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'I am a painter': A Chinese man's plea for love

Wednesday, June 24th 2015, 21:58

One man's appeal for love - and against status obsession
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In pictures: China rice paddy art

Wednesday, June 24th 2015, 11:06

Chinese farmers create vivid 3D murals on rice paddy fields
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China 'seizes 40-year-old meat'

Wednesday, June 24th 2015, 10:59

Chinese authorities seize more than 100,000 tonnes of smuggled meat - some of it more than 40 years old, according to state media.
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Xinjiang checkpoint attack 'kills 18'

Wednesday, June 24th 2015, 10:20
related countries: United States United States
related places: Xinjiang

At least 18 people are killed in the Chinese region of Xinjiang during a clash at a police checkpoint, a US media report says.
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Australia to join China-led bank

Wednesday, June 24th 2015, 7:04
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia

Australia says it will join a China-led infrastructure bank as a founding member, contributing 930m Australian dollars over five years.
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China in baby milk powder recall

Wednesday, June 24th 2015, 3:20

China's food safety watchdog asks three local milk producers to recall infant formula powder found to contain high levels of nitrate, state media report.
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Mushroom 'helps keep fat off'

Wednesday, June 24th 2015, 2:44
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

A mushroom used for centuries in Chinese medicine reduces weight gain in animals, say researchers in Taiwan.
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VIDEO: What the world thinks of China v US

Wednesday, June 24th 2015, 1:04
related countries: United States United States

The United States and China currently have the world's biggest economies but which country does the rest of the world think will dominate in future?
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'Pregnancy wi-fi' causes controversy

Tuesday, June 23rd 2015, 11:52

Two Chinese tech firms have clashed over a new wireless router with a special setting for pregnant women.
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China factory activity shrinks again

Tuesday, June 23rd 2015, 3:04

Factory activity in the world's second largest economy, China, contracts for a fourth month in a row in June, but the sector did show signs of stabilising.
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VIDEO: US 'concerned' about China projects

Monday, June 22nd 2015, 22:44
related countries: United States United States
related places: South China

State Department spokesman John Kirby warns that China's possible militarisation of islands in South China sea is 'not good for anybody'
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VIDEO: Chinese respond to 'rude' stereotype

Monday, June 22nd 2015, 19:13

Tourists from China on perceptions of their manners
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Dog meat festival under way amid row

Monday, June 22nd 2015, 12:18

An annual dog-meat festival in south-west China is taking place on Monday amid uproar from animal rights activists.
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VIDEO: Protests at China dog meat festival

Monday, June 22nd 2015, 12:02
related places: Yulin

Protests over the health and safety of the dog meat trade take place in Yulin, southern China, where a traditional festival is taking place.
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Italy seeks 300 over China 'fraud'

Sunday, June 21st 2015, 2:44
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Milan

Italian prosecutors want to indict the Bank of China's Milan branch and almost 300 people over a money-laundering scheme.
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VIDEO: China's brand new islands

Sunday, June 21st 2015, 0:04

China has been building new islands in the South China Sea to the alarm of its neighbours.
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Hundreds attack China police station

Saturday, June 20th 2015, 10:56
related places: Hunan

Police in central China arrest 13 people after an attack on a police station in Hunan province by hundreds of villagers.
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China to rent Russian land for crops

Friday, June 19th 2015, 15:31
related countries: Russia Russia

A Chinese company is in talks with Russia about renting up to 115,000 hectares of land in eastern Siberia for farming.
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Hershey cuts sales forecast and jobs

Friday, June 19th 2015, 14:12
related countries: United States United States
related places: Hershey

US chocolate firm Hershey trims its annual sales growth forecast, and cuts 300 jobs, blaming weak sales in China.
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China stocks in worst week since 2008

Friday, June 19th 2015, 8:56

Chinese stock markets suffered their worst week since 2008, with prices hit by a flurry of IPOs and concerns about stricter trading rules.
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US and China try to build alliances

Thursday, June 18th 2015, 21:32
related countries: United States United States

China-US fight over chairs and power
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How Beijing residents are outing smokers

Thursday, June 18th 2015, 19:52
related places: Beijing

A message board is being used to post photos of smokers defying a citywide ban
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HK lawmakers shun Beijing poll plan

Thursday, June 18th 2015, 15:50
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong
related places: Beijing

Legislators in Hong Kong reject a controversial Beijing-backed election reform proposal, after a day of impassioned debate.
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VIDEO: HK election reforms rejected

Thursday, June 18th 2015, 13:05
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong
related places: Beijing

Legislators in Hong Kong have rejected a controversial Beijing-backed election reform package that sparked mass protests last year.
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VIDEO: House washed away in China floods

