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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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Chinese 'ghost' town's property boom

Saturday, November 13th 2010, 0:53

Robert Peston reports from a Chinese city, built in just five years, that analysts believe could cause a dangerous property bubble.
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The moment a rare vase sold for £43m

Friday, November 12th 2010, 15:54
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A Chinese vase found during a house clearance in a London suburb, has sold at auction for a staggering £43m.
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Cricket makes a comeback in China

Friday, November 12th 2010, 15:46
related places: Guangzhou

The 16th annual Asian Games is taking place in Guangzhou, China, and cricket is among the sporting events.
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Global leader

Friday, November 12th 2010, 15:01

Will Japan inevitably be eclipsed by China?
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China markets lead share declines

Friday, November 12th 2010, 11:49

Shares fall around the world, with European markets hit by concerns about Irish government debt, and China fearing rate rises.
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China court rejects HIV job claim

Friday, November 12th 2010, 10:06

A Chinese court has ruled against a man who says he was denied a teaching job because he is HIV positive, his lawyer says.
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Angola attack on Chinese workers

Friday, November 12th 2010, 9:31
related countries: Angola Angola
related places: Cabinda

An Angolan minister tells the BBC that a convoy carrying Chinese mine workers was attacked in the region of Cabinda this week.
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China inflation at two-year high

Thursday, November 11th 2010, 8:22

China's inflation hits a two-year high, largely thanks to food prices rises, despite government efforts to dampen price rises.
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China's human rights 'getting worse'

Thursday, November 11th 2010, 0:32

Activists claim China's human rights situation is getting worse, as Prime Minister David Cameron speaks about democracy and the link with economic progress on his visit to the country.
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Embrace democracy, PM urges China

Wednesday, November 10th 2010, 12:32
related places: Beijing

Prime Minister David Cameron says China's growing economic freedom should go "in step" with political reform, in a speech to students in Beijing.
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Cameron warning over China trade

Wednesday, November 10th 2010, 11:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK Prime Minister David Cameron steps into the row over "currency wars" with a warning that China should act to correct its trade imbalance.
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China's trade surplus hits $27bn

Wednesday, November 10th 2010, 11:53
related places: Beijing

China's trade surplus hits its second highest level this year, raising pressure on Beijing to loosen currency controls.
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Japan official admits video leak

Wednesday, November 10th 2010, 11:05
related countries: Japan Japan

A Japanese coastguard official admits leaking a video of a collision between a Japanese patrol boat and Chinese trawler in the East China Sea.
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China jails tainted milk activist

Wednesday, November 10th 2010, 8:29

A Chinese man who campaigned for compensation for victims of a 2008 contaminated baby milk scandal is jailed for "inciting disorder".
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Invent and recycle

Wednesday, November 10th 2010, 1:07
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan seeks new options on Chinese rare earths
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PM raises human rights with China

Tuesday, November 9th 2010, 23:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

David Cameron raises the issue of human rights in talks with China, during what he called a "vitally important" trade mission to the country.
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Burmese pro-military party 'wins poll'

Tuesday, November 9th 2010, 18:24
related countries: Burma Burma

Burma's biggest military-backed party says it has won about 80% of the vote in Sunday's election, which China praises as a step towards democracy.
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Cameron's trade delegation in China

Tuesday, November 9th 2010, 15:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

David Cameron is travelling with more than 40 business leaders and says he wants to spread the message that Britain is "open for business"
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Rights lawyer unable to leave China

Tuesday, November 9th 2010, 13:56

The lawyer representing this year's Nobel Peace Prize winner, the jailed dissident, Liu Xiaobo, has been prevented from leaving China.
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Japan leak probe gets under way

Tuesday, November 9th 2010, 12:15
related countries: Japan Japan

Japanese prosecutors begin an investigation into the leak of footage showing a collision between Chinese and Japanese ships near disputed islands that sparked a bitter diplomatic row.
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Nobel winner ally 'to sue China'

Tuesday, November 9th 2010, 11:59

A Chinese lawyer for jailed Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo says he will file a lawsuit against the authorities for preventing him leaving China.
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Dilemma of China's fast growing nation

