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Turnbull weighs in on South China Sea

Monday, September 21st 2015, 23:32

Australia's new prime minister questions China's strategy in the disputed South China Sea in a broadcast interview.
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VIDEO: China v US: Citizens weigh in

Monday, September 21st 2015, 23:26
related countries: United States United States

What do Americans and Chinese think about the upcoming state visit from President Xi?
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Hundreds in China investors' protest

Monday, September 21st 2015, 15:42
related places: Beijing, Kunming

Hundreds of Chinese mineral investors protest in Beijing, alleging they have been defrauded by a metal exchange in the city of Kunming.
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VIDEO: Chinese Obama speaks 'fake' English

Monday, September 21st 2015, 15:03
related countries: United States United States
related places: English

A Chinese man who has made his name as a professional impersonator of US President Barack Obama has embarked on a new film career.
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UK guarantees £2bn China nuclear deal

Monday, September 21st 2015, 10:19
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

China is to invest in the Hinkley Point nuclear plant as Chancellor George Osborne announces the UK will guarantee the £2bn deal.
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Apple's App store infected in China

Monday, September 21st 2015, 10:08

Apple says it is taking steps to remove a malicious software added to dozens of apps commonly used by owners of iPhones and iPads in China.
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How China has changed - in numbers

Monday, September 21st 2015, 9:00

Cement and pig consumption reveal China's huge changes
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VIDEO: Peston: How will China cope with slowdown?

Monday, September 21st 2015, 6:15

With China facing an economic slowdown, economics editor Robert Peston asks whether the government will let market forces work or go back to its old habit of intervening?
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China decries new Japan military laws

Saturday, September 19th 2015, 10:42
related countries: Japan Japan

China warns Japan "not to endanger" peace in the region after it passed controversial laws expanding the role of its military abroad.
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Osborne to visit China in trade push

Friday, September 18th 2015, 15:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK Chancellor George Osborne is to embark on a week-long visit to China to boost commercial and political ties with the country.
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US repatriates China Sky Net suspect

Friday, September 18th 2015, 12:11
related countries: United States United States

The United States has repatriated the first criminal suspect from the Sky Net list of economic fugitives, the Communist Party says.
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Why Australia's PM is now 'sugar bun'

Friday, September 18th 2015, 10:28
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia's new prime minister has been dubbed "sugar bun" by the Chinese press. What does it mean?
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China brokerage shares fall on probe

Wednesday, September 16th 2015, 3:31

Shares of China's largest brokerage, Citic Securities, fall as much as 4% after it said three executives were under investigation.
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US confirms state visit for China's Xi

Wednesday, September 16th 2015, 2:05
related countries: United States United States

The US confirms Chinese President Xi Jinping will make a state visit later this month to "expand co-operation" and address "areas of disagreement".
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VIDEO: Ai WeiWei: What it is like 'to be disappeared'

Tuesday, September 15th 2015, 20:23

Chinese artist and dissident Ai WeiWei gives the BBC's Will Gompertz a tour of an exhibition of his work at the Royal Academy of Arts and talks about his time in prison.
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Banned Lee to start Chinese academy

Monday, September 14th 2015, 7:29

Disgraced snooker player Stephen Lee is hoping he can inspire the next generation of players in China.
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VIDEO: The Chinese diplomat who saved WW2 Jews

Monday, September 14th 2015, 2:31
related countries: Austria Austria, Taiwan Taiwan

A Chinese diplomat based in Austria during World War Two has been posthumously honoured by his government in Taiwan, for helping thousands of Jews to escape.
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'Stolen' diamond surgically removed

Sunday, September 13th 2015, 13:44
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

A Chinese woman suspected of stealing a $300,000 diamond in Bangkok has had the jewel surgically removed from her intestines.
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New signs of China economic slowdown

Sunday, September 13th 2015, 10:53

Growth in China's investment and factory output in August has come in below forecasts, in a further indication that the world's second-largest economy is losing steam.
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Obama: China cyber attacks 'unacceptable'

