Foreign journalists dragged away at #MeToo court case
Chinese police stopped foreign reporters, including one from AFP, covering #MeToo supporters gathering outside a Beijing court on Wednesday as a sexual harassment case against a powerful Chinese media figure began.
Don't mess with Beijing: Pushback over Covid fuels China-Australia row
How did we go from calls to research the origins of Covid-19 to China's call to boycott Australian wine? Relations between Beijing and Canberra started to seriously go south back in May when the Australians demanded an independent probe into Coronavirus. Now, on the week of first anniversary of the first documented case in Wuhan comes an official protest from prime minister Scott Morrison over the image of an Australian soldier holding a bloody dagger up to the throat of an Afghan child, tweeted from the official account of a top foreign ministry spokesperson.
Taiwan starts making new submarines amid China tension
President Tsai Ing-wen has vowed to boost the island's defense capabilities after Beijing stepped up military exercises near Taiwan this year. The new fleet of eight submarines is expected to be ready by 2025.
Beijing accuses London of 'colonial mindset' over Hong Kong criticism
Beijing accuses London of having a "colonial mindset" and "double standards" after Britain's government said it is considering reviewing a deal allowing its judges to sit on Hong Kong's highest court over concerns China is trampling on the semi-autonomous city's freedoms.
Beijing hits back as Western allies say China broke HK deal
Beijing hits back against accusations that China violated legally binding international commitments by ousting pro-democracy lawmakers from Hong Kong's legislature. China warn countries that "dare to damage China's sovereignty, security and development interests," after the US, Britain, Australia, Canada and New Zealand said China broke promises to preserve Hong Kong autonomy.
Independence Day, #EndSARS top search in October – Google, COVID-19: NFF confirms receipt of $1m FIFA grant and more
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Why Chinese investment is stoking anger in Pakistan's Balochistan province
Unfazed by attacks in the western Balochistan province, Islamabad has extended a $350 million (€306 million) worth copper-gold mine contract to a Chinese company. Separatists claim Beijing is exploiting their resources.
Indians comment after New Delhi bans TikTok
Indians react to the banning of popular Chinese app TikTok as New Delhi's ties with Beijing deteriorate sharply following a deadly border clash.