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China's yuan rises past key level

Friday, April 29th 2011, 11:13
related countries: United States United States

China's yuan surges past 6.50 level against the US dollar with more gains expected
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Daimler reveals strong profits

Friday, April 29th 2011, 7:40
related countries: Germany Germany

German luxury car maker Daimler has unveiled a first-quarter net profit of 1.18bn euros, boosted by strong sales in China.
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Beijing 'back-sliding on rights'

Thursday, April 28th 2011, 13:40
related countries: United States United States
related places: Beijing, Washington

A top US diplomat says Washington is deeply concerned about deteriorating human rights in China, after two days of talks in Beijing.
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New census shows China is ageing

Thursday, April 28th 2011, 6:58

A new census reveals that the Chinese population has reached 1.34 billion people, with a sharp rise in those over the age of 60.
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Baidu's profits more than double

Thursday, April 28th 2011, 1:59
related places: Baidu

China's number one search engine Baidu has reported better-than-expected profits for the first three months of year.
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China and US to hold rights talks

Wednesday, April 27th 2011, 5:24
related countries: United States United States
related places: Beijing

A delegation from the US is to hold talks in Beijing with Chinese representatives on human rights amid what activists say is an extensive crackdown.
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Plenty to discuss

Tuesday, April 26th 2011, 23:40
related countries: United States United States

China and the US set for human rights dialogue
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Row over China organ donor plans

Tuesday, April 26th 2011, 12:41
related places: Shanghai

Red Cross officials in Shanghai criticise health ministry plans to urge new drivers to sign up as organ donors, saying many believe it would be bad luck.
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Mexico: 51 kidnap victims freed

Tuesday, April 26th 2011, 8:57
related countries: Mexico Mexico, United States United States

Mexican police rescue 51 people, among them Central American and Chinese immigrants, kidnapped in the north-east of the country.
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China-US hope to solve yuan issue

Tuesday, April 26th 2011, 6:50
related countries: United States United States

China and the US will hold talks next month as the two countries work towards reaching a common ground on currency policy.
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Barrick Gold to buy copper miner

Monday, April 25th 2011, 21:06
related countries: Canada Canada

The world's biggest gold miner, Barrick, beats Chinese rival Minmetals to buy Canadian copper firm Equinox Minerals.
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Fire in Chinese capital kills 17

Monday, April 25th 2011, 4:49
related places: Beijing

A fire has swept through a four-storey building in the Chinese capital, Beijing, killing at least 17 people.
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China, Japan, S Korea seek pact

Monday, April 25th 2011, 2:00
related countries: South Korea South Korea

Trade ministers of China, Japan and South Korea agree to step up efforts towards forming a trilateral free trade agreement.
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China detains Protestant devotees

Sunday, April 24th 2011, 15:30

Chinese police detain at least 20 worshippers from an unregistered Protestant church, amid a widespread stifling of dissent.
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VIDEO: Weiwei protest in Hong Kong

Saturday, April 23rd 2011, 19:42
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Up to 2,000 people in Hong Kong have taken to the streets to demand the release of the Chinese artist, Ai Weiwei. He was detained earlier this month.
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Chinese seek to end lorry strike

Saturday, April 23rd 2011, 10:56
related places: Shanghai

The authorities in China's busiest port city, Shanghai, move to end several days of protests by truck drivers which had reportedly caused delays to shipping.
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Police 'raid Tibetan monastery'

Saturday, April 23rd 2011, 8:44

Chinese police raid a Tibetan Buddhist monastery in western China, killing two people, rights campaigners say.
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VIDEO: China denies Tibetan monastery blockade

Friday, April 22nd 2011, 20:24

Tibetan exile groups have released video footage which they claim shows a young monk who set himself on fire last month in a protest against China's government
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China to cut tax for low earners

Thursday, April 21st 2011, 15:12

China announces plans to raise the income tax threshold by 50% in an attempt to narrow the wealth gap and prevent social unrest.
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Inside the system

Thursday, April 21st 2011, 7:43

Life as a Chinese Olympic hopeful starts at age of six
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China Mobile hits 600m customers

Thursday, April 21st 2011, 5:29

China Mobile, the world's largest mobile operator, surpasses 600 million users after increasing its customers in rural areas.
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Yum's profits rise on China sales

Thursday, April 21st 2011, 5:04

Yum Brands, which owns fast food chains Pizza Hut and KFC, reports better-than-expected profits for the first quarter.
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Murder charge over webcam death

Wednesday, April 20th 2011, 22:13

Toronto police charge a man with murder over the death of a student whose last moments were witnessed via webcam by her boyfriend in China.
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Webcam death father visits Canada

