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Tibet teen dies in China protest

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 6:21

A young Tibetan teenager burns himself to death in China, rights groups say, becoming the third such reported case this week.
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Senate votes to keep China duties

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 1:40
related countries: United States United States, Vietnam Vietnam
related places: Washington

The US Senate votes to uphold Washington's ability to impose duties on subsidised goods from China and Vietnam.
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VIDEO: 'Beaten up for land' in communist China

Monday, March 5th 2012, 14:00

Damian Grammaticas reports on one man's story of alleged bullying and corruption by local Communist Party officials and the police.
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Tate buys Ai Weiwei's seeds work

Monday, March 5th 2012, 13:16

Tate Modern buys part of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei's sunflower seeds installation with plans to display it in a conical structure.
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Tibetan women in self-immolation

Monday, March 5th 2012, 12:56
related places: Beijing

Two Tibetan women have died in separate incidents of self-immolation in Western China, Tibetan rights activists and exiles say.
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VIDEO: China's investment in Ghana is 'very welcome'

Monday, March 5th 2012, 11:53
related countries: Ghana Ghana

Ghanaian presidential candidate Nana Akufo-Addo tells HARDtalk why he believes the Chinese have a healthy interest in Ghana.
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China begins parliament session

Monday, March 5th 2012, 9:15
related places: Beijing

China's premier opens the last parliament session before a leadership change with a wide-ranging speech on the economy, land rights and the military.
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China faces to watch

Monday, March 5th 2012, 1:03

Get to know China's next generation of leaders
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China protest village elects head

Saturday, March 3rd 2012, 15:45
related places: Wukan

Thousands turn out to elect a new leader for a Chinese village that staged a high-profile revolt over perceived local corruption.
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US 'busts major smuggling rings'

Saturday, March 3rd 2012, 0:23
related countries: Philippines Philippines, United States United States, Taiwan Taiwan

The US authorities say they have smashed several major smuggling rings bringing fake goods to the US from China, Taiwan and the Philippines.
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China cities 'will miss air mark'

Friday, March 2nd 2012, 9:46

Two-thirds of China's cities will fail to meet new air quality standards, a senior Chinese environment official says.
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VIDEO: Elections in China protest village

Thursday, March 1st 2012, 22:33

Elections are due to take place in a village in southern China where protests took place 3 months ago
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Tibet grip tightens for congress

Thursday, March 1st 2012, 8:46

Tibet's Communist Party chief orders tight control over the internet and mobile phones ahead of the annual Chinese parliamentary session.
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China, Manila trade words on sea

Thursday, March 1st 2012, 7:45
related countries: Philippines Philippines

China and the Philippines trade barbs amid a rumbling row over exploration in disputed areas in the South China Sea.
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Chinese manufacturing sees growth

Thursday, March 1st 2012, 3:54

China's manufacturing expanded in February, a survey suggests, easing concerns about a slowdown in its economy.
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VIDEO: Anger over China bear bile farms

Thursday, March 1st 2012, 3:40

Animal welfare groups are stepping up their efforts to stop bears being farmed for their bile, a popular ingredient in traditional Chinese medicine.
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Anger over China's bear bile farms

Thursday, March 1st 2012, 1:29

Anger in China over bears milked for medicine
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Syria 'humanitarian' vote pressed

Wednesday, February 29th 2012, 12:56
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Beijing

A new resolution is being drawn up at the United Nations to focus on humanitarian aid for Syria, in the hope both China and Russia will give support.
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Chinese duo held for bridge theft

Wednesday, February 29th 2012, 8:50

Two men are arrested in China on suspicion of stealing a 17.5m-long historic, century-old bridge, Chinese media reports.
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Twelve dead in Xinjiang violence

Wednesday, February 29th 2012, 5:12
related places: Xinjiang

Chinese state media says 12 people have died in riots near the city of Kashgar in Xinjiang province, a region hit by riots in 2009.
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China plant blast leaves 13 dead

Tuesday, February 28th 2012, 9:21
related places: Hebei

An explosion occurs at a chemical factory in China's Hebei province, killing at least 13 people and injuring many more.
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Could Africa save China's tigers?

