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China hits back at US over islands

Wednesday, October 14th 2015, 12:02
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

China hits back at the US over Washington's plans to sail warships in the South China Sea, in a fresh row over disputed islands.
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Chinese inflation eases to 1.6%

Wednesday, October 14th 2015, 9:11

Consumer price inflation in China slowed by more than expected in September, official figures have revealed.
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VIDEO: Giant panda gives birth to twins

Wednesday, October 14th 2015, 8:44
related countries: Canada Canada

A giant panda has given birth to twins at Toronto Zoo - the first panda cubs to be born in Canada since the zoo was loaned two of the bears by China in 2014.
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Chinese debate over 'filial piety tax'

Wednesday, October 14th 2015, 7:49

A Chinese company's policy of making employees give part of their salary to their parents sparks debate about the limits of filial piety.
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Asian shares down on China data

Wednesday, October 14th 2015, 1:56

Asian shares were mostly in negative territory on Wednesday as investors continued to digest disappointing Chinese trade figures released on Tuesday, and as China's latest inflation numbers were released.
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VIDEO: Baby born on board long-haul flight

Wednesday, October 14th 2015, 0:49

A woman has given birth during a Los Angeles-bound China Airlines flight after unexpectedly going into labour.
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China's imports see sharp fall

Tuesday, October 13th 2015, 11:08

China saw a sharp fall in the value of its imports last month, figures show, raising further questions over the strength of its economy.
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Outrage over China cabin crew 'ritual'

Tuesday, October 13th 2015, 7:07

Photos of female cabin crew being "forced" to lie in overhead luggage compartments as part of an "industry ritual" spark outrage on Chinese social media.
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Former top China energy chief jailed

Monday, October 12th 2015, 10:29

The former chief of China's biggest oil firm, Jiang Jiemin, is sentenced to 16 years in prison for accepting bribes, state media say.
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China arrests hackers at US bidding

Monday, October 12th 2015, 10:23
related countries: United States United States

Chinese police have arrested hackers after the US government supplied them with a list of cybercrime suspects, the Washington Post reports.
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Volkswagen recalls Chinese cars

Monday, October 12th 2015, 7:23

Volkswagen recalls almost 2,000 cars in China as the country's environment ministry launches an investigation into the scandal.
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VIDEO: Instagram project reveals China life

Sunday, October 11th 2015, 21:36

Determined to show the world a more nuanced view of China, Kevin Frayer founded the Eyes on China project on Instagram, which is banned in the country.
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Showing another side of China - via Instagram

Sunday, October 11th 2015, 19:57

Startling pictures showing China - but not as you know it
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Djokovic thrashes Nadal in China

Sunday, October 11th 2015, 13:55
related places: Beijing

Novak Djokovic beats Rafael Nadal 6-2 6-2 to win his sixth China Open title in Beijing, while Garbine Muguruza wins the women's title.
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Japan woman 'held in China for spying'

Sunday, October 11th 2015, 13:20
related countries: Japan Japan

A Japanese woman is being detained by the Chinese authorities on suspicion of spying, according to Japanese media reports.
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Nadal faces Djokovic in China final

Saturday, October 10th 2015, 13:59
related countries: Italy Italy

Rafael Nadal will face world number one Novak Djokovic in Sunday's China Open final, the Spaniard's sixth singles final of 2015.
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VIDEO: Huge waterspouts filmed in China

Friday, October 9th 2015, 16:27
related places: Dalian

Footage of spectacular waterspouts filmed off the coast of Dalian, has been broadcast on Chinese TV.
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VIDEO: 4K camera films drone-like video

Friday, October 9th 2015, 14:07

The Chinese drone-maker DJI unveils a camera-on-a-stick that captures the kind of smooth video typically associated with drones.
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VIDEO: Stuck in Beijing's huge traffic jam