Saturday, September 12th 2015, 1:24

President Obama says alleged Chinese cyber attacks are 'not acceptable', with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping due to visit Washington later this month.
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China online star jailed over casino

Thursday, September 10th 2015, 15:59

Chinese internet personality Guo Meimei, best known for her role in the Red Cross scandal, is jailed for five years for running an illegal casino.
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Biggest fall in food prices since 2008

Thursday, September 10th 2015, 14:00
related countries: Russia Russia

The UN says last month saw the biggest drop in international food prices in seven years, as demand slows in Russia and China.
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Asia shares down on economic worries

Thursday, September 10th 2015, 8:23
related countries: Japan Japan

Markets in Asia were mostly lower on Thursday as economic data from Japan and China made investors cautious.
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Food prices drive up China inflation

Thursday, September 10th 2015, 5:03

Sharply rising food prices in China pushed up inflation to a one-year high in the world's second largest economy.
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Li says China will reach targets

Thursday, September 10th 2015, 4:14

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang says the country is on track to meet all its economic targets this year despite fears of a deepening slowdown.
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VIDEO: Where are China's missing lawyers?

Wednesday, September 9th 2015, 22:26

Two months ago China launched what appeared to be an orchestrated campaign, when more than 280 human rights lawyers and activists, along with their associates, were summoned, detained or just disappeared.
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Terrifying ordeal of Chinese rights activist's wife

Wednesday, September 9th 2015, 21:02

Wife of Chinese rights activist struggles for justice
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China aims for Moon's far side

Wednesday, September 9th 2015, 17:29

China is planning to attempt the first ever landing of a lunar probe on the far side of the Moon, an engineer has said.
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Thai shrine bomb suspect 'is Chinese'

Wednesday, September 9th 2015, 13:39
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

One of the alleged accomplices to the main suspect wanted for the shrine bombing in Bangkok last month is Chinese, officials from both countries say.
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China's slowdown takes its toll

Tuesday, September 8th 2015, 21:11

China slowdown takes its toll on small manufacturers
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Rolls-Royce sees fall in China sales

Tuesday, September 8th 2015, 17:25

Rolls-Royce has seen sales of its luxury cars hit by a fall in Chinese demand, but says it is not scared by the dent in business.
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VIDEO: Lavish parade to mark Tibet's 50th year

Tuesday, September 8th 2015, 14:45
related places: Lhasa

China has marked 50 years since it established Tibet as what it calls an "autonomous region", by holding a large parade in Lhasa.
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Uber to expand service in China

Tuesday, September 8th 2015, 13:58

Uber's rapid expansion extends to more than 100 Chinese cities as it attempts to crack the country's lucrative internet-enabled transport market.
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Bon Jovi's China concerts cancelled

Tuesday, September 8th 2015, 12:53
related countries: United States United States

US rock band Bon Jovi's first ever concerts in China are cancelled by officials, with reports suggesting their support of the Dalai Lama is to blame.
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China aviation giant buys Irish firm

Friday, September 4th 2015, 0:33
related countries: Ireland Ireland

A unit of Chinese aviation and shipping conglomerate HNA Group is buying Irish aircraft leasing firm Avolon for about $2.5bn (£1.6bn).
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VIDEO: Millions moan that there's only one topic on Chinese TV

Thursday, September 3rd 2015, 23:55

When there's (literally) only one thing on TV
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VIDEO: Behind the scenes at China WW2 parade

Thursday, September 3rd 2015, 15:34
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Beijing

China has held a massive parade in Beijing to mark the defeat of Japan in World War Two.
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ECB cuts growth and inflation outlook

Thursday, September 3rd 2015, 15:19

The European Central Bank cuts its forecasts for growth and inflation in the eurozone for 2015 and the next two years.
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China 'poses threat to global growth'

Thursday, September 3rd 2015, 9:35

Slower growth in China and continuing stock market uncertainty pose a threat to global economic growth, the International Monetary Fund has warned.
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VIDEO: Why is China showing military might now?

