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China's economic growth stable at 6.7% in third quarter

China's economy is stabilising the Q3 stats show though growth is increasingly dependent on higher government spending and a red-hot property market.

China's economy is stabilising the Q3 stats show though growth is increasingly dependent on higher government spending and a red-hot property market.

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Philippines: Anti-US protesters rammed by police van

A police van rammed protesters, injuring several people, during a demonstration outside the US embassy in the Philippines on Wednesday.

A police van rammed protesters, injuring several people, during a demonstration outside the US embassy in the Philippines on Wednesday.

Business

Sinochem and ChemChina merger on the cards say sources

Chinese firms Sinochem and ChemChina are reportedly talking about possibly merging to create a more competitive global industry player.

Chinese firms Sinochem and ChemChina are reportedly talking about possibly merging to create a more competitive global industry player.

Culture

Yuja Wang, the pianist who will not go quietly

In partnership with: To the outside observer, Yuja Wang, may seem more like a Rock ‘n’ Roll star than a concert pianist.

In partnership with: To the outside observer, Yuja Wang, may seem more like a Rock ‘n’ Roll star than a concert pianist.

Sport

Russia stripped of Beijing Olympic relay gold for doping

RIO DE JANEIRO – Russia was stripped of a relay gold medal from the 2008 Beijing Games on Tuesday after one its athletes failed a retrospective

RIO DE JANEIRO – Russia was stripped of a relay gold medal from the 2008 Beijing Games on Tuesday after one its athletes failed a retrospective

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[video] Siberian tiger kills woman at Beijing wildilfe park

A woman was killed when she was mauled to death by a Siberian tiger. It is believed she came to the aid of a family member, who was being attacked

A woman was killed when she was mauled to death by a Siberian tiger. It is believed she came to the aid of a family member, who was being attacked

Business

Continued cooling for China's economy forecast

The latest survey of economic analysts predicts Chinese GDP growth of 6.6 percent from April to June, down from 6.7 percent in the first three months of the year.

The latest survey of economic analysts predicts Chinese GDP growth of 6.6 percent from April to June, down from 6.7 percent in the first three months of the year.

Business

Braking bad: auto industry plagued by scandals

In this edition of Business Line we focus on the 'Dieselgate' scandal - the effects on Volkswagen and Mitsubishi along with the unanswered questions for European owners of VWs.

In this edition of Business Line we focus on the 'Dieselgate' scandal - the effects on Volkswagen and Mitsubishi along with the unanswered questions for European owners of VWs.

Business

Think big, think hybrid at the Beijing auto show

Beijing's Auto China motor show has two main trends - hybrids and larger SUV vehicles as carmakers compete in the world's fastest growing car sales market.

Beijing's Auto China motor show has two main trends - hybrids and larger SUV vehicles as carmakers compete in the world's fastest growing car sales market.

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World Bank rival launched in Beijing

The Chinese President Xi Jinping launched a new international development bank on Saturday in Beijing that is being seen as a rival to the US-led

The Chinese President Xi Jinping launched a new international development bank on Saturday in Beijing that is being seen as a rival to the US-led

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Spain takes Miss World crown

Spain has won this year’s Miss World beauty contest which took place in the Chinese city of Sanya on Saturday. Mireia Lalaguna Royo’s victory was

Spain has won this year’s Miss World beauty contest which took place in the Chinese city of Sanya on Saturday. Mireia Lalaguna Royo’s victory was

Sport

Polluted Beijing to be clean for 2022 Winter Games

China has vowed to clean up its act in the run up to the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. Government officials promised to reduce air pollution

China has vowed to clean up its act in the run up to the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. Government officials promised to reduce air pollution

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Beijing 'airpocalypse' red alert now in force

Tough restrictions come into force today in Beijing which has issued its first ever red alert for pollution. That’s the most serious warning

Tough restrictions come into force today in Beijing which has issued its first ever red alert for pollution. That’s the most serious warning

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China shows off military force in parade marking Japan's WWII defeat

Commemorating victory over Japan in World War Two, China demonstrated its military prowess with a lavish parade in the capital Beijing on Thursday

Commemorating victory over Japan in World War Two, China demonstrated its military prowess with a lavish parade in the capital Beijing on Thursday

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Beijing to use artificial snow in 2022 winter Olympics

The Chinese capital Beijing will host the 2022 Winter Olympics. Although the snow will be man-made, the country’s president Xi Jinpin promises an

The Chinese capital Beijing will host the 2022 Winter Olympics. Although the snow will be man-made, the country’s president Xi Jinpin promises an

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Beijing to host 2022 Winter Olympics

The host city of the 2022 winter Olympics has been announced. Beijing was awarded the games just seven years after hosting the summer Olympics in

The host city of the 2022 winter Olympics has been announced. Beijing was awarded the games just seven years after hosting the summer Olympics in

Business

Chinese markets in free fall

After three weeks of relative calm Chinese shares went into free fall on Monday. The major indexes tumbled by more than eight percent, the largest

After three weeks of relative calm Chinese shares went into free fall on Monday. The major indexes tumbled by more than eight percent, the largest

Sport

Tom Daley "can't wait" to compete at Rio 2016

Tom Daley and the Olympics may go together like toast and jam but the former World Champion told Euronews in an interview Thursday that he didn’t

Tom Daley and the Olympics may go together like toast and jam but the former World Champion told Euronews in an interview Thursday that he didn’t

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Sandstorm blacks out northern China

A sandstorm in northern China caused blackouts and traffic chaos as it shrouded cities in dust on Wednesday. The skyline in Beijing turned orange

A sandstorm in northern China caused blackouts and traffic chaos as it shrouded cities in dust on Wednesday. The skyline in Beijing turned orange

Sport

IOC commissioners begin inspections

The International Olympic Committee’s Evaluation commission visited the proposed venues and sites in Beijing on Tuesday. Headed by Russian member

The International Olympic Committee’s Evaluation commission visited the proposed venues and sites in Beijing on Tuesday. Headed by Russian member

Sport

Beijing hand over candidature files for 2022 Winter Olympics

Beijing officials on Tuesday handed over their bid to stage the 2022 Winter Olympics. Dozens of boxes containing Beijing’s financial and construction

Beijing officials on Tuesday handed over their bid to stage the 2022 Winter Olympics. Dozens of boxes containing Beijing’s financial and construction

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Asia celebrates in style the start of 2015

Several countries across Asia welcomed in 2015 with fanfare and high spirits, but the celebrations were toned down in many parts in deference to

Several countries across Asia welcomed in 2015 with fanfare and high spirits, but the celebrations were toned down in many parts in deference to

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Detainees Miller and Bae from US freed by North Korea

Two American citizens Matthew Todd Miller and Kenneth Bae are on their way home after being released from prison in North Korea. Miller, the

Two American citizens Matthew Todd Miller and Kenneth Bae are on their way home after being released from prison in North Korea. Miller, the