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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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US billionaires host China dinner

Wednesday, September 29th 2010, 14:19
related countries: United States United States
related places: Beijing

US billionaires Bill Gates and Warren Buffett host a dinner in Beijing for some of China's richest people, sparking debate about Chinese philanthropy.
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China in Nobel committee warning

Tuesday, September 28th 2010, 14:52
related countries: Norway Norway
related places: Oslo

China warns the Nobel Peace Prize committee in Oslo not to award the prize to the well-known Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo.
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China baby traffickers get death

Tuesday, September 28th 2010, 10:59

A court in China sentences two men to death for abducting and trafficking more than 40 baby boys from poor inland provinces.
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China Airlines agrees $40m fine

Monday, September 27th 2010, 17:04
related countries: United States United States

China Airlines will plead guilty and pay a $40m fine for fixing air-cargo prices, the US justice department says.
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China police probe 'black jails'

Monday, September 27th 2010, 15:27
related places: Beijing

State media in China say police are checking claims that a security firm was paid to abduct people trying to report injustices to Beijing authorities.
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Flame out

Monday, September 27th 2010, 13:08

Dismantling Beijing's giant Olympic torch
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Russia and China in energy deals

Monday, September 27th 2010, 10:32
related countries: Russia Russia

China and Russia sign agreements to boost energy co-operation during a ceremony to open an oil pipeline between the countries.
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Japan to press China over boats

Monday, September 27th 2010, 7:35
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Tokyo

Japan will ask China to pay for damage to two patrol vessels after a collision with a Chinese trawler in disputed waters earlier this month, Tokyo says.
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China moves on US chicken imports

Sunday, September 26th 2010, 16:39
related countries: United States United States

China's government says it will impose import duties on US chicken products it says are being unfairly dumped on the Chinese market.
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Weighty matters

Sunday, September 26th 2010, 3:16

A growing China starts tackling its obesity explosion
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US China sanctions a step closer

Friday, September 24th 2010, 22:34
related countries: United States United States

A US Congress committee passes a bill that would place retaliatory trade sanctions on China, leading to a vote next week.
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Japan frees Chinese boat captain

Friday, September 24th 2010, 17:29
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Beijing

Japan frees a Chinese fishing boat captain whose arrest in disputed waters two weeks ago sparked the worst row with Beijing in years.
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Japanese held for 'illegal filming' in China

Friday, September 24th 2010, 3:23
related countries: Japan Japan

China is investigating four Japanese who allegedly entered and filmed a Chinese military area, Chinese state media report.
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Wen hits out over yuan criticism

Thursday, September 23rd 2010, 17:54
related countries: United States United States

Chinese premier Wen Jiabao says the yuan's exchange rate has no relation to the US trade deficit and should not be politicised.
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China stages hijack drill

Thursday, September 23rd 2010, 12:00

An anti-terrorism drill has been held in China to show how the armed forces could deal with a hostage taking situation.
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China typhoon death toll hits 54

Thursday, September 23rd 2010, 10:39

At least 54 people are now known to have died and 42 are missing after Typhoon Fanapi struck southern China, state media report.
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Chinese labour camps

Thursday, September 23rd 2010, 10:27

MEPs have alleged that many goods imported into the EU from China may have been made in forced labour camps.
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China's premier enters Japan row

Wednesday, September 22nd 2010, 16:29
related countries: Japan Japan

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao threatens "further action" against Japan unless it releases a Chinese sea captain, arrested in disputed waters.
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Tales of starvation in North Korea

Wednesday, September 22nd 2010, 10:45
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The BBC's Damian Grammaticas travelled to the border with China to meet North Koreans who have escaped the world's most secretive state and heard their stories.
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New asylum Sydney rooftop protest

Wednesday, September 22nd 2010, 8:50
related countries: Aruba Aruba

A group of Chinese asylum seekers stages a rooftop protest at an Australian detention centre following the suicide of a fellow detainee.
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Typhoon Fanapi kills 18 in China

Wednesday, September 22nd 2010, 7:14

Eighteen people are killed after Typhoon Fanapi causes severe flooding and landslides in southern China, state media report.
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Asian rift

Tuesday, September 21st 2010, 9:40

The deep-seated differences revealed by China-Japan row
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Japan warns China on nationalism

