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We have started to collect the most important news related to China in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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China: news

China retains foreign film quota

Wednesday, February 12th 2014, 11:46

China's authorities maintain a strict quota of allowing 34 foreign films to be screened a year, contrary to reports they were planning to ease restrictions.
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Danone to double China Mengniu stake

Wednesday, February 12th 2014, 4:01

Danone plans to double its stake in China's largest milk producer amid growing demand in the country for foreign brands and dairy products.
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Australian police in kayak drug find

Wednesday, February 12th 2014, 3:07
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian police say they have found drugs with a street value of A$180m ($163m, £99m) hidden in kayaks arriving from China.
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China's tough lessons in resilience

Wednesday, February 12th 2014, 0:04

China's lessons in resilience for rural poor
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VIDEO: China and Taiwan in historic talks

Tuesday, February 11th 2014, 14:08
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

China and Taiwan hold their first government-to-government talks since the end of the Chinese civil war in 1949.
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China and Taiwan hold historic talks

Tuesday, February 11th 2014, 12:12
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan
related places: Beijing

China and Taiwan have held their first government-to-government talks since the end of the Chinese civil war in 1949.
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VIDEO: What will China-Taiwan talks achieve?

Tuesday, February 11th 2014, 10:05
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan
related places: Beijing, Taipei

As China and Taiwan begin their highest-level talks for decades, the BBC's Celia Hatton in Beijing and Cindy Sui in Taipei discuss their significance.
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Alibaba bids for map firm AutoNavi

Tuesday, February 11th 2014, 7:55
related countries: United States United States

Alibaba bids to take full control of Chinese map company AutoNavi as it seeks to expand its e-commerce business ahead of an expected US listing.
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VIDEO: Sex trade crackdown in China

Tuesday, February 11th 2014, 2:03
related places: Dongguan

Police in China have launched a crackdown on the sex trade in Dongguan, following a state TV report on prostitution in the southern city.
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Naked justice for Hainan

Monday, February 10th 2014, 13:52
related places: Hainan

Police get tough on "uncivilised" nudists on the Chinese tropical island of Hainan.
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China in city sex trade crackdown

Monday, February 10th 2014, 12:37
related places: Dongguan

Chinese authorities arrest 67 people and suspend two police chiefs following a report on widespread prostitution in the city of Dongguan.
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Sharp increase in Nissan profits

Monday, February 10th 2014, 10:30
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's second-biggest carmaker Nissan reports better-than-expected profits, helped by the weakening yen and by a recovery in sales in China.
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What Jews and the Chinese have in common

Saturday, February 8th 2014, 20:13

Discovering how much Jews and the Chinese have in common
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China filmmaker pays one-child fine

Friday, February 7th 2014, 16:55

Chinese film director has paid a $1.2m fine for having two sons and daughter in violation of the controversial one-child law.
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Google buys 6% stake in Lenovo

Friday, February 7th 2014, 7:06

Google buys a 6% stake in Chinese PC maker Lenovo for $750m (£459m), shortly after selling handset-maker Motorola Mobility to the firm.
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US approves Baucus as China envoy

Friday, February 7th 2014, 3:23
related countries: United States United States

The US Senate unanimously approves Senator Max Baucus as the new US ambassador to China, replacing outgoing envoy Gary Locke.
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US presses China over sea dispute

Thursday, February 6th 2014, 3:16
related countries: United States United States

A top US diplomat has called on China to clarify or adjust its territorial claims in the South China Sea in accordance with international maritime law.
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VIDEO: Changing face of China's Inner Mongolia

Thursday, February 6th 2014, 1:57

A centuries-old tradition of herding livestock could be under threat in the Chinese region of Inner Mongolia from new business and production methods, herdsmen are warning.
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Sweeping change across China's Inner Mongolia

Wednesday, February 5th 2014, 20:16

Sweeping change across China's Inner Mongolia
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Military spending: Balance tipping towards China

Wednesday, February 5th 2014, 17:24

China's military machine growing amid shift in global power balance
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China media slams Hitler comparison

Wednesday, February 5th 2014, 15:15
related countries: Philippines Philippines

Chinese state media reacts angrily to remarks made by the Philippine president, who warned against appeasing China like Europe appeased Hitler.
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'Animal Pompeii' wiped out creatures

