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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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China alert after Yangtze spill

Wednesday, February 8th 2012, 9:12
related places: Beijing

Authorities are on alert after a chemical leak from a cargo ship polluted the Yangtze River, state-run media report.
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Canada PM in China to discuss oil

Wednesday, February 8th 2012, 2:27
related countries: Canada Canada

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper visits China for talks focussing on oil sales, energy and other economic ties.
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Chinese workers released in Sudan

Tuesday, February 7th 2012, 13:51
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Sudan Sudan

A group of Chinese workers kidnapped by rebels in Sudan last month has been freed and flown to Kenya, officials from both countries say.
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VIDEO: Giant baby born to Chinese couple

Tuesday, February 7th 2012, 11:34

Chinese state media has reported the birth of a baby of just over 7kg (15lb 8oz), making him what could be the heaviest birthweight baby on record in the country.
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China worker found dead in Sudan

Tuesday, February 7th 2012, 9:30
related countries: Sudan Sudan

The body of a Chinese worker who fled a camp in Sudan when rebels attacked has been found, says China, while 29 kidnapped workers are still missing.
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China drives growth for KFC owner

Tuesday, February 7th 2012, 3:10

The owner of restaurant brands KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell reports another set of strong figures, helped by growth in China.
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Citi to launch China credit cards

Tuesday, February 7th 2012, 1:15

The Chinese unit of Citigroup wins approval to launch credit cards in China, the first non-Asian bank to do so.
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Euro crisis 'could damage China'

Monday, February 6th 2012, 10:27

A eurozone recession could almost halve Chinese growth this year, according to a report by the International Monetary Fund.
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In pictures: Chinese mark Lantern Festival

Monday, February 6th 2012, 9:59

Images from celebrations marking the end of Chinese new year
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Beijing defends Syria veto at UN

Monday, February 6th 2012, 5:01
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Beijing

Chinese state media defend Beijing's veto of a UN resolution condemning Syria's violent crackdown on protesters, as violence continues across the country.
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China in EU carbon scheme 'ban'

Monday, February 6th 2012, 4:24

China tells its airlines not to pay charges to the EU's Emissions Trading Scheme, aimed at cutting carbon emissions.
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US anger at Syria veto 'travesty'

Sunday, February 5th 2012, 20:35
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria, United States United States

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton deplores as a 'travesty' Russia and China's veto of a UN resolution condemning Syria's violent crackdown on protesters.
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Three Tibetans 'in fire protest'

Sunday, February 5th 2012, 12:54
related places: Beijing

Three Tibetans set fire to themselves in south-west China in an anti-Beijing protest, reports say, meaning 19 people have now self-immolated in a year.
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Syrian veto a 'licence to kill'

Sunday, February 5th 2012, 12:06
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

Syria's government has been handed a "licence to kill" by Russia and China, opposition activists say, after the countries blocked a draft UN resolution.
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Syria veto a mistake, says Hague

Sunday, February 5th 2012, 11:27
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK Foreign Secretary William Hague says China and Russia will be "held responsible" for violence in Syria after vetoing a UN resolution condemning government repression.
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VIDEO: Angry reaction to UN Syria veto

Sunday, February 5th 2012, 9:11
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has described as a "travesty" Russia and China's veto of a UN resolution condemning Syria's crackdown against anti-government protesters.
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West deplores UN Syria vote veto

Sunday, February 5th 2012, 7:17
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

Western nations deplore the vetoing by Russia and China of a UN resolution condemning the crackdown in Syria, as dozens are killed in Homs.
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Resolution on Syria vetoed at UN

Saturday, February 4th 2012, 21:44
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

Russia and China veto an Arab and Western-backed UN resolution condemning the violent crackdown in Syria, hours after scores are killed in Homs.
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Oil spurs Canadian PM China visit

Saturday, February 4th 2012, 3:03
related countries: Canada Canada

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper will visit China next week to discuss the future of Canada's oil products.
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Uganda signs oil production deal

