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China to build two new Antarctic bases

Chinese workers are on their way to build the country's fourth Antarctic research base and a fifth is being planned, state-run media said on Thursday as the country expands its imprint on the icy continent.

Dec 19, 2013
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Pollution blamed for drop in Beijing tourism

The number of tourists visiting China's capital fell by more than 14 percent in the first half of this year compared to 2012, state media reported Saturday, with air pollution blamed for the decline.

Aug 03, 2013
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China hit by largest-ever algae bloom

The seas off China have been hit by their largest ever growth of algae, ocean officials said, with vast waves of green growth washing onto the shores of the Yellow Sea.

Jul 04, 2013
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SUV popularity in China casts cloud

Chinese carmaker BYD gave pride of place to its new S7 SUV at the Shanghai auto show while another of its models, a fully-electric vehicle, languished in a corner with only a handful of visitors.

Apr 21, 2013
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Yahoo China to end email service

Yahoo's China arm will shut down its email service later this year, state media reported Friday, in a move illustrating the brand's diminishing profile in the country.

Apr 19, 2013
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China steps up defence on hacking allegations

Chinese state media stepped up the war of words Thursday over allegations of sophisticated cyberattacks on US firms, branding the accusations a "commercial stunt" and accusing Washington of ulterior motives.

Feb 21, 2013
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'Off the scale' smog envelops Beijing again

Residents across northern China battled through choking pollution on Tuesday, as air quality levels rose above index limits in Beijing amid warnings that the smog may not clear until Thursday.

Jan 29, 2013
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'Dead or alive' bounty offered for China piranhas

Authorities in southern China have moved to quash a bizarre piranha threat, offering bounties and free bait amid fears the aggressive South American fish has invaded a river, state media said on Thursday.

Jul 12, 2012
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