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Once again, the world’s investors are turning their worried gaze toward China. And for good reason. Economic growth in the third quarter sank to 6.5 percent, the slowest pace since the depths of the global financial crisis in 2009. Car...
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has made a huge effort to promote China’s image as a global leader. In a Jan. 2 speech, Chinese leader Xi Jinping reiterated the theme of China’s “great rejuvenation,” a view that emphasizes the “Chinese Dream,” a return to...
Many thought the internet would bring democracy to China. Instead it empowered rampant government oppression, and now the censors are turning their attention to the rest of the world. Late one Wednesday in March 2015, an alarm sounded in the...
Beijing sees cyber espionage as necessary for China’s national progress and will not be ending the practice on current terms, an expert said on Friday after the U.S. Justice Department announced hacking charges against two Chinese nationals. “I think it is very fair to...
Here’s a vision of how things might look if Beijing decides to retaliate by leveraging its dominance of the supply chain for American companies. Imagine you’re a product engineer for a U.S. device brand based in China. You’ve had to submit...
As levels of greenhouse gases reach a new record, concerns are growing about the role of China in global warming. For years, the increase in the number of Chinese coal-fired power stations has been criticised. Now environmental groups say China is...
CEO Sundar Pichai thinks the search engine should be willing to work with Chinese censors. Will employees go along with the plan? If you’re planning on moving to China anytime soon, here’s a piece of advice: Get yourself a WeChat...
The White House Office of Trade & Manufacturing Policy (OTMP) released a report outlining how China’s policies threaten the economic and national security of the United States.  Read the full report here. OTMP studied how China seeks to capture, through its Made...
It’s been another busy month for China’s anti-corruption authorities. There was the head of Interpol, who was unceremoniously seized during a trip to Beijing. There was the state bank executive who was caught hiding tons — literally — of ill-gotten...
An explosive report from Bloomberg on Thursday alleged that China slipped pencil tip–size spy chips into computer hardware made by an Amazon and Apple supplier, Super Micro, which itself relied on subcontractors in China. The companies vehemently denied...

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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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