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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

Yutu rover pictured from orbit

Tuesday, December 31st 2013, 10:38
related countries: United States United States
related places: Moon

The American Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter snaps images of the Chinese Yutu rover on the surface of the Moon.
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China doctor admits baby theft

Tuesday, December 31st 2013, 9:27

A Chinese obstetrician is on trial for stealing newborn babies and selling them to child traffickers, the court and state media report.
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View from China on the threats to world peace

Tuesday, December 31st 2013, 1:21

Which country is the biggest threat to world peace?
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Police kill eight in Xinjiang clash

Monday, December 30th 2013, 7:18
related places: Xinjiang

Police in China's restive Xinjiang region shoot dead eight people during a violent clash on Monday, a state news portal says.
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China adviser probed for corruption

Monday, December 30th 2013, 4:10

A top Chinese political adviser, who was once an aide to ex-security chief Zhou Yongkang, is being investigated for corruption, the government says.
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VIDEO: Chinese ice fishing festival opens

Sunday, December 29th 2013, 9:14
related places: Jilin

Thousands have flocked to an annual ice fishing festival in Jilin province in north east China
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Year in Pictures: China 2013

Sunday, December 29th 2013, 0:15

Images of an eventful 12 months in China
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VIDEO: Antarctic ship rescue hampered by ice

Saturday, December 28th 2013, 18:00

A Chinese icebreaker vessel has failed to reach a scientific ship trapped in pack ice off East Antarctica.
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Mass China poll bribe resignations

Saturday, December 28th 2013, 14:51

More than 500 municipal lawmakers in one Chinese province have stood down following an electoral fraud scandal, according to state media.
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Ice hampers Antarctic ship rescue

Saturday, December 28th 2013, 14:08

A scientific mission ship, trapped in dense pack ice off East Antarctica, is still awaiting rescue after a Chinese icebreaker failed to reach it.
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China reforms one-child policy

Saturday, December 28th 2013, 8:46

China's top legislature formally adopts a resolution easing the country's one-child policy, and abolishes re-education through labour camps.
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Four jailed over melon-seller death

Friday, December 27th 2013, 11:39

Four urban security personnel are jailed over the death of a fruit-seller in southern China which created a public outcry.
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GM recalls 1.5m cars in China

Friday, December 27th 2013, 10:56

General Motors and its Chinese partner firm are recalling about 1.46 million cars amid concerns about their safety.
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China official probed for corruption

Friday, December 27th 2013, 10:06
related places: Xinjiang

China is investigating a top political adviser and former deputy Communist Party chief in Xinjiang for corruption, the party's discipline watchdog says.
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VIDEO: Blast rips through China mall

Friday, December 27th 2013, 4:45

Four people have been killed and dozens injured after a blast ripped through a shopping mall in the centre of Luzhou City in China's south-western Sichuan Province.
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China condemns Japan PM shrine visit

Thursday, December 26th 2013, 11:31
related countries: Japan Japan, South Korea South Korea

China and South Korea condemn Japan PM Shinzo Abe's visit to a controversial shrine to war dead that includes hundreds of WW2 war criminals.
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China marks Mao's birth anniversary

Thursday, December 26th 2013, 9:54

Celebrations are being held in China to commemorate the 120th of the birth of Mao Zedong, the founder of modern China.
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Japan PM visits Yasukuni shrine

Thursday, December 26th 2013, 8:41
related countries: Japan Japan, South Korea South Korea
related places: Yasukuni

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits a shrine that honours soldiers including WW2 criminals, angering China and South Korea.
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11 slogans that changed China

Thursday, December 26th 2013, 3:20

...and 10 other slogans that changed China
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Chinese smugglers 'dig tunnel to HK'

Wednesday, December 25th 2013, 10:06
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

China uncovers a tunnel from the mainland to Hong Kong, apparently built by gangs aiming to smuggle mobile phones and other electric goods.
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Mao Zedong remembered: China's multi-faceted deep-thinking leader

Wednesday, December 25th 2013, 2:06
related countries: United States United States

US man recalls meeting modern China's founding father
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VIDEO: 'Political lessons' for Chinese bishop

