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We have started to collect the most important news related to China in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Chinese Premier Li meets the Queen

Tuesday, June 17th 2014, 13:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang meets the Queen at Windsor Castle on the first full day of his visit to the UK.
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VIDEO: Could 'hotspot' solve MH370 mystery?

Tuesday, June 17th 2014, 12:50
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia
related places: Beijing, Kuala Lumpur

It is more than 100 days since Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 disappeared en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, but international search teams have yet to find any trace of the missing plane.
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Foreign investment into China falls

Tuesday, June 17th 2014, 6:45

Foreign investment into China falls in May to its lowest level in 16 months, due to slowing growth momentum in the world's second-largest economy.
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Chinese leader Li arrives in UK

Monday, June 16th 2014, 19:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang arrives in the UK for his first official visit since taking on the job last year.
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China executes 13 for 'terrorism'

Monday, June 16th 2014, 17:26
related places: Beijing, Xinjiang

China executes 13 people in Xinjiang province for "terrorism", and sentences three others to death over a deadly car crash in Beijing last year.
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Death penalty for Tiananmen crash

Monday, June 16th 2014, 16:03
related places: Beijing

A court in China's western Xinjiang province sentences three men to death over a deadly car crash in Beijing's Tiananmen Square last October.
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Chinese school for disputed island

Sunday, June 15th 2014, 10:38
related countries: Paracel Islands Paracel Islands, Vietnam Vietnam, Taiwan Taiwan

China says it will build a school in the disputed Paracel Islands, boosting its presence in waters also claimed by Taiwan and Vietnam.
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Ai Weiwei backs digital arts launch

Friday, June 13th 2014, 14:20

The Chinese artist Ai Weiwei helps to launch a website dedicated to digital art.
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Pandas denied World Cup pundit role

Friday, June 13th 2014, 9:46

A panda centre in western China has pulled out of an attempt to get its giant bears to predict the scores of World Cup matches.
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China's literal take on World Cup fever

Friday, June 13th 2014, 8:21

Chinese taking ‘World Cup fever’ too literally
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China takes new steps to boost growth

Thursday, June 12th 2014, 1:37

China announces new measures, including infrastructure spending and increased lending for exporters, to bolster its economic growth.
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China's Alibaba plans US online shop

Wednesday, June 11th 2014, 5:27
related countries: United States United States

China's e-commerce giant Alibaba is launching its first online marketplace in the US - 11Main.com - as it looks to expand its operations outside China.
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UN 'to mediate in China-Vietnam row'

Wednesday, June 11th 2014, 3:40
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam
related places: Ban Ki

The United Nations says it is willing to mediate in the territorial dispute between China and Vietnam, after both handed dossiers to Ban Ki-moon.
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Canada's cancelled visa programme

Tuesday, June 10th 2014, 21:02
related countries: Canada Canada

Anger in China as Canada cancels visa programme
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China ships 'rammed 1,400 times'

Monday, June 9th 2014, 5:14
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam
related places: Beijing

Vietnamese vessels have rammed Chinese ships 1,400 times near a drilling rig, Beijing claims, as tensions over territorial disputes intensify.
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VIDEO: Farmer's suitcase scooter in action

Saturday, June 7th 2014, 15:14

A farmer in China has invented a motorised suitcase which he hopes could revolutionise the way people travel, solving pollution and traffic problems.
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China probe finds 'naked officials'

Saturday, June 7th 2014, 11:24

An anti-corruption investigation in China reveals hundreds of civil servants, termed "naked officials", who sent wives and children to live abroad.
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VIDEO: China 'sinks' Vietnamese boat

Friday, June 6th 2014, 9:17
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

Vietnam's state television (VTV) has broadcast a video in which a large Chinese ship can be seen chasing and later sinking a small Vietnamese fishing boat.
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Is pie-seller China leader's double?

