26 May 2017
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09/04/2017 11:35

Lewis Hamilton roars to victory in Chinese Grand Prix

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Lewis Hamilton powered to victory in a chaotic Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai on Sunday, taking swift revenge for his defeat by Sebastian Vettel in the Formula One season-opener.

08/04/2017 18:33

Hamilton blazes to pole at Chinese Grand Prix

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Lewis Hamilton roared to pole position in Saturday's qualifying for the Chinese Grand Prix as Mercedes look to avenge a stunning defeat by Ferrari in the Formula One season opener.

08/04/2017 18:14

Alonso «like an animal» in Shanghai

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Former world champion Fernando Alonso credited divine intervention after driving "like an animal" in Saturday's qualifying in China amid rumours of a...

08/04/2017 16:00

Lee, Lin to battle in Malaysia Open finals

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Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei and two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan of China, the two greatest badminton stars of this era, on Friday stormed into the finals of the Malaysia Open for an epic showdown.

17/01/2017 12:38

In China, alcohol aged in bamboo for a new flavour

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A manufacturer of Chinese liqueurs, Chen Chao wanders through the bamboo-covered mountains of southwestern China's Sichuan province to his 'cellar', where he will check on this year's prize blend.

15/01/2017 11:30

China to cut foreign football player numbers on pitch

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The Chinese Football Association (CFA) announced Monday that it is reducing the number of foreign players a team can field as the country's cash-rich clubs continue to lure international talent.

09/01/2017 10:29

China factory hatches giant Trump chickens

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A Chinese factory is hatching giant inflatable chickens resembling Donald Trump to usher in the Year of the Rooster.

09/01/2017 07:20

McDonald's sells China operations for $2.08 bn

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US fast-food giant McDonald’s will sell a controlling stake in its China and Hong Kong business for up to $2.08 billion to a consortium including state-owned Citic and the Carlyle Group, it was announced Monday.

04/01/2017 06:19

Global launch by Huawei of new mid-range smartphone

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Chinese electronics giant Huawei announced a global launch of its mid-range Honor 6x smartphone which includes dual-lens camera technology and is aimed at young consumers.

26/12/2016 01:09

BMW to recall nearly 200,000 cars in China

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German luxury carmaker BMW will recall nearly 200,000 vehicles in China because of flawed airbags, according to the country's quality regulator and the company.

17/12/2016 06:03

Obama cautions Trump over provoking China on Taiwan issue

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US President Barack Obama warned his successor Donald Trump on Friday against provoking a «very significant» response from China by reaching out to Taiwan.

17/12/2016 02:35

Conte says Chinese financial muscle a threat

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The new-found spending power of Chinese clubs is a danger to teams all over the world, even the Premier League, Chelsea manager Antonio Conte warned on Friday.

17/12/2016 01:24

China seizes US naval probe in South China Sea: Pentagon

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China «unlawfully» seized an unmanned US naval probe in international waters in the South China Sea, the Pentagon said Friday, a move sure to heighten tensions around Beijing's military presence in the disputed area.

13/12/2016 02:39

Chinese billionaire warns Trump about losing US jobs

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The billionaire owner of China's property-to-entertainment conglomerate Wanda Group has warned Donald Trump that over 20,000 US jobs would be put at risk if the US president-elect mishandles Chinese investment in the country.

12/12/2016 06:22

Chinese media warn «immature» Trump over Taiwan policy

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Chinese media warned Donald Trump Monday that the one-China policy is «non-negotiable» and dropping it could lead to Beijing supporting US enemies, after the president-elect said he might do so unless Beijing made concessions.

09/12/2016 15:33

Apple invests in China wind farms

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Apple has struck a partnership with the world's largest wind turbine maker, the American company said, marking the tech giant's largest clean energy project to date.

05/12/2016 06:56

Still seeking top diplomat, Trump taunts China

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Donald Trump widened his search for Washington's next top diplomat as he pursued his own unorthodox brand of foreign policy with a Twitter broadside aimed at China.

04/12/2016 11:15

China protests to US after Trump speaks to Taiwan leader

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China protested to Washington Saturday after US President-elect Donald Trump broke with decades of foreign policy and spoke with the president of Taiwan.

03/12/2016 07:49

Trump upends US foreign policy with Taiwan call

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US President-elect Donald Trump broke with decades of foreign policy to speak with the president of Taiwan, prompting Beijing Saturday to accuse Taipei of a ploy but saying the move would not affect US-China ties.

30/11/2016 10:14

«Thank the aliens»: Thousands displaced for China's huge telescope

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Humanity’s best bet at detecting aliens is a giant silver Chinese dish the size of 30 football fields -- one that simultaneously showcases Beijing's abilities to deploy cutting-edge technologies and ignore objectors' rights as it seeks global prominence.

20/11/2016 06:18

Xi says US-China ties at «hinge moment»

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Presidents Barack Obama and Xi Jinping met for the final time Saturday, with the Chinese leader warning the period after Donald Trump's election is a «hinge moment» in relations between the two powers.

18/11/2016 00:33 Video

A baby monkey finds unlikely family in a goat herd

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In the Chinese province of Jiangxi, in the east, a monkey was orphaned adotatta and is bred by a herd of goats.

15/11/2016 12:33

Chinese media praise Trump's «experience and ideology»

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Chinese state-run media lauded Donald Trump Tuesday after a phone call between him and President Xi Jinping, saying that the president-elect's emergence could mark a «reshaping» of Sino-American relations.

14/11/2016 17:36 Video

The «supermoon» in the sky above Beijing

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In the Chinese capital, the tourists are positioned with telephoto lenses to Jingsahn park to admire the largest and bright moon of the last sixty years, the effect of the full moon coincide with the perigee, ie closest approach to the Earth of our satellite.

14/11/2016 06:26

China retail sales growth slows in October

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China's retail sales growth slowed to 10.0 percent on-year in October, government data showed Monday, missing expectations in a worrying sign for domestic demand in the world's second-largest economy.

05/11/2016 22:08

China's Miao minority welcome new year with lavish celebrations

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To an ear-splitting soundtrack of chanting and drums, 400 young dancers in spangled outfits clanged sickles and kick-stepped before thousands of spectators and a dais of a dozen Chinese officials.

19/10/2016 08:48

Chinese astronauts reach orbiting lab

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Two Chinese astronauts entered the country's new orbiting space laboratory for the first time on Wednesday, state media reported, as Beijing works towards having its own space station.

17/10/2016 17:14 Video

Dies at age 38. Jia Jia, doyenne of giant pandas

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It did not walk practically. Born in the wild in 1978 in Sichuan Province in China, Jia Jia had been given to Hong Kong in 1999 on the occasion of the second anniversary of the return of the former British colony to China.

17/10/2016 16:44

Lagerfeld checks into the hotel business

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Fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld announced Monday he planned to launch his own branded hotel chain, with the first property set to open in the Chinese gambling hub of Macao in 2018.

12/10/2016 16:22

China to free up internet for those attending 2022 Olympics

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China's tough controls over the internet will be temporarily lifted for people attending the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, officials promised Wednesday.

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