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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

North Koreans 'shot at frontier'

Wednesday, March 5th 2008, 18:28

Fifteen North Koreans were executed after an attempt to flee into China, an aid group reports.
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Terracotta city tourists' ordeal

Wednesday, March 5th 2008, 12:28
related countries: Aruba Aruba

A man is shot dead after taking 10 Australian tourists hostage in China's Terracotta Army city of Xian.
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Inflation tops China 2008 agenda

Wednesday, March 5th 2008, 5:20

Tackling record levels of inflation is one of China's major tasks for this year, Premier Wen Jiabao says.
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Chinese beaten up in Zambia mines

Tuesday, March 4th 2008, 13:46
related countries: Zambia Zambia

A Chinese manager at a Zambian copper mine is assaulted by protesting workers.
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China to raise military spending

Tuesday, March 4th 2008, 9:38

China says it plans to increase its military spending by nearly 18%, and dismisses US criticism of its military growth.
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China in warning to Taiwan

Tuesday, March 4th 2008, 8:22
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

China warns that Taiwan's President Chen Shui-bian will "pay a dear price" if he moves towards independence.
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US to deport 'Pumpkin' case man

Saturday, March 1st 2008, 0:06
related countries: United States United States
related places: Pumpkin

A Chinese man accused of murdering his wife and abandoning his daughter is to be deported from the US.
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US and China agree hotline plan

Friday, February 29th 2008, 16:32
related countries: United States United States
related places: Shanghai

A military hotline between China and the US is expected to be installed within weeks after a deal is signed in Shanghai.
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Abandoned girl's father held in US

Friday, February 29th 2008, 12:54
related countries: United States United States
related places: Atlanta

A Chinese man accused of murdering his wife and abandoning his daughter is caught in Atlanta, in the US.
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China 'rethinks one-child rule'

Friday, February 29th 2008, 7:57

Strict family-planning laws limiting families in China to one child may be overhauled, an official says.
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China to log its worst polluters

Friday, February 29th 2008, 0:15

The Chinese government is to survey the country's major sources of pollution and compile a national census.
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Olympics 'threat to water supply'

Wednesday, February 27th 2008, 18:21
related places: Beijing

A senior Communist Party official calls for compensation for water diverted to Beijing for the Olympics.
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Pollution turns Chinese river red

Wednesday, February 27th 2008, 11:12
related places: Hubei

Water supplies have been cut to a town in China's Hubei province after pollution turned a river red.
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IOC backs China on human rights

Tuesday, February 26th 2008, 20:30

The Beijing Olympics will help to improve the human rights situation in China, says a senior IOC official.
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Rice urges China on North Korea

Tuesday, February 26th 2008, 13:43
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

The US secretary of state urges China to put pressure on North Korea over its nuclear programme.
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China in Olympics pollution drive

Tuesday, February 26th 2008, 13:28
related places: Beijing

China announces measures to cut air pollution in and around Beijing ahead of the Olympic Games in August.
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Rice in Beijing for N Korea talks

Tuesday, February 26th 2008, 4:56
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Beijing

Condoleezza Rice is in China aiming to quicken North Korea's nuclear disarmament process.
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Director reconsiders Olympic role

Monday, February 25th 2008, 12:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

After Stephen Spielberg resigns, a UK director says he is 'uncomfortable' with his own role in the Beijing Olympics.
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Life sentences for mine officials

Monday, February 25th 2008, 6:01

Three people receive life sentences from a Chinese court for their roles in a mine explosion that killed 105.
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Sudan 'renews Darfur air strikes'

Sunday, February 24th 2008, 15:49
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Fresh air strikes on Darfur are reported as China's envoy for the region starts a visit to Sudan.
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Chinese trial over fake receipts

Friday, February 22nd 2008, 7:19

Five men go on trial in southwest China accused of forging more than one million fake receipts.
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China defends Sudan arms sales

Friday, February 22nd 2008, 6:23
related countries: Sudan Sudan
related places: Khartoum

China defends its sale of weapons to Sudan, amid growing criticism of Beijing's support for Khartoum.
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US to take own food to Olympics

Thursday, February 21st 2008, 11:21
related countries: United States United States
related places: Beijing

China expresses regret over the US Olympic team's plan to take its own food to Beijing due to safety concerns.
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US missile hits 'toxic satellite'

Thursday, February 21st 2008, 11:16
related countries: United States United States

The US shoots down a disabled satellite whose fuel may have posed health risks, raising Chinese concerns.
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China arrests over HK sex scandal

Wednesday, February 20th 2008, 13:05
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

China arrests 10 people accused of copying and distributing explicit images of Hong Kong actor Edison Chen.
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China hits back on Olympics row

Wednesday, February 20th 2008, 11:56

China goes on the offensive against its critics on Darfur, dubbing Steven Spielberg's Olympics resignation "naive".
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'Thousands' moved for Olympics

Wednesday, February 20th 2008, 10:42

Under 15,000 people have been moved to make way for China's Olympic venues, organisers say, fewer than rights groups claim.
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China inflation hits 11-year high