Friday, June 6th 2014, 8:49

But he insists his meat pies are the main draw.
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China to deport Australian artist

Friday, June 6th 2014, 5:03
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia
related places: Beijing

Chinese-born Australian artist Guo Jian, detained before the Tiananmen anniversary, will be deported from Beijing, Canberra says.
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China defence spend tops $145bn - US

Friday, June 6th 2014, 3:30
related countries: United States United States
related places: Beijing

China under-reports its defence spending by about 20%, the US says in an annual report likely to anger Beijing.
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China divided over carbon peak

Thursday, June 5th 2014, 18:59

A senior Chinese climate negotiator says his scientists are divided over when their carbon emissions will peak.
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Nine sentenced to death in Xinjiang

Thursday, June 5th 2014, 11:02
related places: Xinjiang

Nine people are sentenced to death on terrorism charges in China's north-western region of Xinjiang.
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China crackdown hits Remy Cointreau

Thursday, June 5th 2014, 8:59
related countries: France France

French spirits group Remy Cointreau reports a fall in profits after a crackdown on corruption in China hit sales of its premium brands in the country.
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Alibaba buys Chinese football stake

Thursday, June 5th 2014, 6:23

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba buys a 50% stake in Guangzhou Evergrande Football Club for a reported 1.2 billion yuan ($192m; £114m)
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Risk posed by China mountain removal

Thursday, June 5th 2014, 5:50

China's campaign to bulldoze mountains to create land to build on could cause extensive environmental problems, scientists say.
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VIDEO: Hong Kong marks Tiananmen anniversary

Wednesday, June 4th 2014, 23:05
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong
related places: Beijing

Tens of thousands have gathered in Hong Kong for the only major commemoration in China of the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre in Beijing.
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VIDEO: HK vigil as security tight in Beijing

Wednesday, June 4th 2014, 19:36
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong
related places: Beijing

Thousands hold a vigil in Hong Kong to mark the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre while security remains tight in Beijing.
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Crowds at Hong Kong Tiananmen vigil

Wednesday, June 4th 2014, 17:14
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Tens of thousands of people attend a vigil in Hong Kong in China's only commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre.
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Tiananmen tense on rally anniversary

Wednesday, June 4th 2014, 13:43
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong, Taiwan Taiwan
related places: Beijing, Taipei

Chinese security personnel swamp Tiananmen Square on the 25th anniversary of the Beijing massacre, as memorials are held in Hong Kong.
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VIDEO: Tiananmen tense on anniversary

Wednesday, June 4th 2014, 13:26
related places: Beijing

Chinese security personnel have swamped Beijing's Tiananmen Square on the 25th anniversary of the Beijing massacre.
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US seeks fresh China solar tariffs

Wednesday, June 4th 2014, 1:21
related countries: United States United States
related places: Commerce

The US Department of Commerce proposes fresh duties, and seeks to increase the scope of such tariffs, on Chinese solar panels.
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VIDEO: China's post Tiananmen generation

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 22:49
related places: Beijing

The BBC's China Editor Carrie Gracie has been back to Beijing to find out what young people today think 25 years after Tiananmen Square.
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VIDEO: Tiananmen Square: My memories

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 22:15

Eyewitness recalls the 1989 Chinese army crackdown
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China tightens Tiananmen crackdown

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 8:46

Chinese authorities restrict the activities of dissidents and ramp up security a day before the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen massacre.
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China's service sector picks up

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 1:53

China's service sector grows at its fastest pace in six months in May, helping allay fears of a sharp slowdown in its economy.
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Airline profits 'to be hit by China'

Monday, June 2nd 2014, 8:00

The global airline industry cuts its profit forecast for 2014 amid fears over China's economic growth, says the International Air Transport Association.
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VIDEO: 100 rescued from highway in sandstorm

Sunday, June 1st 2014, 11:25

Firefighters in northwest China have rescued more than 100 people trapped on highways in gale force winds.
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China's factory activity picks up

Sunday, June 1st 2014, 11:01

China's factory activity grew in May at its fastest pace this year, according to government figures, a positive sign amid the wider economic slowdown.
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VIDEO: China reacts to US Japan 'provocation'

Sunday, June 1st 2014, 8:28
related countries: Singapore Singapore, United States United States

A war of words has erupted between the US and China at a security conference in Singapore.
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China denounces US-Japan speeches

Sunday, June 1st 2014, 4:12
related countries: Japan Japan, Singapore Singapore, United States United States
related places: Beijing

China denounces Japanese PM Shinzo Abe and US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel for "provocative speeches" against Beijing at a Singapore forum.
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The Chinese idealists turning to nature

Saturday, May 31st 2014, 21:00

How China's young idealists are making their point
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US says China 'destabilising' force

Saturday, May 31st 2014, 9:17
related countries: Thailand Thailand, United States United States

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel accuses Beijing of "destabilising" the South China Sea, and urges Thailand's coup leaders to restore democracy.
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Eight charged over Tiananmen attack

