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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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China: news

Japan security environment 'severe'

Tuesday, August 5th 2014, 5:58
related countries: Japan Japan, North Korea North Korea

The security environment around Japan has become "increasingly severe" amid tensions with China and concern over North Korea, a white paper says.
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VIDEO: Race to rescue China quake survivors

Tuesday, August 5th 2014, 0:22

A rescue operation is underway in China after a strong earthquake struck a remote area in the south west of the country, killing at least 398 people.
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The Chinese firm taking on Hollywood

Monday, August 4th 2014, 23:02

China's answer to Pixar and Dreamworks
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China food scandal hurts McDonalds

Monday, August 4th 2014, 18:03
related countries: Japan Japan

The fast-food chain McDonalds says a food scare in China and Japan is having a "significant negative impact" on sales in the region.
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Race to rescue China quake survivors

Monday, August 4th 2014, 16:50

China sends 2,500 soldiers to boost rescue efforts in Yunnan province after an earthquake that killed hundreds of people.
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In pictures: Yunnan earthquake

Monday, August 4th 2014, 4:10
related places: Hunt

Hunt for survivors after deadly quake in south-west China
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Dust 'behind deadly China blast'

Monday, August 4th 2014, 4:09

A metal dust explosion was the likely cause of a blast that tore through a plant in eastern China on Saturday, killing 75, officials say.
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Europe on the Pearl River

Sunday, August 3rd 2014, 23:26

The island where Chinese newlyweds love to pose for photos
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Southern China quake kills hundreds

Sunday, August 3rd 2014, 19:17

At least 367 people are killed and scores more injured after a magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes in south-west China, state media say.
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China gives Xinjiang death toll

Sunday, August 3rd 2014, 9:01
related places: Xinjiang

China gives the first definitive death toll, 37 civilians, in what it calls a gang attack last week in the eastern province of Xinjiang.
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China factory blast kills dozens

Saturday, August 2nd 2014, 14:58

An explosion at a factory in eastern China has killed at least 68 people and left scores injured, according to Chinese state media.
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In pictures: China factory blast

Saturday, August 2nd 2014, 8:49

Blast rips through Chinese car parts factory
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'Nine militants killed' in Xinjiang

Friday, August 1st 2014, 18:39
related places: Xinhua, Xinjiang

Nine militants are shot dead by police and one captured in the restive Chinese region of Xinjiang, the Xinhua news agency reports.
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Held GSK detective visited by son

Friday, August 1st 2014, 15:09

The son of a private investigator linked to a GlaxoSmithKline corruption investigation in China has been allowed to visit his father.
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Japan gives Vietnam six navy ships

Friday, August 1st 2014, 11:44
related countries: Japan Japan, Vietnam Vietnam

Japan is giving Vietnam six naval ships for patrols in the South China Sea, amid regional tension over competing maritime claims with China.
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Xinjiang imam murder 'suspects shot'

Friday, August 1st 2014, 4:47

Police have shot dead two suspects in the killing of the imam of China's largest mosque and captured another, state media say.
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China manufacturing growth speeds up

Friday, August 1st 2014, 1:40

China's factory activity grows at its fastest pace in more than two year in July, the latest in a series of signs that the country's economy may be stabilising.
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Xinjiang imam killed after clashes

Thursday, July 31st 2014, 12:44
related places: Xinjiang

The imam of China's largest mosque - in the city of Kashgar in Xinjiang - has been killed, in what appears to be a targeted assassination.
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Tight security after Xinjiang unrest

Wednesday, July 30th 2014, 14:42
related places: Xinjiang

Chinese authorities step up security in parts of Xinjiang after dozens were killed or injured in the region's worst violence for months.
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Deadly violence hits China's Xinjiang

Wednesday, July 30th 2014, 7:11
related places: Xinjiang

Dozens of people have been killed or injured in violence in China's troubled western region of Xinjiang, state media say.
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China spies 'hacked Canada agency'

Tuesday, July 29th 2014, 20:02
related countries: Canada Canada

A prominent Canadian government research organisation has been attacked by Chinese hackers, the government says.
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China investigates ex-security chief

