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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 in call to resolve conflicts

Friday, November 21st 2014, 11:27

China's defence minister says he wants to enhance dialogue to manage disputes with neighbouring countries, striking a reconciliatory note.
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Whelan sorry for 'offensive' comments

Friday, November 21st 2014, 9:17

Wigan owner Dave Whelan apologises for comments about Jewish and Chinese people in a controversial newspaper interview.
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VIDEO: 'Childbirth pain' lessons for men

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 23:39

A hospital in China is trying to teach fathers-to-be about the experience of giving birth.
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Chinese journalist on trial for leaking state secrets

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 18:20

What did journalist Gao Yu do to anger Party leaders?
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VIDEO: Two killed in China pile-up

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 13:05

At least two people were killed and many more injured when at least 70 vehicles we involved in a mass pile-up on a Chinese expressway.
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Asia trades on China and Japan data

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 10:54
related countries: Japan Japan

Asian shares were mixed on Thursday after trade data from the world's third largest economy, Japan, showed that global demand was picking up.
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Seven killed in China stabbing

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 8:50

A man stabs seven people to death at a hospital in north-eastern China - the latest in a series of knife attacks in the country.
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China's factory activity stagnates

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 5:15

Activity in some of China's factories and workshops hits a six month low in November, a fresh survey shows.
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Has China overcome its web paranoia?

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 4:33
related places: Beijing

But can Beijing conquer its paranoia over the internet?
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VIDEO: China web 'connected but controlled'

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 0:50

China'Â’s global internet conference is part of a move towards playing a bigger role in influencing international cyberspace.
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VIDEO: China's internet curbs in 60 seconds

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 15:14

China has been criticised over its tight internet controls, but that has not stopped the country from holding its first world internet conference.
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China web conference draws criticism

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 13:02

China opens its first world internet conference with a call for more controls on cyberspace, amid criticism of Beijing's web practices.
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VIDEO: Tackling Taiwan's animal smugglers

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 10:30
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Taiwanese authorities face a growing challenge to stop a wide and bold network of animal smugglers who have been tapping into the island's rich reserves to profit from China's huge appetite for wild animals.
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Australia trade deal buoys education

Tuesday, November 18th 2014, 5:08
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia's international education industry will benefit hugely from a major trade deal sealed on Monday with China, experts say.
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VIDEO: Top Gear comes to China minus Clarkson

Monday, November 17th 2014, 19:54

Top Gear, the BBC car review show that is the most watched factual television programme in the world, is being broadcast in China with a different presenter line-up.
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Top Gear gets Chinese version

Monday, November 17th 2014, 17:38

Did China tame Top Gear minus Jeremy Clarkson?
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Men 'release 1,000 mice' in village

Monday, November 17th 2014, 15:32

Two men detained in southern China after village is inundated with rodents.
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China and Australia seal trade deal

Monday, November 17th 2014, 8:04
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia
related places: Canberra

China and Australia seal a major free trade agreement, after the Chinese president makes a rare address to parliament in Canberra.
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VIDEO: Driverless cars compete in China

Monday, November 17th 2014, 8:02

China has been holding its sixth driverless car competition, with the unmanned vehicles having to navigate their way through various obstacles.
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VIDEO: China and Australia sign trade deal

Monday, November 17th 2014, 6:58
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia and China have signed a landmark free trade agreement, after almost a decade of negotiations.
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China food plant fire kills 18

Monday, November 17th 2014, 4:41

A fire in a carrot-packaging plant in eastern China kills at least 18 people and injures 13 more, state media report.
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VIDEO: China facing cancer 'epidemic'

Monday, November 17th 2014, 1:03

Doctors in China try to cope with a huge increase in the number of cases of cancer.
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China to double Iranian investment

Sunday, November 16th 2014, 19:04
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Mehr

China will double investment in Iranian infrastructure projects to more than $52bn according to Iran's Mehr news agency.
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VIDEO: HK students denied Beijing flight

Saturday, November 15th 2014, 17:55
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong
related places: Beijing

Three pro-democracy student leaders from Hong Kong have been stopped from boarding a plane to Beijing.
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HK protesters denied Beijing flight

Saturday, November 15th 2014, 11:37
related places: Beijing

Three Hong Kong pro-democracy protest leaders are stopped from boarding a plane to Beijing, as authorities say their travel permits are invalid.
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HK students 'plan Beijing visit'

