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Washington to list China among worst human-trafficking offenders, US sources say

The United States plans to place China on its global list of worst offenders in human trafficking and forced labour, said a congressional source and a person familiar with...

We will forgive you, but please let her go, father of missing Chinese student Zhang Yingying begs kidnapper

Zhang Yingying, the daughter of a working-class factory driver from China, took the same career path as many other young Chinese academics before her: she travelled to a university...

Report lauds China’s ‘proactive’ securing of food supply with overseas infrastructure, diversified supply routes

China stands out among food importers in securing its global food supply, prevailing against a challenge faced by many nations that can lead to political instability, according to a...

All eyes watching the route China’s Liaoning aircraft carrier will take to Hong Kong

China’s first aircraft carrier Liaoning will undergo two weeks of training before making a port call in Hong Kong. Taiwan is closely watching the movement of the aircraft carrier...

Nobel committee chief urges ‘full freedom’ for terminally ill Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo

The chairman of the Nobel Peace Prize committee wants the Chinese government to give “full freedom” to Liu Xiaobo, who was granted medical parole after being diagnosed with terminal...

Overseas deals a national security matter for China, Xi says

A top decision-making group headed by President Xi Jinping decided on Monday that Beijing would enhance its monitoring and supervision of overseas investment deals to safeguard China’s economic interests...

Who is Chinese Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo and what’s his story?

Jailed Nobel Peace Prize winner and prominent Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo has been released from prison after being diagnosed with terminal cancer. A literary critic, Liu had been kept...

China’s craving for crayfish creates US$2 billion business

China’s prodigious appetite for crayfish has created a multibillion dollar business in China, large enough to provide a living for five million people. Originally imported by Japanese traders to...

Hard to swallow: Chinese man wins gold bar for eating 1.23 kg of insects

One brave Chinese tourist has become the proud owner of a gold bar, but only after eating 1.23 kilograms of fried insects in a competition. The visitor to the...

China’s Communist Youth League sets up dating service

A branch of the Communist Youth League in eastern China has established a unit to help young people find romance, state media reported. The service has been set up...