Tuesday, July 29th 2014, 15:22

China's former security chief Zhou Yongkang has been placed under investigation for "serious disciplinary violation", state media say.
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Red in tooth and claw

Tuesday, July 29th 2014, 14:39

How Zhou Yongkang case tears up rulebook of Chinese politics
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VIDEO: China's 'David Letterman'

Tuesday, July 29th 2014, 13:03

How social media is changing comedy in China
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Microsoft in China anti-trust probe

Tuesday, July 29th 2014, 10:55

An anti-monopoly investigation into US technology giant Microsoft is launched by Chinese authorities.
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Gherkin skyscraper put up for sale

Tuesday, July 29th 2014, 9:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: London

London's Gherkin skyscraper is put up for sale, with interest expected from Chinese, other Asian, and US buyers.
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VIDEO: Court to hear 'gay conversion' case

Monday, July 28th 2014, 22:40

Gay rights activists in China are preparing for a landmark court case against 'gay conversion therapy'.
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China activists fight gay 'conversion therapy'

Monday, July 28th 2014, 21:31

The Chinese doctors who say they can 'cure' homosexuality
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Sharp falls in China property market

Sunday, July 27th 2014, 20:45

Sharp falls in China's property market
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McDonald's halts nuggets sales in HK

Friday, July 25th 2014, 1:36
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Fast-food chain McDonald's suspends sale of chicken nuggets in Hong Kong over the out of date meat scandal at a Chinese supplier.
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Qualcomm disputes China phone sales

Thursday, July 24th 2014, 13:07
related countries: United States United States

US chipmaker Qualcomm claims some Chinese companies are misrepresenting sales to minimise their payments.
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Chinese man admits sensor smuggling

Thursday, July 24th 2014, 4:52
related countries: United States United States

A Chinese man pleads guilty to attempting to smuggle sensors made for the US military to China, after a US sting operation.
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VIDEO: China meat 'months' past expiry date

Thursday, July 24th 2014, 4:21

China detains five people as part of its probe into a firm that allegedly supplied out of date meat to fast food chains, including McDonald's and KFC.
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China manufacturing growth speeds up

Thursday, July 24th 2014, 2:34

China's manufacturing activity grows at its fastest pace in 18 months in July, an initial survey by HSBC shows, the latest sign that its economy may be stabilising.
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Glaxo profits fall hits shares

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014, 14:35

GlaxoSmithKline shares fall 6% as the drugs company's profits are hit by a slide in sales and a bribery investigation in China.
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China detains five over meat scandal

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014, 9:02

China detains five people as part of its probe into a firm that allegedly supplied out of date meat to fast food chains, including McDonald's and KFC.
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Quarantine over China plague death

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014, 6:47

Part of a city in north-west China is sealed off and dozens of people placed in quarantine after a man died of bubonic plague, state media say.
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Chinese team wins $5m gaming prize

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014, 1:21

Chinese team NewBee takes home $5m in prize money after winning the world's most lucrative gaming contest.
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China signs Venezuela oil deal

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014, 0:44
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Chinese President Xi Jinping has signed an oil deal with Venezuela, as part of a four-day tour of Latin America.
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China 'spy ship' at US-led exercise

Monday, July 21st 2014, 9:51
related countries: United States United States

China says it has the right to send a surveillance ship to monitor a US-led naval exercise, after US media reported the vessel's presence off Hawaii.
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China's Huawei sees sales jump 19%

Monday, July 21st 2014, 5:31
related places: Huawei

Chinese telecom equipment and smartphone maker Huawei reports a 19% jump in sales to 135.8bn yuan ($21.9bn; £12.8bn) for the first six months of the year.
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The island looking to China for brides

Sunday, July 20th 2014, 23:04
related countries: Japan Japan

The Japanese island looking to China for brides
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Monster typhoon buffets south China

Sunday, July 20th 2014, 10:28
related countries: Philippines Philippines

The biggest typhoon to hit southern China in 40 years kills at least 17 people, after wreaking death and destruction on the Philippines.
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VIDEO: Typhoon heads for Vietnam

Saturday, July 19th 2014, 7:57
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

A powerful Typhoon is heading towards Vietnam after causing widespread flooding and damage in parts of southern China.
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China bus crash leaves 38 dead

