday, January 5th 2016, 13:10
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

The wife of Hong Kong bookseller Lee Bo, who is missing and believed to be in mainland China, withdraws her request for police to help find him.
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Giant Mao appears in China countryside

Tuesday, January 5th 2016, 10:23

A 37 metre-high gold-coloured statue of Chairman Mao has been built in the Chinese countryside, local media reports.
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VIDEO: Chinese lantern festival - in Italy

Tuesday, January 5th 2016, 10:20
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Monza

A colourful festival of Chinese lanterns is being staged in Monza, Italy.
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Arson suspected in China bus fire

Tuesday, January 5th 2016, 9:39

Seventeen people are killed in a suspected arson attack on a public bus in the northern Chinese province of Ningxia, say state media.
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Chinese shares continue to fall

Tuesday, January 5th 2016, 9:02

Mainland Chinese shares extend losses in a volatile session, following Monday's suspension of trading which led to a global equities sell-off.
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VIDEO: Exiled Tiananmen leader on China relations

Tuesday, January 5th 2016, 0:08
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan
related places: Kaixi

Exiled Chinese pro-democracy leader Wu'er Kaixi says he wants to help Taiwan deal with China, at a time when it faces tough decisions on whether to grow closer to the mainland.
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Global markets hit by China concerns

Monday, January 4th 2016, 21:47

US and European stock markets fall after a sharp decline in Chinese shares, sparked by weak manufacturing data and fears of a big potential sell-off.
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Kidnap claims concern Hong Kong leader

Monday, January 4th 2016, 12:32
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Chinese police have no right to operate in Hong Kong, its leader CY Leung says, amid fears a local bookseller has been detained by mainland agents.
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In pictures: Harbin Ice Festival build-up

Monday, January 4th 2016, 10:10

Putting the finishing touches on Chinese ice sculptures
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China share trading halted after plunge

Monday, January 4th 2016, 9:01

Trading on China's stock markets is suspended after the market dramatically plunged 7% and triggered a circuit-breaker mechanism.
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HK bookseller 'in Chinese detention'

Sunday, January 3rd 2016, 15:14
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

A Hong Kong bookseller who went missing several days ago - the latest in a series of disappearances - is thought to be in detention in mainland China.
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Row over China's Spratlys plane landing

Sunday, January 3rd 2016, 5:02
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

Vietnam accuses China of violating its sovereignty by landing a plane on an artificial island it has built in a contested part of the South China Sea.
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Arrests made over Shenzhen landslide

Friday, January 1st 2016, 5:54
related places: Shenzhen

Eleven people are arrested for their alleged role in the Shenzhen landslide disaster, Chinese officials say.
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Another HK bookshop worker 'disappears'

Friday, January 1st 2016, 2:57
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Another associate of a Hong Kong bookshop specialising in titles critical of the Chinese government, has apparently disappeared.
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China builds second aircraft carrier

Thursday, December 31st 2015, 22:00

China is building a second aircraft carrier - but this time conventionally powered and made from domestic technology, its defence ministry announces.
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VIDEO: How plane turbulence hurt 21 people

Thursday, December 31st 2015, 17:47

At least 21 passengers were injured on an Air Canada flight from China, which was hit by severe turbulence and forced to land early
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Damaging North sea collision averted

Thursday, December 31st 2015, 15:41
related countries: Norway Norway

A potential disaster in the North Sea is narrowly averted after a large unmanned barge goes adrift in high seas and almost collides with oil rigs.
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Slow progress for China mine rescue

Thursday, December 31st 2015, 7:07

Rescue workers in China make slow progress in their attempt to reach survivors trapped in a collapsed mine, with authorities revising down the number who made contact.
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