Saturday, May 31st 2014, 9:09

China is to try eight people over a deadly attack last October when a car ploughed into a crowd by Tiananmen Square and caught fire.
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Women kidnapped in Malaysia rescued

Friday, May 30th 2014, 19:14
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

A Chinese tourist and Filipina hotel worker abducted from a Malaysian island resort by suspected Islamic militants have been rescued, PM Najib Razak says.
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VIDEO: Japan PM Abe urges security role

Friday, May 30th 2014, 18:54
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's PM says his country will play a greater role in regional security and support South-East Asian countries in territorial disputes with China.
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VIDEO: Mass anti-riot drill held in Beijing

Friday, May 30th 2014, 17:07
related places: Beijing

Police in the Chinese capital Beijing held a mass anti-terrorism and anti-riot drill amid recent violent attacks across the country.
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Japan urges regional security role

Friday, May 30th 2014, 15:14
related countries: Japan Japan

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says Japan will play a "greater and more proactive role" in regional security in Asia, angering Beijing.
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VIDEO: Huge queues amid new China checks

Thursday, May 29th 2014, 16:02
related places: Beijing

Heightened security checks cause disruption and delays for commuters in the Chinese capital Beijing
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Chinese Star Wars comic unearthed

Thursday, May 29th 2014, 9:44

A Chinese comic adaptation of Star Wars is unearthed.
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Tesco finalises China retail deal

Thursday, May 29th 2014, 1:30

Tesco has finalised its joint venture with China Resources Enterprise (CRE) creating the largest food retailer in China.
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China holds Xinjiang mass sentencing

Wednesday, May 28th 2014, 13:27
related places: Xinjiang

Fifty-five people are given sentences for terrorism, separatism and murder at a stadium in China's Xinjiang region.
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Alibaba buys stake in SingPost

Wednesday, May 28th 2014, 8:38
related countries: Singapore Singapore

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba buys a 10% stake in Singapore's national postal service provider SingPost for S$312.5m ($249m; £148m).
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China to 'clean up' messaging apps

Wednesday, May 28th 2014, 1:40

Chinese authorities launch a campaign to "eliminate" malpractice on instant messaging services which have become hugely popular in the country.
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China accuses US of spying online

Tuesday, May 27th 2014, 10:58
related countries: United States United States

A report by the Chinese government has accused the US of using internet surveillance on its leaders and key institutions.
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China arrests Xinjiang 'terror gang'

Tuesday, May 27th 2014, 7:41
related places: Xinjiang

Police in China's Xinjiang region arrest a "terror group", following a spate of attacks blamed on extremists, state media report.
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Vietnam boat sinks after collision

Tuesday, May 27th 2014, 4:55
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

A Vietnamese fishing boat sinks after colliding with a Chinese vessel near a controversial oil rig in the South China Sea, amid ongoing tensions.
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China to scrap millions of cars

Tuesday, May 27th 2014, 1:28

China will remove six million vehicles that do not meet exhaust emission standards by the end of the year in order to improve air quality.
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Sony to sell PlayStation 4 in China

Monday, May 26th 2014, 23:53
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's Sony signs a partnership in China to manufacture and sell its PlayStation consoles on the mainland.
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Federer and Serena claim easy wins

Sunday, May 25th 2014, 14:07
related countries: France France, Poland Poland

The multiple Grand Slam winners both eased to comfortable straight-sets wins on the first day at Roland Garros.
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China tries to block Xinjiang blast memorial

Saturday, May 24th 2014, 14:58
related places: Xinjiang

China tries to block mourning for Xinjiang blast
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China arrest over Urumqi attack

Saturday, May 24th 2014, 6:41
related places: Urumqi

Authorities in China say they have arrested a suspect over Thursday's attack in the city of Urumqi that killed 39 people.
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VIDEO: Security 'tense' after China attack

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 16:19
related places: Xinjiang

Security has been tightened in China's north-western region of Xinjiang after an attack on Thursday that left 31 people dead.
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US wins car ruling against China

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 15:53
related countries: United States United States

The World Trade Organisation rules in favour of the US in a dispute against China over tariffs on US luxury cars.
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Chinese tycoon sentenced to death

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 13:37

Liu Han, a Chinese tycoon believed to have links to China's former security chief Zhou Yongkang, has been sentenced to death, state media say.
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VIDEO: Baby caught by man after window fall

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 10:05

Chinese TV has aired footage it says shows the moment a baby was caught after falling from a second storey apartment window.
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VIDEO: Security tightened after China attack

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 9:37
related places: Urumqi, Xinjiang

A heavy security presence has been deployed in the Xinjiang city of Urumqi following the attack that killed 31 people on Thursday.
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Why is Xinjiang violence escalating?