Wednesday, April 20th 2011, 21:01
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Toronto

The father of a Toronto university student whose last moments were witnessed via webcam by her boyfriend in China is travelling to Canada.
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VIDEO: Stuck burglar left hanging around

Wednesday, April 20th 2011, 9:13

A burglar in China is rescued after getting stuck trying to climb through a small window on the fifth floor of an apartment block.
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Chinese human rights lawyer freed

Wednesday, April 20th 2011, 7:05

Prominent Chinese human rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong is released and allowed to return home after two months in police custody.
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Chinese 15cm-long spider sets new fossil record

Wednesday, April 20th 2011, 0:24

Scientists describe a 15cm-long Chinese spider that lived 165 million years ago - the biggest fossilised arachnid yet found.
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Police seek clues in webcam death

Tuesday, April 19th 2011, 20:29

Toronto police hope to scour for clues the computer of a Chinese man who witnessed via webcam the final moments of a student found dead last week.
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China denies monastery lock-down

Tuesday, April 19th 2011, 11:51

China says the situation is "normal" at a Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Sichuan province which campaigners say has been sealed off by police.
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Toyota eyes China's hybrid market

Tuesday, April 19th 2011, 6:52

Toyota is planning to start production of low-emission cars in China as it looks to increase its market share in the country.
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Xinjiang man stabs six in street

Tuesday, April 19th 2011, 4:33
related places: Xinjiang

A young man in Xinjiang, the far western region of China, stabs six passers-by with a knife and scissors, before killing himself, state media reports.
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Student 'on webcam' before death

Monday, April 18th 2011, 22:10

The last moments of a student found dead in her Toronto flat were seen by a friend in China with whom she was having a webcam chat, police say.
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US court declines Uighur appeal

Monday, April 18th 2011, 19:48
related countries: United States United States

The US Supreme Court refuses to hear an appeal by the five remaining Chinese Muslims who are being held at Guantanamo Bay.
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VIDEO: Deadly storms sweep south China

Monday, April 18th 2011, 17:37

In China the authorities say at least 18 people have been killed and more than 150 injured after violent thunderstorms lashed the country's industrial heartland in the south
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Chinese students hit record high

Monday, April 18th 2011, 12:52

A record number of Chinese students are studying in foreign universities, the country's Education Ministry says.
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Deadly storms sweep south China

Monday, April 18th 2011, 9:01

Violent storms in southern China kill at least 18 people and injure scores more, ravaging the country's manufacturing heartland.
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China property price growth slows

Monday, April 18th 2011, 4:50

China's property price growth slowed in March, as fewer Chinese cities saw an increase in the price of new homes.
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China raises bank reserves again

Monday, April 18th 2011, 3:37

China's central bank raises the amount of money that lenders must hold in reserve for the fourth time this year, as it battles rising inflation.
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Sarawak Chinese desert government

Monday, April 18th 2011, 3:25
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

The Malaysian government wins the state election in the Borneo state of Sarawak easily - but loses most of the ethnic Chinese vote.
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Hamilton revels in brilliant win

Sunday, April 17th 2011, 11:13
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Lewis Hamilton says his victory in Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix was one of the best of his career.
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Hamilton storms to China victory

Sunday, April 17th 2011, 9:02
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

McLaren's Lewis Hamilton chases down championship leader Sebastian Vettel's Red Bull to win a thrilling Chinese Grand Prix.
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Live - Chinese Grand Prix

Sunday, April 17th 2011, 5:14
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Lewis Hamilton wins a thrilling Chinese Grand Prix after a late overtake on Sebastian Vettel.
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Vettel beats Button to China pole

Saturday, April 16th 2011, 8:08
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel sets a scintillating lap to beat McLaren's Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton in qualifying at the Chinese Grand Prix.
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Live - Chinese Grand Prix qualifying

Saturday, April 16th 2011, 2:27

Sebastian Vettel will start on pole for the Chinese Grand Prix, with team-mate Mark Webber only 18th, and the McLarens of Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton second and third.
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China killing spree suspect held

Friday, April 15th 2011, 10:46

Police detain a man suspected of killing 10 people, including his wife, son and father, after a rampage in north-east China, state media say.
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China booms as inflation tops 5%

Friday, April 15th 2011, 9:22

China's economy continues to boom as inflation accelerates to the fastest rate since 2008.
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Vettel heads Hamilton in practice

Friday, April 15th 2011, 8:46
related places: Shanghai

World champion Sebastian Vettel heads McLaren's Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button in Friday practice at the Chinese Grand Prix.
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Live - Chinese Grand Prix practice

