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Tornado, hail storms kill at least 78 people in eastern China

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BEIJING A tornado, hail storms and driving rain killed at least 78 people and injured some 500 in eastern China on Thursday, flattening power lines, overturning cars and ripping roofs off houses in Jiangsu province. | Video

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China says has stopped communication mechanism with Taiwan 9:46am BST

BEIJING The Chinese government said on Saturday it had stopped a communication mechanism with Taiwan because of the refusal of the self-ruled island's new government to recognise the "one China" principle, in the latest show of tension between the two.

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Brexit puts UK-China financial services linkages at risk 6:33am BST

HONG KONG Britain's shock vote to leave the European Union could derail a raft of financial services projects agreed between China and the United Kingdom, which for years has marketed itself to Beijing as its best economic and financial friend in Europe.

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China rejects bending rule for India to join nuclear club 24 Jun 2016

SEOUL China maintains its opposition to India joining a group of nations seeking to prevent the proliferation of nuclear weapons by controlling access to sensitive technology, said the head of the arms control department in China's Foreign Ministry.

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China calls for swift agreement between Britain, EU 24 Jun 2016

BEIJING China on Friday called for Britain and the European Union to reach agreement as soon as possible after Britain voted to leave the bloc, while an influential state-run newspaper warned Britain was becoming a "small country".

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Are fears of mass unemployment in China overblown? 24 Jun 2016

WENXI, China Despite its sputtering economy - or perhaps because of it - China's labour market may be able to provide more jobs for laid off workers than many think.

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China-led bloc keeps Iran at arm's length despite Russian backing 23 Jun 2016

TASHKENT The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), a China-led security bloc, refused to initiate Iran's accession on Thursday despite a request from Russia which backs Tehran's bid, indicating possible divisions between Beijing and Moscow.

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Indonesia president visits islands on warship, makes point to China 23 Jun 2016

JAKARTA Indonesia's president held a cabinet meeting aboard a warship off the Natuna Islands on Thursday, asserting sovereignty over waters in the southern reaches of the South China Sea after Beijing stated its "over-lapping claim" on nearby waters.

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China brushes off doubts over support on South China Sea, says it is growing 23 Jun 2016

BEIJING China's Foreign Ministry on Thursday brushed off doubts about how many countries have offered support for its position in a case brought by the Philippines over Chinese claims in the South China Sea, saying the number of nations was growing daily.

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As Britain votes, China says wants to see strong, stable EU 23 Jun 2016

BEIJING China is paying attention to Britain's referendum on membership of the European Union and while it respects the people's choice, Beijing hopes to see a strong and stable EU, the Chinese government said on Thursday as Britons headed to the polls.