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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

Two Chinese executed for fraud

Thursday, August 6th 2009, 6:45

Two business people in China have been executed for defrauding hundreds of investors out of more than $120m (£70m).
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China to roll out rural pensions

Wednesday, August 5th 2009, 16:08

Chinese authorities say they are extending a scheme to provide a pension for hundreds of millions of rural workers.
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China rehab staff 'killed web addict'

Wednesday, August 5th 2009, 11:35

A Chinese teenager sent to an internet addiction rehabilitation camp has allegedly been beaten to death, according to reports.
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Chinese migrants in Algiers clash

Tuesday, August 4th 2009, 18:31
related countries: Algeria Algeria
related places: Algiers

A violent clash erupts between Chinese migrant workers and locals in the Algerian capital's Chinese quarter.
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China 'to charge 83 over riots'

Tuesday, August 4th 2009, 16:30
related places: Xinjiang

Chinese police will charge 83 people in connection with last month's deadly ethnic riots in Xinjiang, state media say.
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Prostitutes or politicians: who are more trusted in China?

Tuesday, August 4th 2009, 12:21

China's prostitutes are better-trusted than politicians and scientists, according to an online survey by Insight China magazine.
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Plague death toll rises in China

Tuesday, August 4th 2009, 4:32
related places: Ziketan

A third man dies of pneumonic plague in north-west China, where Ziketan, a town of 10,000 people, has been sealed off.
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Chinese factory poisons hundreds

Monday, August 3rd 2009, 15:43

Hundreds of residents near a Chinese chemical plant are found to be contaminated by high levels of a metal used in batteries.
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Xinjiang arrests 'now over 1,500'

Monday, August 3rd 2009, 13:01
related places: Xinjiang

Chinese police arrest another 319 people over last month's violence in Xinjiang, bringing the total detained to more than 1,500.
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Second plague death in west China

Monday, August 3rd 2009, 8:36

A second man dies of pneumonic plague in remote north-west China, where a town of thousands has been sealed off.
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China urges 'respect' in Rio case

Monday, August 3rd 2009, 6:26
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Beijing

Beijing calls on Australia to "respect" its legal system, as it probes allegations of bribery by workers at Rio Tinto.
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New Chinese rules bar astronauts with bad breath and runny noses

Sunday, August 2nd 2009, 14:51

China draws up 100 health requirements for people wanting to go into space, banning body odours, runny noses and tooth cavities.
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China plague death prompts alert

Sunday, August 2nd 2009, 10:42

Thousands of people are quarantined after a man dies of pneumonic plague in a remote area of north-west China.
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English example

Sunday, August 2nd 2009, 0:42

Premier League woos Chinese from home games
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China concerned about abortions

Thursday, July 30th 2009, 12:04

There are 13 million abortions each year in China, highlighting a lack of sex education, according to a Chinese newspaper.
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China protests over Uighur tour

Wednesday, July 29th 2009, 15:18
related countries: Japan Japan

China officially complains to Japan over the visit to Tokyo of exiled Uighur activist Rebiya Kadeer.
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China to cut number of executions

Wednesday, July 29th 2009, 11:47

China, with the world's highest number of executions, says it will reduce its use of the death penalty.
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US and China 'committed to trade'

Wednesday, July 29th 2009, 0:17
related countries: United States United States

The US and China pledge to fight protectionism and express concern about nuclear Iran, after two days of talks.
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Uighur Kadeer arrives in Tokyo

Tuesday, July 28th 2009, 14:05
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Tokyo

Exiled Uighur activist Rebiya Kadeer has arrived in Tokyo for a visit which has prompted an angry reaction from China.
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Payout given in China iPhone case

Tuesday, July 28th 2009, 10:58

A Taiwanese firm which makes products for Apple in China is to pay the family of an employee who killed himself.
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US-China ties 'to shape century'

Monday, July 27th 2009, 21:46
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