Saturday, July 19th 2014, 5:38
related places: Hunan

Thirty-eight people die after a lorry collides with a bus on a motorway in China's southern Hunan province.
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VIDEO: China orchestra in Proms for first time

Friday, July 18th 2014, 22:12

The BBC Proms the world's biggest music festival started on Friday including for the first time the China Philharmonic Orchestra.
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Forbes sold to Chinese investors

Friday, July 18th 2014, 19:38
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

After 97 years of family ownership, Forbes Media announces it has sold a majority stake of the firm to a Hong Kong-based group of international investors.
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Chinese Communists' adultery ban - a propaganda stunt?

Thursday, July 17th 2014, 12:39

Can China make Party mistresses a thing of the past?
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VIDEO: Kunming attack: Victims on all sides

Thursday, July 17th 2014, 2:59

China is in the midst of a major security crackdown after a series of terror attacks it blames on Muslims from the Uighur ethnic minority.
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Chinese foot binding

Wednesday, July 16th 2014, 21:44

Women whose feet were bound in China
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China moves Vietnam row oil rig

Wednesday, July 16th 2014, 12:24
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

China says the oil rig that sparked a major row with Vietnam by drilling in disputed waters has finished work and is being moved.
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VIDEO: At sea in disputed South China waters

Wednesday, July 16th 2014, 12:13
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

China will move an oil rig away from waters claimed by both Vietnam and China. The BBC's Nga Pham reports from on board a Vietnamese coastguard vessel.
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Four-winged dinosaur found in China

Wednesday, July 16th 2014, 7:56

The largest ever four-winged dinosaur has been discovered in China, with remarkably long feathers on its hindwings and tail.
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China's economic growth picks up

Wednesday, July 16th 2014, 3:50

China's economy picks up speed in the April-to-June quarter, a sign that the government's stimulus moves have started to have an impact.
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The knife attack that changed Kunming

Wednesday, July 16th 2014, 2:32
related places: Kunming

How a Chinese railway station attack devastated one family
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VIDEO: Ancient Chinese town under water

Tuesday, July 15th 2014, 21:59
related places: Fenghuang

The ancient Chinese town of Fenghuang has been submerged in water after severe storms battered the region.
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HK submits electoral reform report

Tuesday, July 15th 2014, 12:43
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong
related places: Beijing

Hong Kong kick-starts a political reform process by submitting a report to Beijing about the prospect of universal suffrage in the territory.
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China investigates Zhou allies

Tuesday, July 15th 2014, 4:52

China's top prosecutor announces criminal investigations into three top officials, two of whom are linked to ex-security tsar Zhou Yongkang.
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VIDEO: Hong Kong vote reform report due

Tuesday, July 15th 2014, 0:36
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

A report on electoral reform in Hong Kong is due to be presented to the Chinese government.
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All aboard: China's railway dream

Tuesday, July 15th 2014, 0:04

Is China revolutionising high-speed rail travel?
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VIDEO: China's high-speed rail revolution

Monday, July 14th 2014, 23:11
related countries: United States United States

China has a larger high-speed rail network than the entire European Union or the United States, according to a new World Bank report.
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US loses trade spat to China, India

Monday, July 14th 2014, 18:56
related countries: India India, United States United States

The World Trade Organisation finds the United States violated trade rules when it imposed tariffs on a range of products from China and India.
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China charges GSK-hired investigator

Monday, July 14th 2014, 10:15
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Chinese prosecutors have formally filed charges against a British man and his wife linked to the GlaxoSmithKline bribery claims, state media say.
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Samsung finds China 'child labour'

Monday, July 14th 2014, 6:44

Samsung Electronics says it has found "evidence of suspected child labour" at the factory of its Chinese supplier Dongguan Shinyang Electronics.
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VIDEO: World's biggest football academy

Monday, July 14th 2014, 2:12

The world's biggest football academy has opened in China.
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Can a school help China qualify for the World Cup?

