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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

Briton 'not told execution date'

Sunday, December 27th 2009, 15:41

Briton Akmal Shaikh, who faces execution in China, does not know he is to be killed within days, it has emerged.
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Last pleas for death row Briton

Sunday, December 27th 2009, 7:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two cousins of a British man facing execution in China arrive in the country to make a last ditch appeal for mercy.
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Death row clemency plea to China

Friday, December 25th 2009, 20:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The brother of a British man due to be executed in China for drug smuggling makes a desperate plea for mercy.
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Anger over jailed China dissident

Friday, December 25th 2009, 15:09

The jailing for 11 years by China of one of its leading dissidents, Liu Xiaobo, is met with international condemnation.
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Leading Chinese dissident jailed

Friday, December 25th 2009, 5:16

A top Chinese dissident, Liu Xiaobo, is jailed for 11 years, after a trial which has been widely condemned in the West.
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China angered by 'interference'

Thursday, December 24th 2009, 10:38

China accuses foreign diplomats of meddling in its internal affairs, after international criticism of the trial of dissident Liu Xiaobo.
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Language lessons

Thursday, December 24th 2009, 9:38

Why Bolivians are brushing up their Chinese
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Five sentenced to death by China

Thursday, December 24th 2009, 7:28
related places: Xinjiang

Five more people are sentenced to death for the violence in China's Xinjiang region in July, bringing the total to 22.
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Ford agrees Volvo sale to Geely

Wednesday, December 23rd 2009, 17:30
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Ford has agreed to sell Swedish carmaker Volvo to China's Geely and expects the deal to be completed early 2010.
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Daughter makes death row appeal

Wednesday, December 23rd 2009, 12:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The daughter of a British man due to be executed in China for drug smuggling says her father is "mentally ill".
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Chinese dissident Liu on trial

Wednesday, December 23rd 2009, 9:38
related places: Beijing

Prominent Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo has gone on trial in Beijing on charges of subversion, amid Western criticism.
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EU extends Chinese shoe tariffs

Tuesday, December 22nd 2009, 15:06
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

The European Union votes to extend tariffs on shoes from China and Vietnam to help European firms compete with imports.
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Man jailed for eating rare tiger

Tuesday, December 22nd 2009, 13:40

A man is jailed for 12 years for killing and eating an extremely rare Indochinese tiger in southern China.
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China and Taiwan sign trade deals

Tuesday, December 22nd 2009, 9:43
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

China and Taiwan sign the latest in a series of economic deals, amid some disquiet on the island at their closer relationship.
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Death row Briton's rights 'noted'

Tuesday, December 22nd 2009, 9:40

The rights of a Briton facing execution in China for smuggling heroin have been fully respected, officials there say.
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China rejects climate allegations

Tuesday, December 22nd 2009, 8:28
related countries: Denmark Denmark, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Beijing, Copenhagen

Beijing dismisses claims by UK Climate Change Secretary Ed Miliband that it blocked progress at the Copenhagen talks.
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China loses media imports appeal

Monday, December 21st 2009, 17:27
related countries: United States United States

China loses an appeal to the world trade body against a ruling that called for it to stop restricting US film and music imports.
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Social unrest 'rising in China'

Monday, December 21st 2009, 16:32

Despite economic growth, social unrest and crime is on the rise in China, according to an analysis by a Chinese think-tank.
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China-Taiwan talks on trade ties

Monday, December 21st 2009, 9:27
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

A top Chinese official arrives in Taiwan to discuss a free-trade pact some fear could undermine the island's sovereignty.
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Cambodia criticised over Uighur move

Sunday, December 20th 2009, 11:00
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

The US expresses deep concern about the fate of 20 Uighur asylum seekers deported from Cambodia back to China.
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Asian giants hail Copenhagen deal

Sunday, December 20th 2009, 10:40
related countries: Denmark Denmark, Indonesia Indonesia
related places: Copenhagen

