Coronavirus could force China to rein in Belt and Road ambitions
Domestic economic challenges due to COVID-19 are likely to force China to dial back on big-ticket infrastructure projects. But Beijing will not shy away from bankrolling virus-hit countries to score geopolitical gains.
China accuses Taiwan of 'venomous' attacks on WHO
Beijing has claimed Taiwan is using the coronavirus crisis to seek independence. This comes as Taiwan rejects accusations of having directed racist slurs at the head of the WHO, from which it is blocked at China's wish.
China expels US journalists in escalating media freedom row
Beijing has expelled 13 journalists from three major US newspapers in one of the country's biggest crackdowns on the foreign press. The decision comes after Chinese and US leaders feuded over the coronavirus pandemic.
China coronavirus cases pass 70,000 as WHO mission gets underway
China coronavirus cases pass 70,000 as WHO mission gets underway. The death toll from the virus has now passed 1,700. WHO experts have arrived in Beijing to talk with their Chinese counterparts on how to deal with the outbreak.
Hong Kong: 'Stay loyal' and keep freedoms
The region's chief executive says the ‘one country, two systems’ arrangement could continue if the city shows loyalty to Beijing. Pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong have been ongoing for over six months.
Taiwan election: President Tsai wins landslide
Tsai Ing-wen has won with a 57% share of the vote and her main rival, the pro-China Han Kuo-yu, admitted defeat. In a thinly veiled criticism of Beijing she said: "I'm sure our friends in Hong Kong will be happy."
The 97 kms between China and mastery of the Mekong
Ninety-seven kilometres of rocks in Thai waters stand between Beijing and complete control of the Mekong, a mighty river that feeds millions as it threads south from the Tibetan plateau through five countries before emptying into the South China Sea.
Germany's Maas: China should comply with human rights obligations
After leaked documents revealed details about China's internment of Muslim Uighurs, Germany's foreign minister has urged Beijing to commit to human rights.
US-China trade talks gather pace
Beijing has said there is a "consensus on principles" regarding a deal with the United States. Specifics have yet to emerge but Donald Trump has been talking up the prospect of progress between the two nations.
China open to small trade deal
The signals heading into the talks have been mixed, but China is still open to reaching a partial trade deal with the U.S., an official with direct knowledge of the talks said, signaling that Beijing is focused on limiting the damage to the world’s second-largest economy. Bloomberg China Correspondent and Anchor Selina Wang has the story.