Monday, July 14th 2014, 0:47

Will a Chinese football academy produce a World Cup star?
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Pizza Express sold to Chinese firm

Saturday, July 12th 2014, 16:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British restaurant chain Pizza Express is sold to a Chinese private equity firm for around £900m.
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China businessman 'hacked US firms'

Saturday, July 12th 2014, 12:13
related countries: United States United States

US officials charge a Chinese businessman with hacking into the systems of Boeing and other large defence contractors to steal military data.
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VIDEO: Huge mudslides amid China rain

Friday, July 11th 2014, 16:33

Torrential rain has triggered mudslides in many parts of southwest China's Sichuan and Yunnan provinces in the last few days causing damage to houses, roads and vast areas of farmland.
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China 'admits' trading in tiger skins

Friday, July 11th 2014, 13:23

China has publicly admitted permitting the trade in skins from captive tigers, an international convention to protect endangered species hears.
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Ramadan students 'forced to eat'

Friday, July 11th 2014, 10:46

Chinese Muslim students banned from Ramadan fasting
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China jails 32 on terror charges

Friday, July 11th 2014, 8:09
related places: Xinjiang

Courts in China's Xinjiang region jail 32 on charges of spreading extremist content online and organising terror groups, state media report.
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China children's bus crash kills 11

Friday, July 11th 2014, 3:46
related places: Hunan

An overloaded minivan ferrying children home from kindergarten in China's Hunan province crashes into a pond, killing all 11 on board.
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US man sentenced for China espionage

Thursday, July 10th 2014, 23:59
related countries: United States United States

A US man convicted of selling trade secrets to a Chinese state-owned company is sentenced to 15 years in prison.
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Chinese 'hacked US personnel data'

Thursday, July 10th 2014, 14:47
related countries: United States United States

Chinese hackers broke into a US government database in an attempt to gain personal information of thousands of employees, US media report.
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US-China clash would be 'disaster'

Wednesday, July 9th 2014, 6:35
related countries: United States United States

Confrontation with the US would be a "disaster", Chinese President Xi Jinping says, opening an annual dialogue between the two countries.
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VIDEO: US does not seek to contain China

Wednesday, July 9th 2014, 4:19
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State John Kerry is in China for talks with President Xi Jinping.
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China firm to sue Transformers film

Tuesday, July 8th 2014, 9:26

A Chinese company says it will sue the producers of the latest Transformers film for breach of contract, according to state media.
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US 'to work with Germany' on spy row

Monday, July 7th 2014, 16:56
related countries: Germany Germany

The White House vows to work with Germany to resolve the row over a German reportedly arrested for being a US spy.
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VIDEO: Better times for Indonesia's Chinese?

Sunday, July 6th 2014, 23:43
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Ahead of Indonesia's presidential election, some of the country's ethnic minority Chinese reflect on what has changed for them since the country's move from dictatorship to democracy.
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VIDEO: Angela Merkel begins China visit

Sunday, July 6th 2014, 16:53
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Beijing

The German Chancellor Angela Merkel has met the Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in Beijing as she begins her three-day visit to China.
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VIDEO: Floods form seven-metre-deep lake

Sunday, July 6th 2014, 8:22

Flooding in parts of China has formed a lake of more than 150 sq km (58 sq miles) has been formed due to flooding in parts of China.
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China detains Vietnamese fishermen

Friday, July 4th 2014, 14:57
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

Chinese authorities arrest six Vietnamese fishermen in a move that could heighten tensions in the South China Sea.
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S Korea to get yuan clearing system

Friday, July 4th 2014, 4:21
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

South Korea will get a yuan clearing system in Seoul, expanding the list of countries with direct access to trade in the Chinese currency.
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GSK China mass bribery 'credible'

Thursday, July 3rd 2014, 21:01

Claims that pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline systematically bribed doctors in China are credible, says an investigator hired by the firm.
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Neighbours oppose NK nuclear tests

Thursday, July 3rd 2014, 12:49
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea

China and South Korea have reaffirmed their opposition to North Korean nuclear tests during a trip by Chinese president Xi Jinping to Seoul.
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New voting power of Chinese Indonesians

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014, 20:54

Chinese Indonesians head to vote, 16 years after deadly violence
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China restricts Ramadan fasting

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014, 12:37
related places: Xinjiang

Several government departments in China's far western region of Xinjiang ban Muslim staff from fasting during the month of Ramadan.
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