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China's online population exceeds 700 million
China's online population exceeds 700 million

The number of web users in China has risen over 700 million.

China's online population exceeds 700 million
Chinese officials under investigation for selling data
Chinese officials under investigation for selling data

Hundreds of employees at China's top statistics bureau are being investigated after selling data.

Chinese officials under investigation for selling data
Kazakhstani Olga Rypakova (bronze), Colombian Caterine Ibargüen (gold) and Israel’s Hanna Minenko (silver). Photo © Getty images/ iaaf.org
Olga Rypakova from Kazakhstan brings bronze from IAAF World Championship

Kazakhstani athlete Olga Rypakova has won the bronze medal in Women’s Triple Jump at the World Championship in Beijing.

Olga Rypakova from Kazakhstan brings bronze from IAAF World Championship
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Beijing's bid to host 2022 Winter Olympics beats Kazakhstan's Almaty

Chinese Beijing has won the bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games from Kazakhstan's Almaty.

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Beijing's bid to host 2022 Winter Olympics beats Kazakhstan's Almaty
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Sabina Altynbekova and Denis Ten join Almaty-2022 committee for IOC meeting

Kazakhstani volleyball player Sabina Altynbekova and the bronze medalist of the Sochi Olympics Denis Ten are joining the distinguished Kazakhstani athletes representing Almaty’s bid for the Winter Olympic Games in 2022.

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Sabina Altynbekova and Denis Ten join Almaty-2022 committee for IOC meeting
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Almaty provides financial guarantees to International Olympic Committee

Kazakhstan says it has enough money to host the Winter Olympics 2022.

Almaty provides financial guarantees to International Olympic Committee
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Budget of Winter Olympics in Almaty cut by $550 million

Kazakhstan has introduced 8 changes to its bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Almaty.

Budget of Winter Olympics in Almaty cut by $550 million
Nursultan Nazarbayev during the meeting with media representatives. Frame of STV Channel.
Nazarbayev on Almaty's bid for 2022 Winter Olympics

Nursultan Nazarbayev has discussed the feasibility of hosting the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Almaty during Q&A session with media representatives.

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Nazarbayev on Almaty's bid for 2022 Winter Olympics
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Kazakhstan wants 2/3 of 2022 Olympics costs to be funded by investors

Vice-Minister of Culture and Sports of Kazakhstan said that Kazakhstan was planning to use a mixed model of financial management should it be granted the right to host the Winter Olympic Games in 2022.

Kazakhstan wants 2/3 of 2022 Olympics costs to be funded by investors
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Olympics is a celebration of sport, not vanity fair: Kazakh expert

Kazakhstani expert Nurlan Nurov talks about the possibility of Kazakhstan hosting the Olympics 2022 and the financial aspect of the endeavour.

Olympics is a celebration of sport, not vanity fair: Kazakh expert
Oslo drops its bid to host 2022 Winter Olympics; Kazakhstan's Almaty and Chinese Beijing still competing
Oslo drops its bid to host 2022 Winter Olympics; Kazakhstan's Almaty and Chinese Beijing still competing

Norwegian Oslo has withdrawn its bid to host 2022 Winter Olympics leaving Kazakhstan's Almaty and Chinese Beijing as the only contenders in the race.

Oslo drops its bid to host 2022 Winter Olympics; Kazakhstan's Almaty and Chinese Beijing still competing
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Kazakh Defence Minister meets his Chinese counterpart in Beijing

Kazakhstan’s Defence Minister Serik Akhmetov has met with his Chinese counterpart Chang Wanquan in Beijing during his official visit to China.

Kazakh Defence Minister meets his Chinese counterpart in Beijing
Almaty, Oslo, Beijing remain in bid to host 2022 Olympics
Almaty, Oslo, Beijing remain in bid to host 2022 Olympics

Only three cities remain in the bidding to host the 2022 Winter Olympics after Lviv withdrew from the competition.

Almaty, Oslo, Beijing remain in bid to host 2022 Olympics
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Krakow drops bid for Winter Olympics 2022; Lviv, Beijing, Oslo and Almaty still in

Polish Krakow has withdrawn its bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games after a referendum held this weekend.

Krakow drops bid for Winter Olympics 2022; Lviv, Beijing, Oslo and Almaty still in
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China gay activists' message for Putin on Valentine's Day

A group of gay and lesbian activists staged a Valentine's Day kissing protest in Beijing Friday aimed at highlighting Russia's controversial anti-homosexuality laws.

China gay activists' message for Putin on Valentine's Day
Beijing's 'rat tribe' scurry from high costs underground
Beijing's 'rat tribe' scurry from high costs underground

Near Beijing's $600 million Olympic stadium, migrant worker Ye Yiwen, her husband and two children cram into a tiny underground room, sheltering from the Chinese capital's biting winter and soaring property prices.

Beijing's 'rat tribe' scurry from high costs underground
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Harry Potter wizard invoked again as Japan hits back at China

The diplomatic bickering between Japan and China has descended into name-calling in the British press, with claim and counter-claim by the countries' ambassadors invoking the fictional evil wizard of the Harry Potter series, Lord Voldemort.

Harry Potter wizard invoked again as Japan hits back at China
A newly-built government building housing several departments including the Mentougou Weather Bureau is seen in Mentougou district of Beijing. ©Reuters/Stringer
Officials in Beijing suburb build Kremlin copy

Local officials in a Beijing suburb have built themselves a white-walled, gold-domed office complex resembling Moscow's Kremlin, state media reported, prompting anger among Chinese who condemned the lavish buildings.

Officials in Beijing suburb build Kremlin copy
The Great Hall of the People, where the Chinese Communist Party plenum is being held, is seen behinds red flags in Tiananmen square in Beijing. ©Reuters/Kim Kyung-Hoon
China's reform pledges: the main points

China's Communist Party leaders this week emerged from a closed-door meeting in Beijing bearing a raft of promises on issues from the controversial one-child policy to the scope of the death penalty.

China's reform pledges: the main points
Taiwan's Economic Affairs Minister Chang Chia-Juch (2nd L) and Foreign Minister David Lin (R). ©Reuters/Pichi Chuang
Taiwan signs free trade deal with Singapore

Taiwan signed a free trade deal with Singapore on Thursday, its first with a Southeast Asian country, as the diplomatically isolated island steps up efforts to join regional economic blocs.

Taiwan signs free trade deal with Singapore