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China inflation dims rate outlook

Monday, April 9th 2012, 3:12

China's inflation rate jumps more-than-forecast in March as higher fuel costs push up consumer prices.
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China dissident Fang Lizhi dies

Saturday, April 7th 2012, 16:00

Chinese dissident Fang Lizhi, whose speeches helped inspire the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989, has died aged 76, in the United States.
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Arrests over kidney sold for iPad

Friday, April 6th 2012, 22:07

Five people are arrested in southern China after a teenager sold his kidney so he could buy an iPhone and iPad computer, state media say.
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Hijacked crew 'rescued' off Iran

Friday, April 6th 2012, 18:24
related countries: Iran Iran, Oman Oman
related places: Tehran

The crew of a Chinese cargo ship seized by pirates off Iran are rescued, China's state media say, citing its embassy in Tehran.
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China military warned on rumours

Friday, April 6th 2012, 15:29

China's official military newspaper has warned soldiers to ignore internet rumours and maintain absolute loyalty to the party, following online rumours of a coup last week.
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'Smuggling kingpin' Lai on trial

Friday, April 6th 2012, 5:47
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Xiamen

The suspected head of a massive smuggling ring in China, Lai Changxing, goes on trial in Xiamen after his extradition from Canada, Chinese media say.
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Chinese sites 'hit by Anonymous'

Thursday, April 5th 2012, 11:08

Almost 500 websites in China have been defaced in a large scale attacked staged by the Anonymous hacking group.
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China turns off Ai Weiwei webcams

Wednesday, April 4th 2012, 17:54
related places: Beijing

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei says he was forced to shut the webcams in his Beijing home, following orders from the Chinese authorities.
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AUDIO: Ai Weiwei: 'I won't be shut down'

Wednesday, April 4th 2012, 14:41

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei says he has been ordered to shut down four live webcams at his home, which he set up as a nod to the 24-hour police surveillance he has lived under for the last year.
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China eyes freer financial sector

Wednesday, April 4th 2012, 10:04

China, the world's second-largest economy, is looking to increase investment and competition in its financial and banking sectors.
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N Korea group 'arrives in Seoul'

Wednesday, April 4th 2012, 7:51
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

A group of North Korean refugees arrives in Seoul after three years in a South Korean diplomatic mission in China, South Korean media reports say.
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China becomes top grocery market

Wednesday, April 4th 2012, 0:08
related countries: United States United States

China is now the world's largest market for food and grocery retail, surpassing the US, a study showed.
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Ai Weiwei under self-surveillance

Tuesday, April 3rd 2012, 15:03
related places: Beijing

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei sets up four live webcams in his Beijing home and studio, referring to his constant surveillance by the state.
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Samsung in $7bn China plant move

Tuesday, April 3rd 2012, 7:09

Samsung Electronics, the world's biggest memory chip maker, unveils plans to invest $7bn (£4.4bn) to build its first chip factory in China.
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China resumes micro-blog comments

Tuesday, April 3rd 2012, 6:51

Services on two of China's biggest micro-blogging sites are back after being partially suspended three days ago to "clean up" coup rumours.
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VIDEO: Boy rescued after falling into well

Monday, April 2nd 2012, 11:14

Firefighters have rescued a two-year-old boy who fell down a well in south-west China's Yunnan Province.
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VIDEO: China crackdown over coup rumours

Saturday, March 31st 2012, 14:34
related places: Beijing

Six people have been arrested and more than a dozen websites closed down in China, as the government moves to quell rumours about a coup in Beijing.
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China arrests over coup rumours

Saturday, March 31st 2012, 6:56

China arrests six people and disciplines websites over online rumours of a coup, the latest fall-out from a high-level politician's sacking.
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Sino-Forest in bankruptcy filing

Friday, March 30th 2012, 21:58
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Forest

Chinese forestry firm Sino-Forest, accused last year of inflating its revenues and exaggerating its holdings, files for bankruptcy protection in Canada.
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Apple hit by China Foxconn report

