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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

Trials due over Xinjiang riots

Monday, August 24th 2009, 10:26
related places: Xinjiang

More than 200 people are expected to go on trial in China this week, in connection the recent violence in Xinjiang.
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Millions at risk in China drought

Sunday, August 23rd 2009, 10:22

More than 4.5m people are short of drinking water in northern China during a severe drought, says state media.
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China officials in smelter probe

Saturday, August 22nd 2009, 22:59

Two Chinese government officials are being investigated after 1,300 children got lead poisoning, the local government says.
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Police held in China gang probe

Friday, August 21st 2009, 5:52
related places: Chongqing

A major crime sweep in Chongqing, China, nets six police chiefs suspected of giving protection to gang leaders.
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'Hundreds ill' near China smelter

Thursday, August 20th 2009, 9:46

China closes a second metal smelter after more than 1,300 children fall sick with lead poisoning, state media say.
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Australia-China tie 'challenging'

Thursday, August 20th 2009, 8:25
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Beijing

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd says ties with China are "challenging", as his Beijing ambassador flies home for talks.
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France worried by hornet invasion

Wednesday, August 19th 2009, 15:56
related countries: France France

France is gripped by an invasion of Chinese hornets which could hasten a mysterious decline in honeybee numbers.
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China bans petitioners in Beijing

Wednesday, August 19th 2009, 15:11
related places: Beijing

China moves to eliminate petitioners heading for the capital Beijing with complaints about official wrongdoing.
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China web addict 'beaten' at camp

Wednesday, August 19th 2009, 10:55

A teenage boy is repeatedly beaten at a boot camp to treat internet addicts in China, state media have said.
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China reduces holdings in US debt

Tuesday, August 18th 2009, 11:27
related countries: United States United States
related places: June

China - which holds more US government debt than any other country - cut its holdings heavily in June.
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500 Chinese suspects 'on the run'

Tuesday, August 18th 2009, 7:12

Nearly 500 criminal suspects are on the run following a crackdown on gangsters in China, according to media reports.
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China 'angry' at Australia tour

Tuesday, August 18th 2009, 4:20
related countries: Australia Australia

It emerges that China cancelled a ministerial visit because of Australia's welcome for exiled Uighur activist Rebiya Kadeer.
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China villagers storm lead plant

Monday, August 17th 2009, 8:32

Hundreds of Chinese villagers break into a factory that poisoned more than 600 children, reports say.
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China 'smelter poisoned children'

Sunday, August 16th 2009, 17:38

Chinese officials blame a lead smelting plant for the poisoning of more than 600 children in the central province of Shaanxi.
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China to improve access for media

Friday, August 14th 2009, 10:06

China will become more open to foreign journalists by dealing with requests within 24 hours, an official says.
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China scales back screening plan

Thursday, August 13th 2009, 9:02

China scales back its plans to install controversial net filtering software on all of its citizens' computers.
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China regrets ruling in WTO case

Thursday, August 13th 2009, 4:39
related countries: United States United States

China says it regrets the WTO ruling against it in a case lodged by the US over media products, and might appeal.
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US wins trade case against China

Wednesday, August 12th 2009, 18:46
related countries: United States United States

The US wins a ruling at the World Trade Organisation against China's restrictions on the import of American media products.
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China quake activist put on trial

Wednesday, August 12th 2009, 11:56

An activist who questioned why so many people died in a huge earthquake in China last year is tried for subversion.
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China arrests Rio Tinto workers

Wednesday, August 12th 2009, 9:27

China arrests employees of mining firm Rio Tinto on suspicion of stealing trade secrets and taking bribes, which the firm denies.
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S Korea deports Falun Gong pair

Wednesday, August 12th 2009, 6:24
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea deports two members of the Falun Gong spiritual group to China despite opposition from the group.
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China releases Vietnam fishermen

Wednesday, August 12th 2009, 6:09
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

China frees 25 Vietnamese fishermen detained months ago near disputed islands after a huge outcry in Vietnam.
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Exiled Uighur speaks in Australia

Tuesday, August 11th 2009, 9:21

An exiled leader of China's Uighur ethnic minority, Rebiya Kadeer, gives a speech in Australia despite Chinese pressure not to.
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India not to reopen key WWII road

Tuesday, August 11th 2009, 9:07
related countries: India India

India drops plans to a open a disused WWII road that could connect its remote north-eastern states to China.
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Rio shares fall on China claims

Monday, August 10th 2009, 18:15

Shares in mining firm Rio Tinto slip 3% after China intensifies its spying allegations against the company.
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Tibet 'Chinese issue' says Dalai

Monday, August 10th 2009, 17:51
related places: Dalai

The Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, calls the Tibetan issue a Chinese domestic problem, in a BBC interview.
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Deadly storms sweep eastern Asia

Monday, August 10th 2009, 10:08

Two severe storms across the Pacific region leave scores dead or missing in Japan, Taiwan and mainland China.
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China turns back Xinjiang plane

Sunday, August 9th 2009, 18:28
related places: Urumqi, Xinjiang

China turns back an Afghan aircraft bound for Urumqi in the restive Xinjiang region, citing a bomb threat.
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Typhoon batters south-east China

Sunday, August 9th 2009, 15:59
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Hundreds of houses are destroyed and land is flooded as a typhoon lashes south-eastern China, a day after hitting Taiwan.
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Beijing air 'cleaner' since Games

Saturday, August 8th 2009, 0:03

Beijing is enjoying the best air quality this decade because of measures taken during last year's Olympic Games, officials say.
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Train of glory - Chinese bride wears 2.2km wedding dress

Friday, August 7th 2009, 15:43

A Chinese bride attempts to break the world record for the longest wedding dress, with a 2.2km-long gown made by the groom's family.
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Beijing airport ex-head executed

Friday, August 7th 2009, 9:11
related places: Beijing

The former head of the company running Beijing's airport has been executed for corruption, state media report.
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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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