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Further allegations hit Tianjin firm

Wednesday, August 19th 2015, 12:07
related places: Tianjin

The owners of the firm whose warehouse exploded in Tianjin last week used connections to get licences to store hazardous chemicals, Chinese media report.
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Coe named head of world athletics

Wednesday, August 19th 2015, 8:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Beijing

New IAAF president faces big challenge
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China shares up on central bank boost

Wednesday, August 19th 2015, 7:49

Chinese shares picked up at the end of trading after the central bank stepped in to calm investors nervous after a 6% fall on Tuesday.
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VIDEO: Fury in Tianjin one week after blasts

Wednesday, August 19th 2015, 6:36
related places: Tianjin

It has been one week since a series of explosions in the Chinese city of Tianjin killed at least 114 people, and there is growing anger among residents who are demanding compensation.
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Chinese web giant takes stake in Kik

Wednesday, August 19th 2015, 0:39
related countries: Canada Canada

Chinese internet giant Tencent takes a $50m stake in Canadian messaging company Kik Interactive.
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Doubts over Tianjin firm licence

Tuesday, August 18th 2015, 7:27
related places: Tianjin

The Chinese firm whose chemical warehouse exploded last week only obtained a proper licence in June, Xinhua reports as mourners honour the dead.
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VIDEO: China's internet singing stars

Tuesday, August 18th 2015, 1:48

Live performance websites are flourishing in China, earning millions of dollars and gaining millions of fans.
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Bundesbank sees 'solid' German growth

Monday, August 17th 2015, 11:54
related countries: Germany Germany

Economic growth in Germany is set to be "solid" in the second half of the year, the Bundesbank says, while China's weakness could affect the global economy.
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Puppy becomes China blast symbol

Monday, August 17th 2015, 10:26
related places: Tianjin

A stray mongrel puppy rescued from the heart of the Tianjin blast site captures the imagination of thousands on Chinese social media, seeing it as a symbol of hope amid the devastation.
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China blasts affect car production

Monday, August 17th 2015, 10:09
related places: Tianjin

Toyota and John Deere say they will halt operations at plants near China's Tianjin port, where explosions last week killed more than 100 people.
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Tianjin protests demand compensation

Monday, August 17th 2015, 9:30
related places: Tianjin

Residents whose homes were damaged by the Tianjin explosions on 12 August stage protests calling for compensation from the Chinese government.
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China 'hunting expat in the US'

Monday, August 17th 2015, 9:08
related countries: United States United States

China is searching for the brother of a former top aide to ex-Chinese President Hu Jintao in the United States, media reports.
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China premier visits scene of blasts

Sunday, August 16th 2015, 21:48
related places: Tianjin

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang visits the victims of last week's explosions at a chemical warehouse in the port of Tianjin, where 95 are still missing.
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Gemili out of World Championships

Sunday, August 16th 2015, 14:11
related places: Beijing

European 200m champion Adam Gemili is withdrawn from the World Athletics Championships in Beijing on medical advice.
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Billionaire Soros sells Alibaba stock

Sunday, August 16th 2015, 11:19

The fund owned by the influential billionaire George Soros sells most of its shares in the Chinese internet firm Alibaba.
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Dozens still missing in China blasts

Sunday, August 16th 2015, 7:50
related places: Tianjin

Ninety-five people, most of them firefighters, are still missing four days after the multiple blasts in Tianjin. Chinese officials say.
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China orders evacuation of blast area

Sunday, August 16th 2015, 3:26
related places: Tianjin

The Chinese authorities order the evacuation of residents within a 3km radius of the Tianjin blast site as sodium cyanide is confirmed nearby.
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Saturday, August 15th 2015, 23:53

The stomach that became a meme - and more trends
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VIDEO: Tianjin blasts: 'It's like a ghost town'

Saturday, August 15th 2015, 19:32
related places: Tianjin

Mechanical engineer Roy Keld goes back into the exclusion zone in China's Tianjin and describes it as a "ghost town".
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VIDEO: Man found alive near China blast site

Saturday, August 15th 2015, 10:48
related places: Tianjin

A man has been found alive by Chinese rescuers, just 50 metres from the epicentre of the Tianjin blast.
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Death toll rises after Tianjin blast

Saturday, August 15th 2015, 3:35
related places: Tianjin

Eighty-five people are now known to have been killed in giant explosions in the Chinese port of Tianjin on Wednesday, local officials say.
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The lost Sino-Japanese war photos

Friday, August 14th 2015, 23:06
related countries: Japan Japan

New photos shed light on China-Japan war history
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VIDEO: Chinese collector of Japan WWII photos

Friday, August 14th 2015, 23:03
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Qingdao

Zou Dehuai from Qingdao in China is an avid collector of personal photo albums which belonged to Japanese soldiers in World War Two.
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China orders chemicals crackdown

