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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.

World news related to China – overview

China: news

In pictures

Thursday, March 12th 2009, 7:30

China looks to rural areas to boost the economy
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China factory output growth slows

Thursday, March 12th 2009, 7:10

Industrial production growth in China slowed in January and February, as the world economic downturn hit demand for exports.
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US and China 'vow to avoid rows'

Wednesday, March 11th 2009, 22:16
related countries: United States United States

The US and China will work to avoid clashes like the current sea dispute, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says.
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China's exports in sharp decline

Wednesday, March 11th 2009, 10:20

Chinese exports sank 25% in February from a year ago, figures show, as demand for the country's goods overseas falls.
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Workers die on China rail project

Wednesday, March 11th 2009, 4:26

At least nine workers die when a railway construction site in China's Jiangsu province collapses.
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Tibetan people 'put through hell'

Tuesday, March 10th 2009, 14:14

The Dalai Lama attacks Chinese rule in his Tibetan homeland, saying his people have experienced "hell on Earth".
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China hits out at US on navy row

Tuesday, March 10th 2009, 10:04
related countries: United States United States
related places: Hainan

China says a US Navy ship involved in a confrontation with its vessels off Hainan island broke international law.
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Chinese prices record rare fall

Tuesday, March 10th 2009, 8:10

Chinese consumer prices showed an annual fall in February for the first time since 2002, figures show.
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Blasts ahead of Tibet anniversary

Monday, March 9th 2009, 10:00

Two bombs explode in western China, amid tight security ahead of the 50th anniversary of a failed Tibetan uprising.
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China 'will not have democracy'

Monday, March 9th 2009, 9:55

China will never adopt Western-style democracy and introduce a multi-party system, its top legislator says.
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Rival strategies

Sunday, March 8th 2009, 0:43
related countries: India India, Nepal Nepal

India and China compete for influence in Nepal
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China warns on Xinjiang stability

Friday, March 6th 2009, 12:12
related places: Xinjiang

Maintaining stability in the restive Xinjiang region will be a more difficult task this year, a top Chinese official says.
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China 'decisive' on economy

Friday, March 6th 2009, 9:29

China's central bank governor says China will be quick, decisive and flexible in responding to the world economic situation.
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China denies YSL auction bid role

Friday, March 6th 2009, 9:02
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

China says it had nothing to do with false bidding for two looted sculptures from Yves Saint Laurent's art auction in Paris.
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Peston in China

Friday, March 6th 2009, 8:00

China's growing budget deficit is still a flea bite
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Tibet 'calm' ahead of anniversary

Thursday, March 5th 2009, 11:47

Tibet's China-appointed governor says he does not expect major unrest around next week's 50th anniversary of a failed uprising.
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China 'faces most difficult year'

Thursday, March 5th 2009, 9:21

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao says the country faces unprecedented challenges, as he gives details of its economic stimulus plans.
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Peston in China

Thursday, March 5th 2009, 7:44

China's growing budget deficit is still a flea bite
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China offers Taiwan peace talks

Thursday, March 5th 2009, 2:27
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

China is ready to talk to Taiwan about ending hostilities, Chinese PM Wen Jiabao tells the annual session of the parliament.
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Shares up on China stimulus hopes

Thursday, March 5th 2009, 1:43

Share prices around the world jump amid hopes China will announce an expansion to its economic stimulus plan.
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Peston in China

Wednesday, March 4th 2009, 11:20

Witnessing 1920s-style market mania in south China
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Voting rights

Wednesday, March 4th 2009, 10:56

Do Chinese MPs have any real political power?
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China to boost military spending

Wednesday, March 4th 2009, 6:48

China says it will increase military spending by a "modest" 14.9% this year to 480.6bn yuan ($70.2bn; £50bn).
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China talks for US envoy on N Korea

Tuesday, March 3rd 2009, 14:46
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States
related places: Beijing

The new US envoy on North Korea arrives in Beijing for talks aimed at breathing life into the stalled nuclear deal.
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'No Tibetan protests' in Sichuan

Tuesday, March 3rd 2009, 10:35

A Chinese official rejects campaigners' reports of protests in a Tibetan-populated area of south-west China.
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China relics buyer refuses to pay

Monday, March 2nd 2009, 15:22
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

A Chinese man who won two looted bronze sculptures at a Paris auction refuses to pay - as an "act of patriotism".
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West 'uses Tibet to attack China'

Monday, March 2nd 2009, 12:27

China publishes a white paper praising its rule in Tibet and accusing the West of trying to inflame tensions there.
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Chinese probe crashes into moon

Sunday, March 1st 2009, 20:44
related places: Beijing

The Chinese lunar probe Chang'e 1 crashes into the moon in what Beijing describes as a controlled collision.
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China enacts tough new food law

Saturday, February 28th 2009, 19:19

China passes a strict new food safety law, after a series of scandals involving food processing companies.
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Tibetan monk 'shot' while on fire

Saturday, February 28th 2009, 14:27
related places: Beijing

A Tibetan monk is shot after setting fire to himself during a protest against Beijing's rule, reports say.
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China denounces US 'rights abuse'

