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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

Under siege

Monday, October 5th 2009, 19:42
related places: Xinjiang

John Simpson visits China's restive Xinjiang province
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Safina and Venus stunned in China

Monday, October 5th 2009, 12:57
related countries: Russia Russia

Dinara Safina and Venus Williams both suffer shock defeats at the second-round stage of the China Open.
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China visit sparks N Korea hopes

Monday, October 5th 2009, 10:06
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea indicates it may be ready to restart nuclear talks, as Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao spends a second day in the country.
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Chinese premier in North Korea visit

Sunday, October 4th 2009, 13:40
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Pyongyang

North Korean leader Kim Jong-il makes a rare appearance to greet visiting Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, ahead of nuclear talks.
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Elephant v Dragon

Saturday, October 3rd 2009, 23:24

Is India's economy set to grow faster than China's?
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Star treatment

Friday, October 2nd 2009, 23:08

A Hollywood-style take on China's Communist history
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Empire State in China lights row

Friday, October 2nd 2009, 10:21

Rights groups criticise the decision to light New York's Empire State Building red and yellow in honour of communist China's 60th anniversary.
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China marks 60th anniversary

Thursday, October 1st 2009, 14:56
related places: Beijing

China celebrates six decades of Communist Party rule with a show of military might and a spectacular fireworks display.
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Row over China Kashmir visa move

Thursday, October 1st 2009, 13:50
related countries: India India

A senior Congress party member in Indian-administered Kashmir condemns moves by China to issue separate passport visas.
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Echoes of past

Thursday, October 1st 2009, 13:49

China's anniversary celebrations 'came from another era'
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What next for China?

Thursday, October 1st 2009, 11:00

It is 60 years since the Communist Party came to power in China. Send us your thoughts.
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Changing China

Wednesday, September 30th 2009, 23:50

John Simpson on 60 years of Chinese communism
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Chinese told to watch party on TV

Wednesday, September 30th 2009, 16:10
related places: Beijing

Chinese people are being urged to watch Thursday's spectacular marking 60 years of communism on TV rather than the street.
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Alternative view

Tuesday, September 29th 2009, 16:35
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

How 60 years of China communism is seen in Taiwan
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Chinese voices

Tuesday, September 29th 2009, 15:48

After 60 years of communism, what will the future hold?
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Kindred spirits

Tuesday, September 29th 2009, 0:05

One of China's last communes provides valued security
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No divorce during celebrations of Chinese communist rule

Monday, September 28th 2009, 11:12

Couples will not be able to marry but not divorce during 60 year anniversary cel
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HK sells new book banned in China

Monday, September 28th 2009, 8:18
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

A history book banned by China goes on sale in Hong Kong ahead of the 60th anniversary of Chinese communist rule.
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China probes child lead poisoning

Sunday, September 27th 2009, 12:24

China closes a battery plant after more than 120 children living nearby are found to have lead poisoning, state media report.
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Thinking big - world has 2m people descended from Confucius

Friday, September 25th 2009, 15:13

Two million people are recognised as descendants of Confucius in the fifth edition of the Chinese philosopher's family tree.
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Nigerian anger over China deaths

Friday, September 25th 2009, 12:14
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigerian MPs demand an audit of Chinese residents after a row over the cremation of dead Nigerian prisoners in China.
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Taiwan stops Uighur activist trip

Friday, September 25th 2009, 10:38
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Taiwan says it will not allow exiled Chinese Uighur Muslim activist Rebiya Kadeer to visit the island as she had planned.
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Australia seeks investment limits

Friday, September 25th 2009, 8:43
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia

Australia's foreign investment regulator tells Chinese investors that stakes in Australian companies should be under 15%.
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Dinosaurs had 'earliest feathers'

Thursday, September 24th 2009, 23:30

Exceptionally well preserved dinosaur fossils uncovered in north-eastern China display the earliest known feathers.
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New hope for China's migrant workers