Friday, August 14th 2015, 18:50
related places: Tianjin

China orders a nationwide check on chemical storage and a crackdown on illegal activities in the wake of the Tianjin disaster.
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Japan PM's 'profound grief' over WW2

Friday, August 14th 2015, 16:44
related countries: Japan Japan, South Korea South Korea

PM Shinzo Abe expresses "profound grief" over Japan's role in World War Two, in a statement closely watched by its neighbours.
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VIDEO: 'Dashcam' films China blast shockwave

Friday, August 14th 2015, 12:55

Footage from a camera mounted on a car dashboard has emerged showing the shockwaves from the two massive China explosions.
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Fires still burn at China blast site

Friday, August 14th 2015, 11:27
related places: Tianjin

Fires are still burning at the site of two huge explosions in the Chinese city of Tianjin, some 36 hours after the blasts killed dozens of people.
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China to continue market support

Friday, August 14th 2015, 10:31

China says it will continue to stabilise the stock market for "a number of years".
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Chemical team probes China blast site

Thursday, August 13th 2015, 21:45
related places: Tianjin

The Chinese army sends more than 200 specialists in handling chemicals to Tianjin, where two explosions have left 50 dead and 700 injured, state media report.
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VIDEO: Devastation inside China blast zone

Thursday, August 13th 2015, 21:31
related places: Tianjin

Massive explosions have hit China's northern city of Tianjin, leaving dozens of people dead and hundreds more injured.
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VIDEO: Aerial tour of China explosions site

Thursday, August 13th 2015, 20:44
related places: Tianjin

BBC News takes a closer look at the area around the site of the fatal explosions in the northern city of Tianjin in China.
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Dozens killed in China explosions

Thursday, August 13th 2015, 14:07
related places: Tianjin

Huge explosions in an industrial area of the Chinese port city of Tianjin leave at least 50 dead and more than 700 people injured.
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Lenovo cuts jobs as profits halve

Thursday, August 13th 2015, 9:31

Chinese computer and smartphone maker Lenovo announces 3,200 job cuts as it reports a halving of quarterly profits.
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Asian stocks rise despite lower yuan

Thursday, August 13th 2015, 8:35

Asian stock markets are mostly higher, despite the value of China's yuan falling for a third consecutive day.
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VIDEO: Dismay as church crosses removed in China

Thursday, August 13th 2015, 4:59

Christian groups in China have told the BBC they are increasingly worried that the authorities are targeting them because of their religion.
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Travelling into Tianjin blast zone

Thursday, August 13th 2015, 4:12
related places: Tianjin

Tweets and images from BBC producer Xinyan Yu as she travelled to the scene of the massive explosion in the Chinese port city of Tianjin.
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Massive blasts hit north China city

Thursday, August 13th 2015, 4:06
related places: Tianjin

At least 17 people are killed and hundreds injured, state media report, as huge explosions rock the northern Chinese port city of Tianjin.
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China allows further drop in yuan

Thursday, August 13th 2015, 3:47
related countries: United States United States

China sets the guide rate for the yuan lower for a third consecutive day, in a week which has seen the currency's biggest fall in two decades.
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VIDEO: How social media told China blast story

Thursday, August 13th 2015, 1:02
related places: Tianjin

The BBC's Rico Hizon describes how social media spread the news about a fatal explosion in the northern port city of Tianjin, China.
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VIDEO: Why is China's currency so important?

Wednesday, August 12th 2015, 21:33

China's Central Bank devalues its national currency for the second day in a row - sparking turmoil in global financial markets.
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VIDEO: 'I woke in a panic and the sky was red'

Wednesday, August 12th 2015, 21:06
related places: Tianjin

An eyewitness has described the moment a huge explosion hit a major port and industrial area in China's northern city of Tianjin.
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VIDEO: World reactions on yuan devaluation

Wednesday, August 12th 2015, 17:53

For the second day in a row, China has cut the value of its currency, the yuan.
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VIDEO: China's yuan currency devalues again

Wednesday, August 12th 2015, 15:32

China's Central Bank has again cut the guiding rate for the national currency, the yuan, a day after Tuesday's record 1.9% devaluation.
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Alibaba revenues miss expectations

Wednesday, August 12th 2015, 15:07

Profits from Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba miss forecasts as it reported its slowest quarterly growth in three years.
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Sculptor denounces Chinese 'copy'

Wednesday, August 12th 2015, 15:01

Artist Anish Kapoor complains of plagiarism following reports that a sculpture similar to one he made for Chicago has been constructed in China.
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China currency falls for second day

Wednesday, August 12th 2015, 10:20

China's commerce ministry says a lower yuan will help exports, as the Central Bank cuts the currency's rate against the dollar for a second day.
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Dozens missing in China landslide

