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Rights groups have accused China of engaging in a campaign of ethnic cleansing against Muslims [Thomas Peter-Reuters]

China rejects Turkey criticism on Uighurs, denies poet’s death

China has hit back at claims by Turkey over its treatment of Uighur people, and denied reports a prominent poet and musician from the ethnic Muslim minority was tortured to death in prison.
Tsai Ing-wen

Taiwan says won’t bow to China pressure

Taiwan will not bow to Chinese pressure, a presidential spokesperson has said, as the self-ruled island held live-fire military drills aimed at showing its ability to defend itself from Beijing's threats.
A relative escorts a child from an elementary school where an attack took place in Beijing on January 8, 2019. – Twenty children were wounded in an attack at the elementary school in Beijing on January 8 with three suffering serious injuries, local authorities said. (Photo by GREG BAKER / AFP)

Attacker hurts 20 children in Beijing school

Twenty children were wounded in an attack at an elementary school in Beijing Tuesday with three suffering serious injuries, local authorities said.
China's nationalist tabloid Global Times called Meng's arrest a 'rogue' move [ Alexander Bibik-Reuters]

Anger in China over arrest of Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou in Canada

Chinese state-run media on Friday condemned the arrest in Canada of a top executive of telecoms giant Huawei on a US extradition request as a "despicable rogue's approach" to contain China's high-tech ambitions.

79-year-old beggar exposed as wealthy grandma who enjoys begging

A 79-year-old Chinese woman, who begs at Hangzhou East Railway Station, has been exposed as a wealthy woman, who merely enjoys begging.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrives at Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek on October 7, 2018 after his Pyongyang trip. Pompeo held talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang on October 7, before landing in Seoul on a whirlwind diplomatic visit to the region.Jung Yeon-je / POOL / AFP

Chinese media blast Mike Pompeo’s ‘malicious’ Latin America comments

Chinese state media sharply criticised US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday after he made comments in Latin America warning about the hidden risks of seeking Chinese investment amid a growing battle for influence in the region.
Uighur security personnel patrol near the Id Kah Mosque in Kashgar in the western Xinjiang region [File- Ng Han Guan-AP]

China defends internment camps for Uighur Muslims

China has issued an ardent defence of its alleged mass internment of Uighur minorities in far west Xinjiang region amid a global outcry, with a regional official insisting that authorities are preventing "terrorism" through "vocational education" centres.
Xi Jinping

Trade war: China not afraid of ‘extreme measures’

China is not afraid of “extreme-measures” the United States is taking in their trade war and will use it as an opportunity to replace imports, promote localisation and development of high-tech-products.
China's President Xi Jinping

Xi Jinping: Chinese funds not for ‘vanity projects’ in Africa

Chinese funds are not for “vanity projects” in Africa but are to build infrastructure that can remove development bottlenecks, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Monday, telling Chinese firms they also had to respect local people and the environment.
Paramilitary police patrol the airport in Hotan in western China's Xinjiang region [File- Ng Han Guan-AP]

China’s state media defends Xinjiang Muslim crackdown

An official Communist Party newspaper said China's campaign of pressure against its Uighur Muslim minority has prevented the Xinjiang region from becoming "China's Syria" or "China's Libya."

Climbers turn Mount Everest into huge rubbish dump

Decades of commercial mountaineering have turned Mount Everest into the world’s highest rubbish dump as an increasing number of big-spending climbers pay little attention to the ugly footprint they leave behind.

US unveils de facto embassy in Taiwan amid China tensions

The U.S. unveiled a new 256 million dollars office in Taiwan’s capital on Tuesday, a de facto embassy that underscores Washington’s strategic ties with the democratic, self-ruled island as it faces escalating tensions with China.

China rebukes US for withdrawing invitation to naval drills

China’s Defence Ministry on Thursday rebuked the U.S. for withdrawing an invitation to Beijing to attend a major U.S.-hosted naval drill, saying that closing the door does not promote mutual trust and cooperation.

China makes first use of law banning defamation of national heroes

Chinese prosecutors have filed a lawsuit against an individual accused of insulting a fireman who died in line of duty, the first such case since the country adopted a law in April that banned defamation of heroes and martyrs, state media said.

Defunct Chinese space lab plunges back to earth over Pacific

A defunct Chinese space lab disintegrated under intense heat as it hurtled through Earth's atmosphere Monday and plunged to a watery grave in the South Pacific, Chinese officials said.

North Korea succumbs to US denuclearisation demand

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has pledged to denuclearise and meet U.S. officials, China said on Wednesday after an historic meeting with President Xi Jinping, who promised China would uphold its friendship with its isolated neighbour.

China says North Korea pledges denuclearisation during friendly visit

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has pledged to denuclearise and meet U.S. officials, China said on Wednesday after an historic meeting with President Xi Jinping, who promised China would uphold its friendship with its isolated neighbour.

Chinese government urged to prepare for military action over Taiwan

A widely read Chinese state-run newspaper said on Thursday China should prepare for military action over self-ruled Taiwan, and pressure Washington over cooperation on North Korea, after the United States passed a law to boost ties with Taiwan.

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