Friday, November 14th 2014, 12:10
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong
related places: Beijing

Hong Kong student leaders say they are planning to visit Beijing for talks with officials, but it remains unclear how China would respond.
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China's Alibaba eyes first bond sale

Friday, November 14th 2014, 4:43

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba to meet with investors next week as it considers issuing its first bond sale after a record public listing.
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China 'bans lewd TV content'

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 15:15

Video streaming sites must edit TV shows involving extramarital affairs and a host of other content, China's media watchdog says
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China data shows no sign of pick-up

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 7:11

A slew of economic data out of China, which came in below forecasts on Thursday, highlights the continuing downward pressure facing the Asian giant.
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VIDEO: 'China won't play second fiddle to US'

Wednesday, November 12th 2014, 11:31
related countries: United States United States
related places: Beijing

China and the US have unveiled new pledges on greenhouse gas emissions, as the leaders of the two countries met for talks in Beijing.
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Obama and Xi in emissions pledge

Wednesday, November 12th 2014, 8:12
related countries: United States United States
related places: Beijing

China and the US unveil "historic" new pledges on greenhouse gas emissions, as the two leaders meet for talks in Beijing.
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Alibaba Singles' Day sales pass $9bn

Tuesday, November 11th 2014, 16:41

China's online retail giant Alibaba says it pulled in $9.3bn (£5.9bn) in sales from its annual 'Singles' Day' shopping event.
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VIDEO: China's Xi urges economic integration

Tuesday, November 11th 2014, 15:32

The formal part of the Apec summit in Beijing has ended but the US and Chinese presidents have been holding private talks, as Martin Patience reports from Beijing.
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Single's Day, Putin and China's First Lady

Tuesday, November 11th 2014, 15:11

Why Putin and China's First Lady are setting social media abuzz
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Pacific leaders back China pact

Tuesday, November 11th 2014, 12:52

A summit of Asia-Pacific nations backs a Chinese plan for a new free trade area - seen by some as a rival to US economic influence.
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Drunk power boss 'causes blackout'

Tuesday, November 11th 2014, 10:41

Power station staff in a Chinese province engage in a bar brawl then cut off the local power supply.
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China blocks US air pollution data

Tuesday, November 11th 2014, 8:30
related countries: United States United States
related places: Beijing

Authorities in Beijing have told air pollution sites and apps to stop using data provided by the US embassy during Apec, media reports say.
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VIDEO: The long history of Chinese in the US

Tuesday, November 11th 2014, 1:37
related countries: United States United States

The long history of Chinese immigrants in the US
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US and China in extended visa deal

Monday, November 10th 2014, 18:24
related countries: United States United States

The US and China will grant visas valid for up to a decade to visitors between the two countries under a deal announced by US President Barack Obama.
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VIDEO: Chinese summit gets glitzy makeover

Monday, November 10th 2014, 12:29
related places: Beijing

Delegates arriving at the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (Apec) summit in Beijing were treated to an illuminated red carpet and crowds of dancers.
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VIDEO: BBC blocked from seeing dissident

Monday, November 10th 2014, 11:50
related places: Beijing

BBC reporter Martin Patience was turned away after trying to visit the home of a Chinese dissident, Hu Jia, in Beijing.
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China and Japan in ice-breaker talks

Monday, November 10th 2014, 10:46
related countries: Japan Japan, Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Beijing

The leaders of China and Japan hold formal talks on the sidelines of a major Asian summit, after years of tension over a territorial row.
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China and S Korea to sign trade deal

Monday, November 10th 2014, 7:33
related countries: South Korea South Korea

China and South Korea are set to sign a free trade agreement that aims to remove most barriers to trade between the countries.
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VIDEO: China films fuel anti-Japan feeling

Monday, November 10th 2014, 3:17
related countries: Japan Japan

As leaders from Asia-Pacific nations gather for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) summit, the BBC's John Sudworth reports on what is seen as the historically difficult relationship between China and Japan.
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VIDEO: The world according to China

Sunday, November 9th 2014, 21:21

How does China see the world around it?
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HK protesters stage democracy march

Sunday, November 9th 2014, 16:11
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Hundreds of pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong stage a "yellow ribbon" march to the office of China's top representative in the city.
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China's economic risks 'not scary'

