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Trump 'selects ambassador to China'

Wednesday, December 7th 2016, 17:00
related countries: United States United States

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad will be the new US ambassador to China, according to US media.
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China shuts down thousands of live stream accounts

Wednesday, December 7th 2016, 14:18

Chinese authorities order thousands of accounts on popular live streaming apps and sites to shut down.
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Apple says iPhones safe despite China 'fires'

Wednesday, December 7th 2016, 9:26

Apple has blamed "external factors" for a handful of iPhone batteries overheating in China.
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‘Man up!’ Saying no to period leave

Wednesday, December 7th 2016, 0:14

Churan Zheng, an events organiser in China, told the BBC all women should be offered menstrual leave, but some readers disagreed.
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China blockbuster?

Tuesday, December 6th 2016, 17:56

China seeks to rival Hollywood with its lavish epic The Great Wall, starring Matt Damon
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Damon defends his role in Chinese film 'The Great Wall'

Tuesday, December 6th 2016, 17:30

Actor Matt Damon has defended his role in the Chinese film The Great Wall following accusations of 'whitewashing'.
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White House looks to reassure China after Trump-Taiwan call

Tuesday, December 6th 2016, 4:01
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

The White House seeks to reassure China after President-elect Trump spoke to Taiwan's president.
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Aleppo battle: Russia and China veto UN truce resolution

Monday, December 5th 2016, 22:45
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria
related places: Aleppo

Russia and China veto a draft UN resolution calling for a ceasefire in Syria's embattled city of Aleppo.
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Give and take

Monday, December 5th 2016, 22:27

A father in China is accused of exploiting his daughter’s cancer in order to get donations.
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How might China respond to Trump tweets?

Monday, December 5th 2016, 17:08
related countries: United States United States
related places: Beijing, Trump

US President-elect Donald Trump has attacked China on social media - how might Beijing respond?
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Trump attacks China in Twitter outburst

Monday, December 5th 2016, 11:31
related countries: United States United States

US President-elect Donald Trump tweets criticism of China's monetary and South China Sea policies.
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China's hi-tech bike hire startups

Sunday, December 4th 2016, 22:11

China's tech giants are backing sophisticated bike hire as a solution to the country's congested roads.
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General Tso's Chicken creator dies in Taiwan aged 98

Sunday, December 4th 2016, 9:18
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

The chef who created the much-loved Chinese dish General Tso's Chicken dies in Taiwan, aged 98.
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Trump-Taiwan call: China lodges protest

Saturday, December 3rd 2016, 14:08
related countries: United States United States, Taiwan Taiwan
related places: Trump

China lodges a protest with the US over Donald Trump's phone call with the Taiwanese president.
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Nie Shubin: China clears man 21 years after execution

Friday, December 2nd 2016, 15:43

China's highest court clears a man of rape and murder, 21 years after he was executed by firing squad.
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China's rebellious Catholics

Friday, December 2nd 2016, 9:57
related places: Hebei

Carrie Gracie meets Father Dong Guanhua who runs an underground Catholic church in Hebei, China.
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Full-size Titanic replica being built in China

Thursday, December 1st 2016, 13:34

A full-sized replica of the Titanic is to become the top attraction at a Chinese theme-park.
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'Over-fed' squirrels at China tourist spot

Thursday, December 1st 2016, 6:36

Squirrels at China’s top tourist spots are putting on weight and have triggered much online humour..
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China introduces 10% extra tax on 'super cars'

Thursday, December 1st 2016, 6:20

China introduces an additional 10% tax on "super cars", including Ferrari and Rolls-Royce.
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Exam fail

Thursday, December 1st 2016, 0:44

A million people took China's civil service exam. One woman is on her sixth attempt.
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North Korea sanctions: UN curbs lucrative coal trade with China

Wednesday, November 30th 2016, 16:16
related countries: North Korea North Korea

New UN sanctions restrict North Korea's valuable coal exports to China over its nuclear programme.
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Black swan sculpture unnerves Beijing investors

Monday, November 28th 2016, 13:00
related places: Beijing

Sculpture removed from shopping centre over worries it could bring bad luck to stock market.
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Bid to free toddler from washing machine

Sunday, November 27th 2016, 15:25

Firefighters have tried to free a two-year-old girl from north-west China after she got trapped in a washing machine.
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Mini Ma

Sunday, November 27th 2016, 0:39

An eight-year-old boy in China is getting visitors from across the country as people try to cash in on the fact that he looks like Chinese billionaire Jack Ma.
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Cut!

