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Riot in China city over land sale

Friday, September 23rd 2011, 11:01

A city in southern China sees three days of protests over allegations that Communist party officials sold off farmers' land.
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Man held over China 'sex slaves'

Friday, September 23rd 2011, 10:05

Police in central China arrest a man on suspicion of imprisoning and raping six women in a basement for two years and of killing two of them.
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China hits out at US-Taiwan deal

Thursday, September 22nd 2011, 14:37
related countries: United States United States, Taiwan Taiwan

China hits out at a US deal to upgrade Taiwan's ageing fleet of US-built F-16 fighter planes, warning it could harm bilateral co-operation.
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VIDEO: Campaign to end China's shark fin trade

Thursday, September 22nd 2011, 6:57

There are calls in China for people to stop eating shark fin soup, which is endangering some shark species.
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Campaign targets China's shark fin trade

Wednesday, September 21st 2011, 23:25

Campaigns in China aim to stop trade in shark fin soup
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US confirms Taiwan F-16 upgrade

Wednesday, September 21st 2011, 18:13
related countries: United States United States, Taiwan Taiwan

The US confirms it plans to upgrade Taiwan's ageing fleet of F-16 fighters planes, a regular source of tensions with China.
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Pakistani man executed in China

Wednesday, September 21st 2011, 13:06
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

China has executed Zahid Husain Shah, a Pakistani man convicted of drug smuggling, despite last-ditch appeals for clemency, family says.
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VIDEO: Trapped on a broken rollercoaster

Wednesday, September 21st 2011, 11:58

Rescuers in China free two people trapped 15 meters above ground in a rollercoaster.
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Korea nuclear envoys hold talks

Wednesday, September 21st 2011, 9:01
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea
related places: Beijing

South Korea's nuclear envoy holds talks with his North Korean counterpart in Beijing, amid some signs efforts to restart stalled talks are under way.
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Polio outbreak in China confirmed

Tuesday, September 20th 2011, 21:30
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Polio has been found in China for the first time since 1999 after spreading from Pakistan, the World Health Organization confirms.
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US accuses China on chicken tax

Tuesday, September 20th 2011, 18:55
related countries: United States United States

The US accuses China over chicken tariffs in the latest trade dispute between the world's two largest economies.
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Chinese urged to spare Pakistani

Tuesday, September 20th 2011, 17:00
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Human rights groups urge China to stop the execution of Pakistani national Zahid Husain Shah, who has been convicted of drug smuggling.
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VIDEO: Dozens killed in Chinese floods

Tuesday, September 20th 2011, 15:03

Floods and landslides in China caused by a week of heavy rain have killed at least 57 people and forced more than a million from their homes.
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Man jailed in HK for burning flag

Tuesday, September 20th 2011, 9:24
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

An elderly farmer from mainland China is jailed in Hong Kong for burning the national flag, in the first sentence of its kind.
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Dozens killed in China flooding

Tuesday, September 20th 2011, 4:59

Floods and landslides in China triggered by days of heavy rain kill dozens of people and force more than a million from their homes.
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Monday, September 19th 2011, 10:58

Chinese regulators order a TV station to stop broadcasting popular singing show Super Girl, saying it is too long.
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China factory shut after protests

Monday, September 19th 2011, 10:14

China closes a solar panel factory in the east of the country after violent protests by local residents over pollution fears, state media report.
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Hero quake pig 'cloned in China'

Sunday, September 18th 2011, 10:27

Chinese scientists clone Zhu Jianqiang, a castrated pig which became a hero after surviving the devastating 2008 Sichuan earthquake, a report says.
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Mass protest at China solar plant

Sunday, September 18th 2011, 7:59

Some 500 villagers have been demonstrating over pollution fears at a solar panel plant in the Chinese province of Zhejiang.
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VIDEO: Rare China concert for Japan pop band

Saturday, September 17th 2011, 18:30
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Beijing

One of Japan's best-known pop groups has performed a long-awaited concert in the Chinese capital Beijing.
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VIDEO: China faces a microblog dilemma

Friday, September 16th 2011, 15:24

Chinese microblogs are good platform for government criticism and reports which can make unpleasant reading for officials.
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Japan band in rare China concert

Friday, September 16th 2011, 15:08
related countries: Japan Japan

Top Japanese pop band SMAP are in China for a long-awaited concert seen as a rare chance to ease strained ties, after previous tours were shelved.
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Detention for China road rage son

Friday, September 16th 2011, 8:07

The son of a famous Chinese army general is given a year in detention after a road rage incident that sparked widespread outrage.
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Newborn deaths halved in China

Friday, September 16th 2011, 0:18

A programme encouraging women in China to give birth in hospital, rather than at home, has cut newborn deaths by half, says a study in The Lancet.
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Chinese premier calls for reform

