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VIDEO: China premier visits train crash site

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 8:38
related places: Wenzhou

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao has vowed to "severely punish" those responsible for a train crash on a viaduct near Wenzhou that killed 39 people.
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Cargo plane crashes off S Korea

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 1:13
related countries: South Korea South Korea

Both pilots aboard a China-bound Boeing 747 cargo jet die when it crashes off South Korea after experiencing mechanical problems.
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IOC chief happy with London 2012

Wednesday, July 27th 2011, 20:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

International Olympic Committee chief Jacques Rogge puts London 2012's readiness for the Games on a par with Sydney 2000 and Beijing 2008.
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VIDEO: Chinese police target baby smugglers

Wednesday, July 27th 2011, 16:17

Police in China say they have rescued 89 kidnapped babies during operations to break up child smuggling gangs.
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Swift China rail inquiry demanded

Wednesday, July 27th 2011, 11:46

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao urges a swift and transparent inquiry into the weekend's fatal rail crash, amid rising public anger with officials.
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Trader death sparks Chinese riot

Wednesday, July 27th 2011, 8:28

Chinese police clash with hundreds of people angry over the death of a disabled fruit seller who they claim was beaten by local officials.
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Sun Art shares surge on HK debut

Wednesday, July 27th 2011, 5:52
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Shares of Sun Art surge on their debut at the Hong Kong stock exchange as investors bet on China.
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VIDEO: China explores depths of the sea

Tuesday, July 26th 2011, 21:29

China becomes the fifth country in the world to send manned submersible 3500 metres below sea level.
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VIDEO: Angry protests over China train crash

Tuesday, July 26th 2011, 16:10

China has ordered a two-month nationwide safety campaign for its railways amid public outrage at a train crash on Saturday that killed nearly 40 people.
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Nissan plans $7.8bn push in China

Tuesday, July 26th 2011, 14:14

Nissan Motor says it plans to invest 50bn yuan ($7.8bn; £4.7bn) in China, the world's biggest car market.
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China orders rail safety review

Tuesday, July 26th 2011, 9:35

China orders a two-month nationwide safety review of its railways amid public anger at a deadly crash between two high-speed trains.
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GE to shift X-Ray unit to China

Tuesday, July 26th 2011, 5:34

General Electric is shifting the headquarters of its X-Ray unit to China in an attempt to capture emerging markets.
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Baidu's profits almost double

Tuesday, July 26th 2011, 1:40
related places: Baidu

China's internet search engine Baidu reports a 95% surge in profits for the second quarter as advertising revenue grows.
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VIDEO: Chinese girl survives train crash

Monday, July 25th 2011, 16:05

A two-year-old Chinese girl, Xiang Weiyi, has survived a train crash which happened on Saturday.
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Taiwan jails spy general for life

Monday, July 25th 2011, 10:29
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Taiwan jails an army general for spying for China - the highest-ranking officer involved in espionage in decades.
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China shuts down fake Apple shops

Monday, July 25th 2011, 7:59
related countries: United States United States
related places: Apple

Several fake Apple stores in China have been shut down by officials after being exposed by an American blogger.
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China fires officials over crash

Monday, July 25th 2011, 6:15

China fires three senior railway officials and orders a nationwide safety check following a fatal high-speed train crash.
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Dozens die in China train crash

Sunday, July 24th 2011, 7:46

Two high-speed trains collide in the eastern Chinese province of Zhejiang, killing at least 35 and injuring more than 200, state media say.
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VIDEO: China train crash kills dozens

Sunday, July 24th 2011, 1:02

At least 32 people die and more than 100 are hurt after two high-speed trains crash in eastern China, state media reports.
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Canada returns Chinese fugitive

Saturday, July 23rd 2011, 13:46
related countries: Canada Canada

One of China's most-wanted fugitives, Lai Changxing, is deported home from Canada after a lengthy legal battle.
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VIDEO: Fake Apple stores found in China

Friday, July 22nd 2011, 20:44
related places: Kunming

Fake Apple stores operating in Kunming city, China, have been exposed.
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China will 'ordain more bishops'

Friday, July 22nd 2011, 10:19

A senior church official in China says the country's state-controlled church plans to ordain seven more bishops, without seeking Vatican approval.
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Dozens killed in China bus blaze

Friday, July 22nd 2011, 10:15
related places: Henan

At least 41 passengers are killed as a bus that was also carrying hazardous materials catches fire in China's Henan province, state media say.
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Canada to deport Chinese fugitive

Friday, July 22nd 2011, 4:04
related countries: Canada Canada

A Canadian court clears the way for one of China's most-wanted fugitives, Lai Changxing, to be deported home after a lengthy legal battle.
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It's quiz time!

