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China floods: bus falls into river as heavy rains destroy homes
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China floods: bus falls into river as heavy rains destroy homes

A bus has fallen into a river in northern China, leaving at least three people dead and 11 others missing after flooding from heavy rains destroyed homes and covered farmland in two provinces. Video posted online showed people on top of an almost submerged bus in a rushing river flowing over a nearby bridge outside the city of...

China recalls Lithuania ambassador in Taiwan diplomatic office row
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China recalls Lithuania ambassador in Taiwan diplomatic office row

Beijing has recalled its ambassador from Lithuania and asked Vilnius to do the same, over plans by the European country and Taiwan to establish reciprocal diplomatic offices. In a statement on Tuesday, the Chinese ministry of foreign affairs accused Lithuania of disregarding “China’s repeated representations and articulation of potential consequences” in agreeing to such a move with Taiwan....

Tibet monks jailed with no apparent evidence of wrongdoing, says HRW
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Tibet monks jailed with no apparent evidence of wrongdoing, says HRW

Four Tibetan monks were sentenced to up to 20 years jail in secret trials with no apparent evidence of criminal wrongdoing after a violent raid on a monastery in 2019, according to a report from Human Rights Watch, which calls for their release. The raid, details of which the rights organisation says have come to light...

The Chinese Communist party: 100 years that shook the world
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The Chinese Communist party: 100 years that shook the world

As China marks the centenary of its ruling party, we examine key episodes in its tempestuous history, including the Long March, Mao’s purges and Xi Jinping’s rise to the top of an emerging superpower 1921: The first meeting Anyone visiting First Meeting Hall in Shanghai, the museum recreating the site of the first conclave of the Chinese Communist...

China stepping up use of secret detention without trial, report warns
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China stepping up use of secret detention without trial, report warns

China has ramped up its use of secret detention without trial, creating one of the most far-ranging systems of forced disappearance in the world, human rights activists warn in a report. Tens of thousands of people have been subjected to “residential surveillance at a designated location” (RSDL), an anodyne, bureaucratic name for an Orwellian system,...

China warns Australia and Japan over ‘confrontational’ new defence pact
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China warns Australia and Japan over ‘confrontational’ new defence pact

Australia and Japan will “pay a corresponding price” if their new defence pact threatens China’s security, Chinese state media has warned, as Scott Morrison insisted the deal should not cause any concerns to Beijing. The state-run Global Times newspaper declared the new agreement “accelerates the confrontational atmosphere in the Asia-Pacific region” and was aimed against China. Australian ministers...

WW3 fears SURGE as Joe Biden ally warns US must be able to ‘sink all’ Chinese ships
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WW3 fears SURGE as Joe Biden ally warns US must be able to ‘sink all’ Chinese ships

Michele Flournoy, formerly an under-secretary of defence in the Obama administration, has been floated as a potential pick for Defence Secretary under the President-elect. But Ms Flournoy has previously suggested American forces should be placed in the South China Sea to increase deterrence. The contested waters have been central to the US’s involvement in the Indo-Pacific, with President Donald Trump’s senior staffers and Chinese officials sparring...