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Bishop from China's underground Catholic church steps down: state media

Bejing - A bishop from China's underground Catholic church will step down at the request of the Vatican to make way for a candidate recognised by Beijing, state-run media reported, amid a thaw in relations.

40 years in the making: Five lives changed by China's reforms

Bejing - China's "reform and opening up" policy brought monumental changes to society in the world's most populous country since its launch 40 years ago under late paramount leader Deng Xiaoping.

China probes two Canadians on suspected national security threat

Bejing - China confirmed Thursday two Canadians are under investigation on suspicion of endangering the country's national security, fuelling tensions after Canada's arrest of a top Chinese telecom executive on a US request.

China says detained Canadian may have violated NGO law

Bejing - Beijing said Wednesday a detained former Canadian diplomat may have violated Chinese laws if he carried out work in the country because his employer is not legally registered in China.

Apple phones still sold in China despite ban

Bejing - Apple stores in China continued with business as usual Tuesday despite a court-ordered ban on iPhone sales, but the US tech giant faces a growing nationalist backlash over the US-sought arrest of a Huawei executive.

China warns against 'bullying' of its citizens

Bejing - China's foreign minister warned Tuesday against the "bullying" of any Chinese citizen, amid a diplomatic fracas over the arrest of a Huawei executive on a US warrant in Canada.

Op-Ed: Chinese asylum claims in Australia up 311% this year

Sydney - Australia’s position on refuges arriving by boat is well known. The position on claiming political asylum is a lot less clear. 27,931 Chinese citizens claimed asylum last year, and things are getting tricky.

China summons US ambassador over Huawei arrest

Bejing - China summoned the US ambassador on Sunday to protest the arrest of a top executive from telecom giant Huawei in Canada, as Washington's top trade negotiator rejected suggestions that the case could affect talks aimed at settling a trade war.

China summons US ambassador over Huawei arrest

Bejing - China summoned the US ambassador on Sunday to protest the "extremely bad" arrest of telecom giant Huawei's chief financial officer in Canada and demand that the United States drop its extradition request.

China launches rover for first far side of the moon landing

Bejing - China launched a rover early Saturday destined to land on the far side of the moon, a global first that would boost Beijing's ambitions to become a space superpower, state media said.

China urges US, N. Korea to address each other's 'concerns'

Bejing - Chinese President Xi Jinping told North Korea's foreign minister Friday that he hoped Pyongyang and Washington will address each other's concerns so peace talks on the Korean peninsula "continue to make positive progress".

Huawei arrest a 'despicable rogue' action: Chinese media

Bejing - Chinese state-run media on Friday condemned the arrest in Canada of a top executive of telecoms giant Huawei on a US extradition request as a "despicable rogue's approach" to contain Chinese high-tech ambitions.

Keeping up with China: Kim Kardashian woos Chinese market

Bejing - Reality television star and lifestyle mogul Kim Kardashian has her sights set on the Chinese market with plans to open a pop-up store, state media reported Friday.

Op-Ed: Military drones; the new wave raises questions

Sydney - New technologies, and more capabilities, and more punch are making drones serious military threats. Theoretically, there is no real limit to what these drains can carry, and deliver to a target.

China to 'immediately' implement US trade truce measures

Bejing - China said Thursday it would "immediately" implement measures agreed under a trade war truce with the United States -- and was confident it could reach a deal within 90 days.

Bad reception: Arrest adds to Huawei's global woes

Bejing - The arrest of a top Huawei executive in Canada is the latest in a series of setbacks that have disrupted the Chinese telecom behemoth's global expansion amid a US-led effort to blackball it internationally.

China vows quick trade moves, Trump upbeat

Bejing - China vowed Wednesday to move swiftly to strike a trade consensus with the United States -- to the apparent relief of US President Donald Trump after a day of mixed signals that sent global markets into a swoon.

Germany's top human rights official says barred from Xinjiang

Bejing - Germany's top human rights official said she has been denied entry to China's Xinjiang region, where the UN estimates that up to one million Muslims are being held in detention camps.

Luxury 'Red Flag' models buck China auto sales slump

Bejing - Car sales are falling in China this year but one brand is speeding ahead: The national "Red Flag" sedan is flying high, powered by purchases from the government, state companies and patriotic citizens.

China vows quick trade moves as US sends mixed signals

Bejing - China vowed Wednesday to move swiftly to strike a trade consensus with the United States, even as mixed signals on the detente from self-described "Tariff Man" Donald Trump's administration upset global markets.
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