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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

Chinese medicine 'eases eczema'

Thursday, March 13th 2008, 0:01

A traditional Chinese herbal medicine of five herb extracts could benefit eczema patients, research suggests.
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Beijing rebuffs Olympics critics

Wednesday, March 12th 2008, 11:03

Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi accuses "anti-China forces" of trying to politicise the Beijing Olympics.
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US report softens stance on China

Tuesday, March 11th 2008, 23:59
related countries: United States United States

China is removed from a US list of the world's worst human rights violators in an annual state department report.
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Indian Tibetans 'defy march ban'

Tuesday, March 11th 2008, 11:54
related countries: India India

Tibetan refugees in India say they are defying a ban against them marching in protest over Chinese policy.
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China inflation hits fresh high

Tuesday, March 11th 2008, 4:40

High food prices drove Chinese consumer inflation to an 11-year high of 8.7% in February, figures show.
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China inflation hits fresh high

Tuesday, March 11th 2008, 4:40

High food prices drove Chinese consumer inflation to an 11-year high of 8.7% in February, figures show.
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Olympics: Marathon pollution fear

Monday, March 10th 2008, 16:00
related places: Beijing

Haile Gebrselassie says he will not run in the Olympic marathon in Beijing because of the city's air pollution levels, reports Reuters.
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India stops Tibet protest march

Monday, March 10th 2008, 15:12
related countries: India India

Indian police say that have banned exiles from marching to Tibet in protest against China holding the Olympics.
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Tibet exiles begin protest march

Monday, March 10th 2008, 12:23
related countries: India India

Tibetan exiles start a march from India to Tibet to pressurise China over human rights ahead of the Olympics.
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Big fall in China's trade surplus

Monday, March 10th 2008, 7:13

China's trade surplus unexpectedly falls sharply in February, and there are warning signs on inflation.
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China says militant plots foiled

Sunday, March 9th 2008, 20:18

Chinese officials say they have thwarted two plans, one to attack the Olympics and another to crash an airliner.
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'Severe' jobless problem in China

Sunday, March 9th 2008, 10:47

China says there are many more workers than jobs available but there is still a shortage of skilled workers.
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China court rejects death rulings

Saturday, March 8th 2008, 9:45

China's Supreme Court rejected 15% of all death sentences given by lower courts in 2007, officials say.
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China to crack down on pop stars

Friday, March 7th 2008, 12:52

China will impose stricter rules on foreign singers after Bjork caused controversy at a gig by shouting "Tibet, Tibet".
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Zambians sacked over China attack

Thursday, March 6th 2008, 9:03
related countries: Zambia Zambia

Some 500 Zambian mine workers are sacked after rioting and attacking a Chinese manager.
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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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