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 7:37
related places: Xinjiang

Why is violence in China's Xinjiang region worsening?
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'Five suspects dead' in China attack

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 6:23
related places: Urumqi, Xinjiang

Five people who carried out the attack in Xinjiang's Urumqi that killed 31 people "blew themselves up", a Chinese report says.
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Attack on Chinese market kills 31

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 5:43
related places: Urumqi, Xinjiang

Attackers in China's restive Xinjiang region have crashed two cars into shoppers at a market, killing 31 people, Chinese media reports say.
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China's JD.com shares surge on debut

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 1:13
related countries: United States United States

Shares in JD.com jump 10% after the Chinese online retailer raised $1.8bn in its US share sale, valuing the company at more than $25bn.
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VIDEO: Attack on Chinese market kills 31

Thursday, May 22nd 2014, 12:52
related places: Xinjiang

Attackers in China's restive Xinjiang region have crashed two cars into shoppers at a market, killing 31 people, Chinese media reports say.
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VIDEO: Attack hits Xinjiang capital Urumqi

Thursday, May 22nd 2014, 3:57
related places: Urumqi, Xinjiang

Attackers have crashed two cars into shoppers at a market in the Xinjiang capital, Urumqi, and thrown explosives, Chinese reports say.
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China's JD.com to debut on Nasdaq

Thursday, May 22nd 2014, 1:17
related countries: United States United States
related places: America, Bank

Chinese online retailer JD.com raises $1.8bn in its US share sale, valuing the company at more $25bn according to underwriters Bank of America and UBS Investment Bank.
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China and Russia sign huge gas deal

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 12:58
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Shanghai

Russia's President Vladimir Putin agrees a multi-billion dollar, 30-year gas deal with China at a summit between the two in Shanghai.
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VIDEO: China and Russia in huge gas deal

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 11:00
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Shanghai

China and Russia have agreed a huge gas supply contract in Shanghai after a decade of talks.
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China warns on Asian security ties

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 9:01

China's President Xi Jinping calls on Asian countries to avoid strengthening military alliances with "third party" powers.
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China sends pandas to Malaysia

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 3:53
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Two pandas from China arrive in Malaysia - a loan delayed by the tension over the missing Malaysia Airlines plane.
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China bans Microsoft Windows 8

Tuesday, May 20th 2014, 17:45

Beijing bans the use of Windows 8 on government computers as a reaction to the firm's decision to stop supporting its older XP operating system.
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Putin seeks gas deal on China visit

Tuesday, May 20th 2014, 15:34
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Shanghai

Russia's President Vladimir Putin has begun a two-day state visit to China in which he hopes to deepen ties and sign a major gas deal.
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China denounces cyber-theft charges

Tuesday, May 20th 2014, 9:20
related countries: United States United States

China denies it has conducted cyber espionage, saying the US is guilty of "double standards" for spying and conducting cyber thefts on other countries.
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China ships evacuate Vietnam workers

Monday, May 19th 2014, 10:48
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

Two of four ships evacuating Chinese workers from Vietnam set sail, Chinese state media say, after protests over a territorial dispute.
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Chinese workers abducted in Myanmar

Monday, May 19th 2014, 8:42

Two Chinese workers at a controversial copper mine in Myanmar are kidnapped by activists opposed to the project, the mining company says.
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VIDEO: Russia's scramble for China deal

Monday, May 19th 2014, 4:02
related countries: Russia Russia

Ahead of Russian President Vladimir Putin's trip to China, Steve Rosenberg assesses just how dependent Russia is on sales of oil and gas.
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VIDEO: The children in China's orphanages

Sunday, May 18th 2014, 23:01
related places: Beijing

Most children living in orphanages in China have serious health problems or disabilities. BBC News visited one private foster home outside Beijing.
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China's sick baby dilemma

Sunday, May 18th 2014, 21:47

The Chinese city with five abandoned babies a day
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China ships in Vietnam evacuation

Sunday, May 18th 2014, 6:15
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

China is sending five ships to evacuate Chinese nationals from Vietnam following a wave of anti-Chinese riots over an oil drilling dispute.
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Satire of British food goes viral

Friday, May 16th 2014, 21:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Satire of British food amuses Chinese netizens
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