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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

Cathay Pacific profits rise 204%

Wednesday, March 12th 2014, 5:00

Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific airways posts a 204% increase in profits in 2013 to $335m, as demand for flights to southern China increases.
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ChinaVision shares soar 250% on sale

Wednesday, March 12th 2014, 3:23

Shares in Chinese media firm ChinaVision soar over 250% after Alibaba announces it has paid $804m for a controlling stake in the company.
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China in private bank pilot scheme

Tuesday, March 11th 2014, 11:19

Internet companies Alibaba and Tencent are shortlisted as pioneers of a pilot programme to set up private banks in China, as the country opens up its financial sector
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Manila in China blockade protest

Tuesday, March 11th 2014, 10:38
related countries: Philippines Philippines

The Philippines lodges a protest with China, accusing its coastguard of preventing two civilian vessels reaching sailors on a disputed shoal.
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Malaysia missing plane search widens

Tuesday, March 11th 2014, 6:58
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Authorities searching for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane have widened their search to the Straits of Malacca, the airline says.
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VIDEO: How can a plane just vanish?

Monday, March 10th 2014, 23:03
related places: Beijing

Intensive search efforts are under way to try and find flight MH370, which vanished from radar en route to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur almost three days ago, with 239 people on board.
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Monday, March 10th 2014, 22:40
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

China urges Malaysia to "step up its efforts" in the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane that disappeared on Saturday.
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Mining shares hit by iron ore slump

Monday, March 10th 2014, 21:28

Shares of some of the world's biggest mining companies are hit by a slump in the price of iron ore, amid fears of a Chinese economic slowdown.
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VIDEO: Missing Malaysia jet 'a mystery'

Monday, March 10th 2014, 13:49
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia
related places: Beijing

Malaysia says it is widening the search for the airliner that disappeared with 239 people on board a flight to Beijing on Friday night.
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Asian markets tumble on weak data

Monday, March 10th 2014, 12:18
related countries: Japan Japan

Asian shares fall after both China and Japan released disappointing economic data, worrying investors about a slowdown in the region.
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Tencent buys 15% stake in JD.com

Monday, March 10th 2014, 7:37

China's Tencent Holdings buys a 15% stake in e-commerce site JD.com as it looks to grab a larger share of the country's online shopping market.
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A year in power for China's leader

Sunday, March 9th 2014, 20:02

How China's leader boosted his power in a year of dogged change
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VIDEO: Asian states search for missing jet

Sunday, March 9th 2014, 2:37
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia, Vietnam Vietnam
related places: Beijing

Planes and ships from South East Asian states have joined forces to search the South China Sea for a Malaysia Airlines jet, missing with 239 people on board.
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Malaysia Airlines plane vanishes

Saturday, March 8th 2014, 11:50
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia
related places: Beijing, Kuala Lumpur

South-east Asian states join forces to search waters between Malaysia and Vietnam after a Malaysia Airlines plane carrying 239 people vanishes.
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VIDEO: Teapot-shaped building causes a stir

Friday, March 7th 2014, 13:49
related places: Wuxi

A giant teapot-shaped building is about to be opened to the public in China's eastern city of Wuxi.
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Landmark default in China solar firm

Friday, March 7th 2014, 6:36

Chaori Solar becomes the first Chinese firm to default on its onshore corporate bonds, say media reports quoting the firm, after failing to make an interest payment.
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VIDEO: Dark trade of China's 'shadow banks'

Friday, March 7th 2014, 4:45

China's debt has mounted, with a lot of money owed to unregulated "shadow banks.''
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How Chinese petitioners keep hope for justice alive

Thursday, March 6th 2014, 23:50

Petitioners keep hopes for justice alive in China
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VIDEO: Petitioners channel anger in Beijing

Thursday, March 6th 2014, 23:38
related places: Beijing

With China's annual legislative session underway thousands of people have headed to Beijing to petition the government.
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The shadowy threat from China’s lenders

Thursday, March 6th 2014, 12:00

China's shadow banks could threaten global economy
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China nurse 'paralysed by beating'

Thursday, March 6th 2014, 10:15

A Chinese official is detained for an attack on a nurse in east China which left the nurse paralysed, police and state media say.
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China plane 'flew near missile path'

Thursday, March 6th 2014, 9:56
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea

South Korea criticises a North Korean missile test which it says took place as a Chinese passenger plane flew in the area.
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US men convicted of China espionage

