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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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VIDEO: China makes contact with trapped miners

Thursday, December 31st 2015, 6:19
related places: Shangdong

Four miners are found alive after being trapped underground in China's eastern province of Shangdong.
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Survivors found in China mine collapse

Wednesday, December 30th 2015, 15:18

Eight miners trapped for five days after a mine in China caved in have been found alive, state media say.
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Was Chinese premier Zhou Enlai gay?

Wednesday, December 30th 2015, 13:09

Was Chinese premier Zhou Enlai gay?
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'Racy' China Tagore translation pulled

Tuesday, December 29th 2015, 9:08
related countries: India India

A Chinese publisher removes a translation of Indian poet Rabindarath Tagore's works from sale after criticism that its content is too racy.
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VIDEO: Tapping into the thirst for wine in China

Tuesday, December 29th 2015, 8:57

Wine trader William Wu explains why there is a growing thirst in China for a reasonably priced wine.
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China anger at Filipino island protest

Tuesday, December 29th 2015, 1:02
related countries: Philippines Philippines

China expresses anger after Filipino protesters landed on a remote island controlled by the Philippines in the disputed South China Sea.
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China landslip official 'kills himself'

Monday, December 28th 2015, 12:15
related places: Shenzhen

A local official in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen apparently kills himself, days after a landslide there buried dozens of people.
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China passes tough anti-terror laws

Monday, December 28th 2015, 6:03

China passes tough new anti-terror laws saying they are needed to combat rising threats, but critics say the measures are too broad and sweeping.
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China Telecom head under investigation

Monday, December 28th 2015, 2:22

The chairman of one of China's largest state-owned mobile operators, China Telecom, is being investigated by the country's anti-corruption watchdog.
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Protesters visit disputed Spratly isle

Monday, December 28th 2015, 1:38
related countries: Philippines Philippines

Protesters land on a remote Philippine island in the disputed South China Sea, to highlight growing Chinese encroachment in the area.
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Boss of collapsed China mine kills self

Sunday, December 27th 2015, 8:34
related places: Shandong

The owner of a gypsum mine in China's eastern Shandong province kills himself as rescue efforts continue for 17 miners trapped for two days, media report.
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VIDEO: 'China intimidating foreign press'

Saturday, December 26th 2015, 16:14
related countries: France France

A French journalist, effectively expelled from China over an article she wrote, says they are trying to intimidate the foreign press.
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China 'expels' French journalist

Saturday, December 26th 2015, 14:45
related countries: France France

China refuses to renew French journalist Ursula Gauthier's press card, effectively expelling her, over an article it said "emboldened terrorism" - something she denies.
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Westerners warned of Beijing threat

Thursday, December 24th 2015, 10:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Beijing

The UK and US governments warn their citizens about "possible threats against Westerners" in the Chinese capital Beijing on or around Christmas Day.
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China smog sparks more red alerts

Thursday, December 24th 2015, 9:20

Hazardous smog blanketing China's north-east has sparked more red alerts, with authorities advising residents in 10 cities to stay indoors.
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Man found alive after China landslide

Wednesday, December 23rd 2015, 13:03
related places: Shenzhen

A man buried in rubble for almost three days after a landslide hit the south Chinese city of Shenzhen is pulled out alive.
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VIDEO: Inside China's elderly orphanage

Wednesday, December 23rd 2015, 12:25

China has a lot of orphanages for children. But the Ji Xiang temple has an entirely different purpose - it's an orphanage for the elderly.
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Missing HK brokerage chief back at work

Wednesday, December 23rd 2015, 10:21
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Hong Kong based firm Guotai Junan Securities says its missing chairman Yim Fung is back at work after "assisting in certain investigations" in mainland China.
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VIDEO: Survivor pulled from Shenzhen rubble

Wednesday, December 23rd 2015, 9:15
related places: Shenzhen

A man is pulled alive from rubble more than 60 hours after a landslide in the Chinese city of Shenzhen.
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VIDEO: China lawyer given suspended sentence