Sunday, November 9th 2014, 14:52

President Xi Jinping plays down the risks facing China's economy, at a meeting of business leaders ahead of the Apec summit.
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Apec agrees anti-corruption network

Saturday, November 8th 2014, 10:24

Countries of Asia and the Pacific region agree on a Chinese-led initiative to set up a network to share information on corruption.
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Mexico cancels China bid for train

Friday, November 7th 2014, 16:21
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Mexico cancels a $3.75bn contract awarded this week to a Chinese-led consortium to build a high-speed passenger rail link.
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China and Japan smooth islands row

Friday, November 7th 2014, 13:44
related countries: Japan Japan

China and Japan agree to acknowledge differences over a disputed chain of islands in the East China Sea, setting up mechanisms to manage the crisis.
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China police trace trafficked babies

Friday, November 7th 2014, 6:10

Authorities in the southern Chinese province of Yunnan search for the parents of 11 infants rescued from a baby trafficking ring.
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Rejuvenation of the Chinese nation

Friday, November 7th 2014, 1:11

The Middle Kingdom charts a course to the top
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VIDEO: China's President Xi Jinping - 60 secs

Friday, November 7th 2014, 0:49

China's President Xi Jinping - in 60 seconds
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Australia set for China cattle deal

Friday, November 7th 2014, 0:02
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia is finalising a deal with China for the annual export of one million head of cattle, worth A$1bn, officials say.
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China officials in 'ivory spree'

Thursday, November 6th 2014, 16:37
related countries: Tanzania Tanzania

Officials travelling with Chinese President Xi Jinping to Tanzania went on a "buying spree" for illegal ivory, an environmental activist group says.
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Apple malware affects Chinese users

Thursday, November 6th 2014, 11:25

Novel malware targeting Apple products is affecting hundreds of thousands of users - mostly Chinese, says an online security firm.
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VIDEO: How is malware affecting Apple tech?

Thursday, November 6th 2014, 10:45

New malware targeting Apple products is mostly affecting Chinese users, warned an online security researcher.
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Lenovo reports 19% rise in profits

Thursday, November 6th 2014, 7:00

Chinese computer giant Lenovo beats expectations to announce a 19% rise in net profits for the three months to September.
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China ex-leader 'faces long case'

Wednesday, November 5th 2014, 12:31

China has revealed that it may take a long time to complete the corruption investigation into former internal security chief Zhou Yongkang.
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Asia shares down on oil, China data

Wednesday, November 5th 2014, 2:09

Asian shares were lower on Wednesday following a trend from Wall Street, where shares were dragged down by falling oil prices.
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Alibaba's quarterly profits rise 15%

Tuesday, November 4th 2014, 16:36

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba reports a 15% rise in quarterly profits in its first set of results since it listed its shares in New York.
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Beijing bans funeral clothes-burning

Tuesday, November 4th 2014, 8:39
related places: Beijing

Authorities in Beijing ban the burning of dead relatives' clothes during the Apec summit as an anti-pollution measure, local media report.
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Macau casino revenue worst on record

Tuesday, November 4th 2014, 7:19
related countries: Macau Macau

Macau's casinos saw their worst monthly revenue performance on record in October as China continued its anti-corruption drive.
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Toddler dies in China knife attack

Tuesday, November 4th 2014, 3:17

A man in eastern China kills a young girl and injures a boy in the latest in a series of knife attacks on children, report state media.
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Strong rise in Toyota's China sales

Monday, November 3rd 2014, 7:53
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Toyota

Japanese carmaker Toyota saw a strong rise in sales through its two joint ventures in China last month.
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China officials 'bought corpses'

Monday, November 3rd 2014, 7:49

Two officials in Guangdong province are arrested after allegedly buying corpses from grave robbers to meet cremation quotas, Chinese media say.
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China manufacturing growth slows

Sunday, November 2nd 2014, 13:30

Growth in China's manufacturing sector slowed in October, an official survey suggests, reinforcing concerns about a slowdown in the wider economy.
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China makes 'biggest cash haul'

Friday, October 31st 2014, 14:53

Anti-corruption investigators in China confirm the finding of the equivalent of $33m in cash at an official's home - the biggest such haul to date.
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VIDEO: Baby pandas wrestle with their keeper

Friday, October 31st 2014, 12:23

A breeder in China's Chendgu province was trying to give these two baby pandas medicine instead of their usual bamboo leaves- and they were having none of it.
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China executes toddler-thrower

Friday, October 31st 2014, 10:13
related places: Beijing

A court in China executes a man who killed a two-year-old girl in Beijing following a parking space row with her mother.
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Beijing bans Halloween on metro

Friday, October 31st 2014, 9:52
related places: Beijing

Beijing police say people wearing Halloween-themed fancy-dress on the city's metro could face arrest, state media report.
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Is it a golden age for Chinese cinema?

