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Chinese shares hit by weak data

Tuesday, September 1st 2015, 8:28
related countries: United States United States
related places: Wall Street

Chinese shares continue their recent slide after fresh data provides further evidence of a slowdown in the country's economy.
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Fresh data confirms China slowdown

Tuesday, September 1st 2015, 1:51

China's factory activity contracts at its fastest pace in three years in August, confirming fears that the country's growth is continuing to slow.
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US stock markets end lower again

Tuesday, September 1st 2015, 0:06
related countries: United States United States

US stocks close lower again, reflecting continuing concerns about the Chinese economy and uncertainty over US interest rates.
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VIDEO: Working in an iron ore mine

Monday, August 31st 2015, 18:56
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia's iron ore industry is facing a slump after decades of success fuelled by demand from China.
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VIDEO: Zambia's copper market hit by China

Monday, August 31st 2015, 1:12
related countries: Zambia Zambia

The repercussions of China's recent market turmoil are being felt around the world, and especially in countries that produce commodities such as Zambia.
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China punishes 197 over stock 'rumours'

Sunday, August 30th 2015, 19:25
related places: Tianjin

Chinese authorities punish 197 people for spreading rumours online about the recent stock market crash and fatal explosions in Tianjin.
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Kenya tops Beijing Athletics table

Sunday, August 30th 2015, 16:54
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Beijing

Kenya comes top of the overall medal table at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing for the first time, with seven gold medals.
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GB quartets both win 4x400m bronze

Sunday, August 30th 2015, 14:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Beijing

Great Britain's quartets both win 4x400m relay bronze as the team end the World Championships with seven medals.
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Bolt picks up 11th Worlds gold

Saturday, August 29th 2015, 14:42
related places: Beijing

Usain Bolt wins his 11th World Championship title with gold in the 4x100m relay in Beijing, but Great Britain fail to finish.
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Farah wins historic 5,000m gold

Saturday, August 29th 2015, 14:19
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Beijing

Britain's Mo Farah completes a historic 'triple-double' by winning the 5,000m at the World Championships in Beijing.
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Shanghai shares end wild week down 8%

Friday, August 28th 2015, 20:48

Chinese shares have ended the week almost 8% lower after volatile trading that started on Monday with shock losses and spread fear to global markets.
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Usain Bolt knocked down in Beijing - in pictures

Friday, August 28th 2015, 14:15
related places: Beijing

Pictures from the World Athletics Championship in Beijing as Usain Bolt is knocked down by a cameraman riding a scooter.
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Special trains for Chinese tourists

Friday, August 28th 2015, 9:38
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

A mountain resort in Switzerland is launching special train services for Chinese tourists.
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Bolt beats Gatlin to complete double

Thursday, August 27th 2015, 13:56
related places: Beijing

Usain Bolt beats Justin Gatlin to win 200m gold and complete the sprint double at the World Championships in Beijing.
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China shares higher on US rebound

Thursday, August 27th 2015, 11:35

Chinese shares have closed 5% higher after massive losses there earlier in the week rocked markets around the globe.
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China growth targets 'a fantasy'

Thursday, August 27th 2015, 10:41

Chinese billionaire Wang Jianlin, one of the country's best-known businessmen, says China needs to drop unrealistic official economic growth targets.
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Tianjin blast officials 'negligent'

Thursday, August 27th 2015, 7:10

China says 11 Tianjin government and port officials are suspected of negligence in connection with massive explosions which killed 139 people.
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Toyota restarts Tianjin production

Thursday, August 27th 2015, 3:05
related places: Tianjin

Toyota says it will gradually restart work at its Tianjin plants two weeks after deadly chemical explosions in the Chinese port city.
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Five ways China's economic crisis will affect Africa

Thursday, August 27th 2015, 0:11

Five ways China economic crisis will affect Africa
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What progress has India's economy made?

