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# China

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China committed genocide by preventing births in the Uyghur population, report finds
The independent report said that measures used to reduce the Uyghur birth rate included forced sterilisation, birth control and abortion.
Australia joins US diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics
The country joins the US in the boycott, over concerns around China’s human rights record.
Beijing warns US will 'pay the price' for diplomatic boycott of Winter Olympics
China has accused the United States of violating the Olympic spirit.
Djokovic 'fully' supports WTA's China decision over Peng
Calls have grown for other sports organisations to take action.
Women's Tennis Association suspends all tournaments in China over Peng Shuai concerns
The WTA is concerned about Peng following her accusations of sexual assault against a powerful politician.
China's birthrate plummets to lowest figure in decades
The relaxation of the ‘one-child policy’ has failed to result in a hoped-for baby boom.
Chinese tennis star tells Olympic officials she is ‘safe and well’
Concern had been mounting for Peng Shuai’s welfare following her high-profile allegation of sexual assault.
Body representing Olympic athletes calls for 'quiet diplomacy' around missing Chinese tennis star
The statement underlines the softly-softly approach adopted by the IOC ahead of the Beijing Winter Olympics.
Explainer: Who is missing Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai and what allegations did she make?
Peng, a former Wimbledon and French Open doubles champion, has not been heard from for two weeks.
Women's Tennis Association: 'concerns raised' for Peng Shuai after Chinese media letter
Peng, a former Wimbledon and French Open doubles champion, has not been heard from for two weeks.
Biden and Xi at loggerheads on Taiwan following lengthy US-China virtual summit
The video-link summit took place last night in Washington and early this morning in Beijing.
Factfind: Which countries produce the most CO2 emissions?
China tops the list based purely on the number of tonnes of CO2 produced. But there are other things to consider too.
New draft of COP26 deal weakens language on fossil fuel phaseout
“The world is watching us,” COP26 President Alok Sharma told delegates.
Images show Chinese military has built mock-ups of US warships
China has upgraded its military massively in recent years.
Analysis: The argument that Ireland is too small to take climate action doesn’t hold up
Despite our small size, we have a significant carbon footprint in global rankings
Taiwan official urges Ireland to reopen representative office in Taipei amid 'new EU relationship'
Tensions between Beijing and Taipei have spiked to their highest level in years.
China insists Taiwan has no right to join United Nations
The US has ratcheted up tensions, calling for Taiwan to have greater involvement in the world body.
China to aim to cut fossil energy use to below 20% by 2060
The country has been criticised for pushing ahead with opening dozens of new coal power plants.
NBA star calls Chinese president a 'brutal dictator'
Enes Kanter has strongly criticised Xi Jinping.
Campaigners urge Government to reverse decision to export live pigs to China
Animal welfare experts have said such live exports would be ‘cruel and inhumane’.
Protesters denounce China at Winter Olympics flame-kindling ceremony in Greece
Three activists were restrained by police after holding a banner saying: ‘No genocide games’.
China’s economic growth stalls after power shortages
The world’s second-largest economy grew by a weaker-than-expected 4.9% in the three months to September.
Three Chinese astronauts arrive at space station for six-month mission
The space agency declared the launch a success and said the crew “were in good shape”.
Countries urged to prevent mass extinction at UN biodiversity summit in China
Up for debate are the ’30 by 30′ plan to give 30% of land and oceans protected status by 2030.
Taiwan wants political status quo not China’s path, says president
Tsai Ing-wen also firmly rejected Chinese military coercion in a speech to mark the country’s National Day.
China's Xi vows 'reunification' with Taiwan
Self-governed Taiwan, which has never formally declared independence, lives under the constant threat of invasion by China.
Taiwan rebukes China over record fighter jet incursion
Beijing marked its National Day on Friday with its biggest aerial show of force against Taiwan to date.
Two Canadians in prisoner swap released on bail for health reasons, China says
Canadians Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig were detained in December 2019.
Hong Kong organisers of Tiananmen Square vigil to disband amid crackdown
The Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China was under investigation.
Canadian pair released from China following US deal with Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou
The company’s chief financial officer and the daughter of the company’s founder has now left Vancouver.
More than 3,000 shark fins confiscated in Colombia
Colombian authorities seized 3,493 shark fins and 117 kilos of fish bladders that were en route to Hong Kong.
Why is the potential collapse of a Chinese property group causing ructions across the world?
The cash-strapped behemoth has borrowings of $300 billion.
China and US unveil big steps to fight climate change
China could shut 47 planned power plants in 20 developing countries.
Biden to tell UN he does not believe in a 'new Cold war'
Biden’s first speech as US president to the General Assembly faces a tough reception.
SpaceX launches first completely civilian-crewed rocket into orbit as Chinese astronauts return
The Dragon capsule’s two men and two women will spend three days circling the world.
Book claims US military chief feared Trump could order China strike
General Mark Milley twice rang his Chinese counterpart to reassure him during the final weeks of Donald Trump’s presidency.
Opinion: What the world can learn from Beijing’s 'hostage diplomacy'
As China jails Canadian Michael Spavor, human rights lawyer and professor Teng Biao catalogues China’s brazen stance on the international stage.
Joe Biden says China still withholding 'critical' info on Covid-19 origins
The US intelligence community has concluded it did not believe the virus was a bio-weapon.
Kamala Harris rebukes China in major speech on Indo-Pacific region
The US vice president said Beijing’s actions in the South China Sea amount to “coercion” and “intimidation”.
China allows couples third child to tackle plummeting birth rate
China long touted its one-child policy as a success in preventing 400 million additional births in the world’s most populous country.