Thursday, September 3rd 2015, 8:49
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Beijing

As China holds a lavish parade in Beijing to mark the defeat of Japan in World War Two, John Sudworth asks why China is choosing to showcase its military might on such an unprecedented scale now.
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VIDEO: A look at China's weaponry on display

Thursday, September 3rd 2015, 8:01

Alex Neill from the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) looks at the highlights of China's military parade and at what it tells us about China's war capabilities.
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Chinese navy ships seen off US coast

Thursday, September 3rd 2015, 3:39
related countries: United States United States
related places: Alaska

Five Chinese naval ships are spotted for the first time in the Bering Sea off the coast of the US state of Alaska, US defence officials say.
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VIDEO: China parade to mark WW2 anniversary

Thursday, September 3rd 2015, 2:03

China stages a huge military parade to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two in Asia.
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VIDEO: 'Picture perfect' scene for China parade

Wednesday, September 2nd 2015, 10:33

China prepares to stage a huge military parade on 3 September to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in Asia.
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US urges China to free activists

Wednesday, September 2nd 2015, 9:12
related countries: United States United States
related places: Christian

The US calls on China to release a group of lawyers and Christian activists who were detained ahead of a meeting with a senior US envoy.
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China shares recover early losses

Wednesday, September 2nd 2015, 8:14

Chinese markets recovered from early losses on Wednesday, with analysts speculating that the government had stepped in to prop up the market.
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Global markets hit by weak Chinese data

Tuesday, September 1st 2015, 21:29

Renewed fears over growth in China hit global markets, with the Dow Jones closing down 468 points.
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Trained monkeys and banned pigeons: China prepares for a parade

Tuesday, September 1st 2015, 15:24

China is deploying trained monkeys, falcons and blanket TV coverage to try to ensure that Thursday's military parade takes place without a hitch.
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Hero's welcome for Kenyan athletes

Tuesday, September 1st 2015, 10:18
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Beijing

Victorious Kenyan athletes return home to a hero's welcome after they topped the medal table at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing for the first time.
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Chinese shares hit by weak data

Tuesday, September 1st 2015, 8:28
related countries: United States United States
related places: Wall Street

Chinese shares continue their recent slide after fresh data provides further evidence of a slowdown in the country's economy.
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Fresh data confirms China slowdown

Tuesday, September 1st 2015, 1:51

China's factory activity contracts at its fastest pace in three years in August, confirming fears that the country's growth is continuing to slow.
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US stock markets end lower again

Tuesday, September 1st 2015, 0:06
related countries: United States United States

US stocks close lower again, reflecting continuing concerns about the Chinese economy and uncertainty over US interest rates.
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VIDEO: Working in an iron ore mine

Monday, August 31st 2015, 18:56
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia's iron ore industry is facing a slump after decades of success fuelled by demand from China.
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VIDEO: Zambia's copper market hit by China

Monday, August 31st 2015, 1:12
related countries: Zambia Zambia

The repercussions of China's recent market turmoil are being felt around the world, and especially in countries that produce commodities such as Zambia.
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China punishes 197 over stock 'rumours'

Sunday, August 30th 2015, 19:25
related places: Tianjin

Chinese authorities punish 197 people for spreading rumours online about the recent stock market crash and fatal explosions in Tianjin.
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Kenya tops Beijing Athletics table

Sunday, August 30th 2015, 16:54
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Beijing

Kenya comes top of the overall medal table at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing for the first time, with seven gold medals.
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GB quartets both win 4x400m bronze

Sunday, August 30th 2015, 14:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Beijing

Great Britain's quartets both win 4x400m relay bronze as the team end the World Championships with seven medals.
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Bolt picks up 11th Worlds gold