Friday, October 9th 2015, 9:28
related places: Beijing

Travellers in China returning from a national holiday in rush hour create a huge traffic jam on the outskirts of Beijing.
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China faces smoking 'death epidemic'

Friday, October 9th 2015, 9:17

A new study warns that a third of all men currently under the age of 20 in China will die prematurely if they do not give up smoking.
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Chinese boy wedged under escalator dies

Friday, October 9th 2015, 5:11
related places: Chongqing

A four-year-old boy in the Chinese city of Chongqing dies after becoming wedged under an escalator handrail at a metro station, report local media.
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Lagarde: China not all 'doom and gloom'

Friday, October 9th 2015, 2:03

The head of the International Monetary Fund tells the BBC that the outlook for China, the world's second-largest economy, is not all "doom and gloom".
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Djokovic wins, Karlovic sets record

Thursday, October 8th 2015, 11:49

Novak Djokovic races into the China Open quarter-finals, while Ivo Karlovic sets a new record for career aces.
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Nadal reaches last eight in Beijing

Wednesday, October 7th 2015, 16:52
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Beijing

Rafael Nadal saves a set point on his way to beating Canada's Vasek Pospisil in round two of the China Open in Beijing.
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China's prawn scandal sparks consumer rights furore

Wednesday, October 7th 2015, 8:23

Pricey prawns cause outcry in China
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VIDEO: A symphony for China's dying language

Wednesday, October 7th 2015, 5:27
related places: Hunan

The Chinese language of Nu Shu was created by women for women in Hunan in the 13th century, and now it is being showcased in a new multimedia symphony.
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Former UN head charged with corruption

Tuesday, October 6th 2015, 17:28
related countries: United States United States

US authorities charge a former UN General Assembly president with taking bribes from a Chinese billionaire in return for help gaining contracts.
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Fifa fines HK over China anthem booing

Tuesday, October 6th 2015, 14:32
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Football Association (HKFA) is fined HK$40,000 ($5,160; £3,400) by Fifa after its fans booed the Chinese national anthem during a match.
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Edgy Nadal through in China Open

Tuesday, October 6th 2015, 12:01

Rafael Nadal has his serve broken four times by wildcard Wu Di before victory in the China Open first round.
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Diner balks at $200 prawn bill

Tuesday, October 6th 2015, 10:25

A customer in China is left with a bad taste in his mouth after a restaurant charged him over $200 for a plate of prawns that he thought would cost $6.
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VIDEO: Weather around the world

Monday, October 5th 2015, 14:11
related countries: France France, United States United States

Severe flooding in the French Riviera, a tornado spawned by Typhoon Mujigae in China and record rainfall across the Carolinas in the USA. BBC Weather's Nick Miller has the details.
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VIDEO: CCTV cameras cover all of Beijing

Monday, October 5th 2015, 12:14
related places: Beijing

Every corner of Beijing is now observable on the government's surveillance camera network - all to help prevent crime, say the police.
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Ai Weiwei 'finds bugging devices'

Monday, October 5th 2015, 9:51
related places: Beijing

Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei posts a number of pictures of what he says are listening devices found in his Beijing studio.
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World Bank cuts Asia growth forecast

Monday, October 5th 2015, 4:50
related countries: United States United States
related places: Asia

The World Bank cuts growth forecast for the Asia Pacific region, because of the risks posed from a sharp slowdown in China and raising US interest rates.
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VIDEO: Typhoon Mujigae rips through China

Monday, October 5th 2015, 4:20

A powerful typhoon and a tornado have hit south-eastern China, bringing strong winds and flooding.
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China biker held for clocking 237km/h

Sunday, October 4th 2015, 14:25
related places: Beijing

A motorcyclist who reached the speed of 237km/h (147mph) in Beijing and went viral on social media is held by police for dangerous driving.
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Konta run ended by Williams in China

Thursday, October 1st 2015, 15:39

Britain's Johanna Konta loses in three sets to former world number one Venus Williams in the Wuhan Open quarter-finals.
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CIA pulls staff from China after hack

