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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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VIDEO: Beijing Apple store is egged

Friday, January 13th 2012, 4:39

Apple has said it will halt the sale of all iPhone models from its stores in China, after large crowds disrupted the launch of the iPhone 4S.
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Friday, January 13th 2012, 3:51
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Taiwanese voters will be going to the polls to elect their president on Saturday, and the country's relationship with China is high on the agenda.
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China's inflation rate stays high

Thursday, January 12th 2012, 3:35

China's rate of inflation is little changed at 4.1% in December, despite government efforts to rein in price growth.
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VIDEO: Pandas get 'wildlife training'

Wednesday, January 11th 2012, 11:45

Six Chinese pandas begin their lives in a controlled wildlife area in an effort to prepare them to be sent back to their natural habitat in the future.
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Chinese mourn after Rome murders

Wednesday, January 11th 2012, 10:56
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

Italy's Chinese communities mourn a father and his baby daughter shot by robbers in Rome last week, and demand better security.
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Geithner in Beijing talks on Iran

Wednesday, January 11th 2012, 8:51
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: Beijing

US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is in Beijing meeting Chinese leaders to seek support for sanctions on Iran.
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Arms dealer 'helped gun shipment'

Tuesday, January 10th 2012, 20:05
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British-based arms dealer helped organise the shipment of guns and ammunition from China to Nigeria without the necessary licence, a court hears.
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VIDEO: Taiwan election: What you need to know

Tuesday, January 10th 2012, 16:35
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

BBC Chinese's Raymond Li explains who the presidential candidates are and what the election could mean for the rest of the world.
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Export growth in China declines

Tuesday, January 10th 2012, 5:56
related countries: United States United States

Growth in China's exports and imports slows in December because of sluggish demand from the US and Europe.
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US carmakers see boost from China

Tuesday, January 10th 2012, 2:21
related countries: United States United States
related places: Ford

US carmarkers General Motors and Ford report record sales in China for 2011, despite a slowdown in the market in that country.
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Tibetan monk sets himself alight

Monday, January 9th 2012, 12:45
related places: Qinghai

A 40-year-old Tibetan monk dies after setting himself on fire early on Sunday in Qinghai, in north-western China, officials say.
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South Korea's Lee in China visit

Monday, January 9th 2012, 11:24
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Beijing

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak arrives in Beijing for a meeting with Chinese President Hu Jintao to discuss stability in the Korean peninsula.
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Hunt for Nanjing armed robber

Monday, January 9th 2012, 9:41
related places: Nanjing

A man-hunt is under way in China's eastern city of Nanjing, where an armed robbery suspect thought to have killed six people is on the run.
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S Korean fund gets China go-ahead

Monday, January 9th 2012, 6:38
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea's largest pension fund, the National Pension Service (NPS) gets approval from authorities to invest in Chinese securities.
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New loans in China beat forecast

Monday, January 9th 2012, 3:08

China's lending and money supply grow at a faster pace than expected as the country relaxes its credit restrictions.
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Tibetan dies in self-immolation

Sunday, January 8th 2012, 16:18

One ex-Tibetan monk dies and another is badly injured after setting themselves alight in the south-west Chinese province of Sichuan, state media confirm.
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Manila complains over China ships

Sunday, January 8th 2012, 10:45
related countries: Philippines Philippines, Spratly Islands Spratly Islands

The Philippines accuses China of intruding into its waters around the disputed Spratly islands after three ships are spotted in December.
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VIDEO: Ice sculpture made from river water

Saturday, January 7th 2012, 10:37

Sculptors from nine different countries are competing to carve art out of ice cut from the river at an annual festival in northern China.
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Hong Kong Air makes Airbus deal

Saturday, January 7th 2012, 0:51
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Hong Kong Airlines places order for 10 Airbus A380 aircraft worth about $3.8bn, easing concerns about an EU dispute with China.
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Tibetan man 'sets himself alight'

Friday, January 6th 2012, 22:53

A Tibetan protester sets himself on fire near a monastery in China's Sichuan province, the latest in a wave of self-immolations, activists say.
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China warns US on Asia strategy

Friday, January 6th 2012, 18:18
related countries: United States United States
related places: Asia

China's state media warn the US against "flexing its muscles" after it unveiled a defence review switching focus to the Asia-Pacific region.
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Beijing to release more air data

Friday, January 6th 2012, 10:03

Authorities in the Chinese capital agree to release more detailed monitoring data on air pollution, after public complaints.
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Omaha oracle to croon to Chinese

Friday, January 6th 2012, 8:16
related countries: United States United States

Warren Buffett, the billionaire US investor, is set to sing to millions of Chinese internet users, state media claims.
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Ai Weiwei tax case to be reviewed

