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More countries threaten Huawei ban as arrest clouds US-China ties

More countries threaten Huawei ban as arrest clouds US-China ties

BEIJING: China’s official media came out all guns blazing on Friday in condemning the United States as a “despicable rogue” for facilitating the detention of Huawei’s chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, (more…)

China launches rover for first far side of the moon landing

China launches rover for first far side of the moon landing

BEIJING: China launched a rover early Saturday destined to land on the far side of the moon, a global first that would boost Beijing‘s ambitions to become a space superpower, state media said. The (more…)

Huawei ‘princess‘ becomes pawn in US-China trade row

Huawei ‘princess‘ becomes pawn in US-China trade row

SHANGHAI: As the daughter of the company‘s founder, was known internally as the “princess” of telecoms giant Huawei and possible heir to the throne, but now finds herself a pawn in the US-China trade (more…)

China prepares mission to land spacecraft on moon‘s far side

China prepares mission to land spacecraft on moon‘s far side

BEIJING: China was preparing to launch a ground-breaking mission early Saturday to soft-land a spacecraft on the largely unexplored far side of the moon, demonstrating its growing ambitions as a space (more…)

Thousands of Myanmar women forced into marriage in China: Study

Thousands of Myanmar women forced into marriage in China: Study

BANGKOK: Thousands of vulnerable women and girls from northern Myanmar are being trafficked to China and forced to marry, a study said Friday, offering a rare look at an issue that grips the conflict-hit (more…)

Chinese are taking the bull by the horns, kung fu style

Chinese are taking the bull by the horns, kung fu style

BEIJING/JIAXING: Several times a week, kung fu teacher Ren Ruzhi enters a ring to spar with a bovine opponent around five times his weight and capable of killing him. Ren‘s mixing of martial arts (more…)

China furious at Huawei executive‘s arrest in Canada

China furious at Huawei executive‘s arrest in Canada

BEIJING: China reacted furiously Thursday after a top executive and daughter of the founder of Chinese telecom giant Huawei were arrested in following a US extradition request, threatening to rattle a (more…)

Two Chinese trade union officials arrested after helping workers

Two Chinese trade union officials arrested after helping workers

BEIJING: Chinese police have arrested two officials after they helped workers try to set up a union, a source told Reuters on Friday, the latest detentions in a nationwide crackdown on labour activists. (more…)