Saturday, November 26th 2016, 1:14

Will new censorship laws destroy Chinese cinema, or will directors just have to get more creative?
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100 Women 2016: Hong Kong's celebrity democracy rebel

Friday, November 25th 2016, 7:15
related places: Beijing

100 Women 2016: Denise Ho, the canto-pop singer who defied Beijing
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Photographer Luo Yang captures China's new generation of 'Girls'

Friday, November 25th 2016, 0:04

Photographer Luo Yang's 'Girls' series shows China to the world through the eyes of its young women.
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Convict-spotting algorithm criticised

Thursday, November 24th 2016, 16:44

An experiment to see whether computers can identify criminals based on their faces has been conducted in China.
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China power station collapse kills 67 in Jiangxi

Thursday, November 24th 2016, 13:46
related places: Jiangxi

At least 67 people die in an accident at a power station under construction in Jiangxi, China.
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Skyscanner sold to China travel firm Ctrip in £1.4bn deal

Thursday, November 24th 2016, 8:05

Travel search business Skyscanner is bought by Ctrip, China's biggest online travel firm, in a deal that values it at £1.4bn ($1.75bn).
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China's LingLong launches DingDong smart home speaker

Thursday, November 24th 2016, 4:40
related places: Dingdong, Linglong

China's LingLong unveils DingDong, its first smart home speaker and an answer to Amazon's Echo and Google's Home.
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China 56-car pile-up on icy motorway kills 17

Tuesday, November 22nd 2016, 10:53

More than 50 cars crash on a motorway in northern China, killing 17 people.
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Daimler chief removed after 'racist rant' in China

Tuesday, November 22nd 2016, 10:10

Carmaker Daimler removes a senior executive from his job after he allegedly makes racist comments in a row in China.
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Huge pile-up on China motorway

Tuesday, November 22nd 2016, 9:55

A pile-up of cars and trucks on an icy motorway has killed at least 17 people, after 56 vehicles crashed into each other in China.
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Ginkgo 'living fossil' genome decoded

Monday, November 21st 2016, 17:07

The genetic code that underpins the Ginkgo tree has been laid bare by a team of researchers led from China.
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In pictures: Steel ladder makes 800m climb easier

Monday, November 21st 2016, 12:54

A group of children in Sichuan, China, have a new ladder to assist their 800-metre climb down to school.
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Emma Watson-inspired book-sharing drive stumbles in China

Friday, November 18th 2016, 12:27

Can an Emma Watson-inspired book-sharing drive in China succeed where few people have time to read books?
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Will China compete with US for leadership at Apec summit?

Friday, November 18th 2016, 10:54
related countries: United States United States

BBC China editor Carrie Gracie explores China's role in the world economy following the US election through food.
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Teamsplaining China's football deal

Friday, November 18th 2016, 10:17

The BBC's "Robin Manager" (also known as Robin Brant) explains the Premier League's new deal for its TV rights in China.
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JP Morgan pays $264m to settle China 'bribery' probe

Thursday, November 17th 2016, 16:44
related countries: United States United States

US bank JP Morgan pays $264m to settle claims it hired the children of Chinese officials in return for business.
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China's Lin Dan: Badminton star's affair shocks fans

Thursday, November 17th 2016, 13:59

Chinese badminton star Lin Dan shocks fans by admitting to an affair while his wife was pregnant.
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Monkey joins goat herd in China

Thursday, November 17th 2016, 11:22

A monkey has joined a herd of goats on a farm in southern China, CCTV reports.
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Standing alone

Thursday, November 17th 2016, 0:19

China is holding 'the world's biggest elections' but independent candidates face intimidation and hostility, writes John Sudworth.
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'This is democracy Chinese-style'

Thursday, November 17th 2016, 0:18

The BBC tries to speak to a woman trying to run as an independent candidate in China's district elections.
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China traffic dance video goes viral

Thursday, November 17th 2016, 0:03

A video showing a group of women dancing next to their cars in northern China has gone viral.
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French confectioners battle Chinese firm over Calissons d'Aix

Wednesday, November 16th 2016, 22:23
related countries: France France
related places: Aix

A Chinese firm has trademarked the name of the marzipan Calissons d'Aix sweet, angering the French.
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Weight watching

Wednesday, November 16th 2016, 18:07
related countries: North Korea North Korea

After - unverified - reports of a direct request by North Korea to China to stamp out nicknames referring to Kim Jong-un's weight, social media users are trying to get around the censors.
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China's most-wanted economic fugitive Yang Xiuzhu surrenders

Wednesday, November 16th 2016, 12:05

Chinese woman accused of embezzling millions returns home after 13 years on the run.
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'How getting divorced will help me buy property in Shanghai'

Wednesday, November 16th 2016, 11:39

There's a social trend emerging in China - some couples are opting for a quickie divorce so they can get around new rules on buying property.
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Mandarin lessons