President Barack Obama says the US and China must tackle key global issues together, as talks open in Washington.
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China anger at Kadeer Tokyo visit

Monday, July 27th 2009, 11:51
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Tokyo

China's ambassador to Japan reacts angrily to a planned visit to Tokyo by prominent Uighur activist Rebiya Kadeer.
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China, Taiwan in direct exchange

Monday, July 27th 2009, 10:54
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

The leaders of China and Taiwan exchange direct messages for the first time in more than 60 years, in a sign of warming ties.
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One killed in China steel riot

Sunday, July 26th 2009, 9:03
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Thousands of Chinese steel workers rioted at news of a takeover deal, beating one manager to death, a Hong Kong human rights group has said.
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Chinese hack film festival site

Sunday, July 26th 2009, 4:38

Chinese hackers attack a Melbourne website over plans to screen a documentary about a Uighur activist, Rebiya Kadeer.
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Six die in China bridge landslide

Saturday, July 25th 2009, 16:25
related places: Wenchuan

Six people are killed as a rockfall hits a key bridge in Wenchuan county, the epicentre of last year's Sichuan earthquake.
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China launches Arabic TV channel

Saturday, July 25th 2009, 0:07

China's state broadcaster, China Central TV, launches an Arabic-language channel, in order to present the "real" China.
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Shanghai urges 'two-child policy'

Friday, July 24th 2009, 12:00
related places: Shanghai

China's largest city is encouraging parents in some cases to have a second child, in a bid to balance its ageing population.
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China 'stumbling' in the Pacific

Friday, July 24th 2009, 11:11
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

A new report analyses China's growing aid budget to Pacific nations and finds it wanting, due to focus on blocking Taiwan.
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Climate change pact 'needs' China

Friday, July 24th 2009, 9:40
related places: Beijing

There can be no global climate change agreement without China on board, UN chief Ban Ki-moon says in Beijing.
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Dozens missing in China landslide

Thursday, July 23rd 2009, 10:29

At least 53 people are missing after a landslide strikes a road-building crew in south-west China's Sichuan province.
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China iPhone man commits suicide

Wednesday, July 22nd 2009, 12:05

A worker in an iPhone company in south China commits suicide, after being suspected of stealing a prototype phone.
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Chinese directors shun festival

Wednesday, July 22nd 2009, 11:47
related countries: Australia Australia

Two Chinese directors boycott Australia's biggest film festival over the screening of a documentary about political activist Rebiya Kadeer.
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Asia watches long solar eclipse

Wednesday, July 22nd 2009, 8:18
related countries: India India

The longest total solar eclipse this century crosses Asia, with swathes of India and China plunged into darkness.
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China says Falun Gong ban 'works'

Wednesday, July 22nd 2009, 6:18

Ten years after Falun Gong was banned in China, an official says the country has succeeded in crushing the spiritual movement.
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China iPhone man commits suicide

Wednesday, July 22nd 2009, 4:59

A worker in an iPhone manufacturing company in south China commits suicide.
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Bolt admits to fitness concerns

Tuesday, July 21st 2009, 14:45
related places: Beijing

Usain Bolt is hopeful of adding the 100m World Championships title to the Olympic gold medal he won in Beijing last year, despite not being 100% fit.
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Out at last

Tuesday, July 21st 2009, 6:15
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

'We were treated well' say UK school children in China
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China swine flu pupils released

Tuesday, July 21st 2009, 4:08
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The first batch of British school pupils quarantined in China after members of the group contracted swine flu has been released.
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No chances

Monday, July 20th 2009, 12:13

China's policies on swine flu border on extreme
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China firm in Namibia bribe claim

Monday, July 20th 2009, 10:37
related countries: Namibia Namibia

A Chinese firm with links to President Hu Jintao's eldest son is investigated for suspected bribery in Namibia.
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Bike off! Somali police halt Chinese cyclist's world tour

