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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

Dramatic rescues in China floods

Wednesday, August 18th 2010, 10:41

Mudslides and floods have killed more than 1,500 people across China in recent months and as latest pictures show, even the rescuers themselves are struggling to cope with the force of the water.
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Mass rescue after China landslide

Wednesday, August 18th 2010, 10:38

More than 60 people are rescued in China after a landslide buried their homes as they slept in southern Yunnan province.
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N Korean plane crashes in China

Wednesday, August 18th 2010, 9:25
related countries: North Korea North Korea

A North Korean aircraft, which may be a fighter jet carrying a suspected defector, has crashed in China, according to reports.
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Taiwan parliament inks China pact

Wednesday, August 18th 2010, 4:50
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Taiwan secures parliamentary approval - despite an opposition boycott - for a historic trade deal with China.
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China's weather misery continues

Tuesday, August 17th 2010, 15:06
related places: Longnan, Xinhua

China's state-run news agency Xinhua says 36 people have died and 23 are still missing following storms around the city of Longnan in Gansu Province.
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China's military in 'secret rise'

Tuesday, August 17th 2010, 8:02
related countries: United States United States

The US defence department says China's military is growing in a secretive way, raising the risks of conflict and misunderstandings.
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Amateur spies

Monday, August 16th 2010, 23:16

The unwitting Taiwanese businessmen jailed in China
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Book critical of China PM on sale

Monday, August 16th 2010, 10:42
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

A new book by a Chinese dissident about Premier Wen Jiabao, which challenges his image as a reformist, goes on sale in Hong Kong.
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China AgBank's record share issue

Monday, August 16th 2010, 8:58

Agricultural Bank of China raised a world record $22.1bn (£14.4bn) when it floated its shares last month.
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'Grandpa Wen'

Sunday, August 15th 2010, 23:59

New book asks if Chinese premier is as nice as he seems
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Day of mourning for China landslide dead

Sunday, August 15th 2010, 19:05

China holds a day of mourning for those killed in recent floods and mudslides, as the death toll rises to 1,239.
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Sri Lanka unveils new seaport

Sunday, August 15th 2010, 13:43
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka unveils a new seaport largely funded by China - one in a series of big new post-war infrastructure projects on the island.
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China milk powder 'not tainted'

Sunday, August 15th 2010, 8:56

China's health ministry says an inquiry has found no evidence milk powder produced by a Chinese company caused three infant girls to grow breasts.
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China mourns Gansu landslide dead

Sunday, August 15th 2010, 3:47

China holds a national day of mourning on Sunday for victims of mudslides in the northwest, as the death toll rises to 1,239 people.
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Rescues amid China flood chaos

Saturday, August 14th 2010, 15:05

Torrential rain continues to fall in China, a week after a mudslide engulfed a town in Gansu province killing more than 1000 people.
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Gervais makes The Office in China

Friday, August 13th 2010, 15:22

Comedian and actor Ricky Gervais announces that a Chinese version of hit sitcom The Office is in development.
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China milk causing 'early puberty'

Friday, August 13th 2010, 15:08

China's government is investigating reports that a brand of powdered milk caused infant girls to grow breasts. The allegations have been strongly denied by the firm that makes the product.
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Devastating power of China floodwaters

Friday, August 13th 2010, 9:29

Rain is continuing to disrupt rescue efforts in Zhouqu county, in Gansu province in China, after a landslide on Sunday killed more than 1,100 people. Footage from state television shows the force of the floodwater as a boat is swept under a bridge.
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More landslides in rain-hit China

Friday, August 13th 2010, 9:21

Torrential rain brings landslides to more areas in China, as relief teams in devastated Zhouqu county battle against the bad weather.
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More than 10,000 Chinese set human domino record

Friday, August 13th 2010, 7:49

More than 10,000 people in China's Inner Mongolia set a new world record for human dominoes.
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Chinese 'infant breasts' inquiry

Thursday, August 12th 2010, 18:37

The health ministry in China is investigating reports that a brand of powdered milk caused infant girls to grow breasts.
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Monsoon devastation

