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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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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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Judges shot dead at China court

Tuesday, June 1st 2010, 13:38
related places: Hunan

Three judges are shot dead at a court in China's southern Hunan province by a man armed with a submachine gun, reports say.
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China claims supercomputer spot

Tuesday, June 1st 2010, 8:39

China ramps up efforts to become a supercomputing superpower, as one of its machines is ranked second fastest in the world.
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China 'backs N Korea sanctions'

Tuesday, June 1st 2010, 8:20
related countries: Japan Japan, North Korea North Korea

China and Japan have agreed to back financial sanctions against North Korea, the South's foreign minister tells the BBC.
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China bans evidence from torture

Monday, May 31st 2010, 15:23

China strengthens rules banning the use of evidence obtained through torture - a common practice despite being illegal.
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China's dilemma

Sunday, May 30th 2010, 19:56
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Why Beijing is treading carefully on North Korea
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China non-committal over N Korea

Sunday, May 30th 2010, 17:48
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

China resists pressure to censure North Korea over the sinking of a warship, at a summit in South Korea.
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Chinese school attacker executed

Sunday, May 30th 2010, 4:13

China executes a man who wounded 29 children and three teachers in a knife attack at a nursery school in April.
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China vow over Korea ship attack

Saturday, May 29th 2010, 5:38
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao says Beijing will not protect whoever was behind the sinking of a South Korean warship.
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Foxconn voices

Friday, May 28th 2010, 16:02

Stories from China's suicide-hit electronics factory
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Suicide-hit Foxconn boosts wages

Friday, May 28th 2010, 15:28

The Taiwanese owners of a China electronics factory hit by a string of worker suicides say they will increase wages to boost morale.
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China joins talks on Korea crisis

Friday, May 28th 2010, 8:58
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea
related places: Beijing, Seoul

China's premier visits South Korea as Seoul urges stronger action by Beijing against North Korea over the sinking of a warship.
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Pressure on China

Thursday, May 27th 2010, 0:58
related countries: United States United States

US seeks consensus on Cheonan sinking
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Ghost town

Wednesday, May 26th 2010, 12:54

Grand Chinese project where the money ran out
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US presses China on North Korea

Tuesday, May 25th 2010, 12:16
related countries: South Korea South Korea

The US and China must work together in response to the sinking of a South Korean warship, Hillary Clinton says.
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New death at China iPhone plant

Tuesday, May 25th 2010, 9:42
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

An employee falls to his death at Taiwan iPhone maker Foxconn, the tenth suicide at the firm this year.
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China vows further currency reform

Monday, May 24th 2010, 15:24
related countries: United States United States

China has pledged to continue reforms to its exchange rate policies at the beginning of high level trade talks with the US.
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Landslide derails Chinese train

Sunday, May 23rd 2010, 19:41

A train hits landslide debris and derails in a mountainous area of south-east China, with at least 19 deaths.
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Hillary's pavilion

Sunday, May 23rd 2010, 6:26

Where basketball star Kobe Bryant speaks Chinese
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Pepsi to invest $2.5bn in China

Friday, May 21st 2010, 16:31

Pepsi says it will invest $2.5bn (£1.72bn) in China over the next three years to build 19 new plants.
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China jails online orgy professor

Friday, May 21st 2010, 10:22

A court in eastern China jails a college professor and 18 other people for their part in an online swingers' club.
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Anger at North Korea over sinking

Thursday, May 20th 2010, 18:46
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea faces international anger after it is accused of sinking a South Korean navy ship - but China appeals for calm.
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Chinese girls freed from basement

Thursday, May 20th 2010, 10:56

Two girls have been found chained in a basement after they managed to smuggle out a note, reports say.
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Kidnapped workers freed in Yemen

Tuesday, May 18th 2010, 15:59
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Yemeni tribesmen release two Chinese workers, kidnapped a day ago in the eastern region of the country.
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Chinese tycoon jailed for bribery

Tuesday, May 18th 2010, 9:10

Chinese tycoon and businessman Huang Guangyu is sentenced to 14 years in prison on bribery charges, state media report.
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'Price butcher'

Tuesday, May 18th 2010, 6:57

What caused the downfall of China's richest man?
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China workers kidnapped in Yemen

Monday, May 17th 2010, 10:52
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Yemeni military has launched a rescue mission to seize back two Chinese men kidnapped in eastern Yemen by tribesmen.
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Rio Tinto three fail China appeal

Monday, May 17th 2010, 9:20
related places: Shanghai

A Shanghai court rejects the appeals of three former Rio Tinto employees against their sentences for corruption.
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HK in 'democracy' by-election

Saturday, May 15th 2010, 23:41
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

A by-election is under way in Hong Kong aimed at putting pressure on China to speed the move to full democracy.
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China school attacker faces death

Saturday, May 15th 2010, 9:01

A Chinese court sentences a man to death for knifing 29 children and three teachers at a kindergarten.
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Nigeria and China in huge oil deal