Wednesday, November 16th 2016, 0:29

In Kenya Chinese companies are investing heavily in some of the country's poorest communities, yet as Chinese investment increases, so too do tensions between foreign contractors and local workers.
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'Supermoon' views from around the world

Monday, November 14th 2016, 22:07
related places: Beijing

The moon has come closer to Earth than at any other time since 1948.
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Austrian police bust Chinese gang prostitution ring

Monday, November 14th 2016, 15:15
related countries: Austria Austria

Austrian police arrest seven suspects for forcing 150 Chinese women to work as prostitutes.
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China mourns first female J-10 pilot after death in training

Monday, November 14th 2016, 9:40

Xu Yu, the first Chinese woman to fly the J-10 fighter jet, was killed during a training session.
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'Saddest polar bear' moved temporarily from Chinese mall

Monday, November 14th 2016, 5:03

Pizza the polar bear, who lives in a mall in China, is temporarily moved to another zoo during renovation work.
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Hong Kong: Large pro-China rally against independence

Sunday, November 13th 2016, 12:18
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Tens of thousands of pro-China protesters rally in Hong Kong, expressing anger at calls for the territory's independence.
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Career change

Saturday, November 12th 2016, 1:10

China's most famous Obama impersonator says the end of his tenure could be good news for his career.
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Singles Day: Alibaba breaks record sales total

Friday, November 11th 2016, 20:55

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has broken its Singles Day sales record, and rival JD.com has surpassed last year's total.
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Myanmar debris: 'Mystery object lands at jade mine'

Friday, November 11th 2016, 12:33

A metal cylinder, possibly from a Chinese satellite launch, falls on to a mine in Myanmar, media say.
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Friday, November 11th 2016, 3:34

A Chinese boy trapped down an abandoned well is found dead, after a four-day rescue operation.
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Virtual ventures

Thursday, November 10th 2016, 16:56

Chinese internet conglomerate Alibaba is looking to change how people shop, but it has its challenges.
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Chinese official Meng Hongwei to head Interpol

Thursday, November 10th 2016, 11:26

A Chinese official is to head global police co-operation agency Interpol for the first time.
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US Election 2016: China's view of Donald Trump

Wednesday, November 9th 2016, 8:42
related places: Beijing

BBC China editor Carrie Gracie went on the streets of Beijing to find out what people think about Donald Trump.
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China well rescue: Race to reach boy trapped in Hebei

Tuesday, November 8th 2016, 12:00
related places: Hebei

Dozens of rescuers in China are trying to reach a five-year-old boy trapped deep down an abandoned well.
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Great drive forward

Tuesday, November 8th 2016, 0:12

After spending billions on the football industry, China is now looking to conquer the rugby union world.
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Hong Kong lawmakers barred by Beijing from office

Monday, November 7th 2016, 7:00
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong
related places: Beijing

The Beijing government intervenes in Hong Kong politics to bar two elected lawmakers from taking office.
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Hong Kong police use pepper spray in China oath-taking protest

Sunday, November 6th 2016, 15:00
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Hong Kong police use pepper spray on protesters angry over China's involvement in political affairs.
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Starbucks reports record annual profit

Friday, November 4th 2016, 9:44

Starbucks records its "most profitable year" and says it is focusing on China to secure growth "for decades to come".
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Golden Globes firm bought by China film giant Dalian Wanda

Friday, November 4th 2016, 5:58

China's richest man continues his Hollywood shopping spree, snapping up the company behind the Golden Globes.
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Chinese conquest

Friday, November 4th 2016, 0:14

Chinese investors are spending billions buying Western games companies - what are the pros and cons?
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Chinese city reintroduces odd motoring punishment

Thursday, November 3rd 2016, 20:20
related places: Shenzhen

China's Shenzhen is re-launching an unusual measure to tackle motoring offences.
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EU commissioner Oettinger apologises for China speech

Thursday, November 3rd 2016, 13:02

EU commissioner Guenther Oettinger apologises for a speech that mocked Chinese officials.
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Wild panda winched to safety from China dam

Thursday, November 3rd 2016, 9:22

A wild panda was winched to safely in China after falling into a dam at a hydroelectric power plant.
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Oaths and the law

Wednesday, November 2nd 2016, 21:13
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

There have been three weeks of chaos in Hong Kong's legislative council, at a particularly tense time for relations with mainland China, the BBC's Helier Cheung reports.
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Chinese fishing boats fired on by South Korean coastguard

Wednesday, November 2nd 2016, 15:31
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea

South Korea's coastguard fires shots at Chinese fishing trawlers said to be fishing illegally in South Korean waters.
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Toddler rides his toy car through traffic in China