Friday, April 15th 2011, 5:31
related places: Shanghai

Sebastian Vettel goes quickest in each of Friday's two practice sessions in Shanghai.
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'Stand-off' at monastery in China

Thursday, April 14th 2011, 10:33

Residents surround police trying to detain Tibetan Buddhist monks at a monastery in China's Sichuan province, reports say.
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Taiwan accepts mainland students

Thursday, April 14th 2011, 8:57
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

As relations with China improve, Taiwan starts to accept applications from Chinese students to attend its universities, despite protests in some quarters.
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Hamilton determined to hit back

Thursday, April 14th 2011, 8:12
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda, Malaysia Malaysia

McLaren's Lewis Hamilton says he will use a difficult weekend in Malaysia as incentive to perform well at this Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix.
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Bric China summit seeks influence

Thursday, April 14th 2011, 7:10

The leaders of the so-called Bric emerging economies want more influence - and reforms to the global financial system.
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Asian giants resume defence ties

Thursday, April 14th 2011, 6:24
related countries: India India

India and China agree to resume defence exchanges halted last year after China refused a visa to a Kashmir-based general.
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Australia reef ship mate 'tired'

Thursday, April 14th 2011, 4:33
related countries: Australia Australia

An investigation into the Chinese coal ship which ran aground on Australia's Great Barrier Reef has concluded a "tired" crew member was to blame.
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Huawei settles Motorola dispute

Thursday, April 14th 2011, 2:55
related places: Huawei

Huawei, a Chinese telecoms equipment maker, and Motorola have settled their dispute about trade secrets.
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China navy 'less aggressive' - US

Wednesday, April 13th 2011, 6:07
related countries: United States United States
related places: Asia

The US navy chief, Admiral Robert Willard, says China's navy has been less aggressive in recent months in disputed waters in the Asia-Pacific region.
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China in $1.4bn Brazil plane deal

Wednesday, April 13th 2011, 1:24

Chinese airlines have placed orders worth $1.4bn (£861m) with Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer.
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VIDEO: China's grip on Australia's minerals

Tuesday, April 12th 2011, 22:10
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia's rugged north-west is in the grip of a mining boom and much of the money and ambition is coming from China.
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Chinese church defies crackdown

Tuesday, April 12th 2011, 9:50

An unofficial Chinese church says it will continue to hold outdoor services, after the authorities detained more than 100 worshippers on Sunday.
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Gold rush

Tuesday, April 12th 2011, 3:33
related countries: Australia Australia

China's thirst for iron ore a boon for Australia
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Indian PM Singh heading for China

Monday, April 11th 2011, 16:21
related countries: India India

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh travels to China as the two Asian economies look to increase economic ties.
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China milk poisoning 'deliberate'

Monday, April 11th 2011, 13:58

Three children who died after drinking tainted milk appear to have been the victims of deliberate poisoning, Chinese state media says.
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Brazilian fears

Monday, April 11th 2011, 4:54
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Brazilians divided over China's impact on its industry
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China in quarterly trade deficit

Monday, April 11th 2011, 3:53

China posts its first quarterly trade deficit in seven years, as it continues efforts to rebalance its economy.
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Hong Kong launches first yuan IPO

Monday, April 11th 2011, 2:03
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

The world's first Chinese-currency shares to trade on a stock exchange outside mainland China will be listed in Hong Kong.
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China criticises US 'preaching'

Sunday, April 10th 2011, 3:47
related countries: United States United States

China tells the US to stop preaching, after the state department's annual report on rights singles out China for criticism.
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US criticises China rights record

Friday, April 8th 2011, 18:24
related countries: United States United States

The US criticises China for what it calls a worsening human rights record as the state department publishes its annual report.
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China omits Ai Weiwei references

Friday, April 8th 2011, 14:05

China's foreign ministry removes all references to the detained artist Ai Weiwei from an official transcript of a government news conference.
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China 'tainted milk' kills three

Friday, April 8th 2011, 7:32

Three Chinese children die and 35 others, mostly children, fall ill with suspected poisoning after drinking milk from two dairies, state media says.
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Chinese police investigate artist

Thursday, April 7th 2011, 10:17
related places: Xinhua

China confirms the detained artist, Ai Weiwei, is being investigated for "economic crimes" as another activist alleges he was tortured while in jail.
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China ups fuel price to new highs

Thursday, April 7th 2011, 3:01

China increases the retail price of gasoline and diesel to record highs after a rise in global crude costs.
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China raises interest rates again

Wednesday, April 6th 2011, 0:38

China' s central bank raises interest rates by 0.25% in a further effort to curb bank lending and rein in inflation.
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Case dropped against mine bosses