Thursday, August 12th 2010, 16:44
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Satellite image shows intensity of monsoon from Pakistan to China
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Rain hampers China rescue effort

Thursday, August 12th 2010, 6:51

Heavy rain in north-west China is disrupting rescue efforts after a huge landslide last week, which killed more than 1,000 people.
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China landslide toll passes 1,000

Wednesday, August 11th 2010, 17:18

The death toll from landslides in north-western China has surged to 1,117 as more rain is forecast in the remote region.
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China scholars warn of arrogance

Wednesday, August 11th 2010, 15:29

China's confidence in its economic development is turning into national arrogance, a group of Chinese scholars warns.
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Rain threat to China rescue bid

Wednesday, August 11th 2010, 13:15

Heavy rain threatens the Chinese county devastated by landslides, as the death toll from the disaster rises to 1,117 people.
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China factory growth slows again

Wednesday, August 11th 2010, 8:49

Chinese industrial growth slowed again in July, adding to recent data that suggest the country's economy is cooling.
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China landslide death toll soars

Tuesday, August 10th 2010, 13:00

More than 700 people are now known to have died in a massive landslide in north-west China.
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China landslide death toll rises

Tuesday, August 10th 2010, 11:43

Authorities in China say more than 700 have died in mudslides.
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China sees slowing import growth

Tuesday, August 10th 2010, 10:37

China's import growth slowed in July, which economists see as a sign that the country's rapid economic expansion is cooling.
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China landslide death toll soars

Tuesday, August 10th 2010, 10:32

More than 700 people are confirmed dead after Saturday's landslides in north-west China, and more than 1,000 are still missing.
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China axes inefficient factories

Tuesday, August 10th 2010, 7:30

China orders more than 2,000 factories to shut by next month because they are wasting too much energy.
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US engineer sold secrets to China

Tuesday, August 10th 2010, 3:56
related countries: India India, United States United States

A US engineer of Indian origin is convicted of selling military secrets about the B-2 bomber to China.
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China landslide death toll jumps

Monday, August 9th 2010, 16:37
related places: Xinhua

The death toll from landslides in north-west China rises to 337, with 1,148 people missing, state-run Xinhua news agency reports.
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China troops blast landslide dam

Monday, August 9th 2010, 15:26

Troops have begun blasting through rubble from a landslide blocking a river in western China, in an attempt to prevent further floods.
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News Corp to trim China TV stake

Monday, August 9th 2010, 11:43

Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation media group is selling a controlling stake in three Chinese television channels.
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China troops blast landslide dam

Monday, August 9th 2010, 10:31

Troops blast a dam made by landslides in western China, releasing trapped river water to reduce the chances of further floods.
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China bank eyes $3.2bn flotation

Monday, August 9th 2010, 5:48

China Everbright Bank says it hopes to raise up to 21.7bn yuan ($3.2bn) in the country's second biggest IPO this year.
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Rescue effort for China landslide

Sunday, August 8th 2010, 21:53

China sends thousands of rescue workers to a remote county where deadly landslides have left more than 1,400 people dead or missing.
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Dozens killed in China landslides

Sunday, August 8th 2010, 14:44

Landslides and floods engulf a town in north-west China, killing at least 127 people and leaving nearly 1,300 missing, state media say.
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Lebanese crafts 'struggle' to survive

Sunday, August 8th 2010, 6:00
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Lebanese craft workers are facing competition from cheaper importers including China, with many struggling to survive.
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China media 'vulgar and kitsch'

Friday, August 6th 2010, 18:12

China's culture minister blasts the country's broadcasters and publishers, saying much of what they produce is vulgar and kitsch.
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China Foxconn confirms new death

Friday, August 6th 2010, 5:30

China's Foxconn factory confirms the death of a female factory worker this week, making a total of 13 deaths this year.
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China demand lifts Rio's profits

Thursday, August 5th 2010, 10:44

Rio Tinto's profits for the January to June period reach a record high, fuelled by Chinese demand for its iron ore.
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Man held over China school attack

