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Facebook is restricting access to increasing amounts of content in Vietnam, a government official said on Aug 15, as the South-East Asian country ramps up a campaign to tighten access to the Internet.
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Ah Lung spends his days working as a clerk for a Hong Kong shipping firm.
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SINGAPORE: Tan Sri Frank Tsao Wen-king (pic), the Shanghai-born entrepreneur who fled to Hong Kong amid the turmoil of the Chinese civil war and went on to build one of Asia’s biggest shipping empires, has died aged 94.
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UALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 — After tremendous backlash from all quarters, tycoon Koon Yew Yin has issued a public apology to the Malaysian Armed Forces over his statement that the military personnel did no...
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Chinese state media called on Beijing on Wednesday to deal with protests in Hong Kong more decisively after a reporter from one of China's largest government-backed newspapers was caught up in overnig...
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Hong Kong’s airport halted flights on Monday, blaming demonstrators for the disruption, while China said the anti-government protests that have swept the city over the past two months had begun to s...
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China’s ByteDance Ltd. launched a search engine that bears a striking resemblance to Google’s clean, uncluttered home page but produces heavily sanitized results in keeping with one of the world’s most rigidly censored internet regimes.
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Thousands of Hong Kong civil servants are planning to rally on Friday night in support of protesters and to urge authorities to rebuild confidence in the government as escalating protests rock the Asi...
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As Hong Kong’s political crisis simmers amidst heated protests, China’s People’s Liberation Army in Hong Kong released a video showing footage of “anti-riot” exercises and its top brass warn...
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BEIJING, July 31 — The former party boss and chairman of China Development Bank, Hu Huaibang, is being investigated for suspected serious violations of discipline, the Central Commission for Discipl...
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BEIJING, July 30 — China will step up efforts to boost demand and support the economy, but will not use the property market as a form of short-term stimulus, a top decision-making body of the ruling...
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China reiterated on Monday its support for Hong Kong's leader, Carrie Lam (above), and its police, and called on Hong Kong people to oppose violence following another weekend of clashes between protes...
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Hong Kong bore the scars on Monday of another night of violent protests, with hard hats, umbrellas and water bottles littering some central streets, as Beijing was set to make an announcement on the A...
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HONG KONG: Hong Kong property stocks are turning into the biggest casualties of the city’s escalating street protests as investors worry about the economic impact and Beijing’s response.
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Thousands of protesters calling for democracy and some chanting “free Hong Kong” converged on the Chinese-ruled city’s airport yesterday as travellers were told to avoid protest areas in the ter...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Roman Catholic Cardinal Jaime Ortega, who came to leverage a rare level of political influence in Cuba for someone outside the Communist Party and played a key role in the island's now defunct detente with the United States, has died Friday at the age of 82.
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Chinese Internet giant Baidu Inc is investigating how online searches for a doctrine espoused by President Xi Jinping led users to a video clip that appeared to poke fun at the policy, people familiar with the matter said.
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Hong Kong police faced criticism on Monday for an apparent failure to protect anti-government protesters and passersby from attack by what opposition politicians suspected were gang members at a train...
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WASHINGTON, July 20 ― US President Donald Trump said yesterday that US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin had a very good talk with his Chinese counterpart, amid signals from China that officials coul...
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The watches send parents their children’s real-time movements, to within 10 metres. It is the latest application of the country’s self-developed navigation system that aims to rival the American-developed GPS.
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HONG KONG, July 16 — Hong Kong retailers said today they expect sales for July and August to drop by double-digits from a year earlier due to protests that have gripped the Chinese-ruled city for mo...
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The China government and Chinese companies will cut business ties with United States firms selling arms to Taiwan, China's Foreign Ministry said yesterday, declining to give details of the sanctions i...
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BEIJING, July 15 — China’s government and Chinese companies will cut business ties with US firms selling arms to Taiwan, China’s Foreign Ministry said today, declining to give details of the san...
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Hong Kong protesters clashed with police on Saturday in a town near the boundary with mainland China where thousands rallied against the presence of Chinese traders, seizing on another grievance follo...
