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BBC News gathers and produces national daily news, business, political and current affairs programmes on BBC television and radio.

It is also responsible for the continuous news channels BBC News 24, BBC Parliament, BBC World, interactive services, Ceefax and the BBC News website.

BBC News is highly respected both in the UK and around the world, from the World Service which reaches a global audience of more than 150 million listeners with hundreds of bulletins in more than 40 languages every day, to the BBC's flagship television news programme The Ten O'Clock news programme on BBC One.

The breadth and depth of BBC news coverage is unrivalled, with subject specialists who can throw a spotlight on people and stories which are not widely known.

The bulk of programming comes from the news centre in Television Centre, west London - the largest such operation in the world.

Political programming, including the BBC Parliament channel, is based in the heart of Westminster at Millbank while international radio programming comes from the home of World Service - Bush House in central London.

Around 3,500 people work for BBC News, both across the UK and in key news bureaux around the world.

You can find more information about BBC News on our Newswatch site, and on ourWikipedia entry.

Last Updated: July 7, 2016

China Dissident Lawyer Gao Zhisheng ‘Destroyed by Jail’

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Leading Chinese dissident Gao Zhisheng — released the first week of August 2014 — has been “utterly destroyed” after three years in jail, says his international lawyer, Jared Gensher.

China ‘Investigating Canada Couple Over State Secrets’

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Chinese authorities are investigating a Canadian couple suspected of stealing state secrets about national defense and the military, state media say.

China Activists Fight Gay ‘Conversion Therapy’

John Sudworth
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Gay rights activists in China are preparing for what they say could be a legal milestone in their fight to stop homosexuality being treated as an illness.

Dozens Placed in Quarantine After China Plague Death

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Part of a city in north-west China has been sealed off and dozens of people placed in quarantine after a man died of bubonic plague, state media say.

Chinese Communists’ Adultery Ban – A Propaganda Stunt?

Martin Patience
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Just when you thought the Party was taking a puritanical stand, the newspaper said that when authorities had previously accused officials of “moral corruption” they defined this as having more than “three mistresses”.

All Aboard: China’s Railway Dream

Carrie Gracie
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At Asia’s biggest rail cargo base in Chengdu in south-west China, the cranes are hard at work, swinging containers from trucks onto a freight train. The containers are filled with computers, clothes, even cars.

Is Xi Jinping Trying to Provoke Anger Against Japan?

Celia Hatton
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More than 1,000 top Communist officials, military veterans and young children, turned out for a highly choreographed memorial marking the Marco Polo bridge incident which sparked the Sino-Japanese in 1937.

China Bans Xinjiang Officials From Observing Ramadan Fast

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Activists have accused Beijing of exaggerating the threat from Uighur separatists to justify a crackdown on the Uighurs’ religious and cultural freedoms.

Top China Military Official General Xu Caihou Accused

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One of China's most senior military officials has been accused of accepting bribes and expelled from the Communist Party, state media report.

China Media: White Paper on Hong Kong

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Media in China give full support to an official document reaffirming total control over Hong Kong, while papers in the special administrative region express pessimism over the future.

China Under-Reports Defence Spending, Says US

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China has under-reported its 2014 defense spending by about 20%, according to an annual report put out by the US defense department.

US Wins WTO Luxury Car Ruling Against China

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The World Trade Organization found no basis for duties that China imposed on saloons and off-road vehicles between 2011 and 2013 in retaliation for US trade policies.

Russia Signs 30-Year Gas Deal with China

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Russia's President Vladimir Putin has signed a multi-billion dollar, 30-year gas deal with China, 10 years in the making, and worth some $400 billion.

China Tightens Security in Beijing

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China has deployed armed police patrol vehicles in Beijing after three attacks at transport hubs around the country.

China Corruption Campaign: On the Trail of Zhou Yongkang

Carrie Gracie
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Until recently one of China's most powerful politicians, Zhou Yongkang has simply disappeared, presumed victim of the Orwellian security apparatus he once controlled.