Friday, February 27th 2009, 11:12
related countries: United States United States
related places: Beijing

Two days after a US report criticised China's rights record, Beijing retaliates with a fiery critique of life in the US.
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China told to end Tiananmen taboo

Friday, February 27th 2009, 5:30

Mothers whose children were killed in Tiananmen Square in 1989 urge China's leaders to investigate their deaths.
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Two navies 'thwart pirate raids'

Thursday, February 26th 2009, 12:35
related countries: Italy Italy

Ships from the Chinese and Danish navies prevent pirates from seizing cargo ships in two separate attacks, reports say.
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China condemns Christie's auction

Thursday, February 26th 2009, 10:35

China says Christie's auction house must face consequences for what Beijing calls its illegal sale of two bronze artefacts.
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China rights 'worsened', says US

Thursday, February 26th 2009, 10:31
related countries: United States United States

China's human rights record worsened in some areas in 2008 despite the Beijing Olympics, the US state department says.
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China condemns Christie's auction

Thursday, February 26th 2009, 4:44

China says Christie's auction house must face consequences for what China calls its illegal sale of two bronze artefacts.
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18th-Century statues claimed by China sold at YSL auction

Wednesday, February 25th 2009, 22:53
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Two 18th-Century statues claimed by China are sold at the Paris auction of late fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent's collection.
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Chinese set themselves on fire

Wednesday, February 25th 2009, 14:34
related places: Beijing

Three people with "grievances" set themselves on fire near Tiananmen Square in the Chinese capital, state media reports.
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China tainted pork makes 70 sick

Monday, February 23rd 2009, 12:47

Pork products contaminated with the steroid clenbuterol make at least 70 people sick in southern China.
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Russia defends sinking cargo ship

Sunday, February 22nd 2009, 17:09
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia, Russia Russia

Russia defends its firing on a Chinese- and Indonesian- crewed ship that sank, leaving eight crew dead.
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Toll climbs in China mine blast

Sunday, February 22nd 2009, 8:35

More than 70 miners die and dozens more are trapped underground after a gas blast, Chinese state media report.
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Clinton wraps up first Asian trip

Sunday, February 22nd 2009, 6:24
related countries: United States United States
related places: Beijing

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton meets Chinese civil society leaders in Beijing on the final day of her first foreign trip.
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Clinton urges stronger China ties

Saturday, February 21st 2009, 13:37
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton calls for a deeper US-China partnership on the economy and climate change.
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Beijing seeks to block sale of Yves Saint Laurent's Chinese relics

Friday, February 20th 2009, 17:43

China launches a legal case aimed at removing two 18th Century statues from an auction of art owned by Yves Saint Laurent.
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Clinton arrives for Chinese talks

Friday, February 20th 2009, 11:55
related countries: United States United States
related places: Beijing

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrives in Beijing, with the global economic crisis and climate change likely to top the agenda.
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Slump hits China multinationals

Friday, February 20th 2009, 9:39

Nearly 70% of multinational firms in China plan to cut recruitment, and more than a quarter have laid off staff, a survey suggests.
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Job seekers

Friday, February 20th 2009, 1:02

China's factory towns hard-hit by economic slump
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China lets it snow to end drought

Thursday, February 19th 2009, 15:24
related places: Beijing

The Chinese capital, Beijing, is covered in artificially-induced snow after cloud-seeding ends its longest drought in decades.
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China calls for ship sinking inquiry

Thursday, February 19th 2009, 15:24
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Nakhodka

China calls on Russia to carry out an investigation after a shooting incident involving a Chinese-owned vessel off Nakhodka.
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Sweden accepts ex-Guantanamo man

Wednesday, February 18th 2009, 15:46
related countries: Sweden Sweden

A Chinese Muslim who was held in Guantanamo Bay for almost five years is granted permission to stay in Sweden indefinitely.
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'Tibetans held' in China protest

Wednesday, February 18th 2009, 12:19

Chinese police have detained several people after a pro-Tibet protest in south-west China, campaign groups say.
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Aids is China's deadliest disease

Wednesday, February 18th 2009, 3:35

HIV/Aids has become China's deadliest infectious disease, the government says, killing 7,000 in nine months.
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China set to boost Venezuela ties

Tuesday, February 17th 2009, 11:59
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping is due in Venezuela for a visit, during which the two sides are set to sign oil accords.
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War with China

Monday, February 16th 2009, 17:13
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

Nationalists in Vietnam remember, 30 years on
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China warns against protectionism

Monday, February 16th 2009, 9:41

China warns against protectionist measures by other countries, amid fears such action could aggravate the economic slump.
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Chinese firm to buy Oz Minerals

Monday, February 16th 2009, 8:21
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Chinese firm Minmetals offeres to buy debt-laden Australian miner Oz Minerals for 2.6bn Australian dollars ($1.7bn, £1.2bn).
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Taleban release Chinese engineer

