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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.

China paves way for Xi Jinping’s indefinite rule

China’s Communist Party has handed President Xi Jinping an open path to indefinite rule — a move analysts warn carries enormous risks by abandoning a succession model that brought stability after turbulent decades under Mao.

China says diplomatic ties with Vatican inevitable

China and the Vatican will establish formal diplomatic relations sooner or later because Pope Francis has the “wisdom” to resolve problems between the two sides, a state-run Chinese newspaper said on Tuesday, amid increasing controversy over the issue.

Chinese county bans schoolchildren from mosques

Authorities in a Muslim-majority county in northwest China have banned schoolchildren from going to mosques during their winter holidays, a state-run daily reported Friday, the latest tightening of regulations on religious freedoms.

China demolishes Christian megachurch

Authorities in northern China have demolished a Christian megachurch in a move denounced by a religious rights group as “Taliban-style persecution”.

China respects Robert Mugabe’s decision to resign

China said on Wednesday that it respects Robert Mugabe’s decision to resign as Zimbabwe’s president, a week after the African country’s army and Mugabe’s former political allies moved to end his four decades of rule.

‘Friendly policy’ toward Zimbabwe won’t change – China

China said on Thursday that its “friendly policy” toward Zimbabwe would not change, after the military said it had seized power and was holding President Robert Mugabe and his family safe while targeting “criminals”.

Xi touts Trump ‘friendship’ in talks with Tillerson

Chinese President Xi Jinping told US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Saturday that he expected President Donald Trump's upcoming visit to be "wonderful", as ties appear warmer following tensions over how to handle North Korea.

Tillerson meets China leaders to pile pressure on North Korea

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with China's top diplomats in Beijing on Saturday to discuss efforts to curb North Korea's nuclear ambitions and prepare President Donald Trump's November visit.

North Korea faces ‘big, big trouble’ – Trump

President Donald Trump has warned North Korea to expect “big, big trouble” if anything happens to the US territory of Guam.

China to remain ‘neutral’ if North Korea attacks first

A Chinese state-run newspaper has suggested Beijing would "stay neutral" if North Korea strikes first in a conflict with the United States, despite a mutual defence pact between the Asian allies.

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