Friday, May 14th 2010, 11:24
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigerian and Chinese authorities sign a $23bn deal to build three refineries and a fuel complex in the African state.
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'Tensions' behind China attacks

Friday, May 14th 2010, 9:35

China's Premier Wen Jiabao says recent violent attacks on schools show the country must deal with "social tensions".
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China restores Xinjiang internet

Friday, May 14th 2010, 8:57
related places: Xinjiang

China restores access to the internet in the far western region on Xinjiang, ending 10 months of blocked or limited access.
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At least 21 killed in China mine

Friday, May 14th 2010, 7:13
related places: Guizhou

An explosion at a mine in China's south-western Guizhou province kills at least 21 miners, state media reports.
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US-China rights dialogue resumes

Thursday, May 13th 2010, 18:08
related countries: United States United States

Officials from the US and China meet in Washington DC to discuss human rights issues for the first time in two years.
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Award for freed China 'murderer'

Thursday, May 13th 2010, 9:16

A Chinese man jailed for murdering a man who then turned up alive is compensated, amid concerns over police evidence.
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Left behind

Wednesday, May 12th 2010, 23:32

China rural workers see a growing rich-poor divide
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US internet aid 'risks China row'

Wednesday, May 12th 2010, 23:15
related countries: United States United States

The US reportedly offers $1.5m to a Falun Gong-linked group promoting web freedom, a move condemned by Chinese officials.
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China unearths 114 new Warriors

Wednesday, May 12th 2010, 15:12

Archaeologists unearth 114 new Terracotta Warriors at the Qin dynasty tomb complex in Xian, China.
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China suffers new school killings

Wednesday, May 12th 2010, 13:18

Seven children and a teacher are hacked to death in a Chinese kindergarten, in the latest in a series of school attacks.
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Grim milestone for Sichuan quake

Tuesday, May 11th 2010, 23:47

Two years after a huge quake hit China's Sichuan province, 18,000 "missing" victims can now be declared dead.
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Hot property

Monday, May 10th 2010, 23:03

China tries to cool overheating housing market
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China 'murder victim' found alive

Sunday, May 9th 2010, 21:56

A Chinese man who spent almost 10 years in prison for murder has been freed after his supposed victim was found alive.
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China knife attack 'kills eight'

Sunday, May 9th 2010, 10:26

A Chinese man is arrested after allegedly stabbing to death eight people, including three family members, state media say.
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Gallipoli TV casting prompts row

Saturday, May 8th 2010, 23:13

Chinese Australians protest over the decision to cast a Caucasian actor to play Gallipoli hero Billy Sing in a TV drama.
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Hong Kong's enduring differences

Saturday, May 8th 2010, 10:48
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

In 1997, Britain handed Hong Kong back to China and, 13 years later, Michael Bristow says little has changed in the former colony.
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Kim Jong-il 'backs' nuclear talks

Friday, May 7th 2010, 4:40
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea's leader has told China's president he is committed to nuclear disarmament, Chinese state media reports.
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Deadly tornado hits Chinese city

Thursday, May 6th 2010, 16:38
related places: Chongqing

At least 39 people die as heavy storms and a tornado hit two rural counties near Chongqing in south-western China.
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Dramatic rise in China syphilis

Thursday, May 6th 2010, 9:00
related countries: United States United States

Rapid social change has fuelled a sharp rise in the rate of syphilis infections in China, say US researchers.
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N Korea and China leaders 'meet'

Thursday, May 6th 2010, 7:10
related places: Beijing

North Korea's Kim Jong-il is reported by South Korean media to have met China's president, during a secrecy-shrouded tour.
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Taiwan gets first office in China

Tuesday, May 4th 2010, 4:15
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Taiwan opens its first office in China to promote mainland tourism to the island, in a sign of improving cross-strait ties.
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North Korea's Kim 'visits China'

Monday, May 3rd 2010, 10:45
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea

North Korean leader Kim Jong-il is making a rare visit to China, reports and images from China and South Korea suggest.
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Ming makeover

Monday, May 3rd 2010, 0:28

Chinese city's bid to resurrect the glory of its imperial past
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China lawyer Gao 'missing again'

Friday, April 30th 2010, 15:17

Chinese rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng has disappeared again, weeks after being released from detention, say his family.
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World Expo 2010 opens in Shanghai

Friday, April 30th 2010, 14:24
related places: Shanghai

China opens the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai, in an event it hopes will highlight its rising global influence.
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'Social revenge'

Friday, April 30th 2010, 11:18

China looks for answers to wave of school attacks
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China hit by fresh school attack

Friday, April 30th 2010, 6:48

Five young children are injured after a man attacks them with a hammer in the third such incident in China in as many days.
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Children injured in China attack

Thursday, April 29th 2010, 9:14

At least 28 children and three adults are stabbed at a Chinese pre-school, the third such attack in a month.
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China stripped of Sydney bronze