Wednesday, August 4th 2010, 12:57

A 26-year-old man is arrested in China following a knife attack at a school in which at least three children were killed.
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Liverpool consider 'several' bids

Monday, August 2nd 2010, 16:53

Chinese businessman Kenny Huang is one of "several" candidates who have submitted a bid to buy Liverpool, BBC Sport understands.
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Liverpool consider 'several' bids

Monday, August 2nd 2010, 16:53

Chinese businessman Kenny Huang is one of "several" candidates who have submitted a bid to buy Liverpool, BBC Sport understands.
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Tractor rampage in China kills 11

Monday, August 2nd 2010, 10:15

A drunken man driving a tractor has killed 11 and injured many more in a rampage through a northern province of China.
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Tractor rampage in China kills 11

Monday, August 2nd 2010, 10:15

A drunken man driving a tractor has killed 11 and injured many more in a rampage through a northern province of China.
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Anger at Cantonese language switch

Monday, August 2nd 2010, 3:12
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong
related places: Guangzhou

Protests against a proposal which Cantonese speakers see as damaging to their language have spread from Guangzhou, in southern China, to Hong Kong.
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Anger at Cantonese language switch

Monday, August 2nd 2010, 3:12
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong
related places: Guangzhou

Protests against a proposal which Cantonese speakers see as damaging to their language have spread from Guangzhou, in southern China, to Hong Kong.
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China manufacturing output slows

Sunday, August 1st 2010, 9:58

Chinese manufacturing output grew at its slowest rate for 17 months in July, as the government continues efforts to rein in rapid economic growth.
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China manufacturing output slows

Sunday, August 1st 2010, 9:58

Chinese manufacturing output grew at its slowest rate for 17 months in July, as the government continues efforts to rein in rapid economic growth.
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China mine explosion 'kills 15'

Saturday, July 31st 2010, 2:48

At least 15 people die at a mine in northern China, as a suspected explosives store blows up.
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China mine explosion 'kills 15'

Saturday, July 31st 2010, 2:48

At least 15 people die at a mine in northern China, as a suspected explosives store blows up.
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Grim task of China oil clean-up

Friday, July 30th 2010, 11:49

China is struggling with an arduous clean up after the country's worst oil spill, with grim conditions for those involved.
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Grim task of China oil clean-up

Friday, July 30th 2010, 11:49

China is struggling with an arduous clean up after the country's worst oil spill, with grim conditions for those involved.
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China river hunt for toxic drums

Friday, July 30th 2010, 11:30

Search teams in north-east China are still searching for thousands of barrels of toxic chemicals washed into a major river by flooding.
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China river hunt for toxic drums

Friday, July 30th 2010, 11:30

Search teams in north-east China are still searching for thousands of barrels of toxic chemicals washed into a major river by flooding.
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China allows IMF report release

Thursday, July 29th 2010, 14:54

China allows the publication of an International Monetary Fund staff report on its economy for the first time since 2006.
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China allows IMF report release

Thursday, July 29th 2010, 14:54

China allows the publication of an International Monetary Fund staff report on its economy for the first time since 2006.
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China agrees Guinea mining deal

Thursday, July 29th 2010, 13:02
related countries: Guinea Guinea

Mining giant Rio Tinto completes a deal with Chinese firm Chalco to enter a joint venture in West Africa.
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China agrees Guinea mining deal

Thursday, July 29th 2010, 13:02
related countries: Guinea Guinea

Mining giant Rio Tinto completes a deal with Chinese firm Chalco to enter a joint venture in West Africa.
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Chemicals washed into China river

Thursday, July 29th 2010, 13:00

Rescue teams in north-east China are working to retrieve 3,000 barrels of chemicals washed into a major river, state media say.
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Chemicals washed into China river

Thursday, July 29th 2010, 13:00

Rescue teams in north-east China are working to retrieve 3,000 barrels of chemicals washed into a major river, state media say.
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China: Worst floods in a decade