Thursday, July 21st 2011, 23:12

Mrs Murdoch has a new fan base in China. What do they call her?
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Asian leaders seek island accord

Thursday, July 21st 2011, 17:35

South East Asian officials are trying to play down a rumbling dispute over territory in the South China Sea, signing a preliminary deal with China.
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Fake Apple stores found in China

Thursday, July 21st 2011, 14:24
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kunming, Apple

Three entirely counterfeit Apple stores have been discovered in the Chinese city of Kunming by an American blogger.
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Spratly Islands trip riles China

Thursday, July 21st 2011, 6:54
related countries: Philippines Philippines, Spratly Islands Spratly Islands
related places: Beijing

China says a visit by Philippine politicians to the Spratly Islands infringed Beijing's sovereignty, in a rumbling row over territory in the South China Sea.
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China buys Canadian oil producer

Wednesday, July 20th 2011, 10:40
related countries: Canada Canada

The Chinese state oil company CNOOC agrees to buy Canadian oil sands producer OPTI Canada for $2.1bn.
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Yao Ming retires from basketball

Wednesday, July 20th 2011, 7:27

China's biggest sporting superstar Yao Ming confirms that he is retiring from basketball, after suffering a series of injuries.
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China to 'smash' Tibet separatism

Tuesday, July 19th 2011, 15:24
related places: Lhasa

The man expected to be China's next president, Xi Jinping, says in a speech in Lhasa he will "smash" any attempt to undermine Tibetan stability.
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Baidu in deal with music labels

Tuesday, July 19th 2011, 8:36
related places: Baidu

Chinese search engine Baidu signs a deal with leading music labels, ending years of legal wrangling over rights.
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Xinjiang attack 'was terrorism'

Tuesday, July 19th 2011, 6:51
related places: Xinjiang

Chinese officials blame ethnic Uighur Muslim separatists for Monday's fatal attack on a police station in Xinjiang province.
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Fatal attack on Xinjiang police

Monday, July 18th 2011, 11:03
related places: Xinjiang

Several people, including two hostages, are killed in an attack on a police station in China's restive Xinjiang province, state media report.
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Private healthcare

Monday, July 18th 2011, 10:24

Wealthy Chinese are increasingly looking beyond the state sector
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Pork prices hurt Chinese consumer

Monday, July 18th 2011, 2:58

China plans to release pork supplies onto the market to help cut the price of the country's most widely consumed meat product.
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Honey trap: China stages 'bee-wearing' contest

Sunday, July 17th 2011, 12:19
related places: Hunan

Images from a "bee-attracting" competition in China's Hunan province, which pitted two fearless bee keepers, Lu Kongjiang and Wang Dalin, against one another.
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VIDEO: Obama-Dalai Lama talks anger China

Sunday, July 17th 2011, 2:59
related countries: United States United States

China responds angrily to a meeting between US President Barack Obama and Tibet's exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama.
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Obama ignores China on Dalai Lama

Saturday, July 16th 2011, 20:30
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

US President Barack Obama hosts talks at the White House with the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, angering China.
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China demands US Dalai Lama snub

Saturday, July 16th 2011, 11:54
related countries: United States United States

China asks US President Barack Obama to cancel a planned Saturday private meeting with exiled Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama.
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Foreign investment in China slows

Friday, July 15th 2011, 8:31

Foreign direct investment in to China slows down as the government steps up its efforts to rein in the country's growth.
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Poet fled 'to tell China's story'

Thursday, July 14th 2011, 8:12
related countries: Germany Germany

A Chinese poet who was jailed in his homeland tells the BBC he fled to Germany so he could tell the story of ordinary people in China.
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Chinese demand for KFC boosts Yum

Thursday, July 14th 2011, 6:10

Profits at KFC owner Yum Brands rise 10% thanks to another big increase in sales at its Chinese outlets.
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VIDEO: Heavy rains cause chaos in China

Wednesday, July 13th 2011, 22:29
related places: Yajiang

Heavy rains have caused widespread flooding and landslides in Yajiang province in south-west China.
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Ai accepts Berlin lecturer role

Wednesday, July 13th 2011, 12:47
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

Chinese artist and government critic Ai Weiwei has accepted an offer to join Berlin's University of Arts as a visiting lecturer, it says.
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China shut 1.3m websites in 2010

Wednesday, July 13th 2011, 11:03

Some 1.3 million websites closed down in China during 2010, a report from a state-run think tank says.
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China's growth rate slows to 9.5%

Wednesday, July 13th 2011, 9:31

China's economy slows further in the second quarter after the government steps up its battle against inflation.
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BYD shares fall on profit warning

Wednesday, July 13th 2011, 5:22
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Shares of Chinese car and battery maker BYD fall at the Hong Kong and Shenzhen stock exchanges after a profit warning.
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VIDEO: US scramble for rare earth elements