Thursday, June 18th 2015, 9:30
related places: Hubei

Chinese TV footage shows houses washed away and people rescued after torrential rainfall caused flooding in China's Hubei and Jiangsu province.
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VIDEO: China to crack down on Uighur runaways

Wednesday, June 17th 2015, 22:51

The Chinese government has pledged to crack down on Uighurs who, it says, are escaping and signing up with Islamic State.
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VIDEO: Giant crane collapse in China

Wednesday, June 17th 2015, 15:27

A crane collapses in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of southern China after heavy rains hit the area.
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China deports UK investigator couple

Wednesday, June 17th 2015, 11:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British investigator and his wife who were jailed in China as part of the GSK corruption scandal have been deported back to the UK, their son says.
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Heavy metal art for Ai Weiwei show

Tuesday, June 16th 2015, 10:18

A monumental work by Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei will be the heaviest sculpture ever shown at the Royal Academy of Arts.
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China to 'complete' land reclamation

Tuesday, June 16th 2015, 5:28

China will complete a series of controversial land reclamation projects in the South China Sea "soon", the foreign ministry says.
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China ‘deserves credit’ for renewables

Monday, June 15th 2015, 21:03

China should be given more credit for its investment in clean electricity, the head of the International Energy Agency says.
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China's teenage spin doctors

Monday, June 15th 2015, 17:48

Chinese university places unusual job ad
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Snowden 'smeared by UK officials'

Monday, June 15th 2015, 16:04
related countries: Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Claims that Russia and China have accessed documents stolen by whistleblower Edward Snowden are a "smear" by UK "cowards", a journalist says.
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China revises down Yangtze survivors

Monday, June 15th 2015, 9:17

Chinese authorities say only 12 people survived the Yangtze River cruise ship disaster, not 14 as originally thought.
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Ex PetroChina vice-chairman charged

Monday, June 15th 2015, 6:48

The former vice-chairman of China's biggest state-owned oil and gas producer, PetroChina, is being charged with corruption.
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UK spies 'moved over Snowden files'

Sunday, June 14th 2015, 17:18
related countries: Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK intelligence agents have been moved because Russia and China have information from files stolen by whistleblower Edward Snowden, a newspaper claims.
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Hackers 'hit US military data'

Saturday, June 13th 2015, 1:33
related countries: United States United States

Hackers with suspected links to China appear to have accessed sensitive data on US intelligence and military personnel, officials say.
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The fall of Zhou Yongkang

Friday, June 12th 2015, 23:32

The fall of one of China's most powerful men
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China jails top leader for corruption

Thursday, June 11th 2015, 15:11

China's former security chief Zhou Yongkang is jailed for life, the most senior politician to face corruption charges under Communist rule.
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China children 'pesticide deaths'

Thursday, June 11th 2015, 12:04

Police are investigating the apparent pesticide poisoning of four abandoned siblings in rural south-west China.
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BP: Demand for energy 'slowing'

Wednesday, June 10th 2015, 15:12

The growth in global demand for energy sources like oil and gas has slowed to late-90s levels, largely due to China's refocusing on energy alternatives, a BP report suggests.
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Aung San Suu Kyi arrives in China

Wednesday, June 10th 2015, 10:26

Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar's opposition leader, arrives in China for the first time at a time of tension between the two countries.
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China shares down on MSCI delay

Wednesday, June 10th 2015, 9:31
related countries: United States United States
related places: Market

Mainland Chinese shares close lower on Wednesday after the US index provider MSCI held off including China-listed shares in a key benchmark index
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Alibaba boss in US charm offensive

Tuesday, June 9th 2015, 19:51
related countries: United States United States

The boss of the Chinese internet firm Alibaba, Jack Ma, tells the US "we need more American products for China".
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Chinese 'to release' UK investigator

Tuesday, June 9th 2015, 15:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British company investigator Peter Humphrey is to be released early from a Chinese jail, according to reports.
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High stakes in China's gaokao exam

Tuesday, June 9th 2015, 12:57

Stories from China's high-stakes examination
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Five dead in China 'mass shooting'

Tuesday, June 9th 2015, 7:23
related places: Hebei

Four people and a suspected gunman die and several are injured in a rare shooting in a village in China's Hebei province, state media report.
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Chinese armpit hair competition triggers online debate

Monday, June 8th 2015, 20:44

The competition that sparked an armpit hair debate in China
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DNA collected from China ship dead

Monday, June 8th 2015, 10:55

China completes the DNA collection needed to identify the 432 bodies recovered so far from the Yangtze boat disaster.
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China exports fall for a third month