Saturday, August 29th 2015, 14:42
related places: Beijing

Usain Bolt wins his 11th World Championship title with gold in the 4x100m relay in Beijing, but Great Britain fail to finish.
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Farah wins historic 5,000m gold

Saturday, August 29th 2015, 14:19
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Beijing

Britain's Mo Farah completes a historic 'triple-double' by winning the 5,000m at the World Championships in Beijing.
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Shanghai shares end wild week down 8%

Friday, August 28th 2015, 20:48

Chinese shares have ended the week almost 8% lower after volatile trading that started on Monday with shock losses and spread fear to global markets.
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Usain Bolt knocked down in Beijing - in pictures

Friday, August 28th 2015, 14:15
related places: Beijing

Pictures from the World Athletics Championship in Beijing as Usain Bolt is knocked down by a cameraman riding a scooter.
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Special trains for Chinese tourists

Friday, August 28th 2015, 9:38
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

A mountain resort in Switzerland is launching special train services for Chinese tourists.
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Bolt beats Gatlin to complete double

Thursday, August 27th 2015, 13:56
related places: Beijing

Usain Bolt beats Justin Gatlin to win 200m gold and complete the sprint double at the World Championships in Beijing.
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China shares higher on US rebound

Thursday, August 27th 2015, 11:35

Chinese shares have closed 5% higher after massive losses there earlier in the week rocked markets around the globe.
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China growth targets 'a fantasy'

Thursday, August 27th 2015, 10:41

Chinese billionaire Wang Jianlin, one of the country's best-known businessmen, says China needs to drop unrealistic official economic growth targets.
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Tianjin blast officials 'negligent'

Thursday, August 27th 2015, 7:10

China says 11 Tianjin government and port officials are suspected of negligence in connection with massive explosions which killed 139 people.
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Toyota restarts Tianjin production

Thursday, August 27th 2015, 3:05
related places: Tianjin

Toyota says it will gradually restart work at its Tianjin plants two weeks after deadly chemical explosions in the Chinese port city.
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Five ways China's economic crisis will affect Africa

Thursday, August 27th 2015, 0:11

Five ways China economic crisis will affect Africa
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What progress has India's economy made?

Wednesday, August 26th 2015, 23:04
related countries: India India

China's economic wobbles present India with opportunities
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VIDEO: 'I've lost £40,000 in China stocks'

Wednesday, August 26th 2015, 21:48

For 2,000 years Chinese people have relieved stress by having a foot massage, now it's the only way Mr Qi can relax.
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US shares end choppy day with big jump

Wednesday, August 26th 2015, 20:41
related places: Beijing

Shares on Wall Street finish with their biggest rise in four years as the chances of a September rate rise recedes - ending another rocky day of trading on global markets.
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China in deal with Africa's richest man

Wednesday, August 26th 2015, 16:01

A Chinese state-owned engineering company signs a deal with Africa's richest man, Aliko Dangote, to build factories for his cement company.
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China probes brokerages amid turmoil

Wednesday, August 26th 2015, 12:32

Chinese police investigate four securities brokerage firms for possible stock manipulation amid market turmoil.
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Chinese work safety boss is sacked

Wednesday, August 26th 2015, 12:13
related places: Tianjin

China's work safety regulator is sacked, state media say, as investigations continue into deadly explosions in the port city of Tianjin earlier this month.
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Two Kenyans fail Beijing drugs tests

Wednesday, August 26th 2015, 12:04
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Beijing

Two Kenyan runners test positive for doping at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing, the IAAF announces.
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China shares fall despite rate cut

Wednesday, August 26th 2015, 11:53

Chinese shares fall another 1.27% on Wednesday, exacerbating fears about the global economy, after the central bank's fresh rate cut fails to stem the losses.
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FTSE drops as Chinese fears resurge

Wednesday, August 26th 2015, 11:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

London's leading shares fall in Wednesday morning trading, partly reversing Tuesday's recovery from a 10-day losing streak.
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WPP boss bullish on Chinese growth

Wednesday, August 26th 2015, 7:45

Martin Sorrell, chief executive of advertising giant WPP, expresses optimism about China's growth, despite fears over its economic health.
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VIDEO: Will China's economic plan work?