Tuesday, September 21st 2010, 8:34
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan warns China that both countries must avoid stirring up "extreme nationalism" in their row over the detention of a Chinese boat captain.
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Japan urges calm in islands row

Monday, September 20th 2010, 10:20
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan urges calm after China's apparent decision to suspend top-level contacts over a territorial row, and says it has not been formally informed of the move.
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Nissan increases China production

Monday, September 20th 2010, 7:17
related countries: Japan Japan

Japanese carmaker Nissan increases its vehicle production target for China over the next couple of years.
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China halts top-level Japan ties

Sunday, September 19th 2010, 12:34
related countries: Japan Japan

China suspends top-level exchanges with Japan in protest at a ship captain's detention near disputed islands, marking a fresh deterioration of ties.
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China rebuffs Geithner over yuan

Sunday, September 19th 2010, 12:33
related countries: United States United States
related places: Beijing

An adviser to China's central bank rebuffs criticism from the US treasury secretary over Beijing's exchange rate policy.
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Anti-Japan protests held in China

Saturday, September 18th 2010, 7:54
related countries: Japan Japan

Small protests against Japan are held in several Chinese cities on a senstitive anniversary, amid already heightened tensions.
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China stokes Japan diplomatic row

Friday, September 17th 2010, 10:10
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan says China has shipped drilling equipment to a disputed gas field in the East China Sea, fuelling diplomatic tensions between the Asian giants.
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Geithner says yuan is undervalued

Thursday, September 16th 2010, 17:09
related countries: United States United States

The US Treasury secretary says China's currency is significantly undervalued and a mix of tools is needed to hasten change.
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China starts Japan panda inquiry

Thursday, September 16th 2010, 12:40
related countries: Japan Japan

Chinese officials have arrived in Japan to investigate the death of a giant panda on loan to a zoo.
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Back on track

Thursday, September 16th 2010, 9:20
related countries: Angola Angola

How Chinese investment is reviving Angola's railways
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Row sees China cancel Japan visit

Tuesday, September 14th 2010, 10:17
related countries: Japan Japan

China postpones a senior official's visit to Japan amid a diplomatic row over the arrest of a Chinese skipper after a collision in disputed waters.
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Tourist industry eyes new markets

Monday, September 13th 2010, 11:33
related countries: Brazil Brazil, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The number of tourists visiting the UK from emerging nations such as Brazil and China is set to jump, a report says.
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Japan frees Chinese fishing crew

Monday, September 13th 2010, 11:20
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan frees the 14 crew of a Chinese fishing trawler seized in disputed waters but keeps the captain in detention, amid a row with China.
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Web forum draws Chinese netizens

Monday, September 13th 2010, 9:13

Thousands of Chinese people demand action on education, corruption and house prices on a website that promised to send their comments straight to officials.
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Taiwan-China trade deal in effect

Sunday, September 12th 2010, 9:41
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

A trade pact between China and Taiwan, seen as the most significant agreement since civil war divided them in 1949, comes into effect.
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China postpones talks with Japan

Friday, September 10th 2010, 21:58
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Tokyo

Beijing postpones planned talks with Tokyo after Japan's court extends the detention of a Chinese captain over a collision in disputed waters.
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Japan extends captain's detention

Friday, September 10th 2010, 14:27
related countries: Japan Japan

Hours after China demands the release of a Chinese boat captain detained in Japan, a Japanese court rules he can be held for a further 10 days.
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China imports in surprise surge

Friday, September 10th 2010, 6:21

China reported a surprise surge in imports during August, leading to a fall in its trade surplus to $20bn.
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China U-turn on enforced blackout

Thursday, September 9th 2010, 14:15

Thousands of people in China are to have their electricity restored after the reversal of an order for enforced power cuts to meet energy-saving goals.
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Japan-China boat spat escalates

Thursday, September 9th 2010, 10:10
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Tokyo

China warns Japan that their wider relationship will suffer if Tokyo mishandles a dispute about a Chinese fishing boat seized in disputed waters.
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China abortion activist 'freed'

Thursday, September 9th 2010, 7:52

A blind activist jailed after revealing right abuses under China's one-child policy has been freed after a four-year prison term, a rights group says.
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Vodafone makes $6.5bn China sale