Tuesday, July 12th 2011, 21:40
related countries: United States United States

The US hopes to make sure it is not left in China's dust in the rush to mine the rare 'earth elements' vital for manufacturing the latest technology.
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Six jailed for China migrant riot

Tuesday, July 12th 2011, 12:12

A Chinese court sentences six people to prison for their involvement in riots last month in an industrial town in southern Guangdong province.
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VIDEO: China launches data satellite

Tuesday, July 12th 2011, 9:47

China has launched a data relay satellite from Sichuan Province.
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Precious scarcity

Tuesday, July 12th 2011, 0:23
related countries: United States United States

US mine seeks rare earths alternative to China
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US-China spat over Asia exercises

Monday, July 11th 2011, 10:38
related countries: United States United States

American and Chinese military chiefs argue over US involvement in the South China Sea, after high-level talks in Beijing.
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Oil prices fall after China data

Monday, July 11th 2011, 8:38
related countries: United States United States

Oil prices fall after figures show a drop in Chinese oil imports and as concerns continue about the US economy's strength.
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Nestle in China sweets stake deal

Monday, July 11th 2011, 4:29

Nestle takes a big step towards expanding its operations in China, one of the world's biggest consumer markets.
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China's import growth slows down

Sunday, July 10th 2011, 5:12

The pace of growth of imports to China slows down in June as the government's efforts to rein in growth hit domestic demand.
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China sees further inflation rise

Saturday, July 9th 2011, 3:26

Inflation in China rises to its highest level for three years, despite a series of interest rate rises and curbs on bank lending.
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Yao 'to retire from basketball'

Friday, July 8th 2011, 23:28
related countries: United States United States

Chinese basketball superstar Yao Ming, who plays for the Houston Rockets, has told the NBA he will retire from the game, media reports say.
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VIDEO: China: Floods wreak havoc in Sichuan

Thursday, July 7th 2011, 19:23

Heavy rain and flooding is continuing to wreak havoc in China's south-western Sichuan Province.
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Chinese longest bridge 'is safe'

Thursday, July 7th 2011, 12:23

The chief engineer of the world's longest sea-bridge, in China, denies allegations he rushed the construction to get it ready for last week's Communist Party anniversary.
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China denies Jiang death rumours

Thursday, July 7th 2011, 6:08

Chinese state media rebuffs widespread internet and media reports that former leader Jiang Zemin has died, saying they were "pure rumour".
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Rumours spark China web crackdown

Thursday, July 7th 2011, 5:25

Chinese censors block internet references to former leader Jiang Zemin, whose name means "river", after rumours that he has died circulate.
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Philippines in China seas talks

Thursday, July 7th 2011, 2:56
related countries: Philippines Philippines
related places: Beijing, Rosario

The Philippine Foreign Secretary, Albert del Rosario, is visiting his counterpart in Beijing, with the ongoing row over the South China Sea set to dominate talks.
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Mao book wins non-fiction prize

Wednesday, July 6th 2011, 19:11

A book about China's disastrous Great Leap Forward policy wins the £20,000 BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for non-fiction.
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Uganda shops shut down in protest

Wednesday, July 6th 2011, 18:31
related countries: Uganda Uganda
related places: Kampala

Shop owners in Uganda's capital, Kampala, shut their businesses to protest against a weakened currency and the influx of Chinese traders.
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Inflation forces China rate rise

Wednesday, July 6th 2011, 12:50

China raises its main interest rates for the third time this year in an attempt to curb its worsening inflation problem.
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China banks fall on Temasek sale

Wednesday, July 6th 2011, 6:10
related countries: Singapore Singapore

Shares in Bank of China and China Construction Bank fall after Singapore's state-owned investor Temasek Holdings sold its stakes in the institutions.
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VIDEO: Half donkey, half zebra - it's a donkra!

Tuesday, July 5th 2011, 21:19

A rare cross-breed between a zebra and donkey was born in the Haicang Zoo in China.
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WTO: China broke metals trade law

Tuesday, July 5th 2011, 16:22

The World Trade Organization rules that China broke international rules by restricting the exports of certain metals.
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Mercedes-Benz posts record sales

Tuesday, July 5th 2011, 15:31

Mercedes-Benz reports its best half-year sales on record, thanks in large part to strong demand from China and emerging economies.
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China charity scandal resignation

Tuesday, July 5th 2011, 12:04

A businessman on the board of a company with ties to China's Red Cross Society has resigned amid a charity scandal.
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Warming lull down to China's coal

Tuesday, July 5th 2011, 8:16

The pause in global warming from 1998 to 2008 was mainly caused by a sharp rise in China's coal use, a study suggests.
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Moody's warns over China bad debt

Tuesday, July 5th 2011, 7:57

Bad debts held by local governments in China are a far bigger problem than first estimated, ratings agency Moody's warns.
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Baidu and Microsoft team up again

