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China tech regulation spells end of Alibaba dominance

Tech giant Alibaba’s stock continued to tumble on Tuesday, falling 18% this month and wiping out all of October’s gains on concerns over possible...

Peng Shuai: Tennis star tells IOC president she is safe

Peng Shuai, the Chinese tennis star who fans feared had vanished after she made allegations against the country's former vice premier, has told the...

Reuters apologizes for ‘offensive’ tweet

Reuters has apologized for its poor choice of photo to illustrate a story about a monkey brain study that was deemed offensive and racist...

Biden commits to ‘One China’ policy

US President Joe Biden has confirmed that the US remains committed to the 'One China' policy. The One China policy dates back to the 1979...

Crypto market dives over China’s move on digital assets

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies tanked on Tuesday, retreating from near-record highs, amid tightening of regulations on digital assets. Top crypto bitcoin dropped almost 8% toward...

Biden & Xi agree to avoid conflict

The US and Chinese leaders have held a lengthy virtual meeting on Tuesday, with Joe Biden and Xi Jinping expressing readiness to improve strained...

Wang Yaping becomes first Chinese female astronaut to spacewalk

Wang Yaping became China's first female astronaut to complete a spacewalk over the weekend. The walk is expected to last six hours as Yaping and...

US ‘intel’ says COVID-19 wasn’t genetically engineered and isn’t a bioweapon

A joint report by several US intelligence agencies has concluded that COVID-19 wasn't genetically engineered or developed by the Chinese as a bioweapon. The report...

Nuclear arms race ‘stupid,’ Beijing will make sure it can destroy US just ‘ONCE’ – Chinese media boss

Matching the number of nuclear weapons with Washington is a fool’s errand, when all it takes for a successful deterrent is having enough to...

Putin & Xi give Boris’ PR summit a miss

Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping are among several world leaders who will not be attending the big climate summit scheduled to begin next week...

Olympic Torch handed to Beijing organisers

The ceremonies were considerably reduced this year, as Greek authorities cancelled the traditional six-day torch relay across Greece, and banned spectators from other events...

China launches 2nd manned flight to Tiangong space station

China sent its second manned mission to the Tiangong space station on Friday, with the crew including the station’s first female Taikonaut, Wang Yaping. The...

Despite all the severe sanctions that were supposed to boost US industry, imports from China are up and the economy’s in trouble

Despite all the early optimism of a post-Covid economic revival, soaring inflation stoked by the government’s multi-billion-dollar stimulus schemes is threatening to ruin Joe...

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