Monday, November 8th 2010, 22:34

While western economies are still struggling China's leaders face a very different problem, namely coping with the effects of growth.
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UK in major push for China trade

Monday, November 8th 2010, 19:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A UK government and trade mission to China is the "largest and most high powered" visit to the country from a UK delegation, says Chancellor George Osborne
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US drops target amid dollar spat

Monday, November 8th 2010, 14:42
related countries: United States United States
related places: Asia

US Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner has dropped calls to cap trade surpluses as the US comes under fire for its quantitative easing policy.
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Chinese artist in UK rights call

Monday, November 8th 2010, 10:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Beijing

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei - now released from house arrest - says the British PM must raise human rights issues when he visits Beijing on Tuesday.
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Chinese boost for Scotch whisky

Sunday, November 7th 2010, 22:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Scotch Whisky is to get greater legal protection in China following an agreement between the UK and Chinese officials.
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Party held without Chinese artist

Sunday, November 7th 2010, 11:57
related places: Shanghai

Supporters of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei hold a party at his studio in Shanghai - an event he could not attend after being placed under house arrest.
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US to expand Asia military role

Sunday, November 7th 2010, 9:17
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington, Asia

US Defence Secretary Robert Gates says Washington wants a larger military role in Asia, but says such expansion is not to contain China.
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China artist 'under house arrest'

Saturday, November 6th 2010, 12:20
related places: Shanghai

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei says he has been placed under house arrest to prevent him holding a party to mark the destruction of his Shanghai studio.
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China shopping mall fire kills 19

Saturday, November 6th 2010, 8:02

A fire in a shopping centre in northern China kills at least 19 people and leaves 27 more injured, state media reports.
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Global criticism of US stimulus

Friday, November 5th 2010, 16:20
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany's finance minister calls the US stimulus programme "clueless", while China warns of its "negative impact".
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China warning over Nobel ceremony

Friday, November 5th 2010, 14:45

China warns that there will be "consequences" if governments show support for jailed Nobel peace laureate Liu Xiaobo.
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France wins Chinese deals bonanza

Thursday, November 4th 2010, 18:45
related countries: France France

China's Hu Jintao signs billions of euros' worth of business deals during a state visit to France.
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Chinese artist studio 'to close'

Thursday, November 4th 2010, 12:16
related places: Shanghai

One of China's most outspoken artists, Ai Weiwei, says he will throw a party to mark the forced demolition of his Shanghai studio.
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Row to hit China internet users

Thursday, November 4th 2010, 6:34

China internet users are forced to choose between a popular chat programme and a security tool, as a row between two software giants escalates.
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Sea of troubles

Wednesday, November 3rd 2010, 17:46
related countries: Japan Japan

The island disputes of China, Russia and Japan
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Strong sales in China boost BMW

Wednesday, November 3rd 2010, 9:27

BMW reports an 11-fold rise in third quarter profits, as it continues to benefit from a big increase in Chinese sales.
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Zambia mine shooting pair bailed

Tuesday, November 2nd 2010, 19:17
related countries: Zambia Zambia

A Zambian court orders the release on bail of two Chinese mine managers accused attempted murder after they allegedly shot a group of miners.
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Amazon rekindles Twitter in China

Tuesday, November 2nd 2010, 16:27

Amazon's Kindle is proving popular in China because it allows users to log on to banned websites.
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March of the netizens

Tuesday, November 2nd 2010, 10:06

How the internet is allowing new expression to Chinese citizens
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'Double agent' arrested in Taiwan

Tuesday, November 2nd 2010, 9:40
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

A senior military intelligence officer has been arrested in Taiwan for being a double agent for China, Taiwan's defence ministry says.
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China rejects US mediation in row

Tuesday, November 2nd 2010, 9:20
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States

China rejects an offer from the US to host three-way talks with Japan over the future of a group of disputed islands in the East China Sea.
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UN chief's China stance attacked

Tuesday, November 2nd 2010, 1:26

A human rights group criticises UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon for failing to discuss human rights at talks with China's President Hu Jintao.
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Price of oil hits six-month high

Monday, November 1st 2010, 18:42
related countries: United States United States

The price of oil hits a six-month high after strong manufacturing data in the US and China boosts confidence in the global recovery.
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Challenge for China census workers

