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Connecting to China's patchy Internet freedom

While much of the world is becoming increasingly reliant on social media and cloud management tools, China still blocks some of the world’s most

While much of the world is becoming increasingly reliant on social media and cloud management tools, China still blocks some of the world’s most

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Security tight in Hong Kong for rare visit of Chinese official

Tensions are high and security is tight in Hong Kong, for the visit of a top ranking Chinese official. Zhang Dejiang’s arrival comes amid

Tensions are high and security is tight in Hong Kong, for the visit of a top ranking Chinese official. Zhang Dejiang’s arrival comes amid

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Explainer: Tibet's struggle against Chinese rule

It’s 57 years since hundreds of Tibetans rose against the Chinese occupation of Tibet and their fight lives on today. On Thursday (10 March 2016)

It’s 57 years since hundreds of Tibetans rose against the Chinese occupation of Tibet and their fight lives on today. On Thursday (10 March 2016)

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China officially ends one-child policy from January 1

China officially says goodbye to its one-child policy. The country signed a bill on Sunday allowing all married couples to have a second child from

China officially says goodbye to its one-child policy. The country signed a bill on Sunday allowing all married couples to have a second child from

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Beijing slaps expulsion order on French journalist

China says it will not renew press credentials for a French journalist, effectively throwing her out of the country. It comes after Ursula Gauthier

China says it will not renew press credentials for a French journalist, effectively throwing her out of the country. It comes after Ursula Gauthier

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China's one-child policy 'to be scrapped'

China is to do away with its controversial one-child policy, according to state-run news agency Xinhua. The ruling Communist Party (CPC) reportedly

China is to do away with its controversial one-child policy, according to state-run news agency Xinhua. The ruling Communist Party (CPC) reportedly

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China promotes five year development plan with animated music video

Perhaps the launch of China’s 13th five year plan for economic and social development hasn’t caught your imagination yet? Well, that’s what the

Perhaps the launch of China’s 13th five year plan for economic and social development hasn’t caught your imagination yet? Well, that’s what the

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Protesters slam Hong Kong's electoral reform debate as a sham

Until Friday (June 19) Hong Kong’s Legislative Council is debating the political reforms that will shape the next elections. In the lead-up to the

Until Friday (June 19) Hong Kong’s Legislative Council is debating the political reforms that will shape the next elections. In the lead-up to the

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How strong are EU-China ties?

This week on U Talk, Cheng of Brussels asks: “As China and the EU are celebrating 40 years of diplomatic ties, both sides say they want to deepen

This week on U Talk, Cheng of Brussels asks: “As China and the EU are celebrating 40 years of diplomatic ties, both sides say they want to deepen

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China releases women's rights activists, with conditions attached

In an unexpected move, China has released five women’s rights activists, who had been detained for more than a month on charges of “picking quarrels

In an unexpected move, China has released five women’s rights activists, who had been detained for more than a month on charges of “picking quarrels

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China's People's Congress meets to decide on economic reboot

The annual National People’s Congress has begun work in Beijing with the ruling Communist party grappling with China’s lowest growth rate in a

The annual National People’s Congress has begun work in Beijing with the ruling Communist party grappling with China’s lowest growth rate in a

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Resignation as Hong Kong clears main pro-democracy protest site

The authorities moved in to clear most of the site in the Admiralty district, ending more than two months of demonstrations in the Chinese-controlled city.

The authorities moved in to clear most of the site in the Admiralty district, ending more than two months of demonstrations in the Chinese-controlled city.

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China arrests ex-security chief in corruption probe

China has arrested former security chief Zhou Yongkang and expelled him from the ruling Communist party. He is suspected of taking bribes and leaking

China has arrested former security chief Zhou Yongkang and expelled him from the ruling Communist party. He is suspected of taking bribes and leaking

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Hong Kong prepares for more clashes as protest camps are cleared

Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protesters have begun to collect their belongings at their main camp ahead of Police warnings that it will be cleared

Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protesters have begun to collect their belongings at their main camp ahead of Police warnings that it will be cleared

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Hong Kong protesters break into government building

Hong Kong protesters broke into the city’s legislative building before police arrived to stop them. There followed several confrontations both in

Hong Kong protesters broke into the city’s legislative building before police arrived to stop them. There followed several confrontations both in

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Legal reforms top agenda of China leaders meeting

Against the backdrop of continuing protests in Hong Kong China’s leaders have come together to discuss key governance issues at a top level meeting

Against the backdrop of continuing protests in Hong Kong China’s leaders have come together to discuss key governance issues at a top level meeting

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Hong Kong protest site raided

Hong Kong police have raided one of the key sites being occupied by pro-democracy protesters. During an early morning operation in the suburb of Mong

Hong Kong police have raided one of the key sites being occupied by pro-democracy protesters. During an early morning operation in the suburb of Mong

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Hong Kong govt offers second round of protest talks

Hong Kong leaders say they hope to hold renewed talks with protesters within the next week over calls for democratic reform in the Chinese

Hong Kong leaders say they hope to hold renewed talks with protesters within the next week over calls for democratic reform in the Chinese

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Hong Kong has a second night of clashes

Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong have clashed with police for a second night in a row – this time it was near government headquarters. Police

Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong have clashed with police for a second night in a row – this time it was near government headquarters. Police

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Hong Kong police arrest 45 protesters after clashes

Pro-democracy protesters at their main camp in central Hong Kong are bracing themselves for further police intervention following a night of

Pro-democracy protesters at their main camp in central Hong Kong are bracing themselves for further police intervention following a night of

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Uighurs given death sentences in China after ethnic violence

Twelve people have been sentenced to death in China and other heavy sentences handed down after ethnic violence in July which left 100 people

Twelve people have been sentenced to death in China and other heavy sentences handed down after ethnic violence in July which left 100 people

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Hong Kong protests 'will not' affect Beijing's control much

The tear gas has cleared and violence has abated but a meeting between officials and student protest leaders in Hong Kong has been cancelled. It

The tear gas has cleared and violence has abated but a meeting between officials and student protest leaders in Hong Kong has been cancelled. It

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Hong Kong: youths demand free voice in future

Challenging their elders in Hong Kong: by refusing to clear the streets, students demanding democracy are keeping the authorities busy considering

Challenging their elders in Hong Kong: by refusing to clear the streets, students demanding democracy are keeping the authorities busy considering

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Life sentence for outspoken Uighur academic in China

A sentence of life in jail has been handed down to a university professor who campaigned for better rights for China’s Uighur minority. Ilham Tohti

A sentence of life in jail has been handed down to a university professor who campaigned for better rights for China’s Uighur minority. Ilham Tohti

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China: Trial of Uighur scholar charged with separatism

An academic from China’s minority Uighur community has gone on trial charged with attempting to promote independence for the Muslim majority Xinjiang

An academic from China’s minority Uighur community has gone on trial charged with attempting to promote independence for the Muslim majority Xinjiang