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Posters or other displays that could embarrass leaders, such as mentions of Tiananmen Square, are ordered removed from tour routes Hong Kong police have launched a crackdown on political banners and images ahead of a visit to the city by the Chinese president, Xi Jinping, to avoid embarrassing the countrys leaders. Swaths of Hong Kong […]

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Theresa May emphasises the importance of British values. But Britains limpness over Hong Kong demonstrates how easily they are compromised I am too young to remember the handover of Hong Kong to China in 1997 and its promise for the new world I would live in. But I have lived to see that promise trampled. […]

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New toy taking China by storm can fire needles and nails as well as toothpicks, leading to concerns over safety Handheld mini-crossbows that can fire needles and nails are the latest must-have toy in China but anxious parents want them banned before a young child gets blinded or worse. Selling online and in shops for […]

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Chinese interests of Donald Trumps daughter and son-in-law come into spotlight again as Communist party seeks to fete influential White House couple Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner have been invited to China as Beijing works to build closer ties with the influential couple inside an erratic White House. Trump, daughter of the US president, and […]

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In an extract from his new book, Brian Merchant reveals how he gained access to Longhua, the vast complex where iPhones are made and where, in 2010, unhappy workers started killing themselves The sprawling factory compound, all grey dormitories and weather-beaten warehouses, blends seamlessly into the outskirts of the Shenzhen megalopolis. Foxconns enormous Longhua plant […]

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Joint statement between President Juan Carlos Varela and Beijing says Taiwan is an inalienable part of Chinas territory Panama has switched diplomatic relations from Taiwan to China, handing a major victory to Beijing in its drive to isolate the self-governing island it claims as its own territory. Panamas president, Juan Carlos Varela, announced the change […]

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Owners with more than one canine in Qingdao must give others to an adoption agency under controversial new law For decades, China harshly enforced its one-child policy through forced abortions and hefty fines. Now the government in one Chinese city is seeking to exert control over another segment of the population, limiting households to one […]

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James Mattis says Washington is encouraged by Chinas efforts to restrain Pyongyang but will not accept Beijings militarisation of South China Sea The United States is encouraged by Chinas efforts to restrain North Korea but Washington will not accept Beijings militarisation of islands in the South China Sea, US defence secretary, James Mattis, said on […]

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Children under 16 told overly religious names such as Saddam, Hajj and Jihad must be changed amid pro-Communist rallies across Xinjiang region Muslim children in Chinas far western banned certain names for newborns that were deemed to have religious connotations, but the new order expands forced name changes to anyone under 16, the age at […]

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Prices of raw ivory in Vietnam have fallen, which traders are linking to Chinas announcement of its domestic ivory ban, according to new research The price of raw ivory in Asia has fallen dramatically since the Chinese government announced plans to Wildlife Justice Commission (WJC) have been visiting traders in Hanoi over the last three […]

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