Monday, June 8th 2015, 3:22

Exports in the world's second largest economy, China, fall for a third consecutive month in May, showing slowing demand.
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China sees greenhouse gas 'progress'

Sunday, June 7th 2015, 23:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

China's greenhouse gas emissions could start to decline within 10 years, says a London School of Economics report.
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VIDEO: China ship capsize victims mourned

Sunday, June 7th 2015, 16:50

Rescuers and relatives of those who died when a Chinese cruise ship capsized on the River Yangtze have gathered to mourn their loss.
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Ceremonies held for China ship dead

Sunday, June 7th 2015, 11:58

Mourning ceremonies are held to remember the hundreds of people who died in Monday's Yangtze cruise ship disaster.
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Canada Women 1-0 China Women

Sunday, June 7th 2015, 6:48
related countries: Canada Canada

Christine Sinclair scores a late penalty for hosts Canada as they beat China in the first game of the Women's World Cup.
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Hundreds more China ship dead found

Saturday, June 6th 2015, 7:16

The Chinese authorities put the death toll from the Yangtze River cruise ship disaster at 396 as emergency workers continue to search the vessel.
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US facing 'dedicated' hacking enemy

Friday, June 5th 2015, 18:34
related countries: United States United States

The US says it faces a "dedicated adversary" and an "ever evolving threat" to the nation's cyber security, after a major data breach.
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Relatives demand China ship answers

Friday, June 5th 2015, 17:35

Relatives of the 400 people missing, feared dead, after their ship capsized on China's Yangtze River express their anger at government officials.
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Suu Kyi to visit China next week

Friday, June 5th 2015, 15:06

Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar's opposition leader, will visit China for the first time next week at a time of tension between the two countries.
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VIDEO: View from Yangtze as recovery begins

Friday, June 5th 2015, 14:11

The Chinese authorities begin recovering the bodies of victims after successfully righting the capsized ship.
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VIDEO: China police block BBC filming at protest

Friday, June 5th 2015, 12:40

Relatives of missing passengers who were on board the Chinese cruise ship that sank on Monday stage a protest.
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China rights capsized Yangtze ship

Friday, June 5th 2015, 4:50

Chinese salvagers right cruise ship the Eastern Star, which capsized in the Yangtze River, but more than 300 people are still missing.
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VIDEO: Hong Kong holds Tiananmen memorial

Thursday, June 4th 2015, 23:28
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong
related places: Beijing

Commemorations are held in Hong Kong to mark 26 years since the pro-democracy demonstrations in Beijing's Tiananmen Square.
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VIDEO: Recovery work begins on China ship

Thursday, June 4th 2015, 23:18

John Sudworth is given access to see the recovery operation of the ship which capsized on China's Yangtze River.
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China rescuers find dozens of bodies

Thursday, June 4th 2015, 13:20

Rescuers pull dozens of bodies from a capsized cruise ship in China's Yangtze River, as authorities promise "no cover-up" over the disaster.
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Why did cruise ship capsize?

Thursday, June 4th 2015, 8:47

Why did Chinese cruise ship capsize in Yangtze?
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China boat relatives in angry protest

Thursday, June 4th 2015, 4:29

Relatives of some of the hundreds missing after a boat capsized on China's Yangtze River break through police cordons at the site as they protest against a lack of information.
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VIDEO: China ship relatives' 'anger rising'

Thursday, June 4th 2015, 3:08

Relatives of some of the nearly 400 people missing after a cruise ship capsized on China's Yangtze River have staged a protest near the sinking site.
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Hopes fade in Yangtze boat rescue

Wednesday, June 3rd 2015, 15:10

Divers spend the night searching a cruise ship which capsized in China's Yangtze River, but the death toll rises to 18 and hundreds are still missing.
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VIDEO: Forensic teams gather at Yangtze site

Wednesday, June 3rd 2015, 6:11

John Sudworth watches as the Chinese authorities prepare to recover bodies from a capsized boat on the Yangtze River.
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'Race against time' in China capsize

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015, 23:04

Chinese rescuers are in a "race against time" to find survivors among hundreds of people missing in a capsized cruise ship on the Yangtze River.
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Why do so many Chinese students choose US universities?