Monday, July 20th 2009, 10:09
related countries: Somalia Somalia

A Chinese cyclist on a 12-year world tour is deported from Somalia because he does not have a visa.
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More swine flu UK pupils in China

Sunday, July 19th 2009, 12:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Four more British pupils are diagnosed with swine flu in China, after eight UK and US pupils test positive for the virus.
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China admits Uighur riot killings

Saturday, July 18th 2009, 21:54
related places: Urumqi

A Chinese official says police shot dead 12 Uighur rioters in Urumqi this month, in a rare admission from the government.
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China quarantines school groups

Saturday, July 18th 2009, 21:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Beijing

More than 100 schoolchildren from the UK and US are quarantined in Beijing after eight tested positive for swine flu.
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Sink or swim in modern China

Saturday, July 18th 2009, 11:25
related places: Zhushanxia

Chris Hogg heads to the small Chinese village of Zhushanxia to see how lives are being influenced by the swings and dips in the country's economic fortune.
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Rio denies China bribery claims

Friday, July 17th 2009, 6:36
related countries: Australia Australia

Mining firm Rio Tinto denies China's allegations that its staff engaged in bribery, as Australia urges a speedy resolution.
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Rio Tinto 'concerned' about staff

Friday, July 17th 2009, 6:07

Mining company Rio Tinto voices concern over employees detained in China for alleged bribery and spying.
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Spy gave shuttle secrets to China

Thursday, July 16th 2009, 20:53
related countries: United States United States

A Chinese-born engineer is found guilty of passing secret information about the US space shuttle programme to China.
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China grows faster amid worries

Thursday, July 16th 2009, 11:28

China's economy grows at an annual rate of 7.9% in the second quarter, but officials warn challenges remain.
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China tries to block Uighur film

Wednesday, July 15th 2009, 15:17

Organisers of the Melbourne International Film Festival defy calls from China not to show a film about an exiled Uighur leader.
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China issues alert in Algeria

Wednesday, July 15th 2009, 12:46
related countries: Algeria Algeria

China urges its citizens in Algeria to take care, after reports that Islamist militants might target them because of unrest in China.
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Australia warns China on spy case

Wednesday, July 15th 2009, 7:13
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Shanghai

Australian PM Kevin Rudd reminds China that the world is watching how it handles a case of alleged business espionage in Shanghai.
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China demands Turkish retraction

Tuesday, July 14th 2009, 14:45
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Beijing

China urges the Turkish prime minister to retract his accusation that Beijing practised genocide against ethnic Uighurs.
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China's Rio Tinto inquiry widens

Tuesday, July 14th 2009, 9:31
related countries: Australia Australia

China investigates five more steel firms, as Australia presses for haste the case of a detained Rio Tinto executive.
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Chinese police kill two Uighurs

Monday, July 13th 2009, 13:20
related places: Urumqi

Police shoot dead two ethnic Uighurs in China's city of Urumqi, a week after scores of people died in riots, officials say.
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N Korean leader Kim 'has cancer'

Monday, July 13th 2009, 6:59
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

North Korean leader Kim Jong-il has life-threatening pancreatic cancer, a South Korean TV news channel says.
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China flash flood kills 14 hikers

Sunday, July 12th 2009, 20:47
related places: Chongqing

Flash floods kill 14 Chinese hikers in a scenic gorge near the south-western city of Chongqing, with five still missing.
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Most Xinjiang dead Han Chinese

Saturday, July 11th 2009, 16:04
related places: Xinjiang

Some three-quarters of the victims of the violence in China's Xinjiang region were ethnic Han Chinese, official figures show.
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Rio detainee is 'in good health'

Saturday, July 11th 2009, 7:08
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian officials gain access to a mining executive detained by China accused of bribery and stealing state secrets.
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Turkey attacks China 'genocide'

Friday, July 10th 2009, 19:23
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Xinjiang

Turkey's prime minister says ethnic violence in China's Xinjiang region is "a kind of genocide", as the death toll passes 180.
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China reimposes curfew in Urumqi

