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China angered by US President Donald Trump’s unilateral sanctions on North Korea

Beijing reacted angrily on Saturday to new US sanctions aimed at increasing the pressure on nuclear-equipped North Korea, saying the unilateral targeting of Chinese firms and people risked harming...

Will China’s new foreign policy dream team be the key to achieving its global ambitions?

After five years in office, President Xi Jinping has put together a team of top foreign-policy makers with substantial experience in handling the West, especially the US, to achieve...

The guinea pigs (cats, dogs and fish) of space exploration

China had a secret mission more than 50 years ago to send two dogs into space, and their journeys helped blaze a trail for the country’s human space exploration...

Billionaire Hu Keqin has bold plan to conquer China with baguettes – and he’s snapping up French farms to do it

In the peaceful French village of Thiel-sur-Acolin, retired farmer Marc Bernardet is ambivalent about having a Chinese billionaire for a neighbour. Over the past four years Hu Keqin has...

China’s secret 1960s mission to send two dogs into space

It’s 1966 and at a secret military base in southeast China, a small dog called Little Leopard is about to be sent into space. Scientists carefully place the two-year-old...

It’s no joke: the North Korean nuclear crisis could get Trump the Nobel Peace Prize

The presidency of Donald Trump has made the dividing line between nuclear war and a Nobel Peace Prize increasingly thin. The very same extreme caprice and disregard for precedent...

Driven by India into China’s arms, is Nepal the new Sri Lanka?

“This looks like China, doesn’t it?” Deputy Inspector General Mandip Shrestha has his chest puffed out as he gives a tour of Nepal Armed Police Force’s freshly minted training...

Top Chinese cabinet official Yang Jing’s sacking ‘linked to missing billionaire Xiao Jianhua’

Yang Jing, secretary general of China’s cabinet, has been sacked partly because of links to troubled businessman Xiao Jianhua, sources told the South China Morning Post. Yang, who also...

Why China’s top economic adviser Liu He could be next central bank chief

President Xi Jinping’s bold plan to transform China’s increasingly complex financial agencies has made his trusted aide Liu He the most likely candidate to head the central bank, according...

Interpol lifts wanted alert for exiled Uygur leader, angering China

China expressed dissatisfaction on Saturday at Interpol’s decision to lift a wanted alert for an exile from its Uygur minority, a man China accuses of being a terrorist. Uygurs...