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I read an American magazine every week because it usually has 3 or 4 articles about business matters in China. This week, it did not have even one article.

Should I say:

1. There was no Chinese news in this week's magazine.

or

2. There was no China news in this week's magazine.


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    Number 1 is ambiguous. It could be understood to mean news written in the Chinese language. Number 2 is slightly unusual, since China is used as an adjectival noun. I suggest to reword this sentence to something like: "There was no news about China in this week's magazine."

    You should say "There was no Chinese news in this week's magazine."
    'Chinese' is the adjective form of 'China'. It's never a noun, except when referring to the language.

    The clearest way to say it would be, "There is no news about China in this week's magazine".

    "China" is a noun (the country). "Chinese" is normally an adjective, but can be used as a noun in normal conversation. For example, when you say "How are the Chinese today?", Chinese people are implied, but since you don't say "people", the word "Chinese" becomes the noun. A similar phrase is "Let's eat Chinese tonight". Chinese food is implied, but since you don't say "food", the word "Chinese" becomes the noun.

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