Friday, July 10th 2009, 12:59
related places: Urumqi

A curfew is reimposed in the restive Chinese city of Urumqi after worshippers defy an order to stay away from mosques.
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Chinese property prices pick up

Friday, July 10th 2009, 10:21

Chinese property prices rose in June for the first time in seven months but demand for Chinese goods remains weak.
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Some mosques defy Urumqi shutdown

Friday, July 10th 2009, 9:59
related places: Urumqi

Some mosques in the restive Chinese city of Urumqi open their doors for Friday prayers, despite an order for them to stay closed.
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Rio 'surprise' at bribery claims

Friday, July 10th 2009, 7:24
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia

Mining giant Rio Tinto has said it is concerned that four of its employees have been accused by China of bribery.
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Quake flattens Chinese homes

Friday, July 10th 2009, 7:07

An earthquake in south-western China destroys 10,000 homes and injures more than 300 people, state media says.
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Rio worker 'stole state secrets'

Thursday, July 9th 2009, 12:58
related countries: Australia Australia

China says it has evidence that proves a detained employee of mining giant Rio Tinto stole state secrets.
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China leaders vow Xinjiang action

Thursday, July 9th 2009, 11:47
related places: Urumqi

China's leaders vow "severe punishment" for rioters in the Xinjiang region in their first public comment on the violence.
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China car sales continue to soar

Thursday, July 9th 2009, 6:39

Car sales in China rose 48% in June from a year earlier, boosted by government incentives, figures show.
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Taboo topic

Wednesday, July 8th 2009, 21:47

Chinese Uighurs reluctant to discuss ethnic tensions
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Chinese 'kidnapped off Cameroon'

Wednesday, July 8th 2009, 17:08
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon

Reports from Cameroon say five Chinese fishermen have been kidnapped off the West African country's coast.
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China riot city 'under control'

Wednesday, July 8th 2009, 12:26
related places: Urumqi

China's riot-torn city of Urumqi is now under control and those guilty of murder will be executed, local officials say.
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China arrests Rio Tinto executive

Wednesday, July 8th 2009, 11:58
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An Australian Rio Tinto executive and three Chinese colleagues are arrested by Chinese authorities on suspicion of spying.
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Troops flood into China riot city

Wednesday, July 8th 2009, 10:08
related places: Urumqi

Thousands of troops pour into China's riot-torn city of Urumqi as President Hu Jintao leaves the G8 summit to tackle the crisis.
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Chinese bond auction falls short

Wednesday, July 8th 2009, 9:10

China's finance ministry fails to sell all the 28bn yuan of bonds offered in a government auction for the first time since 2003.
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Riots engulf Chinese Uighur city

Tuesday, July 7th 2009, 13:30
related places: Urumqi

Han Chinese take to the streets of Urumqi city following an earlier protest by Uighur women, amid rising ethnic tensions.
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Angry Uighurs defy Chinese police

Tuesday, July 7th 2009, 9:08
related places: Urumqi, Xinjiang

About 200 Uighur protesters rally against the arrest of 1,434 people in western China after recent clashes.
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Mass arrests over China violence

Tuesday, July 7th 2009, 3:33
related places: Xinjiang

Chinese police arrest 1,434 people over rioting in Xinjiang province, state media says, as new protests erupt in Urumqi.
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Reynolds' China

Tuesday, July 7th 2009, 1:02

Looking back at the end of three years in China
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'Climate of fear'

Monday, July 6th 2009, 21:18

What fuels tension among Uighurs in north-west China
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Scores killed in China protests

Monday, July 6th 2009, 17:55
related places: Urumqi, Xinjiang

Clashes in China's restive region of Xinjiang leave at least 156 dead in some of the most serious violence in decades.
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China launches yuan trade scheme

Monday, July 6th 2009, 10:25

China begins a trial scheme that allows trade with its neighbours to be settled with its own currency, the yuan.
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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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