Tuesday, April 5th 2011, 12:40
related countries: Zambia Zambia

The Zambian government drops charges against two Chinese managers accused of attempted murder after firing on miners during a pay dispute.
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Concern mounts over China artist

Tuesday, April 5th 2011, 11:27
related places: Beijing

Foreign governments call for the immediate release of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, who was detained by security officials at Beijing airport on Sunday.
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Growing old in China

Monday, April 4th 2011, 23:10

The business of going grey and caring for the elderly
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VIDEO: Calls for release of Chinese artist

Monday, April 4th 2011, 21:39
related countries: France France, Germany Germany

France and Germany have called for the immediate release of a Chinese artist and dissident, detained in China.
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France, Germany in artist appeal

Monday, April 4th 2011, 15:05
related countries: France France, Germany Germany
related places: Beijing

France and Germany have called for the immediate release of Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei, detained by authorities in Beijing as he tried to board a flight.
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China metals firm in $6.5bn bid

Monday, April 4th 2011, 11:56

China's Minmetals Resources makes a $6.5bn (£4bn) bid for rival copper miner Equinox Minerals.
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Triptych sets Chinese art record

Monday, April 4th 2011, 8:18

A three-panel oil painting by artist Zhang Xiaogang sells for 79m Hong Kong dollars (£6.3m) - a record auction price for Chinese contemporary art.
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Police silence over China artist

Monday, April 4th 2011, 6:09
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

The Chinese authorities are refusing to comment on the whereabouts of artist Ai Weiwei a day after he was detained trying to board a flight to Hong Kong.
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Changing times

Sunday, April 3rd 2011, 23:59

Bob Dylan set to play first gig in China
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VIDEO: China artist barred from flight

Sunday, April 3rd 2011, 15:41
related places: Beijing

Prominent Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei has been stopped by the authorities from leaving the Chinese capital, Beijing.
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Chinese artist barred from flight

Sunday, April 3rd 2011, 11:15
related places: Beijing

Prominent Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei is stopped by the authorities from leaving the Chinese capital, Beijing, reports say.
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Milk fears shut China's dairies

Saturday, April 2nd 2011, 14:27
related places: Beijing

Nearly half of China's 1,176 dairies are being shut after failing to obtain new licences, as Beijing tries to shore up its scandal-tainted milk industry.
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Sponsors desert Chinese football

Friday, April 1st 2011, 11:53

China's corruption-hit top football league begins a new season without a main sponsor or a national TV deal.
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China factories upbeat on growth

Friday, April 1st 2011, 5:51

China's official Purchasing Manager Index (PMI) rose in March showing that manufacturing in the country is growing.
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VIDEO: India 'to be more populous than China'

Friday, April 1st 2011, 1:50

India's population has grown by 181m people over the past decade to 1.21bn, according to the 2011 census.
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G20 considers wider role for yuan

Thursday, March 31st 2011, 15:29
related countries: France France

Leaders at the G20 meeting in Nanjing move towards agreeing that China's currency should have a wider role in global finance.
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Chinese 'ran Germany euro scam'

Thursday, March 31st 2011, 10:34
related countries: Germany Germany

Police in Germany arrest six people - four of them ethnic Chinese - over alleged forgery of euro coins worth about 6m euros (£5.3m).
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Google's China exit 'exaggerated'

Thursday, March 31st 2011, 7:37

Google says reports of its pulling back from China have been 'greatly exaggerated', as a deadline looms for its mapping service to continue in the country.
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ICBC bank's profits increase 28%

Thursday, March 31st 2011, 7:03

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, the world's biggest bank by market value, reports better-than-expected results for 2010.
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China eyes US military expansion

Thursday, March 31st 2011, 6:44
related countries: United States United States
related places: Asia

The US is increasing its military presence in the Asia-Pacific region, which is becoming more "volatile", a Chinese defence white paper says.
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Baidu deletes 2.8m online works

Thursday, March 31st 2011, 3:07
related places: Baidu

Chinese search engine Baidu has deleted 2.8m works from its online library in an attempt to settle a copyright dispute.
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Three Filipinos executed in China

Wednesday, March 30th 2011, 5:07
related countries: Philippines Philippines

Appeals for clemency fail as China executes three Philippine citizens arrested in 2008 for smuggling heroin into the country.
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VIDEO: Mirren gets Hollywood handprints

Tuesday, March 29th 2011, 10:01

Dame Helen Mirren has joined the celebrity hand and foot prints outside Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.
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Helen Mirren joins celebrity handprints

Tuesday, March 29th 2011, 8:26

Dame Helen Mirren describes joining the hand and foot prints outside Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood as a "moment of triumph" on a par with winning an Oscar.
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