Friday, February 3rd 2012, 13:06
related countries: France France, Uganda Uganda, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Oil production is set to start in Uganda after a deal is signed between the government and London-based Tullow oil, which also draws in Chinese and French firms.
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Friday, February 3rd 2012, 6:54
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

The Chinese government keeps a tight control on the publishing and importation of books, especially those on what it deems sensitive subjects. But in Taiwan, the trade in Chinese language books is thriving.
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China 'considering' eurozone help

Thursday, February 2nd 2012, 13:57
related countries: Germany Germany, Iran Iran, Syria Syria
related places: Beijing

Premier Wen Jiabao says Beijing is "considering" contributing to European rescue funds, during a visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
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China box office tipped to surge

Thursday, February 2nd 2012, 4:14

China's box office takings surged 29% to $2.1bn in 2011 and are forecast to rise by around 20% this year, new figures show.
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Chinese workers in Egypt released

Wednesday, February 1st 2012, 10:14
related countries: Egypt Egypt

A group of 25 Chinese workers kidnapped by Bedouin tribesmen in the north of Egypt's Sinai peninsula have been freed, officials say.
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HK ad calls mainlanders 'locusts'

Wednesday, February 1st 2012, 7:40
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

A group of Hong Kong residents fund an advert in a newspaper calling Chinese mainlanders "locusts", amid tensions in the city.
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VIDEO: Chinese workers abducted by Bedouin

Wednesday, February 1st 2012, 4:35
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Bedouin tribesmen in Egypt's Sinai peninsula have kidnapped 25 Chinese workers on their way to work.
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China data shows slowing demand

Wednesday, February 1st 2012, 4:14

The demand for Chinese exports falls as global economic uncertainty continues to hurt consumer confidence.
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China 'subsidising' part makers

Wednesday, February 1st 2012, 2:15
related countries: United States United States

A US trade group accuses China of providing "illegal" subsidies to car part manufacturers, a practise it says is hurting US firms.
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Chinese workers seized in Egypt

Tuesday, January 31st 2012, 17:42
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Bedouin tribesmen have kidnapped 25 Chinese workers in Egypt's Sinai peninsula to press for the release of five jailed relatives, officials say.
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China steps up security in Tibet

Tuesday, January 31st 2012, 7:43

A senior Chinese official orders tighter security in Tibetan Buddhist monasteries and main roads following deadly protests in Sichuan.
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Chinese to seek workers' release

Tuesday, January 31st 2012, 6:29
related countries: Sudan Sudan

China has sent a team of officials to Sudan to secure the release of 29 Chinese workers held by rebels in South Kordofan, its foreign ministry says.
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Seven held in China cadmium spill

Tuesday, January 31st 2012, 2:40

Seven chemical company officials are detained over industrial waste that polluted a river in China's southern Guangxi region, state media reports.
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Policeman who became a pole-dancer

Tuesday, January 31st 2012, 0:19

Chinese police officer makes startling career change
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China loses WTO appeal on exports

Monday, January 30th 2012, 20:18

The World Trade Organization's appeals panel upholds a ruling that China broke trade rules by restricting exports of some raw materials.
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China doubts Sudan workers freed

Monday, January 30th 2012, 11:41
related countries: Sudan Sudan

The fate of 29 Chinese workers kidnapped in Sudan is unclear after Chinese officials are quoted casting doubts on reports that some have been freed.
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Chinese held by Sudanese rebels

Sunday, January 29th 2012, 10:20
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Some 29 Chinese construction workers are being held by rebels in Sudan's volatile South Kordofan region.
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African Union opens new $200m HQ

Saturday, January 28th 2012, 15:55
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia
related places: Addis Ababa

The African Union inaugurates its newly built Chinese-funded headquarters in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.
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Tibetan 'dies in Sichuan unrest'

Friday, January 27th 2012, 16:11

Chinese security forces have shot dead a young Tibetan in Sichuan province, campaign groups say, in what would be the third such killing this week.
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Davos 2012: Where to invest this year?