Thursday, September 24th 2009, 13:07

Last year as Western consumers stopped spending, millions of jobs were lost in China. Lesley Curwen reports on the signs of the employment market improving.
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China unmoved on Iran sanctions

Thursday, September 24th 2009, 10:31
related countries: Iran Iran, Russia Russia

China says more sanctions on Iran will not help diplomatic efforts, as Russia appears to soften its opposition.
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N Korea focus to East Asia summit

Thursday, September 24th 2009, 9:22
related countries: Japan Japan, North Korea North Korea

A upcoming summit of Japan, South Korea and China is to focus on North Korea's nuclear programme, officials say.
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China carmaker gets Goldman cash

Wednesday, September 23rd 2009, 6:29
related countries: United States United States
related places: Goldman

Chinese carmaker Geely Automotive receives a $334m (£204m) investment from major US bank Goldman Sachs.
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China vows climate change action

Tuesday, September 22nd 2009, 17:13

President Hu Jintao pledges to curb the rise in China's CO2 emissions, at a UN summit on climate change
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Forecasts for Asian growth raised

Tuesday, September 22nd 2009, 9:27
related countries: India India

The economies of China and India are set to grow by more than previously thought, the Asian Development Bank says.
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Are cuts in CO2 emissions enough?

Tuesday, September 22nd 2009, 8:58

China will increase efforts to improve energy efficiency and curb the rise in CO2 emissions. Are these measures enough?
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Do not disturb

Monday, September 21st 2009, 23:17

China ensures 60th birthday bash goes off without a hitch
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Taiwan city to screen Kadeer film

Sunday, September 20th 2009, 11:23
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Taiwan's second city is to screen a film about exiled Uighur activist Rebiya Kadeer, despite opposition from China.
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China vows to crack down on separatists

Friday, September 18th 2009, 15:45

China's Communist Party ends its annual meeting with a pledge to combat separatism but no hint about President Hu's successor.
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N Korea 'ready for nuclear talks'

Friday, September 18th 2009, 12:12
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korean leader Kim Jong-il says he is ready for talks on his country's nuclear programme, Chinese media report.
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Business legend's suit praise sends tailor's shares soaring

Friday, September 18th 2009, 9:27

Shares in Chinese suit maker Dayang Trands rocket after Warren Buffet, the world's second richest man, said he liked the cut of their cloth.
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China rejects US military fears

Friday, September 18th 2009, 5:31
related countries: United States United States

Chinese defence officials reject a US description of China's military modernisation programme as a threat.
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Empty promise?

Thursday, September 17th 2009, 23:36

China officials shy of media despite openness pledge
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China jails four over stabbings

Thursday, September 17th 2009, 13:36
related places: Xinjiang

Four more people are jailed over attacks with hypodermic needles in western China's Xinjiang region, state-run TV says.
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China in huge Venezuela oil deal

Thursday, September 17th 2009, 0:55
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela
related places: Orinoco

Venezuela announces a $16bn deal with China for oil exploration in the Orinoco river, after a similar agreement with Russia.
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Bargain builders?

Wednesday, September 16th 2009, 23:37
related countries: Poland Poland

Fears in Poland as Chinese firm wins large contract
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China city 'to open up to media'

Wednesday, September 16th 2009, 9:57
related places: Shenzhen

Officials in the Chinese city of Shenzhen will soon have to respond promptly to media requests or face stiff penalties.
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Beijing birth defects rise again

Tuesday, September 15th 2009, 13:52
related places: Beijing

Beijing sees another rise in birth defects, mirroring increases elsewhere in China, amid fears pollution is to blame.
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China watched for leadership sign

Tuesday, September 15th 2009, 9:47

China's Communist Party opens an annual meeting which is expected to indicate leadership succession plans.
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Two-child China

Tuesday, September 15th 2009, 7:11

The city that encourages population growth
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China allays US trade war fears

Tuesday, September 15th 2009, 6:16
related countries: United States United States