Wednesday, August 12th 2015, 4:39

At least 26 people are missing after a landslide in China's northwest Shaanxi province, state media report.
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Markets down as yuan sinks further

Wednesday, August 12th 2015, 2:31

Asian shares are lower as China's central bank cuts the value of the yuan against the dollar for a second consecutive day.
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China devaluation 'watched' in US

Tuesday, August 11th 2015, 21:34
related countries: United States United States

China's central bank devalues the yuan to its lowest rate against the US dollar in almost three years, prompting a cautious response from the US.
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US stocks hit after yuan devaluation

Tuesday, August 11th 2015, 21:03
related countries: United States United States

US stocks fall after China's surprise devaluation of the yuan, sending the currency to a three-year low against the dollar.
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VIDEO: Why has China devalued the yuan?

Tuesday, August 11th 2015, 14:47

China has devalued its currency by the biggest amount ever, knocking nearly 2% off its value.
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Shares jump on Alibaba-Suning deal

Tuesday, August 11th 2015, 4:20
related places: Suning

Alibaba and Suning stocks jump on news that the Chinese online giant will take a major stake in the offline retailer.
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VIDEO: Scars of China's organ trafficking trade

Tuesday, August 11th 2015, 0:04

A shortage of organ donors has created a lucrative black market in China, a BBC investigation has found.
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China's black market for organ donations

Monday, August 10th 2015, 23:07

China's thriving black market for human organs
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China corruption general sentenced

Monday, August 10th 2015, 17:04

A Chinese military court gives a former general a suspended death sentence for crimes including bribery, abuse of power and misuse of public funds.
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Alibaba to buy stake in Suning

Monday, August 10th 2015, 10:56
related places: Suning

Chinese online retail giant Alibaba says it will invest $4.6bn in electronics chain Suning, one of China's largest physical retailers, to integrate online and offline commerce.
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China shares jump despite weak data

Monday, August 10th 2015, 8:58

Shares in mainland China jump despite the world's second largest economy reporting weak export data over the weekend.
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The Stilwell Road 70 years on

Monday, August 10th 2015, 0:59
related countries: India India

Images from the WW2 route linking India and China
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China typhoon leaves trail of damage

Monday, August 10th 2015, 0:53

Powerful Typhoon Soudelor causes mudslides and floods in parts of south-eastern China, leaving at least 14 people dead.
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China's inflation rise misses target

Sunday, August 9th 2015, 10:04

China's consumer inflation rate hit its highest level this year in July, edging up to 1.6% from 1.4% the month before, well below a government target of about 3%.
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VIDEO: Angry MH370 relatives demand answers

Friday, August 7th 2015, 14:29

Chinese relatives of passengers from the missing flight MH370 have staged a protest in Bejing for the third day running.
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Weak Jaguar sales hit Tata profit

Friday, August 7th 2015, 14:09

Tata Motors sees quarterly profits almost halve due to weak sales of Jaguar Land Rover in China.
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China shares gain on funding reports

Friday, August 7th 2015, 8:29

Mainland Chinese shares make solid gains after reports that a government agency and Chinese funds are looking to add billions into the market.
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VIDEO: MH370 families' anger at meeting access

Friday, August 7th 2015, 4:08
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia
related places: Beijing

Some of the Chinese relatives of the passengers on board flight MH370 have been protesting outside the Malaysian Airlines offices in Beijing.
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Chinese shares continue to fall

Thursday, August 6th 2015, 6:50

Mainland Chinese shares trade lower, extending losses from the previous day, despite recent government actions to stabilise markets.
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Adams will not defend shot put title

Wednesday, August 5th 2015, 22:18
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Beijing

New Zealand shot-putter Valerie Adams will not defend the world title she has held since 2007 in Beijing this month.
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China detains 'cross row' Christians

Wednesday, August 5th 2015, 9:00

China detains seven Christians for embezzlement, but their lawyer says they are being punished for protesting against their church cross being removed.
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Loss of world's rarest ape charted

Wednesday, August 5th 2015, 2:10
related places: Hainan

The decline of the Hainan gibbon - the world's rarest primate - has been revealed by a trawl through historical Chinese documents.
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Furore over China egg freezing ban

Tuesday, August 4th 2015, 15:31
related countries: United States United States

There is intense debate in China over a ban on women freezing their eggs, after an actress revealed that she used the procedure in the US.
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China Olympic song: Frozen rip-off?