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HANOI: Americans are buying solar panels from Vietnam like never before, but local manufacturer IREX Energy JSC isn’t celebrating.
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Passers-by watch as would-be victim runs alongside truck, throws herself under its wheels to feign being knocked off her bicycle. Police say woman had had a business dispute with driver of vehicle and wanted revenge.
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Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam’s apologies and explanations for a doomed extradition bill have failed to quell political tension and her departure is now seen by many in the Chinese-ruled city as merel...
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The wife of the former head of Interpol, who was detained in his native China, said yesterday she had sued the global police cooperation agency for failing to protect his family and complicity in what...
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British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt (photo, above) said yesterday that he had not backed violent protests in Hong Kong after Chinese state media blamed "western ideologues" for fomenting unrest in t...
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Chinese official English-language newspapers blamed meddling by Western governments on Thursday for unrest in Hong Kong amid an escalating diplomatic spat between China and the United Kingdom over pro...
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Hong Kong police said on Wednesday they had arrested 12 people in connection with incidents on July 1, although it was unclear if they were among protesters who smashed their way into the city’s leg...
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A tense calm descended on Hong Kong early on Tuesday, hours after police fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of protesters who had stormed the legislature, in chaotic scenes, to protest against an ext...
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Hundreds of protesters faced off with riot police early on Monday, the anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to Chinese rule, ahead of an annual rally that is expected to draw huge crowds amid widesprea...
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OSAKA, June 29 ― US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping are set for a high-stakes meeting in Japan today that could salvage trade talks or plunge the world's two largest economie...
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HONG KONG, June 29 — Immigration consultants in Hong Kong have seen a dramatic surge in inquiries, especially from the young, after mass protests against an extradition Bill that would allow peo...
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HONG KONG: Immigration consultants in Hong Kong have seen a dramatic surge in inquiries, especially from the young, after mass protests against an extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland China from the Asian financial hub for trial.
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Immigration consultants in Hong Kong have seen a dramatic surge in inquiries, especially from the young, after mass protests against an extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland ...
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China’s biggest game developers including Tencent Holdings Ltd have stepped up efforts to build a system to rate games for different ages, as the government tightens its control over a US$38bil (RM157.40bil) industry it accuses of fomenting teenage addiction.
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Local police say accused did not know his victim, had been drinking after argument with his girlfriend. Internet sleuths identify location of assault in response to national appeal for help.
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China’s Internet watchdog rallied the founders and Communist Party representatives of 45 startups for a “study tour” celebrating the life of Mao Zedong, as Beijing tightens its grip on the country’s largest Internet firms.
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Britain yesterday banned the sales of crowd-control equipment such as tear gas to Hong Kong and called for an investigation after police clashed with demonstrators opposed to a bill that would allow p...
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Hong Kong activists have raised more than HK$5 million (RM2.65 million) in a crowdfunding campaign to take out newspaper ads in a bid to get a controversial extradition bill on the agenda at the G20 s...
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More than 100 people blocked a Hong Kong government building on Monday in protest against proposed legislation allowing extraditions to mainland China that they want scrapped.
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FedEx Corp said on Sunday an operational error prevented a Huawei Technologies package from being delivered to the United States, just weeks after the U.S. delivery company said an error led to the Chinese firm's packages being misdirected.
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NEW YORK, June 23 — FedEx Corp said today an operational error prevented a Huawei Technologies package from being delivered to the United States, just weeks after the US delivery company said an err...
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Thousands dressed in black marched in Hong Kong today to press for the full withdrawal of a controversial extradition bill that has triggered violent protests and plunged the financial hub into a poli...
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SHANGHAI: Upcoming trade talks between the leaders of China and the United States are unlikely to immediately resolve major disagreements between the two sides but could start a new phase in negotiations, Chinese state media said on Thursday.
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WASHINGTON, June 20 — Upcoming trade talks between the leaders of China and the United States are unlikely to immediately resolve major disagreements between the two sides but could start a new phas...
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Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam (above) apologised again today and said she had heard the people "loud and clear" after some of the most violent protests in the Chinese-ruled city against an extradition b...