China says it does not think its trade dispute over tyres with the US will hurt ties, playing down the threat of a trade war.
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China and Macau to develop island

Tuesday, September 15th 2009, 4:06
related countries: Macau Macau
related places: Zhuhai

Chinese authorities unveil a blueprint to develop an almost empty island between Zhuhai, southern China, and Macau.
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China requests WTO talks with US

Monday, September 14th 2009, 10:59
related countries: United States United States

China has requested talks with the US over its recent trade dispute involving imports of Chinese tyres.
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China needle attacks 'not toxic'

Monday, September 14th 2009, 10:05
related places: Xinjiang

No evidence is found that any of the alleged victims of recent needle attacks in China's Xinjiang province were poisoned.
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China and US in new trade dispute

Monday, September 14th 2009, 8:55
related countries: United States United States

China launches an "anti-dumping and anti-subsidy" probe into imports of some US car products and chicken meat.
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Chinese 'assault' concerns spread

Monday, September 14th 2009, 4:25
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Pro-China figures in Hong Kong express concern about alleged Chinese police attacks on Hong Kong journalists.
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HK rally over Chinese 'assault'

Sunday, September 13th 2009, 11:09
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong
related places: Xinjiang

Journalists march in Hong Kong against the alleged police beating of TV reporters covering unrest in China's Xinjiang province.
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Chinese syringe attackers jailed

Saturday, September 12th 2009, 6:32
related places: Xinjiang

A court in China's Xinjiang region passes the first sentences on defendants over a series of hypodermic needle attacks.
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China's exports see sharp decline

Friday, September 11th 2009, 6:46

China's exports continued to decline in August, down 23% to $103.7bn from the same month last year.
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Nine held over Xinjiang syringes

Friday, September 11th 2009, 4:51
related places: Xinjiang

Chinese state media says nine people are arrested for mysterious syringe attacks in Xinjiang in western China.
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Clinton stresses key China goals

Friday, September 11th 2009, 3:44
related countries: United States United States

The US sees ties with China as central to solving world problems, the US secretary of state tells a visiting China official.
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Must have a Mastiff: Chinese woman pays thousands for dog

Thursday, September 10th 2009, 13:48

A woman in China pays $600,000 for a rare Tibetan Mastiff, local media have reported.
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China unveils high-speed railways

Wednesday, September 9th 2009, 14:52

China announces plans to build 42 new high-speed railway lines and thousands of kilometres of new track by 2012.
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China rush on 'lucky' wedding day

Wednesday, September 9th 2009, 11:07

Tens of thousands flock to get married in China, believing the triple-nine conjunction of 09/09/2009 is an auspicious date to tie-the-knot.
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Arrests over China Wal-Mart death

Tuesday, September 8th 2009, 14:18

Two Wal-Mart employees are arrested in China in connection with the violent death of a customer, police say.
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Arrests over China Wal-Mart death

Tuesday, September 8th 2009, 14:18

Two Wal-Mart employees are arrested in China in connection with the death of a customer, police say.
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Swine flu spread in China 'grim'

Tuesday, September 8th 2009, 13:28

China's health minister says the nation is facing a grim situation as it tries to contain a rapid surge in swine flu.
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China unveils its largest plane

Tuesday, September 8th 2009, 10:01

China unveils what will be its largest locally-made commercial aircraft as it aims to take on the world's big planemakers.
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Deadly blast in China coal mine

Tuesday, September 8th 2009, 3:25
related places: Henan

At least 35 people are killed and 44 are missing from a deadly blast in a coal mine in China's Henan province.
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China warning to syringe stabbers

Sunday, September 6th 2009, 15:30
related places: Urumqi

China warns anyone convicted of syringe attacks that have triggered a fresh wave of deadly unrest in Urumqi face execution.
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Leaders axed after China rioting

Saturday, September 5th 2009, 14:34

A Communist Party leader and police chief are fired after ethnic unrest in the western Chinese city of Urumqi.
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Police patrol after China unrest

