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Crunch time nears as Trump mulls trade sanctions against China

The next month will be crucial in signalling whether US President Donald Trump’s threats to get tough on China over trade turn from rhetoric into reality. A year into...

Crunch time nears as Trump mulls trade sanctions against China

The next month will be crucial in signalling whether US President Donald Trump’s threats to get tough on China over trade turn from rhetoric into reality. A year into...

Arithmetic with Chinese characteristics, where the sum of the parts is greater than the whole

The Binhai New Area in the northern city of Tianjin – an economic zone that sparked talk of grand ambitions to create China’s answer to Manhattan from a riverside...

East China Sea oil slick triples in size along whale migration route

The spill from a sunken Iranian tanker off China’s east coast has more than trebled in size, just over a week after the ship sank in a ball of...

China’s holiday ‘Sausage Prince’ strikes again – and is heading back behind bars

The long arm of the law has caught up with a man in eastern China – again – over his three-decade Lunar New Year tradition – stealing preserved meats...

Chile praises China for rejecting protectionist policies

Chile’s foreign minister welcomed Chinese representatives to a meeting with Latin American and Caribbean countries on Sunday, praising the Asian nation for rejecting protectionism as the United States backs...

Chinese man lives rough for 10 years to ‘crack lottery code’

A man has been living rough under a road bridge in southwest China for 10 years, saying he will not go home until he has cracked how to win...

Young girl with leukaemia’s letter to father moves Chinese

A letter written by a seven-year-old Chinese girl with leukaemia to her father has touched the hearts of many readers who have donated 600,000 yuan (US$93,700) to help with...

China says US forcing it to strengthen presence in South China Sea

China’s Communist Party mouthpiece, decrying Washington as a troublemaker, said on Monday US moves in the South China Sea like last week’s freedom of navigation operation would only cause...

Could online classrooms be the answer to teacher shortage in rural China?

One of the biggest barriers to educating China’s rural poor is finding enough teachers willing to take up jobs in remote and impoverished areas, but a group of tech-savvy...