China and Indonesia hail the UN climate summit's outcome, despite its cool reception from some campaigners.
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Chinese plan to meter net traffic

Friday, December 18th 2009, 11:59

China is seeking international agreement to let it meter net traffic that passes through its borders.
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Beijing 'now has 4m vehicles'

Friday, December 18th 2009, 1:46
related places: Beijing

The Chinese capital Beijing is expected to pass the four million vehicle mark sometime during the next few days.
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Progress gives climate deal hope

Thursday, December 17th 2009, 19:35

A deal at the UN climate summit looks more likely after a frantic day of diplomacy, as China offers to make concessions.
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Chinese man sets himself on fire

Thursday, December 17th 2009, 13:27
related places: Beijing

A Chinese man is being treated in hospital after setting himself on fire in Beijing, to protest against the demolition of his home.
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China rejects releasing dissident

Tuesday, December 15th 2009, 11:09
related countries: United States United States

China rejects calls from the US and the EU to release a prominent dissident as interference in its internal affairs.
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Carbon giant

Monday, December 14th 2009, 16:01

China seeks green future - as it burns more and more coal
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Monday, December 14th 2009, 9:09
related countries: Turkmenistan Turkmenistan

China's President Hu Jintao visits Turkmenistan to open the final link in a new pipeline delivering gas from Central Asia.
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China head opens Kazakh pipeline

Sunday, December 13th 2009, 4:09

China's President Hu unveils the Kazakh section of a 7,000km (4,300 miles) natural gas pipeline joining Central Asia to China.
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No respite

Saturday, December 12th 2009, 12:00

The human rights abuses that still persist in China
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China recovery gathers strength

Friday, December 11th 2009, 8:04

China shows further signs of economic recovery with industrial output surging and its export slump easing.
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China recovery gathers strength

Friday, December 11th 2009, 5:48

China shows further signs of economic recovery with industrial output surging and its export slump easing.
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Terminal man

Thursday, December 10th 2009, 0:26
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Narita, Tokyo

The Chinese activist in limbo at Tokyo's Narita airport
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New arrests over Xinjiang riots

Wednesday, December 9th 2009, 15:57
related places: Xinjiang

Ninety-four people are arrested on suspicion of involvement in ethnic violence in China's Xinjiang region in July, officials say.
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Top China dissident faces charges

Wednesday, December 9th 2009, 9:38

A lawyer for Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo says police are preparing subversion charges against him after a year in detention.
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Students killed in China stampede

Tuesday, December 8th 2009, 11:48

Eight students are killed and another 26 injured in a stampede in a school stairwell in central China, state media say.
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Japan 'fake fingerprints' arrest

Monday, December 7th 2009, 18:27
related countries: Japan Japan

Japanese police say a Chinese woman managed to enter the country illegally by having plastic surgery to alter her fingerprints.
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China car sales hits record 12 million

Monday, December 7th 2009, 11:10

Chinese annual car sales and production both exceeded 12 million units in the first 11 months of the year, state media say.
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Taiwan polls hint at China unease

Monday, December 7th 2009, 9:14
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Local elections in Taiwan suggest unease at President Ma Ying-jeou's policies, including closer ties with China.
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China death sentences over riots

Thursday, December 3rd 2009, 10:28
related places: Xinjiang

A court in China's Xinjiang region sentences five people to death for murder and other crimes over July's riots, state media say.
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Charges in China 'mine cover up'

Monday, November 30th 2009, 10:42

Chinese officials and journalists are charged with hushing up a deadly mine explosion before last year's Olympics, state media say.
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Italy edge to World Cup victory

Sunday, November 29th 2009, 8:26
related countries: Ireland Ireland, Italy Italy, Sweden Sweden

Edoardo and Francesco Molinari hold off Ireland and Sweden on a tense final day to secure Italy's first victory in the World Cup of Golf in China.
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Tainted milk case in China court