Thursday, March 6th 2014, 3:54
related countries: United States United States
related places: Dupont

Two US men are convicted of stealing trade secrets from US company DuPont and selling them to a Chinese state-owned company.
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VIDEO: 'No mercy' for China corruption

Wednesday, March 5th 2014, 14:26
related places: Beijing

China's Premier has announced plans to tackle corruption "without mercy" at the opening of the annual parliamentary session in Beijing.
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China sets growth, defence targets

Wednesday, March 5th 2014, 13:46

China announces a growth target of 7.5% and reveals plans to raise its defence budget by 12.2%, as it opens its annual parliament session.
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Australians 'priced out of housing'

Wednesday, March 5th 2014, 8:58

Many Australians face a lifetime of renting as Chinese buyers push up property prices, a report by Credit Suisse says.
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Bus fire in China's Jilin kills 10

Wednesday, March 5th 2014, 6:19
related places: Jilin

A fire on a bus in China's north-east kills 10 people and injures 17 others, state-run media report - the second deadly fire in less than a week.
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Rare Chinese early music book found

Tuesday, March 4th 2014, 15:05

A book of scores that has been stored in Cambridge for the last two centuries is identified as a rare record of early Chinese music.
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China criminals 'target mobile web'

Tuesday, March 4th 2014, 12:47

A report from security firm Trend Micro outlines the types of mobile malware readily available to Chinese cyber-gangs.
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US calls Kunming attack 'terrorism'

Tuesday, March 4th 2014, 9:03
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kunming

The US describes Saturday's deadly knife attack in China's Kunming as "an act of terrorism", amid Chinese criticism of double standards.
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China Kunming 'attackers' captured

Monday, March 3rd 2014, 17:21
related places: Kunming

The three remaining suspects involved in Saturday's deadly mass knife attack in the Chinese city of Kunming are captured, state media report.
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Making sense of the unrest from China's Xinjiang

Monday, March 3rd 2014, 13:25
related places: Xinjiang

Factors fuelling unrest in China's Xinjiang region
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Security tight after China attack

Monday, March 3rd 2014, 8:04
related places: Kunming

China holds a vigil for 29 killed in a knife attack in Kunming, as witnesses describe horrific scenes and the authorities vow to catch perpetrators.
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Shock and anger after Kunming brutality

Monday, March 3rd 2014, 5:39
related places: Kunming

Chinese city stunned after deadly knife attacks at station
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China's factory activity contracting

Monday, March 3rd 2014, 3:37

Chinese manufacturing is shrinking, according to an HSBC report measuring activity in smaller factories in the country.
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Beijing start-ups go the extra mile

Sunday, March 2nd 2014, 21:34

The tech start-up tracking women's menstrual cycles
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VIDEO: Security tight after China attack

Sunday, March 2nd 2014, 19:11
related places: Xinjiang

Security is tightened in China's Kunming after a knife attack, as witnesses describe horrific scenes and the authorities vow to catch perpetrators.
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China separatists blamed for attack

Sunday, March 2nd 2014, 9:30
related places: Kunming, Xinjiang

Chinese authorities blame separatists from the north-western Xinjiang region for a knife attack at a railway station in Kunming that left 29 people dead.
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China knife attack leaves 29 dead

Sunday, March 2nd 2014, 2:56
related places: Kunming

An attack by knife-wielding men at a railway station in Kunming, south-west China, has left at least 29 people dead, the state news agency says.
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VIDEO: The factory making 5m World Cup flags

Friday, February 28th 2014, 19:13
related countries: Brazil Brazil

A factory in China's Zhejiang province is working around the clock to produce national flags for football fans ahead of the 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil.
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The curious case of the falling yuan

Friday, February 28th 2014, 12:45

The Chinese currency is experiencing its biggest decline since 2005, breaking a long-term rising trend.
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Japan to examine sex slave apology

Friday, February 28th 2014, 12:19
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan will form a team to review the lead-up to a 1993 statement over its wartime use of sex slaves, its says, as an ex-PM urges against such a move.
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China sees wave of violence against hospital staff

Friday, February 28th 2014, 0:31

Why are attacks on doctors by their patients on the rise in China?
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VIDEO: China's rise in patient-doctor attacks

Friday, February 28th 2014, 0:30

Attacks by patients on doctors in China are rising rapidly, with hospitals suffering an average of one violent attack every two weeks, according to state media.
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US envoy in China human rights call

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 11:09
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States
related places: Beijing