Tuesday, February 19th 2008, 6:55

Chinese consumer inflation reached 7.1% in January, the highest rate for 11 years, official figures show.
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Two dead in China 'terror' raid

Monday, February 18th 2008, 18:19
related places: Xinjiang

China says it has destroyed a separatist 'terrorist gang' in the north-western province of Xinjiang.
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China safety body warns on mines

Monday, February 18th 2008, 6:50

China's mines face a wave of accidents as they restart after the freezing weather, a top safety body warns.
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Beijing athletes allowed to blog

Saturday, February 16th 2008, 8:37
related places: Beijing

The International Olympic Committee gives the green light to blogging by athletes at the Beijing games.
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Beijing petrol stations to close

Friday, February 15th 2008, 13:46
related places: Beijing

China is shutting dozens of polluting petrol stations in Beijing six months ahead of the Olympics.
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Sharp jump in China trade surplus

Friday, February 15th 2008, 8:51

China's trade surplus jumped 22.7% in January as the economy continued its rapid growth.
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Eleven killed in east China blaze

Friday, February 15th 2008, 5:51

A fire at a hotel in China's Zhejiang province leaves 11 people dead and four more injured.
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China under Darfur pressure

Thursday, February 14th 2008, 9:35

China says it regrets Steven Spielberg's decision to resign as an Olympics adviser over the Darfur conflict.
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China 'toxic for Africa freedom'

Wednesday, February 13th 2008, 13:01

The increase in media harassment in Africa is partly blamed on China by rights group Reporters Without Borders.
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Spielberg in Darfur snub to China

Wednesday, February 13th 2008, 11:47
related countries: United States United States
related places: Darfur

US filmmaker Steven Spielberg withdraws as an artistic adviser at the Olympics over China's role in Darfur.
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Push for new space arms treaty

Tuesday, February 12th 2008, 13:08
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia and China offer a new international treaty to ban the use of weapons in outer space.
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US arrests four 'Chinese spies'

Monday, February 11th 2008, 20:26
related countries: United States United States

Four people are accused of passing US defence secrets - including information on the space shuttle - to China.
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Olympic gag row leads to review

Monday, February 11th 2008, 9:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Beijing

British Olympic officials insist there is no intention to gag athletes from making political comment in China during the 2008 Games in Beijing.
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Sorry seems to be the newest word

Saturday, February 9th 2008, 12:04

China's leaders say they feel their people's pain as they make rare apologies in the country's big freeze.
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Snow-hit China greets New Year

Thursday, February 7th 2008, 15:50

Millions of migrant workers remain separated from their families as China celebrates the Lunar New Year.
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Holidays begin in snow-hit China

Wednesday, February 6th 2008, 5:02

Chinese authorities work to restore power to millions, as the snow-hit country begins to celebrate Lunar New Year.
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China frees Hong Kong journalist

Tuesday, February 5th 2008, 14:40
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Hong Kong journalist Ching Cheong, who was jailed for spying in mainland China, is released early.
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Dumplings poisoned 'on purpose'

Tuesday, February 5th 2008, 12:34
related countries: Japan Japan

Contaminated Chinese dumplings in Japan were likely poisoned on purpose, the health minister says.
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Power problems continue in China

Tuesday, February 5th 2008, 8:35

China confirms that 39 counties still have little or no power, following the worst weather for decades.
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Overseas sales help Toyota profit

Tuesday, February 5th 2008, 7:33
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Toyota

Japanese car giant Toyota reports a 7.5% rise in quarterly profits due to rising demand in places like China.
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China 'not ready' for snow crisis

Monday, February 4th 2008, 11:20

Chinese weather experts admit the country was not properly prepared for the current severe snow storms.
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Storm-hit China calls for 'faith'

Sunday, February 3rd 2008, 12:03

Chinese PM Wen Jiabao urges his country to "have faith" recent bad weather can be overcome, media reports.
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China warns of more bad weather

Saturday, February 2nd 2008, 6:37

China's authorities warn that the bad weather which has crippled parts of the country could last several more days.
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China freeze 'has cost billions'

Friday, February 1st 2008, 11:22

Chinese officials say recent bad weather has caused 54bn yuan (£3.8bn) of damage and killed 60 people.
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China Coal in 'lacklustre' debut

Friday, February 1st 2008, 7:02
related places: Shanghai

Shares in China Coal rise on their Shanghai debut but disappoint investors used to bigger gains.
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China activist formally arrested

Friday, February 1st 2008, 5:43

Prominent Chinese activist Hu Jia is formally arrested more than a month after being taken into custody.
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Food warnings amid China freeze

Thursday, January 31st 2008, 13:53

China struggles to cope with its worst snowfall in years, as officials warn of catastrophic damage to crops.
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Japan scare on China dumplings

Thursday, January 31st 2008, 11:12
related countries: Japan Japan

A probe is under way after dozens of Japanese people report falling ill from eating Chinese-made dumplings.
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Fifteen die in Yangtze ship crash

