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China manufacturing on the mend

Monday, April 23rd 2012, 4:26

China's manufacturing activity shows signs of improvement in April, easing fears of a sharp slowdown in its economy.
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China, Russia launch naval drills

Sunday, April 22nd 2012, 7:43
related countries: Russia Russia

Chinese and Russian naval forces will simulate search and rescue operations as they launch six days of joint exercises in the Yellow Sea.
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Hackers hit China scandal website

Saturday, April 21st 2012, 9:09
related countries: United States United States

A hacking attack cripples US-based Chinese-language website Boxun for several hours, its manager says, after reports on the Bo Xilai scandal.
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China frees Vietnamese fishermen

Saturday, April 21st 2012, 8:40
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

China frees 21 Vietnamese fishermen whose detention last month near disputed islands sparked a diplomatic row, officials say.
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Torture claims in Bo Xilai scandal

Friday, April 20th 2012, 23:10

Dark allegations in China's Bo Xilai scandal
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China police 'knew UK man killed'

Friday, April 20th 2012, 18:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Chongqing

Chongqing police knew UK man Neil Heywood had been murdered and a cover-up began immediately, a senior Chinese journalist tells the BBC.
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A new China-India nuclear race?

Friday, April 20th 2012, 12:47

What India's missile launch means for the region
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Tibetans 'die in self-immolation'

Friday, April 20th 2012, 10:42

Two Tibetan men die after setting themselves on fire in front of a monastery in Sichuan province, south-west China, rights groups say.
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N Korean missile vehicle in focus

Friday, April 20th 2012, 6:46
related countries: North Korea North Korea

A missile vehicle seen in a North Korean military parade has become the focus of attention amid suggestions the design or technology may have come from China.
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People's Daily site raises $222m

Friday, April 20th 2012, 2:12

The website of Chinese newspaper, People's Daily, raises 1.4bn yuan ($222m; £138m) via its initial public offering.
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VIDEO: China's electric 'cars' hit the roads

Thursday, April 19th 2012, 22:24

Small electric vehicles with rechargeable batteries are becoming more popular in China.
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Ford increases China investment

Thursday, April 19th 2012, 7:59
related countries: United States United States
related places: Hangzhou, Ford

US carmaker Ford announces further investment in China, with plans for a $760m factory in Hangzhou.
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Chinese fisherman gets 30 years

Thursday, April 19th 2012, 7:03
related countries: North Korea North Korea

A Chinese fisherman is sentenced to 30 years in jail for stabbing a South Korean coast guard to death at sea last year.
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Art thieves in museum Ming raid

Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 20:05

Thieves steal 18 "valuable and culturally significant" items of Chinese art, thought to be worth millions of pounds, from a Cambridge University museum.
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VIDEO: Worst crackdown on Tibet claim

Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 18:51

Over the past year, 32 Tibetans have set fire to themselves as a protest against what they say is China's worst crackdown on the region since the Cultural Revolution.
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HSBC to sell yuan bond in London

Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 15:24
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

HSBC is to issue benchmark bonds in London in the Chinese currency, the first time it has been done outside mainland China or Hong Kong.
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China dam may affect 100,000 more

Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 9:14

Another 100,000 people may be moved from the area around China's huge Three Gorges Dam because of landslides and bank collapses, state media say.
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China new home prices dip further

Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 7:09

Property prices in China fall for a sixth consecutive month amid government efforts to control prices and curb speculation.
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China vows Bo Xilai scandal probe

Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 5:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

China promises a "thorough" investigation into a top politician linked to the death of a UK businessman, after PM David Cameron holds talks with envoy.
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Tokyo 'to buy disputed islands'

Tuesday, April 17th 2012, 17:44
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Tokyo

Tokyo's governor Shintaro Ishihara says he plans to use public money to buy a group of islands at the centre of a dispute with China.
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PM offers China death probe help

Tuesday, April 17th 2012, 16:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Prime Minister David Cameron offers help to China in its investigation into the death of British businessman Neil Heywood.
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India climbdown may help China border dispute

Tuesday, April 17th 2012, 15:14
related countries: India India

India may be willing to give ground in its China border dispute
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Philippines and China in new spat

Tuesday, April 17th 2012, 14:19
related countries: Philippines Philippines

The Philippines and China accuse each other of further maritime intrusions in disputed waters following a stand-off last week.
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China increases US debt holding

Tuesday, April 17th 2012, 2:32
related countries: United States United States

China increases its holding of US debt for the second month in a row as its foreign exchange reserves continue to rise.
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Cameron set to raise China death

Monday, April 16th 2012, 17:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The death of British businessman Neil Heywood is set to be discussed when UK Prime Minister David Cameron meets a senior Chinese official.
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Iron Man 3 gets Chinese partners

Monday, April 16th 2012, 16:54

The next Iron Man film will be co-produced in China, Disney announces.
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Corruption 'main threat' to China

Monday, April 16th 2012, 13:00

An influential Chinese journal reprints comments from China's premier calling for tougher anti-corruption rules, as a political scandal intensifies.
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US and Philippines in sea drills

Monday, April 16th 2012, 5:39
related countries: Philippines Philippines, United States United States
related places: Beijing, Manila

Joint US-Philippine military exercises get under way in the South China Sea, with Manila locked in a stand-off with Beijing over a disputed shoal.
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Temasek to buy $2.3bn ICBC shares

