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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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China: news

Deadly floods in China, Vietnam

Monday, July 6th 2009, 3:46
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

Heavy rains in south-central China and northern Vietnam kill at least 31 people, state media say.
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In pictures

Sunday, July 5th 2009, 12:16

Floods and landslides cause havoc in China
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Calm urged after N Korea missiles

Saturday, July 4th 2009, 15:31
related countries: North Korea North Korea, Russia Russia

Russia, China and the US call for calm after North Korea test-fires a series of missiles off its east coast, defying UN sanctions.
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Deadly bus fire 'set by arsonist'

Friday, July 3rd 2009, 8:37

A fire on a bus in China that killed 27 people in June may have been caused by a suicidal arsonist, police say.
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China babies 'sold for adoption'

Thursday, July 2nd 2009, 14:35

Baby girls removed from parents who broke China's family-planning laws have been sold for adoption overseas, it is reported.
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HK march calls for more democracy

Wednesday, July 1st 2009, 13:26
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Thousands in Hong Kong join a pro-democracy rally on the 12th anniversary of the handover to Chinese rule.
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Tightening net

Tuesday, June 30th 2009, 14:54

Chinese netizens denounce new filtering software
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China delays internet filter plan

Tuesday, June 30th 2009, 14:48

China is delaying a plan requiring all new computers to be equipped with internet filtering software, state media says.
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China 'agrees huge Zimbabwe loan'

Tuesday, June 30th 2009, 12:58
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

China agrees to give Zimbabwe a loan of $950m (£573m) to help revive its wrecked economy, says Prime Minister Tsvangirai.
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China cracks down on virtual cash

Tuesday, June 30th 2009, 12:57

Chinese gamers who amass virtual currencies can no longer sell them for real money, say the Chinese authorities.
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Man held over China ethnic clash

Tuesday, June 30th 2009, 4:35

Chinese police arrest a man they say set off a deadly clash between Han and Uighur groups with false rumours of rape.
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Shanghai probes building collapse

Monday, June 29th 2009, 4:34
related places: Shanghai

Shanghai officials detain nine people in an inquiry over why a nearly finished building collapsed over the weekend.
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Chinese chukkas

Sunday, June 28th 2009, 6:58
related places: Shanghai

How polo enthrals Shanghai's moneyed class
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Getting tough

Saturday, June 27th 2009, 0:27
related countries: North Korea North Korea

China's new attitude to North Korea
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China 'to block' Hummer takeover

Friday, June 26th 2009, 14:41

A Chinese firm's bid to buy the Hummer brand will be blocked on environmental grounds, according to state radio.
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China urges US dollar replacement

Friday, June 26th 2009, 11:31
related countries: United States United States

China's central bank repeats its call for a new global reserve currency to replace the US dollar, saying its use concentrates risk.
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Chinese urge activist's release

Friday, June 26th 2009, 9:22

Dozens of prominent Chinese academics sign a petition calling for the release of veteran political activist Liu Xiaobo.
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Wood harvest puts pandas at risk

Friday, June 26th 2009, 8:52

Chopping down trees for firewood is destroying the pandas' habitat in their largest reserve in China, environmentalists say.
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Google access disrupted in China

Thursday, June 25th 2009, 10:26
related countries: United States United States

The US calls on China to scrap its plan to put Green Dam net-filtering software into all its computers.
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Deluge of visitors crashes China corruption website

Wednesday, June 24th 2009, 15:35

A Chinese government website set up so people can inform on corrupt officials has crashed after being inundated by visitors.
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China accused over unfair trade

Wednesday, June 24th 2009, 6:30
related countries: United States United States

The US and European Union file complaints with the WTO that China is unfairly limiting its raw material exports.
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China activist formally arrested

Wednesday, June 24th 2009, 5:35

Chinese writer and activist Liu Xiaobo is formally arrested for inciting subversion, more than six months after being detained.
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Airbus makes first plane in China

Tuesday, June 23rd 2009, 9:49

Airbus delivers its first Chinese-made plane, as it aims to meet China's fast-growing demand for commercial aircraft.
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China and US hold military talks

Tuesday, June 23rd 2009, 7:45
related countries: United States United States
related places: Beijing

Defence officials from the United States and China are meeting in Beijing for two days of high-level talks.
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Google to cut China porn results

Monday, June 22nd 2009, 10:33

Google says it will take steps to remove porn results findable via its Chinese language search site, Google.cn
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Blast at Chinese factory kills 16

Sunday, June 21st 2009, 6:36

At least 16 people have been killed and dozens injured in an explosion at a Chinese factory, official media say.
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dot.life

Thursday, June 18th 2009, 10:17

Steelmaker Corus, job losses and electricity usage
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Robust message

Friday, June 12th 2009, 18:27
related countries: North Korea North Korea, Russia Russia

China and Russia on board for North Korea sanctions
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China mulls Afghan border request

Friday, June 12th 2009, 18:11
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Chinese and Afghan foreign ministry officials may open up a strategically important and beautiful border area, officials say after a meeting.
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Environment fears halt China dams