Outgoing US Ambassador to China Gary Locke calls on Beijing to improve its human rights record and work with Japan to ease tensions in the East China Sea.
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Statues get face masks in China's smog

Wednesday, February 26th 2014, 13:25

Chinese humour pierces through the smog
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Chinese sue over forced war labour

Wednesday, February 26th 2014, 9:49
related countries: Japan Japan

A court in China accepts a case filed by Chinese citizens seeking compensation from Japanese firms over forced labour during World War Two.
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China scholar on separatism charge

Wednesday, February 26th 2014, 5:45

Chinese authorities formally arrest a prominent scholar of China's Uighur Muslim ethnic group and charge him with inciting secession, his wife says.
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China mulls holiday for Japan defeat

Tuesday, February 25th 2014, 16:26
related countries: Japan Japan

China is considering two new national holidays to mark the war against Japan in the 1930s and 40s, amid rising anti-Japanese sentiment.
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VIDEO: Thick smog obscures Beijing skyscraper

Tuesday, February 25th 2014, 12:21
related places: Beijing

As smog once again blankets Beijing, the BBC's Martin Patience looks at the impact on China's capital and its residents.
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Manila in China water cannon protest

Tuesday, February 25th 2014, 11:31
related countries: Philippines Philippines

The Philippines lodges a protest with China over reports Chinese coast guard fired a water cannon at Filipino fishermen near disputed territory.
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China man in smog lawsuit bid

Tuesday, February 25th 2014, 11:08

A resident of a Chinese city where smog levels regularly breach international standards tries to sue the local government to demand action.
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LinkedIn tests Chinese language site

Tuesday, February 25th 2014, 4:37

Professional networking service LinkedIn launches a beta - or test version - of its Chinese language site as it eyes further expansion in the country.
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Profits surge at 'China's Twitter'

Tuesday, February 25th 2014, 1:42
related places: Weibo

Profits at Sina Corp, owner of China's largest Twitter-like site Weibo, surge in the fourth quarter, boosted by a jump in advertising revenue.
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Cuban cigar sales jump in 2013

Monday, February 24th 2014, 21:44
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Sales of Cuba's famous cigars jump 8% in 2013, says Habanos SA, due to strong demand from Chinese consumers.
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China accused of firing water canon

Monday, February 24th 2014, 12:12
related countries: Philippines Philippines

A Chinese vessel fired a water cannon at Filipino fishermen near a disputed shoal in the South China Sea, the top Philippine military chief says.
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China sacks security vice-minister

Monday, February 24th 2014, 10:03

China sacks the former public security vice-minister, Li Dongsheng, amid a series of investigations into officials linked to ex security chief Zhou Yongyang.
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China: Mixed data for home prices

Monday, February 24th 2014, 8:59

China home prices show potential signs of cooling off, as January data indicates a slower pace of increase from December.
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Smog inspires bursts of creativity

Monday, February 24th 2014, 2:13

Creative ways to illustrate China's air pollution
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VIDEO: China pandas arrive in Belgium

Monday, February 24th 2014, 1:06
related countries: Belgium Belgium

Two giant pandas have been flown into Belgium on a 15-year loan from China's Sichuan region.
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Huawei launches 'hybrid' smartband

Sunday, February 23rd 2014, 21:54
related places: Huawei

Chinese electronics giant Huawei unveiled five new products at Mobile World Congress, including what it called the "world's first hybrid smart band".
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Obama's Dalai Lama chat irks China

Friday, February 21st 2014, 21:28
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House, Friday

US President Barack Obama hosts the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, a move denounced by China as "gross interference".
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China charges 'mafia crimes' tycoon

Thursday, February 20th 2014, 10:40

A Chinese court charges a mining tycoon for crimes including murder, intentional injury and organising a "mafia-style gang", state media report.
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VIDEO: 'China's Spielberg' in UK film season

Wednesday, February 19th 2014, 20:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The BBC's Nick Higham speaks exclusively to Feng Xiaogang, a Chinese film director who is determined to fight censorship and show the real lives of people in present-day China.
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Top official facing China probe

Wednesday, February 19th 2014, 6:08

A senior official linked to China's former security chief Zhou Yongkang is being investigated, state media say.
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VIDEO: Enough snow for China Winter Games?

