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News: China

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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China: news

China begins oil spill clean-up

Monday, July 19th 2010, 8:33

China launches an operation to clean up an oil spill in the Yellow Sea after two oil pipelines exploded causing a massive fire.
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China mining accidents kill 38

Sunday, July 18th 2010, 13:53

At least 38 Chinese miners have been killed in three separate accidents, state-run media say.
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Ford builds on China partnership

Sunday, July 18th 2010, 10:42

Ford announces an expansion of its partnership with Jiangling Motors in China with a new $300m plant.
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Tropical storm hits north Vietnam

Saturday, July 17th 2010, 23:55
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam
related places: Hainan

Tropical storm Conson makes landfall in northern Vietnam, after battering China's southern island of Hainan.
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China pipelines burn for 15 hours

Saturday, July 17th 2010, 9:51
related places: Dalian

Two oil pipelines in the Chinese port city of Dalian have exploded, starting a fire which burned for 15 hours.
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Two die as storm hits south China

Saturday, July 17th 2010, 4:16

At least two people die as Typhoon Conson hits southern China, adding to the worst flooding in more than a decade.
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New influences

Friday, July 16th 2010, 23:49

Young Chinese artists forging connections online
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No fleeing euro, says China's Wen

Friday, July 16th 2010, 11:42

Chinese premier Wen Jiabao says his country intends to continue buying euro assets despite recent fears over Europe's debts.
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China braced for typhoon and flooding

Friday, July 16th 2010, 10:50

China is bracing itself for more flooding, as Typhoon Conson heads for the south coast.
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Burberry buys back China stores

Friday, July 16th 2010, 10:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British luxury fashion retailer Burberry says it will take direct control of its franchised stores across mainland China.
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China data shows economy cooling

Thursday, July 15th 2010, 13:37

The pace of growth in the world's third-largest economy slowed in the second quarter to 10.3%, official figures show.
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China AgBank shares in flat debut

Thursday, July 15th 2010, 10:23

Shares in the Agricultural Bank of China - possibly a world record share issue - end their first day of trading almost flat.
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'Killer mushroom' found in China

Wednesday, July 14th 2010, 10:51

A tiny mushroom little know to scientists is to blame for more than 400 sudden deaths in Yunnan province, experts say.
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Hague calls for closer China ties

Wednesday, July 14th 2010, 9:48

Foreign Secretary William Hague tells his Chinese counterpart that he wants to build a close working relationship between the two countries.
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China web filter hit by problems

Tuesday, July 13th 2010, 14:21

China's controversial Green Dam software project to filter internet content could be on the brink of collapse, reports say.
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Landslides hit south-west China

Tuesday, July 13th 2010, 14:13

At least 17 people have been killed and dozens more are missing after a series of landslides in south-west China.
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Landslides hit south-west China

Tuesday, July 13th 2010, 8:44

At least 17 people have been killed and dozens more are missing after a series of landslides in south-west China, state media says.
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China expands anti-corruption law

Monday, July 12th 2010, 9:37

China issues new anti-corruption rules which require government workers to report investments, incomes and assets.
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China's enigmatic car industry

Saturday, July 10th 2010, 11:45

In Beijing, Michael Robinson finds car manufacturers are poised to mount a new challenge to the industry's established giants around the world.
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China sees surge in trade surplus

Saturday, July 10th 2010, 6:25

China records its biggest trade surplus this year, $20bn in June, despite fears the European debt crisis would damage growth.
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China renews Google web licence

Friday, July 9th 2010, 23:19

China renews Google's licence to operate in China, the internet giant says, ending a long-running stand-off between the two.
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China milk products tainted again

Friday, July 9th 2010, 21:11

Chinese officials seize dairy material tainted with the toxic chemical melamine, a practice that killed six babies in 2008.
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China 'rocket farmer' wins cash

Friday, July 9th 2010, 6:41

A Chinese farmer who fired home-made rockets at teams trying to demolish his house, has won generous compensation.
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IMF raises global growth estimate

Thursday, July 8th 2010, 14:31
related countries: India India

The International Monetary Fund slightly raises its forecast for global economic growth to 4.5%, driven by China and India.
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Fake executives

Thursday, July 8th 2010, 12:42

Chinese companies hire Westerners to secure business
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China targets gaming advertising

Thursday, July 8th 2010, 7:44

China says it will stop online games companies from using sex, gambling or violence to promote their products.
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Agbank share offer set for record

Wednesday, July 7th 2010, 9:54

China's third biggest state-owned bank looks set to raise a world record sum in its first public share sale, reports suggest.
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China executes Chongqing official

Wednesday, July 7th 2010, 9:35
related places: Chongqing

China executes the top justice official in Chongqing, as part of a high-profile crackdown on corruption and gang crime.
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China threatens dissident writer

Tuesday, July 6th 2010, 15:56

Prominent Chinese writer Yu Jie says police told him he could go to jail if he published a book about the premier.
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China to build Nigerian refinery

Tuesday, July 6th 2010, 15:29
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

China agrees to build a $8bn oil refinery in Nigeria, the first of three under an accord signed in May.
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China foils online gambling ring