Tuesday, February 28th 2012, 9:10

Endangered tigers transported thousands of miles
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Japan seeks stronger coast guard

Tuesday, February 28th 2012, 6:12
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's cabinet approves bills to enhance coast guard powers, amid rumbling maritime disputes with China.
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S Korea in resolution on refugees

Tuesday, February 28th 2012, 3:53
related countries: North Korea North Korea

South Korea's parliament passes a resolution demanding that China stops the repatriation of North Korean refugees.
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Monday, February 27th 2012, 23:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The severe winters experienced in the UK and other areas of Europe, North America and China in the past few years could be linked to the melting of Arctic sea ice.
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China architect wins top accolade

Monday, February 27th 2012, 19:47

Chinese architect Wang Shu has won this year's Pritzker Architecture Prize - the first Chinese citizen to be selected, the jury announced.
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China to reform one-child slogans

Monday, February 27th 2012, 18:33

China is to overhaul the sometimes threatening slogans used to enforce its one-child policy, the authorities announce.
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China 'needs free-market reforms'

Monday, February 27th 2012, 10:52

China needs to embrace fundamental free-market reforms if its economy is to continue to grow at its current pace, says the World Bank.
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China condemns US Syria critique

Monday, February 27th 2012, 8:20
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Beijing

China hits out at US criticism over Syria, with the official Communist Party newspaper describes it as "super arrogant".
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UAE tries to tempt Chinese tourists

Sunday, February 26th 2012, 16:56

Spreading the word about holidays in the Gulf
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'Chinese' bombard Obama webpage

Saturday, February 25th 2012, 20:13

President Obama's 2012 election campaign page on Google+ is flooded with messages in Chinese after local restrictions are removed.
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Chinese official warns Tibetans

Friday, February 24th 2012, 13:10

A Communist Party official warns Tibetans in an area at the centre of recent anti-China protests to oppose separatism and obey the law.
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China debates death for fraud

Friday, February 24th 2012, 1:44

Debate over sentence for Chinese entrepreneur
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Apple wins iPad dispute in China

Thursday, February 23rd 2012, 15:56

Apple can for now continue to sell the iPad tablet in Shanghai after a court ruling over naming rights is suspended on Thursday.
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US and N Korea in nuclear talks

Thursday, February 23rd 2012, 2:41
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States
related places: Beijing, Pyongyang

US and North Korean officials are meeting in Beijing for the first talks on Pyongyang's nuclear programme since the death of Kim Jong-il.
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South Sudan expels oil firm boss

Wednesday, February 22nd 2012, 18:50
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia, Sudan Sudan
related places: Khartoum

South Sudan expels the head of a Chinese and Malaysian-owned oil firm following its investigation into Khartoum's "theft" of oil worth $815m (£518m).
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VIDEO: Apple iPad hearing begins in China

Wednesday, February 22nd 2012, 18:26

A Chinese company is fighting Apple Inc over its use of the iPad trademark in China.
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China upset over Japan comments

Wednesday, February 22nd 2012, 14:38
related countries: Japan Japan

China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs lodges an official complaint with Japan after a politician claimed the Nanjing Massacre of 1937-38 never occurred.
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Share surge for Alibaba.com

Wednesday, February 22nd 2012, 8:54

Shares in popular Chinese e-commerce site Alibaba.com rise 43% after its parent group announces plans to take the firm private.
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S Korea urges China on refugees

Wednesday, February 22nd 2012, 5:32
related countries: North Korea North Korea

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak asks China to deal with North Korean refugees "in accordance with international rules".
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VIDEO: Inside Apple's factory in China

Tuesday, February 21st 2012, 21:49

ABC presenter Bill Weir has been granted exclusive access to a factory in China run by Foxconn, one of the biggest suppliers for software giant Apple.
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China carmaker opens Europe plant

Tuesday, February 21st 2012, 21:44

Great Wall Motor becomes the first Chinese carmaker to open an assembly plant in Europe as it aims to lift sales in the region.
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Chinese fossil forest unearthed

Tuesday, February 21st 2012, 16:54

Researchers discover a forest in northern China that was preserved in volcanic ash following an eruption 300,000 years ago.
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Countries oppose CO2 tax on jets

Tuesday, February 21st 2012, 13:54
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Moscow

China, the US and other countries opposed to a new EU carbon tax on airlines meet in Moscow to consider possible retaliation.
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Alibaba profits hit by export dip

Tuesday, February 21st 2012, 11:52

Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba sees a fall in fourth-quarter profits, the first in two years as the world economic downturn hits exports.
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China steel plant blast kills 13

Tuesday, February 21st 2012, 7:06

An explosion at a major steel factory in north-eastern China has killed 13 people and injured another 17, says a company official.
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Foreign reporters warned in China

Monday, February 20th 2012, 17:05

The Foreign Correspondents Club in China warns its members after three employees of European media companies were attacked last week.
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West 'stirring Syria civil war'

Monday, February 20th 2012, 13:58
related countries: Syria Syria

The West is stirring civil war in Syria, says an editorial in the People's Daily, the official newspaper of the Chinese Communist Party.
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China agrees to foreign film deal

Monday, February 20th 2012, 13:26

China agrees to ease restrictions on the number of foreign films shown there and to increase the amount studios can make from ticket sales.
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Japan lodges China marine protest

Monday, February 20th 2012, 9:29
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan lodges a diplomatic protest with China after its coastguards were blocked from conducting a marine survey in disputed waters, officials say.
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Monday, February 20th 2012, 3:43
related countries: Ireland Ireland