Thursday, September 15th 2011, 16:18

China's Premier Wen Jiabao says China must change its system of absolute power and introduce more democracy.
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China 'losing manufacturing edge'

Thursday, September 15th 2011, 8:11
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh, Indonesia Indonesia

Indonesia and Bangladesh are benefiting as China loses its edge as the world's cheapest place to manufacture goods, a new report suggests.
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China death penalty over attacks

Thursday, September 15th 2011, 7:10
related places: Xinjiang

Chinese courts sentence four members of the Uighur minority to death over attacks in restive Xinjiang province, which left more than 30 people dead.
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China restates Europe bond stance

Thursday, September 15th 2011, 3:14

A top Chinese official says China will extend a helping hand to debt-burdened European nations, reinforcing a stance taken by Premier Wen Jiabao.
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VIDEO: China busts 'gutter oil' network

Wednesday, September 14th 2011, 16:01

Chinese police say they found more than 100 tonnes of gutter oil and detained 32 people.
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VIDEO: Van overloaded with 66 children

Wednesday, September 14th 2011, 12:35

Police in northern China are shocked to discover 66 school children crammed into a minivan.
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Man kills six in China axe attack

Wednesday, September 14th 2011, 9:16
related places: Gongyi, Henan

A man armed with an axe kills two children and four adults near a kindergarten in Gongyi in China's central Henan province, media reports say.
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China cannot grow alone, Wen says

Wednesday, September 14th 2011, 6:04

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao says the country cannot grow in isolation, and it will look to develop both global and domestic growth.
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'Summer Davos' kicks off in China

Tuesday, September 13th 2011, 23:05

Global business elites meet in China for World Economic Forum
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China police in cooking oil sting

Tuesday, September 13th 2011, 8:36

Police in China arrested 32 people in a sting operation to prevent the sale of illegally reprocessed cooking oil, which is thought to cause cancer.
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Italy 'in bond talks with China'

Tuesday, September 13th 2011, 7:04
related countries: Italy Italy

The Italian government is reported to have been in talks with a Chinese sovereign wealth fund about buying Italian bonds.
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VIDEO: East Asia celebrates Moon festival

Monday, September 12th 2011, 13:29

Mid-autumn celebrations have taken place in China and other far eastern countries.
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Chinese imports hit record high

Monday, September 12th 2011, 3:18

China's imports hit a record monthly high in August indicating strong domestic demand despite concerns of a global slowdown.
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VIDEO: China's one-child policy questioned

Monday, September 12th 2011, 1:45

China's one-child policy has kept population growth in check for over 30 years, but there are calls it to be relaxed.
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Why is Christianity booming in China?

Sunday, September 11th 2011, 23:51

Why are Christian churches overflowing in China?
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China singer in road-rage apology

Friday, September 9th 2011, 12:05

A Chinese army general and singer apologises to a couple beaten by his son in a road-rage incident, in another scandal involving children of China's elite.
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China rights activist sentenced

Friday, September 9th 2011, 7:29

Chinese rights activist Wang Lihong is jailed for nine months for "stirring up trouble", in a sentence that is being seen as relatively light.
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Chinese inflation eases in August

Friday, September 9th 2011, 6:27

China's rate of inflation eased in August, after hitting a three-year high in July, official figures show.
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China's 360buy.com considers IPO

Friday, September 9th 2011, 4:15
related countries: United States United States

Chinese online retailer Jingdong Mall considers a share sale in the US next year that could be among the biggest internet IPOs.
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UK 'to develop as China yuan hub'

Thursday, September 8th 2011, 17:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

China and the UK are to develop an offshore trading hub for the yuan based in London, Chancellor George Osborne says.
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'Banned pesticide' in China shops

Thursday, September 8th 2011, 14:12
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Greenpeace says it has identified banned pesticides in vegetables sold by three supermarket chains in China, including outlets run by UK firm Tesco.
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Group 'behind Xinjiang attacks'

Thursday, September 8th 2011, 10:05
related countries: United States United States
related places: Xinjiang

A militant Islamic group releases a video saying it was behind attacks in China's Xinjiang region which left dozens dead, a US monitoring group says.
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China renews Google site licence

Thursday, September 8th 2011, 1:20

The Chinese government renews internet and search firm Google's licence to keep operating its local website in the country.
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Do not shave!