Friday, June 12th 2009, 11:28

China suspends construction of two hydro-electric dams on a tributary of the Yangtze River over environmental concerns.
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Australia dismisses mining spat

Friday, June 12th 2009, 10:33
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia dismisses threats of sanctions from China against its two largest mining firms Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton.
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China warning on 'little coffers'

Friday, June 12th 2009, 4:35

China warns party officials to empty out "little coffers", the hidden caches of cash often siphoned from public funds.
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Row erupts over Guantanamo deal

Friday, June 12th 2009, 1:05
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

The UK raises objections over Bermuda's acceptance of four Chinese Muslim Uighurs released from Guantanamo by the US.
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The French town with Chinese heritage

Thursday, June 11th 2009, 13:09
related countries: France France

Hugh Schofield discovers how a quirk of history led to a small town in France playing a key role in the formation of the Chinese Communist Party.
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China demands US return Uighurs

Thursday, June 11th 2009, 8:34
related countries: Palau Palau, United States United States

China demands the return of 17 Chinese Muslim Uighurs held at Guantanamo Bay and due to be sent to Palau.
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French cars fail tests in China

Thursday, June 11th 2009, 3:29
related countries: France France
related places: Renault

Chinese safety inspectors block imports of French-made Renault cars after recent safety checks.
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Brazil to make $10bn loan to IMF

Thursday, June 11th 2009, 0:52
related countries: Russia Russia

Brazil offers $10bn to the IMF to boost credit to developing countries, ahead of a summit with Russia, India and China.
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Studio justice

Wednesday, June 10th 2009, 23:32

Chinese put their faith in television court judgements
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China's computers at hacking risk

Wednesday, June 10th 2009, 22:48

Independent tests of screening software to be installed on all Chinese computers finds it opens users to serious security risks.
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China's computers at hacking risk

Wednesday, June 10th 2009, 22:48

Independent tests of screening software to be installed on all Chinese computers finds it opens users to serious security risks.
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India military air crash kills 13

Wednesday, June 10th 2009, 15:20
related countries: India India

The Indian Air Force says no one survived when a transport plane carrying 13 people crashed near the border with China.
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China bans parts of gay festival

Wednesday, June 10th 2009, 14:51

Organisers of China's first Gay Pride are told to cancel two of their sessions, despite receiving praise from state media.
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State media praises Shanghai gays

Wednesday, June 10th 2009, 5:57
related places: Shanghai

Chinese state media praise Shanghai's gay pride festival in a sign of new official acceptance of homosexuality.
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Palau to take Guantanamo men

Wednesday, June 10th 2009, 4:37
related countries: Palau Palau, United States United States
related places: Pacific

The Pacific nation of Palau agrees to temporarily take 17 Chinese Muslims from the US detention centre in Guantanamo.
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Breaking the wall

Wednesday, June 10th 2009, 0:10

Twitterers defy China's attempts to censor the web
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China defends screening software

Tuesday, June 9th 2009, 11:22

China installs new filter software in all computers, to weed out violent and - critics say - politically sensitive material.
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Hanoi protests China fishing ban

Monday, June 8th 2009, 14:53
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam
related places: Hanoi

Vietnam asks China to stop preventing its fishermen from working in what Hanoi says are its territorial waters.
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Testing times

Monday, June 8th 2009, 12:52

Chinese students sweat out college entrance exams
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Dalai Lama made citizen of Paris

Monday, June 8th 2009, 12:35
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

The exiled Tibetan leader becomes an honorary Parisian - a move China calls "grave interference" in Sino-French ties.
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Shenzhen mayor faces graft probe

Monday, June 8th 2009, 6:39
related places: Shenzhen

The mayor of Chinese boom town Shenzhen is investigated as part of a corruption investigation, state media reports.
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Hunt for China landslip survivors

Sunday, June 7th 2009, 15:40

Hundreds of rescue workers search for survivors of a landslide in south-western China that has left scores of people missing.
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China landslide 'buries dozens'

Friday, June 5th 2009, 14:18

Nearly 60 people have been buried in a landslide in an iron-ore mining area of south-western China, state media report.
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China deploys video cameras to thwart hi-tech exam cheats

Friday, June 5th 2009, 8:54

China deploys video cameras to counter hi-tech cheats in nationwide college entrance examinations.
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Bus fire kills 25 in Chinese city

Friday, June 5th 2009, 5:58
related places: Chengdu

A bus fire in the central Chinese city of Chengdu kills at least 25 people and wounds 78, state media reports.
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Hummer to be sold to Chinese firm

Tuesday, June 2nd 2009, 21:53

General Motors is to sell its Hummer brand to China's Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machinery.
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Shoe thrower cleared of offence

Tuesday, June 2nd 2009, 16:17
related countries: Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cambridge

A Cambridge student who threw a shoe at the Chinese PM is cleared by a judge who said the evidence of harassment was insufficient.
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China blocks Twitter and Hotmail

Tuesday, June 2nd 2009, 13:29

China blocks websites and arrests a dissident ahead of the 20th anniversary of the crackdown on Tiananmen protests.
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Markets up on good economic news

