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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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Google sells Motorola unit to Lenovo

Thursday, January 30th 2014, 4:29

Google announces the surprise sale of its Motorola Mobility unit, which it bought in 2012, to Chinese computer maker Lenovo for $2.91bn.
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VIDEO: Life-size light display in Singapore

Thursday, January 30th 2014, 0:21
related countries: Singapore Singapore

Chinese communities across the world are preparing to mark Chinese New Year, and the start of the year of the horse.
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Record Kenya fine for ivory smuggler

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 10:18
related countries: Kenya Kenya

A Chinese ivory smuggler is ordered to pay a record fine or spend seven years in jail, under tough new Kenyan anti-poaching laws.
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Hong Kong culls chickens over H7N9

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 6:54

Hong Kong begins culling 20,000 chickens after the H7N9 bird flu virus was found in poultry imported from mainland China.
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China soy sauce firm in strong debut

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 6:40
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

China's largest cooking wine and soy sauce maker Honworld surges in its trading debut in Hong Kong, bucking the overall market gloom.
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China's state-sponsored pop star

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 0:38

China wants a pop hit in the West and its big hope is Ruhan Jia
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Battle to secure train tickets home

Monday, January 27th 2014, 22:24

The battle for train tickets for Chinese New Year
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VIDEO: China's New Year rail ticket rush

Monday, January 27th 2014, 22:23

During the Chinese New Year holiday period buying a train ticket in China is not easy.
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VIDEO: Can China's Jade Rabbit bounce back?

Monday, January 27th 2014, 19:55

David Shukman explains what might have gone wrong with China's Moon rover, Jade Rabbit.
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Baidu tracks China's urban exodus

Monday, January 27th 2014, 10:57

Chinese social network tracks mass movement out of cities
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China's Moon rover hits trouble

Monday, January 27th 2014, 7:26

China's Jade Rabbit Moon rover is in trouble after experiencing a "mechanical control abnormality", state media report.
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China tries transparency activists

Monday, January 27th 2014, 6:33

China puts four more activists on trial, a day after the leader of their transparency movement was handed a four-year jail term.
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China Xinjiang violence kills 12

Monday, January 27th 2014, 4:09
related places: Xinjiang

Clashes that killed 12 people in China's western region of Xinjiang were caused by "terrorists", Chinese state media report, citing police.
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China court jails lawyer Xu Zhiyong

Sunday, January 26th 2014, 19:35
related places: Beijing

A court in Beijing sentences prominent anti-corruption activist Xu Zhiyong to four years in prison on charges of disrupting public order.
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VIDEO: Media 'forced away by police'

Sunday, January 26th 2014, 9:07

A Chinese court has sentenced prominent human rights activist Xu Zhiyong to four years in prison.
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Li powers to Australian Open glory

Saturday, January 25th 2014, 10:28
related countries: Aruba Aruba

China's Li Na wins her second Grand Slam title with victory over Slovakian Dominika Cibulkova at the Australian Open.
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Lenovo shares jump on IBM deal

Friday, January 24th 2014, 10:17

Shares in China's Lenovo, the world's biggest PC maker, rise after the firm agrees to buy IBM's low-end server business for $2.3bn (£1.4bn).
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China activist Liu Yuandong on trial

Friday, January 24th 2014, 10:04

A court in China has started the trial of another activist accused of disrupting public order over rallies to protest against censorship of Southern Weekly.
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Napping away the long journey home

Friday, January 24th 2014, 1:31

Photographer documents Chinese New Year train rides
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VIDEO: Is global economic recovery a reality?

Thursday, January 23rd 2014, 23:13
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

Davos 2014: The BBC's Robert Peston talks to US Treasury Secretary, Jack Lew, about China, Iran, and whether the global economic recovery is real or a false dawn.
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US call for China activists' release

Thursday, January 23rd 2014, 17:51
related countries: United States United States
related places: Beijing

The US ambassador in Beijing expresses concern at the trials of Chinese anti-corruption activists and calls for their release from custody.
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Deadly bird flu cases surging

Thursday, January 23rd 2014, 12:56

A surge in cases of the deadly new strain of bird flu in China is being reported.
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Lenovo in $2.3bn IBM server deal

