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China state media criticise foreign ‘hypocrisy’ over Hong Kong after climbdown

Hong Kong's "fugitive rendition arrangements are purely an internal affair", the official China Daily said, however, adding that countries such as the United States or Britain should have no say…

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Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong freed from jail, calls on pro-China leader Carrie Lam to resign

His release comes a day after organisers of the protest calling for Lam to quit over a controversial extradition bill said almost two million black-clad people joined Sunday's march to government…

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China's top steelmaker Hebei to cut production to improve air quality

Hebei province, which surrounds the capital of Beijing in northern China, produced around 237 million tonnes of crude steel in 2018, according to the National Bureau of Statistics. That accounts…

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China reduces army by half, increases size of navy and air force in big way: Report

The expansion of the navy in the past few years was massive as China now has one aircraft carrier, another undergoing trial and third in making. Official media reports said China plans to have…

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Watch: Amid tensions with China, Taiwan conducts live fire drills simulating 'enemy invasion'

Taipei said the drills were aimed at enhancing combat readiness ahead of the Lunar New Year

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North Korean official heads for talks in Sweden: Report

Choe Son Hui, a North Korean vice-minister of foreign affairs, landed in Beijing on a flight from the North Korean capital Pyongyang. Choe's trip comes as expectations grow for a second meeting…

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To make it compatible with socialism, Beijing passes law to make Islam more Chinese-like

The exact methodology which will be utilised to implement the law has not been divulged.

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Watch: Tropical storm Pabuk makes landfall in southern Thailand; 1 dead

Authorities said one person was killed after a boat capsized due to strong winds in Pattani province.

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Resolutely oppose 'one country, two systems': Taiwan President Tsai on Xi's China 'reunification' plan

President Tsai said that Taiwan would never accept the "92 Consensus".

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Carlos Ghosn re-arrested in Japan over fresh allegations

According to local media, Ghosn has admitted signing documents to defer part of his salary

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Denuclearisation includes eliminating US nuclear threat in Korean Peninsula: North Korean state media

North Korea rejects American calls for it to unilaterally denuclearise, the state media said.

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Ageing Japan is offering abandoned houses for free

People aged 65 or older accounted for 27.2 per cent of the total population, the highest ratio on record.

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Samsung electronics apologises to workers over cancer cases in semiconductor factories

Under a deal announced earlier this month, the firm will pay compensation of up to $133,000 per case.

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US aircraft carriers conduct war drills in Philippine Sea close to North Korea

USS Ronald Reagan and the USS John C Stennis deployed from the US West coast, are carrying out air, surface and anti-submarine warfare operations.

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US-Japan trade agreement will be model for Indo-Pacific: Pence

Abe and US President Donald Trump had agreed to negotiate a trade pact, easing fears that Japan could be next in line in the White House's tariff offensive.

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