Wednesday, February 5th 2014, 1:47

Scientists believe fossil beds in northern China are packed with the victims of a volcanic explosion much like that that hit the Roman City of Pompeii.
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New strain of 'deadly' bird flu

Wednesday, February 5th 2014, 0:52

Experts are concerned about the spread of a new strain of bird flu that has already killed one woman in China.
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VIDEO: Morecambe Bay tragedy 10 years on

Wednesday, February 5th 2014, 0:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The BBC speaks to victims' families on the tenth anniversary of the Morecambe Bay cockle picking tragedy.
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Families left behind by cocklepicker tragedy

Tuesday, February 4th 2014, 21:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK tragedy haunts Chinese cocklepickers' families
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China cancels Thailand rice deal

Tuesday, February 4th 2014, 8:22
related countries: Thailand Thailand

China cancels a contract to buy more than a million tonnes of rice, Thailand says, amid an investigation into PM Yingluck's rice purchase scheme.
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PC maker Lenovo's shares drop 15%

Tuesday, February 4th 2014, 7:56

Shares in China's Lenovo, the world's biggest PC maker, fall by as much as 15% as investors question the company's recent acquisition strategies.
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Man held over six shot dead in China

Tuesday, February 4th 2014, 6:10

Police in China arrest a man accused of shooting six people dead last week because he suspected two men of having affairs with his wife.
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Yum plays down China bird flu fears

Tuesday, February 4th 2014, 2:00

Yum Brands, the owner of fast food chains KFC and Pizza Hut, says that fresh concerns of bird flu in China have not impacted on its sales.
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Saturday, February 1st 2014, 2:20

Why Gandhi is becoming popular in China
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Wal-Mart lowers profits guidance

Friday, January 31st 2014, 15:50

Wal-Mart trims its trading outlook for this year, citing a range of one-off costs including the closure of some stores in China.
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VIDEO: Sparks fly in New Year celebration

Friday, January 31st 2014, 15:25
related places: Hebei

A traditional folk event involving molten iron dazzles spectators ushering in the Lunar New Year in China's Hebei province.
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China discovers the food museum

Friday, January 31st 2014, 2:13

China discovers a new attraction - the food museum
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VIDEO: Firework dilemma for Chinese New Year

Friday, January 31st 2014, 0:08
related places: Beijing

Concerns about air quality are affecting the sales of fireworks to mark Chinese New Year, says Martin Patience in Beijing.
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VIDEO: Intricate art of Chinese calligraphy

Friday, January 31st 2014, 0:08

Calligraphy is a big part of Chinese culture, seen on banners in China - and around the world when the Chinese New Year is celebrated.
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Chinese New Year in pictures

Thursday, January 30th 2014, 20:34

Images from around the world as millions celebrate
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Slowdown in China curbs Diageo sales

Thursday, January 30th 2014, 17:36

A slowing in demand from China, as new rules curb gift giving and spending by officials, dents sales at Diageo - the world's biggest spirits producer.
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Behind the scenes at the New Year Gala

Thursday, January 30th 2014, 13:30

Behind the scenes at China's New Year Gala
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Communist Party expels former mayor

Thursday, January 30th 2014, 11:39
related places: Nanjing

China's ruling Communist Party expels the former mayor of Nanjing city for bribery and described him as "morally corrupt".
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NYT journalist forced out of China

Thursday, January 30th 2014, 9:35

A New York Times journalist leaves China because authorities have not granted him a visa, in a move seen as an attempt to pressure the foreign media.
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Google sells Motorola unit to Lenovo

Thursday, January 30th 2014, 4:29

Google announces the surprise sale of its Motorola Mobility unit, which it bought in 2012, to Chinese computer maker Lenovo for $2.91bn.
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VIDEO: Life-size light display in Singapore

Thursday, January 30th 2014, 0:21
related countries: Singapore Singapore

Chinese communities across the world are preparing to mark Chinese New Year, and the start of the year of the horse.
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Record Kenya fine for ivory smuggler

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 10:18
related countries: Kenya Kenya

A Chinese ivory smuggler is ordered to pay a record fine or spend seven years in jail, under tough new Kenyan anti-poaching laws.
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Hong Kong culls chickens over H7N9