Thursday, January 23rd 2014, 11:26

China's Lenovo - the world's biggest PC maker - buys IBM's low-end server business for $2.3bn in a long-expected deal.
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More Chinese activists on trial

Thursday, January 23rd 2014, 10:28

A second anti-corruption activist, Zhao Changqing, is being tried in China, after the trial of Xu Zhiyong on Wednesday.
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VIDEO: Stretchy paper sculptures on show

Thursday, January 23rd 2014, 8:24

Chinese artist Li Hongbo has created sculptures from thousands of sheets of paper that appear firm when still, but transform into amorphous shapes when stretched.
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Audit firms' China units face US ban

Thursday, January 23rd 2014, 5:44
related countries: United States United States
related places: Big Four

A US judge rules that Chinese units of the so-called Big Four accounting firms should be suspended from auditing firms publicly traded in the US.
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China manufacturing sees contraction

Thursday, January 23rd 2014, 3:17

China's manufacturing sector, a key driver of its economic growth, contracted in January, according to an initial survey by HSBC..
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VIDEO: Secret story of 'ping pong diplomacy'

Thursday, January 23rd 2014, 0:55

How table tennis paved the way for Nixon's landmark visit to China
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Davos: What Abe said

Wednesday, January 22nd 2014, 16:15
related countries: Japan Japan

Japanese PM's scary China WW1 comparison
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Chinese activist Xu Zhiyong on trial

Wednesday, January 22nd 2014, 12:15

Prominent Chinese anti-corruption activist Xu Zhiyong is on trial, as a report says members of China's elite have set up offshore companies in tax havens.
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China and UK trade at 'record high'

Wednesday, January 22nd 2014, 7:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Bilateral trade between China and the UK hit a "record high" in 2013, according to the Chinese ambassador to the UK, Liu Xiaoming.
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VIDEO: BBC reporter 'harassed' at China trial

Wednesday, January 22nd 2014, 4:59

BBC reporter Martin Patience is approached by men who move him on and disrupt his broadcast as he reports on the trial of a Chinese activist.
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VIDEO: Trials begin against China activists

Tuesday, January 21st 2014, 22:59

In China, the trials have begun in the case of several activists who have campaigned against corruption and called for officials to publish their assets.
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China executes man over 'sex slaves'

Tuesday, January 21st 2014, 13:01

China executes a man who kept six women as "sex slaves" and forced three of them to kill two of their fellow captives, state media report.
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Lenovo shares up on IBM deal reports

Tuesday, January 21st 2014, 7:12

Shares in China's Lenovo - the world's biggest PC maker - rise after reports say it is in talks to buy IBM's low-end server business.
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China injects fresh cash into banks

Tuesday, January 21st 2014, 4:42

China's central bank injects fresh liquidity into the country's large commercial banks ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday later this month.
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VIDEO: China backs innovators for growth

Monday, January 20th 2014, 13:58

The Chinese government spends billions of dollars to promote innovation in the creative industries, with a view to helping the country's economy.
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Japan protest over assassin memorial

Monday, January 20th 2014, 13:25
related countries: Japan Japan, North Korea North Korea

Japan criticises the opening of a memorial in north-eastern China to commemorate a Korean independence activist who assassinated a prominent Japanese statesman in 1909.
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China economic growth rate stabilises

Monday, January 20th 2014, 11:02

China's economy, the world's second-largest, shows signs of stabilising as 2013's 7.7% growth rate matches that for 2012.
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China jails Japan dumpling poisoner

Monday, January 20th 2014, 3:30
related countries: Japan Japan

A Chinese man is sentenced to life in prison for poisoning dumplings that made 10 people ill in Japan, Japanese and Chinese media say.
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Can Shanghai free trade zone help China?