Wednesday, November 2nd 2016, 10:39

CCTV footage captured the moment a toddler decided to ride his toy car on a main road in Lishui City, China.
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Chinese mine confirms 33 dead after Jinshangou blast

Wednesday, November 2nd 2016, 5:19
related places: Jinshangou

All 33 miners trapped by a coal mine explosion in China have been found dead, report state media.
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Zhuhai air show: China J-20 fighter jet in public debut

Tuesday, November 1st 2016, 16:42
related places: Zhuhai

China showcases its long-awaited J-20 stealth fighter jet in public for the first time, with a display at the Zhuhai airshow.
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See China's new fighter jet in action

Tuesday, November 1st 2016, 9:43

China has showcased its long-awaited J-20 stealth fighter in public for the first time.
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China's Alibaba in 'flying pig' controversy

Tuesday, November 1st 2016, 9:09

A Chinese Muslim's call for Alibaba to rename a site called "flying pig" has sparked a backlash.
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Chinese coal mine rescue bid after deadly blast

Tuesday, November 1st 2016, 4:40

Thirteen people are killed and another 20 remain unaccounted for after an explosion in a coal mine in China, according to state media.
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Trampling over history?

Tuesday, November 1st 2016, 0:26

China's state broadcaster touches a raw nerve by casting a glamour model in a film on the Long March.
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EU commissioner Oettinger in 'racism' row over China speech

Monday, October 31st 2016, 11:36

EU commissioner Guenther Oettinger is accused of "racism" for caricaturing Chinese in a speech.
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'Dark side' on TV

Monday, October 31st 2016, 2:50

A sensational TV show in China and its subsequent cancellation has sparked a debate about rape.
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'Kung Fu Panda' wrestles zoo intruder

Sunday, October 30th 2016, 16:55
related places: Nanchang

A visitor has a close encounter with a panda at a zoo in Nanchang, China.
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iPhone home

Saturday, October 29th 2016, 0:28

The unbelievable property story that's set Chinese social media abuzz.
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Forbidden babies

Friday, October 28th 2016, 0:23

John Sudworth investigates the role of the state in China's family policy a year on from the end of the one-child rule.
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Is two-child policy changing China?

Friday, October 28th 2016, 0:21

One year on from the relaxation of China's one child policy, what impact has it had?
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China 'fake sanitary pads' scam sparks health concerns

Thursday, October 27th 2016, 12:02

Chinese police bust a 'fake sanitary pads' scam, sparking concern over the possible impact on women's health.
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Guo Chuan: Search suspended for sailor attempting world record

Thursday, October 27th 2016, 9:08
related countries: United States United States
related places: Pacific

The US Coast Guard suspends its search for a Chinese sailor attempting a world record Pacific crossing.
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Chinese police investigate Inner Mongolia swan deaths

Thursday, October 27th 2016, 7:17

Police are hunting for suspects behind the poisoning of 233 swans at an Inner Mongolia lake.
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Guo Chuan: World record attempt Chinese sailor missing

Thursday, October 27th 2016, 3:05

A Chinese sailor trying to break the world record for crossing the Pacific alone goes missing near Hawaii.
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China receptionist job sees 10,000 applicants

Wednesday, October 26th 2016, 6:51

Why did 10,000 people in China apply for one fairly low-ranking receptionist job?
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Paris Chinese 'scared to go home alone' after killing

Tuesday, October 25th 2016, 23:26
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

French Chinese protest violent attacks on their community after a man is killed in Paris.
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A killing in Paris

Tuesday, October 25th 2016, 23:25
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

The fatal mugging of a Chinese tailor in a Paris street has sparked angry demonstrations. But why are France's Chinese targeted for violent attacks?
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Zimbabwe judge fines Chinese man for selling flags

Tuesday, October 25th 2016, 12:47
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

A judge in Zimbabwe fines a Chinese national for selling the national flag without authorisation, the state-run Herald newspaper reports.
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'One million' Chinese officials punished for corruption

Monday, October 24th 2016, 10:48

China's Communist Party punished more than one million officials for corruption, the government says ahead of a major party meeting.
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On your behalf

Sunday, October 23rd 2016, 23:09
related countries: Australia Australia

The concept of shopping via a daigou is booming in China, with people employing them in Australia to get their hands on goods such as baby milk formula.
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China's Communist Party hosts a 'dialogue' - but is anyone talking?

Sunday, October 23rd 2016, 23:07

China's Communist Party holds a "Dialogue with the World", but can the BBC's Carrie Gracie get anyone to speak?
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South China Sea: US sails warship near disputed islands

Friday, October 21st 2016, 17:30
related countries: United States United States

China says the US has committed an "illegal" act in sailing a navy warship near islands it claims in the South China Sea.
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