Thursday, October 1st 2015, 11:25
related countries: United States United States
related places: Beijing

The CIA withdraws staff from the US embassy in Beijing, fearing data stolen from government computers could expose agents, the Washington Post reports.
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Fresh blast hits China's Guangxi

Thursday, October 1st 2015, 8:21

Chinese authorities are investigating a fresh explosion in Guangxi province, a day after a series of parcel bombs in the area killed seven people.
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Chinese manufacturing still shrinking

Thursday, October 1st 2015, 8:10

Factory activity in China continued to contract in September, according to the government's official manufacturing survey.
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Chinese 'parcel bombs' kill seven

Wednesday, September 30th 2015, 15:11

At least seven people are killed and dozens injured in a series of suspected parcel bomb blasts in the southern Chinese region of Guangxi.
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Japanese men held in China for spying

Wednesday, September 30th 2015, 9:09
related countries: Japan Japan

Two Japanese men have been detained in China since May accused of "carrying out espionage activities", China's foreign ministry confirms.
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Wednesday's gossip column

Wednesday, September 30th 2015, 6:21

Man Utd to let Valdes leave, Terry interests Chinese clubs, O'Neill offers Grealish best wishes, plus more.
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China fines Bombardier over venture

Wednesday, September 30th 2015, 3:51
related countries: Canada Canada

China fines Canadian train maker Bombardier and a local unit of train giant CRRC for setting up a joint venture without government approval.
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The gay marriage proposal that's the talk of China

Tuesday, September 29th 2015, 19:23

Two men getting engaged becomes the talk of China
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HK university rejects rights academic

Tuesday, September 29th 2015, 16:27
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

The University of Hong Kong decides not to appoint a human rights lawyer to one of its senior positions, raising fears of interference from China.
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Sharapova injured on China comeback

Monday, September 28th 2015, 16:09

Maria Sharapova retires with an arm injury during her comeback match at the Wuhan Open in China.
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China anger at Clinton feminists tweet

Monday, September 28th 2015, 11:20

From calling her a "big mouth" to making Monica Lewinsky jokes, Chinese media has reacted furiously at Hillary Clinton's comments on China's women's rights.
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Chinese smartphones mount web attack

Monday, September 28th 2015, 10:21

More than 650,000 Chinese smartphones have been unwittingly enrolled in a massive attack that overwhelmed a web server.
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VIDEO: Xi's UN 'gender equality' pledge criticised

Monday, September 28th 2015, 5:00

Lu Jun, an NGO director in New York, describes the arrest and jailing of his some of his colleagues who were working in the field of women's rights in China.
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China pledges $2bn for developing world

Saturday, September 26th 2015, 23:48

Chinese President Xi Jinping pledges to establish a $2bn (£1.3bn) fund to assist developing countries and to cancel debt for the least developed nations.
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Did Taiwan fans give Bon Jovi a bad name in China?

Saturday, September 26th 2015, 23:27
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Did Taiwanese bad medicine end Bon Jovi's China tour plan?
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Collision course? Rise of China a stress for the US

Saturday, September 26th 2015, 9:51
related countries: United States United States

Obama's brave face over China's rise
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US and China agree cybercrime truce

Friday, September 25th 2015, 22:15
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama and the Chinese leader, Xi Jinping, have said they will take new steps to address cybercrime.
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US panda cub is named Bei Bei

Friday, September 25th 2015, 20:53
related countries: United States United States

US First Lady Michelle Obama and Chinese First Lady Peng Liyuan reveal a name for the National Zoo's baby panda - Bei Bei.
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VIDEO: Obama and Xi hold news conference

Friday, September 25th 2015, 15:45
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

The US and Chinese presidents hold a joint news conference at the White House.
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VIDEO: Peston: China slowdown in 30 seconds (or less)