Wednesday, August 26th 2015, 23:04
related countries: India India

China's economic wobbles present India with opportunities
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VIDEO: 'I've lost £40,000 in China stocks'

Wednesday, August 26th 2015, 21:48

For 2,000 years Chinese people have relieved stress by having a foot massage, now it's the only way Mr Qi can relax.
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US shares end choppy day with big jump

Wednesday, August 26th 2015, 20:41
related places: Beijing

Shares on Wall Street finish with their biggest rise in four years as the chances of a September rate rise recedes - ending another rocky day of trading on global markets.
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China in deal with Africa's richest man

Wednesday, August 26th 2015, 16:01

A Chinese state-owned engineering company signs a deal with Africa's richest man, Aliko Dangote, to build factories for his cement company.
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China probes brokerages amid turmoil

Wednesday, August 26th 2015, 12:32

Chinese police investigate four securities brokerage firms for possible stock manipulation amid market turmoil.
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Chinese work safety boss is sacked

Wednesday, August 26th 2015, 12:13
related places: Tianjin

China's work safety regulator is sacked, state media say, as investigations continue into deadly explosions in the port city of Tianjin earlier this month.
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Two Kenyans fail Beijing drugs tests

Wednesday, August 26th 2015, 12:04
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Beijing

Two Kenyan runners test positive for doping at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing, the IAAF announces.
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China shares fall despite rate cut

Wednesday, August 26th 2015, 11:53

Chinese shares fall another 1.27% on Wednesday, exacerbating fears about the global economy, after the central bank's fresh rate cut fails to stem the losses.
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FTSE drops as Chinese fears resurge

Wednesday, August 26th 2015, 11:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

London's leading shares fall in Wednesday morning trading, partly reversing Tuesday's recovery from a 10-day losing streak.
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WPP boss bullish on Chinese growth

Wednesday, August 26th 2015, 7:45

Martin Sorrell, chief executive of advertising giant WPP, expresses optimism about China's growth, despite fears over its economic health.
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VIDEO: Will China's economic plan work?

Tuesday, August 25th 2015, 21:43

China's stock market fell sharply and the country's central bank has reduced interest rates to try and help the situation.
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Europe shrugs off Chinese woes

Tuesday, August 25th 2015, 20:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Shares in Europe jump in Tuesday trading, despite another night of steep falls for the Chinese stock market.
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China cuts rates to boost economy

Tuesday, August 25th 2015, 20:38

China cuts its main interest rate in a bid to calm stock market turmoil.
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Flyer downs $190 bottle of cognac

Tuesday, August 25th 2015, 14:00

A Chinese woman who downed a $190 bottle of cognac after she was told she could not carry it on board a plane is then deemed unfit to fly.
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BHP profits tumble as China slows

Tuesday, August 25th 2015, 9:16

Annual profits at BHP Billiton slid 86% despite slashing costs, as a collapse in Chinese demand for commodities hit the mining giant.
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China's 'Black Monday' woes continue

Tuesday, August 25th 2015, 7:26

Chinese stocks have fallen 7.6%, a day after the worst plunge since 2007 saw global markets fall on concerns China's growth could be slowing.
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VIDEO: Global impact of China's slowdown

Monday, August 24th 2015, 23:54

Hundreds of billions of dollars have been wiped off stock markets around the world.
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US stocks drop for fifth day in a row

Monday, August 24th 2015, 21:17
related countries: United States United States
related places: Wall Street

Wall Street falls for a fifth consecutive trading session amid a dramatic global sell-off as fears over China's slowing economy intensify.
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Stock markets plunge on China fears

Monday, August 24th 2015, 20:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Stock markets across the world fall sharply as fears of a Chinese economic slowdown continue to haunt investors.
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Why China's share slump affects the world

Monday, August 24th 2015, 18:43
related countries: United States United States
related places: Why, Asia

A slump in Chinese shares has prompted stock markets across Asia, Europe and the US to fall sharply. Why is this so significant?
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South Africa rand hits all-time low

Monday, August 24th 2015, 15:15
related countries: South Africa South Africa, United States United States

South Africa's currency falls to an all-time low against the US dollar over fears of a slowdown in China's economy.
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VIDEO: What caused China's 'Black Monday'?