Wednesday, February 19th 2014, 0:41
related places: Beijing, Zhangjiakou

China is preparing a joint bid for the capital Beijing and the northern city of Zhangjiakou to host the 2022 Winter Games.
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VIDEO: $1m Ai Weiwei vase smashed in protest

Wednesday, February 19th 2014, 0:29

Video has emerged of a painter deliberately smashing a vase by the dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei at a museum in Miami.
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VIDEO: Why is parched California 'exporting water' to China?

Wednesday, February 19th 2014, 0:16

California is suffering its worst drought on record. So why is America's most valuable farming state using billions of gallons of water to grow hay which is then shipped to China? The BBC's Alastair Leithead reports.
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VIDEO: Is Dongguan really China's sex capital?

Tuesday, February 18th 2014, 20:10

Internet users try to show there's more to their city than sex
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China rejects UN N Korea report

Tuesday, February 18th 2014, 16:28
related countries: North Korea North Korea

China rejects 'unreasonable criticism' from the United Nations over its response to alleged crimes against humanity in North Korea.
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Ai Weiwei vase worth $1m destroyed

Tuesday, February 18th 2014, 10:54

A South Florida artist is facing criminal charges after deliberately dropping a vase by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei in an apparent protest.
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China drains $8bn from money markets

Tuesday, February 18th 2014, 8:59

China's central bank removes nearly $8bn (£4.7bn) from the money markets in a bid to control the amount of credit in the country's financial system.
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VIDEO: China growth fuelled by debt

Monday, February 17th 2014, 23:14

China's exceptional growth has been fuelled by massive debt and government subsidies.
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Chinese policeman sentenced to death

Monday, February 17th 2014, 15:21

A policeman has been sentenced to death for killing a pregnant woman and injuring her husband at a restaurant in southern China, state media say.
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China expands 'baby hatch' scheme

Sunday, February 16th 2014, 16:49

China's health authorities expand a "baby hatch" scheme across the country to provide safe place for parents to abandon their unwanted infants.
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GB men's curlers lose to Norway

Sunday, February 16th 2014, 7:57
related countries: Norway Norway

Great Britain's men face a crucial final round-robin match against China on Monday after losing 7-6 to Norway.
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VIDEO: Berlin Film Festival awards highlights

Saturday, February 15th 2014, 22:48
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

Chinese film Bai Ri Yan Huo (Black Coal, Thin Ice) wins the Golden Bear for best picture at the Berlin international film festival.
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Chinese film wins at Berlin festival

Saturday, February 15th 2014, 20:34
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

Chinese film Bai Ri Yan Huo (Black Coal, Thin Ice) wins the Golden Bear for best picture at the Berlin film festival.
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China kills Xinjiang 'attackers'

Friday, February 14th 2014, 15:08
related places: Xinjiang

Chinese authorities shoot dead a group trying to attack police in Xinjiang, the latest unrest in the province home to millions of Muslim Uighurs.
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North Korea tops Kerry China agenda

Friday, February 14th 2014, 9:17
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

US Secretary of State John Kerry meets China's President Xi Jinping, in a visit expected to focus on North Korea and territorial tensions.
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VIDEO: NBA star Yao Ming takes on poachers

Friday, February 14th 2014, 2:47

Retired Chinese basketball star Yao Ming is spearheading a campaign to end poaching.
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Avon may pay $132m in China probe

Friday, February 14th 2014, 2:35
related countries: United States United States

US cosmetics group Avon Products may spend up to $132m (£79m) to settle allegations it may have bribed officials in China and other countries.
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No cinema seats for China Valentines

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 17:29
related places: Shanghai

Chinese Valentine couples hoping to cuddle up at a Shanghai cinema will be out of luck because of a campaign to make them sit apart.
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Zhang wins women's 1,000m speed skating

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 15:37

Zhang Hong storms to victory in the women's 1,000m speed skating, winning China's first Winter Olympic gold in the event.
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VIDEO: Jackie Chan in wildlife campaign plea

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 12:22

Actor Jackie Chan speaks about his efforts to change Chinese attitudes towards endangered animals
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China's lunar rover 'could be saved'

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 6:16

China's first lunar rover - Jade Rabbit - has woken up from its dormancy period despite experiencing mechanical problems, state media report.
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VIDEO: Investigating China's ivory trade

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 0:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

On the eve of a major conservation conference in London, the BBC has carried out an undercover investigation into China's illegal ivory traders and how they operate.
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China retains foreign film quota

Wednesday, February 12th 2014, 11:46

China's authorities maintain a strict quota of allowing 34 foreign films to be screened a year, contrary to reports they were planning to ease restrictions.
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