Tuesday, July 6th 2010, 10:53

A Chinese gang accused of running a multi-billion dollar online betting network was broken up last month, state media reports.
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Troops out in force in Xinjiang

Monday, July 5th 2010, 14:10
related places: Urumqi, Xinjiang

Security is stepped up in China's Xinjiang on the anniversary of the ethnic riots in Urumqi that left almost 200 people dead.
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China jails US man in 'spy' trial

Monday, July 5th 2010, 14:05
related countries: United States United States

A Chinese-born US geologist is sentenced to eight years in jail in China for stealing state secrets, prompting US "dismay".
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China bus fire kills 24 workers

Monday, July 5th 2010, 5:07

A shuttle bus carrying steel factory workers catches fire in eastern China, killing 24 people and injuring at least 19 others.
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China 'jails third Tibet brother'

Saturday, July 3rd 2010, 12:25

A Tibetan environmentalist becomes the third brother in his family to be jailed by a Chinese court, his lawyer says.
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China challenged over Urumqi riots

Friday, July 2nd 2010, 15:07
related places: Urumqi, Xinjiang

Amnesty International challenges the official Chinese version of events in Xinjiang, where nearly 200 people died in ethnic clashes.
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People's voice

Friday, July 2nd 2010, 8:27

How a small village in China elects a new leader
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China launches global English TV

Thursday, July 1st 2010, 15:03
related places: Xinhua

State news agency Xinhua launches a 24-hour global English news channel to give "a better view of China".
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Huge China bank flotation begins

Wednesday, June 30th 2010, 15:24
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

A share sale at Agricultural Bank of China - set to be the world's biggest initial public offering (IPO) - begins in Hong Kong.
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Bodies found at China landslide

Wednesday, June 30th 2010, 9:50

Teams searching for about 100 people buried by a landslide in China find three bodies, as hopes of survivors fade.
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Google in 'new approach' on China

Wednesday, June 30th 2010, 1:56

Google announces a "new approach" in China as it battles with Beijing over the censorship of internet search results.
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Taiwan and China in historic pact

Tuesday, June 29th 2010, 14:45
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Taiwan and China sign a landmark trade agreement, seen as the most significant deal in 60 years of separation.
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Will the trade pact change relations?

Tuesday, June 29th 2010, 9:33
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

China and Taiwan have signed a new deal on trade. Do you welcome it?
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Porpoises on brink of extinction

Tuesday, June 29th 2010, 8:07

Finless porpoises, a rare type of toothed whale living in China, may be even more endangered than previously thought.
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Buyer Straits

Tuesday, June 29th 2010, 2:26
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Historic free trade deal with China splits Taiwan
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Scores buried by China landslide

Monday, June 28th 2010, 16:48

At least 100 people are buried or trapped by a landslide triggered by heavy rain in south-west China, state media report.
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Pirates seize Singapore ship

Monday, June 28th 2010, 16:15
related countries: Singapore Singapore, Somalia Somalia

Pirates in the Gulf of Aden off the coast of Somalia capture a Singapore cargo ship with 19 Chinese crew on board.
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N Korea warns of nuclear advance

Monday, June 28th 2010, 9:14
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

North Korea says it will introduce a new nuclear deterrent, hours after the US urged China to act over the warship issue.
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China must ease 'migrant strain'

Sunday, June 27th 2010, 23:36

Chinese officials call for help ease the pressures caused by a record number of internal migrant workers.
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China head set for US state visit

Sunday, June 27th 2010, 15:13
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

China's President Hu Jintao has accepted an invitation for a state visit from US President Barack Obama, the White House says.
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UK prime minister plans China visit

Sunday, June 27th 2010, 8:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Prime Minister David Cameron is to visit China in November, after accepting an invitation from President Hu.
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Protest in Taiwan at China pact

Sunday, June 27th 2010, 5:01
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan
related places: Taipei

Thousands protest in the Taiwanese capital about a trade deal with China, which they fear will lead to a Chinese takeover.
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China bans soldiers from blogging

Saturday, June 26th 2010, 19:41

China bans its military from setting up blogs or websites, adding to existing internet curbs, state media report.
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Split on China-Pakistan nuclear sale

Friday, June 25th 2010, 14:28
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A meeting of exporters of civil nuclear technology ends without agreement on Chinese plans for sales of nuclear reactors to Pakistan.
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China jails Tibet conservationist

Friday, June 25th 2010, 11:58

A Chinese court jails Tibetan environmentalist Karma Samdrup for 15 years on charges of robbing tombs.
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More rains ravage flood-hit China

Thursday, June 24th 2010, 17:18

Further rains hit southern China, as the death-toll from days of flooding continues to rise.
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Taiwan-China trade details agreed

Thursday, June 24th 2010, 14:27
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Taiwan and China finalise details of what many believe will be the most important agreement between the two in 60 years.
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China police 'crack terror ring'

Thursday, June 24th 2010, 6:44
related places: Xinjiang

Chinese police say they have arrested a group behind attacks in Xinjiang, the scene of deadly protests last year.
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Toyota and Honda hit by strikes