Tuesday, December 24th 2013, 17:17

A Chinese catholic bishop who disappeared from public view almost 18 months ago is now being sent to regular political lessons by the authorities.
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VIDEO: China vaccine scare as babies die

Tuesday, December 24th 2013, 14:13
related places: Xinhua

The number of babies who have died in China after being vaccinated against hepatitis B has risen to eight, state news agency Xinhua reports.
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China probes baby 'vaccines deaths'

Tuesday, December 24th 2013, 11:53

Chinese health experts are investigating the deaths of eight babies who had been vaccinated against hepatitis B, state media report.
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'Political lessons' for China bishop

Tuesday, December 24th 2013, 9:01

What is the fate of China's missing bishop?
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China move calms credit concerns

Tuesday, December 24th 2013, 8:04

China's central bank pumps $5bn (£3.1bn) into the banking system to ease concerns over a credit squeeze that has caused rising interest rates.
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Apple shares rise on Chinese deal

Monday, December 23rd 2013, 16:00
related countries: United States United States
related places: Apple

US technology giant Apple signs a deal to supply its iPhone to China Mobile - the world's largest carrier with over 760 million subscribers.
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VIDEO: Inside a Mao memorabilia shop

Monday, December 23rd 2013, 8:20
related places: Shaoshan

Villagers in Shaoshan, China - Chairman Mao's birthplace - are cashing in by selling Mao memorabilia.
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VIDEO: Apple signs deal with China Mobile

Monday, December 23rd 2013, 7:21
related countries: United States United States
related places: Apple

US technology giant Apple has signed a deal to bring its iPhone to China Mobile - the world's largest carrier.
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French chateau sale ends in tragedy

Saturday, December 21st 2013, 12:48
related countries: France France

A Chinese billionaire and three others are feared dead in a helicopter crash that happened as he was surveying his newly-purchased French vineyard.
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China denounces Japan military plans

Saturday, December 21st 2013, 5:12
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Tokyo

China accuses Japan of using concerns about its national security for military expansion, days after Tokyo announced a rise in defence spending.
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Bolivians cheer satellite launch

Saturday, December 21st 2013, 4:57
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia
related places: La Paz

Thousands of people in La Paz celebrate the launch of Bolivia's first telecommunications satellite from a base in China.
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China rejects US corn over GM fears

Friday, December 20th 2013, 11:36
related countries: United States United States

China rejects 545,000 tons of imported US corn found to contain an unapproved genetically modified strain.
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China money rate hits six-month high

Friday, December 20th 2013, 11:05

China's interbank lending rate rises to its highest level since June, despite regulators' attempts to calm concerns about a potential cash crunch.
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Hershey to buy China confectioner

Friday, December 20th 2013, 7:32

Hershey plans to buy a Chinese confectionery company as it expands its foothold into the world's fastest-growing consumer market.
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China Everbright falls in HK debut

Friday, December 20th 2013, 6:32
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

China Everbright Bank share price falls in its Hong Kong trading debut after raising $3bn (£1.8bn) in the city's largest initial public offering this year.
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China warship was irresponsible - US

Friday, December 20th 2013, 3:22
related countries: United States United States

China was "irresponsible" during a near-collision of a US warship and a Chinese naval vessel earlier this month, US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel says.
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S Korea to repatriate Chinese bodies

Thursday, December 19th 2013, 14:30
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea

South Korea will send home the remains of more than 400 Chinese troops who died during the Korean War.
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Democrat Baucus 'to be China envoy'

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 23:35

Montana Senator Max Baucus is expected to be nominated as ambassador to China, officials from President Barack Obama's Democratic party say.
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How do you know if you've made it in life?