Monday, November 1st 2010, 18:23

China has begun the mammoth task of counting every one of its citizens and recording information about their lives
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'Please count me'

Monday, November 1st 2010, 15:17

Illegal children and migrants pose challenge for China census team
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China embarks on massive census

Monday, November 1st 2010, 2:15

China begins its first national census in 10 years as it tries to document its 1.3 billion-strong population.
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Farewell to Shanghai's huge Expo

Sunday, October 31st 2010, 5:02
related places: Shanghai

Shanghai bids farewell to the World Expo, a six-month extravaganza which drew 72m visitors and which China branded as "splendid".
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China assures US over rare earths

Saturday, October 30th 2010, 10:42
related countries: United States United States

China assures the US it has no intention of withholding "rare earth" minerals key to hi-tech industries from the international market.
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Clinton faces China-Japan wrangle

Saturday, October 30th 2010, 3:46
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton joins the Asean summit amid a continuing war of words between China and Japan over disputed islands.
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Japan-China row flares at Asean

Friday, October 29th 2010, 13:32
related countries: Japan Japan

A diplomatic spat between China and Japan over a group of disputed islands flares up again, hours after an apparently friendly bilateral meeting.
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Friday, October 29th 2010, 8:52
related countries: India India

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao tells his Indian counterpart, Manmohan Singh, there is "enough space" in the world for the two countries to develop and co-operate.
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China boosts maritime watch fleet

Thursday, October 28th 2010, 17:22

China expands its fleet of maritime surveillance ships, state media report, amid territorial disputes with a number of neighbours.
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China claims supercomputer crown

Thursday, October 28th 2010, 15:14
related countries: United States United States

China has wrested the title of the nation with the most powerful supercomputer on the planet away from the US.
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China reassures on rare earth row

Thursday, October 28th 2010, 10:13

China says it will not use exports of so-called rare earth minerals as a diplomatic bargaining tool.
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Daughter pleads for China lawyer

Thursday, October 28th 2010, 9:13

The daughter of missing Chinese human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng appeals to President Barack Obama for help in an open letter.
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US and EU voice rare earth fears

Wednesday, October 27th 2010, 10:02
related countries: United States United States

US and EU officials warn that a shortage of rare earth metals from China could have severe repercussions for their economies.
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China claims fastest train record

Tuesday, October 26th 2010, 11:00

Officials in China say they have set the world record for the fastest train - travelling at 262 miles per hour.
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China's rich fuel illegal timber

Tuesday, October 26th 2010, 9:14
related countries: Madagascar Madagascar

Demand for high-value woods in China is driving rampant illegal logging in Madagascar, an international study has concluded.
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Taiwan's typhoon missing sought

Monday, October 25th 2010, 9:39
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Rescue workers in Taiwan find the wreckage of a bus believed to have been carrying 19 Chinese tourists missing after Typhoon Megi.
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Japan protests over Chinese boats

Monday, October 25th 2010, 6:10
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Beijing

Japan's government makes a formal protest to Beijing after two Chinese fisheries patrol boats were seen near a disputed island chain.
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US finance chief 'upbeat on yuan'

Sunday, October 24th 2010, 12:12
related countries: United States United States

US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner says he believes China is now "committed" to allowing the yuan to go up in value.
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Storm triggers Taiwan landslides

Friday, October 22nd 2010, 15:19
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

A tourist bus is feared buried and three people are killed in multiple landslides as Typhoon Megi brings torrential rain to Taiwan.
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China unveils own mapping service

Friday, October 22nd 2010, 10:43

An official mapping service called Map World has been unveiled by the Chinese government.
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Tibetan student protests 'spread'

Friday, October 22nd 2010, 8:11

Protests by ethnic Tibetan students over the right to study in their language spread in China, according to a rights group and state media.
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China's Baidu sees profits double

Friday, October 22nd 2010, 6:09
related places: Baidu

Quarterly profits at Chinese internet search engine Baidu more than double as it benefits from Google's troubles in the country.
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Chinese make stand in online game