Tuesday, December 22nd 2015, 13:10

A Chinese human rights lawyer is been given a three year suspended prison sentence for comments he made online.
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China lawyer gets suspended sentence

Tuesday, December 22nd 2015, 11:27
related places: Beijing

Prominent Chinese human rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang is released from detention after receiving a suspended jail sentence for comments he made on social media.
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VIDEO: Diggers search for landslide survivors

Tuesday, December 22nd 2015, 10:51
related places: Shenzhen

Dozens of diggers are continuing to search for people trapped after the Shenzhen landslide in China.
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China landslide: Stories of survival in Shenzhen

Tuesday, December 22nd 2015, 9:02
related places: Shenzhen

The people who escaped the China landslide - by 10 minutes
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First body found in China landslide

Tuesday, December 22nd 2015, 8:39
related places: Shenzhen

Rescuers pull out the first body from the Shenzhen landslide in China as signs emerge that several survivors are trapped alive in the rubble.
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VIDEO: Aerial footage shows China landslide damage

Monday, December 21st 2015, 23:56

A major rescue operation is underway for 91 people thought to be missing after a massive landslide in southern China.
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VIDEO: Chinese buy fresh air from Canada

Monday, December 21st 2015, 23:05
related countries: Canada Canada

As Beijing continues to be shrouded under a toxic haze, one mother explains why she has bought a can of fresh air, imported from Canada.
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Who will take care of China's elderly people?

Monday, December 21st 2015, 22:00

Their families won't look after them - who will?
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Dozens missing after China landslide

Monday, December 21st 2015, 12:27
related places: Shenzhen

Hundreds of rescue workers are looking for survivors after a landslide hit 33 buildings at an industrial park in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen.
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China's history of industrial tragedy

Monday, December 21st 2015, 12:11

The flipside of China's economic growth story
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Buildings collapse in China landslide

Sunday, December 20th 2015, 17:57
related places: Shenzhen

Dozens of people are missing in a landslide at an industrial park in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen.
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VIDEO: China: Building collapse filmed amid landslide

Sunday, December 20th 2015, 17:10
related places: Shenzhen

Several buildings have collapsed in a landslide at an industrial park in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen.
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China accuses US of B-52 'provocation'

Saturday, December 19th 2015, 11:39
related countries: Spratly Islands Spratly Islands, United States United States

China accuses the US of "serious military provocation" with a B-52 bomber flight over the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea.
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Beijing blanketed by dangerous smog

Saturday, December 19th 2015, 11:21
related places: Beijing

Cars are forced off the road and factories closed in Beijing as the city is once again hit by a wave of hazardous smog.
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VIDEO: Second red smog alert for Beijing

Friday, December 18th 2015, 14:24
related places: Beijing

Chinese authorities issue pollution red alert and advise against outdoor activity.
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Beijing issues second smog red alert

Friday, December 18th 2015, 9:06
related places: Beijing

Beijing authorities issue their second ever red alert over pollution, warning hazardous levels of smog are expected over the weekend.
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China summons US envoy over Taiwan arms

Thursday, December 17th 2015, 4:17
related countries: United States United States, Taiwan Taiwan
related places: Washington

China summons a senior US envoy in protest after Washington announced it would sell two warships and other weaponry to Taiwan.
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US announces major Taiwan arms deal

Wednesday, December 16th 2015, 21:57
related countries: United States United States, Taiwan Taiwan

The Obama administration has announced a $1.83bn (£1.22bn) arms sale to Taiwan, in a deal that China says it "strongly opposes".
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Xi calls for 'cyber sovereignty'

Wednesday, December 16th 2015, 13:49

The Chinese president says all countries should be free to choose their own internet path, amid criticism of his country's heavy censorship.
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Why are Chinese fishermen destroying coral reefs?

