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

What could happen if China tried to invade Taiwan?

Beijing has deployed largest incursion into Taipei defence zone since October
25 Jan 2022
The real reason for China’s trade war on Lithuania
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’
18 Jan 2022
Christine Lee: the Chinese spy with links to a Labour MP
Offices of Christine Lee & Co Solicitors
Profile

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

Solicitor suspected of ‘political interference’ has long ties to UK establishment
14 Jan 2022
Beijing’s ‘zero-Covid’ policy: a dangerous dead end?
Medical workers administering Covid tests in China
The latest on . . .

Beijing’s ‘zero-Covid’ policy: a dangerous dead end?

The situation is potentially disastrous – particularly with the lunar New Year celebrations next month
13 Jan 2022
Hong Kong voters shun first post-crackdown election
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
20 Dec 2021
The Olympic boycott: a small gesture of condemnation 
Anti-Chinese Communist Party protesters in London
Global lens

The Olympic boycott: a small gesture of condemnation 

Will the diplomatic boycott of the Winter Olympics in China achieve anything?
17 Dec 2021
Will Omicron justify China’s ‘zero Covid’ policy?
People get their vaccinations at a temporary centre in Beijing, China
In Depth

Will Omicron justify China’s ‘zero Covid’ policy?

Expert says the variant is ‘booster shot’ for Beijing’s approach
16 Dec 2021

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The rise and fall of Hong Kong’s Jimmy Lai
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
9 Dec 2021
Peng Shuai: WTA makes ‘unprecedented statement’ on China
Peng Shuai has won two grand slam women’s doubles titles
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Peng Shuai: WTA makes ‘unprecedented statement’ on China

Decision to suspend tournaments is ‘brave’ – but it could prove costly
2 Dec 2021
Is China capitalist?
Portraits of President Xi Jinping and the late Mao Zedong
Today’s big question

Is China capitalist?

President Xi’s policy of ‘common prosperity’ may have significant impact on global economy
30 Nov 2021
Five high-profile people who disappeared in China
Peng Shuai
Profile

Five high-profile people who disappeared in China

Tennis player Peng Shuai is the latest Chinese star to have vanished from the public eye
23 Nov 2021
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
Real-life Succession, Iranian football and China’s #MeToo moment
Succession: a ‘toxic joy’
Podcast

Real-life Succession, Iranian football and China’s #MeToo moment

Do we need a new model for business leaders? How has Jordan’s football team reignited the gender debate? And has China silenced an Olympian?
19 Nov 2021
China ‘bribing’ locals to move into disputed Indian border region
A Chinese and an Indian border guard at the Nathu La crossing
Unreported world

China ‘bribing’ locals to move into disputed Indian border region

Building of villages replicates tactics used in South China Sea, experts warn
15 Nov 2021
Winter Olympics: controversy ahead of the Beijing games
Tibetan and Uyghur activists protest against the 2022 Winter Olympics in front of the Olympic Museum in Lausanne Switzerland, on 23 June 2021
In Depth

Winter Olympics: controversy ahead of the Beijing games

Despite being three months away, the winter games have already been marred by boycotts, protests and Covid restrictions
3 Nov 2021
The battle to keep China off European university campuses
A student walks through Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge
In Depth

The battle to keep China off European university campuses

Chinese institutes come under scrutiny as German publisher claims Xi Jinping is ‘sacrosanct and beyond discussion’
1 Nov 2021
How long can China continue its net-zero Covid-19 approach?
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
Trouble in China: ‘triple shock’ has taken its toll
Power cuts have shut down many factories in China
In Focus

Trouble in China: ‘triple shock’ has taken its toll

The world’s second-largest economy is ailing, with worrying ramifications for the global outlook
22 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
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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
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
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