What would happen if China attempted to invade Taiwan
Chinese troops on mobile rocket launchers during a parade in Beijing
Fact file

What would happen if China attempted to invade Taiwan

Taipei demands F-16 jets as threat from Beijing rises
18 Oct 2021
Chinese journalists forced into lessons to ‘learn the party line’
Chinese Premier Xi Jinping
In Brief

Chinese journalists forced into lessons to ‘learn the party line’

State-accredited reporters to undergo training aimed at stamping out dissent
18 Oct 2021
Will China hobble WHO’s ‘last-chance’ bid to trace Covid origins?
Huanan Seafood Market in Wuhan was originally cited as the epicentre of the Covid pandemic
In Depth

Will China hobble WHO’s ‘last-chance’ bid to trace Covid origins?

Group of 26 global experts tasked with reviving stalled inquiry
15 Oct 2021
Investing in China: what do the experts think?
Construction work in Guangzhou, China
Expert’s view

Investing in China: what do the experts think?

Some have been predicting a full-scale ‘China crisis’ for years, while others are spying opportunities
30 Sep 2021
Evergrande: why China’s property crisis matters for the world
A housing complex by Evergrande
Getting to grips with . . .

Evergrande: why China’s property crisis matters for the world

Investors fear collapse of debt-laden firm could trigger global financial contagion
21 Sep 2021
COP26: will China play ball on climate change?
Emissions in China
Today’s big question

COP26: will China play ball on climate change?

Fears grow that the world’s biggest greenhouse gas emitter will not co-operate at forthcoming climate talks
20 Sep 2021
Aukus: the new security pact between UK, US and Australia explained
Joe Biden announces Aukus pact
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Aukus: the new security pact between UK, US and Australia explained

The deal to counter China will allow Australia to build nuclear submarines for the first time
16 Sep 2021

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How Asia’s leaders triggered the world’s most rapid arms race
A 2015 military parade in Beijing, China
In Depth

How Asia’s leaders triggered the world’s most rapid arms race

North Korea dominates headlines but neighbouring nations are also stockpiling arms
16 Sep 2021
China’s war on celebrity: the Cultural Revolution 2.0?
Zhao Wei
In Brief

China’s war on celebrity: the Cultural Revolution 2.0?

Last week, the Chinese Communist Party published a diatribe against ‘popular celebrities’ who bring ‘chaos to the internet’
10 Sep 2021
Xi Jinping ensnares senior official in ‘crackdown on corruption’
Xi Jinping at the opening of the National People’s Congress in March
Between the lines

Xi Jinping ensnares senior official in ‘crackdown on corruption’

China’s Communist Party targets Hangzhou chief over links with business
27 Aug 2021
The ‘Two Michaels’: pawns in Beijing’s brutal game
Protesters hold signs calling for the release of Canadian citizens Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig
Global lens

The ‘Two Michaels’: pawns in Beijing’s brutal game

Canadian citizens are being used by Beijing to pressure Canada in the Huawei extradition case
19 Aug 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
What the first national security law verdict means for Hong Kong
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
China floods sharpen focus on Xi Jinping’s inaction on climate change
A man wades through flood water in Zhengzhou, Henan province
In Depth

China floods sharpen focus on Xi Jinping’s inaction on climate change

Death toll mounts as tens of thousands flee homes following ‘worst rainfall in a millennium’
23 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
Are Chinese vaccines to blame for Asia’s rising Covid crisis?
Medical staff administer Covid vaccines in Bangkok, Thailand
In Depth

Are Chinese vaccines to blame for Asia’s rising Covid crisis?

Malaysia to phase out Sinovac jab amid growing concern over its efficacy
19 Jul 2021
Japan pledges to defend Taiwan against China in historic policy shift
The Japanese Self Defence Force during live fire exercises
In Depth

Japan pledges to defend Taiwan against China in historic policy shift

Vow by Tokyo to protect neighbour in event of invasion marks historic policy shift by pacifist nation
8 Jul 2021
The Chinese Communist Party turns 100: how the world’s most powerful political party began
A ceremony marking 100 years of China’s Communist Party on July 1, at Tiananmen Square in Beijing
In Depth

The Chinese Communist Party turns 100: how the world’s most powerful political party began

The CCP’s rule is the third longest of any political party in history
1 Jul 2021
G7 split over Joe Biden’s call for probe into origins of Covid-19
Joe Biden at the G7 summit in Cornwall
The latest on . . .