Monday, June 1st 2009, 21:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Encouraging economic data from China, the US and the UK sends stock markets rising around the world.
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HK cardinal criticises Beijing

Monday, June 1st 2009, 11:24
related places: Beijing

Hong Kong's Cardinal Zen, an adviser to the Pope, says China should reassess its verdict on the Tiananmen massacre.
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Snake-bite chicken 'off the menu'

Monday, June 1st 2009, 9:54

An outcry from China's internet community may force the end of a dish made from chickens killed by poisonous snakes.
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Geithner assures China investors

Monday, June 1st 2009, 9:23
related countries: United States United States

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner tells China's government its huge investments in the US are "very safe".
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Hong Kong protest over Tiananmen

Sunday, May 31st 2009, 12:08
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Thousands march in Hong Kong ahead of the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen killings, in one of the few such events on Chinese soil.
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Back to Beijing

Saturday, May 30th 2009, 23:33

Kate Adie returns to Tiananmen, 20 years on
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Chinese woo business in Bangladesh

Saturday, May 30th 2009, 11:43
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Duncan Bartlett describes some of the tactics used by the Chinese they seek stronger business ties with Bangladesh.
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US presses Australia to take Uighurs

Saturday, May 30th 2009, 10:56
related countries: Australia Australia

The US asks Australia to accept a group of Chinese Muslim detainees waiting to be freed from Guantanamo prison camp.
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Chinese ships 'quit Korea waters'

Friday, May 29th 2009, 12:53
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea

Chinese shipping is said to be leaving North Korean waters after the North's threats of military action against South Korea.
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Tiananmen past

Thursday, May 28th 2009, 18:26

Key people recall events in Beijing 20 years ago
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Briton appeals China death term

Tuesday, May 26th 2009, 15:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A UK citizen sentenced to death for drugs trafficking in China is to plead his case at an appeal court.
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China farmers raid police station

Tuesday, May 26th 2009, 10:35

Hundreds of Chinese tea farmers attack a police station over a row about social security payments, state media reports.
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Pope urges China reconciliation

Monday, May 25th 2009, 23:31

Pope Benedict tells the official Chinese Patriotic Church and those who worship in secret to take steps towards reconciliation.
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China bridge jumper pushed over the edge by passer-by

Saturday, May 23rd 2009, 8:07

A Chinese man threatening to jump from a bridge receives a helping hand from a passer-by - who shoves him from the ledge.
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Chinese spa murder sparks concern

Friday, May 22nd 2009, 19:37

A Chinese hotel waitress who killed an alleged sex attacker is promised a fair trial following a wave of public sympathy.
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Arrests in Chinese slavery case

Friday, May 22nd 2009, 9:55

Chinese police arrest 10 people suspected of beating mentally disabled people forced to work as slaves in brick factories.
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China warns EU not to interfere

Wednesday, May 20th 2009, 16:27

China warns the EU not to interfere in its affairs, at a summit previously delayed by a row over Tibet.
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Last Tiananmen 'hooligan' freed

Tuesday, May 19th 2009, 12:57

China reportedly frees the last activist still jailed for 'hooliganism' relating to the Tiananmen democracy movement of 1989.
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Chinese couple's murderer convicted

Tuesday, May 19th 2009, 12:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A restaurant worker is found guilty of the brutal murders of a young Chinese couple at their home in the UK.
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Good friends

Tuesday, May 19th 2009, 9:06
related countries: United States United States

Brazil and China forge closer trade links
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PNG riots hit Chinese businesses

Monday, May 18th 2009, 7:03
related countries: Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea

Asian-owned firms are looted in Papua New Guinea's two largest cities, amid simmering anti-Chinese sentiment.
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No sex please - erotic theme park knocked down after China re-think

Monday, May 18th 2009, 4:25

China tears down a sex education theme park set to offer workshops on technique and safe sex before it is even opened.
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Taiwanese march against president

Sunday, May 17th 2009, 8:35
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Thousands of opposition supporters protest against the Taiwan president's policies of engagement with China.
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Obama names envoy to China

Saturday, May 16th 2009, 16:13
related countries: United States United States
related places: Utah

President Obama names a Mandarin-speaking Republican politician, Jon Huntsman, to be his ambassador to China.
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China readies itself for Love Land - its first sex theme park

Saturday, May 16th 2009, 14:36

China is building what is billed as its first sex theme park, aimed at improving both the sex education and the sex life of its visitors.
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Disgraced China official in new job

Friday, May 15th 2009, 9:11

A Chinese government official sacked for arranging a sight-seeing tour using public money is given a new post in a nearby city.
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Secret Tiananmen memoirs revealed

Thursday, May 14th 2009, 10:53

Memoirs of China's former leader Zhao Ziyang are published, recording his views on the Tiananmen crackdown.
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Road to recovery

Wednesday, May 13th 2009, 9:30

Chinese boy's battle back to health after quake
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China asserts sea border claims

Wednesday, May 13th 2009, 6:39

A UN commission hoping to agree new maritime boundaries looks set to pit China against some of its neighbours.
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