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China's Premier Li Keqiang speaks during the China-EU Business Roundtable at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on July 16, 2018. The European Union on July 16 called on the United States, China and Russia to work together to cool worsening global trade tensions, warning that they could spiral into violent "conflict and chaos." / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Ng Han Guan

China cuts taxes, jacks military spending to $180 billion

China’s premier warned Tuesday that the country faces a “tough struggle” as he unveiled tax cuts to prop up a stuttering economy while increasing military spending to nearly $180 billion.
North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un waves before boarding his train at the Dong Dang railway station in Lang Son on March 2, 2019. AFP

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un pays tribute to former Vietnam’s revolutionary leader

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un paid tribute to Vietnam’s late revolutionary leader Ho Chi Minh on Saturday before starting his long journey home through China, after his Hanoi summit with US President Donald Trump ended without a nuclear deal.
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.
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China arrests Marxist student leader for celebrating Mao Zedong’s birthday

Chinese police detained a well-known Marxist student activist at a top university on Wednesday, a witness said, for attempting to commemorate the 125th birth anniversary of Mao Zedong, whose legacy in China remains controversial.
Chinese authorities have detained a Catholic Bishop Pietro Shao Zhumin for resisting demands to join China’s Communist Party-controlled church body.

Chinese authorities detain Catholic Bishop Pietro Zhumin

Chinese authorities have detained a Catholic Bishop Pietro Shao Zhumin for resisting demands to join China’s Communist Party-controlled church body.
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.
China’s dog meat festival

China’s dog meat festival begins as South Korea mulls ban

As South Korea moves closer to banning dog meat, diners tuck into bowls of stewed canine in southern China, where activists are rethinking their tactics to counter a notorious festival that butchers thousands of dogs.

Xi Jinping: China ready to fight ‘bloody battle’

President Xi Jinping delivered a blistering nationalist speech Tuesday, warning against any attempts to split China and touting the country's readiness to fight "the bloody battle" to regain its rightful place in the world.

Xi Jinping: Attempts to split China doomed to fail

Chinese President Xi Jinping has delivered a fervently nationalistic closing speech to parliament, painting China as the rising global power.

Last woman standing and the return of strong men

The exit of Ellen Sirleaf-Johnson from office in January at the end of her second term as Liberian president left Ameenah Gurib-Fakim as the last African woman president standing.

China’s parliament abolishes presidential term limits

China’s rubber-stamp lawmakers on Sunday passed a historic constitutional amendment abolishing presidential term limits that will enable President Xi Jinping to rule indefinitely.

China’s Xi Jinping set to secure lifetime presidency

China's parliament is set to hand President Xi Jinping free rein to rule the Asian superpower indefinitely, with potential dissenting votes offering the only suspense in Sunday's historic vote.

Xi Jinping poised to extend power as China set to lift term limits

Xi Jinping, China's most powerful leader for decades, could stay in office indefinitely after the Communist Party called for the removal of presidential term limits.

President Xi Jinping puts his stamp on China’s economy, permits more debt

President Xi Jinping stamped his authority over China's economy at a major meeting ending Wednesday, which called for "reasonable" credit expansion, increased imports and more open markets and efforts to curb noxious pollution.

Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen lands in Hawaii despite Chinese objection

Taiwanese leader Tsai Ing-wen landed in Honolulu en route to the island's diplomatic allies among Pacific nations, despite strong objections to the visit from China.

China’s Communist Party inserts Xi Jinping into party constitution

China's ruling Communist Party moved Tuesday to confirm Xi Jinping's rise to becoming the country's most powerful leader in decades by amending its constitution to add his name and ideology.

China’s Xi Jinping pledges to build “modern socialist country” for “new era”

President Xi Jinping of China on Wednesday pledged to build a “modern socialist country” for a “new era” that will be proudly Chinese and steadfastly ruled by the party but open to the world.

China sacks varsity don who says Mao Zedong a devil

A Chinese professor, Shi Jiepeng, has been sacked after calling the founder of modern China Mao Zedong a “devil” on social media.

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