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015, 21:02
related countries: United States United States
related places: Why

Why do so many Chinese students choose US colleges?
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Hundreds missing as China ship sinks

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015, 16:11

Five people are dead and hundreds are missing after a cruise ship with more than 450 people, mostly elderly tourists, capsizes on China's Yangtze River.
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VIDEO: State TV shows rescue of woman

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015, 12:02
related places: Hubei

Footage has emerged showing the rescue of a woman after a cruise ship carrying more than 450 people capsized in a storm on the Yangtze River in China's southern Hubei province.
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Chinese dog-eating festival outrages foreigners

Monday, June 1st 2015, 20:12

International campaign targets Chinese festival
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China hospital ballot over Mers case

Monday, June 1st 2015, 18:34
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Nurses at a hospital in China reportedly draw lots to decide who should treat a South Korean patient with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers).
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Beijing bans smoking in public

Monday, June 1st 2015, 16:14
related places: Beijing

Smoking is now banned in restaurants, offices and on public transport in China's capital, Beijing, after existing rules are toughened up.
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KFC sues over 'eight-legged chicken'

Monday, June 1st 2015, 15:33

KFC is to sue three Chinese companies after they made claims about its food - including one saying its chickens have eight legs.
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Weather forces Solar Impulse landing

Monday, June 1st 2015, 10:25
related countries: Japan Japan

Poor weather forces solar-powered plane Solar Impulse to make unscheduled stop in Japan en route from China to Hawaii.
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US vows to play 'pivotal' Asia role

Monday, June 1st 2015, 9:10
related countries: United States United States
related places: Asia

US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter says the US will continue to play a "pivotal" role in Asia, amid fresh tensions over China's maritime claims.
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VIDEO: Beijing smokers on city's smoking ban

Sunday, May 31st 2015, 23:01
related places: Beijing

Martin Patience tests the mood among Beijing diners ahead of the city introducing a ban on smoking in public.
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Solar plane begins Pacific crossing

Saturday, May 30th 2015, 23:28
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Swiss pilot Andre Borschberg begins his bid to cross the Pacific, from China to Hawaii, in the zero-fuel Solar Impulse aeroplane.
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VIDEO: Take-off for Solar Impulse 2

Saturday, May 30th 2015, 19:39

Solar Impulse, a plane powered entirely by the sun, takes off on the most difficult leg of its mission to fly a solar plane around the world from China to Hawaii.
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VIDEO: Splashdown for tightrope competitor

Saturday, May 30th 2015, 17:21

Tightrope walkers compete in China but not all competitors making the crossing smoothly.
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US demands China halt reclamations

Saturday, May 30th 2015, 7:59
related countries: United States United States

The US calls for an "immediate halt" to land reclamation in disputed areas of the South China Sea, saying China is "out of step" with international rules.
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India's economy surges by 7.5%

Friday, May 29th 2015, 13:58

India's economy grows 7.5% in the three months to March, above expectations and outpacing China's economic expansion.
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China on alert after first Mers case

Friday, May 29th 2015, 12:50

China is trying to track at least 193 people who may have come in contact with a man with Mers - the country's first confirmed case of the virus.
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Top fugitive set for China return

Friday, May 29th 2015, 11:46
related countries: United States United States

A former senior official described as China's most wanted fugitive, accused of embezzling more than $40m, is set to be extradited from the US.
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Imax to list China unit in Hong Kong

Friday, May 29th 2015, 6:41
related countries: Canada Canada, Hong Kong Hong Kong

Imax, the Canadian maker of widescreen cinema theatres, is planning an initial public offering (IPO) of its China unit in Hong Kong.
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China executes teacher for abuse

Friday, May 29th 2015, 5:34

China's top court says it has executed a primary school teacher found guilty of raping or sexually abusing 26 girls.
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US charges Chinese in testing scam

Thursday, May 28th 2015, 18:35
related countries: United States United States
related places: Justice

The US Department of Justice has charged 15 Chinese nationals with developing a scheme to have imposters take university entrance exams.
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Concern over Mers spread in S Korea

Thursday, May 28th 2015, 18:21
related countries: South Korea South Korea

Concern is growing in South Korea over the spread of the Mers virus after a man defied quarantine to travel to China.
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Burnt China care home 'poorly built'

Thursday, May 28th 2015, 10:31
related places: Henan

China says a Henan nursing home which caught fire killing 38 people was poorly constructed, and top-level prosecutors are investigating.
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Lenovo phone beams virtual keyboard

Thursday, May 28th 2015, 10:27

Chinese electronics giant Lenovo has unveiled a phone with a built-in laser projector that can be used to display a virtual keyboard or display.
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Johnson-Thompson 'ready' for Worlds

Thursday, May 28th 2015, 9:35
related places: Beijing

Heptathlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson says she would be disappointed not to win a World Championships medal in Beijing this year.
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VIDEO: China's new law-enforcement gadgets

Wednesday, May 27th 2015, 22:31

The BBC's John Sudworth reports from the annual Beijing Police Equipment Expo, an event showcasing the latest law-enforcement gadgetry at the disposal of China's ruling Communist Party.
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