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Opinion: an echo of colonial Britain in China’s boycott against South Korea

On May 30, 1925, thirteen Chinese workers in British-controlled Shanghai were shot dead. Shortly afterwards, Guangzhou and Hong Kong were paralysed by a 16-month-long strike and boycott of British...

What a jet-lagged football team says about China-Korea relations

A record-breaking movie about a zombie apocalypse is blocked from a film festival; a jet-lagged football team suffers a stunning loss; plastic surgeons note a drop in customers; and...

1,000 hotels and restaurants face closure on famed Chinese Lake

More than 1,000 hotels and restaurants at a tourist area in southwest China’s Yunnan province face closure for a year amid a local government’s campaign to save water quality...

New Chinese tax rule to take aim at multinationals’ profit shifting

Beijing on Saturday posted a new ruleon scenarios that could trigger tax-avoidance investigations of multinationals, under­lining its commitment to a global move to combat profit shifting. The new rule,...

China’s output shows signs of slowdown

Activity at China’s factories expanded at a softer pace last month, raising concerns a recovery that began late last year may be losing steam amid property curbs and uncertainties...

Leadership reshuffle continues ahead of China’s national congress in autumn

A new round of reshuffles involving regional party bosses and government heads in seven provinces has begun, ahead of the party’s once-every-five-years national congress to be held this autumn....

Xi announces new district in Hebei backwater to rival Shenzhen and Pudong

President Xi Jinping has decided to create a new district in northern Hebei province to rival the two special economic zones founded in southern China by his predecessors, Deng...

Dalai Lama recalls flight to India ahead of northeast trip

Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama recalled his 1959 flight to India from Tibet ahead of a visit to northeast India’s Arunachal Pradesh state despite objections by China,...

Supply chains of despair: how our devices are creating toxic mountains

Sue Williams, a New York-based documentary filmmaker, has spent much of her career making films about China. Starting in the 1980s, she has made five feature-length documentaries depicting China’s...

The man behind the Xi-Trump summit

China’s top diplomat will finally have his moment when President Xi Jinping basks in the limelight of his first sit-down encounter with US counterpart Donald Trump at the lavish...