Tuesday, August 25th 2015, 21:43

China's stock market fell sharply and the country's central bank has reduced interest rates to try and help the situation.
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Europe shrugs off Chinese woes

Tuesday, August 25th 2015, 20:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Shares in Europe jump in Tuesday trading, despite another night of steep falls for the Chinese stock market.
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China cuts rates to boost economy

Tuesday, August 25th 2015, 20:38

China cuts its main interest rate in a bid to calm stock market turmoil.
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Flyer downs $190 bottle of cognac

Tuesday, August 25th 2015, 14:00

A Chinese woman who downed a $190 bottle of cognac after she was told she could not carry it on board a plane is then deemed unfit to fly.
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BHP profits tumble as China slows

Tuesday, August 25th 2015, 9:16

Annual profits at BHP Billiton slid 86% despite slashing costs, as a collapse in Chinese demand for commodities hit the mining giant.
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China's 'Black Monday' woes continue

Tuesday, August 25th 2015, 7:26

Chinese stocks have fallen 7.6%, a day after the worst plunge since 2007 saw global markets fall on concerns China's growth could be slowing.
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VIDEO: Global impact of China's slowdown

Monday, August 24th 2015, 23:54

Hundreds of billions of dollars have been wiped off stock markets around the world.
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US stocks drop for fifth day in a row

Monday, August 24th 2015, 21:17
related countries: United States United States
related places: Wall Street

Wall Street falls for a fifth consecutive trading session amid a dramatic global sell-off as fears over China's slowing economy intensify.
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Stock markets plunge on China fears

Monday, August 24th 2015, 20:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Stock markets across the world fall sharply as fears of a Chinese economic slowdown continue to haunt investors.
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Why China's share slump affects the world

Monday, August 24th 2015, 18:43
related countries: United States United States
related places: Why, Asia

A slump in Chinese shares has prompted stock markets across Asia, Europe and the US to fall sharply. Why is this so significant?
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South Africa rand hits all-time low

Monday, August 24th 2015, 15:15
related countries: South Africa South Africa, United States United States

South Africa's currency falls to an all-time low against the US dollar over fears of a slowdown in China's economy.
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VIDEO: What caused China's 'Black Monday'?

Monday, August 24th 2015, 12:47

Panic selling in markets across Asia has sent global shares tumbling, with China's main index down nine per cent.
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Chinese shares in dramatic slide

Monday, August 24th 2015, 10:44

Chinese shares continue their sharp fall as concerns over the country's slowing growth and volatile markets spark panic among traders.
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VIDEO: Can China stop shares diving?

Monday, August 24th 2015, 7:13

Chinese shares continue their sharp fall on Monday as concerns over the country's slowing growth and volatile markets sparked panic among traders.
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Chinese cyclist released in Pakistan

Sunday, August 23rd 2015, 18:01
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A Chinese man kidnapped while cycling through Pakistan in May last year is freed by the security forces, the Pakistani government says.
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China uses pension fund to lift stocks

Sunday, August 23rd 2015, 15:07

China plans to let its main state pension fund invest in the stock market for the first time to try to arrest the slide in the country's stock market.
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Bolt beats Gatlin to win 100m gold

Sunday, August 23rd 2015, 14:13
related places: Beijing

Usain Bolt produces a stunning display to beat Justin Gatlin and retain his 100m world title in Beijing.
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Ennis-Hill secures heptathlon gold

Sunday, August 23rd 2015, 13:11
related places: Beijing

Jessica Ennis-Hill wins the heptathlon title at the World Championships in Beijing after victory in the 800m.
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