Wednesday, September 7th 2011, 23:00

How to host a dinner with China's president
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'King of fruit'

Wednesday, September 7th 2011, 16:01

Malaysians ply China with stinky durian
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China's super-rich list announced

Wednesday, September 7th 2011, 9:56

A former weapons plant manager, Liang Wengen, tops an annual list of China's richest people with a fortune of $11bn (£7bn).
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High drama

Tuesday, September 6th 2011, 23:30

Painted ladies and bamboo music - a guide to Chinese opera
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VIDEO: Conjoined twins separated in China

Tuesday, September 6th 2011, 20:44

In a 6-hour long operation, doctors split baby girls' heart sacs and liver.
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China paper pledges peaceful rise

Tuesday, September 6th 2011, 9:36

China says its rise will be peaceful and it will not seek to dominate other nations, in a white paper on development.
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Dell in tie-up with China's Baidu

Tuesday, September 6th 2011, 8:33
related places: Baidu

Computer maker Dell confirms it is partnering with Baidu, China's top search engine, on mobile devices.
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TV chief quits over Jiang report

Tuesday, September 6th 2011, 8:27
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

A news chief at a Hong Kong television station resigns after it reported mistakenly that former Chinese President Jiang Zemin had died.
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Pakistan schools to teach Chinese

Monday, September 5th 2011, 11:14
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The government of the Pakistani province of Sindh announces plans to make learning Chinese compulsory in schools from 2013.
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China admits Gaddafi arms meeting

Monday, September 5th 2011, 10:47

China says its state-run weapons firms held talks with Colonel Gaddafi's envoys as his forces battled rebels in July, but says no arms were sent.
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Toyota in hybrid shift to China

Monday, September 5th 2011, 7:52
related countries: Japan Japan

Toyota plans to manufacture key components for its hybrid cars outside Japan for the first time, as it seeks to boost sales.
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CNOOC shares fall on output cut

Monday, September 5th 2011, 6:43

Shares in China's biggest offshore energy producer have fallen after an oil leak forced the company to cut output estimates.
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Beijing 'plans congestion charge'

Friday, September 2nd 2011, 9:12
related places: Beijing

The Chinese capital Beijing is to start charging for the use of some roads in a bid to tackle its chronic traffic problems, state media report.
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Blair memoir published in China

Thursday, September 1st 2011, 15:00

Tony Blair launches the Chinese edition of his memoir, praising the "unprecedented progress" the country has made since his first visit in 1989.
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Shut out

Thursday, September 1st 2011, 10:12
related places: Beijing

Beijing school closures hit migrant workers hard
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Apple defends record on pollution

Thursday, September 1st 2011, 10:00

Apple has defended its environmental record after allegations that some of its suppliers are polluting in China.
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China factories in August rebound

Thursday, September 1st 2011, 6:22

Manufacturing activity in China expands for the first time in four months despite concerns of a slowdown in its key markets.
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VIDEO: China closes migrant worker schools

Thursday, September 1st 2011, 2:00
related places: Beijing

Thousands of migrant workers' children in Beijing have been left with no school to attend after officials abruptly closed their schools.
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VIDEO: China and Taiwan relations 'improving'

Thursday, September 1st 2011, 1:59
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Relations between China and Taiwan are said to be at their best since the civil war ended in 1949.
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VIDEO: Tanzanians face China plastics 'threat'

Wednesday, August 31st 2011, 13:13
related countries: Tanzania Tanzania

Chinese traders in Tanzania are exporting plastic waste back home and, according to some, putting local people's livelihoods at risk.
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Two Tibet monks jailed over death

Wednesday, August 31st 2011, 5:21
related places: Beijing

A Chinese court jails two more Tibetan monks over the death of a fellow monk who set himself on fire in an apparent anti-Beijing protest.
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Rating agency warns on China debt

Wednesday, August 31st 2011, 4:19

Rating agency Fitch says it may downgrade China's yuan debt rating on fears of rising defaults after record lending by banks.
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Chinese tycoon offers Iceland land deal

Tuesday, August 30th 2011, 11:05
related countries: Iceland Iceland

A Chinese businessman hopes to buy a large area of Iceland for an eco-resort, sparking concerns about foreign ownership of land.
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Miners rescued from Chinese pit

Tuesday, August 30th 2011, 9:19

Nineteen coal miners trapped underground for nearly a week in a flooded illegal pit in north-eastern China have been rescued, officials say.
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Bank of America sells CCB shares

Monday, August 29th 2011, 22:46

Bank of America is selling about half of its stake in China Construction Bank for $8.3bn in cash, as it aims to strengthen its capital base.
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China general reveals spy cases

Monday, August 29th 2011, 12:39
related places: Beijing

Video footage showing a Chinese general talking about sensitive spy cases appears on the internet, potentially embarrassing Beijing.
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Tibet monk jailed over fire death

Monday, August 29th 2011, 11:09
related places: Beijing

A Chinese court jails a Tibetan monk for 11 years, saying he hid a fellow monk who set himself on fire in an apparent anti-Beijing protest.
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Children hurt in Shanghai attack

Monday, August 29th 2011, 9:08
related places: Shanghai

A female employee at a child-care centre in the Chinese city of Shanghai slashes young children, injuring eight, reports say.
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Sinopec shares up on profit surge