Wednesday, July 28th 2010, 15:40

Amid the worst floods in China for a decade, at least 20 people are missing in Sichuan province where heavy rain triggered a landslide which buried almost 60 houses.
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China: Worst floods in a decade

Wednesday, July 28th 2010, 15:40

Amid the worst floods in China for a decade, at least 20 people are missing in Sichuan province where heavy rain triggered a landslide which buried almost 60 houses.
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Town trapped in flood-hit China

Wednesday, July 28th 2010, 13:26

Flooding in China continues to cause chaos, with 30,000 people trapped in one town and explosive chemicals washed into a major river.
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Blast hits China plastics factory

Wednesday, July 28th 2010, 9:37
related places: Nanjing

At least five people are killed and dozens injured in an explosion at an abandoned plastics factory in the Chinese city of Nanjing.
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China sales drive Peugeot profit

Wednesday, July 28th 2010, 7:01
related countries: France France

French car giant Peugeot Citroen reports a return to profit in the first half of the year, driven by strong demand in China.
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Iran sanctions hit Chinese trade

Wednesday, July 28th 2010, 6:44
related countries: Iran Iran

Despite a trading history that goes back centuries, China has reluctantly backed UN sanctions against Iran in light of its nuclear programme.
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Dozens missing in China landslide

Tuesday, July 27th 2010, 21:52

Dozens more people are reported dead or missing as the worst torrential rain in decades continues to wreak havoc in China.
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China Gorges flooding set to peak

Tuesday, July 27th 2010, 14:23

Officials in China say floodwaters which have left some 1,250 people dead or missing are expected to peak within the next day.
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Hunt for 600-year-old China ship

Monday, July 26th 2010, 12:37
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Chinese archaeologists are due to begin searching for the remains of a Chinese ship believed to have sunk off the Kenyan coast 600 years ago.
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Chinese floods worst in 12 years

Sunday, July 25th 2010, 15:21

Chinese authorities say more rain is due in some of the areas hit by the worst floods in 12 years.
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China PM makes new flood warning

Saturday, July 24th 2010, 14:21

Large parts of south and central China, already been ravaged by floods, face even worse deluges, Premier Wen Jiabao warns.
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Typhoon kills two in China

Friday, July 23rd 2010, 11:34

Two people were killed as Typhoon Chanthu reached China's Guangdong province on Thursday.
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Friday, July 23rd 2010, 10:14
related places: Baidu

Chinese search engine Baidu has a "plausible" case against its domain register after it was attacked by hackers, a judge rules.
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China 'reviews execution policy'

Friday, July 23rd 2010, 8:23

China is considering a review of the number of crimes which carry the death penalty, reports in a liberal newspaper suggest.
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China 'main source of EU fakes'

Thursday, July 22nd 2010, 16:20

An EU report says 64% of fake or pirated goods seized in the 27-nation bloc last year came from China - a 10% increase on 2008.
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China accused over Tibet unrest

Thursday, July 22nd 2010, 12:02

Chinese security forces used both brutal beatings and lethal force against protesters during unrest in Tibet in 2008, a rights group says.
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China vote-buying 'costing more'

Thursday, July 22nd 2010, 6:40

The cost of buying a vote in China's village elections has increased by up to 100 times, an official newspaper reports.
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China police 'beat boss's wife'

Wednesday, July 21st 2010, 15:00

Three police officers in China are disciplined after beating up an official's wife thinking she was a local petitioner.
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China oil pollution worries grow

Wednesday, July 21st 2010, 14:33

Pollution worries and fears of a disruption to oil supplies increase after a large pipeline blast in eastern China.
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Hundreds die in China floods

Tuesday, July 20th 2010, 21:57

Chinese authorities are battling floods and landslides which have left hundreds dead and forced thousands of people from their homes.
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China is 'number one energy user'

Tuesday, July 20th 2010, 17:54
related countries: United States United States

China overtakes the United States to become the world's biggest energy consumer for the first time, a new report says.
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