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 6:54

Hong Kong begins culling 20,000 chickens after the H7N9 bird flu virus was found in poultry imported from mainland China.
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China soy sauce firm in strong debut

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 6:40
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

China's largest cooking wine and soy sauce maker Honworld surges in its trading debut in Hong Kong, bucking the overall market gloom.
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China's state-sponsored pop star

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 0:38

China wants a pop hit in the West and its big hope is Ruhan Jia
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Battle to secure train tickets home

Monday, January 27th 2014, 22:24

The battle for train tickets for Chinese New Year
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VIDEO: China's New Year rail ticket rush

Monday, January 27th 2014, 22:23

During the Chinese New Year holiday period buying a train ticket in China is not easy.
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VIDEO: Can China's Jade Rabbit bounce back?

Monday, January 27th 2014, 19:55

David Shukman explains what might have gone wrong with China's Moon rover, Jade Rabbit.
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Baidu tracks China's urban exodus

Monday, January 27th 2014, 10:57

Chinese social network tracks mass movement out of cities
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China's Moon rover hits trouble

Monday, January 27th 2014, 7:26

China's Jade Rabbit Moon rover is in trouble after experiencing a "mechanical control abnormality", state media report.
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China tries transparency activists

Monday, January 27th 2014, 6:33

China puts four more activists on trial, a day after the leader of their transparency movement was handed a four-year jail term.
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China Xinjiang violence kills 12

Monday, January 27th 2014, 4:09
related places: Xinjiang

Clashes that killed 12 people in China's western region of Xinjiang were caused by "terrorists", Chinese state media report, citing police.
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China court jails lawyer Xu Zhiyong

Sunday, January 26th 2014, 19:35
related places: Beijing

A court in Beijing sentences prominent anti-corruption activist Xu Zhiyong to four years in prison on charges of disrupting public order.
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VIDEO: Media 'forced away by police'

Sunday, January 26th 2014, 9:07

A Chinese court has sentenced prominent human rights activist Xu Zhiyong to four years in prison.
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Li powers to Australian Open glory

Saturday, January 25th 2014, 10:28
related countries: Aruba Aruba

China's Li Na wins her second Grand Slam title with victory over Slovakian Dominika Cibulkova at the Australian Open.
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Lenovo shares jump on IBM deal

Friday, January 24th 2014, 10:17

Shares in China's Lenovo, the world's biggest PC maker, rise after the firm agrees to buy IBM's low-end server business for $2.3bn (£1.4bn).
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China activist Liu Yuandong on trial

Friday, January 24th 2014, 10:04

A court in China has started the trial of another activist accused of disrupting public order over rallies to protest against censorship of Southern Weekly.
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Napping away the long journey home

Friday, January 24th 2014, 1:31

Photographer documents Chinese New Year train rides
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VIDEO: Is global economic recovery a reality?

Thursday, January 23rd 2014, 23:13
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

Davos 2014: The BBC's Robert Peston talks to US Treasury Secretary, Jack Lew, about China, Iran, and whether the global economic recovery is real or a false dawn.
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US call for China activists' release

Thursday, January 23rd 2014, 17:51
related countries: United States United States
related places: Beijing

The US ambassador in Beijing expresses concern at the trials of Chinese anti-corruption activists and calls for their release from custody.
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Deadly bird flu cases surging

Thursday, January 23rd 2014, 12:56

A surge in cases of the deadly new strain of bird flu in China is being reported.
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Lenovo in $2.3bn IBM server deal

Thursday, January 23rd 2014, 11:26

China's Lenovo - the world's biggest PC maker - buys IBM's low-end server business for $2.3bn in a long-expected deal.
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More Chinese activists on trial

Thursday, January 23rd 2014, 10:28

A second anti-corruption activist, Zhao Changqing, is being tried in China, after the trial of Xu Zhiyong on Wednesday.
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VIDEO: Stretchy paper sculptures on show

Thursday, January 23rd 2014, 8:24

Chinese artist Li Hongbo has created sculptures from thousands of sheets of paper that appear firm when still, but transform into amorphous shapes when stretched.
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Audit firms' China units face US ban

