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China says navy warned off French warship in Taiwan Strait

Bejing - China said Thursday its navy warned off a French warship that had entered the Taiwan Strait earlier this month and has lodged an official protest over the rare move by a European power.

Amnesty says Hong Kong office hit by China-linked cyber attack

Fpo - Amnesty International's Hong Kong office has been hit by a years-long cyberattack from hackers with known links to the Chinese government, the rights group said Thursday.

China defends Belt and Road but vows to battle debt

Bejing - China launched on Thursday a staunch defence of its Belt and Road global infrastructure project as it opened a summit with a pledge to ease concerns about debt linked to its signature foreign policy.

China's island cities: Treasure or trouble for Asia?

Colombo - A high-rise city the size of central London rising out of the ocean next to Sri Lanka's capital is laying down another marker for China's global infrastructure ambitions whose epic scope is sounding alarm bells in Asia and beyond.

Falungong: The movement that rattled Beijing

Bejing - The Falungong triggered a relentless Chinese government crackdown against the movement when thousands of its members protested around Communist Party headquarters in Beijing 20 years ago.

Energias de Portugal shareholders block takeover bid by China Three Gorges

Lisbon - Shareholders in Portugal's biggest company, Energias de Portugal, on Wednesday blocked a nine-billion-euro ($10-billion) takeover bid by the state-owned China Three Gorges (CTG) Corporation.

Britain 'approves' Huawei role in 5G network

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May has reportedly approved a limited role for China's Huawei to help build a 5G network in the UK, shrugging off security warnings from senior ministers and Washington surrounding the telecoms giant, media said Wednesday...

China formally arrests ex-Interpol chief

Bejing - China has formally arrested former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei on suspicion of accepting bribes, prosecutors announced Wednesday, as he faces possible corruption charges.

Divided Europe faces China Belt and Road test

Apo - The complicated, hot-and-cold relationship between Europe and China takes another turn this week, as several EU leaders break ranks to attend the Belt and Road summit in Beijing.

British PM approves Huawei role in 5G network: report

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May has given the go-ahead for China's Huawei to help build a 5G network, shrugging off security warnings from senior ministers and Washington, the Daily Telegraph reported Wednesday.

Top US officials heading to Beijing for trade talks: White House

Washington - Two top American officials will head to Beijing next week to continue talks on the bruising trade war between the US and China, the White House said on Tuesday.

China uses US-made satellites for internal security: report

Washington - A fleet of US-made satellites helps China's government police its people and supports its military despite growing wariness in Washington over Beijing's power, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.

China plastic waste ban throws global recycling into chaos

Jenjarom - From grubby packaging engulfing small Southeast Asian communities to waste piling up in plants from the US to Australia, China's ban on accepting the world's used plastic has plunged global recycling into turmoil.

Chinese workers demand release of labour rights activists

Bejing - Some 100 Chinese workers suffering from a work-related disease have signed a petition demanding the release of three prominent activists in southern China amid a crackdown on labour activism.

Malaysia revives massive China-backed project

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia will revive a $34 billion Chinese-backed transport and property development that was abandoned in 2017, the prime minister said Friday, adding the project would contribute to Beijing’s global infrastructure drive.

China invites North Korea to Belt and Road summit

Bejing - China said Friday leaders from 37 nations and North Korean representatives will attend a summit for its Belt and Road Initiative next week as it hit back at criticism of the massive trade infrastructure project.

Luckin's multibillion path to becoming the 'Chinese Starbucks'

Coffee startup Luckin is continuing to draw investors as it continues its mission to become the leading chain of coffee shops in China. The company has just closed a Series B-plus funding round, gaining $150 million.

China says US trade agreement not yet settled

Bejing - China said Thursday there is "still much work to finish" on the text of a trade agreement with the United States.

Amazon to pull plug on China retail operations: report

Shanghai - Amazon plans to close down its online retail operations that cater to consumers in China in an apparent admission of defeat to local e-commerce rivals such as Alibaba and JD.com, a report said on Thursday.

Block China Mobile from US, FCC chairman says

San Francisco - The chairman of the top US telecoms regulator on Wednesday announced his opposition to allowing China Mobile to operate in the United States, citing risks to American national security.

Trump says US, China trade talks to be 'successful'

Washington - US President Donald Trump on Wednesday held out hope the current trade talks with China will be a success, and said an announcement on the status was due "shortly.

Prague honours late Chinese dissident Liu with bust

Prague - A Prague art gallery has unveiled a brass bust of the late Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo to mark the 30th anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen massacre, a spokeswoman said Wednesday.

US firms in China frustrated, business lobby says

Bejing - American firms in China remain frustrated and are growing more pessimistic about their prospects in the country, a top business lobby said Wednesday, while a trade war between Washington and Beijing continues to fester.

A small step for China: Mars base for teens opens in desert

Jinchang - In the middle of China's Gobi desert sits a Mars base simulator, but instead of housing astronauts training to live on the Red Planet, the facility is full of teenagers on a school trip.

'Masters of our destiny': Myanmar's Wa rebels in show of force

Pyin Oo Lwin - It has a standing army of 25,000, manufactures its own guns and conscripts at least one member of each household -- meet the United Wa State Army: Communist, reclusive, China-backed rebels determined to protect their supremacy over Myanmar's badland bo...

Mother detained after Chinese vaccine protest

Bejing - A Chinese health activist has been detained for more than a month, her husband said Wednesday, after she participated in a protest over faulty vaccines -- a re-occurring issue in China.

'Masters of our destiny': Myanmar's Wa rebels in show of force

Pyin Oo Lwin - It has a standing army of 25,000, manufactures its own guns and conscripts at least one member of each household -- meet the United Wa State Army: Communist, reclusive, China-backed rebels determined to protect their supremacy over Myanmar's badland bo...

China seizes nearly 2,750 elephant tusks in huge bust

Bejing - Chinese authorities have seized 7.5 tonnes of ivory -- 2,748 elephant tusks -- in one of the biggest busts in recent years as the country cracks down on the sale of illegal wildlife products.

Woman arrested at Trump resort seemed up to 'something nefarious': judge

Miami - A US federal judge on Monday said that a Chinese woman who allegedly brought malicious software to President Donald Trump's Florida resort seemed to be "up to something nefarious," denying her bail as she awaits trial.

China using AI to identify Uighurs across China: NYT

Fpo - Chinese authorities are using a vast system of facial recognition technology to track its Uighur Muslim minority across the country, according to a story in the New York Times.
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