Saturday, November 28th 2009, 15:39

A Chinese court hears the first civil compensation claim by a parent whose child fell ill because of the tainted milk scandal.
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Three dead in China plane crash

Saturday, November 28th 2009, 12:23
related countries: United States United States
related places: Shanghai

Three American crew members are killed as a cargo plane crashes on take-off at China's Shanghai airport.
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The latest in panda comfort - refrigerated rocks

Saturday, November 28th 2009, 8:39
related countries: Australia Australia

Two giant pandas from China are welcomed in Australia with a police escort as they start a 10-year stay.
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Child snatchers

Friday, November 27th 2009, 16:39

Few happy endings to China's abduction scourge
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China executes child traffickers

Friday, November 27th 2009, 15:43

China executes two men convicted of abducting and selling children, state media reports.
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China rock star jailed over riot

Friday, November 27th 2009, 13:51
related places: Beijing

A Beijing court jails Chinese rock star Zang Tianshuo for six years for inciting a riot in which one person died.
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China unveils Copenhagen targets

Thursday, November 26th 2009, 13:14
related countries: Denmark Denmark
related places: Copenhagen

China plans to cut the intensity of carbon dioxide emissions per unit of gross domestic product in 2020 by around 40%.
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Opera 'censors' Chinese content

Tuesday, November 24th 2009, 14:19

Web browser Opera has closed a loophole which allowed Chinese users to access sites banned by the government.
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China executes tainted milk pair

Tuesday, November 24th 2009, 12:03

China executes two people over a scandal involving tainted milk powder that resulted in six children dying, state media say.
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'Herbal mushroom' smugglers held

Monday, November 23rd 2009, 17:59
related countries: India India

Police in Indian-administered Kashmir arrest four people trying to smuggle the rare medicinal herb, caterpillar fungus, to China.
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Prison term for Chinese activist

Monday, November 23rd 2009, 7:13

Chinese activist Huang Qi gets a three-year prison term for "illegally holding state secrets", but few details are released.
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China and N Korea in defence bond

Monday, November 23rd 2009, 4:37
related countries: North Korea North Korea

A meeting of Chinese and North Korean defence chiefs pledges close ties ahead of new nuclear talks efforts.
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Chinese mine blast toll doubles

Sunday, November 22nd 2009, 16:24

The death toll from a mine blast in north-eastern China more than doubles to 87, with 21 people still missing, report state media.
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Safety alarm

Sunday, November 22nd 2009, 11:03

China's concerns over latest deadly mining accident
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China mine blast death toll rises

Saturday, November 21st 2009, 10:50

A gas blast at a coal mine in China kills 42 people and leaves more than 66 trapped, state media reports.
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Student leader on trial in China

Friday, November 20th 2009, 10:03
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

A former leader of the Tiananmen democracy protests, handed over by Hong Kong to China, goes on trial in what his supporters call political persecution.
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China 'steps up US cyber-spying'

Friday, November 20th 2009, 4:17
related countries: United States United States

Chinese spies are aggressively stealing secrets to help build up China's military and economic power, a US advisory panel says.
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Hitting the wall

Thursday, November 19th 2009, 12:19

Barack Obama leaves China with little to show for it
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'Black clinics'

Thursday, November 19th 2009, 1:47
related places: Beijing

Beijing's poor rely on illegal medical centres for care
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India English growth 'too slow'

Wednesday, November 18th 2009, 12:18
related countries: India India

India is falling behind countries such as China in its attempts to teach more of its people to speak English, a report says.
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Ramzi stripped of Olympic title

Wednesday, November 18th 2009, 12:16
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

Bahrain's Olympic 1500m champion Rashid Ramzi is stripped of his gold medal after testing positive for doping at the 2008 Beijing Games.
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Trade talks end Obama China trip

Wednesday, November 18th 2009, 10:10
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama meets Premier Wen Jiabao on the last day of his much-watched visit to China.
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Mao and Chiang heirs bridge gap

Tuesday, November 17th 2009, 12:13
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

The grand-children of former combatants over the fate of China, Mao Tse-tung and Chiang Kai-shek, meet in Taiwan.
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Can a deal with China and the US work?