Wednesday, September 8th 2010, 12:25

Vodafone pockets $6.5bn in cash following the sale of its 3.2% stake in China's biggest wireless operator, China Mobile.
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Zhang Ziyi signs up to Mulan film

Wednesday, September 8th 2010, 12:13
related places: Mulan

Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi is to team up with Speed director Jan de Bont to make an English-language version of the Chinese legend Mulan.
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Two missing in China rig accident

Wednesday, September 8th 2010, 11:37

At least 30 workers are rescued and at least two are missing after a storm causes an oil rig off China's north-east coast to list dangerously.
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Row over Japan-China boat crash

Wednesday, September 8th 2010, 6:25
related countries: Japan Japan

A diplomatic row between China and Japan intensifies after collisions between two Japanese patrol boats and a Chinese trawler.
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Basketball set to invade the world?

Tuesday, September 7th 2010, 21:43
related countries: India India

The National Basketball Association wants to expand the game and are looking at emerging markets such as India and China to push their products.
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China backs Burma's election plan

Tuesday, September 7th 2010, 14:10
related countries: Burma Burma

China urges international support for the Burmese general election planned for later this year, as Burma's leader begins a five-day visit to China.
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Chinese pilots lied about records

Monday, September 6th 2010, 11:55

China is checking the qualifications of all its commercial pilots, after it emerged that more than 200 of them lied about their experience.
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Steep learning curve

Saturday, September 4th 2010, 1:05

China gives EU lesson in rural poverty
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Chinese consider rival Potash bid

Friday, September 3rd 2010, 6:48
related countries: Canada Canada

Chinese investors approach Canadian pension fund over a possible rival bid for the fertiliser giant Potash Corporation.
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China warships end Burma visit

Friday, September 3rd 2010, 5:01
related countries: Burma Burma
related places: Beijing

The first visit of Chinese warships to Burma ends as top Burmese leader Than Shwe prepares to visit Beijing, highlighting the two country's close ties.
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Wozniacki through after whitewash

Friday, September 3rd 2010, 2:42
related countries: United States United States, Taiwan Taiwan
related places: Top

Top seed Caroline Wozniacki cruises into the third round of the US Open with a blistering 6-0 6-0 win over Chinese Taipei's Kai-Chen Changon.
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US accuses 11 of honey smuggling

Thursday, September 2nd 2010, 16:24
related countries: Germany Germany, United States United States

US authorities indict 11 German and Chinese executives for conspiring to illegally import $40m worth of honey from China.
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More than 10,000 vehicles stuck in new China jam

Thursday, September 2nd 2010, 16:05
related places: Beijing

More than 10,000 vehicles are stuck in a 120km (75-mile) traffic jam on China's Beijing to Tibet motorway.
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Typhoon hits South Korean capital

Thursday, September 2nd 2010, 14:56
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

Three people die as Seoul is hit by its strongest typhoon in 15 years, while storms continue to cause heavy rain and landslides in China.
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EU presses China over fake goods

Wednesday, September 1st 2010, 14:49

The EU urges China to curb smuggling to Europe, saying counterfeit cigarettes alone deprive the EU of 10bn euros (£8bn) in tax revenue annually.
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China manufacturing data improves

Wednesday, September 1st 2010, 9:01

Positive manufacturing reports from China eases concerns over a slowing Chinese economy.
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China begins Yellow Sea exercises

Wednesday, September 1st 2010, 8:57
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States

The Chinese navy begins artillery exercises in the Yellow Sea, days before the US and South Korea hold similar manoeuvres there.
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US drops China currency inquiry

Tuesday, August 31st 2010, 21:48
related countries: United States United States

The US government decides to drop an investigation of China's currency policy, avoiding a possible trade dispute.
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Chinese court to tackle HIV case

Tuesday, August 31st 2010, 10:57

A Chinese court for the first time accepts a case from a man alleging employment discrimination because he has HIV, state media says.
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N Korea 'hopes for talks restart'

Monday, August 30th 2010, 14:08
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Beijing

Beijing confirms North Korean leader Kim Jong-il visited China last week and said he hoped for an early resumption of six-party nuclear talks.
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Success for China amputee pianist

