China rebukes Australian over ‘hysteria’

China’s embassy in Canberra has sharply criticised Australian politicians and media outlets, saying they have damaged trust between the two nations. The embassy accused some officials of “irresponsible remarks” and local media of fabricating “anti-China hysteria”. On Tuesday, Australia unveiled sweeping proposals designed to prevent foreign interference in local politics. China denied that it had engaged in such behaviour and urged Australia […]

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China’s Leader Won’t Name an Heir

When President Xi Jinping of China walks into the Great Hall of the People this week to reveal the team of leaders who will help him rule China for the next half decade, all eyes will be on whether the lineup includes one or two younger faces in the running to become his successor. However, it increasingly appears that may not happen. […]

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China tightens restrictions on religious freedom

China has tightened regulations on religious freedom, intensifying punishments for unsanctioned activities and increasing its supervision of certain groups in a bid to “block extremism” and tackle what it sees as internal threats.The updated rules, released by China’s cabinet the State Council on Thursday, come as the country ratchets up already stringent controls on Muslim and Christian populations and include […]

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India and China mend ties at Brics summit

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping have held their first bilateral meeting since a border standoff.Their meeting at the Brics summit in China’s port city of Xiamen came just days after the two countries resolved the three-month border dispute. According to Chinese state media, Mr Xi told Mr Modi that “healthy, stable” China-India ties were necessary. […]

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China rising star facing corruption probe

Chinese authorities say they are investigating a top politician once seen as a candidate for the highest ranks of the leadership. Sun Zhengcai was the Communist Party chief of a major metropolis, Chongqing. Before his abrupt removal from office earlier this month, he was a strong contender to rise to the elite seven-member committee that rules China. But now China’s […]

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