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Australia cancels Belt and Road agreement signed with China

Australia cancelled the Belt and Road agreement signed by China, escalating trade and diplomatic tensions between Beijing and Canberra. The state of Victoria signed a memorandum of understanding on the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) with the Chinese government in October 2018, the only state government in Australia to sign up for Chinese President Xi […]

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Fraudsters steal $32 million from a 90-year-old woman in Hong Kong

Fraudsters have stolen USD $32 million from a 90-year-old woman in Hong Kong. Hong Kong police said the criminals had posed as public security officials investigating a criminal case in China. The woman was told her identity had been stolen and used on the mainland. She was then coerced into making 11 deposits to a […]

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China’s treatment of Uighurs and other Turkic Muslims is ‘among the greatest human rights abuses’: HRW

Beijing is responsible for ‘policies of mass detention, torture, and cultural persecution, among other offenses’ in the northwest region of Xinjiang, targeting Uighur ethnic minority and other Turkic Muslims, the Human Rights Watch has said in a new report. In a 53-page report, titled Break Their Lineage, Break Their Roots documented a “range of abuses” […]

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Hong Kong’s media tycoon sentenced to 14 months in prison for unauthorised assembly

Hong Kong pro-democracy media tycoon Jimmy Lai has been sentenced to 14 months in prison after being found guilty of unauthorised assembly. Mr Lai, 73, was one of several activists in court who were earlier found guilty of charges relating to pro-democracy protests in 2019. The founder of the Apple Daily tabloid is a fierce […]

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China’s economy grows by 18.3% in the first quarter of 2021

China’s economy grew by 18.3% in the first quarter of 2021 compared to the same quarter last year. This is the biggest quarterly jump since 1992. In the first quarter of 2020, China’s economy shrank 6.8% due to nationwide lockdowns at the peak of its Covid-19 outbreak. “The national economy made a good start,” said […]

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China: Man with down syndrome kidnapped and killed to grant another man’s dying wish

A man with down syndrome was kidnapped and killed in a plot to grant another man’s wish for burial rather than cremation. Before he died of cancer in 2017 a man from south-east China told his family he wanted a traditional burial, but in some regions these are banned. His family hired someone to find […]

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Ant Group: Chinese regulators force Jack Ma to restructure company

China has forced the Ant Group to restructure so the financial technology firm acts more like a bank. The company’s $37 billion share market launch was derailed by regulators in November over concerns about its finance model. The latest move is part of a wider crackdown by China to reign in the country’s fast-growing tech […]

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Japan to release more than a million tonnes of contaminated Fukushima nuclear water into ocean

Japan approved a plan to release more than one million tonnes of contaminated water from the destroyed Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea. The water will be treated and diluted so radiation levels are below those set for drinking water. Tokyo says work to release water used to cool nuclear fuel will begin in about […]

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Bizarre: Chinese desert city installed traffic lights for camels to avoid collision

In a rather strange move officials of a Chinese city have installed traffic light for camels. The traffic stop became operational on Sunday at the Mingsha Mountain and Crescent Spring in Dunhuang City, Gansu province, state media reported. Officials claim this to be the world’s first traffic light signal for camels. Camel-riding tours are a […]

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Chinese Covid-19 vaccines ‘don’t have very high rates of protection’

The head of China’s Centres for Disease Control and Prevention has said the efficacy of the country’s Covid vaccines is low, in a rare admission of weakness. In a press conference, Gao Fu said the current vaccines “don’t have very high rates of protection” and suggested that China was considering mixing Covid-19 vaccines to boost […]

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China: Rescue crews race time to free 21 miners trapped in flooded coal mine

Eight miners have been rescued and 21 remain trapped in a coal mine that flooded in northwest China’s Xinjiang region, Chinese state news agency Xinhua reported on Sunday, citing a local emergency department. A part of the mine flooded leading to power outages just after 6:00pm local time Saturday when 29 miners were working at […]

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China: Pack of wolves eat pet dog after owner drops pup in their enclosure

A pack of wolves ate a pet dog when its owner dropped the pup in their enclosure in a Chinese zoo. The dreadful incident took place in the Wild Wolf Valley, near the city of Changi in northern Xinjiang on April 5 when a person, accompanied with his pet pooch, was watching the wolves from […]