Saturday, September 5th 2009, 5:10
related places: Urumqi

Riot police are deployed again in Urumqi, western China, to try to stop more protests over a spate of stabbings.
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'Needles' riots continue in China

Friday, September 4th 2009, 11:22
related places: Urumqi, Xinjiang

Riot police in the Chinese city of Urumqi break up protests with tear gas, as anger grows over attacks with hypodermic needles.
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New protests in western China

Thursday, September 3rd 2009, 14:45
related places: Xinjiang

Fresh protests take place in China's Xinjiang province, after more than 470 people report being stabbed with syringes.
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China approves swine flu vaccine

Thursday, September 3rd 2009, 6:53

Chinese health authorities approve a vaccine that they say prevents swine flu with a single dose.
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Chinese scientists unearth a close cousin of an American dinosaur

Wednesday, September 2nd 2009, 12:57
related countries: United States United States

Scientists in China have identified a fossil as the first Asian example of a brachiosaurid dinosaur common in the Americas.
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China activist jailed for subversion

Wednesday, September 2nd 2009, 10:39

A Chinese dissident active in the underground China Democracy Party has been sentenced to 13 years in prison for subversion.
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Reporters describe N Korea ordeal

Wednesday, September 2nd 2009, 9:15
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

Two US reporters jailed for entering North Korea speak out about their ordeal.
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China pupils told to love nation

Tuesday, September 1st 2009, 9:50

Chinese children are being told that the first lesson they must learn this school year is "love your country".
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'More growth' for China factories

Tuesday, September 1st 2009, 5:46

China's manufacturing sector continued to recover in August, two separate monthly surveys indicate.
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Dalai Lama sees Taiwan storm area

Monday, August 31st 2009, 9:21
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan
related places: Beijing

The Dalai Lama visits Taiwan's typhoon-damaged areas in a trip Beijing says it "resolutely opposes".
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China's Burma refugees 'return'

Monday, August 31st 2009, 6:04
related countries: Burma Burma

Burmese refugees in southern China who had fled fighting begin to return to Burma, Chinese media report.
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Dalai Lama embarks on Taiwan trip

Sunday, August 30th 2009, 16:06
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

The Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, arrives in Taiwan for a visit that has sparked anger from China.
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General Motors expands in China

Sunday, August 30th 2009, 11:21

GM signs up to a joint venture with the Chinese state-owned carmaker FAW to make light trucks and vans.
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'Safer here'

Sunday, August 30th 2009, 2:49
related countries: Burma Burma

Burmese refugees flee to Chinese border town
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China prods Burma on border clash

Friday, August 28th 2009, 17:14
related countries: Burma Burma

China asks the Burmese government to end combat operations that have sent thousands of refugees across the Chinese border.
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China signs deal to sell iPhones

Friday, August 28th 2009, 10:39

Mobile operator China Unicom signs a deal with Apple to launch the iPhone into the world's largest mobile phone market.
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China anger over Dalai Lama trip

Thursday, August 27th 2009, 14:31

China criticises a Taiwanese invitation to the Dalai Lama, calling him a separatist who wants to sabotage relations.
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Taiwan risks China row over Dalai Lama

Thursday, August 27th 2009, 12:23
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Taiwan approves a visit by Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, something "resolutely opposed" by China.
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Internet addicts

Thursday, August 27th 2009, 0:43

Inside the boot camps for Chinese web obsessives
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'Thousands flee Burma violence'

Wednesday, August 26th 2009, 19:20
related countries: Burma Burma

Thousands of people flee into China from Burma as the government pressures ethnic rebel groups, say reports.
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China admits death row organ use

Wednesday, August 26th 2009, 13:32

China reportedly admits that most transplant organs come from executed prisoners, as a scheme to promote donation is launched.
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Spotting Chinglish

Tuesday, August 25th 2009, 15:00

Your pictures of oddly-phrased English in China
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