Wednesday, January 30th 2008, 12:18
related places: Shanghai

At least 15 people drown and one is missing after two ships collide on China's Yangtze river near Shanghai.
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Chinese troops to aid snow relief

Wednesday, January 30th 2008, 10:44

The Chinese government deploys almost half a million troops to help people hit by the worst snow in decades.
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Transport chaos in snow-hit China

Tuesday, January 29th 2008, 16:09

The heaviest snow in years causes travel chaos in China, with millions unable to go home for the holidays.
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China admits Games deaths

Monday, January 28th 2008, 15:22
related places: Beijing

Beijing says six workers have been killed since 2003 on construction for the Olympic Games in August.
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Chinese freeze strands thousands

Monday, January 28th 2008, 11:49

Severe winter weather leaves hundreds of thousands stranded in China ahead of New Year celebrations.
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China unveils 'Water Cube' venue

Monday, January 28th 2008, 11:24

Organisers of the Beijing Olympics open the spectacular National Aquatics Centre.
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Snow hampers China New Year

Sunday, January 27th 2008, 15:26

China orders emergency measures to fight nationwide transport chaos caused by severe weather conditions.
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Workers die in China rail tragedy

Friday, January 25th 2008, 9:37

A high-speed passenger train hits a group of rail workers in eastern China, killing 18 of them, officials say.
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China divorce rate soars

Friday, January 25th 2008, 7:56

About 1.4m couples divorced in China last year - a 20% increase on the figures from 2006, officials say.
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China growth at 13-year high

Thursday, January 24th 2008, 7:35

China's economy expanded by 11.4% in 2007 - the fastest growth rate since 1994, officials say.
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China in power shortage warning

Wednesday, January 23rd 2008, 15:40

China says it faces serious power shortages as severe winter weather causes unusually high demand.
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China targets web pornography

Wednesday, January 23rd 2008, 5:42

China closed 44,000 websites last year in a campaign against internet pornography, state media says.
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China acts on work accidents

Tuesday, January 22nd 2008, 14:35
related places: Beijing

Dozens are to be punished over workplace deaths in China, as claims persist 10 Olympic workers died.
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Severe snow hits central China

Tuesday, January 22nd 2008, 4:57

Heavy snow leaves at least 16 people dead and causes transport chaos in central and eastern China.
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Macau closes in on Vegas

Monday, January 21st 2008, 12:32
related countries: Macau Macau

Gaming revenues in Macau, the only Chinese city that allows casino gambling, top $10bn for the first time.
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China mine explosion 'kills 20'

Monday, January 21st 2008, 8:25

At least 20 people die after a blast rocks an illegal mine in northern China, state media reports.
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Tibet railway firm seeks listing

Sunday, January 20th 2008, 13:38

The firm that built the rail link between China and Tibet plans to list shares, Chinese state media reports.
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UK PM sees 'green' sites in China

Saturday, January 19th 2008, 14:49
related places: Shanghai

Environmental issues dominate as UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown arrives in Shanghai on day two of his trip to China.
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China trade to boom, says Brown

Friday, January 18th 2008, 11:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Gordon Brown says the UK's trade relationship with China is "crucial", as he arrives there for a three-day visit.
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Yangtze hit by drought in China

Thursday, January 17th 2008, 8:27

Severe drought has left water levels in the Yangtze river at a 142-year low, Chinese media reports.
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China in anti-corruption struggle

Wednesday, January 16th 2008, 8:17

President Hu Jintao acknowledges ending China's widespread corruption is a "difficult struggle".
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Death penalty for tycoon rapist

Wednesday, January 16th 2008, 8:11

A millionaire businessman is given the death penalty in China for raping more than 20 young girls.
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Sierra Leone bans timber exports

Tuesday, January 15th 2008, 13:26
related countries: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone re-imposes a timber export ban, accusing Chinese and other foreign firms of indiscriminate logging.
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PM visit boosts India-China ties

Tuesday, January 15th 2008, 4:27
related countries: India India

China and India pledge better trade and military ties, ahead of a meeting between their top leaders.
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China and India agree closer ties

Monday, January 14th 2008, 16:21
related countries: India India
related places: Beijing

China and India's leaders pledge to increase economic and military ties during meetings in Beijing.
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Monday, January 14th 2008, 12:29
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Malawi announces that it is cutting diplomatic ties with Taiwan to focus on cementing its relationship with China.
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Olympics: Pistorius bid thwarted

Monday, January 14th 2008, 11:07
related places: Beijing

Paralympic star Oscar Pistorius fails in his bid to compete at this year's Olympic Games in Beijing.
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India seeks to boost China trade

Monday, January 14th 2008, 10:16
related countries: India India

India must cut its trade deficit with China, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh says on a visit to Beijing.
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India PM visits China for summit

Monday, January 14th 2008, 0:14
related countries: India India

Indian PM Manmohan Singh begins a three-day visit to China aimed at improving bilateral relations.
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Official sacked for China beating

Friday, January 11th 2008, 6:33

An official is sacked and 100 people are investigated over the killing of a man in central China, reports say.
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