Monday, August 24th 2015, 12:47

Panic selling in markets across Asia has sent global shares tumbling, with China's main index down nine per cent.
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Chinese shares in dramatic slide

Monday, August 24th 2015, 10:44

Chinese shares continue their sharp fall as concerns over the country's slowing growth and volatile markets spark panic among traders.
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VIDEO: Can China stop shares diving?

Monday, August 24th 2015, 7:13

Chinese shares continue their sharp fall on Monday as concerns over the country's slowing growth and volatile markets sparked panic among traders.
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Chinese cyclist released in Pakistan

Sunday, August 23rd 2015, 18:01
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A Chinese man kidnapped while cycling through Pakistan in May last year is freed by the security forces, the Pakistani government says.
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China uses pension fund to lift stocks

Sunday, August 23rd 2015, 15:07

China plans to let its main state pension fund invest in the stock market for the first time to try to arrest the slide in the country's stock market.
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Bolt beats Gatlin to win 100m gold

Sunday, August 23rd 2015, 14:13
related places: Beijing

Usain Bolt produces a stunning display to beat Justin Gatlin and retain his 100m world title in Beijing.
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Ennis-Hill secures heptathlon gold

Sunday, August 23rd 2015, 13:11
related places: Beijing

Jessica Ennis-Hill wins the heptathlon title at the World Championships in Beijing after victory in the 800m.
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Explosion rocks China chemical plant

Sunday, August 23rd 2015, 7:44
related places: Shandong

An explosion at a chemical plant in eastern China kills one person and injures nine others - days after deadly blasts in the city of Tianjin.
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Farah wins 10,000m gold at Worlds

Saturday, August 22nd 2015, 15:47
related places: Beijing

Britain's Mo Farah produces a strong finish to win 10,000m gold at the World Championships in Beijing.
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Gatlin and Bolt into 100m semis

Saturday, August 22nd 2015, 12:51
related places: Beijing

Sprint rivals Usain Bolt and Justin Gatlin coast into the semi-finals of the men's 100m at the World Championships in Beijing.
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FTSE 100 sees worst week this year

Friday, August 21st 2015, 20:23

Stock markets around the world have fallen as poor manufacturing figures in China exacerbate global economic fears, with the FTSE 100 seeing its worst week this year.
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China data fuels slowdown fears

Friday, August 21st 2015, 13:51

Factory activity in China shrinks at its fastest pace in more than six years in August, adding to fears over the health of the world's second-largest economy.
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New fires burn at China blast site

Friday, August 21st 2015, 12:20
related places: Tianjin

Four new fires are burning at the site of massive explosions in the Chinese city of Tianjin that killed at least 116 people, state media say.
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Asian shares continue downward trend

Friday, August 21st 2015, 9:25

Shares in Asia fall as mounting concerns over China's slowing economy continue to affect global markets.
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VIDEO: Bon Jovi sings Chinese love ballad

Friday, August 21st 2015, 8:32

Jon Bon Jovi is aiming to woo his Chinese fans by releasing a music video of him singing the most famous Chinese love ballad.
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VIDEO: Chinese winter 'cooling' world economy

Thursday, August 20th 2015, 21:46

There are growing fears about the health of the global economy after a day of market turmoil.
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China shares trade lower once again

Thursday, August 20th 2015, 6:44

Chinese shares are continuing their rocky ride in Thursday trading, despite Chinese authorities' efforts to calm the markets.
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UN expert chides China on Tianjin

Thursday, August 20th 2015, 4:48
related places: Tianjin

The UN's top expert on human rights and hazardous materials say more timely official information on Tianjin could have "prevented disaster".
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VIDEO: Blast victims: 'Buy our damaged homes'

Wednesday, August 19th 2015, 18:37
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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'Coal error' skewed China CO2 data

Wednesday, August 19th 2015, 17:09

Confusion over the types of coal being burned in China's power stations means its carbon emissions have been overestimated, say researchers.
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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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