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New Zealand says it will set China policy, not Five Eyes

Wellington - New Zealand said Monday it would not let the 'Five Eyes' intelligence alliance dictate its dealings with its largest trading partner China, in the latest distancing from the US-led group's approach to tensions with Beijing.

US, China commit to climate cooperation ahead of key summit

Washington - The United States and China are "committed to cooperating" on the pressing issue of climate change, the two sides said Saturday, issuing the pledge days ahead of a key summit hosted by President Joe Biden.

China's Xi slams EU carbon tax plan in call with Macron, Merkel

Bejing - Chinese President Xi Jinping slammed the European Union's plan for a carbon tax system Friday in a call with the leaders of France and Germany, state media reported.

Jimmy Lai: the Hong Kong media tycoon that China loathes

Fpo - A rags-to-riches millionaire, media tycoon Jimmy Lai is a self-styled "troublemaker" who has long been a thorn in Beijing's side thanks to his caustic tabloids and unapologetic support for democracy.

China GDP grows record 18.3% in first quarter in virus rebound

Bejing - China's economy expanded at a record pace in the first quarter as the country continued its rapid recovery from last year's pandemic-fuelled slump, official data showed Friday.The 18.

Xi to join European climate summit, as Kerry in China for talks

Shanghai - Chinese President Xi Jinping will join a virtual climate summit with France and Germany, Beijing announced Thursday, as US envoy John Kerry visited Shanghai to drum up support from the world's biggest polluter for America's drive to address environment...

Rattled Chinese tech giants pledge to end unfair competition

Bejing - More than 20 Chinese tech giants have made a public pact to abide by anti-monopoly guidelines, after regulators told them to note "the warning" of a record fine against e-commerce giant Alibaba.

Hong Kong marks 'national security day' with goose-steps and mascots

Fpo - Hong Kong police displayed a cuddly bear mascot, rappelled from a helicopter and goose-stepped Thursday as the financial hub held a "National Security Education Day", part of its push to boost patriotism in a city chafing under China's rule.

Japan PM heads to Washington with China topping agenda

Apo - Japan's prime minister heads to Washington on Thursday to become the first foreign leader to hold face-to-face talks with US President Joe Biden, with concerns about China topping the agenda.

Hong Kong marks 'national security day' with goose-steps and mascots

Fpo - Hong Kong police displayed a cuddly bear mascot and unveiled a new goose-step march Thursday as the financial hub held a "National Security Education Day", part of its push to instil patriotism in a city chafing under China's rule.

US envoy Kerry starts climate talks in China

Shanghai - US climate envoy John Kerry met with his Chinese counterparts in Shanghai on Thursday, in the first visit to China by an official from a Biden administration seeking to re-establish America's leadership on the environment.

China's big tech 'rectification' continues after Alibaba record fine

Bejing - A record fine, public penitence from a tech giant and a 'who's who' of digital firms warned to "rectify" their ambitions within a month -- state regulators are showing no one is bigger than Beijing in Xi Jinping's China.

'Violent' ducks? Hong Kong clothing brand cartoons rile China

Fpo - Cute cartoon animals have been at the heart of Hong Kong clothing brand Chickeeduck since 1990, displayed on everything from t-shirts and tote bags to baby rompers and pillows.

Oscars set to flop in China as Hollywood, politics collide

Shanghai - The Oscars are the glitziest night of the year in Hollywood and millions across the globe tune in, but they threaten to be a dud in China after the nomination of a Hong Kong protest documentary.

Biden sends unofficial US delegation to Taiwan

Taipei - President Joe Biden sent an unofficial delegation of former US officials to Taiwan on Wednesday in a signal of support for the democratic island as it faces increasingly hostile moves by China.

Epoch Times defiant after Hong Kong printing press attacked

Fpo - A Hong Kong newspaper linked to a spiritual group banned in China said Tuesday it would "never back down" after a gang of sledgehammer-wielding men damaged its printing presses.

Huawei says HSBC agrees document access in Hong Kong court

Fpo - Chinese tech giant Huawei on Monday said it had reached an agreement with HSBC in Hong Kong to secure documents that its senior executive Meng Wanzhou hopes will help her fight extradition to the United States from Canada.

China mulls mixing vaccines to improve efficacy of jabs

Bejing - China is considering the mixing of different Covid-19 vaccines to improve the relatively low efficacy of its existing options, a top health expert has told a conference.

China's plans for Himalayan super dam stoke fears in India

Bejing - China is planning a mega dam in Tibet able to produce triple the electricity generated by the Three Gorges -- the world's largest power station -- stoking fears among environmentalists and in neighbouring India.

Brazil eyes record grain harvest as China demand booms

Salto - Brazil is on track to harvest record amounts of soy, corn and other grains this year, fueled by newly booming demand for commodities, particularly from China.

US adds Chinese supercomputer centers to export blacklist

Washington - The United States on Thursday restricted trade with top Chinese supercomputing centers, saying that Beijing's growing efforts in the field could have military uses that pose dangers.

Philippines keeping 'options open' on South China Sea: govt

Manila - The Philippine defence department said Thursday it was keeping "all our options open" as a diplomatic row with Beijing grows over hundreds of Chinese vessels in the contested South China Sea.

China says UK sheltering 'wanted criminals' after HK asylum ruling

Bejing - China on Thursday accused Britain of sheltering "wanted criminals" after prominent Hong Kong democracy activist Nathan Law said he had been granted political asylum there.

China says UK sheltering 'wanted criminals' after HK asylum ruling

Bejing - China on Thursday accused the UK of sheltering "wanted criminals" after prominent Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Nathan Law said he had been granted political asylum there.

China weighs carrots and sticks in push to vaccinate millions

Bejing - Tickets to tourist attractions, shopping coupons, and report cards naming and shaming stores where staff haven't been vaccinated: China is veering from compulsion to persuasion in its bid to inoculate its population from Covid.

Xi urges Europe to 'make positive efforts with China' in Merkel call

Bejing - President Xi Jinping told German leader Angela Merkel during a phone call Wednesday that he hoped Europe would "make positive efforts with China", Chinese state media reported, following an international row over the treatment of Uyghurs and other mino...

Taiwan accuses Beijing of luring Paraguay with 'vaccine diplomacy'

Taipei - Taiwan on Wednesday accused China of trying to lure Paraguay into switching diplomatic recognition in exchange for coronavirus vaccines as the South American nation struggles with soaring infections.

'It's the tone': Palau president explains his China mistrust

Fpo - He leads one of the world's smallest nations, but Surangel Whipps says Palau will not be bullied by anyone into deciding its future -- least of all by China.

China sentences Uyghur ex-government officials to death for 'separatism'

Bejing - Two Uyghur former government officials in China's Xinjiang have been handed death sentences for carrying out "separatist activities", a court said, as Beijing comes under increasing fire for its actions towards minority groups in the region.

China's bitcoin mining rush risks derailing climate goals

Bejing - China's electricity-hungry bitcoin mines that power nearly 80 percent of the global trade in cryptocurrencies risk undercutting the country's climate goals, a study in the journal Nature said on Tuesday.
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