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NATO lists China as strategic priority for the first time

NATO listed China as one of its strategic priorities for the first time, saying Beijing’s ambitions and its “coercive policies” challenge the Western bloc’s “interests, security and values”. The alliance’s new blueprint, or Strategic Concept, that lays out its priorities for the next decade, was approved at a leader’s summit in Spain on Wednesday. The […]

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China warns US over attempt to make Taiwan independent could trigger war

China has warned the US that any attempt to make Taiwan independent from China will trigger military action by Beijing’s forces. Chinese Defence Minister Wei Fenghe met his US counterpart Lloyd Austin on the sidelines of an Asian security summit in Singapore. Splitting Taiwan from China would leave the Chinese military with no choice but […]

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United States warns China of ‘consequences’ if it aids Russia in its invasion of Ukraine

The United States said China will face harsh “consequences” if it aids Russia in its invasion of Ukraine, according to media reports. Multiple US news outlets reported that Russia asked China to provide military assistance after it began the invasion. The Chinese foreign ministry described the allegation as disinformation from the US. The exchanges come […]

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Russia and Belarus athletes will not be allowed to compete at 2022 Winter Paralympics in Beijing

Athletes from Russia and Belarus will not be allowed to compete at the 2022 Winter Paralympics in Beijing. The International Paralympic Committee was heavily criticised after initially allowing the athletes to compete as neutrals. A statement on Thursday said the “situation in the athlete villages” had become “untenable”. IPC president Andrew Parsons described the athletes […]

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US born Chinese skater faces criticism for falling several times during Olympic event

Chinese figure skater Zhu Yi has faced increasing criticism on Chinese social media, after falling several times during her Olympic team event skates. Her debut on Sunday saw her fall once, pushing Team China out of the medals. A second performance on Monday, where she fell twice, earned her more criticism. Her performance was called […]

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China reinstates original ending of 1999 Hollywood movie Fight Club after backlash

Chinese streaming giant Tencent has reinstated the original ending of a Hollywood movie after a censored version last month sparked backlash. The original ending to the 1999 film Fight Club shows the narrator killing his imaginary alter-ego, before bombs destroyed buildings in a subversive plot to reorder society. But China’s version showed a message onscreen […]

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Tennis star Peng Shuai says her accusation against former Chinese party leader was a ‘huge misunderstanding’

Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai says there has been a “huge misunderstanding” over a post in which she made a sexual assault accusation against a former Chinese party leader. In her first interview with a Western media outlet, she again denied accusing anyone of sexual assault. After the post last year was removed, she wasn’t […]

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One of last public Tiananmen Square memorials covered up with metal in Hong Kong

One of the last public memorials in Hong Kong to those killed in the Tiananmen protests has been covered up. The calligraphy painted on the pavement of a bridge paid tribute to the pro-democracy protesters killed by Chinese authorities in Beijing in 1989. It was covered with metal on Saturday by the University of Hong […]

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Space debris from a Russian anti-satellite missile test comes within 47 feet of knocking out China’s Tsinghua satellite

Space debris from a Russian anti-satellite missile test came within 47 feet of knocking out China’s Tsinghua science satellite this week, Beijing claims. The near-miss between Tsinghua and the piece of debris, called 49863, occurred at 02:49 GMT on January 18, the China National Space Administration (CNSA) has said, based on tracking data. The two […]

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Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: First games to use 100% artificial snow from 100 snow generators and 300 snow-making guns

The Beijing Games, kicking off on February 4, will be the first Winter Olympics to use virtually 100% artificial snow by deploying more than 100 snow generators and 300 snow-making guns working flat out to cover the ski slopes. “This is not only energy and water intensive, frequently using chemicals to slow melt, but also […]

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United States wants to get drowned fighter jet back from the South China Sea before Beijing does

The United States is racing to recover one of its most advanced fighter jet from the South China Sea, an extremely complex operation that will most likely be closely monitored by Beijing. The F-35C, a single-engine stealth fighter and the newest jet in the US Navy fleet, crash-landed on the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson […]

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Beijing Winter Olympics organisers ease Covid-19 testing requirements for participants

Organisers of the Beijing Winter Olympics have eased a Covid-19 testing requirement for participants, amid a growing number of cases in the capital. The new change makes it easier for participants arriving at the Games to be considered virus-free. Of more than 3,000 Olympic arrivals, 106 have tested positive for the virus since 4 January. […]