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Trump records show Chinese business pursuits and bank account: NYT

Washington - Donald Trump spent years cultivating business projects in China, where he maintained a previously unknown bank account, The New York Times reported Tuesday, as the US president attempts to portray election rival Joe Biden as weaker on Beijing.

Brazil embraces Chinese Covid vaccine after row

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's health minister said Tuesday the country would add the Chinese-made CoronaVac vaccine against Covid-19 to its national immunization program, despite a political and diplomatic row over whether to use it.

India returns detained Chinese soldier: China

Bejing - India on Wednesday returned a Chinese soldier detained after straying across a disputed border where the two countries have clashed in recent months, China's army announced.

India returns detained Chinese soldier: China

Bejing - India on Wednesday returned a Chinese soldier detained after straying across a disputed border where the two countries have clashed in recent months, China's army announced.

India says 'no timeframe' for release of Chinese soldier

New Delhi - A Chinese soldier detained after straying into Indian territory near their high-altitude frontier will be handed back "after formalities are completed", New Delhi said Tuesday.

Why Beijing may want to keep Trump in the White House

Bejing - Donald Trump has frustrated and enraged China during a tumultuous first term, but Beijing may welcome his re-election as it scans the horizon for the decline of its superpower rival.

China's super rich got $1.5 trillion richer during pandemic: report

Bejing - China's super wealthy have earned a record $1.5 trillion in 2020, more than the past five years combined, as e-commerce and gaming boomed during pandemic lockdowns, an annual rich list said Tuesday.

Alibaba fintech arm gets nod for record IPO listing in Hong Kong

Bejing - The financial arm of Chinese e-commerce titan Alibaba received Monday a green light from Chinese regulators to list in Hong Kong, according to data published online, another step towards the biggest IPO in history.

Pakistan lifts TikTok ban after pledge on 'indecent' content

Islamabad - Pakistan said Monday it would lift a recent ban on the video-sharing app TikTok after assurances that "immoral" content would be blocked.

India detains Chinese soldier in disputed border region

Srinagar - India said Monday that it had detained a Chinese soldier who strayed across the disputed frontier where the two countries are engaged in a months-long standoff after a series of clashes.

Cake fight: Taiwan, China officials scuffle at Fiji soiree

Taipei - Taiwan and China traded accusations Monday over a physical clash between their diplomats at a reception in Fiji -- with Beijing revealing that a cake helped fuel the dust-up.

China beefs up laws to handle epidemics, protect whistleblowers

Bejing - China has passed a new law to improve its handling of disease outbreaks -- including protecting whistleblowers -- following a cascade of criticism over its coronavirus response and accusations of an early cover-up.

Hong Kong activist 'Grandma Wong' says held 14 months in mainland China

Fpo - An elderly woman who disappeared midway through Hong Kong's democracy protests last year resurfaced in the financial hub on Saturday after 14 months away, saying she had been detained on the Chinese mainland.

Japan PM Suga sends offering to controversial war shrine

Apo - Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga sent a ritual offering Saturday to the controversial Yasukuni war shrine, which is seen by neighbouring countries as a symbol of the nation's past militarism, especially during World War II.

China warns Canada against granting Hong Kongers sanctuary

Ottawa - A top Chinese diplomat warned Canada Thursday against granting asylum to Hong Kong democracy protesters, adding that doing so could jeopardize the "health and safety" of Canadians living in the southern Chinese financial hub.

Scientists throw lifeline to world's rarest primate

Paris - Hainan gibbons -- the rarest primates on Earth -- were already teetering on the edge of extinction in 2014 when the most powerful storm to lash China's coast in half a century ravaged their island oasis.

Australia 'deeply concerned' as writer faces China spying trial

Sydney - Australia on Wednesday expressed deep concern at the prosecution of writer Yang Hengjun after Beijing officials confirmed an espionage case against him would go ahead.

US says ready to extend nuclear pact, but rebuffed by Russia

Washington - The United States said Tuesday it had reached an agreement in principle with Russia to extend New START, the last major nuclear treaty still in force, but Moscow quickly rejected US conditions.

US says 'agreement in principle' with Russia on extending key nuclear pact

Washington - The United States said Tuesday it had reached an "agreement in principle" with Russia on extending New START, the two nations' last major nuclear accord, which is due to expire in February.

French museum halts Genghis Khan show after Chinese pressure

Nantes - A French museum won backing from scholars on Tuesday for its decision to halt an exhibition about Mongol leader Genghis Khan because of a censorship attempt by the Chinese government.

Taiwan rejects China spy claims as 'creating terror'

Taipei - Taipei accused Beijing Tuesday of "creating terror" after state media aired a series of reports on espionage that included alleged confessions of two Taiwanese in Chinese custody.

Australia seeks answers on reported Chinese coal 'ban'

Sydney - Australia on Tuesday called for China to clarify whether restrictions have been placed on the import of Australian coal, a potentially significant hit to the already struggling economy Down Under.

Spy case of Australian writer reaches China court

Bejing - The espionage case against detained Australian writer Yang Hengjun has reached a Beijing court, China's foreign ministry spokesman said Monday, in a rare update on a man held incommunicado for months since his arrest last year.

China bristles at Canada over duo detained on spy charges

Bejing - Beijing on Monday rubbished a Canadian charge that two of its citizens were being arbitrarily detained in China, instead accusing Ottawa of "double standards" over the arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou.

Hong Kong leader postpones policy speech after Beijing summons

Fpo - Hong Kong's leader on Monday announced she had postponed a policy speech after being ordered to travel to mainland China for meetings with central government officials.

Canadian detained in China 'relieved' by virtual visit

Montr - One of the two Canadians that Ottawa says are held arbitrarily in China was "relieved" to get outside news via a virtual diplomatic visit and remains determined to come home, his wife said Sunday.

China backs Iran nuclear deal, calls for new MidEast forum

Bejing - China's foreign minister Wang Yi has called for a new forum to defuse tensions in the Middle East after a meeting with his Iranian counterpart where he reiterated Beijing's support for Tehran.

Pakistan bans TikTok over 'immoral content'

Islamabad - Pakistan on Friday banned the wildly popular video sharing app TikTok, as authorities press their clampdown on "immoral" content.

Stuck in your 'smart' chastity device? Use a screwdriver, manufacturer says

Fpo - The maker of a 'smart' male chastity device has recommended using a screwdriver to break them open after warnings they can be locked remotely by hackers.

China joins deal to get Covid-19 vaccine to poorer nations

Bejing - China has signed up to a deal to ensure future Covid-19 vaccines are distributed to developing countries, the biggest economy yet to join the World Health Organization-led bid to control the pandemic.
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