Tuesday, December 15th 2015, 22:04

Why are Chinese fishermen smashing coral reefs to bits?
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VIDEO: Chinese poachers destroying coral reefs

Tuesday, December 15th 2015, 22:04

The BBC's Rupert Wingfield-Hayes finds Chinese fisherman destroying coral reefs in the South China Sea and harvesting giant clams.
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Mao letter to Attlee fetches £605,000

Tuesday, December 15th 2015, 17:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A 1937 letter from Chinese Communist Party leader Mao Zedong to then-UK Labour Party leader Clement Attlee sells at auction for more than £600,000.
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VIDEO: China to BBC: 'Stay away from islands'

Monday, December 14th 2015, 22:26
related countries: United States United States

China is building huge artificial islands in the Spratly Island chain, which the United States and others insist are illegal.
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Flying close to China's new islands

Monday, December 14th 2015, 22:00

China warns BBC reporter to fly away from its new islands
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Chinese court cuts Gu Kailai sentence

Monday, December 14th 2015, 12:07
related places: Beijing

A Beijing court commutes the death sentence for Gu Kailai, wife of disgraced former Chinese Politburo member Bo Xilai, to life in prison.
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China diners charged 'clean air fee'

Monday, December 14th 2015, 11:35

Restaurant in eastern China charges extra for providing clean air to customers.
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Scuffles at China rights lawyer trial

Monday, December 14th 2015, 7:45

There are scuffles outside the trial in Beijing of one of China's top human rights lawyers, which his family says has ended with no verdict announced.
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Fosun founder makes public appearance

Monday, December 14th 2015, 4:51

Guo Guangchang, the high-profile Chinese tycoon, makes an appearance at his company's annual meeting in Shanghai, days after being detained by police.
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VIDEO: BBC reporter pushed away at Beijing trial

Monday, December 14th 2015, 3:23
related places: Beijing

The BBC's John Sudworth has been pushed away by security officials outside the court where one of China's most prominent human rights lawyers went on trial.
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Alibaba to pay $266m for SCMP

Monday, December 14th 2015, 3:11
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Chinese internet giant Alibaba will pay HK$2.06bn ($266m; £175m) to acquire Hong Kong newspaper South China Morning Post.
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China to register urban migrants

Sunday, December 13th 2015, 14:17

China is to offer residency status to some of the millions of migrant workers who have moved from rural areas to cities in recent decades.
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N Korea pop group halts China tour

Saturday, December 12th 2015, 14:33
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Beijing, Pyongyang

The North Korean pop group Moranbong arrives at Beijing airport and flies back to Pyongyang, just hours before its first-ever overseas concert
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Chinese tycoon detained by police

Friday, December 11th 2015, 14:54
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

One of China's richest men, Guo Guangchang, described as the country's equivalent of Warren Buffett, has been detained by police.
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VIDEO: Where are China's missing executives?

Friday, December 11th 2015, 14:22

Guo Guangchang is the latest executive to go missing in China.
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China to receive $300m to battle smog

Friday, December 11th 2015, 1:48
related places: Beijing

China is set to receive a $300m loan from the Asian Development Bank to help it combat dangerous pollution levels in Beijing city and its surrounds.
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UN calls on China to end torture

Thursday, December 10th 2015, 8:22

A United Nations watchdog has urged China to end the rampant use of torture in its prisons and close all secret jails.
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VIDEO: N Korea's 'girl band' performs in China

Thursday, December 10th 2015, 4:59
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Kim Jong-un has sent his all-female North Korean pop group to perform for Chinese officials.
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VIDEO: Concern for China human rights lawyers

Wednesday, December 9th 2015, 22:44

China has been cracking down on human rights lawyers, raising concern in the global human rights community.
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North Korean girl band goes to China

Wednesday, December 9th 2015, 15:41
related countries: North Korea North Korea

All-female pop propaganda group travels to China for "friendship performances".
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Defying the online censors with jokes about Chinese smog

Wednesday, December 9th 2015, 10:07

Defying the online censors with jokes about Chinese smog
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VIDEO: Dark by day in smog-filled Beijing