Friday, August 27th 2010, 8:17

A young musician, Liu Wei, has won acclaim after appearing on "China's Got Talent" playing the piano with his feet.
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India blocks China defence ties

Friday, August 27th 2010, 6:53
related countries: India India

India cancels defence exchanges with China after China refused a visa for a Kashmir-based general.
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Chinese man buys van with years of loose change

Friday, August 27th 2010, 0:01

A man pays for a van in China with 100,000 yuan ($14,700; £9,500) in pocket change he gathered over years, state television reports.
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Faith in work

Thursday, August 26th 2010, 23:12

Why one Chinese factory values Christian workers
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N Korea's Kim Jong-il 'in China'

Thursday, August 26th 2010, 8:30
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korean leader Kim Jong-il visits a school as he makes his second visit to China within a year, media reports say.
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China survivors felt 'jolts' before crash

Wednesday, August 25th 2010, 7:18
related places: Xinhua

The flight recorder from a plane that crashed in northwest China has been found, the state news agency Xinhua has said.
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China plane crash recorder found

Wednesday, August 25th 2010, 4:25

The flight recorder of the plane that crashed in the north-eastern Chinese province of Heilongjiang, killing 42 people, is found.
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Rocking on

Wednesday, August 25th 2010, 0:24

Cui Jian still wows Chinese fans after 25 years on top
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China plane 'overshot' runway

Tuesday, August 24th 2010, 20:56

At least 42 people have been killed after a passenger plane crash-landed in the north-eastern Chinese province of Heilongjiang, state media report.
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North China plane crash kills 42

Tuesday, August 24th 2010, 19:36

At least 42 people have been killed after a passenger plane crashes in the north-eastern Chinese province of Heilongjiang, state media report.
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Hong Kong issues Philippine alert

Tuesday, August 24th 2010, 4:55
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong, Philippines Philippines

Hong Kong warns against travel to the Philippines and China demands a full investigation after eight tourists were shot and killed in a bus hijack.
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Zuma drums up trade on China trip

Tuesday, August 24th 2010, 1:32
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South African President Jacob Zuma flies into China for a trade-boosting trip to his country's largest trading partner.
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Church boom

Monday, August 23rd 2010, 23:52

How the Chinese state is investing in Christianity
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China traffic jam stretching 100km enters ninth day

Monday, August 23rd 2010, 16:46
related places: Beijing

A massive traffic jam in China stretching for 100km slows vehicles to a crawl for a ninth day near Beijing, local media say.
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China 'may reduce capital crimes'

Monday, August 23rd 2010, 5:58

A draft amendment to China's criminal code proposes dropping the death penalty for up to 13 economic crimes, state media says.
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China-N Korea river hit by floods

Sunday, August 22nd 2010, 7:48
related countries: North Korea North Korea

China and North Korea evacuate thousands of people from their homes after heavy rains flood villages on both sides of the border.
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China flooding forces evacuations

Saturday, August 21st 2010, 15:12
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Tens of thousands of people are moved to safety as summer floods hit both sides of China's border with North Korea.
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Train carriages fall in China river

Friday, August 20th 2010, 9:19

Two train carriages fell into a swollen river in China's Sichuan province as a rail bridge collapsed.
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Foxconn set to hire more workers

Thursday, August 19th 2010, 15:00

Taiwanese iPhone-maker Foxconn says it will hire more workers in China, so it can maintain production while cutting employees' overtime hours.
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Train carriages fall in China river

Thursday, August 19th 2010, 14:56

Two carriages from a passenger train are swept into a river in southern China after floods destroy a bridge, state media says.
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Deadly blast hits Xinjiang city

Thursday, August 19th 2010, 9:44
related places: Xinjiang

Seven people are killed in a bomb attack in China's Xinjiang region, the scene of deadly ethnic violence last year.
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China Mobile sees profits rise 4%

Thursday, August 19th 2010, 6:20

The world's biggest mobile operator, China Mobile, reports a 4% rise in profits, slightly ahead of analysts' expectations.
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Foxconn rallies workers in China

Wednesday, August 18th 2010, 17:25

Taiwanese iPhone-maker Foxconn holds employee rallies in its factories in China after a string of workers' suicides
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Dramatic rescues in China floods

Wednesday, August 18th 2010, 10:41

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