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China rising political star facing corruption probe

China rising political star facing corruption probe

China rising political star facing corruption probe 24 July 2017 From the section China Image copyright Reuters Image caption Sun Zhengcai was abruptly replaced as Chongqing party chief earlier this month Chinese authorities say they are investigating a top politician...
China holds Canadians 'for smoking marijuana'

China holds Canadians 'for smoking marijuana'

China holds Canadians ‘for smoking marijuana’ 21 July 2017 From the section US & Canada Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Cavalia performs in Beijing Chinese authorities have arrested two Canadians in the capital Beijing for allegedly smoking...
Bieber's 'bad behaviour' leads to China ban

Bieber's 'bad behaviour' leads to China ban

Despite his musical success, worldwide fame and millionaire status Justin Bieber has been banned from performing in China. The 23-year-old has fallen foul of the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Culture, who object to the Baby singer’s “bad behaviour”....
China in Baltic navy drill with Russia

China in Baltic navy drill with Russia

China in Baltic navy drill with Russia 21 July 2017 From the section Europe Image copyright AFP Image caption Chinese Type 052D destroyers carry cruise missiles, anti-aircraft missiles and torpedoes Three Chinese warships are in the Baltic to start China’s first...
New agreement will allow US rice exports to China

New agreement will allow US rice exports to China

New agreement will allow US rice exports to China 21 July 2017 From the section Business Image copyright Huw Evans picture agency Image caption China is the world’s biggest rice producer and consumer. China has agreed to allow imports of rice from the US for the...

China targets foreign business' internet use

Beijing is targeting foreign businesses’ use of the internet in a move which companies are concerned may disrupt their operations and jeopardise trade secrets. A letter sent by China’s state-owned telecommunications company to its business customers has...
China censors WhatsApp ahead of Beijing reshuffle

China censors WhatsApp ahead of Beijing reshuffle

WhatsApp has been blocked in China as censors in Beijing stifle dissent and free speech ahead of a Communist Party reshuffle. The crackdown follows the recent death in detention of pro-democracy dissident and human rights activist Liu Xiaobo. It also comes ahead of...
Audi advert criticised in China for being sexist

Audi advert criticised in China for being sexist

Audi advert criticised in China for being sexist 19 July 2017 From the section Business Image copyright Audi Audi has been criticised for an advert in China, which thousands of internet users have branded sexist. The ad compares buying a car to finding a wife, saying...
Why China censors banned Winnie the Pooh

Why China censors banned Winnie the Pooh

Why China censors banned Winnie the Pooh By Stephen McDonell BBC News, Beijing 17 July 2017 Image copyright AFP/Weibo Image caption This meme showing Xi Jinping and former US President Barack Obama began circulating in 2013 The blocking of Winnie the Pooh might seem...
China house fire kills 22 in Jiangsu province

China house fire kills 22 in Jiangsu province

China house fire kills 22 in Jiangsu province 16 July 2017 From the section China At least 22 people have died after a fire broke out in a two-storey house in eastern China, state media report. Another three people were injured in the city of Changshu, north-west of...
China and Taiwan mixed up in White House gaffe

China and Taiwan mixed up in White House gaffe

China and Taiwan mixed up in White House gaffe 9 July 2017 From the section US & Canada Image copyright White House Image caption The statement was issued to reporters by the White House A formal statement from the White House was issued with a very public error...

Trump tweet berates China over N Korea trade

President Donald Trump has hit out at China, accusing the country of having a booming trade relationship with North Korea. In a widely shared tweet, the President wrote: “Trade between China and North Korea grew almost 40% in the first quarter. So much for China...
India and China border stand-off threatens peace

India and China border stand-off threatens peace

A border stand-off between two of the largest armies in the world is threatening peace in the Indian sub-continent. In the last few weeks, soldiers from China and India have been seen scuffling with each other over a disputed territory. The flashpoint is the contested...
Vietnam drills for oil in South China Sea

Vietnam drills for oil in South China Sea

Vietnam drills for oil in South China Sea By Bill Hayton BBC News 5 July 2017 From the section Asia Image copyright AFP Image caption The two countries had a tense stand-off in 2014 when China drilled for oil in disputed waters Vietnam has begun drilling for oil in an...
Arrests over China 'straddling bus' project

Arrests over China 'straddling bus' project

Arrests over China ‘straddling bus’ project 4 July 2017 From the section China Image copyright Photo by Imaginechina/REX/Shutterstock Image caption Was it just another scam? Police in Beijing have arrested 32 people for illegal fundraising linked to a...
Hong Kong marks 20 years since handover to China

Hong Kong marks 20 years since handover to China

Hong Kong marks 20 years since handover to China 1 July 2017 From the section China Image copyright EPA Image caption Chinese President Xi Jinping (centre) sang at a variety show during his visit to Hong Kong Thousands of police have been deployed in Hong Kong as the...

'Time-bomb' crossbow toy banned in China

A mini crossbow popular with children in China has been banned by the authorities after it emerged it could fire nails and needles. The handheld “toy”, which had been designed to shoot toothpicks, was the focus of a craze in Chinese schools. However,...
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