Tuesday, July 5th 2011, 5:54
related places: Baidu

Baidu, the biggest web company in China, will partner with Microsoft to provide English-language search results.
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China food group in Nestle talks

Monday, July 4th 2011, 12:23
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Chinese confectionery group Hsu Fu Chi says it is in preliminary discussions about a tie-up with Swiss food giant Nestle.
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Floods at China mines trap '40'

Sunday, July 3rd 2011, 11:45

Rescuers in southern China try to reach more than 40 workers in two coal mines after one pit was flooded and the other caved in.
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VIDEO: 'Red tourism' a hit in China

Sunday, July 3rd 2011, 3:34

As the Chinese Communist Party foundation celebrates its 90th anniversary, the country's "red tourism" industry is booming.
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Tibetan 'jailed' for riot reports

Saturday, July 2nd 2011, 15:19

Tibetan writer Tashi Rabten is reported to have been sentenced to four years in jail in south-west China for his magazine articles about the 2008 ethnic riots.
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VIDEO: China Communist Party's 90th birthday

Friday, July 1st 2011, 22:24

There was a sea of red flags and banners in China as the ruling Communist Party celebrated its 90th anniversary.
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Hu warns communists on corruption

Friday, July 1st 2011, 11:36

President Hu Jintao warns China's communists that corruption could cost them the support of the people, as the party marks its 90th anniversary.
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China arrests 36 in Alibaba fraud

Friday, July 1st 2011, 6:47

Chinese police arrest 36 people connected with operating an online fraud on Alibaba.com and other websites.
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China to limit forced evictions

Friday, July 1st 2011, 6:28

China passes a law that politicians say will make it harder for the authorities to force people out of their homes to make way for development projects.
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China's manufacturing slows down

Friday, July 1st 2011, 3:58

Growth in China's manufacturing sector slowed in June following government policies to prevent the economy from overheating, figures show.
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VIDEO: China marks 90 years of Communism

Friday, July 1st 2011, 0:57
related places: Yan'an

The Chinese Communist Party is celebrating its 90th anniversary, nowhere more so than Yan'an, the birthplace of the revolution.
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Mao and me

Thursday, June 30th 2011, 23:39
related countries: United States United States

The American communist who made China his home
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VIDEO: 'Why I joined China's Communists'

Thursday, June 30th 2011, 19:10
related countries: United States United States

The American Sidney Rittenberg is one of only a handful of foreigners ever to join the Chinese Communist Party.
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VIDEO: China celebrates longest sea bridge

Thursday, June 30th 2011, 18:22

The world's longest sea bridge, the Jiaozhou Bay Bridge, has been opened to general traffic in China.
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China raises income tax threshold

Thursday, June 30th 2011, 14:02

China decides to raise the level at which people start paying income tax from 2,000 yuan ($309; £193) to 3,500 yuan a month.
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China opens 'longest' sea bridge

Thursday, June 30th 2011, 11:43
related places: Huangdao, Qingdao

After four years of construction, China opens the world's longest sea bridge - spanning the 42km between the eastern coastal city of Qingdao and the suburb of Huangdao.
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VIDEO: Inside birth place of Chinese communism

Thursday, June 30th 2011, 10:41

The BBC's Chris Hogg takes a look around a museum which is housed in the building where the first congress of the Chinese Communist Party was held in 1911.
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Amnesty warns over China lawyers

Thursday, June 30th 2011, 3:33

Amnesty International says China suppresses, detains and causes to disappear lawyers who become involved in politically sensitive cases.
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BYD shares jump on Chinese debut

Thursday, June 30th 2011, 2:43

Shares in Chinese carmaker BYD surge on their debut on the Shenzen stock exchange despite the firm reporting a drop in profits.
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VIDEO: Ai Weiwei's New York photo exhibition

Thursday, June 30th 2011, 1:14

An exhibition of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei's early photographic work from his time in New York is being exhibited in the city.
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Unequal China?

Wednesday, June 29th 2011, 22:36

How is economic success changing Chinese society?
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Ai Weiwei 'to challenge tax fine'

Wednesday, June 29th 2011, 15:11

Chinese artist and government critic Ai Weiwei is to challenge a bill of more than 12m yuan ($1.9m, £1.2m) in unpaid taxes and fines, his wife tells the BBC.
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China mother jailed over killings

Wednesday, June 29th 2011, 9:17

A Chinese mother who killed her paralysed 13-year-old twins is given a "lenient" five-year sentence, to highlight the strain on parents as full-time carers.
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China and UK strike space deal

Wednesday, June 29th 2011, 9:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Chinese and British companies agree a deal that will see three high-resolution Earth observation spacecraft map the Asian country's extraordinary growth from orbit.
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