President Xi yet to confirm attendance in Cop26 climate conference

China is the world's biggest polluter with nearly 60 per cent of its economy reportedly fuelled by coal. 

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This Chinese county to give cash handouts to couples to have babies

Authorities are taking more proactive measures to stem the decline in birth rates, including a surprising move in May to enable all couples to have a third child and pledging supportive measures…

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Biden, Xi hold first talks in 7 months, discuss COVID-19 origins

A senior White House official said the call came at the request of Biden, who had become 'exasperated' by the unwillingness of lower-level Chinese officials to hold substantive talks with his…

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Xi appoints new army commander to lead PLA troops at Indo-China border

In a change of guard, China's President Xi Jinping has appointed Gen Wang Haijiang as the new Commander of the People's Liberation Army's Western Theatre Command. The Western Theatre Command…

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China bans ‘effeminate styles’ and ‘incorrect politics’ from screens

China has expanded a crackdown on its entertainment industry, telling broadcasters to bar artists with “incorrect political positions” and effeminate styles from shows, saying a “patriotic…

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WHO forms new expert group to continue research into origins of Covid in Wuhan

A WHO call last month for the investigation's second stage to include audits of the Wuhan labs infuriated Beijing. China's vice health minister Zeng Yixin said the plan showed "disrespect for…

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'Red alert' for rain declared in China as flood death toll hits 21

The country has been hit the deadliest floods in a decade wreaked havoc, killing over 300 people and damaging thousands of cars and buildings

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China asks Lithuania's envoy to leave Beijing over Taiwan row

The Lithuanian government said it is determined to develop relations with Taiwan even as China declared it will recall its ambassador from Vilnius.

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Karaoke with Chinese characteristics: Crackdown coming for songs with 'illegal content'

Such content includes that which endangers national unity, sovereignty or territorial integrity, violates state religious policies by propagating cults or superstitions, or which encourages…

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Morning news brief: US approves weapon deal with Taiwan, India wins bronze medal in hockey and more

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Pentagon says US has approved potential sales of howitzers to Taiwan

The Pentagon said that the package would include the howitzers, 1,698 precision guidance kits for munitions, spares, training, ground stations, and upgrades for Taiwan's previous generation of…

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Corpses afloat in car parks, tunnel: China floods death toll rises to 302

The death toll from last month's unprecedented flash floods triggered by the heaviest rainfall in a thousand years in central China's Henan province has climbed to 302, three times higher than the…

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Space propaganda: China opens doors to world's largest planetarium

The slick new Shanghai facility showcases the nation's recent extra-terrestrial exploits while notably downplaying those of space pioneers like the United States

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China blocks paid after-school tutoring by public-school teachers

China issued sweeping rules last week that bar for-profit after-school tutoring in core school subjects, in an effort to boost the birth rate by lowering family living costs

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Opinion | On The Margin: Xi throws a challenge from Tibet

President Xi’s visit to the strategically important TAR was unannounced and kept secret until it had concluded.

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Morning news brief: US approves weapon deal with Taiwan, India wins bronze medal in hockey and more

Good morning! Begin your day with WION's news brief

Read Article

Pentagon says US has approved potential sales of howitzers to Taiwan

The Pentagon said that the package would include the howitzers, 1,698 precision guidance kits for munitions, spares, training, ground stations, and upgrades for Taiwan's previous generation of…

Read Article

Corpses afloat in car parks, tunnel: China floods death toll rises to 302

The death toll from last month's unprecedented flash floods triggered by the heaviest rainfall in a thousand years in central China's Henan province has climbed to 302, three times higher than the…

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Space propaganda: China opens doors to world's largest planetarium

The slick new Shanghai facility showcases the nation's recent extra-terrestrial exploits while notably downplaying those of space pioneers like the United States

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From education to bitcoin, China's season of regulatory crackdown

With market-trembling new rules and investigations, Beijing's crackdown on its most prominent companies has seeped into nearly every aspect of modern…

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China blocks paid after-school tutoring by public-school teachers

China issued sweeping rules last week that bar for-profit after-school tutoring in core school subjects, in an effort to boost the birth rate by lowering family living costs

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Opinion | On The Margin: Xi throws a challenge from Tibet

President Xi’s visit to the strategically important TAR was unannounced and kept secret until it had concluded.

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Post bus blast, China, Pakistan FMs to hold talks in Chengdu

For Islamabad, ties with China are crucial due to its increasing economic dependence on Beijing

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China trying to show everything is good in Tibet, says government in exile

His comments come in the backdrop of Xi Jinping's surprise visit to the region

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World leaders pledge to redouble pandemic fight at special APEC meeting

Leaders of the Asia-Pacific trade group APEC pledged to work to expand sharing and manufacturing of coronavirus vaccines. This grouping includes US President Joe Biden, Russia's Vladimir Putin,…

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Philippines launches investigation into Chinese sewage-dumping at sea

It comes after a report by US-based tech firm Simularity Inc showed swarms of Chinese vessels had dumped human waste and wastewater for years in a disputed area of the South China Sea, causing…

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N Korean, Chinese leaders vow greater cooperation in face of foreign hostility: Report

In a message to China's President Xi Jinping, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said their relationship is vital in the face of hostile foreign forces. Meanwhile, Xi promised to bring cooperation '…

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Five years after South China Sea ruling, China's presence around Philippines only growing

China lays claim to most of the waters within a so-called Nine Dash Line, which is also contested by Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam

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China facing massive algae bloom threatening sea life, tourism and water transport

Chinese media reported Thursday that the algae outbreak has spread over around 9,290 square kilometers

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Millions of gene data harvested across world from women's prenatal tests linked to Chinese military

