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China lashed by rains, rising rivers threaten more flooding

Southern China is grappling with days of torrential rain, flash floods, and landslides, prompting authorities to enact emergency plans as swollen rivers threaten further overflow, potentially affecting millions

1d ago

Chinese #MeToo activist sentenced to 5 years in prison

A Chinese journalist who popularised the country's stalled #MeToo movement was sentenced to five years in prison on Friday for "inciting subversion of state power", a group of supporters said

1w ago

China urges greater BRICS role as Western sanctions mount

China has urged the BRICS bloc of nations to take on greater responsibilities and establish itself as being inclusive to the world, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said yesterday, in the wake of Western sanctions and trade restrictions imposed on the country.

1w ago

Taiwan detects 23 Chinese aircraft around island

Taiwan’s defence ministry said yesterday it had detected 23 Chinese aircraft around the island in a window of less than three hours.

2w ago

China lunar probe takes off from Moon carrying samples

A module of a Chinese lunar probe successfully took off from the far side of the Moon on Tuesday carrying samples to be taken back to Earth, state media reported

2w ago

China probe successfully lands on far side of Moon

China's Chang'e-6 lunar probe successfully landed on the far side of the Moon to collect samples, state news agency Xinhua reported Sunday -- the latest leap for Beijing's decades-old space programme

2w ago

Xi promises fairness, justice to Arabs in solving hot spot issues

China wants to work with Arab nations to resolve hot spot issues in ways conducive to upholding fairness, justice and achieving long-term peace and stability, President Xi Jinping said in a speech today that also highlighted the Gaza crisis

3w ago

Chinese military drills around Taiwan have ended: state media

China's war games around Taiwan have ended, state media said, after two days of exercises that Beijing called a test of its ability to seize the self-ruled island

3w ago

Eight killed in central China stabbing: state media

A man killed eight people and wounded one more with a knife in central China, state media reported Friday, citing local authorities

4w ago

China holds war games around Taiwan

China yesterday encircled Taiwan with naval vessels and military aircraft in war games, as it vowed the blood of “independence forces” on the self-ruled island would flow.

4w ago

China's military surrounds Taiwan as 'punishment'

China on Thursday encircled Taiwan with naval vessels and military aircraft in war games aimed at punishing the self-ruled island after its new president vowed to defend democracy

4w ago

China announces sanctions on US defence firms

China said yesterday it would impose sanctions on a number of US defence firms and several executives over Washington’s “economic coercion” against Chinese companies and its sales of arms to Taiwan.

4w ago

China sanctions ex-US lawmaker and supporter of Taiwan

China has banned former US lawmaker Mike Gallagher from entering the country and taken other measures in response to his words and actions that "interfered in China's internal affairs", the foreign ministry said on Tuesday

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'Nice for them': White House jokes about Putin, Xi meeting

The White House said Friday that it had not seen any surprising advance in relations between China and Russia despite Vladimir Putin exchanging a hug with Xi Jinping on a visit to Beijing

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Despite Western pressure, China in no hurry to reduce Russia support

Despite Western calls on China to cut its support for Moscow's war against Ukraine by limiting supplies of dual-use materials and weapons components to Russia, Beijing has no interest in dropping its backing for President Vladimir Putin, analysts say

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Putin meets Xi in Beijing seeking greater support for war effort

Russian President Vladimir Putin met Thursday with counterpart Xi Jinping in Beijing as he seeks greater support from China for his war effort in Ukraine and his isolated economy

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Xi criticises Nato ahead of Serbia visit

Chinese President Xi Jinping yesterday criticised Nato for its “flagrant” bombing of the Chinese embassy in Yugoslavia in 1999, warning Beijing would “never allow such tragic history to repeat itself”.

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