The Prime Minister is leading the largest ever trade delegation to China. But what value do these junkets really deliver?
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Sunday 31 July 2011
Seven people were killed and 22 injured when two knife-wielding men hijacked a truck and then attacked a crowd, Chinese police sources said.
Friday 22 July 2011
An overloaded double-decker bus burst into flames on a highway in central China early today, killing 41 people on board and injuring six, state media said.
Monday 18 July 2011
Two attackers, a policeman and a civilian were killed today during an attack on a police station in China's far western Xinjiang region, state media reported.
Sunday 10 July 2011
The Houston Rockets centre Yao Ming, China's most recognisable athlete, has retired from basketball.
Friday 08 July 2011
China has dismissed as "pure rumour" reports that retired president Jiang Zemin, who led the country through massive changes after the crushing of the 1989 Tiananmen Square democracy movement, has died.
Saturday 02 July 2011
"It's too soon to tell" was the response Zhou Enlai, the first prime minister of China's Communist government, supposedly gave to a question about the historical significance of the French Revolution.
Wednesday 22 June 2011
The veteran investor Anthony Bolton claimed yesterday that the case for investing in China was as strong as ever, despite the fact that the value of the fund he manages has slipped by a fifth since the start of the year, and is languishing below its net asset value.
Monday 20 June 2011
Severe floods are continuing to inundate southern and eastern China - reports suggest more than 100 people have been killed.
Saturday 18 June 2011
Torrential rains which have left more than 170 people dead or missing in China are forecast to continue.
Wednesday 08 June 2011
Thousands affected by destructive floods in province of Guizhou in south west China.
Tuesday 31 May 2011
Police tightened security in the capital of China's vast region of Inner Mongolia yesterday after nearly a week of protests.
Wednesday 18 May 2011
Fields of watermelons have been exploding in China after farmers gave them overdoses of growth chemicals during wet weather.
Wednesday 11 May 2011
China's trade surplus with the rest of the world surged in April, with record exports driving the world's second-largest economy to a $11.4bn (£6.97bn) positive balance for the month.
Tuesday 03 May 2011
China's ocean monitoring agency says it is adding ships and personnel to beef up enforcement of the country's vast maritime claims.
Friday 22 April 2011
Outlook So the Greek authorities are investigating a stock-market rumour that it plans to use the cover of the Easter weekend to "restructure" – read "default" – on its debt.
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