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She is breaking glass ceilings in space, but facing sexism on Earth

Shortly before the launch, Pang Zhihao, an official with the China National Space Administration, let it be known that a cargo capsule had supplied the orbiting space station with sanitary napkins…

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China offers the Taliban a warm welcome while urging peace talks

Chinese officials began two days of talks with a delegation of Taliban leaders in Tianjin, a coastal city in northeastern China, significantly raising the group’s international stature after…

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Biden’s China strategy meets resistance at the negotiating table

On Monday, China seemed to slam the door on the idea that the two countries could collaborate one day and clash the next

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China criticised the Afghan war. Now it worries about withdrawal

With only a residual military contingent left to protect the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, the Taliban have been steadily expanding their political control as Afghan government forces crumble or retreat…

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An alliance of autocracies? China wants to lead a new world order.

China hopes to position itself as the main challenger to an international order, led by the United States, that is generally guided by principles of democracy, respect for human rights and…

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