Friday, January 6th 2012, 5:46

Authorities in China agree to dissident artist Ai Weiwei's request to review a $2.4m (£1.55m) fine imposed on him for allegedly evading taxes.
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China airlines shun EU carbon tax

Thursday, January 5th 2012, 13:51

China's biggest airlines will not pay a new European Union tax aimed at cutting carbon emissions, their trade body says.
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US spaceplane 'spying on China'

Thursday, January 5th 2012, 11:46
related countries: United States United States

Is America's secret space plane spying on China?
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China 'angry dragon stamp' outcry

Thursday, January 5th 2012, 11:21

A Chinese postage stamp to mark the upcoming Year of the Dragon sparks uproar because the dragon is thought to look "too fierce".
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China 2011 trade surplus shrinks

Thursday, January 5th 2012, 10:07
related countries: United States United States

China's trade surplus narrows for a third straight year in 2011 after demand for its products weakened in the US and Europe.
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Huawei feels US pressure on Iran

Thursday, January 5th 2012, 2:24
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: Huawei

Chinese telecommunications firm Huawei is under pressure from the US because of its business links with Iran.
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VIDEO: Giant panda cubs settle in

Wednesday, January 4th 2012, 18:48
related places: Chengdu

Twelve baby giant pandas have been adjusting to life together as a group at the Giant Panda breeding base in Chengdu in China.
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Poisoned cat stew 'killed tycoon'

Wednesday, January 4th 2012, 13:00

Police in southern China detain an official over the death of a billionaire suspected to have been poisoned with cat-meat stew.
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China denies India envoy harmed

Wednesday, January 4th 2012, 12:41
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

China denies an India envoy was mistreated during an angry court hearing, in an incident that has prompted complaints from Delhi.
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China cuts entertainment on TV

Wednesday, January 4th 2012, 8:32

Satellite broadcasters in China have cut prime-time entertainment TV by two-thirds following an order by the government watchdog, the state news agency reports.
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South Korea's Lee to visit China

Wednesday, January 4th 2012, 7:28
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Beijing

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak will meet the Chinese president next week to discuss North Korea, as a top US official visits Beijing.
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China finds $84bn debt questions

Wednesday, January 4th 2012, 7:13

Chinese authorities say they have uncovered 531bn yuan ($84bn; £50bn) worth of irregularities in local government debt.
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Samsung gets China plant approval

Wednesday, January 4th 2012, 6:31
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Samsung Electronics gets approval from the Korean government for its plans to set up a memory-chip factory in China.
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Sinopec inks $2.2bn US shale deal

Wednesday, January 4th 2012, 4:13
related countries: United States United States

Chinese oil company Sinopec agrees a $2.2bn (£1.4bn) deal with Devon Energy, giving it access to shale deposits in the US.
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Toxic New Year mushrooms kill two

Wednesday, January 4th 2012, 3:32
related countries: Australia Australia

Two people die after eating poisonous death cap mushrooms - similar to edible Chinese mushrooms - at a New Year's Eve party in Australia.
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Will China's property bubble burst?

Wednesday, January 4th 2012, 1:32

China's property fervour begins to cool
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World's papers express hopes and fears for 2012

Monday, January 2nd 2012, 15:37

World media's mixed expectations for 2012
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Unrest as China mosque torn down

Monday, January 2nd 2012, 15:03

Reports from the Ningxia region of northern China say several hundred Muslim villagers fought with riot police who tore down a mosque.
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China launches 3D TV channel

Monday, January 2nd 2012, 5:14

China has launched its first 3D television channel on a trial basis and aims for a full launch in the Chinese New Year.
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China factories get New Year lift

Monday, January 2nd 2012, 2:17

Chinese factories get an end of year production boost as economic activity picks up around the Western and Chinese New Years.
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Bird flu virus kills Chinese man

Saturday, December 31st 2011, 12:08
related places: Shenzhen

A man who had been diagnosed with China's first case of bird flu in more than a year dies in the southern city of Shenzhen, health officials say.
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VIDEO: Chinese octuplets spark debate

Friday, December 30th 2011, 21:33

A debate on surrogacy and equality has arisen in China after it emerged that a wealthy couple in Guangdong are being investigated for having eight babies - five by surrogate mothers.
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Chinese heritage 'disappearing'

Friday, December 30th 2011, 17:45

China says about 44,000 ancient ruins, temples and cultural sites have disappeared, after its first heritage census for 20 years.
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China suspect 'admits smuggling'

Friday, December 30th 2011, 16:16
related countries: Canada Canada

The suspected head of a massive smuggling ring in China, Lai Changxing, has confessed after his extradition from Canada, Chinese media say.
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China combats hi-tech crimewave

Friday, December 30th 2011, 12:25

A series of hack attacks on Chinese net users have prompted action by the government to help keep web users safe.
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Consulate standoff ends in arrest

Friday, December 30th 2011, 6:23

Police arrest a man suspected of attempting to rob a pub in Sydney after a six-hour stand-off that saw him flee to the grounds of the nearby Chinese consulate.
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China paper sets out space plan

Friday, December 30th 2011, 4:39

China white paper spells out space plans for the next five years, including the use of cleaner fuel and steps to building its space station.
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Will China's rise shape Malaysian Chinese community?

