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China resumes ‘panda diplomacy’ with US

Two bears are en route to the San Diego Zoo as part of a conservation effort. A pair of giant pandas from China are heading...

Teen Tower dominates at FIBA U-18 Women’s Asia Cup

In a viral video Zhang Ziyu, a 7-foot-3 basketball prodigy from Shandong province, made a sensational debut at the FIBA Under-18 Women’s Asia Cup...

Watch: Chinese probe returns from dark side of the Moon

The Chang’e-6 lunar module has safely landed, bringing back a sample of soil from the far side of Earth’s satellite. China’s unmanned Chang’e-6 lunar probe...

Watch: Spacecraft debris falls in populated area

The incident apparently happened during the launch of a Chinese-French satellite. A video apparently showing debris from a spacecraft hitting the ground in a populated...

Scam warning for Chinese community after victims lose millions

Members of the Chinese community are advised to be highly vigilant about an investment scam emerging on some social media. Police are investigating two cases...

Visa-free travel to China now available for NZ passport holders

Following a meeting between Chinese Premier Li Qiang and New Zealand Prime Minister Christopher Luxon, New Zealand passport holders can now enter China without...

Prominent Chinese #MeToo activist Sophia Huang Xueqin sentenced to 5 years for ‘Subversion’

Sophia Huang Xueqin, a leading figure in China's #MeToo movement, has been sentenced to five years in prison for "subversion against the state," with...

Dior contractors suspected of exploiting Chinese workers – media

An Italian operating company of the French fashion brand reportedly spent just US $57 to produce a US $2,800 bag. A Milan court has placed...

Four US university tutors Hospitalised after stabbing in China

Four instructors from Iowa's Cornell College were hospitalised after being stabbed by an unknown assailant during a visit to a public park in Jilin,...

Chinese Premier Li Qiang to visit NZ for bilateral talks

Chinese Premier Li Qiang is set to visit New Zealand this week, marking the first visit by a Chinese premier since 2017. Prime Minister Christopher...

The perils and promise of the emerging multipolar world

The World Bank’s release on May 30 of its latest estimates of national output (up to the year 2022) offers an occasion to reflect on the...

Prospects of peaceful reunification with Taiwan have ‘eroded’ – Beijing

China’s defense chief has warned that Taipei is being dragged into a “dangerous situation”. China’s efforts toward “peaceful reunification” with Taiwan have been consistently undermined...

China achieves landmark moon landing, aiming for first dark side samples

China successfully landed its Chang'e-6 uncrewed spacecraft on the far side of the moon on Sunday, marking a significant achievement in its space exploration...

The blue roof trend in China: Is there a reason behind their proliferation?

In the wake of devastating events like the fires in Lahaina, Hawaii, a novel idea has been circulating among some communities: painting house roofs...

Alleged spy Matthew Trickett found dead in UK

Former Royal Marine Matthew Trickett was accused of surveilling Hong Kong independence activists for the Chinese government. A British ex-commando accused of spying for the...

China offloads record amount of dollar assets – data

Beijing has sold $53.3 billion in US securities, according to Treasury Department data. China sold a record number of US bonds in the first quarter...

Putin and Xi meet in Beijing

The Russian president’s two-day visit marks the 75th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the countries. Russian President Vladimir Putin has met with Chinese counterpart Xi...

Watch: Putin lands in Beijing for talks with Xi

The first visit of the Russian leader after his inauguration highlights the importance of Moscow-Beijing relations. Russian President Vladimir Putin was welcomed with an honor...

This is the question that could ultimately destroy EU-US unity

Western Europeans broadly see China as an opportunity, but Washington sees it as a threat. This has major geopolitical consequences. Chinese President Xi Jinping is...

Xi marks 25th anniversary of NATO atrocity

The US bombed the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade on this day in 1999. President Xi Jinping of China arrived in Serbia on Tuesday for a...

China calls for ‘international investigation’ into Nord Stream attack

Those who oppose a UN-led probe of the incident could “have a hidden agenda,” Chinese diplomat Geng Shuang has said. China’s deputy envoy to the...

Germans arrested on suspicion of spying for China

Beijing has dismissed the allegations as part of a smear campaign. Three German nationals have been arrested on suspicion of spying for China, the Prosecutor...

US House speaker announces ‘new axis of evil’

Mike Johnson reverted to Republican orthodoxy as he vowed to get weapons to Ukraine as a matter of “critical” importance. In a dramatic break from...

McClay ‘reaffirms strong NZ-China trade relationship’

Trade, Agriculture and Forestry Minister Todd McClay has concluded productive discussions with ministerial counterparts in Beijing today, in support of the New Zealand-China trade...

German leader greeted in China by deputy mayor

Chancellor Olaf Scholz hopes to meet with President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Qiang later this week. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz embarked on a high-profile...

Visit to ‘boost NZ’s trade and agricultural relationship with China’

Trade and Agriculture Minister Todd McClay will visit China next week, to strengthen relationships, support Kiwi exporters and promote New Zealand businesses on the...

New hacking allegations against China aren’t what they seem

Washington and London are claiming Beijing sponsored a cybercrime campaign against them three years ago. Why did they wait until now? In March, the UK,...

New Delhi and Beijing hold border talks

India and China have continued negotiations on a complete disengagement after the 2020 incident in Galwan Valley. India and China on Wednesday held a fresh...

Chinese hackers accused of cyber incident targeting Parliament

Officials have revealed that sensitive data from the country's Parliament was compromised during a cyber espionage operation attributed to China. The Government Communications Security Bureau...

India rejects ‘absurd’ Chinese claims on disputed region

Beijing earlier condemned PM Narendra Modi’s visit to Arunachal Pradesh amid tensions at the border. The region of Arunachal Pradesh will always remain part of...

‘We are at war’ – former UK spy chief

Britain needs to make “tough choices” to be able to counter the “threats” posed by Russia and China, a former head of MI6 has...

Rental scammers targeting Chinese people seeking New Zealand accommodation

Police have received several reports of a rental property rental scam involving the Chinese community. The scammers are targeting China-based people who are seeking rental...

China reacts to death of Navalny

The activist’s passing is “Russia’s internal affair,” Beijing has said. The Chinese Foreign Ministry has declined to comment on the death of Russian opposition figure...

Here’s why the result of Taiwan’s election is bad news for the US

It will become apparent in the long term that China was the real winner. In 2023, the volume of trade between the two sides of...

Luxon briefed on ‘threats to critical infrastructure’

Officials have highlighted the need to protect critical infrastructure in New Zealand in a briefing to the Minister for National Security and Intelligence, Christopher...

Russia and China unite over US bioweapons

The two countries have pledged to collaborate in confronting threats posed by the Pentagon’s “biological activities”. The Russian and Chinese governments have held an inter-agency...

Judge orders liquidation of Chinese property giant Evergrande

A liquidation order has been issued by a Hong Kong court against Chinese property giant Evergrande. The company has over $325 billion in liabilities. Judge Linda...

Nuclear power generation to hit all-time high – IEA

Most of the new capacity is expected to come from China and India. Global nuclear power generation is set to reach an all-time high in...

Huawei moves to totally abandon Android

The Chinese tech giant expects its in-house Harmony operating system to become available this year. Huawei has unveiled its new in-house-developed operating system, HarmonyOS NEXT,...

Scores buried following landslide in China

The large landslide took place in Zhaotong city in the southwestern Chinese province of Yunnan. At least 47 people have been buried. The incident occurred...

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