Thursday, March 29th 2012, 23:48

Apple says it will work to improve conditions at its manufacturer's plants in China, after an independent probe it requested found "significant issues".
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VIDEO: China's deep water sub record bid

Thursday, March 29th 2012, 21:19

China's manned submersible Jiaolong is getting ready for a 7,000 meters dive in the Pacific.
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Apple's Cook visits China factory

Thursday, March 29th 2012, 16:52

A senior Chinese politician calls for foreign companies to "pay more attention" to workers as Apple chief executive Tim Cook visits a supplier.
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Brics agrees to explore bank plan

Thursday, March 29th 2012, 11:50
related countries: India India

The main emerging economies meet in the Indian capital, Delhi, to look at ways of strengthening their position against Europe and the United States.
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Bo scandal claims 'preposterous'

Thursday, March 29th 2012, 4:49

Bo Xilai, the politician at the centre of China's biggest political scandal in years, is the victim of a smear campaign, a source close to his family tells the BBC.
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VIDEO: China policeman 'sought UK talks'

Wednesday, March 28th 2012, 23:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

The policeman at the centre of a major Chinese political scandal sought talks with UK officials hours before he fled to a US mission, the BBC has learnt.
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China policeman 'sought UK talks'

Wednesday, March 28th 2012, 13:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

The policeman at the centre of a major Chinese political scandal sought talks with UK officials hours before he fled to a US mission, the BBC learns.
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Tibetan in self-immolation dies

Wednesday, March 28th 2012, 7:45
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

A Tibetan activist who set himself alight at a protest in the Indian capital, Delhi, ahead of Chinese President Hu Jintao's visit dies.
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Annan asks China for Syria help

Tuesday, March 27th 2012, 10:37
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Beijing

UN-Arab League envoy to Syria Kofi Annan urges China to support his peace plan to end the unrest, as violence continues.
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Death penalty for Xinjiang attack

Tuesday, March 27th 2012, 8:17
related places: Xinjiang

A court in China's Xinjiang region sentences a Uighur man to death for leading a deadly attack in Kashgar last month.
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Apple hints at expansion in China

Tuesday, March 27th 2012, 3:23
related places: Beijing

Apple indicates it will consider higher investments in China as chief executive Tim Cook visits Beijing to meet Chinese officials.
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US-China accord on N Korea launch

Monday, March 26th 2012, 13:28
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States
related places: White House

China and the US will co-ordinate their response to a controversial North Korean rocket launch, the White House says, as Korea tensions rise.
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Briton's death in China queried

Monday, March 26th 2012, 11:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Chongqing

Britain asks China to re-investigate the death of a UK citizen who was a friend of former Chongqing boss, Bo Xilai, who was sacked amid a political scandal.
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Tibetan self-immolation in Delhi

Monday, March 26th 2012, 9:19
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

A Tibetan activist sets himself alight during a protest in the Indian capital, Delhi, against an forthcoming visit by China's President Hu Jintao.
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Qantas plans budget carrier in HK

Monday, March 26th 2012, 1:30

Australia's Qantas Group and China Eastern Airlines agree to launch a new budget airline for the Chinese market.
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Ireland and China 'are similar'

Sunday, March 25th 2012, 11:46
related countries: Ireland Ireland

The Irish prime minister says ahead of trade talks that the Republic of Ireland and China have a "surprisingly similar business culture".
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China to end prison organ donors

Friday, March 23rd 2012, 11:28

China pledges to end the widespread practice of taking organs from executed prisoners within the next five years, state media report.
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China manufacturing activity dips

Thursday, March 22nd 2012, 11:12

China's manufacturing activity continues to slow, raising fears the global slowdown is harming its economy.
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Shell in shale gas pact in China

Thursday, March 22nd 2012, 4:32
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Royal Dutch Shell signs its first-ever production sharing contract for shale gas in China with China National Petroleum Corporation.
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China lawyers in allegiance oath