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BEIJING, June 17 — Military equipment firms in the United States will likely have their supply of Chinese rare earths restricted, the Global Times said today, after China’s state economic planner ...
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Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong (above) walked free from prison on Monday after serving nearly five weeks for contempt of court, pledging to join a mass protest movement demanding that the ci...
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BEIJING, June 15 — Those who insult Chinese people should pay the price in order to deter would-be offenders from following suit, Chinese state media said in a sharply worded commentary, after remar...
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Hong Kong media reported on Saturday the city’s government would suspend a proposed law on extradition to mainland China that sparked widespread anger and violent protests, with leader Carrie Lam pl...
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Earlier this week, Telegram sent out a message on its official Twitter account, informing its users that the messaging service was experiencing a powerful DDoS attack.
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Vietnam has asked companies not to advertise on videos hosted by Google's YouTube that contain "anti-state propaganda", state media said on June 12, as the South-East Asian country ramps up pressure on global tech giants.
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SHANGHAI, June 8 — China is preparing to curb some technology exports to the United States, the chief editor of China’s Global Times newspaper said today.
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BEIJING, June 5 — China's determination to resist US bullying in two years of negotiations to end the Korean War is a reason not to bow to Washington in bitter trade talks, a top Chinese newspaper s...
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BEIJING, May 31 — China’s President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump are likely to find it “difficult” to make major progress towards ending their countries’ trade war when they meet...
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BEIJING, May 29 — China’s propaganda war with the United States over their escalating trade dispute will reach a crescendo of sorts when a broadcaster from Chinese state television debates a Fox B...
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LONDON, May 29 ― The Japanese yen firmed to a two-week high versus the dollar today as concerns of a further escalation in the trade conflict between the United States and China prompted investors t...
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China’s Communist Party newspaper warned the United States on Wednesday that the country was ready to use rare earths to strike back in their bitter trade war, saying in an strongly worded commentar...
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TOKYO: Fears of a further escalation in the China-US trade dispute kept the dollar steady on Wednesday, holding gains made overnight after investors scooped up safe-haven assets, including U.S. Treasuries.
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BEIJING: China's banking and insurance regulator said on Saturday it did not expect a persistent decline in the yuan and warned speculative short sellers they would suffer "heavy losses" if they bet against the currency.
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Cases of European firms forced to transfer technology in China are increasing despite Beijing saying the problem does not exist, a European business lobby said, adding that its outlook on the country’s regulatory environment is "bleak".
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BEIJING, May 20 — Cases of European firms forced to transfer technology in China are increasing despite Beijing saying the problem does not exist, a European business lobby said, adding that its out...
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SHANGHAI, May 18 — The United States has “fabricated” accusations that China forces firms to hand over technology in exchange for market access, China’s top Communist Party newspaper said toda...
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WASHINGTON, May 17 — China struck a more aggressive tone in its trade war with the United States today, suggesting a resumption of talks between the world’s two largest economies would be meaningl...
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 17): The FBM KLCI closed 6.17 points or 0.39% higher today at 1,605.36 on buying support from local funds and after Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) announced on Thursday its market liquid...
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SYDNEY, May 17 — Asian shares suffered a fresh bout of the shakes today as tough words on trade from China's media drowned out upbeat news on the US economy and corporate earnings.
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SYDNEY: Asian shares suffered a fresh bout of the shakes on Friday as tough words on trade from China's media drowned out upbeat news on the U.S. economy and corporate earnings.
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BEIJING: China may have no interest in continuing trade negotiations with the US now, as it sees little “sincerity” in US President Donald Trump’s recent approach, according to commentaries run by state media outlets Friday.
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BEIJING, May 17 — The United States is not sincere about wanting to resume trade talks with China and has damaged the atmosphere for negotiations with its recent moves, a state media social media ac...
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BEIJING, May 17 — The trade war with the United States will only make China stronger and will never bring the country to its knees, the Communist Party's People's Daily wrote in a front page comment...
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One of the young leaders of Hong Kong’s 2014 “Umbrella” pro-democracy street protests was sent back to jail on Thursday after losing an appeal against a prison term for contempt of court.