Thursday, January 23rd 2014, 5:44
related countries: United States United States
related places: Big Four

A US judge rules that Chinese units of the so-called Big Four accounting firms should be suspended from auditing firms publicly traded in the US.
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China manufacturing sees contraction

Thursday, January 23rd 2014, 3:17

China's manufacturing sector, a key driver of its economic growth, contracted in January, according to an initial survey by HSBC..
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VIDEO: Secret story of 'ping pong diplomacy'

Thursday, January 23rd 2014, 0:55

How table tennis paved the way for Nixon's landmark visit to China
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Davos: What Abe said

Wednesday, January 22nd 2014, 16:15
related countries: Japan Japan

Japanese PM's scary China WW1 comparison
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Chinese activist Xu Zhiyong on trial

Wednesday, January 22nd 2014, 12:15

Prominent Chinese anti-corruption activist Xu Zhiyong is on trial, as a report says members of China's elite have set up offshore companies in tax havens.
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China and UK trade at 'record high'

Wednesday, January 22nd 2014, 7:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Bilateral trade between China and the UK hit a "record high" in 2013, according to the Chinese ambassador to the UK, Liu Xiaoming.
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VIDEO: BBC reporter 'harassed' at China trial

Wednesday, January 22nd 2014, 4:59

BBC reporter Martin Patience is approached by men who move him on and disrupt his broadcast as he reports on the trial of a Chinese activist.
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VIDEO: Trials begin against China activists

Tuesday, January 21st 2014, 22:59

In China, the trials have begun in the case of several activists who have campaigned against corruption and called for officials to publish their assets.
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China executes man over 'sex slaves'

Tuesday, January 21st 2014, 13:01

China executes a man who kept six women as "sex slaves" and forced three of them to kill two of their fellow captives, state media report.
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Lenovo shares up on IBM deal reports

Tuesday, January 21st 2014, 7:12

Shares in China's Lenovo - the world's biggest PC maker - rise after reports say it is in talks to buy IBM's low-end server business.
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China injects fresh cash into banks

Tuesday, January 21st 2014, 4:42

China's central bank injects fresh liquidity into the country's large commercial banks ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday later this month.
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VIDEO: China backs innovators for growth

Monday, January 20th 2014, 13:58

The Chinese government spends billions of dollars to promote innovation in the creative industries, with a view to helping the country's economy.
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Japan protest over assassin memorial

Monday, January 20th 2014, 13:25
related countries: Japan Japan, North Korea North Korea

Japan criticises the opening of a memorial in north-eastern China to commemorate a Korean independence activist who assassinated a prominent Japanese statesman in 1909.
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China economic growth rate stabilises

Monday, January 20th 2014, 11:02

China's economy, the world's second-largest, shows signs of stabilising as 2013's 7.7% growth rate matches that for 2012.
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China jails Japan dumpling poisoner

Monday, January 20th 2014, 3:30
related countries: Japan Japan

A Chinese man is sentenced to life in prison for poisoning dumplings that made 10 people ill in Japan, Japanese and Chinese media say.
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Can Shanghai free trade zone help China?

Sunday, January 19th 2014, 22:10

Will the city's Free Trade Zone boost China's economy?
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Tiananmen rocker quits TV gala show

Saturday, January 18th 2014, 9:06

Chinese singer Cui Jian, whose song became an anthem of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests, pulls out of a show on state TV in a reported censorship row.
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China's Weibo sees decline in users

Friday, January 17th 2014, 17:03
related places: Weibo

China's Weibo microblogging service is witnessing a decline in the number of users and its popularity, a government report says.
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The Chinese children denied an identity

Friday, January 17th 2014, 9:16

The children shut out by China's one-child policy
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VIDEO: Harsh punishments for China parents

Friday, January 17th 2014, 8:02

China's relaxation of its one-child policy has allowed some couples to have larger families but for those who broke the rules previously, harsh punishments are still being meted out.
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Smog and the city

Friday, January 17th 2014, 1:50
related places: Beijing

Beijing's ongoing fight with air pollution
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Jade Rabbit rover explores Moon soil

Thursday, January 16th 2014, 14:10

China's Jade Rabbit Moon rover has completed its first examination of the lunar soil, reports say.
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