Friday, January 27th 2012, 14:03
related countries: Brazil Brazil, India India, Russia Russia, United States United States

Where to invest: Russia, India, Brazil, China, US, Middle East? Hear the tips of some of the world's top investors at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
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Davos 2012: Who's afraid of China?

Thursday, January 26th 2012, 13:48

China looms large in the global economy, but will the world be able to overcome its fears over Chinese power?
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China confirms second Tibet clash

Wednesday, January 25th 2012, 9:13
related countries: United States United States

China confirms a Tibetan was shot dead in Sichuan province, the second violent clash with security forces this week.
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Conoco reaches spill payout deal

Wednesday, January 25th 2012, 8:03

Conoco Phillips and China National Offshore Oil Corporation agree a compensation deal for the oil spill at their field in China.
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US unit to probe 'unfair trade'

Wednesday, January 25th 2012, 5:14
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama announces a new trade enforcement unit to investigate unfair practices in countries such as China.
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Hymn to the birds and trees

Wednesday, January 25th 2012, 0:56

Why might you send English leaves back to China?
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The story behind Chinese war epic The Flowers of War

Tuesday, January 24th 2012, 22:07

The story that inspired China war epic The Flowers of War
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China blasts Tibet clash 'hype'

Tuesday, January 24th 2012, 8:47

China is accusing Tibet activists of 'distorting truth' over a reported clash in Sichuan province that killed at least one man.
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China's Xi to visit White House

Tuesday, January 24th 2012, 3:31

Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping has a Valentine's Day meeting with President Barack Obama in Washington DC, says a White House statement.
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VIDEO: China 'a textbook golden age'

Monday, January 23rd 2012, 22:32

For the Chinese community across the world, today is the beginning of the New Year festival, but how will China fare in the year of the dragon?
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Tibetan killed in China protest

Monday, January 23rd 2012, 20:04

Chinese police open fire on ethnic Tibetan protesters in Sichuan province, killing one man and injuring scores, Tibetan activists say.
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Why do we give food meaning?

Monday, January 23rd 2012, 10:32

What's the hidden meaning behind Chinese dishes?
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Beijing ushers in smoggy New Year

Monday, January 23rd 2012, 9:26

Fireworks unleashed sound and colour across China at the start of the Lunar New Year, but also something else - pollution.
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VIDEO: Warren Buffett sings on China TV

Monday, January 23rd 2012, 6:46
related countries: United States United States

US billionaire investor Warren Buffett recorded a performance for China's Spring Festival Gala, a five-hour variety show on CCTV.
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Suicide blast kills China family

Monday, January 23rd 2012, 6:34

Five people were killed in China when a man set off explosives strapped to his body during a New Year family meal over a land row, state media said.
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VIDEO: China's likely dragon baby boom

Monday, January 23rd 2012, 2:29

Many couples in China are keen to have a baby in the auspicious Year of the Dragon - but could this put public services under pressure?
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VIDEO: China welcomes Year of the Dragon

Monday, January 23rd 2012, 1:42
related places: Beijing

Fireworks have lit up the skies of Beijing to welcome the lunar new year.
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China's appetite for work and wealth

Monday, January 23rd 2012, 1:08

Jeremy Paxman's portrait of the new China
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In pictures: Chinese New Year

Sunday, January 22nd 2012, 11:03

Celebrations begin on eve of Chinese New Year
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Beijing gets more pollution data

Saturday, January 21st 2012, 11:50
related places: Beijing

Authorities in China's capital Beijing bow to public pressure and start releasing more detailed air pollution information.
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Drogba opts to remain at Chelsea

Friday, January 20th 2012, 19:31

Chelsea striker Didier Drogba confirms he will remain at Stamford Bridge until at least June, despite interest from Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua.
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China writer details persecution

Thursday, January 19th 2012, 8:22
related countries: United States United States

Yu Jie, a prominent Chinese writer close to Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo, describes "inhumane treatment" that forced him to leave for the US.
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China seeks more Australian cows

