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Taiwanese staff to leave Hong Kong office in ‘one China’ row

TAIPEI: Taiwanese staff working at the island’s representative office in Hong Kong will begin leaving the Chinese-run city from Sunday, a senior official said, after the government there demanded its officials sign a document supporting Beijing’s claim to Taiwan. Chinese-ruled Hong Kong has become another bone of contention between Taipei and Beijing, especially after Taiwan […]

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China countering foreign sanctions through ‘Wolf Warrior’ diplomacy

BEIJING: In order to counter new foreign sanctions, China started with ‘Wolf Warrior‘ diplomacy to dissuade G7 member states from imposing new sanctions against Beijing under pressure from the US. It was Chinese President Xi Jinping himself who first introduced China’s Wolf Warrior diplomacy. Wolf warrior diplomacy originated from what Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi […]

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Australia Takes China To World Trade Organization Over Wine Duties

China in November slapped tariffs of up to 218 percent on Australian wines. (Representational) Sydney, Australia: Australia will take China before the World Trade Organization over Beijing’s imposition of crippling tariffs on Australian wine exports, it announced Saturday, in the latest sign of worsening tensions between the two countries. The decision “to defend Australia’s winemakers” […]

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China Space Station: A Long March to the Moon and beyond | World News

BEIJING: The liftoff of three astronauts for China’s new space station on Thursday marks a landmark step in its space ambitions, its longest crewed mission to date. The world’s second largest economy has put billions into its military-run space programme, with hopes of having a permanently crewed space station by 2022 and eventually sending humans […]

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China Japan News: Japan says China’s military strategy unclear, of serious concern | World News

BRUSSELS: Japan said on Thursday China’s military intentions are unclear and its armed forces’ rapid expansion is of serious concern, circumstances that require Europe, the United States and other Asian nations to come together to stand up to Beijing. “China has been in beefing up its military capacity very rapidly and we are not sure […]