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China’s hypersonic missile test ‘close to Sputnik moment’, says US general

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China recently conducted a “very concerning” test of a hypersonic weapon system as part of its aggressive advance in space and military technologies, America’s top military officer has confirmed. Gen Mark Milley, chai...

Enes Kanter blasts China’s human rights record, calling out leaders and athletes

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Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter doubled down on his denunciation of the Chinese government by posting a video drawing attention to the human rights abuses suffered by the Uyghur people and other Muslim minorities. K...

China’s hypersonic glider weapons test threatens to drive new arms race

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A new focus on hypersonic glider weapons, after a reportedly successful Chinese test, is helping drive an arms race that is eclipsing hopes of a return to disarmament by the world’s major powers. The Chinese test on 2...

China’s ‘piano prince’ Li Yundi detained for allegedly hiring sex worker

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Chinese police have detained a prominent concert pianist and reality TV personality, Li Yundi, dubbed the “piano prince”, on allegations of hiring a sex worker. The charges were revealed by Beijing police in posts on ...

Fearful but defiant: life goes on in Taiwan despite China’s threats

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In a small urban park on Yong Kang Jie, Taipei’s famous eat street, an elderly woman leans across the frame of her friend’s parked bicycle and shouts. “Taiwan is an independent country!” It’s a quiet autumn morning. C...

China’s Evergrande crisis: clock ticking as crucial debt default deadline looms

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The rescue of embattled Chinese property company Evergrande appears to have stalled, leaving the developer on the brink of default and threatening to unleash contagion through the country’s giant real estate sector, h...

The Guardian view on China’s missile launch: the arrival of a peer competitor

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Whether China tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile that can circle the globe or not, there is a convincing argument that the country has emerged as a serious strategic rival to the United States. With scores of...

China’s disappointing growth slowdown weighs on markets; oil hits new highs – business live

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China’s booming real estate market could spell trouble for the economy

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In China today, the buzz is all about how the government there too has stumbled into an energy crisis with widespread power cuts. Yet this and other supply shocks will eventually pass, while the $300bn(£218bn) of debt...

Will China’s plan to build more coal plants derail Cop26?

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China’s decision to build more coal plants is a setback for climate action, but analysts say it could still meet its long-term emission reduction targets and may even have scope to raise its ambition at Cop26 in Glasg...

China’s plan to build more coal-fired plants deals blow to UK’s Cop26 ambitions

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China plans to build more coal-fired power plants and has hinted that it will rethink its timetable to slash emissions, in a significant blow to the UK’s ambitions for securing a global agreement on phasing out coal a...

China’s noisy ‘dancing grannies’ silenced by device that disables speakers

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Across China’s public parks and squares, in the early hours of the morning or late in the afternoon, the grannies gather. The gangs, made up mostly of middle-aged and older women who went through the Cultural Revoluti...

‘Instead I am the criminal’: China’s MeToo figure speaks out after case fails

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Sitting inside a Beijing courthouse late at night last month, Zhou Xiaoxuan and her lawyers came to a quick decision. Their years-long effort to seek justice for her alleged sexual harassment by one of the country’s m...

China’s factory activity in shock slowdown as energy crisis hits home

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China’s factory activity has shrunk unexpectedly amid curbs on electricity use and rising prices for commodities and parts, raising more concerns about the state of the world’s second biggest economy. A closely watche...

How bad is China’s energy crisis?

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The situation is widespread. In recent days, factories in 20 of China’s 31 provinces have suffered a loss of power, forcing many to shut down production, at least for hours at a time. Millions of households in the nor...

China’s pledge to kick the coal habit comes at a critical moment for the planet

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“China will step up support for other developing countries in developing green and low-carbon energy,” said China’s president, Xi Jinping, at the United Nations on Tuesday, “and will not build new coal-fired power pro...

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