Tuesday, December 8th 2015, 23:46
related places: Beijing

Schools in Beijing are closed and outdoor construction halted as the Chinese capital's first ever pollution "red alert" comes into effect.
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The Chinese man fighting Islamic State

Tuesday, December 8th 2015, 22:00

The Chinese man fighting Islamic State
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US spy plane deployed to Singapore

Tuesday, December 8th 2015, 10:35
related countries: Singapore Singapore, United States United States

The US deploys a US P-8 Poseidon spy plane to Singapore for the first time, amid China's increasingly assertive claims over South China Sea territory.
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Smog 'red alert' in effect in Beijing

Tuesday, December 8th 2015, 5:26
related places: Beijing

Schools in Beijing are closed and outdoor construction halted as the Chinese capital's first ever pollution "red alert" comes into effect over smog levels.
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VIDEO: Colourful anti-pollution protest in China

Monday, December 7th 2015, 13:19
related places: Beijing

Schools in Beijing are to close and outdoor construction to stop after the Chinese capital issued its first "red alert" over smog levels.
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China attack due to 'border dispute'

Monday, December 7th 2015, 7:56

Chinese authorities say an attack on a remote checkpoint in Inner Mongolia was because of a 'provincial border dispute', state media reports.
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Mob attacks northern China checkpoint

Sunday, December 6th 2015, 14:29

A large mob attacks a remote checkpoint in northern China, injuring staff, destroying buildings and making off with money and other items, state media report.
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China-Africa co-operation 'win-win'

Saturday, December 5th 2015, 20:05
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South African President Jacob Zuma says closer ties between Africa and China will be a "win-win" co-operation.
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Seven surprising numbers from China-Africa trade

Saturday, December 5th 2015, 0:57

Seven surprising Africa-China transactions
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Can Chinese migrants integrate in Africa?

Friday, December 4th 2015, 5:21

The Chinese families trying to integrate in Africa
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VIDEO: The young Chinese at home in Africa

Friday, December 4th 2015, 0:04
related countries: Zambia Zambia

Lu Cheng's family moved to Zambia from China seven years ago.
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Is China a brake on Africa's progress?

Thursday, December 3rd 2015, 0:19

What does China's slowing economy mean for Africa?
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VIDEO: Building Kenya's giant new mall

Thursday, December 3rd 2015, 0:15
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Nairobi

Karen Allen visits the site of a new shopping mall being built in Nairobi, built and part-funded by a Chinese company, which is set to be the biggest in sub-Saharan Africa.
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VIDEO: Chinese separated from family in Kenya

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015, 23:45
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Chinese managers have been sent to countries like Kenya and are having to adapt to a new way of life.
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Australia weather bureau 'hacked'

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015, 10:43
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia's Bureau of Meteorology refuses to comment on reports it has been the victim of a hack, which ABC says came from China.
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What China hopes to achieve with first peacekeeping mission

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015, 0:04

China's troops winning hearts and minds in South Sudan
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VIDEO: On patrol with China’s first UN peacekeepers

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015, 0:04

For the first time a Chinese infantry battalion has been sent on a UN peacekeeping mission and more than 1,000 Chinese soldiers are currently serving in South Sudan.
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Beijing smog: The difference a month makes

Tuesday, December 1st 2015, 12:34

What a difference a month makes
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Mugabe welcomes Chinese leader

Tuesday, December 1st 2015, 11:24
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

China's President Xi Jinping arrives in Zimbabwe to a 21-gun salute, making him the most prominent global leader in many years to visit the country.
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VIDEO: China smog: 'Sky dark from air pollution'

Tuesday, December 1st 2015, 9:37

Schools and factories have been shut as large sections of northeast China are covered by hazardous smog.
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Macau's casino revenues fall by a third

Tuesday, December 1st 2015, 9:14
related countries: Macau Macau

Macau's casino revenues fall by more than a third in November from a year earlier as China's corruption crackdown continues to drive away some punters.
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