Eerily, the tests used in over 50 countries also capture genetic information about the mother, as well as personal details such as her country, height, and weight, but not her name. More…

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President Xi promotes PLA Commander overseeing India border to rank of General 

Xi, who is also Chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC), the overall high command of the PLA, promoted 58-year-old Xu to the rank of General, the highest rank for officers in active…

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Chinese Communist Party's sauce for success: Booming economy, ruthlessness, ideological agility 

Since seizing power after civil war in 1949, the party has had a tumultuous history but President and party leader Xi Jinping is putting emphasis on turning the country into an economic, military…

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US calls report of China building more than 100 nuclear missile silos 'concerning'

The Washington Post, citing a study of commercial satellite images by a California-based group, reported on Thursday that the silos were being built in a desert near the northwestern city of Yumen…

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President Xi Jinping hails 'irreversible' rise of China on Communist Party centenary

Xi Jinping and the party are riding high as China recovers briskly from the COVID-19 outbreak and takes a more assertive stand on the global stage, although Beijing also faces criticism over its…

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Secret society: What Chinese Communist Party doesn't want you to know

China's ruling Communist Party, which celebrates its 100th anniversary Thursday, is characterised by secrecy in leading the world's second-biggest…

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US engaged in new cold war with rivals China and Russia, say most Europeans in poll  

Majority of Europeans think a new cold war is underway between the US and its main rivals, China and Russia. Some Europeans also view their own country as a participant to it. A study by the…

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President Xi yet to confirm attendance in Cop26 climate conference

China is the world's biggest polluter with nearly 60 per cent of its economy reportedly fuelled by coal. 

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This Chinese county to give cash handouts to couples to have babies

Authorities are taking more proactive measures to stem the decline in birth rates, including a surprising move in May to enable all couples to have a third child and pledging supportive measures…

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Biden, Xi hold first talks in 7 months, discuss COVID-19 origins

A senior White House official said the call came at the request of Biden, who had become 'exasperated' by the unwillingness of lower-level Chinese officials to hold substantive talks with his…

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Xi appoints new army commander to lead PLA troops at Indo-China border

In a change of guard, China's President Xi Jinping has appointed Gen Wang Haijiang as the new Commander of the People's Liberation Army's Western Theatre Command. The Western Theatre Command…

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China bans ‘effeminate styles’ and ‘incorrect politics’ from screens

China has expanded a crackdown on its entertainment industry, telling broadcasters to bar artists with “incorrect political positions” and effeminate styles from shows, saying a “patriotic…

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi to attend SCO summit virtually

The SCO summit will take place from September 16 to 17 in Tajikistan's capital Dushanbe and will be in hybrid mode

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'Prioritise social good': China says kids can only play video games for 1 hour

China's online gaming companies will not be allowed to provide their services to minors in any form other than 8 pm to 9 pm on Friday, weekends and holidays

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Chinese students greeted with 'Grandpa Xi Jinping thought' in classrooms

China's government school teachers have been directed to 'plant the seeds of loving the party, the country and socialism in young hearts' as new textbooks with the 'Xi Jinping thought' are…

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What are recommendation algorithms that China is cracking down on, and how do they affect internet users?

Internet recommendation algorithms are used by internet service providers to make recommendations to users, part of efforts to protect the privacy and data security of users. Draft guidelines…

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China issues draft guidelines for internet recommendation algorithms

The move comes amid a wide-ranging crackdown by Beijing on its internet sector, which has seen authorities target and punish companies on issues ranging from monopolistic behaviour to consumer…

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China accuses US of 'politicisation' and 'scapegoating' over COVID-19 origin report

Beijing has instead that the virus slipped out of a lab at the US Army's Fort Detrick base in Maryland in 2019

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Classified US intelligence study inconclusive on COVID origins: Report

The assessment report, which was ordered by President Joe Biden three months ago, couldn’t prove whether the virus that first emerged in central China had jumped to humans via animals or escaped a…

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China, Russia agree to jointly counter “threats” from Afghanistan

Putin and Xi  also highlighted the “importance of establishing peace” in Afghanistan and “preventing the spread of instability to adjacent regions”

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China to add 'Xi Jinping Thought' to national curriculum

China will incorporate "Xi Jinping Thought" into its national curriculum to help "establish Marxist belief" in the country's youth, the education ministry said in new guidelines published on…

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'Give back to society': Jinping puts China's wealthiest on notice for excessive income

China's income inequality is massive with the rich earning 20 per cent more than the poor

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WHO forms new expert group to continue research into origins of Covid in Wuhan

A WHO call last month for the investigation's second stage to include audits of the Wuhan labs infuriated Beijing. China's vice health minister Zeng Yixin said the plan showed "disrespect for…

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'Red alert' for rain declared in China as flood death toll hits 21

The country has been hit the deadliest floods in a decade wreaked havoc, killing over 300 people and damaging thousands of cars and buildings

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China asks Lithuania's envoy to leave Beijing over Taiwan row

The Lithuanian government said it is determined to develop relations with Taiwan even as China declared it will recall its ambassador from Vilnius.

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Karaoke with Chinese characteristics: Crackdown coming for songs with 'illegal content'

Such content includes that which endangers national unity, sovereignty or territorial integrity, violates state religious policies by propagating cults or superstitions, or which encourages…

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From education to bitcoin, China's season of regulatory crackdown

With market-trembling new rules and investigations, Beijing's crackdown on its most prominent companies has seeped into nearly every aspect of modern life, wiping billions of dollars from Chinese a

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Secret society: What Chinese Communist Party doesn't want you to know

China's ruling Communist Party, which celebrates its 100th anniversary Thursday, is characterised by secrecy in leading the world's second-biggest economic power from the shadows.

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