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China unveils three year plan to dominate AI

Bejing - China has unveiled a three year action plan to take the lead in the world's burgeoning artificial intelligence industry. The plan is driven from the top of the Chinese government.

China dismisses 'hype' over S. China Sea military buildup

Bejing - China on Friday defended its construction on disputed islands in the South China Sea as "normal", after a US think tank released new satellite images showing deployment of radar and other equipment.

Bustling Beijing migrant area turns into ghost town

Bejing - The narrow alleyways of the Beijing migrant neighbourhood were once crammed with men cooking on outdoor stoves, women hanging clothes to dry and young children playing games.

China sidesteps blame over S. Korean journalist's beating

Bejing - China sidestepped blame Friday for the beating of a South Korean photojournalist by Chinese security, an incident that has marred a visit by the South Korean president to mend frayed ties with Beijing.

Chinese dissident's widow sends desperate letter

Bejing - Friends of the late Chinese democracy advocate and Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo voiced concern about his widow's health on Thursday after she sent a letter showing signs of deep depression.

China summons Australian ambassador amid meddling row

Bejing - China has summoned the Australian ambassador amid a growing row over allegations of Chinese meddling in politics in Australia.

Marvel or mishap? Hong Kong's troubled mega bridge

Hong Kong - Billed as the world's longest sea bridge connecting Hong Kong, Macau and mainland China, it has been touted by supporters as an engineering wonder.

Sweet victory: French candymakers win China legal war

Marseille - Revenge is sweet for the makers of France's traditional "calisson" candies, who have won a months-long legal battle with a businessman who trademarked the product's name in China.

Google announces AI research centre in China

Google's announced it will extend its push into China by launching an AI research centre in the country. The company said it's opening the facility to access China's leading AI research talent. The move could also help it to access Chinese users.

Defects found at China nuclear reactor project

Bejing - Defects were found in equipment for a third-generation nuclear reactor under construction in southern China with the problematic parts being replaced, the state-owned China General Nuclear Power Group (CGN) said Wednesday.

South Korean leader starts fence-mending trip to China

Bejing - South Korean President Moon Jae-In began his first state visit to China on Wednesday to soothe relations strained by the US deployment of an anti-missile system that has angered Beijing.

Sirens, doves as China marks 80 years since Nanjing massacre

Nanjing - Sirens blared and thousands of doves were released as Chinese President Xi Jinping presided over a sombre ceremony in Nanjing marking 80 years since the wartime massacre in the city by Japanese troops.

China marks 80th anniversary of Nanjing massacre

Nanjing - China on Wednesday marks the 80th anniversary of the Nanjing massacre by Japanese troops, an enduring source of bad blood as present-day rivalry between the two countries keeps a spotlight on historical animosities.

Dennis Rodman: Trump and N. Korea's Kim 'pretty much the same'

Bejing - Former basketball star Dennis Rodman is perhaps the only person in the world to call both US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un "friend".

Australian senator quits over China links

Sydney - An Australian senator quit parliament Tuesday over his links with China in a scandal that coincided with Canberra proposing new foreign interference laws that have sparked fierce criticism from Beijing.

US says 'litigation-centered' WTO losing focus

Buenos Aires - The top US trade representative launched a broadside at the World Trade Organization on Monday, accusing it of losing its focus on trade negotiation and becoming a "litigation-centered" body.

UN sanctions affecting aid in North Korea: rights chief

New York - The UN rights chief told the Security Council on Monday that tough sanctions imposed on North Korea are complicating the delivery of desperately needed humanitarian aid and called for an assessment.

S. Korea's Moon seeks rapprochement in China visit

Seoul - South Korean President Moon Jae-In hopes to "normalise" ties with giant neighbour China on his first state visit to the country this week, his office said Monday, after Beijing was infuriated by a US missile system deployment.

Former Chinese leadership contender faces graft probe

Bejing - China's top prosecutor said Monday it has opened a criminal investigation into the former party chief of Chinese mega-city Chongqing, who was expelled from the Communist Party earlier this year following corruption allegations.

Billionaire Guo Wengui wants regime change in Beijing

New York - From a luxury Manhattan apartment, Chinese billionaire Guo Wengui is plotting a "change of the regime" in Beijing and developing a new media platform with the aim of introducing democracy in the world's most populous country.

PM will 'stand up' for Australia after China criticism

Sydney - Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said he will "stand up" for Australia, brushing aside Chinese criticism of new foreign interference laws as fears rise of overseas meddling in domestic institutions.

Billionaire Guo Wengui wants regime change in Beijing

New York - Billionaire Guo Wengui, who is seeking asylum in the United States after accusing officials in his native China of corruption, wants "a change of the regime" in Beijing and the introduction of democracy in the world's most populous country.

Smart ship showcases Chinese navigational excellence

Shangai - China's first domestically developed smart ship, the Great Intelligence, docked in Shanghai this week, opening a new era of global Chinese intelligent navigation systems, according to state media sources.

China says Indian drone 'invaded' its airspace, crashed

Bejing - An Indian drone has "invaded" China's airspace and crashed, China's defence ministry said Thursday, months after the neighbours ended one of their worst border standoffs in decades. "The Indian move violated China's territorial sovereignty.

China says UN resolutions 'cannot solve' Rohingya crisis

Bejing - China said Wednesday that a UN resolution expressing grave concern over widespread abuses committed against Myanmar's Rohingya Muslim minority "cannot help to ease the tensions and solve the problem".

China slams Australia amid growing foreign interference fears

Sydney - Beijing accused Australia Wednesday of stirring "anti-China hysteria" after Canberra proposed a suite of foreign interference laws, labelling comments by some government officials as irresponsible.

China targets booming online lending as crisis fears build

Bejing - When Jia Xinru needed to borrow money to buy new clothes, order food and buy a projector to screen Breaking Bad on her wall, she had instant access to China's growing number of lenders via her mobile phone.

South Korea's Moon to visit China for talks on N. Korea

Seoul - South Korean President Moon Jae-In will visit China next week for talks on North Korea and other issues, his office said Wednesday, amid tentative signs of diplomatic movement after months of high tensions over Pyongyang's nuclear and missile threats.

Babies' brains at risk from toxic pollution: UN

New Delhi - As New Delhi and other major cities hit new toxic smog peaks, the United Nations sounded the alarm Wednesday over the damage that pollution is doing to babies' developing brains.

China says its 'open' internet accounts for a third of economy

Shanghai - China's digital economy accounts for nearly a third of gross domestic product, according to a report released at an annual cyberspace conference staged by the government to justify its strict internet censorship.
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