By Gavin Fernando A SENIOR defence expert has warned it’s “too late” to stop China from taking ownership of the South China Sea. Former head of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) Sir Angus Houston said China’s controversial ramp-up of its military...
China's President Xi Jinping made a credible case for free trade at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Yet, there is nobody who protects his market more rigorously, says DW's Frank Sieren. Chinese President Xi Jinping should actually thank US...

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China is the world's most populous country, with a continuous culture stretching back nearly 4,000 years. Many of the elements that make up the foundation of the modern world originated in China, including paper, gunpowder, credit banking, the compass and...
China’s one-child policy, once called the Great Wall of family planning, was among the boldest strategies any nation has deployed in modern times to manage the size of its population. But after 35 years in force, experts say, the...
While the Muslim Uighurs are increasingly being persecuted, the largest Chinese-Muslim minority, the Hui, are under less scrutiny and thriving as a religious community. DW examines the reasons behind this phenomenon. Walking through the Muslim quarter of Xi'an is a...
The Turkish government has arrested several Uighur Muslims in connection with Istanbul's nightclub attack. In a DW interview, analyst Siegfried O. Wolf explains why the Uighur issue has expanded beyond China's borders. Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Veysi Kaynak said Thursday...
Chinese censors have stepped up their censorship of websites, ordering all content related to the Panama Papers to be scrubbed as new revelations emerged of how relatives of some of the country’s top leaders had used secretive offshore companies...
By China correspondent Bill Birtles Updated 8 Apr 2016, 7:16am Revelations linking three top Chinese leaders, including President Xi Jinping, to offshore companies could radically shake up the Communist Party's anti-corruption campaign, China watchers say. Key points: Family members of China's senior...
By Nichola Saminather | SINGAPORE As China's foreign exchange reserves threaten to tumble below the critical $3 trillion mark, the biggest fear for investors is not whether Beijing can continue to defend the yuan but whether it will set off...
By Philip N. Howard Social media companies are taking heat for influencing the outcomes of the U.S. presidential election and Brexit referendum by allowing fake news, misinformation campaigns and hate speech to spread. But Facebook and Twitter’s real sin was an...
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On a warm Sunday summer evening a few years ago, two officials from the Chinese consulate in Sydney travelled to Melbourne to send a...

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