US imposes sanctions on China's CNOOC oil company over South China Sea
The US said the sanctions were a response to China's increased naval activity in the region. The move comes just days before Joe Biden is set to take over as US president.
Why Nigeria can’t produce COVID-19 vaccines
Nigeria, Africa's largest country by population is also forced to depend on the limited amount of Covid-19 vaccines produced internationally. Here are the reasons why Nigeria can’t produce COVID-19 vaccines now.
China: 22 workers trapped in gold mine explosion
Miners in China's northeastern Shandong province have been trapped for nearly two days following an explosion. The blast damaged their communication systems, cutting off all contact.
WHO coronavirus mission to arrive in China on Thursday
Beijing confirmed the arrival this week of a WHO team that will study the origins of the coronavirus pandemic. But details of their investigation or whether they will visit Wuhan remain unclear.
China: VW's Uighur problem
Volkswagen builds cars in China’s Western Xinjiang region and may be using forced laborers in its work force. The region is home to the Uighur minority, which has been oppressed and imprisoned by the regime in Beijing.
Female bodybuilder with one leg captures hearts in China
Losing a leg did not stop Gui Yuna from achieving her dreams. The 35-year-old former Paralympian has now chosen to take on competitive bodybuilding, and has gone viral on Chinese social media for her positive attitude and inspiring story.
The ex-cop behind China's largest gay dating app
Browsing the internet as a young policeman in China, Ma Baoli recalls the sheer volume of web pages telling him he was a pervert, diseased and in need of treatment -- simply because he was gay. Two decades later, the softly spoken 43-year-old now helms Blued, one of the world's largest dating platforms for gay men. Two decades later, the softly spoken 43-year-old now helms Blued, one of the world's largest dating platforms for gay men.
History is 'China's most important psychological tool'
China is widely regarded as a millennia-old nation-state, but this is a misconception, journalist Bill Hayton claims in his new book. He spoke to DW about the nation-building process in China.