Monday, April 16th 2012, 2:52
related countries: Singapore Singapore

Singapore's Temasek Holdings agrees a deal to buy $2.3bn worth of Goldman's shares in Industrial and Commercial Bank of China.
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China loosens currency controls

Sunday, April 15th 2012, 13:05

China loosens its currency controls in a move that may spur gains in the value of the yuan.
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Dominant Rosberg wins Chinese GP

Sunday, April 15th 2012, 12:34
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Mercedes' Nico Rosberg wins his first race at the Chinese GP, with Jenson Button second and Lewis Hamilton third for McLaren.
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New twist in Briton's China death

Sunday, April 15th 2012, 9:53

Unconfirmed rumours on the internet about the death of Briton Neil Heywood in China suggest he was poisoned with potassium cyanide.
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UK defends China death response

Saturday, April 14th 2012, 19:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Foreign Office defends itself over its response to the suspected murder of a British businessman in China.
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Rosberg takes landmark first pole

Saturday, April 14th 2012, 7:25
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Mercedes' Nico Rosberg takes his first pole position as he beats Lewis Hamilton to the fastest time in Chinese GP qualifying.
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Schumacher quickest in practice

Friday, April 13th 2012, 7:48
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Mercedes driver Michael Schumacher beats McLaren's Lewis Hamilton to set the fastest time in practice at the Chinese Grand Prix.
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China's growth rate slows to 8.1%

Friday, April 13th 2012, 3:26

China reports weaker-than-expected growth figures for the first three months of the year, hit by a slowdown in foreign sales.
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China scandal widow 'suffering'

Thursday, April 12th 2012, 17:13

The Chinese widow of Briton Neil Heywood says she is too sad to talk publicly yet about her husband's death, which led to the downfall of popular politician Bo Xilai.
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Philippines 'pulls warship back'

Thursday, April 12th 2012, 11:39
related countries: Philippines Philippines

The Philippines sends a second ship to join its largest warship in a stand-off with two Chinese ships, even as both sides commit to diplomacy.
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US tops global clean energy table

Thursday, April 12th 2012, 8:11
related countries: United States United States

The US regains top spot from China as the biggest investor in clean energy in 2011, according to global rankings.
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Hamilton given China grid penalty

Thursday, April 12th 2012, 8:08
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

McLaren's Lewis Hamilton will be given a five-place grid penalty for the Chinese Grand Prix after the team changed his gearbox.
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US watchdog sues China truck firm

Thursday, April 12th 2012, 1:54
related countries: United States United States

US watchdog the Securities and Exchange Commission sues AutoChina and 11 investors over alleged stock manipulation.
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Thriving trade in illegal ivory

Thursday, April 12th 2012, 0:46
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

Tracing the secret trade from Congo to China
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Hail kills three in China storms

Wednesday, April 11th 2012, 17:26

Hailstorms kill three people and injure dozens in China, with large stones damaging hundreds of homes.
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PM welcomes China murder inquiry

Wednesday, April 11th 2012, 14:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

PM David Cameron welcomes an investigation by China into the murder of British businessman Neil Heywood, found dead in the country last year.
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China call amid Bo Xilai fall-out

Wednesday, April 11th 2012, 11:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

China urges support for its dismissal of disgraced leader Bo Xilai, after the linking of his wife to the death of a British man shocked the country.
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China helps BMW hit record sales

Wednesday, April 11th 2012, 10:57
related countries: Germany Germany, United States United States

German carmaker BMW reports record sales for the first quarter of 2012, a period in which it sold more cars in China than in the US for the first time.
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Philippine navy in China impasse

Wednesday, April 11th 2012, 7:47
related countries: Philippines Philippines

The Philippines says its largest warship is engaged in a stand-off with two Chinese surveillance ships in the South China Sea.
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VIDEO: Bo wife suspect in 'murder' case

Tuesday, April 10th 2012, 21:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Chinese authorities are treating the death of a British businessman in China as murder, and have implicated the wife of a prominent politician.
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Bo wife suspect in 'murder' case

Tuesday, April 10th 2012, 18:39

The wife of Bo Xilai, the disgraced politician once tipped as a future Chinese leader, is detained over the suspected murder of a British national.
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China sets out new school bus law

Tuesday, April 10th 2012, 8:53

China's cabinet has published a school bus safety regulation after a series of deadly crashes sparked public anger across the nation.
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China reports mixed trade numbers

Tuesday, April 10th 2012, 6:56

China's trade data for March unveils a mixed picture of growth in the world's second-largest economy.
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China reports mixed trade numbers

Tuesday, April 10th 2012, 6:56

China's trade data for March unveils a mixed picture of growth in the world's second-largest economy.
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China jails land rights lawyer Ni

Tuesday, April 10th 2012, 3:34

Disabled Chinese lawyer and land rights activist Ni Yulan and her husband Dong Jiqin are jailed, a year after they were detained.
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China jails land rights lawyer Ni

Tuesday, April 10th 2012, 3:34

Disabled Chinese lawyer and land rights activist Ni Yulan and her husband Dong Jiqin are jailed, a year after they were detained.
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China creates new rare earth body

Monday, April 9th 2012, 3:21

China sets up a rare earth association in a bid to streamline the sector as it continues to face criticism over its policies.
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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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