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United States under Donald Trump is veering away from China’s belt and road

Beijing’s global infrastructure drive will be in the spotlight this week when dozens of heads of state converge for the second Belt and Road Forum. In the last of our four-part series, Nectar Gan and Robert Delaney look at the shift in the United States’ stance on China’s mega initiative.

25 Apr 2019 - 11:28PM

Beijing’s global infrastructure drive will be in the spotlight this week when dozens of heads of state converge for the second Belt and Road Forum. In the last of our four-part series, Nectar Gan and Robert Delaney look at the shift in the United States’ stance on China’s mega initiative.

United States under Donald Trump is veering away from China’s belt and road
Leica’s ad agency denies releasing Tiananmen Square ‘Tank Man’ film without approval

F/Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi says it would not risk its reputation with such a move.

21 Apr 2019 - 7:40AM

F/Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi says it would not risk its reputation with such a move.

Leica’s ad agency denies releasing Tiananmen Square ‘Tank Man’ film without approval
Leica Camera’s advert depicting Tiananmen Square’s ‘Tank Man’ causes uproar from Chinese online

Leica spokeswoman says that video, which drew fire from online Chinese commenters, was not officially sanctioned by the company.

20 Apr 2019 - 11:24AM

Leica spokeswoman says that video, which drew fire from online Chinese commenters, was not officially sanctioned by the company.

Leica Camera’s advert depicting Tiananmen Square’s ‘Tank Man’ causes uproar from Chinese online
US and China in ideological battle for the future, defence official says

Cooperative steps with allies under consideration to counter expanded Chinese footprint in Asia and Europe.

17 Apr 2019 - 11:24PM

Cooperative steps with allies under consideration to counter expanded Chinese footprint in Asia and Europe.

US and China in ideological battle for the future, defence official says
Who is Charles Lee? Businessman linked to woman who breached Mar-a-Lago security has a chequered, mysterious past

Lee, who has used multiple identities and faced accusations of business fraud, advertised an event that Zhang Yujing said she was at Trump’s resort to attend.

11 Apr 2019 - 11:47PM

Lee, who has used multiple identities and faced accusations of business fraud, advertised an event that Zhang Yujing said she was at Trump’s resort to attend.

Who is Charles Lee? Businessman linked to woman who breached Mar-a-Lago security has a chequered, mysterious past
China’s Vice-Premier Liu He, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer start ‘endgame’ round of trade talks in Washington

Sticking points are said to include an enforcement mechanism that can hold China responsible for reforms it agrees to, as well as the removal of US tariffs.

4 Apr 2019 - 2:30PM

Sticking points are said to include an enforcement mechanism that can hold China responsible for reforms it agrees to, as well as the removal of US tariffs.

China’s Vice-Premier Liu He, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer start ‘endgame’ round of trade talks in Washington
Best of frenemies: Official relations are good, but Russians grow wary of Chinese investments

Halting the building of a bottling plant on Lake Baikal was an environmental victory, but experts note the anti-Chinese animus that helped fuel it. As Chinese projects have increased, they have stoked resentment and tension in Russia.

24 Mar 2019 - 2:51AM

Halting the building of a bottling plant on Lake Baikal was an environmental victory, but experts note the anti-Chinese animus that helped fuel it. As Chinese projects have increased, they have stoked resentment and tension in Russia.

Best of frenemies: Official relations are good, but Russians grow wary of Chinese investments
China says it has arrested 13,000 ‘terrorists’ in Xinjiang as it seeks to justify internment camps for Muslims
  • But white paper does not say how many people have been detained in camps, a number UN estimates at 1 million or more.
18 Mar 2019 - 11:29PM
  • But white paper does not say how many people have been detained in camps, a number UN estimates at 1 million or more.
China says it has arrested 13,000 ‘terrorists’ in Xinjiang as it seeks to justify internment camps for Muslims
Smart toilet seats sold online in China found to be substandard, with electric shock risk

Shanghai authorities tested 28 batches of the popular product, finding nearly 40 per cent did not meet standards.

18 Mar 2019 - 12:13PM

Shanghai authorities tested 28 batches of the popular product, finding nearly 40 per cent did not meet standards.

Smart toilet seats sold online in China found to be substandard, with electric shock risk
Official head of China’s Protestant churches says religions must be purged of ‘Western influences’

Religion overseer Xu Xiaohong bangs drum for Xi Jinping’s campaign to purge faith in China of ‘subversive’ foreign characteristics.

12 Mar 2019 - 10:49PM

Religion overseer Xu Xiaohong bangs drum for Xi Jinping’s campaign to purge faith in China of ‘subversive’ foreign characteristics.

