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Your ‘car’ awaits … Chinese ride-hailing customer picked up in a truck

Car-hailing and bike-sharing services are hugely popular in China, but now even trucks are trying to get in on the act, albeit without proper authorisation. A man in southwest...

Chinese bridge tumbles down – two hours after it’s ‘finished’

A rural bridge under construction in northwest China partially collapsed only hours after its supports were removed amid claims that the builders had scrimped on materials, according to a...

Video apparently showing Chinese activist Liu Xiaobo’s prison life surfaces on YouTube

A three-minute video apparently showing aspects of Chinese Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo’s time in prison appeared on YouTube late on Wednesday, as criticism mounts worldwide over whether the authorities’...

China says it’s open to free trade agreement with Mexico

China is open to negotiating a free-trade agreement with Mexico, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported on Thursday, citing the Chinese ambassador to the country, a fillip for Mexico...

China’s AI revolution and how it’s rivalling the US

Seven-year-old Chen Jiahao has a problem sum he can’t solve and he can’t wait to get home from school to pose the question to his all-knowing maths tutor. His...

China and the EU could issue a formal climate change statement by next week, ex-UN official says

China and the European Union may deliver a joint climate statement around the time of next week’s G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, part of an effort to formalise their...

US lawmakers accuse China of helping Pyongyang bypass sanctions

US congressmen accused China of undermining international efforts to halt Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons programme by funnelling hard currency to North Korea. Responding to the allegations, Washington’s ambassador to the...

Beijing warns computer users across country over massive ‘Petya’ cyberattack

Beijing has warned computer users across the country to guard against a massive cyberattack spreading around the globe, but the damage from the “Petya” ­ransomware virus in Asia ­appeared...

China frees labour activists detained in investigation of Ivanka Trump shoe supplier

Chinese authorities have released on bail three activists who had been detained after investigating labour conditions at a factory that produced shoes for Ivanka Trump and other brands. The...

Liu Xiaobo’s family want his cancer treated outside China

The jailed Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo and his wife have applied to the Chinese authorities to seek medical treatment overseas for his cancer, according to his friends....