Wednesday, June 23rd 2010, 11:53
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Honda

Strikes have halted work at two Japanese-owned car assembly factories in China - the latest in a wave of labour disputes.
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China moves to meet currency vow

Tuesday, June 22nd 2010, 8:22

China takes its first step towards honouring a pledge to let the exchange rate of its currency float more freely.
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In pictures

Monday, June 21st 2010, 8:25

Deadly floods cause chaos in southern China
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China yuan stance buoys markets

Monday, June 21st 2010, 7:37

Stock markets and Asian currencies rise following weekend comments by China's central bank about its yuan policy.
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Dozens die in China mine blast

Monday, June 21st 2010, 4:47
related places: Hunan

Dozens of workers die and others are missing after a mine explosion in China's Henan province, state media report.
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China floods take heavy toll

Sunday, June 20th 2010, 23:25

More than 130 people die and 800,000 are evacuted after flooding caused by torrential rain in southern China.
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Chinese pledge yuan 'stability'

Sunday, June 20th 2010, 14:50

China's central bank says it plans to keep the Chinese yuan "stable" and there will be no major revaluation of the currency.
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Obama hails China currency move

Saturday, June 19th 2010, 23:09
related countries: United States United States
related places: West

US president welcomes China's suggestion that it will allow a rise of the yuan, which many in the West say is undervalued.
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China hints at stronger currency

Saturday, June 19th 2010, 16:49

China indicates it will allow the yuan to rise, after Western criticism it is being kept artificially low, but releases no details.
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Scores die in China flash floods

Saturday, June 19th 2010, 11:51

At least 88 people have died in flooding caused by torrential rain in southern China, officials say.
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Robert Peston

Friday, June 18th 2010, 12:19
related countries: United States United States

Besieged BP boss Tony Hayward's future looks bleak
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China says Pakistan deal 'peaceful'

Thursday, June 17th 2010, 12:17
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

China says its civilian nuclear co-operation with Pakistan is peaceful, after the US asks for details on the sale of reactors.
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Chinese rain storms kill dozens

Thursday, June 17th 2010, 11:35

Floods in southern China triggered by torrential rain have killed 46 people since Sunday, officials say.
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China paper calls for pay rises

Thursday, June 17th 2010, 9:41

One of China's most influential newspapers, the official People's Daily, has called for workers' incomes to be raised.
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Ghana police in stowaway arrests

Tuesday, June 15th 2010, 17:00
related countries: Ghana Ghana

Ghana impounds a Chinese ship and arrests three crew members after three Ivorians are alleged to have been thrown overboard.
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China PM praises migrant workers

Tuesday, June 15th 2010, 9:50

Chinese premier calls for better living conditions for migrant workers from rural areas after a series of suicides at factories.
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China pay rises

Sunday, June 13th 2010, 15:59

Is the era of cheap Chinese labour almost over?
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China inflation outstrips target

Friday, June 11th 2010, 7:23
related places: Beijing

The inflation rate in China surpasses the government's target, raising the prospect that Beijing may increase interest rates.
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US attacks China currency stance

Thursday, June 10th 2010, 22:00
related countries: United States United States

Global economic reforms are being impeded by China's refusal to revalue its currency, the US Treasury Secretary says.
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China exports refocus yuan debate

Thursday, June 10th 2010, 7:14
related countries: United States United States
related places: May

Chinese exports in May beat market expectations, which could reignite US criticism of China's currency policy.
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China judges hurt in acid attack

Wednesday, June 9th 2010, 10:20

Two judges could partially lose their sight after being attacked with acid over a debt case in China, state media reports.
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Honda hit by second China strike

Wednesday, June 9th 2010, 5:59

Honda halts production at two of its four car assembly factories in China after another strike by workers at a local parts supplier.
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Three Chinese 'shot by N Korea'

Tuesday, June 8th 2010, 14:59
related countries: North Korea North Korea

China says a guard from its ally North Korea shot and killed three people on the Chinese side of the border last week.
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China defends internet censorship

Tuesday, June 8th 2010, 9:21

Officials explain why the authorities censor the internet in a white paper outlining China's policies governing the web.
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Foxconn raises workers' pay again

Monday, June 7th 2010, 7:55

A Taiwanese firm hit by a spate of suicides raises employee salaries in China for the second time in less than a week.
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Under pressure

Monday, June 7th 2010, 0:05

China HIV/Aids charity struggles amid restrictions
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Chinese premier builds Burma ties

Thursday, June 3rd 2010, 9:53
related countries: Burma Burma

China's Premier Wen Jiabao says relations with Burma have been improved by his visit to the isolated military-run country.
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Thirst for oil

Thursday, June 3rd 2010, 8:38

Energy-hungry China builds stake in Kazakh economy
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Paper prints 'Tiananmen cartoon'

Thursday, June 3rd 2010, 6:27

A cartoon that appears to refer to the massacre in Tiananmen Square in 1989 is printed in a Chinese newspaper.
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Apple boss defends iPhone factory

Wednesday, June 2nd 2010, 9:52

Steve Jobs defends conditions at a Taiwanese firm producing Apple products in China, following a spate of suicides.
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