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 22:31

Do Chinese people really measure success by what they own?
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Zhang Ziyi wins sex claims case

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 14:21
related countries: United States United States

Chinese film star Zhang Ziyi wins damages from a US-based website that published false reports she was paid to have sex with top Chinese officials.
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Bitcoin sinks after Chinese action

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 11:51

China restricts local Bitcoin exchanges from being able to receive yuan-based deposits, causing "panic selling" of the virtual currency.
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China confirms US warship incident

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 7:40
related countries: United States United States

China says its warship "encountered" a US vessel, confirming US reports of a near-collision in the South China Sea earlier this month.
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VIDEO: Chinese 'buy' US green cards for $1m

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 0:05
related countries: United States United States

How wealthy Chinese 'buy' US green cards for $1m
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GSK to stop doctor incentive schemes

Tuesday, December 17th 2013, 20:21

Pharmaceuticals giant GlaxoSmithKline is to overhaul incentive schemes following a corruption scandal in China earlier this year.
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Japan arms boost to counter China

Tuesday, December 17th 2013, 12:28
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's cabinet approves a new national security strategy and increases military spending as a response to what it sees as a threat from China.
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VIDEO: China's love-hate Bitcoin relationship

Tuesday, December 17th 2013, 10:26

Chinese investors have limited options where to put their money, but they have been attracted to Bitcoin by the skyrocketing returns.
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Arrests over deadly Xinjiang clash

Tuesday, December 17th 2013, 6:57
related places: Xinjiang

Six people are arrested following a deadly clash in China's restive western region of Xinjiang, officials say.
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Severed hand kept alive on ankle

Monday, December 16th 2013, 17:26

Chinese doctors save a man's severed hand by grafting it to his ankle, buying time before reattaching it to his injured arm.
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Rover landed near 'remarkable' rocks

Monday, December 16th 2013, 15:09

Some of the youngest lava flows on the Moon are within reach of China's Jade Rabbit rover, says a leading lunar scientist.
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Zhou Yongkang next to fall in China corruption purge?

Monday, December 16th 2013, 14:25

Questions surround one of China's most powerful men
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Sixteen dead in China Xinjiang clash

Monday, December 16th 2013, 5:40
related places: Xinjiang

Sixteen people have been killed in violence in China's restive western region of Xinjiang, a state news portal says.
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Moon rover sends back first photos

Sunday, December 15th 2013, 19:11

The first robot to land on the Moon in nearly 40 years, China's Jade Rabbit rover, begins sending back photos with shots of its lunar lander.
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VIDEO: China lands robot rover on moon

Saturday, December 14th 2013, 23:14

China says it has successfully landed an unmanned spacecraft on the moon.
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The true value of China's Jade Rabbit Moon mission

Saturday, December 14th 2013, 19:33

The true value of China's Jade Rabbit Moon mission
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VIDEO: China robot lands on moon

Saturday, December 14th 2013, 14:02

China says it has successfully landed a craft carrying a robotic rover on the surface of the Moon, a major step in its programme of space exploration.
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N Korea 'summons people from China'

Saturday, December 14th 2013, 13:43
related countries: North Korea North Korea

A South Korean report says North Koreans working in China are being summoned back home in the wake of the shock purge of top official Chang Song-thaek.
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VIDEO: China robot set to land on moon

Saturday, December 14th 2013, 12:38

China is set to land a robotic rover on the surface of the moon, a major step in the country's ambitious programme of space exploration.
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Japan seeks 'freedom of overflight'

Saturday, December 14th 2013, 8:36
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Beijing

Japan and SE Asian leaders pledge to work together to ensure "freedom of overflight", in an apparent rebuke to China over its air defence zone.
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Museum gains major Chinese art haul

Friday, December 13th 2013, 11:31

The Ashmolean Museum announces the acquisition of one of the world's greatest collections of modern Chinese art.
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China eye-gouge boy is discharged

Thursday, December 12th 2013, 14:23

The Chinese boy whose eyes were gouged out in August is discharged from hospital after a series of operations to give him prosthetic implants.
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China 'bad bank' shares up on debut

Thursday, December 12th 2013, 8:31
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Shares in Cinda Asset Management, which handles bad debts run up by Chinese banks, surge on their debut in the Hong Kong.
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China university 'sacks law scholar'

Wednesday, December 11th 2013, 7:36

A law professor in China says he has been sacked after he refused to apologise for writing articles criticising the government.
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China fruit market blaze kills 16

Wednesday, December 11th 2013, 6:14
related places: Shenzhen

A fire in a farmers' market in south China's Shenzhen kills 16 people and injures at least three, officials say.
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China hackers 'hit EU ministries'

Tuesday, December 10th 2013, 12:08

Chinese hackers targeted five European foreign ministries over the summer, a security company has said.
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US urges China to release Liu Xiaobo

