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VIDEO: The 'biggest' solar farm in the world

Monday, November 30th 2015, 0:37

China produces two-thirds of the world's solar panels. The BBC's China Editor Carrie Gracie explains the country's plans for solar energy.
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Beijing issues severe smog warning

Sunday, November 29th 2015, 11:32
related places: Beijing

Authorities in the Chinese capital Beijing issue their highest smog alert so far this year after pollution readings reach 17 times safe levels.
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VIDEO: Why did Miss World contender get flight ban?

Friday, November 27th 2015, 9:22
related countries: Canada Canada, Hong Kong Hong Kong

Canada's Miss World contender says she was barred from boarding a plane from Hong Kong to the China city hosting this year's pageant.
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Miss World Canada 'barred from China'

Friday, November 27th 2015, 8:19
related countries: Canada Canada, Hong Kong Hong Kong

Canada's Miss World contender says she was barred from boarding a plane from Hong Kong to the Chinese city hosting this year's pageant.
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Prominent Chinese activist jailed

Friday, November 27th 2015, 7:26

Leading Chinese rights activist Yang Maodong is jailed for six years for disturbing public order with a newspaper protest.
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China journalist released from jail

Thursday, November 26th 2015, 13:45

Chinese journalist, Gao Yu, will be allowed to serve her sentence for leaking state secrets outside jail on medical grounds, state media say.
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China robot event pulls Beijing crowds

Wednesday, November 25th 2015, 9:38
related places: Beijing

The World Robot Conference in Beijing has drawn big crowds to its showcase of "jiqiren", or "machine people".
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Fifa probes second HK-China booing

Wednesday, November 25th 2015, 3:49
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Fifa is investigates the Hong Kong Football Association after fans booed the national anthem during a match against China, despite a previous warning.
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'Flamethrowers used' in Xinjiang raid

Monday, November 23rd 2015, 16:50
related places: Xinjiang

A Chinese military newspaper gives graphic details of a raid in Xinjiang province against suspected militants.
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VIDEO: Shanghai's American Chinese restaurant

Monday, November 23rd 2015, 1:08
related countries: United States United States
related places: Shanghai

Fortune Cookie is bringing the "Chinese" food served in western countries such as the US to diners in Shanghai.
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Shanghai's first American Chinese restaurant

Sunday, November 22nd 2015, 22:30
related countries: United States United States

The city's first American-style Chinese restaurant takes off
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China defiant over disputed islands

Sunday, November 22nd 2015, 16:13

China defends its construction of infrastructure on disputed islands in the South China Sea in the facing of growing opposition from some states in the region.
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China coal mine blaze kills 21

Saturday, November 21st 2015, 5:44

A fire at a mine in north-eastern China has killed 21 people, and one person is still missing, state media report.
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Miss Canada World denied entry to China contest

Friday, November 20th 2015, 22:30
related countries: Canada Canada

Canadian beauty queen shut out of Chinese contest
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China Xinjiang operation 'kills 28'

Friday, November 20th 2015, 6:55
related places: Xinjiang

Chinese security forces kill 28 people allegedly behind a deadly attack on a coal mine in Xinjiang, state media says, in the first official comment on the incident.
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IS killing of Chinese hostage: A game changer?

Thursday, November 19th 2015, 16:54
related places: Beijing

How might Beijing react after IS kills hostage?
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IS claims two more hostage killings

Thursday, November 19th 2015, 6:56
related countries: Norway Norway

Islamic State militants say they have killed two hostages - a Norwegian and a Chinese national - after demanding ransoms from their governments.
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HK fans on notice for China game

Tuesday, November 17th 2015, 4:19
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

How will fans react at Hong Kong v China football match?
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Landslide kills 25 in Chinese village

Monday, November 16th 2015, 6:30

More than 2,000 rescuers are searching for survivors in a village in eastern China, after a landslide that has killed at least 25 people.
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US B-52s fly near China-built islands

Friday, November 13th 2015, 3:09
related countries: United States United States

Two US B-52 bomber flew near Chinese-built islands in the South China Sea, despite warnings from Chinese ground control, the Pentagon says.
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VIDEO: Can Chinese films beat James Bond?

Thursday, November 12th 2015, 22:36

As the latest James Bond film, Spectre, opens in China, can the country's homegrown films hold on to the domestic market?
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Report alleges China police torture

Thursday, November 12th 2015, 4:47

Suspects in police detention in China are tortured with implements like spiked rods and torture chairs regularly to extract confessions, a report says.
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Alibaba breaks Singles Day record

Wednesday, November 11th 2015, 11:03

E-commerce giant Alibaba has broken its own record for sales on China's Singles Day, the world's biggest online shopping event.
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VIDEO: China's Singles Day sparks online spree

Wednesday, November 11th 2015, 0:26

China's "Singles Day" was originally a sort of anti-Valentine's day for the unattached, but has morphed into the biggest online shopping day of the year.
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'Worst ever' China pollution decried

