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What could happen if China invaded Taiwan?
Chinese troops on mobile rocket launchers during a parade in Beijing
Fact file

What could happen if China invaded Taiwan?

Ex-army officer says Beijing would only use force as ‘last resort’ for reunification
26 May 2022
The outlook for China’s zero-Covid strategy
A health worker cycles through an empty street in Shanghai during the city’s ongoing lockdown
Getting to grips with . . .

The outlook for China’s zero-Covid strategy

WHO chief slams Beijing’s plan to eliminate virus as experts warn of 1.5m deaths
11 May 2022
How Japan could tip Asia’s balance of power
The Japanese Self Defence Force during live fire exercises
In Depth

How Japan could tip Asia’s balance of power

Tokyo to double arms spending to counter threat from Beijing
28 Apr 2022
US government once ‘planned to nuke the Moon’
The moon
Tall Tales

US government once ‘planned to nuke the Moon’

And other stories from the stranger side of life
26 Apr 2022
The costs of the UK doing business with China
Xi Jinping attends the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympic Games in Beijing
Getting to grips with . . .

The costs of the UK doing business with China

Boris Johnson angers ‘hawkish’ Conservative MPs with plan to reboot trade talks
11 Feb 2022
All the countries in which China claims territory
Chinese Premier Xi Jinping
Unreported world

All the countries in which China claims territory

Beijing is engaged in disputes with 17 nations over land and sea borders
11 Feb 2022
How China could win in Russia-Ukraine row
Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping pictured together in 2019
In Depth

How China could win in Russia-Ukraine row

Potential conflict in Europe highlights ‘deepening ties’ between Beijing and Moscow
2 Feb 2022

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A sign outside the Taiwanese representative office in Vilnius, Lithuania
In Depth

The real reason for China’s trade war on Lithuania

Baltic country’s foreign minister says Beijing is deploying ‘weapon of economic destruction’
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Christine Lee: the Chinese spy with links to a Labour MP
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Profile

Christine Lee: the Chinese spy with links to a Labour MP

Solicitor suspected of ‘political interference’ has long ties to UK establishment
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Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam casts her vote
In Brief

Hong Kong voters shun first post-crackdown election

Pro-Beijing candidates sweep controversial Legislative Council vote
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Jailed Hong Kong media mogul Jimmy Lai
Profile

The rise and fall of Hong Kong’s Jimmy Lai

Founder of Apple Daily newspaper convicted of incitement over Tiananmen massacre vigil
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Peng Shuai: where is China’s tennis star?
Peng Shuai
Why we’re talking about . . .

Peng Shuai: where is China’s tennis star?

Global concern for sports champion who accused former minister of sexual assault
22 Nov 2021
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US climate envoy John Kerry announces the pact at a press conference in Glasgow
In Depth

Cop26: what the US-China climate deal means for global emissions

Experts welcome unexpected agreement to boost cooperation in tackling global warming
11 Nov 2021
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A child is tested for Covid-19 in Lanzhou, China
Why we’re talking about . . .

How long can China continue its net-zero Covid-19 approach?

City of four million people locked down after six infections reported
27 Oct 2021
What does China stand to gain from talks with the Taliban?
Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi
Between the lines

What does China stand to gain from talks with the Taliban?

Beijing blasts US intervention in Afghanistan as officials meet to signal warming ties
29 Jul 2021
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Tong Ying-kit arrives in court
Getting to grips with . . .

What the first national security law verdict means for Hong Kong

Man aged 24 found guilty of secession and terrorism in landmark trial ruling
28 Jul 2021
What is the rare Monkey B virus that killed vet in China?
Macaque monkeys huddle together for warmth at Awajishima Monkey Center, Japan
Fact file

What is the rare Monkey B virus that killed vet in China?

Infection linked to macaques is often deadly when spread to humans
20 Jul 2021
Will China’s crackdown end Hong Kong’s big tech hub?
China and Hong Kong flags
The latest on . . .

Will China’s crackdown end Hong Kong’s big tech hub?

Facebook, Twitter and Google threaten to leave over proposed data legislation
6 Jul 2021
Is China’s Covid-19 pandemic response stalling?
A man receives a Covid-19 vaccine in Wuhan, Hubei province
In Depth

Is China’s Covid-19 pandemic response stalling?

Tough restrictions reimposed as Beijing battles coronavirus variants amid concerns about efficacy of home-grown vaccines
11 Jun 2021
Beijing puts 1.6 million into lockdown after new variant found
Chinese workers wait to receive a COVID-19 vaccine jab
The latest on . . .

Beijing puts 1.6 million into lockdown after new variant found

Residents banned from leaving Chinese capital amid mass testing push
21 Jan 2021
Chinese property mogul jailed after Xi Jinping ‘clown’ jibe
Ren Zhiqiang
In Brief

Chinese property mogul jailed after Xi Jinping ‘clown’ jibe

Ren Zhiqiang criticised president’s handling of Covid crisis shortly before being indicted on corruption charges
23 Sep 2020
How China built a ‘Covid-proof’ city for easy lockdowns
Xiongan
In Depth

How China built a ‘Covid-proof’ city for easy lockdowns

Xiong’an is being championed by President Xi Jinping as a ‘new standard’ for post-coronavirus era
9 Sep 2020
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Beijing coronavirus
In Depth

Beijing coronavirus outbreak: is it a second wave?

City bosses reimpose lockdown as Covid-19 returns
15 Jun 2020
Should China face sanctions over coronavirus?
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In Depth

Should China face sanctions over coronavirus?

Experts warn that punishing China over its pandemic response could further deter countries from revealing case statistics
22 Apr 2020
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Meghan Markle and the Queen
In Depth

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10 Jan 2020
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Bougainville
In Depth

What the Bougainville referendum means for the world

The tiny island nation is expected to vote for independence from Papua New Guinea
20 Nov 2019
What’s in the leaked files on China’s detentions of Muslims?
Uighurs, China,
In Depth

What’s in the leaked files on China’s detentions of Muslims?

Officials told to show ‘absolutely no mercy’ in clampdown on ethnic minorities
18 Nov 2019
Why China has its eyes on Greece
Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Xi Jinping, China, Greece
In Depth

Why China has its eyes on Greece

Western powers wary as Athens agrees further investment from Beijing
12 Nov 2019
How China’s personal ‘social credit’ scores will work
Chinese consumers queue up for the latest Apple iPhone in Beijing
In Depth

How China’s personal ‘social credit’ scores will work

Beijing authorities will punish or reward citizens according to their ratings under new points system
22 Nov 2018
Why China is wooing El Salvador
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In Depth

Why China is wooing El Salvador

Beijing pledges $150m in infrastructure funding for Central American nation in fresh blow to Taiwan
9 Nov 2018
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China has experienced an economic explosion over the past 25 years
In Brief

Is China’s 6.9% GDP growth genuine?

Growth last year beat official expansion targets but fears persist all is not what it seems
19 Jan 2018
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In Depth

Chaumet's Imperial Splendours at Beijing's Palace Museum

An exhibition at Beijing's Palace Museum explores the affinity between Chaumet and artistic practices in China
14 Apr 2017
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China
In Depth

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Meeting of top ranking Community Party officials is expected to focus on internal discipline
24 Oct 2016
Beijing sinking by four inches a year
Giant rubber duck in Beijing
In Brief

Beijing sinking by four inches a year

Subsidence on massive scale threatens infrastructure of China's capital
24 Jun 2016
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