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Handwritten note seeds hope for trapped China gold miners

Bejing - At least 12 gold miners trapped hundreds of metres underground in China for more than a week have sent up a note warning that they are injured, surrounded by water and urgently need medicine.

Beijing likens Pompeo to a 'mantis' after latest US sanctions

Fpo - China on Monday likened outgoing Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to a "praying mantis" in a colourful condemnation of the latest US sanctions sparked by the mass arrest of Hong Kong pro-democracy activists.

China GDP grows at slowest pace in more than four decades in 2020

Bejing - China's GDP grew at the slowest pace in more than four decades in 2020, official data showed Monday, but it was still expected to be the only major economy to grow at all after a strong rebound from the coronavirus crisis.

China GDP grows 2.3% in 2020, slowest in more than four decades

Bejing - China's economy grew at the slowest pace in more than four decades last year despite a rebound after the country's coronavirus outbreak, official data showed Monday.The 2.

Philippines says China to donate half a million Covid-19 vaccines

Manila - Beijing's top diplomat pledged Saturday to donate half a million coronavirus vaccine shots to the Philippines, Manila officials said -- despite growing resistance there to Chinese-made jabs over concerns about their efficacy.

'Friend' China to donate one million vaccine doses to Cambodia: PM

Phnom Penh - China will donate one million doses of its Sinovac coronavirus vaccine to Cambodia, the kingdom's strongman premier Hun Sen has said, thanking "friend" Beijing for its generosity.

Pompeo hits Iran, China, Cuba in last-minute sanctions push

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday imposed sanctions on three of his primary targets -- China, Iran and Cuba -- in a last-minute push aimed in part at boxing in President-elect Joe Biden.

US sanctions six pro-China officials over Hong Kong arrests

Washington - The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on six officials including Hong Kong's sole representative to China's top lawmaking body over mass arrests of pro-democracy activists in the financial hub.

Lawyer who handled 'Hong Kong 12' case loses legal licence

Bejing - A human rights lawyer who handled the case of Hong Kong pro-democracy activists detained in China had his licence revoked Friday, he told AFP, a move he said was triggered by the sensitivity of the case for Beijing.

China puts 20,000 villagers in central quarantine over virus risk

Beijing - China has sent over 20,000 rural residents living in the epicentre of the country's latest virus outbreak to state-run quarantine facilities, as Beijing on Friday reported the worst nationwide figures since March.

Smartphone giant Xiaomi reels as US ramps up China blacklist

Fpo - Shares in Xiaomi collapsed on Friday after the United States blacklisted the smartphone giant and a host of other Chinese firms as the Trump administration aims to cement its trade war legacy against Beijing.

China's 2020 GDP growth slowest in over four decades: AFP poll

Shanghai - China's economy grew last year at its slowest pace since transformative market reforms of the 1970s, according to an AFP poll of economists, but finished the year strongly on an accelerating coronavirus recovery.

Hong Kong's first website takedown under national security law confirmed

Fpo - A Hong Kong internet provider said Thursday it had blocked access to a website following a police order, the first confirmed takedown using a new national security law imposed by Beijing last year.

Two Canadians detained in China allowed calls with relatives

Bejing - Two Canadians detained in China for over two years on spying charges were allowed to call their families out of "humanitarian considerations" over Christmas, Beijing said Thursday.

US envoy chides China in talk with Taiwan leader

Taipei - Washington's envoy to the United Nations held a virtual talk with Taiwan's president on Thursday after her visit to the island was scrapped in a diplomatic volte-face during the chaotic last days of the Trump administration.

Hong Kong national security police make 11 new arrests

Fpo - Hong Kong's national security police arrested 11 people in dawn raids on Thursday, including a veteran human rights lawyer, on suspicion of helping a group of activists make a failed bid to flee the city by speedboat.

WHO team arrives in Wuhan for virus investigation

Wuhan - A team of experts from the World Health Organization arrived in Wuhan Thursday to probe the origins of the coronavirus more than a year after it emerged, although two members were barred from boarding a flight in Singapore after testing positive for vi...

China reports first virus death in eight months

Bejing - China reported a death from Covid-19 on Thursday -- its first in eight months -- as the country battles to contain a resurgence in cases and prepares for the arrival of an expert team from the WHO.

Turbulent Trump diplomacy ends with scrapped Europe, Taiwan trips

Washington - The United States called off last-minute trips by top envoys to its allies in Europe and Taiwan on Tuesday in a sudden diplomatic volte-face during the chaotic swansong days of the Trump administration.

Chinese province of 37m declares 'emergency' to control virus

Bejing - A Chinese province of more than 37 million declared an "emergency state" on Wednesday to snuff out a handful of Covid-19 cases, as the country moved decisively to contain infections.

The ex-cop behind China's largest gay dating app

Bejing - Browsing the internet as a young policeman in China, Ma Baoli recalls the sheer volume of web pages telling him he was a pervert, diseased and in need of treatment -- simply because he was gay.

Pompeo and US UN envoy scrap trips to Europe, Taiwan

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo cancelled his final official visit to Europe, while Washington's UN envoy scrapped a trip to Taiwan, officials said Tuesday, as President Donald Trump faces an impeachment vote in Congress.

UK and Canada condemn Chinese 'barbarism' against Uighur minority

London - Britain and Canada on Tuesday accused China of human rights violations and "barbarism" against its Uighur minority and announced new rules to ban imports of goods suspected of being made using forced labour.

UK condemns Chinese 'barbarism' against Uighur minority

London - Britain on Tuesday accused China of human rights violations amounting to "barbarism" against its Uighur minority, as it announced new rules to ban imports of goods suspected of using forced labour.

US-born lawyer keeps faith after Hong Kong security law arrest

Fpo - A lawyer who has lived and practised in Hong Kong for decades, John Clancey has seen the inside of a few police stations -- but he never imagined he would be the one in a cell.

China places 5 million more under lockdown to stamp out virus cluster

Beijing - Chinese authorities sealed off a city of almost five million people and imposed strict travel restrictions on several others on Tuesday as they worked to quash a number of Covid-19 clusters near Beijing.

Security concerns block Chinese bid for Australian builder

Sydney - A Chinese company's bid for an Australia-based building contractor has been abandoned after the Australian government signalled it would block the purchase over national security concerns.

China make-up ad pulled for 'victim-blaming'

Bejing - A Chinese advert for make-up wipes which linked a woman's appearance to the likelihood of assault has been taken down, and the company forced to apologise, after a backlash over "victim-blaming".

Hong Kong opposition shudders as mass arrests herald 'a harsh winter'

Fpo - The mass arrests of Hong Kong opposition figures under a new security law has demolished assurances only a "tiny majority" would be targeted, analysts say, as China shrugs off international censure to purge the city of dissent.

China says WHO coronavirus experts to visit from Thursday

Bejing - Ten World Health Organization scientists will visit China from Thursday to probe the origins of Covid-19, authorities said Monday, more than a year after the pandemic began and amid accusations Beijing has tried to thwart the investigation.
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