Official head of China’s Protestant churches says religions must be purged of ‘Western influences’
Tibetan religious activity slashed, Lhasa mayor confirms

Rare confirmation of extent of Beijing’s religious control ahead of sensitive 60th anniversary of Tibetan uprising.

7 Mar 2019 - 11:37PM

Rare confirmation of extent of Beijing’s religious control ahead of sensitive 60th anniversary of Tibetan uprising.

Tibetan religious activity slashed, Lhasa mayor confirms
Beijing plans to continue tightening grip on Christianity and Islam as China pushes ahead with the ‘Sinicisation of religion’

Premier Li Keqiang tells legislature the Communist Party’s religious affairs policy must be fully implemented.

6 Mar 2019 - 5:41PM

Premier Li Keqiang tells legislature the Communist Party’s religious affairs policy must be fully implemented.

Beijing plans to continue tightening grip on Christianity and Islam as China pushes ahead with the ‘Sinicisation of religion’
Riding out the storm: will China change course when its elite meet in Beijing?

Once on the rise, China has gone from strength to struggle in the past year – challenges that could mean a shift in policy at the annual gathering of the National People’s Congress.

4 Mar 2019 - 1:58PM

Once on the rise, China has gone from strength to struggle in the past year – challenges that could mean a shift in policy at the annual gathering of the National People’s Congress.

Riding out the storm: will China change course when its elite meet in Beijing?
Jailed Chinese human rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong back home after going missing on release day

Wife Jin Bianling, who lives in the US, says her husband is now with his parents in central China but is being kept under close watch by authorities.

2 Mar 2019 - 10:36PM

Wife Jin Bianling, who lives in the US, says her husband is now with his parents in central China but is being kept under close watch by authorities.

Jailed Chinese human rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong back home after going missing on release day
Chinese law books written by judge behind stolen court papers scandal recalled by publisher

Wang Linqing’s works taken off shelves and returned to warehouses prompting Beijing lawyer who followed case to say decision was a step ‘too far’.

27 Feb 2019 - 10:29PM

Wang Linqing’s works taken off shelves and returned to warehouses prompting Beijing lawyer who followed case to say decision was a step ‘too far’.

Chinese law books written by judge behind stolen court papers scandal recalled by publisher
Rising Uygur soccer player Erfan Hezim back with Chinese team after release from Xinjiang internment camp

Hezim, 20, resurfaced on social media and returned to training – with a message of ‘thank you’ to the Communist Party and Chinese government.

1 Mar 2019 - 4:27AM

Hezim, 20, resurfaced on social media and returned to training – with a message of ‘thank you’ to the Communist Party and Chinese government.

Rising Uygur soccer player Erfan Hezim back with Chinese team after release from Xinjiang internment camp
Police embedded in grass-roots Communist Party cells as security grip tightens on Beijing

Mao-era practice revived in renewed push to strengthen grass-roots management.

7 Mar 2019 - 12:29PM

Mao-era practice revived in renewed push to strengthen grass-roots management.

Police embedded in grass-roots Communist Party cells as security grip tightens on Beijing
US-China trade war among most censored topics of 2018 on WeChat

Comment also silenced on #MeToo, gene-edited babies, health scandals and disgraced public figures.

13 Feb 2019 - 2:27PM

Comment also silenced on #MeToo, gene-edited babies, health scandals and disgraced public figures.

US-China trade war among most censored topics of 2018 on WeChat
China releases video of ‘dead’ Uygur poet Abdurehim Heyit but fails to silence critics

Muslim poet and musician is understood to be serving eight-year prison sentence for one of his songs.

11 Feb 2019 - 10:30PM

Muslim poet and musician is understood to be serving eight-year prison sentence for one of his songs.

China releases video of ‘dead’ Uygur poet Abdurehim Heyit but fails to silence critics
The complex reality of China’s social credit system: hi-tech dystopian plot or low-key incentive scheme?

A dozen or so cities are test beds for carrot-and-stick programmes to encourage businesses and individuals to comply with existing rules. The schemes have been criticised as Orwellian, but experience varies for those on the ground.

19 Feb 2019 - 10:41AM

A dozen or so cities are test beds for carrot-and-stick programmes to encourage businesses and individuals to comply with existing rules. The schemes have been criticised as Orwellian, but experience varies for those on the ground.

The complex reality of China’s social credit system: hi-tech dystopian plot or low-key incentive scheme?
Xi Jinping tells judiciary and law enforcement agencies to ‘scrape away the poison’ amid investigation into missing documents for US$56 billion coal mine

Warning comes amid investigation into missing Supreme People’s Court documents relating to ownership dispute over US$56 billion coal mine.