Tuesday, August 4th 2015, 11:20

Internet users spot a striking similarity between China's Winter Olympics theme tune a hit song from the Disney musical Frozen.
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The wonder of a rainbow in Beijing

Tuesday, August 4th 2015, 6:12
related places: Beijing

It probably isn't the first time a rainbow has landed in China but it is rare enough for thousands to upload photographs in an explosion of delight at the mere sight of one in smog-ridden Beijing.
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Asian markets lower on China data

Monday, August 3rd 2015, 8:20
related countries: United States United States
related places: August

Asian shares start August lower as disappointing economic data from the US and China weighed on investors' confidence.
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China factory activity shrinks again

Monday, August 3rd 2015, 3:15

Factory activity in the world's second largest economy, China, shrank the most in two years in July as new orders fell more than expected.
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VIDEO: BBC presenters dancing with lions

Monday, August 3rd 2015, 1:18
related countries: Singapore Singapore

Chinese lions, oranges and drummers help BBC Newsday presenters Rico Hizon and Sharanjit Leyl, celebrate the opening of the BBC's new studio in Singapore.
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Viagra 'added to Chinese alcohol'

Sunday, August 2nd 2015, 11:59

Two distillers in China added Viagra to thousands of bottles of spirits and told customers it had "health-preserving qualities", food officials say.
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Ai Weiwei to get six-month UK visa

Friday, July 31st 2015, 16:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Home Secretary Theresa May orders officials to issue Chinese artist Ai Weiwei a full six-month visa, reversing an earlier decision to restrict his entry.
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VIDEO: Beijing to host 2022 Winter Olympics

Friday, July 31st 2015, 11:34

Beijing is chosen to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, becoming the first city ever to host both a summer and winter games.
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Chinese scrutiny and Olympic 'openness'

Friday, July 31st 2015, 11:25

Sensitivity and suspicion surround China's 2022 bid
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Beijing to host 2022 Winter Olympics

Friday, July 31st 2015, 11:00
related countries: Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
related places: Almaty

Beijing has been chosen to host the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics, beating the bid of Kazakhstan city Almaty.
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Taiwan ministry stormed by students

Friday, July 31st 2015, 8:46
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Hundreds of students in Taiwan storm the education ministry, protesting against proposed changes to the curriculum which they say promote a pro-China view.
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China shares lower amid crackdown

Friday, July 31st 2015, 1:51

Chinese shares fall on Friday as the government restricted several trading accounts for suspected irregularities.
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VIDEO: Beijing's bid for 2022 Winter Olympics

Thursday, July 30th 2015, 23:21
related countries: Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
related places: Almaty, Beijing

A decision is soon to be made on who will host the 2022 Winter Olympics, with Beijing in China or Almaty in Kazakhstan the two possible options.
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China ex-general in corruption probe

Thursday, July 30th 2015, 17:02

Former high-ranking Chinese army figure Guo Boxiong is expelled from the Communist Party amid corruption allegations.
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India 'to overtake China' by 2022

Thursday, July 30th 2015, 13:02

India is set to overtake China to become the most populous nation by 2022 - six years earlier than previously predicted, a new UN study finds.
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Ai Weiwei denied six-month UK visa

Thursday, July 30th 2015, 12:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is refused a six-month visa by the British government amid claims he lied on his visa application form.
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China mall blamed for escalator death

Wednesday, July 29th 2015, 17:46

A Chinese shopping mall and the manufacturers of one of its escalators were to blame for the death of a young mother, investigators say.
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Chinese shares end three-day slide

Wednesday, July 29th 2015, 10:50

Shares in mainland China bounced back significantly as the government's moves to reassure investors restores some stability to the market.
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Erdogan in China amid Uighur tension

Wednesday, July 29th 2015, 3:01
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is in China for a state visit, following recent tensions over the treatment of China's Uighur minority.
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Ford warns on China car demand

Tuesday, July 28th 2015, 17:08

Ford has predicted industry-wide sales will be flat or fall in China this year - the world's biggest car market.
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China shares continue to slide

Tuesday, July 28th 2015, 8:28

Shares in mainland China continued their slide on Tuesday, a day after the Shanghai Composite index saw its biggest one-day drop in eight years.
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Apple 'fake factory' raided in China

Monday, July 27th 2015, 23:45

A factory which officials say made up to 41,000 fake Apple iPhones is raided in China, leading to nine arrests.
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Baidu profits miss expectations

Monday, July 27th 2015, 22:35
related places: Baidu

China's biggest online search engine Baidu missed analysts' expectations as profits took a hit from investment redirected elsewhere.
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VIDEO: Panic grips China's stock market

Monday, July 27th 2015, 17:47

Shares in mainland China have recorded their biggest one-day fall for more than eight years following a sell-off towards the end of the trading day.
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China says share purchase continues

Monday, July 27th 2015, 17:24

In an effort to prop up its stock market, Chinese regulators said they are continuing their purchase of shares.
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China shares tumble more than 8%

Monday, July 27th 2015, 10:31

Shares in China record their biggest one-day fall for more than eight years after weak data raises concerns about the health of economy.
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