Sunday, February 15th 2009, 6:28
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Taleban militants in north-western Pakistan release a Chinese engineer held hostage for more than five months.
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World Bank gives China $710m loan

Friday, February 13th 2009, 10:57
related places: Wenchuan

The World Bank is giving China $710m to help rebuild the areas which were hit by last year's Wenchuan earthquake.
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China milk scandal firm bankrupt

Thursday, February 12th 2009, 15:32

A Chinese food group at the centre of a contaminated milk scandal is declared bankrupt with debts of $160m.
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Chinese investment in Rio Tinto

Thursday, February 12th 2009, 11:03
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Anglo-Australian miner Rio Tinto says China's state-owned Chinalco is to invest a further $19.5bn in the business.
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Arrests follow China tower fire

Thursday, February 12th 2009, 10:16

Chinese police detain 12 people, including a senior state TV staffer, for a fatal fire at the station's new headquarters in Beijing.
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Out of control

Thursday, February 12th 2009, 8:05
related places: Beijing

The Beijing fireworks party that went wrong
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China seeks broader Africa role

Thursday, February 12th 2009, 3:46
related countries: Mali Mali, Mauritius Mauritius, Senegal Senegal

China's president is visiting Mali, Senegal, Tanzania and Mauritius, aiming to show China seeks a stronger position in Africa.
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China to build Mecca rail system

Wednesday, February 11th 2009, 11:52
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
related places: Mecca

China is to build a new railway system linking the main sites of the annual Muslim pilgrimage, the Hajj, in Saudi Arabia.
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China's exports see sharp decline

Wednesday, February 11th 2009, 7:13

China's exports dropped 17.5% in January from a year earlier, the biggest drop in more than 10 years, official data shows.
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Chinese whispers

Wednesday, February 11th 2009, 1:10

Criticism of China's human-rights record softening?
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China seeks to bolster Saudi ties

Tuesday, February 10th 2009, 14:52
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

China's president is in Saudi Arabia on the first leg of his overseas tour, with energy at the top of the agenda.
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Man denies China PM shoe charge

Tuesday, February 10th 2009, 11:09

A man appears in court in Cambridge accused of throwing a shoe at the Chinese Prime Minister.
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Fatal fire destroys Beijing hotel

Tuesday, February 10th 2009, 9:32
related places: Beijing

Chinese state TV is blamed for a fire at a landmark hotel in Beijing, in which a firefighter died.
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Chinese consumer inflation slides

Tuesday, February 10th 2009, 6:21

China's consumer price index hits a new low, but fears surround pressures on food prices.
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China submits rights record to UN

Monday, February 9th 2009, 16:14

China presents an eagerly-awaited report on its rights record to the UN in Geneva.
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China pursues Latin America ties

Monday, February 9th 2009, 6:19

Two senior Chinese officials visit Latin America in pursuit of closer economic links and new trading partners.
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Water delay

Sunday, February 8th 2009, 16:05

Chinese scheme to divert Yangtze River is four years late
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China falls in global opinion

Friday, February 6th 2009, 2:10
related countries: Russia Russia

Global public views of Russia and China have slipped considerably in the past year, a poll for the BBC World Service suggests.
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Russia and China seen negatively

Friday, February 6th 2009, 0:01
related countries: Russia Russia

Global public views of Russia and China have slipped considerably in the past year, a poll for the BBC World Service suggests.
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China declares drought emergency

Thursday, February 5th 2009, 12:40

China declares an emergency in north and central drought-hit regions, where nearly four million people are short of water.
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India denies Chinese sub reports

Thursday, February 5th 2009, 5:21
related countries: India India

India denies Chinese media reports that an Indian submarine was forced to surface after a stand-off with Chinese warships.
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Chinese anger at UK shoe-thrower

Tuesday, February 3rd 2009, 11:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

China reacts with indignation over an incident in which a shoe was thrown at Premier Wen Jiabao in the UK.
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Chinese migrant job losses mount

Monday, February 2nd 2009, 11:33

China says 20 million migrant workers have lost their jobs during the economic downturn.
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Brown calls for China trade boost

Monday, February 2nd 2009, 10:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Prime Minister Gordon Brown urges greater collaboration to increase trade between the UK and China.
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Brown and Chinese PM hold talks

Monday, February 2nd 2009, 3:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Gordon Brown is to meet Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao on the last day of the leader's three-day visit to the UK.
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Chinese PM greeted by protesters

Sunday, February 1st 2009, 17:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Five pro-Tibetan protesters are arrested for trying to approach Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao during his three-day UK visit.
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China birth defects 'up sharply'

Sunday, February 1st 2009, 9:34

Pollution in China has caused an alarming rise in the number of babies with birth defects, a senior official says.
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China firework bar blaze kills 15

Sunday, February 1st 2009, 2:40

At least 15 people die in a fire in a bar in south-east China, believed to have been started by fireworks, says state media.
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Chinese prime minister visits UK

Saturday, January 31st 2009, 14:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

China's PM arrives in London as part of a European tour coinciding with the World Economic Forum in Davos.
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