Sunday, January 19th 2014, 22:10

Will the city's Free Trade Zone boost China's economy?
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Tiananmen rocker quits TV gala show

Saturday, January 18th 2014, 9:06

Chinese singer Cui Jian, whose song became an anthem of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests, pulls out of a show on state TV in a reported censorship row.
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China's Weibo sees decline in users

Friday, January 17th 2014, 17:03
related places: Weibo

China's Weibo microblogging service is witnessing a decline in the number of users and its popularity, a government report says.
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The Chinese children denied an identity

Friday, January 17th 2014, 9:16

The children shut out by China's one-child policy
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VIDEO: Harsh punishments for China parents

Friday, January 17th 2014, 8:02

China's relaxation of its one-child policy has allowed some couples to have larger families but for those who broke the rules previously, harsh punishments are still being meted out.
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Smog and the city

Friday, January 17th 2014, 1:50
related places: Beijing

Beijing's ongoing fight with air pollution
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Jade Rabbit rover explores Moon soil

Thursday, January 16th 2014, 14:10

China's Jade Rabbit Moon rover has completed its first examination of the lunar soil, reports say.
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VIDEO: 'I should have worn a mask'

Thursday, January 16th 2014, 12:13
related places: Beijing

Air pollution reaches dangerously high levels in the Chinese capital Beijing, measuring more than 20 times the amount considered safe by the World Health Organisation.
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China police detain Uighur scholar

Thursday, January 16th 2014, 11:15

China police detain prominent Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti, as the foreign ministry official says he is suspected of breaking the law.
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Caution urged as Beijing smog soars

Thursday, January 16th 2014, 8:49
related places: Beijing

Residents of China's capital, Beijing, are warned to take precautions after air pollution readings soar amid thick smog.
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China's Tencent shares hit record

Thursday, January 16th 2014, 6:45

Shares of China biggest online firm, Tencent Holdings, rise to a record after it announces an investment in a logistics and warehouse company.
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US firefighters saw air crash victim

Thursday, January 16th 2014, 4:40
related countries: United States United States
related places: San Francisco

Firefighters responding to a San Francisco plane crash last July knew a Chinese teenager was on the ground nearby before they ran over her.
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Chinese villagers build 'money wall'

Wednesday, January 15th 2014, 17:12

Villagers in China build a wall of money after a massive payout in annual dividends from their rural co-operative.
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Titanic iceberg plan 'in bad taste'

Wednesday, January 15th 2014, 12:07

Plans to construct a full-scale Titanic replica with an iceberg simulation in a Chinese theme park are in bad taste, says a politician from Belfast where the ill-fated liner was built.
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Osborne: Reform EU or face UK exit

Wednesday, January 15th 2014, 11:56
related countries: India India

The UK could "face a choice between joining the euro or leaving the European Union" unless Brussels reforms, Chancellor George Osborne warns.
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Huawei sees operating profits jump

Wednesday, January 15th 2014, 7:16
related places: Huawei

Chinese telecom equipment giant Huawei says its operating profit rose by more than 40% last year, helped by sales growth in emerging markets.
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Liu Xia speaks out through poetry

Tuesday, January 14th 2014, 23:34

Wife of jailed Chinese Nobel laureate speaks out in poetry
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China shoe factory fire kills 16

Tuesday, January 14th 2014, 12:26

At least 16 people are killed and 20 others are rescued after a fire sweeps through a shoe factory in eastern China, state media report.
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China jails doctor for baby theft

Tuesday, January 14th 2014, 6:52

A Chinese obstetrician is given a suspended death sentence for stealing newborn babies and selling them to child traffickers.
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Arrests over China 'gambling' blast

Tuesday, January 14th 2014, 5:39
related places: Guizhou

Chinese police arrest eight people over an explosion at a village in Guizhou province that killed at least 15 people, state media report.
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VIDEO: Inside China's cloning factory

Tuesday, January 14th 2014, 5:01

David Shukman visits a Chinese laboratory which creates around 500 cloned animals per year.
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Will Americans ever buy Chinese cars?

Tuesday, January 14th 2014, 2:19

Why Chinese car firms are quietly moving to Detroit
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US challenges China in steel dispute

Tuesday, January 14th 2014, 0:50
related countries: United States United States

The US accuses China of failing to comply with a World Trade Organization directive requiring it to drop duties on hi-tech US steel imports.
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China cloning on 'industrial scale'

Tuesday, January 14th 2014, 0:35

China pioneers the mass production of cloned pigs
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China to tighten share sale rules

Monday, January 13th 2014, 7:39

China's financial regulator says it will tighten the supervision of new share sales as part of its drive to implement market reforms.
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Sinopharm in China corruption probe