Friday, September 25th 2015, 15:35

BBC economics editor Robert Peston tries to explain why China's slowdown matters in three, six and 30 seconds.
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China wants 'win-win' ties with US

Friday, September 25th 2015, 14:38
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

China's President Xi Jinping calls for "win-win co-operation" with the US on his first state visit to Washington.
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China hails Osborne rights 'pragmatism'

Friday, September 25th 2015, 7:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Osborne, Xinjiang

UK Chancellor George Osborne is praised by Chinese state media for focusing on business ahead of human rights during his visit to Xinjiang.
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Nike profits jump as China sales soar

Friday, September 25th 2015, 6:23

Profits at the world's biggest sportswear maker, Nike, beat expectations, helped by a rapidly rising sales in China.
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Chinese firms urged to bid for HS2 work

Thursday, September 24th 2015, 12:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

George Osborne urges Chinese firms to pitch for £11.8bn in construction contracts for the UK's proposed HS2 rail line, on his visit to China.
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China makes 19,000 triad arrests

Thursday, September 24th 2015, 7:08

Nineteen thousand suspects are arrested in a drive against organised-crime in China, according to state media.
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China President Xi meets US tech CEOs

Thursday, September 24th 2015, 6:06
related countries: United States United States

Chinese President Xi Jinping pledges to clear obstacles to foreign investment in China, in a meeting with US tech leaders in Seattle.
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Chinese lawyer describes 'torture'

Thursday, September 24th 2015, 4:45

Prominent Chinese dissident and rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng breaks his silence to describe solitary confinement and torture.
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Boeing to open assembly plant in China

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015, 22:38

Boeing will open a plant in China in partnership with state-owned Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China.
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China blog: Who is Xi Dada?

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015, 16:02

A video by China's People's Daily newspaper featuring foreign students praising President Xi Jinping raises eyebrows, reports Celia Hatton.
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China 'panda killers' to face trial

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015, 15:15

Three men in south-western China's Yunnan province accused of selling meat from a panda they killed are to be prosecuted, a court says
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Does China hack US firms' secrets?

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015, 12:40
related countries: United States United States

China rejects hacking claims but sceptics remain
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Xi says China open to foreign companies

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015, 12:37
related countries: United States United States

As he begins a state visit to the US, Chinese President Xi Jinping says China welcomes foreign companies, and promises co-operation on cyber crime.
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Asia shares fall on China factory data

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015, 9:05

Asian markets headed lower after a survey of China's manufacturing sector indicated it is shrinking at the fastest pace for six-and-a-half years.
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China factory activity weakens further

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015, 3:04

China's factory activity contracted at the fastest pace for six and a half years in September, according to a preliminary survey of the vast sector.
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Osborne sets UK-China trade target

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015, 0:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

George Osborne sets out an aim of making China the UK's second largest trading partner by 2025, as he makes a controversial visit to a remote Chinese region.
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China's Xi Jinping begins US visit

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015, 16:39
related countries: United States United States
related places: Seattle

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Seattle as he begins his first state visit to the US, with cyber security expected to be high on the agenda.
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US woman detained in China 'for spying'

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015, 10:15
related countries: United States United States

A US woman has been held in China for the past six month accused of stealing state secrets, her husband tells US media.
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Tuesday, September 22nd 2015, 8:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Chancellor George Osborne says the UK and China are exploring how to link their stock markets, enabling Chinese and British shares to be traded in both countries.
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ADB lowers Asian growth forecast

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015, 7:02
related countries: India India

The Asian Development Bank lowers its growth forecasts for Asia's developing economies on the back of slowing expansion in China and India.
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Turnbull weighs in on South China Sea

Monday, September 21st 2015, 23:32

Australia's new prime minister questions China's strategy in the disputed South China Sea in a broadcast interview.
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VIDEO: China v US: Citizens weigh in

Monday, September 21st 2015, 23:26
related countries: United States United States

