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Tuesday 05 August 2008
A strong earthquake rocked the western Chinese provinces of Sichuan and Gansu today, killing one person and injuring 23 near the site of May's devastating quake that killed at least 70,000 people.
Tuesday 29 July 2008
Two female Chinese gymnasts, including a gold-medal favourite, might be too young to participate in the Beijing Olympics. Several online records and reports show He Kexin, the host nation's top competitor on uneven bars, and Jiang Yuyuan might not yet be 16, the minimum age for Olympic eligibility for gymnastics. Both were chosen for China's team last week.
Monday 28 July 2008
Couples who lost an only child in the Sichuan earthquake have been given an exemption from the One Child Policy and pressured to take big cash payments in the latest effort to smooth any social unrest ahead of next week's Olympic Games in Beijing.
Saturday 19 July 2008
Few could have predicted that a big, burly cartoon panda called Po, who is versed in the finer arts of kung fu, could have brought anything but joy to the ancestral homeland of the creatures.
Wednesday 16 July 2008
In a year full of cultural exchanges with China, this is the friendliest I've seen. Traditional dancers from Hangzhou, with their gliding walks and trailing sleeves, step neatly over the trailing cables of Jah Wobble's bass guitar. Chinese opera spectacle explodes from a tiny stage, masked dancers spinning and kicking to dub and folk music.
Saturday 05 July 2008
Friday 04 July 2008
Getting Kung Fu Panda to the silver screen in China took the patience of a martial arts master, but the animated Hollywood take on Shaolin high jinks has got everybody kung-fu fighting in the ancestral home of the giant panda.
Monday 30 June 2008
It is the latest explosive example of how political corruption in China can have a dangerously destabilising impact. Thousands of rioters torched police cars and government office buildings in the south-western province of Guizhou after allegations that local officials covered up a teenage girl's death.
Monday 09 June 2008
An aftershock has rocked the earthquake zone in Sichuan province, shaking a huge lake formed by the quake nearly one month ago and threatening to engulf more than one million people downstream.
Friday 06 June 2008
Persistent rain meant that play was abandoned for the day at 3.0pm in this County Championship match between third-placed Sussex, the defending champions and eighth-placed Kent.
Saturday 31 May 2008
Tuesday 27 May 2008
China is relaxing its one-child policy for victims of the earthquake that struck the country on 12 May.
Friday 23 May 2008
Wang Qiang had just photographed the bride-and groom-to-be when the ground started shaking. The first sounds he heard were stones falling from the 100-year-old church nearby.
Wednesday 21 May 2008
As China entered a second day of mourning for what could be 70,000 dead in the Sichuan earthquake, there are still miracles happening. Rescuers pulled a 31-year-old man and a 60-year old woman to safety, more than a week after the earthquake struck Sichuan province on 12 May.
Tuesday 20 May 2008
China raised the number of dead or missing from a devastating earthquake to more than 70,000 today, as rescuers found another survivor eight days after the huge tremor hit.
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