Thursday, October 21st 2010, 13:56

A new online game that pits street vendors against officials trying to clear them is sweeping the internet in China.
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China's rapid growth rate slows

Thursday, October 21st 2010, 9:49

China's economic growth rate slows to just under 10%, as measures take effect to cool a consumer credit boom.
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China 'opposes UN Darfur report'

Thursday, October 21st 2010, 6:03

China is trying to prevent a report, which says Chinese bullets have been used against peacekeepers in Sudan's Darfur region, from being published, diplomats say.
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Life in exile

Wednesday, October 20th 2010, 23:37

Chinese Aids activist mourns her old life
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US inquiry into China rare earths

Wednesday, October 20th 2010, 12:12
related countries: United States United States

US trade officials say they are looking into a New York Times report that China is blocking shipments of rare earths to the US and Europe.
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Tibetan students protest in China

Wednesday, October 20th 2010, 11:08

At least 1,000 Tibetan students in north-west China protest against new curbs on the use of their language, a rights group says.
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Typhoon leaves 200,000 homeless

Wednesday, October 20th 2010, 8:42
related countries: Philippines Philippines

Typhoon Megi leaves 200,000 homeless in the Philippines before setting a course for southern China.
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China rate rise hits Asian shares

Wednesday, October 20th 2010, 6:08

Asian shares fall after China raised interest rates for the first time since the onset of the global financial crisis.
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China makes surprise rate rise

Tuesday, October 19th 2010, 14:36

China raises interest rates for the first time since 2007, as it tries to rein in inflation and dampen its real estate market.
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Typhoon Megi heads towards China

Tuesday, October 19th 2010, 9:55
related countries: Philippines Philippines

At least 10 people have been killed in the Philippines as Typhoon Megi heads west and north into China.
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Political row hits Japan airlines

Tuesday, October 19th 2010, 9:18
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's two largest airlines say passengers have cancelled 11,000 trips on China flights as tensions between the two countries escalate.
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Bodies recovered from China mine

Tuesday, October 19th 2010, 7:27
related places: Henan

Chinese rescuers in Henan province recover the bodies of the last five trapped miners, as the final death toll is confirmed as 37, state media say.
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China firms 'evade Iran embargo'

Monday, October 18th 2010, 20:59
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

The US asks China to do more to stop Chinese companies helping Iran with its nuclear programme and missile technology.
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Charges over Zambia mine shooting

Monday, October 18th 2010, 15:36
related countries: Zambia Zambia

Police in Zambia charge two Chinese mine managers with attempted murder for allegedly shooting 11 miners protesting over pay and conditions.
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Post points to next China leader

Monday, October 18th 2010, 14:00

China's Vice-President Xi Jinping is named vice-chair of a powerful military body, in a move widely seen as a boost to his leadership chances.
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Coin questions history of Africa

Monday, October 18th 2010, 5:43
related countries: Kenya Kenya

A team of Kenyan and Chinese archaeologists have found a coin that seems to confirm a legendary Chinese explorer reached East Africa almost 80 years before the first Europeans.
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Coin questions history of Africa

Monday, October 18th 2010, 5:41
related countries: Kenya Kenya

A joint team of Kenyan and Chinese archaeologists have found a coin that suggests early Chinese explorers reached East Africa about 80 years before the first Europeans.
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Japan laments China rally damage

Monday, October 18th 2010, 4:02
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's prime minister, Naoto Kan, expresses regret over anti-Japanese protests in China during the last two days.
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The clue in the coin

Monday, October 18th 2010, 0:07

The find that could re-write Chinese and African history
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Hopes fade for trapped China miners

Sunday, October 17th 2010, 12:03

Rescuers attempting to find the remaining 11 coal-miners trapped underground by an explosion on Saturday have said there is little chance they would be found alive.
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Inside China's floating hospital for Africans

Sunday, October 17th 2010, 7:42
related countries: Kenya Kenya

A Chinese floating hospital has set sail on its maiden voyage and is visiting several African countries, beginning with Kenya.
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Deadly China mine blast traps 11

Sunday, October 17th 2010, 7:40
related places: Henan

An explosion at a coal mine in China's central Henan province kills 26 miners and leaves 11 trapped underground, say reports.
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