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Italian luxury notebook maker Moleskine has picked Canary Wharf and Covent Garden for its first standalone UK stores.

Disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai appeals against guilty verdict

Disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai has appealed against his guilty verdict, in a rare move that is consistent with his defiant stance but unlikely to change the outcome.

The former party chief of Chongqing has been given a life sentence after being found guilty of corruption

Bo Xilai’s life sentence allows China’s leadership to put scandal to rest

The populist politician had enemies in high places, but importantly some supporters too

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Exclusive: Organisers of world's largest arms fair in London accused of failing to stop promotion of equipment 'used in torture'

Human rights campaigners discovered that two companies were offering leg irons and electric batons

Japanese officials may be sent to disputed islands in spite of China

Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary said stationing government officials on disputed East China Sea islands, controlled by Japan but also claimed by China, remains an option.

Gu's son Bo Guagua

Bo Guagua: The student playboy whose lavish lifestyle could be his downfall - as father Bo Xilai faces prosecution

His father’s political implosion will soon pass into Chinese folklore, as will the machinations of his mother, who has been convicted of murdering a British businessman to cover up a web of corruption.

The News Matrix: Monday 9 September 2013

Pope claims arms trade ‘fuels wars’

Dennis Rodman loses his temper with reporters at Beijing Airport

Dennis Rodman returns from trip to North Korea to visit Kim Jong Un

Former NBA star restrained after losing his temper at reporters

Chinese official ‘drowned by investigators’

Six investigators trying to extract a confession held Yu Qiyi’s head under icy water.

Postcard from... Beijing

The roof of a Hong Kong factory building is covered in drying shark fins. Consumption has fallen faster in China than in Hong Kong, suggesting the anti-graft campaign is having an effect.

Shark fin soup off the menu: China’s crackdown on extravagant banquets gives sharks a second chance

Sharp fall in shark fin consumption reflects anti-corruption drive, not changing attitudes

Former Public Security Minister Zhou Yongkang is to be investigated

China’s corruption crackdown goes all the way to the top, with former security tsar to be investigated

Member of Communist Party’s most powerful body the latest to be investigated in Xi’s shake-up

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