Thursday, March 22nd 2012, 2:23

The Justice Ministry in China says lawyers are now required to swear allegiance to the ruling Communist Party, a move critics see as "inappropriate".
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The man who helped 'simplify' Chinese

Thursday, March 22nd 2012, 0:22

Meet the man who helped make learning Chinese simple
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VIDEO: Sandstorm and strong winds hit China

Wednesday, March 21st 2012, 15:00

Sandstorm and heavy winds hit northwest China, causing disruption across the region.
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Jaguar agrees China joint venture

Wednesday, March 21st 2012, 9:46

Jaguar Land Rover and Chery Automobile agree a joint venture that should pave the way for production of Jaguar and Land Rover models in China.
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US imposes solar duties on China

Wednesday, March 21st 2012, 6:36
related countries: United States United States

The US imposes duties on Chinese solar panel manufacturers after it said that they received unfair subsidies.
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VIDEO: US tariff on Chinese solar panels

Wednesday, March 21st 2012, 3:00
related countries: United States United States

The United States has imposed a tariff on Chinese solar panels saying Chinese firms are unfairly benefiting from export subsidies.
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London Book Fair: Row over China

Tuesday, March 20th 2012, 17:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The London Book Fair is criticised by a leading Chinese dissident for inviting only writers approved by the Chinese communist authorities.
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Audio sheds light on Bo's demise

Tuesday, March 20th 2012, 14:49

A police investigation into the family of top Chinese politician Bo Xilai led to his downfall, leaked audio suggests.
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China tops art and antiques table

Tuesday, March 20th 2012, 14:18
related countries: United States United States

China overtakes the US as a global art market for the first time, according to The European Fine Art Foundation.
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China claims cyber attack surge

Tuesday, March 20th 2012, 9:02

A report from a government-run online security group in China claims that there has been a "massive increase" in cyber attacks from "foreign hackers".
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China in Latin America fund move

Tuesday, March 20th 2012, 6:40
related countries: United States United States

China and the Inter-American Development Bank announce plans for a $1bn (£630m) fund for Latin American markets.
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China increases fuel prices again

Tuesday, March 20th 2012, 3:47

China raises the price of petrol by about 6% and diesel about 7% for the second time in 2012, as it seeks to off-set the rising cost of crude oil.
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VIDEO: Panda poo tea unveiled in China

Monday, March 19th 2012, 18:33

Will a Chinese tea grown using panda poo as fertiliser prove to be a delicacy, or publicity stunt?
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Jail term for China palace thief

Monday, March 19th 2012, 10:20
related places: Beijing

A Chinese man has been sentenced to 13 years in prison for stealing nine pieces of art from the Forbidden City in Beijing.
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Lagarde says China must reform

Monday, March 19th 2012, 6:07

International Monetary Fund (IMF) head Christine Lagarde says China must stop its economy being too dependent on exports and investment.
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China home prices continue slide

Monday, March 19th 2012, 1:41

Property prices in most Chinese cities fall for a fifth consecutive month, as government policies to curb speculation in the market show results.
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China 'concern' at N Korea rocket

Saturday, March 17th 2012, 13:39
related countries: North Korea North Korea

China expresses its concern over North Korea's plans to launch a rocket-mounted satellite, joining international criticism.
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The biggest ghost town in China

Saturday, March 17th 2012, 11:51

The ghost town where China's housing bubble has burst
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Apple factory radio show 'lied'

Friday, March 16th 2012, 20:43
related countries: United States United States
related places: Apple

The producers of a hit US radio show that criticised working conditions at Apple's Chinese suppliers admit the show contained fabrications.
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China microblog rules take effect

Friday, March 16th 2012, 16:44

Millions of microblog users in China face new registration rules, as authorities try to prevent the spread of what they call "unfounded" rumours.
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China detains UK bank employee

Friday, March 16th 2012, 7:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A Standard Chartered Bank employee is detained by Chinese authorities as part of a probe against one of her clients.
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VIDEO: Long hours for China's iPad makers

