Maldives election: China congratulates pro-Beijing winner

China yesterday congratulated Mohamed Muizzu, the pro-Beijing winner of a recent presidential election in the Maldives.

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China launches first cross-sea bullet train line near Taiwan Strait

China launched its first high-speed rail line that will travel across several bays and skim along the coast of the southeastern province of Fujian near the Taiwan Strait, state media reported on Thursday

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16 killed in coal mine fire in SW China

At least 16 people were killed in a coal mine fire in southwest China’s Guizhou province yesterday, local officials said.

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Indian sports minister won’t attend Asian Games in China

Decision taken in protest of Beijing’s denial of accreditation to some Indian athletes from Arunachal Pradesh

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Beijing, Moscow must deepen co-op

Beijing’s top diplomat told President Vladimir Putin that China and Russia must work to strengthen cooperation in the face of a “complex international situation”, Chinese state media reported yesterday. Speaking at a meeting with Putin in Saint Petersburg,

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UN chief convenes 'no nonsense' climate summit, without China or US

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is set Wednesday to host a climate meeting marred at its outset by the absence of speakers from the world's top two emitters, China and the United States

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Escaped Chinese crocodiles all captured: state media

Dozens of crocodiles that escaped a flooded Chinese farm have all been recaptured, state media reported on Tuesday, a week after the reptilian runaways wriggled free.

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China hits out at German FM’s ‘dictator’ Xi comment

China yesterday lashed out against German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock for calling President Xi Jinping a “dictator”, branding the comment “an open political provocation” that was “extremely absurd”.

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Stop ‘destructive’ military activities

Taiwan’s defence ministry yesterday urged China to stop “destructive, unilateral action” after reporting a sharp rise in Chinese military activities near the island, warning such behaviour could lead to a sharp increase in tensions.

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Where is Chinese Defense Minister Li Shangfu?

The disappearance of Defense Minister Li Shangfu is the most recent case of apparent problems among the top echelons of China's political leadership

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China flies 28 warplanes around Taiwan

China flew 28 warplanes around Taiwan yesterday, with most crossing the median line of the Taiwan Strait for unspecified “long range” missions, Taipei authorities said.

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Chinese city hunts for crocodiles on the loose

A Chinese city has launched an operation to find a large number of crocodiles that escaped when floods hit the region in recent days, authorities said yesterday.

3w ago

China bans govt officials from using iPhone for work

China has ordered officials at central government agencies to not use Apple's iPhones and other foreign-branded devices for work or bring them into the office, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter.

4w ago

Great Wall: 2 held after smashing hole in China landmark

Two people have been detained after using an excavator to dig a hole in the Great Wall of China, state broadcaster CCTV said

4w ago

Hong Kong saw hottest summer on record in 2023

Hong Kong experienced its hottest summer on record this year, with the city seeing "record-breaking" temperatures, the government said Monday, the latest region to experience the impact of a warming planet.

Xi Jinping likely to skip G20 summit in India: officials

Chinese President Xi Jinping is likely to skip a summit of G20 leaders in India next week

China issues highest typhoon warning as Saola moves towards Hong Kong

China issued the highest typhoon warning on Thursday as Typhoon Saola crawled closer to the southeastern coastline, threatening Hong Kong and other major manufacturing hubs in neighbouring Guangdong province

China, Britain make tentative steps to repair relations

China and Britain made tentative steps to repair relations yesterday, with Beijing promising better ties if both showed “mutual respect” and London saying it wants to keep lines of communication open, including between the countries’ leaders.