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# China

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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.
Over 300 now dead as fresh flooding in central China kills another 21 people
The latest deaths add to the more than 300 people killed in flooding last month.
Hong Kong leader advocates retaliatory sanctions against West
Carrie Lam said the anti-foreign sanctions law should be adopted in Hong Kong through local legislation
Australia rejects climate targets despite UN report as China says it's set to lower emissions
World leaders will meet in November to negotiate new climate commitments.
Richard O'Halloran appears in Chinese court as timeline over his case remains 'uncertain'
Richard O’Halloran has been prevented from leaving China since February 2019.
China mass testing shows Covid-19 cases at six-month high
China is battling its largest outbreak in months by testing entire cities and locking down millions.
Wuhan to test 'all residents' as Covid-19 returns
The city has reported its first local infections in more than a year.
Hong Kong police arrest man for booing Chinese national anthem
Police are investigating Olympic Games fans who booed China’s national anthem during a public screening at a shopping centre.
Man rescued after being trapped in flooded underground garage for three days
Li Yongsheng lay on a ventilation duct after floods hit the city of Zhengzhou.
At least 25 die in floods after a year's rain fell on China province in three days
A year’s average rainfall fell in just three days.
China vows retaliation after US blacklists companies over alleged links to human rights abuses
It said the US move constituted an ‘unreasonable suppression of Chinese enterprises and a serious breach of international economic and trade rules’.
German political scientist charged with spying for China
The suspect is due to appear before a judge later today.
Hong Kong pro-democracy newspaper to publish last edition on Thursday
Apple Daily was founded by tycoon Jimmy Lai in 1995.
'An important milestone': Xi congratulates Chinese astronauts aboard space station
The three-man crew arrived at China’s Tianhe space station last week.
Chinese spaceship carrying three-man crew docks at new space station
It is China’s first crewed space venture in five years.
Five Apple Daily execs arrested under Hong Kong security law
Police searched the newspaper’s offices in another move sparking concern about the future of the free press in the territory.
'You can't ignore the conflicts and the contradictions': Reinhard Bütikofer on Ireland's careful approach to China
The chair of the European Parliament’s delegation on China has a stark warning about how the country approaches human rights.
Chinese scientist at centre of virus controversy denies lab-leak theory
Dr Shi Zhengli, of the Wuhan Institute of Virology, is an expert in bat coronaviruses.
Biden seeks EU support on China, but Europe wants swift end to trade rows
Biden will stop over at EU headquarters en route to a NATO summit and meeting with President Vladimir Putin.
At least 12 killed by gas explosion in China, rescue operation ongoing
Videos shot by witnesses and verified by Beijing News show several buildings reduced to rubble and rescue workers carrying shocked survivors on stretchers.
Opinion: How Ireland established links with China to secure Covid-19 medical support
In the early moments of the pandemic a group of Chinese experts took time to brief Irish doctors on what they knew so far about Covid-19, Paul O’Brien explains how those connections were made.
Amnesty terms Chinese Uyghur abuses 'crimes against humanity'
The 160-page report by Amnesty International uses the testimony of former detainees to document the abuses.
Australian Prime Minister presses G7 on trade reform to rein in China
Morrison made his comments ahead of a meeting later today in Britain among the world’s richest countries.
Quiz: How much do you know about China?
Go on, test yourself.
Covid-19, Ireland and China: Why aren't we using the Sinovac and Sinopharm vaccines?
Priscilla Lynch looks at Chinese-Irish relations during the Covid-19 pandemic.
One year on, China still has a ban on Irish beef - but for Irish farmers, a bigger problem may be coming down the tracks
Beef farmers are not unduly worried about the China ban right now – but it could be a different story if the UK does a trade deal with Australia.