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China slams Facebook's state media rules

Bejing - China said Facebook was unfairly targeting its biggest media companies on Friday after the network began attaching disclaimers to pages run by the country's state-controlled news outlets.

Op-Ed: China’s oddly silent as Australian foreign asset laws change

Sydney - Where would the world be without endless geopolitical hysteria? In a very different place. A rather mild bit of foreign asset patch-up work by Australia is likely to get a sharp response from China after months of hostile negativity.

China to allow limited US passenger flights

Bejing - China on Thursday said foreign airlines blocked from operating in the country over virus fears would be allowed to resume limited flights, lifting a de facto ban on US carriers, a day after Washington ordered the suspension of all Chinese travel into a...

Op-Ed: Skanktopia — Trump and McCarthy vs America

Washington - The infamous Senator Joe McCarthy and Trump have a lot in common. McCarthy started years of persecution of individuals, blacklists, and attacked opponents, whether they existed or not. Trump is much too similar.

China warns Britain interfering in Hong Kong will 'backfire'

Bejing - China warned Britain on Wednesday that interfering in Hong Kong will backfire, after the former colonial power vowed to give sanctuary to locals who may flee the city if a controversial security law is passed.

Wuhan doctor at whistleblower's hospital dies from coronavirus

Bejing - A Wuhan doctor who worked with coronavirus whistleblower Li Wenliang died of the virus on Tuesday, state media reported, becoming China's first COVID-19 fatality in weeks.

China threatens to 'counter-attack' US over Hong Kong curbs

Bejing - Beijing warned Washington Monday of retaliation after President Donald Trump announced restrictions on Chinese students in the US in protest against a new national security law in Hong Kong.

German engineer on China charter flight tests positive for coronavirus

Bejing - A German engineer on the first flight carrying European workers back to China has tested positive for coronavirus as an asymptomatic carrier, local authorities said Sunday.

Chinese media use race clashes to criticise US over Hong Kong

Bejing - Chinese state media took aim at the US government over the weekend as many American cities were gripped by raging protests and clashes, comparing the unrest with the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong.

First flight of returning European employees lands in China

Bejing - A Lufthansa plane carrying around 200 mainly German workers landed in China on Saturday, marking the first return of Europeans since the country suspended visas over the coronavirus.

China slams 'senseless' US move at UN over Hong Kong

Bejing - China accused the US of taking the UN hostage on Friday over a controversial security law for Hong Kong and warned Western nations to stay out of its internal affairs.

Mandatory divorce 'cooling-off' period sparks anger in China

Bejing - Chinese couples seeking a divorce must first complete a month-long "cooling-off" period according to a new law passed Thursday that sparked outrage over state interference in private relationships.

US vs China: facing off on many fronts

Bejing - The US-China relationship –- seen by many as the defining global power dynamic of the 21st century -– is no stranger to confrontation and discord, but rarely has their rivalry played out on so many critical fronts as it is now.

China approves plan to impose Hong Kong security law

Bejing - China's parliament approved plans Thursday to impose a security law on Hong Kong that has ratcheted up tensions with the US and sparked new protests over fears the city is losing its special freedoms.

China parliament adopts plan to impose security law on Hong Kong

Bejing - China's rubber-stamp parliament endorsed plans Thursday to impose a national security law on Hong Kong that critics say will destroy the city’s autonomy.

First virus-era Chinese expedition measures Everest

Bejing - A group of Chinese surveyors on Wednesday became the first team this year to summit Mount Everest, where they will try to pinpoint the height of the world's tallest peak using satellite technology.

China's virus diplomacy: global saviour or 'Wolf Warrior'?

Bejing - China has played two roles in the global battle against the coronavirus: a benevolent donor of aid, filling the US void, and combative superpower ready to bite back at critics.

Corruption prosecutions nearly double in China over last year

Bejing - The number of prosecutions related to corruption in China nearly doubled last year, according to a report by Beijing's top prosecutor, as President Xi Jinping ramped up his crackdown on graft.

Op-Ed: China infuriates Australia — Time for Australia to move on

Sydney - Have to give China credit – Not much could have made Australia-China relations worse than the latest thundering denunciations from Beijing. Most are insulting, but the real issue is the total lack of reason or even basic common sense.

Beijing vows to shield firms from US sanctions over Xinjiang

Bejing - Beijing on Monday vowed to shield a Chinese government institute and eight companies sanctioned by the US over alleged human rights violations in the restive Xinjiang region, where China is accused of mass repression of mostly Muslim minorities.
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