The man tipped to become China's future leader, Vice-President Xi Jinping, is making a three-day visit to the Irish Republic with the focus on trade.
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China moves to boost bank lending

Monday, February 20th 2012, 3:19

China's central bank cuts the amount of money banks must keep in reserve, in an effort to boost lending and sustain economic growth.
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Japan and China pledge euro help

Monday, February 20th 2012, 3:14
related countries: Japan Japan

Leaders in Japan and China say they will help the eurozone solve its debt crisis through the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
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In pictures: China's Xi in Ireland

Sunday, February 19th 2012, 22:29
related countries: Ireland Ireland

China's Xi tries Irish sports and coffee in three-day visit
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China's Xi in Ireland for talks

Sunday, February 19th 2012, 21:06
related countries: Ireland Ireland

The man tipped to become China's future leader, Vice-President Xi Jinping, makes a three-day visit to the Irish Republic with the focus on trade.
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Syrian troops 'fire on mourners'

Saturday, February 18th 2012, 14:43
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

Syrian troops fire on a crowd of mourners in Damascus, reportedly killing one, as a visiting Chinese envoy urges all sides to refrain from violence.
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Deportation for tortoise eaters

Saturday, February 18th 2012, 14:29
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Four Chinese nationals face deportation from Zimbabwe after they are arrested for killing and eating rare tortoises, officials say.
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China urges end to Syria violence

Saturday, February 18th 2012, 10:46
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

A Chinese envoy visiting Syria calls on all sides in the country to end violence, amid talks with President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus.
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Xi Jinping on last leg of US trip

Friday, February 17th 2012, 23:11
related countries: United States United States
related places: California

China's Vice-President Xi Jinping is in California, on the last leg of his US visit, for business talks and perhaps a basketball game.
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Chinese envoy in Syria for talks

Friday, February 17th 2012, 22:36
related countries: Syria Syria

A senior Chinese envoy visits the Syrian capital Damascus in the hope of mediating in the crisis as bloodshed continues.
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VIDEO: Deaths in Syria after Friday prayers

Friday, February 17th 2012, 21:48
related countries: Syria Syria

A senior Chinese official is visiting Syria as the violent crackdown against opposition groups continues.
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Dozens held in China land protest

Friday, February 17th 2012, 12:35

Dozens of villagers in eastern China are detained following protests against alleged land grabs by local officials, state media report.
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UN assembly adopts Syria motion

Friday, February 17th 2012, 10:09
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

A resolution condemning human rights violations in Syria and calling for President Assad to stand down is passed by the UN General Assembly.
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Advertising boosts Baidu profits

Friday, February 17th 2012, 2:45
related places: Baidu

China's largest search engine, Baidu, reports a 77% surge in profit between October to December as advertising revenue grows.
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Chinese and American leaders stick to script

Thursday, February 16th 2012, 7:32
related countries: United States United States

Obama and Xi aim for tough but friendly diplomacy
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Top China football referee jailed

Thursday, February 16th 2012, 5:56

Lu Jun, the man who was once China's top football referee, is sentenced to five-and-a-half years in jail for taking bribes to fix matches.
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Xi calls for 'deep' US-China ties

Wednesday, February 15th 2012, 21:50
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

Chinese Vice-President Xi Jinping calls for deeper "strategic trust" in a speech to business leaders in Washington, on the second full day of his US visit.
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New Zealand halts China farm sale

Wednesday, February 15th 2012, 8:40
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

A New Zealand court blocks a move by the government to allow Chinese investors to buy farms in the country.
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Law official to run Tibetan area

Wednesday, February 15th 2012, 8:33
related places: Aba

China appoints a career legal official as Communist Party secretary of Aba prefecture in Sichuan province, amid increasing protests in the Tibetan area.
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Obama talks tough on China trade

Wednesday, February 15th 2012, 2:27
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama says China needs to follow fair trade practices as it plays an increasingly important global role.
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China's Xi defends rights record

Wednesday, February 15th 2012, 2:13
related countries: United States United States

China's leader-in-waiting, Xi Jinping, defends his country's record on human rights, at the start of a week-long visit to the United States.
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Obama hosts China's heir apparent

Wednesday, February 15th 2012, 1:51
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama presses China's leader-in-waiting, Xi Jinping, on trade and human rights, as he welcomes him to the White House.
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'No Chinese protection' for Syria

Tuesday, February 14th 2012, 22:23
related countries: Syria Syria

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao says his country will "absolutely not protect any party" in the conflict in Syria, despite the veto of a UN resolution.
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China court to review Wu sentence

Tuesday, February 14th 2012, 17:41

China's Supreme Court says it will review a controversial death sentence handed down on fraud charges "with caution", after a public outcry.
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China vows eurozone co-operation

Tuesday, February 14th 2012, 15:25
related places: Beijing

China vows to help resolve the eurozone debt crisis, during talks with the EU in Beijing, but falls short of pledging investment in a bailout fund.
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Who is Xi Jinping?