Thursday, October 30th 2014, 19:36

Will Chinese films be the next big blockbusters?
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China denies shutting foreign sites

Thursday, October 30th 2014, 11:55

The director of China's internet regulator admits that some foreign websites cannot be visited but denies shutting them down.
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VIDEO: Chinese Hollywood builds Forbidden City

Thursday, October 30th 2014, 9:53
related places: Hengdian

Hengdian, a small town on the east coast of China, has become the setting for one of the largest outdoor movie studios in the world.
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Taiwan officials in China study ban

Thursday, October 30th 2014, 5:59
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Taiwan bans its senior government officials from higher studies in mainland China, citing "national security" reasons.
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Baidu misses profit predictions

Wednesday, October 29th 2014, 21:52
related places: Baidu

Profits and revenues from Baidu, often called "China's Google", miss analysts' profit forecasts.
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Change in China for family succession

Wednesday, October 29th 2014, 20:04

Why Chinese firms are changing their approach to succession
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Rose keen to boost world ranking

Wednesday, October 29th 2014, 12:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain's Justin Rose hopes a win in the BMW World Masters in China this weekend will help lift him up the world rankings.
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Big Brother to launch in China

Wednesday, October 29th 2014, 10:46

China is to get its own version of Big Brother for the first time, with the housemates' exploits to be broadcast on popular video site Youku Tudou.
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Top China body axes Hong Kong tycoon

Wednesday, October 29th 2014, 10:31
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Members of China's top political advisory body have voted to kick out Hong Kong tycoon James Tien for his criticism of Chief Executive CY Leung.
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VIDEO: WW1: The Siege of Tsingtao

Wednesday, October 29th 2014, 0:18
related countries: Japan Japan

The only battle to be fought in the Far East during World War One had a profound and lasting impact on Chinese-Japanese relations.
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Afghan President begins China visit

Tuesday, October 28th 2014, 13:22
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghanistan's new President, Ashraf Ghani, makes his first visit to China where investment is likely to be high on the agenda.
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China 'to protect whistle-blowers'

Tuesday, October 28th 2014, 9:00

China's top prosecuting body lays out rights for whistle-blowers for the first time, amid an ongoing crackdown on corruption.
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Alibaba founder tops China rich list

Tuesday, October 28th 2014, 8:49

Internet billionaire tops China's rich list
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Xiaomi to open data centre in India

Monday, October 27th 2014, 15:22
related countries: India India
related places: Xiaomi

After India warned its military not to use Xiaomi devices owing to privacy fears, the Chinese firm announces plans to open an Indian data centre.
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China's property prices decline

Friday, October 24th 2014, 6:26

China's property prices fall 1.3% in September, marking the first year-on-year fall in the sector.
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China 'punishes 17' for deadly clash

Friday, October 24th 2014, 3:44

Chinese authorities have arrested one official and punished 16 others following a deadly clash in a Yunnan village, state media say.
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Zuckerberg's Chinese gets mixed reviews

Thursday, October 23rd 2014, 12:06

Mark Zuckerberg has conducted a chat to Chinese students in Mandarin, leading to mixed reviews about his accent and pronunciation.
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China-Japan talks fuel hope of thaw

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014, 15:57
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Beijing

Japan's deputy prime minister meets his Chinese counterpart in Beijing in a move that could pave the way for a meeting between the countries' leaders.
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Philippines feels force of China travel warning

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014, 0:33
related countries: Philippines Philippines

China travel warning baffles Philippine resorts
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Yahoo profits surge on Alibaba sale

Tuesday, October 21st 2014, 20:43

Technology giant Yahoo reports profits of $6.8bn for the third-quarter, buoyed mostly by earnings from the firm's stake in Chinese firm Alibaba.
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Asia stocks fall after China data

Tuesday, October 21st 2014, 4:28

Asian stocks fall after data shows China's economy grew 7.3% in the third quarter, its slowest pace in more than five years.
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