Wednesday, April 28th 2010, 15:22

China is stripped of the Olympic bronze medal won by the women's gymnastic team at the 2000 Games in Sydney for using an underage gymnast.
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School killer executed in China

Wednesday, April 28th 2010, 10:51

A man who stabbed eight children to death in eastern China is executed, while 18 children are hurt in another school attack.
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Sarkozy and Bruni in China visit

Wednesday, April 28th 2010, 6:00
related countries: France France

French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni arrive in China on a visit to smooth bilateral relations.
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China lifts ban on HIV carriers

Tuesday, April 27th 2010, 16:49

China lifts travel restrictions for foreigners with HIV and Aids, in a move welcomed by the World Health Organization.
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Chan in Qinghai quake charity gig

Tuesday, April 27th 2010, 9:20
related places: Qinghai

Hollywood actor Jackie Chan joins more than 100 stars in a charity concert for victims of the recent earthquake in China.
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Driving force

Tuesday, April 27th 2010, 2:20
related places: Beijing

Luxury sales and salivating CEOs at Beijing car show
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China mayor sacked over protests

Monday, April 26th 2010, 9:04

A mayor in north-eastern China is sacked for failing to respond to a mass "kneeling" protest over alleged local corruption.
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China changes Xinjiang party boss

Saturday, April 24th 2010, 12:33
related places: Xinjiang

China replaces the most powerful official in its western region of Xinjiang, where ethnic violence left 200 people dead last year.
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Monks 'asked to leave quake zone'

Friday, April 23rd 2010, 9:56
related places: Beijing, Qinghai

Beijing confirms it has asked Tibetan monks to leave Qinghai's quake-hit region so as not to hinder relief efforts.
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Beijing wages war on smelly rubbish dumps

Friday, April 23rd 2010, 9:34

The Chinese capital is using water cannons to fire deodorants on to its foul-smelling dumps in a bid to make life sweeter for nearby residents.
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Jail terms for Shanghai collapse

Thursday, April 22nd 2010, 9:20
related places: Shanghai

Two men are jailed in China for corruption linked to the collapse of a building that toppled over almost intact.
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China electronics tycoon on trial

Thursday, April 22nd 2010, 6:42

Huang Guangyu, a tycoon who only recently topped China's rich list, goes on trial on charges of insider trading and bribery.
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In pictures

Wednesday, April 21st 2010, 14:50

Mass mourning as China honours quake dead
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China remembers earthquake dead

Wednesday, April 21st 2010, 14:05
related places: Qinghai

China holds a national day of mourning for victims of the Qinghai quake, with the death toll now above 2,000.
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Ancient festival

Monday, April 19th 2010, 23:20
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Can a sea deity bring Taiwan and China closer?
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Button revels in 'best' victory

Sunday, April 18th 2010, 14:24

McLaren's Jenson Button describes his Chinese Grand Prix victory as the "best" of his Formula 1 career.
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China president visits quake zone

Sunday, April 18th 2010, 9:15

Chinese President Hu Jintao visits survivors of last week's earthquake, as the death toll rises to 1,700.
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Button pips Hamilton to China win

Sunday, April 18th 2010, 8:52
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Hamilton

Jenson Button storms to his second win of the season as he heads team-mate Lewis Hamilton to a McLaren one-two at the Chinese Grand Prix.
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Live - Chinese Grand Prix

Sunday, April 18th 2010, 5:32
related places: Shanghai

McLaren's Jenson Button leads the Chinese Grand Prix following an action-packed opening in Shanghai.
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China quake bodies burnt on pyres

Sunday, April 18th 2010, 4:55

About 700 people who died in a massive earthquake in north-west China on Wednesday have been cremated.
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Vettel charges to pole in China

Saturday, April 17th 2010, 7:18

Sebastian Vettel powers to pole position as Red Bull secure a one-two ahead of Ferrari's Fernando Alonso in qualifying for Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix.
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Live - Chinese GP qualifying

Saturday, April 17th 2010, 2:35
related places: Shanghai

Qualifying begins in Shanghai after Red Bull's Mark Webber sets the fastest time in final practice.
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China quake toll 'passes 1,000'

Friday, April 16th 2010, 17:27
related places: Qinghai

The number of people killed by a devastating earthquake in China's Qinghai province rises to 1,144, say officials.
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China jails 'rape case' activists

Friday, April 16th 2010, 15:00

Three men are jailed in China after posting material online for a woman trying to investigate her daughter's death.
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China quake rescue effort builds

Friday, April 16th 2010, 13:25
related places: Qinghai

Soldiers, monks and civilians search destroyed buildings as aid arrives in China's remote quake-hit Qinghai region.
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Hamilton sets China practice pace

Friday, April 16th 2010, 7:47

McLaren's Lewis Hamilton clocks the fastest lap time during Friday's practice sessions at the Chinese Grand Prix.
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Live - Chinese GP practice

Friday, April 16th 2010, 5:54
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia
related places: Shanghai

Second practice is under way in Shanghai after McLaren's Jenson Button sets the fastest time in the first session.
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