Tuesday, November 17th 2009, 10:07
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama meets Premier Wen Jiabao on the last day of his visit to China. What was the outcome?
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China and US 'to work together'

Tuesday, November 17th 2009, 8:42
related countries: United States United States

The Chinese and US presidents agree to work together on the world's most pressing problems, notably climate change.
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Summit talks for Obama in Beijing

Tuesday, November 17th 2009, 2:08
related places: Beijing

US President Barack Obama holds a summit with Chinese leader Hu Jintao in Beijing, as he continues his first tour of Asia.
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China joins supercomputer elite

Monday, November 16th 2009, 15:04

China becomes one of a handful of nations to own one of the top five fastest supercomputers in the world.
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Obama presses China over rights

Monday, November 16th 2009, 13:09
related places: Shanghai

US President Barack Obama says freedom of expression and worship are "universal rights", during his first visit to China.
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What can Obama achieve in Asia?

Monday, November 16th 2009, 12:30

Barack Obama has said that individual freedoms should be available to all, on his first trip to China. Do you agree?
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Apec leaders drop climate target

Sunday, November 15th 2009, 15:16
related countries: Singapore Singapore, United States United States

Asia-Pacific leaders say it will not be possible to reach a climate change deal ahead of the UN conference in Copenhagen.
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US welcomes strong China - Obama

Saturday, November 14th 2009, 13:49
related countries: United States United States

President Obama says the US welcomes a strong, prosperous China on the world stage and "does not seek to contain it".
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Obama affirms commitment to Asia

Saturday, November 14th 2009, 6:02
related countries: United States United States
related places: Asia

US President Barack Obama welcomes a bigger international role for China and pledges greater cooperation with Asian countries.
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Angolan 'mafia targets Chinese'

Friday, November 13th 2009, 18:09
related countries: Angola Angola

Chinese workers in Angola are being targeted by "mafia-style" gangs, business leaders say.
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Chinese schools collapse in snow

Friday, November 13th 2009, 7:29

Heavy snowfall in China causes 38 deaths in road accidents and collapsed buildings, state news media report.
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China activist 'in airport limbo'

Thursday, November 12th 2009, 12:08
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Tokyo

A prominent Chinese dissident says he has been stuck at Tokyo airport for nine days because China will not let him in.
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China 'running illegal prisons'

Thursday, November 12th 2009, 9:55

China is running unlawful detention centres in which its citizens can be kept for months, Human Rights Watch says.
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Back to the future

Thursday, November 12th 2009, 8:00

Obama returns to Asia to reassure allies and China
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Miners 'damage' Great Wall of China

Wednesday, November 11th 2009, 14:34

Authorities in China's Inner Mongolia accuse a mining company of destroying part of the Great Wall.
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China production and retail rise

Wednesday, November 11th 2009, 6:33

China's industrial production rises faster than expected and Chinese people are spending more, official statistics indicate.
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Chinese students disgruntled over university 'kissing patrols'

Tuesday, November 10th 2009, 9:55

Students at a university in eastern China are complaining on the internet about kissing patrols set up by the authorities.
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China's Hu set for Malaysia visit

Monday, November 9th 2009, 23:59
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Chinese President Hu Jintao is to hold talks in Malaysia, as the country prepares to issue a licence to a major Chinese bank.
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Nine executed over Xinjiang riots

Monday, November 9th 2009, 13:40
related places: Xinjiang

China executes nine people who had been convicted over deadly ethnic riots in Xinjiang region, officials say.
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Money talks

Monday, November 9th 2009, 13:23

What does China want for its $10bn loan to Africa?
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China official dies from alcohol

Monday, November 9th 2009, 11:43

A Chinese Communist Party official dies through excess drinking, the third such case this year, state media say.
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