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An apology on Wednesday by United Airlines chief executive officer Oscar Munoz failed to quell Chinese furore over the manhandling of an Asian -American passenger on one of the US carrier’s flights. The apology followed a global backlash over the...
Every year, the Chinese state carries out several thousand judicial executions -- more than the rest of the world combined. For the most part, the names of those executed remain secret, known only to their families. All figures about the...
Feng Chongyi has been twice blocked from flying out of the country after conducting research into human rights lawyers in China. Beijing accuses rights lawyers and liberal intellectuals of threatening national security. The Australian government is attempting to mediate the...
China's air quality was markedly worse in the first two months of the year than the same period of 2016 following a series of smog outbreaks in northern China, official data published on Friday showed. China says it is winning...
The residents of Dawu, in central China's Henan province, say they are being killed by their water. The Ying River, a major tributary of the Huai River, passes near the village and has been heavily polluted for more than a...
Scientists have warned of rising risks from natural disasters such as storm surges and typhoons, with record high sea levels reported along China’s coast. In its annual reports on the state of the nation’s marine environment, the State Oceanic Administration...
Once upon a time, people looked up at the sky, holding a cup of wine, keeping a long distance, and asked the heavens, "Please tell me, what year is it now in the Heavenly Palace?” On April 12, 1961, Soviet astronaut Yuri...
At the Xinhua gate next to the main entrance of the Forbidden City, this golden sculpture of characters"We serve the people" is very eye-catching. Any government or political party must put up a banner of this kind and the rights of the people be...
I recently returned from a weeklong trip to China, specifically Shanghai and Nanjing. In Shanghai, I met with a group of forty of the top China economists, mostly from major Chinese banks and brokers, at an annual event called...
More than three decades after pledging to “reform and open up,” there are few signs the Chinese Communist Party intends to change its authoritarian posture. Under the leadership of President Xi Jinping, who will remain in power until 2022...
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Seven myths about China

We are on the cusp of serious ­debates about the implications for Australia and the whole Asia-Pacific world of the vast increase in Chinese...

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