Tuesday, February 14th 2012, 13:41

What do we know about the man in line to be China's next leader?
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Apple in China iPad name dispute

Tuesday, February 14th 2012, 12:37

A dispute over the ownership of the iPad name could have repercussions for sales beyond China.
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New Tibet case of self-immolation

Tuesday, February 14th 2012, 9:12

Another monk has set himself on fire in south-western China - the fifth such reported case this month, rights groups say.
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China to limit foreign TV shows

Tuesday, February 14th 2012, 6:04

China's top broadcasting regulator announces that foreign TV shows will no longer be aired during prime time, state media report.
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Brazil seeks more access to China

Tuesday, February 14th 2012, 3:35
related places: Beijing

Brazil wants China to allow more of its manufactured goods to be exported to Beijing in a bid to balance trade between the two.
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VIDEO: Xi Jinping: China's next leader?

Monday, February 13th 2012, 23:14
related countries: United States United States

Damian Grammaticas looks at Chinese vice president Xi Jinping, who has just arrived in the US where he will meet President Obama.
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US and N Korea plan nuclear talks

Monday, February 13th 2012, 18:49
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States
related places: Beijing, Pyongyang, Washington

US and North Korean officials will meet in Beijing on 23 February to discuss Pyongyang's controversial nuclear programme, Washington says.
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Hackers down Microsoft India site

Monday, February 13th 2012, 16:10

A Chinese group calling itself the Evil Shadow Team says it was they who forced the closure of Microsoft India's retail website.
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Ram and deer 'to marry' in China

Monday, February 13th 2012, 9:30

A ram and a deer are set to be married at a zoo in south-western China on Valentine's Day, state-run media report.
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China 'confirms' Tibet nun death

Monday, February 13th 2012, 6:43

A Tibetan nun is confirmed dead after setting herself alight in south-western China, officials say, in the latest apparent protest against rule from Beijing.
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Web fuels NK leader death rumour

Friday, February 10th 2012, 23:32
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Twitter users pick up rumours, started in China, that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been assassinated.
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VIDEO: China investigating police chief

Friday, February 10th 2012, 16:43
related countries: United States United States

Chinese authorities say they are investigating after one of the country's top police chiefs spent a day at a US consulate, state media reports.
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China dissident jailed over poem

Friday, February 10th 2012, 11:11

A court in eastern China has sentenced dissident writer Zhu Yufu to seven years in jail for inciting subversion, rights groups say.
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China's exports and imports fall

Friday, February 10th 2012, 7:39

China's exports and imports fell in January, raising fresh concerns about the impact of a global economic slowdown on its economy.
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China media: Xi and Harper

Friday, February 10th 2012, 5:51
related countries: United States United States
related places: Harper

Morning newspaper round-up: preview coverage on Xi Jinping's US trip is gearing up, as Stephen Harper enjoys some Chinese cuisine.
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China and Canada boost trade ties

Friday, February 10th 2012, 1:29
related countries: Canada Canada

Canada and China reach government deals in uranium exports and other sectors, as the two countries deepen trade ties.
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China lock-down seals off Tibetan unrest

Friday, February 10th 2012, 0:53

China seals off Tibetan protest communities
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China investigating police chief

Thursday, February 9th 2012, 17:35
related countries: United States United States

Chinese authorities are investigating after a top police chief spent a day at the US consulate, state media says, amid rumours he sought asylum.
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China sacks officials in Tibet

Thursday, February 9th 2012, 13:08

The Chinese Communist Party chief in Tibet sacks four officials for "endangering stability" in the region, state-media report.
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China policeman mystery deepens

Thursday, February 9th 2012, 5:33
related countries: United States United States

The mystery over a top Chinese police chief deepens as the US confirms he visited its consulate - but China says it was "resolved smoothly".
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China's inflation rate up to 4.5%

Thursday, February 9th 2012, 3:23

China's rate of inflation accelerated to 4.5% in January after consumers increased their spending around Chinese New Year.
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Singapore warns US on China talk

Thursday, February 9th 2012, 2:11
related countries: Singapore Singapore, United States United States

Singapore's foreign minister, visiting Washington DC, warns the US that anti-China election rhetoric could spark reaction.
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Rumours over top China policeman

Wednesday, February 8th 2012, 20:49

A top Chinese policeman in charge of a major crackdown on organised crime goes on leave, amid rumours of an investigation and a bid for asylum.
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Surge in anti-China sentiment in Hong Kong

Wednesday, February 8th 2012, 10:28
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Why anti-mainland sentiment is simmering in Hong Kong
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