What do Americans and Chinese think about the upcoming state visit from President Xi?
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Hundreds in China investors' protest

Monday, September 21st 2015, 15:42
related places: Beijing, Kunming

Hundreds of Chinese mineral investors protest in Beijing, alleging they have been defrauded by a metal exchange in the city of Kunming.
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VIDEO: Chinese Obama speaks 'fake' English

Monday, September 21st 2015, 15:03
related countries: United States United States
related places: English

A Chinese man who has made his name as a professional impersonator of US President Barack Obama has embarked on a new film career.
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UK guarantees £2bn China nuclear deal

Monday, September 21st 2015, 10:19
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

China is to invest in the Hinkley Point nuclear plant as Chancellor George Osborne announces the UK will guarantee the £2bn deal.
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Apple's App store infected in China

Monday, September 21st 2015, 10:08

Apple says it is taking steps to remove a malicious software added to dozens of apps commonly used by owners of iPhones and iPads in China.
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How China has changed - in numbers

Monday, September 21st 2015, 9:00

Cement and pig consumption reveal China's huge changes
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VIDEO: Peston: How will China cope with slowdown?

Monday, September 21st 2015, 6:15

With China facing an economic slowdown, economics editor Robert Peston asks whether the government will let market forces work or go back to its old habit of intervening?
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China decries new Japan military laws

Saturday, September 19th 2015, 10:42
related countries: Japan Japan

China warns Japan "not to endanger" peace in the region after it passed controversial laws expanding the role of its military abroad.
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Osborne to visit China in trade push

Friday, September 18th 2015, 15:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK Chancellor George Osborne is to embark on a week-long visit to China to boost commercial and political ties with the country.
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US repatriates China Sky Net suspect

Friday, September 18th 2015, 12:11
related countries: United States United States

The United States has repatriated the first criminal suspect from the Sky Net list of economic fugitives, the Communist Party says.
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Why Australia's PM is now 'sugar bun'

Friday, September 18th 2015, 10:28
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia's new prime minister has been dubbed "sugar bun" by the Chinese press. What does it mean?
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China brokerage shares fall on probe

Wednesday, September 16th 2015, 3:31

Shares of China's largest brokerage, Citic Securities, fall as much as 4% after it said three executives were under investigation.
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US confirms state visit for China's Xi

Wednesday, September 16th 2015, 2:05
related countries: United States United States

The US confirms Chinese President Xi Jinping will make a state visit later this month to "expand co-operation" and address "areas of disagreement".
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VIDEO: Ai WeiWei: What it is like 'to be disappeared'

Tuesday, September 15th 2015, 20:23

Chinese artist and dissident Ai WeiWei gives the BBC's Will Gompertz a tour of an exhibition of his work at the Royal Academy of Arts and talks about his time in prison.
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Banned Lee to start Chinese academy

Monday, September 14th 2015, 7:29

Disgraced snooker player Stephen Lee is hoping he can inspire the next generation of players in China.
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VIDEO: The Chinese diplomat who saved WW2 Jews

Monday, September 14th 2015, 2:31
related countries: Austria Austria, Taiwan Taiwan

A Chinese diplomat based in Austria during World War Two has been posthumously honoured by his government in Taiwan, for helping thousands of Jews to escape.
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'Stolen' diamond surgically removed

Sunday, September 13th 2015, 13:44
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

A Chinese woman suspected of stealing a $300,000 diamond in Bangkok has had the jewel surgically removed from her intestines.
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New signs of China economic slowdown

Sunday, September 13th 2015, 10:53

Growth in China's investment and factory output in August has come in below forecasts, in a further indication that the world's second-largest economy is losing steam.
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Obama: China cyber attacks 'unacceptable'

Saturday, September 12th 2015, 1:24

President Obama says alleged Chinese cyber attacks are 'not acceptable', with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping due to visit Washington later this month.
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