Friday, December 30th 2011, 0:12
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

How China's rise is shaping diaspora in Malaysia
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China 'to withdraw' car support

Thursday, December 29th 2011, 19:12

China says it will withdraw support for foreign investment in the country's car industry to help domestic carmakers, according to state media.
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China rights activist on trial

Thursday, December 29th 2011, 12:11
related places: Beijing

Activist Ni Yulan and her husband Dong Jiqin have gone on trial in Beijing over their advocacy for people forced from their homes.
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'Kidnappers' killed in Xinjiang

Thursday, December 29th 2011, 9:20
related places: Xinjiang

Authorities in China's restive Xinjiang region say seven "kidnappers", part of a "terror gang", have been killed and two hostages rescued.
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Alibaba hires US lobbying firm

Thursday, December 29th 2011, 6:27
related countries: United States United States

China's Alibaba Group hires US lobbying firm fuelling further speculation it is preparing a bid for internet giant Yahoo.
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'Design flaws' caused China crash

Wednesday, December 28th 2011, 12:30
related places: Wenzhou

A Chinese bullet train crash in July was caused by design flaws and "sloppy management", the government says in a long-awaited report.
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Strike at LG Display's China unit

Wednesday, December 28th 2011, 6:57

Chinese workers at a LG group factory in the eastern part of the country have gone on strike on a dispute over year end bonuses.
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China dairy destroys tainted milk

Wednesday, December 28th 2011, 4:15

China Mengniu Dairy Company says it has destroyed a batch of its milk after it found traces of cancer-causing substance in it.
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China's GPS rival is switched on

Tuesday, December 27th 2011, 12:33
related countries: United States United States
related places: Beidou, Beijing

Beijing's Beidou service begins offering location, navigation and timing data offering an alternative to the US's GPS network.
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China wins Afghanistan oil deal

Tuesday, December 27th 2011, 3:31
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

China gains potential access to millions of barrels of oil as it wins a key approval for oil exploration in Afghanistan.
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VIDEO: China imprisons veteran activist

Monday, December 26th 2011, 22:07

A veteran Chinese activist who was involved in the 1989 Tiananmen protests has been jailed for 10 years.
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China imprisons veteran activist

Monday, December 26th 2011, 11:21

A Chinese court jails veteran activist Chen Xi for 10 years, the second campaigner to be jailed in three days, amid a storm of criticism from rights groups and the UN.
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China and Japan in currency deal

Monday, December 26th 2011, 3:22
related countries: Japan Japan

China and Japan unveil plans to promote the direct exchange of the yen and yuan to cut costs for companies and boost trade.
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Nostalgia for old-style stores

Saturday, December 24th 2011, 1:33

Why customers are returning to China's state-run stores
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China jails pro-democracy writer

Friday, December 23rd 2011, 10:13

Chinese writer Chen Wei is jailed for nine years by a court in Sichuan for "inciting subversion" through pro-democracy essays.
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Gloucester Coal in China takeover

Friday, December 23rd 2011, 4:24
related countries: Australia Australia

The largest shareholder in Australia's Gloucester Coal agrees a takeover by China's Yanzhou Coal Mining, clearing the way for the deal.
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China province in major wage rise

Friday, December 23rd 2011, 1:58

Sichuan province in southwest China increases its minimum wage by 23%, to try and attract workers amid a rapidly rising cost of living.
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The 'Marxist Old Lady'

Thursday, December 22nd 2011, 17:09

Entrepreneurship is for all ages, says China businesswoman
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Vietnam makes China flag faux pas

Thursday, December 22nd 2011, 13:05
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam
related places: Hanoi

Vietnam displays the wrong Chinese flag, with six stars instead of five, at a ceremony for Chinese Vice-President Xi Jinping in Hanoi.
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Yahoo up on Alibaba sale reports

Thursday, December 22nd 2011, 5:19

Yahoo shares rise on reports that the internet company is looking to reduce its 43% stake in China's Alibaba Group.
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China rebel village deal welcomed

Thursday, December 22nd 2011, 4:56
related places: Wukan

Chinese media welcome the end of a stand-off over land seizures in Wukan, blaming local officials and acknowledging villagers' "reasonable demands".
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China scientist sent to US prison

Thursday, December 22nd 2011, 3:09
related countries: United States United States

A Chinese scientist receives a seven-year prison sentence for stealing trade secrets from two US agricultural firms and delivering them overseas.
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