Tuesday, November 10th 2015, 3:56
related places: Shenyang

Chinese state media and netizens express outrage at pollution levels in Shenyang which activists say could be the "worst ever" air quality seen in China.
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Uproar over college chastity pledge

Monday, November 9th 2015, 12:16

Chinese college faces online backlash over "commitment card" for female students.
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'Deep concern' over trade slowdown

Monday, November 9th 2015, 12:04

A "deeply concerning" slowdown in trade, particularly with China, will lead to lower global economic growth this year, the OECD says.
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VIDEO: Huge flock of geese blocks traffic

Saturday, November 7th 2015, 18:47

A flock of more than 1,000 geese have been found strolling along an expressway in China.
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China and Taiwan hold historic talks

Saturday, November 7th 2015, 11:30
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

China and Taiwan look forward to closer ties after symbolic talks in Singapore - the first between their leaders since the Chinese Civil War ended in 1949.
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VIDEO: Dramatic wingsuit display at China air show

Saturday, November 7th 2015, 10:52

More than 30 competitors took to the skies in a dramatic wingsuit display in south-west China.
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China and Vietnam pledge maritime peace

Friday, November 6th 2015, 8:40
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

China and Vietnam pledge to be "good neighbours" and maintain peace in the South China Sea, as Chinese President Xi Jinping ends his state visit to Vietnam.
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US chief wades into South China Sea row

Thursday, November 5th 2015, 15:37
related countries: United States United States

US defence chief Ash Carter sends a pointed signal to China by visiting a US aircraft carrier in the hotly-contested South China Sea.
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Asean summit stumbles on S China Sea

Wednesday, November 4th 2015, 9:05

A meeting of South East Asian defence ministers ends without a joint statement, amid disagreement over China's activity in the South China Sea.
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Taiwan and China to hold key summit

Wednesday, November 4th 2015, 8:19
related countries: Singapore Singapore, Taiwan Taiwan

Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou is to hold talks with China's Xi Jinping, the first ever meeting between leaders of the two sides.
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China unveils passenger aircraft

Monday, November 2nd 2015, 14:12

China unveils its first large passenger aircraft in decades in an effort to mount a challenge to planemakers Boeing and Airbus.
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Google set for 'return' to China

Monday, November 2nd 2015, 12:15

Google plans to expand its presence in China and re-launch some of its services in the country, says its chairman.
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Xinjiang editor sacked after criticism

Monday, November 2nd 2015, 10:39
related places: Xinjiang

The editor of a regional newspaper in China's restive Xinjiang region is to be prosecuted after criticising official party policy on combating terrorism.
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China warning over two-child policy

Monday, November 2nd 2015, 9:26

China's top family planning body warns couples and officials that they must continue to obey the country's one-child policy until the law changes in March.
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What about China's single mothers?

Monday, November 2nd 2015, 8:20

Will China's two-child policy mean anything to lone mothers?
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Asian shares down on weak China PMI

Monday, November 2nd 2015, 7:13

Asian markets start the week lower as investors' confidence is dented by new manufacturing data from China.
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VIDEO: China unveils C919 passenger jet

Monday, November 2nd 2015, 6:24
related places: Shanghai

China's first large passenger aircraft to be made in the country was rolled out of the final assembly line in Shanghai on Monday.
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Chinese factory activity slows again

Sunday, November 1st 2015, 9:50

Chinese manufacturing shrinks for a third month in a row, according to the government's latest factory survey.
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China building collapse kills workers

Saturday, October 31st 2015, 8:21
related places: Henan

A two-storey building collapses in China's central Henan province killing 17 construction workers and injuring 23 others, state media reports.
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Taking stock of China's five year economic model

Friday, October 30th 2015, 21:01

Does China still need five-year plans?
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Claws out over China cat meat scandal

Friday, October 30th 2015, 19:17
related places: Tianjin

Chinese social media users express outrage at news that a "feline house" in Tianjin has been keeping cats to be sold for use as human food nationwide.
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Living under China's one-child policy

Friday, October 30th 2015, 17:12

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

Friday, October 30th 2015, 15:59

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

Friday, October 30th 2015, 9:32

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

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

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

Thursday, October 29th 2015, 23:56

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, October 29th 2015, 9:42

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

Thursday, October 29th 2015, 9:39

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, October 27th 2015, 20:53

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

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

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

Tuesday, October 27th 2015, 14:49

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

Tuesday, October 27th 2015, 12:30

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, October 26th 2015, 22:29

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

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

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

Monday, October 26th 2015, 11:18

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

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

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

Sunday, October 25th 2015, 11:20

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

Friday, October 23rd 2015, 21:30

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, October 23rd 2015, 11:08

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, October 22nd 2015, 22:06

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, October 22nd 2015, 12:15

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

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

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

Thursday, October 22nd 2015, 8:38

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

Thursday, October 22nd 2015, 1:27

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, October 21st 2015, 3:20

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, October 19th 2015, 17:06

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

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

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

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

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