China opposes G20 meet in Kashmir

China has opposed the holding of a G20 meeting in Kashmir, while Turkey and Saudi Arabia have not registered for the event to be held in Srinagar.

Joke On Chinese Military: Backlash stirs fear of comedy clampdown

One joke by a Chinese comedian about the nation’s military has spurred online uproar, a $2 million fine, a police probe, a sweep of cancelled shows and fears for the survival of Chinese stand-up comedy, a rare refuge for somewhat free speech.

Chinese fishing vessel capsizes in Indian Ocean with 39 missing

A Chinese fishing vessel has capsized in the central Indian Ocean, state media reported Wednesday, with its crew of 17 Chinese, 17 Indonesian and five Filipino sailors missing

Chinese foreign minister to visit Myanmar, India this week

<p>Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang will visit Myanmar and India from May 2-5, China's Foreign Ministry said today.</p><p>Qin will be in India for a meeting of foreign ministers from the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation grouping, the ministry added in a brief statement.</p>

Jack Ma takes up visiting professor post in Japan

Chinese billionaire Jack Ma on Monday took up a visiting professor position at a Japanese university, another new academic role for the founder of tech giant Alibaba

29 killed in Beijing hospital fire

The death toll in a fire that ripped through a hospital in China's capital Beijing has risen to 29, a city official said Wednesday

China delivers two frigates to Pak navy

China has delivered two frigates to Pakistan’s navy, completing a four-warship deal inked in 2018, Chinese media reported, amid deepening military cooperation between the two nations in one of the

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Chinese teacher quits job after 1 TikTok video nets 10 years’ salary

A kindergarten teacher in China quit her job after her first venture into live-streaming saw her rake in 10 years' worth of salary in one broadcast

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Canada, China expel diplomats

China said yesterday it was expelling Canada’s consul in Shanghai, in a tit-for-tat move after Ottawa announced it was sending home a Chinese diplomat accused of trying to intimidate a lawmaker.

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China seeks ‘new fields’ of co-op with Pak military

China’s defence minister yesterday told Pakistan’s navy chief that their militaries including their navies should “expand into new fields of cooperation” to bolster the capability of the two neighbours in safeguarding security in the region.

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Indo-China relations can't be normal without peace in border area

India today said its relations with China cannot be normal if peace and tranquillity in border areas is disturbed

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China-based networks sowing disinfo in West

A China-based online network tried to recruit protesters in Europe and set up a media firm in Britain as part of a disinformation campaign, Facebook owner Meta said.

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Chinese aircraft, ships remain around Taiwan

Chinese warplanes and navy ships were still in the waters around Taiwan, the island’s defence ministry said yesterday after the end of three days of war games, as Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen criticised Beijing for its “irresponsible” behaviour.

China ends Taiwan drills

China ended three days of military drills around Taiwan yesterday saying they had tested integrated military capabilities under actual combat conditions, having practised precision strikes and blockading the island that Beijing views as its own.

China-Taiwan relations

As China launches three days of military drills around Taiwan, AFP looks at the history of relations between the self-ruled island and Beijing:

Angry China starts 3-day military drills

Seventy-one Chinese military aircraft crossed the sensitive median line of the Taiwan Strait yesterday as China began drills around Taiwan in anger at President Tsai Ing-wen’s meeting with the speaker of the US House of Representatives.