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BEIJING, May 16 — A lack of innovation is China's “Achilles heel,” President Xi Jinping warned in an article given high prominence by state media today, where he also bemoaned the economy for be...
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BEIJING, May 15 — China is running out of options to hit back at the United States without hurting its own interests, as Washington intensifies pressure on Beijing to correct trade imbalances in a c...
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A VIDEO of a former member of K-pop group Sechs Kies calling current K-pop stars ugly has created an uproar among fans.
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HONG KONG, May 14 — Asian markets extended a global sell-off today following hefty losses on Wall Street that came in response to China’s hike in tariffs on US$60 billion (RM250.2 billion) of US i...
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BEIJING: China will never surrender to external pressure, the government said, though stopped short of announcing how Beijing will hit back after Washington renewed its threat to impose tariffs on all Chinese imports in an escalating trade dispute.
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The United States and China appeared at a deadlock over trade negotiations yesterday, as Washington demanded promises of concrete changes to Chinese law and Beijing said it would not swallow any "bitt...
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WASHINGTON, May 13 — The United States and China appeared at a deadlock over trade negotiations on Sunday as Washington demanded promises of concrete changes to Chinese law and Beijing said it would...
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WASHINGTON/BEIJING: The United States and China appeared at a deadlock over trade negotiations on Sunday as Washington demanded promises of concrete changes to Chinese law and Beijing said it would not swallow any "bitter fruit" that harmed its interests.
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Cuban gay rights activists held an unauthorised independent pride parade in Havana on Saturday, despite the Communist government warning against it and calling it subversive, an unprecedented show of ...
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BEIJING, May 11 ― Three main differences remain in the China-US trade talks, including the removal of all the additional tariffs, Chinese state media said today, following the end of the latest roun...
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A race for global supremacy in the tech sector is at the centre of the fraught trade war negotiations between the United States and China.
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WASHINGTON, May 7 ― US President Donald Trump's threat to increase tariffs on Chinese goods left prospects for a deal to end a trade war between the world's two largest economies in limbo yesterday,...
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BEIJING, May 6 — China’s Vice Premier Liu He is “very unlikely” to go to the United States this week following US President Donald Trump’s “threat” to hike tariffs on US$200 billion wort...
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A Hong Kong court jailed three leaders of the 2014 pro-democracy “Occupy” movement on Wednesday amid heightened concerns over the decline of freedoms in the China-ruled city nearly five years afte...
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SHANGHAI: China stocks fell from a 13-month high on Monday, posting their worst session in nearly four weeks, as comments from top policymaking bodies raised investor fears that Beijing will slow the pace of policy easing after some signs of stabilisation in the world's second-largest economy.
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China has never forced debt upon participants of its new Silk Road project as "prejudiced" critics have suggested, the country's top diplomat said on Saturday.
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People.cn, the online unit of China's influential People's Daily, is boosting its numbers of human Internet censors backed by artificial intelligence to help firms vet content on apps and adverts, capitalising on its unmatched Communist Party lineage.
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China will prosecute former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei for graft after an investigation found he was suspected of taking bribes and breaking discipline rules, the ruling Communist Party's anti-corrup...
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If you’re under 18 in China and want to play one of the most popular mobile games in the world, Honor of Kings (aka Arena of Valor), you will need to pass an AI facial recognition test.
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DAP deputy secretary-general Nga Kor Ming's remark that the union between Umno and PAS could turn Malaysia into a "Taliban" state has courted mixed reactions from leaders in his party.
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PARIS, March 7 — France yesterday introduced a bill to tax internet and technology giants such as Google and Facebook on their digital sales, putting it among a vanguard of countries seeking to forc...
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In a bright red office in south Beijing, some of China's most studious Communist Party members are gathered around their smartphones.
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China on Monday accused detained Canadian citizen Michael Kovrig (above) of stealing state secrets which were passed on to him from another detained Canadian, Michael Spavor, in what is likely to incr...
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It is not spring yet in the world’s biggest gaming market.
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China plans to “optimise” the spread of its controversial Confucius Institutes, the government said, institutions to promote Chinese language and culture that have been criticised by some for spre...