Tuesday, December 10th 2013, 10:02
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State John Kerry urges China to release Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo, five years after the activist was detained.
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New China data boosts recovery hopes

Tuesday, December 10th 2013, 7:15

China's industrial output and retail sales rise in November, the latest in a series of signs suggesting a recovery in the world's second largest economy.
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'Sorry, no comment - we might get invited to tea'

Monday, December 9th 2013, 16:52

The obstacles to gathering vox pops in China
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China loosens grip on interest rates

Monday, December 9th 2013, 4:50

China takes another step loosening its grip on interest rates as it allows banks to trade deposits with each other at market-determined rates.
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Chinese export growth accelerates

Monday, December 9th 2013, 1:49

China's exports rise more than expected in November adding to the evidence of a rebound in the world's second-largest economy.
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VIDEO: S Korea expands air defence zone

Sunday, December 8th 2013, 16:07
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea has announced it is expanding its air defence zone in the waters south of the Peninsula, overlapping a similar zone announced by China.
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S Korea expands air defence zone

Sunday, December 8th 2013, 7:29
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea expands its air defence zone after a similar announcement last month by China in an overlapping area raised regional tensions.
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Biden urges Seoul-Tokyo co-operation

Friday, December 6th 2013, 9:22
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea, United States United States
related places: Seoul, Asia

US Vice-President Joe Biden urges Japan and South Korea to improve ties, amid tensions over China's air zone and North Korea.
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Scenes of life in Tibetan areas

Friday, December 6th 2013, 4:35

Images from a Tibetan area in western China
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Biden in 'direct' China zone talks

Thursday, December 5th 2013, 9:48
related countries: United States United States

The US and China had "very direct" talks about China's new air defence identification zone, says US Vice-President Joe Biden.
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VIDEO: On board US navy ship amid China row

Thursday, December 5th 2013, 9:29
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States

With China and the US at least in dialogue to ease new tension over the new East China Sea air defence zone, what has been the operational impact for US military deployments in the region?
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Renault-Dongfeng in $1.3bn venture

Thursday, December 5th 2013, 6:29
related countries: France France
related places: Dongfeng, Renault

China's government gives the go-ahead for a $1.3bn joint venture between French car maker Renault and state-owned Dongfeng.
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China awards first 4G licences

Wednesday, December 4th 2013, 18:36

China has awarded its first licences to mobile phone companies to provide the superfast 4G mobile network to customers.
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Biden urges Chinese to test leaders

Wednesday, December 4th 2013, 15:21
related countries: United States United States
related places: Beijing, Asia

US Vice-President Joe Biden begins a high-profile trip to China by encouraging people to "challenge the government".
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VIDEO: A taste of Chengdu's famous hotpot

Wednesday, December 4th 2013, 9:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Chengdu

Chengdu was the final stop of the British Prime Minister David Cameron's visit to China, a city famed for its tongue-burning cuisine.
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Huawei South Korea deal worries US

Wednesday, December 4th 2013, 2:53
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States
related places: Huawei

A reported deal between Chinese firm Huawei and South Korea, which could see it help develop the country's broadband network, prompts US concerns.
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Australia probe in 'China spy' case

Wednesday, December 4th 2013, 2:38
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia is investigating a Chinese national over a suspected espionage case at the country's top scientific body linked with the military.
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China laureate's wife 'depressed'

Tuesday, December 3rd 2013, 18:10

Concern is growing for the mental health of Liu Xia, the wife of jailed Chinese Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo.
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Cameron defends China trade mission

Tuesday, December 3rd 2013, 14:27

Prime Minister David Cameron defends his trade mission to China after a leading Chinese newspaper casts doubt on the "sincerity" of his efforts to boost bi-lateral ties.
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China reporter denounces censorship

Tuesday, December 3rd 2013, 12:45

A Chinese journalist, recently sacked from state-run China Central Television (CCTV), angrily denounces government censorship in a blog post.
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Biden: US 'concerned' by China zone

Tuesday, December 3rd 2013, 12:23
related countries: United States United States

The US remains "deeply concerned" about China's new air defence identification zone (ADIZ), Vice-President Joe Biden tells the Japanese PM.
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