Chinese jets intercept U.S. aircraft in East China Sea
19 May 2017 | 11:40 am
Two Chinese aircraft carry out what the U.S. military describes an "unprofessional" intercept of an American plane meant to detect radiation while it flew in international airspace.
16 Sep 2021
Medical workers take swab samples from local residents in the southeastern Chinese city of Xiamen, Fujian province. Fujian reported 50 new locally transmitted cases on Wednesday, 12 of which were in Xiamen.
15 Sep 2021
A Chinese court threw out a landmark sexual harassment case on the basis of insufficient evidence, in a blow to the country's fledgling #MeToo movement. Zhou Xiaoxuan, now 28, came forward in 2018 to accuse former state TV host Zhu Jun of forcibly kissing and groping her during her 2014 internship at the broadcaster. Her claims ignited a social media storm and inspired many women to share their experiences of sexual assault publicly.
16 Sep 2021
China Evergrande, once the country's second-largest real estate developer, is drowning in debt. Some 1.5 million people have put deposits on new homes that have yet to be built. A collapse could be catastrophic.
25 Sep 2021
Teresa Xu arrives at a court in Beijing to fight for the right to freeze her eggs. A public hospital turned down her demand in 2018 and asked to see a marriage license, in accordance with national law.
29 Sep 2021
Chinese single-engine J-10 and J-20 stealth fighter jets showcase Chinese military might at the opening of the 13th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition. The country's biggest airshow, in the southern coastal city of Zhuhai, comes as Beijing pushes to meet a 2035 deadline to retool its military for modern warfare.
2 Oct 2021
Top US General Mark Milley told Congress that the Defense Secretary and others knew about his call to his Chinese counterpart, to reassure Beijing that former President Donald Trump was not preparing a sudden attack.
17 Oct 2021
The two leaders discussed the pandemic, climate change and human rights during a video call. Xi Jinping reportedly called Merkel a "friend of the Chinese people."
24 Oct 2021
China's Q3 GDP growth came in below forecasts at 4.9%, as power shortages, supply chain disruptions and a liquidity crisis in the real estate market continue to weigh on the economy. Also, Facebook announces a plan to hire 10,000 new EU workers to build its "metaverse", and Hollywood narrowly avoids a major production crew strike.
31 Oct 2021
A key indicator of the health of the Chinese economy, the Purchasing Manger's Index (PMI) contracted. Analysts say the indicators of stagflation in the Chinese economy are there.
5 Nov 2021
Nigeria has secured a new set of military gear and they are massive. The Nigerian Army recently unveiled 60 new VP1 Type Tracked Armoured Personnel Carriers to expand it armory.
8 Nov 2021
Taipei has said it is one of the largest Chinese incursions into Taiwan's air defense identification zone since early October, coming right after an EU delegation visited Taipei to work on building ties.
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Warsaw was promised Germany's missile defenses but Polish officials now urge Berlin to send them to Ukraine instead. Berlin says their Patriot missiles are for NATO deployment only.
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A new oil pipeline set to cross Uganda and end at the Tanzanian coast is supposed to bring jobs and prosperity. But environmentalists and human rights activists are not convinced.
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Sudanese artists try to preserve traditional Meroitic handcrafted jewellery, which women traditionally wear in weddings and events, against cheaper imports.
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It's a school like no other. Since 1822, the Centre of Naval Instruction, in the French port city of Brest, has trained the cadets of the French Navy. Every year, 240 youngsters aged between 16 and 18 join the famous "Mousses School".
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Despite all odds and social barriers, women in Pakistan are using comedy to break gender stereotypes, share personal experiences and challenge patriarchal practices.
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Military leaders and the main pro-democracy group in Sudan have signed a deal this Monday to establish a civilian-led transitional government. But the deal has already been heavily criticised by democracy activists.