The deaths of 39 people found in a truck in a UK industrial park this week has sparked horror and revulsion around the world. Little has been publicly revealed about who they were, though police said Thursday they believed the victims were all Chinese nationals. Even...
John A. Burtka IV is executive director of The American Conservative. Thomas Jefferson once observed, “Merchants have no country. The mere spot they stand on does not constitute so strong an attachment as that from which they draw their gains.” This timeless...
Ah Lung spends his days working as a clerk for a Hong Kong shipping firm. At night, he dons a mask, black helmet and body armor, and heads out into the streets to face off against the city’s riot...
An “A-list” comedian, well-known singers, scholars, pensioners and civil servants – the list of prisoners grows. As many as 1.5 million Uighurs and other Muslims are or have been held in camps in China’s Xinjiang region without charge or trial,...
Mihrigul Tursun said she pleaded with God to end her life as her Chinese jailers increased the electrical currents coursing through her body. Tursun, a Muslim Uighur whose escape led her to the United States in September, broke down weeping at a...
The arrest by Canadian officials earlier this month of the CFO of Chinese telecom giant Huawei, Meng Wanzhou, left many wondering why this company, and its executives, are the subject of so much focus by the U.S. government. Few people...
Canadian authorities might have guessed how China would respond to the arrest of Meng Wanzhou, the Huawei executive accused of violating U.S. sanctions on Iran. In 2014, after Canada arrested Chinese businessman Su Bin, wanted in the U.S. on espionage...
Every power in the world must now come to terms with China’s rise to superpower status; last week it was the turn of the Vatican, a global soft superpower. An opaque and ambiguous agreement seems to have resolved decades of diplomatic...
Thailand, and the world, got a close-up view last week of what a truly censored society looks like. The lesson came from China, where the death of a "dissident" set off near panic and controlled frenzy in the many...
Nobel Peace Prize-winning dissident Liu Xiaobo is no more, but his writings and his ideas will survive. "Liu Xiaobo? Yeah, I know who Liu Xiaobo is," the airport security guard at the Shenyang airport told us as we made our...

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What’s behind China’s space programme expansion

China is a relative late-bloomer when it comes to the world of space exploration. But just 15 years after it first sent an astronaut into...

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