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What is the extent of China’s influence in Zimbabwe?

A trip to Beijing by Zimbabwe's military chief was a "normal military exchange", China's foreign ministry said after the army seized power in Harare....

In the midst of Zimbabwe’s crisis, China’s influence comes under scrutiny

As Xi Jinping visited Zimbabwe during a tour of Africa in 2015, Robert Mugabe offered the Chinese president a warm welcome and portrayed the two...

Chinese media hails success of Trump’s ‘pilgrimage ‘ to Beijing

Terrific. Tremendous. An extraordinary few days. Such was Donald Trump’s characterisation of his pomp-filled sojourn in Beijing. Chinese newspapers and academics seconded those emotions on...

Breaking With Precedent, Trump Refuses Media Questions in China

President Donald Trump refused to take questions during a joint appearance with Chinese President Xi Jinping, breaking with a precedent set by the past...

Trump visits Forbidden City as thorny issues await leaders behind closed doors

US President Donald Trump nodded appreciatively as China’s leader Xi Jinping showcased a centuries-old temple during a visit to Beijing’s Forbidden City. He clapped along...

What is China’s ‘magic island-making’ ship?

China has unveiled a new dredging ship capable of creating islands such as those Beijing has already built in the disputed South China Sea. Described...

A prestigious research publisher gives in to China’s censorship

SPRINGER NATURE publishes books and prestigious journals, including Nature and Scientific American, and portrays itself as a champion of open access to reports of scientific...

China’s plan for influencing Trump: lavish dinners and grand gestures

China will be giving Donald Trump some extra lavish treatment during his first presidential visit to the country — a sign that Beijing is...

Business Money and Technology

Wanda set to sell off $1.3b Circular Quay property development

Once China's richest man, Wang Jianlin, is reportedly selling out of Australia. His company Dalian Wanda, one of China's biggest property developers, is reported...

Money will start flowing out of China again, but it’ll be...

Outbound investments from Chinese companies are expected to pick up next year, but that's not necessarily good news for every sector hungry for China's cash. That is,...

Society and Issues

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Report Says Dissident Under Cyber, Information Attack from China

China is engaged in an unprecedented campaign of cyber attacks and information operations aimed at discrediting Beijing critic Guo Wengui, according to a congressional...

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Sports and Entertainment

Social media users fight back after Weibo censors allegations of sexual...

Citizens on Chinese social networking site Sina Weibo are fighting back after the platform took down a post making unverified allegations of sexual abuse and corruption at the...

During Hollywood blackout, domestic films dominate China’s box office

Chinese domestic films once again dominated the country's box office amid an annual summer ban on Hollywood titles. China's government, intent on building a domestic...
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