Friday, March 16th 2012, 3:18

Workers who make iPad parts in one factory in China say that low wages mean they have little choice but to work excessively long hours.
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Bo Xilai's life in the fast lane

Thursday, March 15th 2012, 20:20

Flamboyant high-flier in China forced out of the fast lane
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Rights groups urge Syria unity

Thursday, March 15th 2012, 17:44
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

A coalition of 200 rights and aid groups urge Russia and China to back UN action against Syria, on the anniversary of the start of the uprising there.
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Bo Xilai: How social and state media reacted

Thursday, March 15th 2012, 15:18

China's state and social media react to the sacking of Bo Xilai
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Leading Chinese politician sacked

Thursday, March 15th 2012, 11:26
related places: Chongqing, Xinhua

One of China's best-known politicians and likely leadership candidates Bo Xilai is removed from his post as a party chief, the state news agency reports, following a scandal.
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VIDEO: Ancient skulls stun scientists

Thursday, March 15th 2012, 9:26

Researchers have discovered human skulls and bones from southern China which were of people that looked look quite different to us.
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China Mobile profits rise in 2011

Thursday, March 15th 2012, 7:44

Profits at China Mobile, the world's largest mobile operator by subscribers, rise 5% in 2011, as its customers downloaded more games and video.
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VIDEO: The single TV informing China's poor

Thursday, March 15th 2012, 0:07
related places: Beijing

China's Premier Wen Jiabao has delivered a swansong speech, in which he said he may invite some of his critics for face-to-face talks. Some of those critics - also among China's poor - had gathered from all over the country to watch the event on a si
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Tibetans protest in western China

Wednesday, March 14th 2012, 20:26
related places: Qinghai

Several hundred Tibetans have protested against Chinese rule in the western province of Qinghai after a monk there set himself alight, rights groups say.
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Human fossils hint at new species

Wednesday, March 14th 2012, 15:19

The remains of what may be a previously unknown human species living just 11,500 years ago are identified in southern China, although the science team behind the discovery is stopping short of a formal classification.
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Doobie Brother Hossack dies at 65

Wednesday, March 14th 2012, 11:44

Doobie Brothers drummer Michael Hossack, who played on the hit songs Listen To The Music and China Grove, dies of cancer aged 65.
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China's Wen says 'reforms urgent'

Wednesday, March 14th 2012, 9:03

Premier Wen Jiabao says China must press on with reforms, speaking after the last parliament session before a leadership change.
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China to allow freer yuan trade

Wednesday, March 14th 2012, 6:34

China says it will allow the yuan to float more freely as part of its efforts to reform its currency policy.
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China faces rare earth trade case

Tuesday, March 13th 2012, 17:40
related countries: United States United States

The US, EU and Japan file a landmark trade case against China over export of rare earths, which are critical to the manufacture of high-tech products.
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China backs Japan $10bn bond buy

Tuesday, March 13th 2012, 7:26
related countries: Japan Japan

China gives Japan the go ahead to buy $10bn (£6bn) of government bonds as it tries to make the yuan more international.
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China online firms in $1bn merger

Tuesday, March 13th 2012, 1:49

China's two largest online video companies Youku and Tudou agree to merge in a bid to cut costs and boost their market share.
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China's leaders jockey for top posts

Tuesday, March 13th 2012, 1:06

China's leaders jockey for top posts behind closed doors
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Vietnam sends monks to Spratlys

Monday, March 12th 2012, 16:54

Vietnam is sending six Buddhist monks to re-establish abandoned temples on islands that are the subject of a bitter territorial dispute with China.
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VIDEO: China's vegetable medley

Monday, March 12th 2012, 16:24
related places: Beijing

Two brothers in Beijing are playing music ranging from traditional Chinese songs to western pop on instruments made entirely from vegetables.
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'China Twitter' nears ID deadline