Monday, January 13th 2014, 7:19

China's largest drug distributor Sinopharm says two of its former senior executives are being investigated over alleged corruption.
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Fire ravages ancient Tibetan town

Sunday, January 12th 2014, 11:27

A 10-hour blaze in the ancient Tibetan town of Dukezong, in China's Shangri-La county, destroys nearly 300 buildings causing huge damage.
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VIDEO: Blaze ravages ancient Tibetan town

Saturday, January 11th 2014, 14:23

A fire in the ancient Tibetan town of Dukezong, in China's Shangri-La county, destroys more than 100 buildings causing huge damage.
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Japan and China row over Africa

Friday, January 10th 2014, 14:52
related countries: Japan Japan

China and Japan are criticising each other's policies in Africa as each pledges more money for the continent.
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US: China sea rules 'provocative'

Friday, January 10th 2014, 8:51
related countries: United States United States

The US describes new Chinese rules on fishing access to disputed areas of the South China Sea as "provocative and potentially dangerous".
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China 'overtakes' US as top trader

Friday, January 10th 2014, 6:36

China claims that it is "very likely" that it overtook the US as the world's top trading nation, a title US has held for decades,
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'Good Samaritan' suicide stirs online debate

Thursday, January 9th 2014, 17:45

'Good Samaritan' suicide stirs online debate in China
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Director fined over one-child policy

Thursday, January 9th 2014, 10:44

China orders popular film director Zhang Yimou to pay $1.2m for violating the country's one-child policy.
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China seeks more disclosure by banks

Thursday, January 9th 2014, 5:58

China's major banks are told to publish data on 12 key indicators, including off-balance sheet assets, to enhance their transparency.
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Nintendo shares surge on China move

Wednesday, January 8th 2014, 7:18
related countries: Japan Japan

Shares of Japan's Nintendo surge after China temporarily lifts a sales ban on foreign video games consoles.
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VIDEO: Antarctic ships escape from ice trap

Wednesday, January 8th 2014, 6:17
related countries: Russia Russia

The Russian research ship Akademik Shokalskiy and Chinese icebreaker Xue Long have broken free from Antarctic ice where they have been stranded for several days.
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China opens telecom services sector

Wednesday, January 8th 2014, 2:40
related places: Shanghai

China will open up some telecom services to foreign ownership in the Shanghai free trade zone.
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China on world's 'biggest push' for wind power

Wednesday, January 8th 2014, 1:20

China embarks on historic switch to renewable energy
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Antarctic ships escape from ice trap

Tuesday, January 7th 2014, 12:10
related countries: Russia Russia

Two ships - a Russian research vessel and a Chinese icebreaker- break free from Antarctic pack ice after being stuck for days.
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China lifts ban on games consoles

Tuesday, January 7th 2014, 10:59

The Chinese government will allow games consoles to be made and sold in China, opening up a potentially huge market.
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China to create new private banks

Tuesday, January 7th 2014, 4:03

China will create up to five banks funded by private investment this year, its banking regulator says.
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In pictures: Amazing ice city opens in China

Monday, January 6th 2014, 13:00

Harbin's amazing ice sculptures
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China in landmark ivory destruction

Monday, January 6th 2014, 11:44

China has for the first time destroyed a large quantity of confiscated ivory, in a public event described by conservation groups as a landmark move.
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Fourteen dead in China mosque crush

Monday, January 6th 2014, 6:32

Fourteen people are killed and 10 injured in a stampede at a mosque in China's northwest Ningxia region, state media say.
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VIDEO: China air zone 'purely for defence'

Monday, January 6th 2014, 1:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Beijing

China's ambassador to the UK has told the BBC that the air-control zone, which Beijing set up over disputed islands in the East China Sea, is "purely for defence".
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VIDEO: Swimmers brave icy water for contest

Sunday, January 5th 2014, 18:19
related places: Harbin

More than 700 competitors braved icy waters to compete in an annual ice swimming competition in the northern Chinese city of Harbin.
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US ice-breaker to rescue stuck ships

Sunday, January 5th 2014, 5:13
related countries: Antarctica Antarctica, Australia Australia, United States United States

A US ice-breaker, the Polar Star, is to help two ships stuck in thick ice in Antarctica, after requests from China and Australia.
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