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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...

Chain-smoking marathon runner disqualified

A man who completed the race while smoking cigarettes displayed “uncivilized behaviour,” organisers have said. A 52-year-old athlete who chain-smoked his way through an entire...

Prepare for war with Russia, China, Iran and North Korea – UK defense minister

Grant Shapps wants Western nations to increase their military spending ahead of a possible conflict. British defense minister Grant Shapps has predicted a global conflict...

Chinese PM not on my level – Zelensky

The Ukrainian leader has said he wants to meet with decision-makers only. Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky claimed on Wednesday that he had not actually sought...

How a tiny tourist paradise has become a political flashpoint between India and China

The Maldives, with its new anti-New Delhi, pro-Beijing president, is set to become an inconvenient neighbour. The Maldives is an archipelago nation in the Indian...

People of Taiwan don’t want war with Beijing – so why did they elect a pro-independence ‘president’?

The outcome is certainly a boon for the US, allowing it to continue its campaign of pressure on China. In the heart of the Asia-Pacific,...

Beijing reacts to Taiwan presidential election result

Beijing has repeatedly branded Lai Ching-te a separatist and had warned voters against supporting him. A long-time vocal advocate of independence, Taiwan’s vice president Lai...

Xi sends warning over Taiwan

The Chinese leader vowed “complete reunification” ahead of elections on the island. Beijing will use “any means” to prevent the separation of Taiwan, Chinese President...

This Asian nation is key for the US-China power struggle

Vietnam has found itself in the position of kingmaker, being crucial for the plans of both Beijing and Washington for Asia. Chinese leader Xi Jinping...

MBIE strengthens ties with leading Chinese science agencies

MBIE officials met with two major Chinese science agencies in Wellington recently, recognising a continued commitment to collaborative research and innovation between New Zealand...

Italy confirms exit from China’s Belt and Road

Beijing’s investment initiative has failed to benefit Rome, according to Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani. The Italian government has formally announced its decision to exit China’s...

The global wave of childhood pneumonia

The news that Northern China is dealing with a mystery pneumonia outbreak in children was headlined in many news outlets worldwide. Chinese health officials failed...

The new ‘Chinese disease’ panic is upon us

With Covid-19 being old news, China detractors will take every opportunity to portray an ordinary winter outbreak as something sinister. News has been spreading throughout...

Pepe Escobar: Xi outmaneuvers Biden in San Francisco

On one side of the table, a Global South leader at the top of his game. On the other side, a mummy selling the...

China brands Biden ‘irresponsible’ over ‘Dictator’ comment

The US president said he stood by his description of Xi Jinping as a “dictator,” hours after meeting him in San Francisco. The Chinese Foreign...

Taiwanese parties joining ranks to unseat pro-US cabinet, mend ties with Beijing

Joe Biden's Indo-Pacific strategy envisaging Taiwan's militarization over the alleged China threat may fall apart at the seams as Taiwanese political forces unite to...

Beijing’s vision for Hong Kong is about to be put to the test

The city’s new election scheme is based on its own unique history and China’s ‘One Country, Two Systems’ policy. On December 10, Hong Kong will...

Chinese airline to honour $1.37 flights after booking glitch

The error coincided with the lead-in to China’s busiest online shopping season of the year. China Southern Airlines has pledged to honour tickets sold for...

China’s former premier dies of heart attack

Li Keqiang passed away on Friday at the age of 68, according to state media. Former Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has died at the age...

Dangerous even after death: The great mystery China’s first Emperor left behind

Scientists are looking for a way to open up the final resting place of the Terracotta Army’s master. The mausoleum of the legendary Qin Shi...

China and Syria announce new ‘strategic partnership’

Beijing is helping Damascus re-engage with other nations after a US-backed campaign to oust President Bashar Assad. Beijing and Damascus have announced the formation of...

German FM labels Xi ‘a dictator’

The West must help Ukraine win its conflict against Russia to deter people like the Chinese leader, Annalena Baerbock has claimed. German Foreign Minister Annalena...

Huawei’s sneak attack tears a hole in US sanctions on China

The telecom giant’s new Mate 60 phone is a sign Washington’s chip tech restrictions are not working. Recently, Huawei’s Mate 60 smartphone rolled out to...

British Parliament rocked by ‘Chinese spy’ discovery

Tory hawks want to escalate tensions with Beijing, but official London is reportedly reluctant. Two former leaders of Britain’s ruling Conservative Party called on Monday...

Two detained for ‘irreversibly’ damaging Great Wall of China

The suspects had breached the World Heritage site with an excavator, officials said. Two people have been detained for damaging a section of the Great...

Jeffrey D. Sachs: The US economic war on China

China’s economy is slowing down. Current forecasts put China’s GDP growth in 2023 at less than 5%, below the forecasts made last year and far...

Watch: Xi Jinping’s aide forcibly blocked from escorting him

South African security officers slammed doors shut on a member of the Chinese leader’s delegation in a video that has gone viral. A member of...

Taiwan expelled from international political body

The Central American Parliament has stripped Taipei of its observer status. The Central American Parliament (Parlacen) has voted to expel Taiwan as a permanent observer...

China’s farming push is about war

Beijing wants to produce enough food to satisfy its massive demand, to withstand a potential blockade by the US. In a bid to secure a...

Has Beijing subjugated Hong Kong to a point where young people don’t even want to vote?

Recent voter registration numbers have raised speculation that the city’s young residents are apathetic to their electoral system. Contrary to caricatured Western portrayals, Hong Kong’s...

Why China must restrain itself from enforcing its South China Sea claim

By asserting its presence in what it considers its territorial waters, Beijing plays into Washington’s hand. Late last week, the Chinese Coast Guard deployed water...

China makes weapons ‘breakthrough’

Beijing’s military scientists have claimed success in enabling high-energy lasers to operate “indefinitely” without overheating. Chinese military scientists have reported a research breakthrough that could...

Laid low or lying low? Why China’s foreign minister disappeared and was then replaced

Portrayed as a potential ‘purge,’ Qin Gang’s removal from post is likely simply a natural evolution of Beijing’s diplomatic goals. Recently, the Western media have...

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