17 Jan 2019 - 10:40PM

Warning comes amid investigation into missing Supreme People’s Court documents relating to ownership dispute over US$56 billion coal mine.

Xi Jinping tells judiciary and law enforcement agencies to ‘scrape away the poison’ amid investigation into missing documents for US$56 billion coal mine
China corruption watchdog’s big catch Zhao Zhengyong linked to string of scandals

Former party chief’s arrest foreshadowed by state television documentary on corruption in Shaanxi province.

18 Jan 2019 - 4:56AM

Former party chief’s arrest foreshadowed by state television documentary on corruption in Shaanxi province.

China corruption watchdog’s big catch Zhao Zhengyong linked to string of scandals
Huawei fires Chinese sales director arrested in Poland on spying charges, says case not related

Company says decision was taken to sack Wang Weijing because the incident ‘brought Huawei into disrepute’.

14 Jan 2019 - 6:49PM

Company says decision was taken to sack Wang Weijing because the incident ‘brought Huawei into disrepute’.

Huawei fires Chinese sales director arrested in Poland on spying charges, says case not related
Over 100 babies and toddlers given expired polio vaccines in China, months after last crisis

Case came to light when hospital worker took child to be immunised at local health centre and discovered oral vaccine was nearly a month out of date.

10 Jan 2019 - 11:45AM

Case came to light when hospital worker took child to be immunised at local health centre and discovered oral vaccine was nearly a month out of date.

Over 100 babies and toddlers given expired polio vaccines in China, months after last crisis
China says UN officials can visit Xinjiang as long as they ‘avoid interfering in domestic matters’

All visitors welcome provided they obey Chinese law and follow the procedures, foreign ministry says.

7 Jan 2019 - 11:36PM

All visitors welcome provided they obey Chinese law and follow the procedures, foreign ministry says.

China says UN officials can visit Xinjiang as long as they ‘avoid interfering in domestic matters’
What do we actually know about China’s mysterious spy agency?

Unlike the CIA or MI6, the Ministry of State Security doesn’t have an official website or any publicly listed contacts. So what is known about the sprawling espionage operation?

22 Dec 2018 - 10:21PM

Unlike the CIA or MI6, the Ministry of State Security doesn’t have an official website or any publicly listed contacts. So what is known about the sprawling espionage operation?

What do we actually know about China’s mysterious spy agency?
This is what Xi Jinping says can help save China from ‘terrifying tidal waves and horrifying storms’

Communist Party rule is key to weathering ‘unimaginable’ perils and dangers, according to the Chinese president. But his one-and-a-half hour speech sheds little light on future reforms, to the chagrin of those wanting economic liberalisation, and doesn’t mention US trade war or slowing economy.

19 Dec 2018 - 12:27PM

Communist Party rule is key to weathering ‘unimaginable’ perils and dangers, according to the Chinese president. But his one-and-a-half hour speech sheds little light on future reforms, to the chagrin of those wanting economic liberalisation, and doesn’t mention US trade war or slowing economy.

This is what Xi Jinping says can help save China from ‘terrifying tidal waves and horrifying storms’
Lee Kuan Yew among foreigners honoured for helping China to open up

Beijing recognises statesmen, engineers, entrepreneurs and diplomats whose skills played a vital part in reforming economy and elevating country to powerhouse status.

18 Dec 2018 - 11:10PM

Beijing recognises statesmen, engineers, entrepreneurs and diplomats whose skills played a vital part in reforming economy and elevating country to powerhouse status.

Lee Kuan Yew among foreigners honoured for helping China to open up
Xi Jinping: China to stick to Communist rule and its own path to cope with ‘unimaginable’ perils

Chinese president avoids specifics for the road ahead as audiences at home and abroad need convincing that reforms started 40 years ago will continue.

18 Dec 2018 - 6:54PM

Chinese president avoids specifics for the road ahead as audiences at home and abroad need convincing that reforms started 40 years ago will continue.

Xi Jinping: China to stick to Communist rule and its own path to cope with ‘unimaginable’ perils
Yuan Mu, Chinese government spokesman who said no one had been killed in Tiananmen Square, dies aged 90

The official gained international notoriety following his defence of the crackdown on pro-democracy protests in the Chinese capital in June 1989.

18 Dec 2018 - 1:00AM

The official gained international notoriety following his defence of the crackdown on pro-democracy protests in the Chinese capital in June 1989.

Yuan Mu, Chinese government spokesman who said no one had been killed in Tiananmen Square, dies aged 90