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

What would happen if China invaded Taiwan?

Beijing warns that it will ‘fight at all costs’ if anyone ‘dares to secede Taiwan’
13 Jun 2022
Will the leaked Xinjiang files be the wake up call the world needs?
A demonstrator holds a placard in support of the persecuted Uyghur Muslims
Global lens

Will the leaked Xinjiang files be the wake up call the world needs?

Documents have triggered renewed calls for an investigation into abuses against Uyghurs
1 Jun 2022
Quitting China, social age checks and dental deserts
Chinese tourism
Podcasts

Quitting China, social age checks and dental deserts

Why has AirBnB given up on China? Are social networks finally taking age limits seriously? And why is it so hard to find a dentist?
27 May 2022
Is Joe Biden taking a tougher stance on Taiwan?
President Joe Biden in meeting
In Brief

Is Joe Biden taking a tougher stance on Taiwan?

Eyebrows raised after president said US would intervene militarily if China attacked
26 May 2022
The origins of the Quad
Leaders of Australia, US, Japan and India meet in Tokyo
Getting to grips with . . .

The origins of the Quad

US, Japan, Australia and India accused of trying to form ‘Asian Nato’
25 May 2022
Why is China cracking down on Uighur Muslims?
uighurs-china-2.jpg
Fact file

Why is China cracking down on Uighur Muslims?

Police leak provides new insight into Beijing’s mass incarceration system
24 May 2022
Shein: inside China’s e-commerce fashion giant
The Shein app and website
Behind the scenes

Shein: inside China’s e-commerce fashion giant

The brand has gone from ‘low-cost apparel merchant to global juggernaut’ in less than five years
17 May 2022

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The outlook for China’s zero-Covid strategy
A health worker cycles through an empty street in Shanghai during the city’s ongoing lockdown
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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
Why Australia is furious over China’s ‘secret’ deal
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare pictured in Beijing
Getting to grips with . . .

Why Australia is furious over China’s ‘secret’ deal

Beijing now ‘very likely’ to establish military presence in South Pacific, minister warns
28 Apr 2022
China battling unrest over ‘zero-Covid’ lockdown cycle
Healthcare workers conducting Covid-19 tests in Shanghai, China
In Depth

China battling unrest over ‘zero-Covid’ lockdown cycle

Tough new restrictions in Shanghai trigger widespread anger
22 Apr 2022
Why Covid is threatening the world’s supply of iPhones
Health officials wearing PPE in streets of Shanghai
The latest on . . .

Why Covid is threatening the world’s supply of iPhones

Chinese authorities working with key companies to resume production
19 Apr 2022
China and geopolitics: what the experts think
Chinese city Shanghai has gone into a sudden lockdown
Expert’s view

China and geopolitics: what the experts think

Covid ructions, second-guessing and capital flight 
1 Apr 2022
What we know about the Guangxi plane crash
Ambulances at the scene of the plane crash
Getting to grips with . . .

What we know about the Guangxi plane crash

Piecing together a full picture of events ‘could take years’
31 Mar 2022
Is China’s zero-Covid strategy a threat to the world economy?
Woman getting Covid test
Global lens

Is China’s zero-Covid strategy a threat to the world economy?

Cities which house huge factories where Apple’s iPhones are made have been locked down
25 Mar 2022
Russia and China: long battle over debt and tension in the markets
Putin is looking to pay unfriendly creditors in roubles
Why we’re talking about . . .

Russia and China: long battle over debt and tension in the markets

While a Russian debt default is deemed manageable, the embroilment of China may not be
18 Mar 2022
Will China aid or end Russia’s invasion of Ukraine?
Chinese troops stand guard at the Forbidden City, Beijing
Between the lines

Will China aid or end Russia’s invasion of Ukraine?

Beijing willing to provide Moscow with military support, US intelligence warns
15 Mar 2022
Is there an ominous parallel between Taiwan and Ukraine?
Child holding 'I stand with Ukraine' poster
Global lens

Is there an ominous parallel between Taiwan and Ukraine?

Xi Jinping has described the ‘reunification’ of China as Beijing’s ‘historical task’
10 Mar 2022
Kingdom of Characters review: a ‘delightful mix of history and linguistics’
Chinese characters
In Review

Kingdom of Characters review: a ‘delightful mix of history and linguistics’

Jing Tsu’s ‘enchanting’ book tells the story of the Chinese language over the past 150 years
25 Feb 2022
Truckers, sewage and Friends in China
Freedom Convoy protesters driving from British Columbia to Ottawa
Podcasts

Truckers, sewage and Friends in China

Why has Canada declared a national emergency? What can we do to clean up Britain’s rivers? And what did Ross and Rachel do to upset Beijing?
18 Feb 2022
Why Hong Kong is in an Omicron ‘onslaught’
Healthcare workers wearing PPE in Hong Kong
Getting to grips with . . .

Why Hong Kong is in an Omicron ‘onslaught’

Government’s zero-Covid plan faces ‘critical test’ as record infections overwhelm city
15 Feb 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
Beijing 2022: a Uyghur skier and 3,000 snowflakes
The opening ceremony of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics
Why we’re talking about . . .

Beijing 2022: a Uyghur skier and 3,000 snowflakes

For both winners and losers alike, an air of unreality hangs over these games
10 Feb 2022
The Winter Olympics opening ceremony
Beijing 2022 winter Olympics
In pictures

The Winter Olympics opening ceremony

The winter games officially open with a spectacular show at the Bird’s Nest
4 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
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
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
The latest on . . .

Peng Shuai: WTA makes ‘unprecedented statement’ on China

Decision to suspend tournaments is ‘brave’ – but it could prove costly
2 Dec 2021
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