G7 split over Joe Biden’s call for probe into origins of Covid-19

European leaders at odds at Cornwall summit as US president’s push for investigation widens rift over China
14 Jun 2021
Everything you need to know about China’s space race
Tianhe rocket
In Depth

Everything you need to know about China’s space race

It has landed craft on Mars and on the dark side of the Moon, and it is building a space station. What are China’s ambitions in space?
11 Jun 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
‘Wuhan lab leak’: conspiracy theory to presidential priority
Wuhan Institute of Virology
In Depth

‘Wuhan lab leak’: conspiracy theory to presidential priority

Anthony Fauci calls on China to release medical records of possible coronavirus victims
4 Jun 2021
The ‘concrete coffin’: life in a Chinese internment camp
People protesting
In Depth

The ‘concrete coffin’: life in a Chinese internment camp

Sayragul Sauytbay spent five months in a ‘re-education’ centre in Xinjiang. She tells Damian Whitworth what she witnessed inside, and how she escaped …
28 May 2021
Too few children? China’s ‘population crisis’ explained
A father and daughter celebrating Chinese New Year
In Focus

Too few children? China’s ‘population crisis’ explained

There were just 12 million births last year, down from 14.65 million in 2019
21 May 2021
EU-China relations under strain as investment deal ‘put on ice’
Angela Merkel and Xi Jinping
The latest on . . .

EU-China relations under strain as investment deal ‘put on ice’

European trade chief says agreement is suspended due to sanctions against Beijing
5 May 2021
The most famous Chinese cyberattacks
Hacking
Getting to grips with . . .

The most famous Chinese cyberattacks

How hackers made China one of ‘the world’s pre-eminent cyber players’
30 Apr 2021
How China is dividing Five Eyes allies
Jacinda Ardern alongside Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta
In Depth

How China is dividing Five Eyes allies

Five Eyes allies at odds over Wellington’s decision to ditch aggressive stance to Beijing
29 Apr 2021
Inside the plans for the CCP’s 100th anniversary
Xi Jinping during a 2015 military parade in Tiananmen Square
Behind the scenes

Inside the plans for the CCP’s 100th anniversary

Centennial show of strength to include ‘patriotic films’ and ‘mass weddings’
22 Apr 2021
What China’s low jab efficacy means for the global vaccination effort
A delivery of the Sinovac vaccine arrives in Zimbabwe
In Depth

What China’s low jab efficacy means for the global vaccination effort

Senior official raises fear over effectiveness of vaccines in wide use across Asia and Africa
12 Apr 2021
Rare earths, Jordan and dishonour
Greenland
Podcast

Rare earths, Jordan and dishonour

What has Greenland’s general election got to do with China? Why has Jordan’s royal family split? And who has been stripped of their honours in secret?
9 Apr 2021
Why UK-China relations require ‘wholly different way of thinking’
Boris Johnson in China
Getting to grips with . . .

Why UK-China relations require ‘wholly different way of thinking’

UK imposes sanctions on Beijing over Uighur Muslim abuses
23 Mar 2021
Vaccine diplomacy boosts China’s leverage
A delivery of the Sinovac vaccine arrives in Sao Paulo
In Brief

Vaccine diplomacy boosts China’s leverage

Brazilian U-turn on Huawei hints at political cost of coronavirus jabs
17 Mar 2021
Is China the ‘biggest state-based threat’ to the UK?
A Chinese military parade in front of Tiananmen Square in 2015
Getting to grips with . . .

Is China the ‘biggest state-based threat’ to the UK?

Defence review says the nuclear superpower represents ‘systemic challenge’ to British prosperity and values
16 Mar 2021
UK braces for influx of Hongkongers fleeing fresh China crackdown
Protestors against China’s national security law in 2019
Getting to grips with . . .

UK braces for influx of Hongkongers fleeing fresh China crackdown

Australia also expecting flood of arrivals from the city state after Beijing tightens election rules
12 Mar 2021
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