Wednesday, January 18th 2012, 16:26
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia

Growing milk thirst in China is met by importing beasts from Australia
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China expands microblog controls

Wednesday, January 18th 2012, 14:40

More users of China's popular internet microblogs are to be compelled to register with their real names before posting online, the government says.
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China data shows cooling economy

Wednesday, January 18th 2012, 5:33

Chinese property prices and foreign direct investment figures show the economy is cooling.
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VIDEO: China's population shift to the city

Wednesday, January 18th 2012, 1:00

For the first time more people in China now live in cities than in the countryside.
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Burberry sales up as China excels

Tuesday, January 17th 2012, 7:35

Upmarket fashion retailer Burberry announces a 21% rise in fourth-quarter sales as Chinese growth continues.
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Chinese economy slows at year end

Tuesday, January 17th 2012, 6:45

China's economy, the world's second-largest, grew at its slowest pace in more than two years, latest government figures show.
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China urban dwellers pass rural

Tuesday, January 17th 2012, 5:33

City dwellers in China now outnumber rural dwellers for the first time, as more people seek better economic opportunities.
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VIDEO: Ice sculptures dazzle for Chinese new year

Tuesday, January 17th 2012, 4:13
related places: Beijing

Celebrations are under way in Beijing to mark the Chinese Year of the Dragon, which starts next week.
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Foshan hit-and-run woman honoured

Tuesday, January 17th 2012, 3:28

China names Chen Xianmei, a rubbish collector who helped a toddler injured in a hit-and-run incident in October, a "national role model".
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China in iron ore trading launch

Tuesday, January 17th 2012, 1:26

China, the world's biggest iron ore consumer, has launched an iron ore trading platform.
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London planning yuan trading hub

Tuesday, January 17th 2012, 1:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

The UK Treasury announces plans to make London the leading international centre for trading the Chinese currency, the yuan.
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VIDEO: China's influence on Australia

Tuesday, January 17th 2012, 0:12
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia's economy gets boost from tourism as well as from mineral sales on the back of Chinese economic growth.
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Australia enjoys China-fuelled boom

Monday, January 16th 2012, 16:18
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia enjoys China-fuelled boom
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China microbloggers up four-fold

Monday, January 16th 2012, 8:03

Almost half of China's 513 million Internet users are now using microblogs, a report says, a figure that quadrupled in 2011.
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Revolt leader now village chief

Monday, January 16th 2012, 7:12
related places: Wukan

The leader of protests against land grabs in the southern Chinese village of Wukan is appointed its new village chief.
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India and China in border talks

Monday, January 16th 2012, 5:12
related countries: India India

India and China are due to begin a fresh round of talks aimed at resolving a long-running dispute over their Himalayan border.
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China fury at US sanction on firm

Sunday, January 15th 2012, 8:38
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: Beijing

China criticises US sanctions imposed on oil firm Zhuhai Zhenrong for trading with Iran as Premier Wen Jiabao visits the Gulf.
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Taiwan president wins second term

Saturday, January 14th 2012, 19:40
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Taiwan's incumbent President Ma Ying-jeou wins a second term in office, promising to further improve ties with neighbouring China.
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Tibetan immolation triggers clash

Saturday, January 14th 2012, 13:44

A Tibetan sets himself on fire in south-western China, in the latest in a series of self-immolations, prompting clashes between police and locals.
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F1 driver Sutil is to stand trial

Friday, January 13th 2012, 16:02
related countries: Germany Germany

A former Force India racing driver is to stand trial in Germany over an incident at a Chinese nightclub which left the owner of a Formula One team injured.
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Scuffles halt China iPhone sales

Friday, January 13th 2012, 13:14

Apple suspends the sale of all iPhone models from its stores in China after large crowds disrupt the launch of the new iPhone 4S.
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China's currency reserves decline

Friday, January 13th 2012, 8:05

China's official foreign currency reserves fell in the last three months of 2011, the first quarterly decline since 1998.
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