Monday, March 12th 2012, 12:50

China's Sina Weibo microblog says less than two-thirds of its account holders will register their details ahead of a state-imposed deadline.
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China's death row TV hit

Monday, March 12th 2012, 12:14

China's ratings hit - murderers' last interviews before execution
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Railway line 'collapses' in China

Monday, March 12th 2012, 9:31
related places: Hubei

A newly built section of a high-speed rail line has collapsed in China's central Hubei province following heavy rain, state media reports.
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VIDEO: China politicians at annual session

Monday, March 12th 2012, 5:00

China's politicians have begun campaigning at the national annual parliamentary session, ahead of the political reshuffle that will see a change in its top figures later this year.
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Australia tourism targets China

Monday, March 12th 2012, 4:30

Australia says it plans to target China's rapidly growing second-tier cities to boost tourism revenue, based on research findings.
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China reports large trade deficit

Monday, March 12th 2012, 3:28

China posts its largest trade deficit in at least a decade after imports of commodities jump as firms build up supplies.
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China trafficking victims rescued

Sunday, March 11th 2012, 5:39

Chinese police rescued more than 24,000 abducted women and children across the country in 2011, a new government report reveals.
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Beauties and brands at China's parliament

Saturday, March 10th 2012, 2:13

Beauties and brands make waves at China's parliament
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China censors 'hit social media'

Friday, March 9th 2012, 16:55
related countries: United States United States

A US study provides the most detailed analysis to date of how China censors microblogs and other internet services.
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China 'crackdown on dissidents'

Friday, March 9th 2012, 14:37

A prominent Chinese rights group says conditions are deteriorating for dissidents in China, with thousands detained over the past year.
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Bo Xilai speaks on deputy scandal

Friday, March 9th 2012, 8:05
related countries: United States United States
related places: Chongqing

Chongqing leader Bo Xilai speaks out on deputy Wang Lijun's US consulate scandal, as China's parliament meets.
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China inflation at 20-month low

Friday, March 9th 2012, 4:52

Consumer price inflation in China falls to a 20-month low as food price rises ease, giving policymakers room to stimulate growth.
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US report: China cyberwar a risk

Friday, March 9th 2012, 3:53
related countries: United States United States

China's cyber warfare skills pose a threat to the United States military in the event of a conflict, says a report for the US Congress.
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Ecuador Indians in mining protest

Thursday, March 8th 2012, 20:49
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador
related places: Quito

Indigenous Ecuadoreans march against a major Chinese mining project in the Amazon, while government supporters stage a counter-protest.
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China 'bars Airbus deals' on levy

Thursday, March 8th 2012, 18:25
related places: Beijing

Beijing is blocking purchases of Airbus planes by Chinese firms over a disputed European carbon levy, says the head of Airbus's parent company, EADS.
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China leader absent from meeting

Thursday, March 8th 2012, 11:24

Speculation about the make-up of China's next group of top leaders intensifies after high-profile politician Bo Xilai appears to miss a key meeting.
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China unveils new detention law

Thursday, March 8th 2012, 8:47
related places: Beijing

China's parliament unveils new legislation on police powers to detain dissidents, on the fourth day of the National People's Congress in Beijing.
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VIDEO: China 'hole' building divides opinion

Wednesday, March 7th 2012, 19:20
related places: Guangzhou

A building with a hole in its centre is dividing public opinion in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou.
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China warns on Tibet immolations

Wednesday, March 7th 2012, 9:24

A Chinese official says self-immolations in Tibet will not disrupt regional development, as state media confirm the death of a woman in Gansu province.
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US and N Korea in food aid talks

Wednesday, March 7th 2012, 3:43
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States
related places: Beijing, Pyongyang

US envoys are meeting North Korean officials in Beijing to finalise details of a food aid deal aimed at halting Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions.
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Goldman Sachs posts loss in Asia

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 6:24
related countries: United States United States
related places: Asia

US investment bank Goldman Sachs posts a loss in Asia, the first since 2008, following declines in the Chinese stock market
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