Taiwan
China ready to step up pressure over Taiwan mission office name change
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PLA tactics to bring Taiwan into the fold could include bigger drills, more frequent sorties and approaches to the island’s airspace, says former colonel.

China ready to step up pressure over Taiwan mission office name change

PLA tactics to bring Taiwan into the fold could include bigger drills, more frequent sorties and approaches to the island’s airspace, says former colonel.

12 minutes ago
Will French fury at US open doors for China in Europe?
2 hours ago
Is Russia stirring memories of Japanese war crimes to court China?
20 minutes ago
Will French fury at US open doors for China in Europe?

Chinese observers say the new pact could leave Europe questioning the US commitment to transatlantic ties, but it is not clear how far China can benefit.

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Japan
Is Russia stirring memories of Japanese war crimes to court China?

Japanese conservatives accuse Russia of an ulterior motive in sponsoring a re-examination of the 1949 war crime trials of 12 men from Japan’s biowarfare Unit 731.

Japanese conservatives accuse Russia of an ulterior motive in sponsoring a re-examination of the 1949 war crime trials of 12 men from Japan’s biowarfare Unit 731.

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Afghanistan
Female students persist in 11th-hour escape from Taliban rule

Students from the Asian University for Women endured abuse, being refused airport entry and a long-haul journey to flee Afghanistan.

Students from the Asian University for Women endured abuse, being refused airport entry and a long-haul journey to flee Afghanistan.

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The US is doubling down on diplomacy. Where does that leave China?
19 minutes ago
Beijing launches drills aimed at Taiwan as US warship transits strait
Female students persist in 11th-hour escape from Taliban rule
4 hours ago
The US is doubling down on diplomacy. Where does that leave China?
3 hours ago
Beijing launches drills aimed at Taiwan as US warship transits strait
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Australia’s nuclear sub deal may spark arms race in Pacific, warns China

Beijing says the new three-way partnership that will give Australia nuclear-powered submarines will ‘severely damage’ peace and stability.

Beijing says the new three-way partnership that will give Australia nuclear-powered submarines will ‘severely damage’ peace and stability.

17 Sep 2021 - 7:22AM
France warns Aukus alliance threatens Indo-Pacific partnerships

France ‘notes and regrets’ end of its submarine deal with Australia and will convene EU summit on European defence.

France ‘notes and regrets’ end of its submarine deal with Australia and will convene EU summit on European defence.

17 Sep 2021 - 7:06AM
EU, unveiling Indo-Pacific strategy, admits new ‘Aukus’ pact was a surprise

Top EU diplomat ‘regrets’ not being part of arrangement between Australia, UK and US, but says effect on relations with Washington should not be ‘dramatised’.

Top EU diplomat ‘regrets’ not being part of arrangement between Australia, UK and US, but says effect on relations with Washington should not be ‘dramatised’.

17 Sep 2021 - 5:23AM
Opinion | Hong Kong’s poll reforms strike against crony capitalism

Tycoons’ share of election committee seats has shrunk while many new grass-roots candidates have emerged, including farmers, fishermen and a railway worker. It’s all part of China’s reforms to curb the rich and address inequality.

16 Sep 2021 - 8:30AM
Opinion | Pandemic proves China’s ‘digital Confucianism’ is superior to the West

For all the West’s complaints about invasion of privacy and freedom of movement, there are obvious benefits to China’s approach. The ability to ease social distancing rules and return to jobs and classes in person are also valuable freedoms.

For all the West’s complaints about invasion of privacy and freedom of movement, there are obvious benefits to China’s approach. The ability to ease social distancing rules and return to jobs and classes in person are also valuable freedoms.

16 Sep 2021 - 1:00AM
Pandemic proves China’s ‘digital Confucianism’ is superior to the West
As I see it | Why Biden’s Afghan debacle 20 years after 9/11 gives China cause for worry

In the post-9/11 world, the US was distracted by its war on terror. Afghan pull-out now leaves Biden’s America free to focus on its current top adversary – China.

In the post-9/11 world, the US was distracted by its war on terror. Afghan pull-out now leaves Biden’s America free to focus on its current top adversary – China.

14 Sep 2021 - 10:34PM
Why Biden’s Afghan debacle 20 years after 9/11 gives China cause for worry

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