Monday, August 29th 2011, 8:51
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Shares of Chinese refiner Sinopec jump at the Hong Kong stock exchange after better-than-expected first half earnings report.
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Calligraphy drive for China's texting generation

Saturday, August 27th 2011, 16:31

China tells schools to run more calligraphy classes because computers and mobile phones are ruining children's writing.
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Three charged over monk's death

Friday, August 26th 2011, 14:19
related places: Beijing

Three Tibetan monks are charged over the death of a 16-year-old monk who set himself on fire in an apparent anti-Beijing protest, state media say.
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Record profits for Chinese banks

Thursday, August 25th 2011, 14:19

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China and Agricultural Bank of China report record first-half profits helped by rising interest rates.
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Mongolia herder's killer executed

Thursday, August 25th 2011, 10:53
related countries: Mongolia Mongolia

China executes a coal mine worker whose killing of an ethnic Mongolian herder sparked Inner Mongolia's worst unrest in many years.
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China military 'closing key gaps'

Thursday, August 25th 2011, 7:59

China is on course to build a modern military by 2020, a move that could threaten stability in the Asia-Pacific region, the Pentagon says.
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Beyonce and Lady Gaga hits on China blacklist

Wednesday, August 24th 2011, 13:37

Hits by Lady Gaga, Beyonce and Take That are among 100 songs on an internet blacklist by China's culture ministry, deemed harmful to "cultural security".
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VIDEO: 26 workers trapped in China coal mine

Wednesday, August 24th 2011, 13:32

China tries to rescue 26 miners who were trapped underground when an illegal coal mine flooded.
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BYD shares drop on profit outlook

Wednesday, August 24th 2011, 9:04

Shares in BYD, the Chinese carmaker backed by Warren Buffett, drop for a second day as analysts cut the firm's profit target.
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China tops US in global PC market

Tuesday, August 23rd 2011, 18:29
related countries: United States United States

China surpasses the US to become the largest PC market in the world, according to new research figures.
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China Construction Bank profit up

Monday, August 22nd 2011, 5:03

China's second-biggest bank's profit jumps 31% to record levels in the first-half of the year on higher loans and fees.
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Biden assures China on US debt

Sunday, August 21st 2011, 4:54
related countries: United States United States
related places: America

US Vice-President Joe Biden, on a visit to China, says Washington has never defaulted on its debt and never will.
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Opera diplomacy

Saturday, August 20th 2011, 0:16
related countries: United States United States

The Chinese singer using music to build bridges with US
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VIDEO: China fears for US recession

Friday, August 19th 2011, 22:30
related countries: United States United States

There are fears that China may not be immune if the US tips back into recession, despite reassurances by US Vice-President Biden.
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China and US make up after basketball brawl

Friday, August 19th 2011, 18:40
related countries: United States United States
related places: Beijing

The Chinese basketball team that got into a brawl with US university players in an exhibition game visits Beijing airport to make amends.
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VIDEO: Brawl at US-China basketball match

Friday, August 19th 2011, 5:17
related countries: United States United States
related places: Beijing

A basketball match between American and Chinese teams ended in a brawl on Thursday in Beijing, overshadowing a visit to the country by the US Vice-President Joe Biden.
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US-China 'key to world economy'

Thursday, August 18th 2011, 21:06
related countries: United States United States

The US vice-president and his Chinese counterpart emphasise the importance of co-operation, as a US-Chinese goodwill basketball game erupts in a brawl.
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Burma calls for rebel peace talks

Thursday, August 18th 2011, 16:53
related countries: Burma Burma, Thailand Thailand

In a rare move, Burma's new government calls for peace talks with armed ethnic rebels groups along its borders with Thailand and China.
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Low-key US officials spark China debate

Thursday, August 18th 2011, 16:39
related countries: United States United States

China's netizens engage in a heated debate after top US officials are seen buying their own coffee, carrying luggage, and eating cheap noodles.
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Vietnam halts anti-China protests

Thursday, August 18th 2011, 13:52
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam
related places: Hanoi

The Vietnamese government orders an end to anti-China protests in the capital, Hanoi, after almost three months of demonstrations.
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Lenovo net profit beats estimates

Thursday, August 18th 2011, 4:59

Chinese PC maker Lenovo reports better-than-expected profits for the first quarter on higher overseas and commercial sales.
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China's Tudou slides on US debut

Thursday, August 18th 2011, 4:06
related countries: United States United States

Shares in Chinese online video site Tudou fall 12% on their first day of US trading, showing appetite for Chinese tech stocks may be waning.
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German fired for marrying Chinese

Wednesday, August 17th 2011, 17:59
related countries: Germany Germany

A German court rules that an engineer sacked for marrying a Chinese woman was unjustifiably dismissed.
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