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China's sweeping COVID controls put frozen food importers on ice

15 Nov 2020

BEIJING The WHO says the risk of catching COVID-19 from frozen food is low, but China has repeatedly sounded alarms after detecting the virus on packaging of products ranging from German pork knuckles to Ecuadorian shrimp, triggering disruptive import bans.

China, Russia hold off on congratulating Biden; U.S. allies rally round

09 Nov 2020

BEIJING/MOSCOW China and Russia held off congratulating U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Monday, with Beijing saying it would follow usual custom in its response and the Kremlin noting incumbent Donald Trump's vow to pursue legal challenges. | Video

China, Russia hold off on congratulating Biden; U.S. allies rally round

09 Nov 2020

BEIJING/MOSCOW China and Russia held off congratulating U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Monday, with Beijing saying it would follow usual custom in its response and the Kremlin noting incumbent Donald Trump's vow to pursue legal challenges. | Video

Organised 'overkill': China shows off rapid lockdown system after latest outbreak

30 Oct 2020

BEIJING Days after a 17-year-old girl tested positive for COVID-19 in a remote part of western China last week, health authorities said they had tested over 4.7 million people in the region.

Exclusive: Australian writer detained in Beijing told supporter he was a former Chinese spy

21 Oct 2020

SYDNEY/SHANGHAI Yang Hengjun, an Australian writer detained in Beijing and facing trial for espionage on behalf of a country China hasn't publicly named was a former Chinese spy, according to a confidential letter he wrote to a supporter in 2011.

Chinese journalist targeted in Australian raid calls investigation 'baseless'

30 Sep 2020

BEIJING An Australia-based Chinese journalist whose home was raided as part of an Australian foreign interference investigation in June said the action was unfounded and "baseless", in an account released by Chinese media.

Exclusive: China sharply expands mass labour programme in Tibet

22 Sep 2020

BEIJING China is pushing growing numbers of Tibetan rural laborers off the land and into recently built military-style training centers where they are turned into factory workers, mirroring a program in the western Xinjiang region that rights groups have branded coercive labor.

Beijing accuses Australia of harassing Chinese journalists

09 Sep 2020

BEIJING/SYDNEY The Chinese government accused Australia on Wednesday of "blatant irrational behaviour", harassment and violation of the rights of its journalists by searching and seizing items from the homes of four Chinese state media reporters.

Facial recognition and bathtime bookings: How China's universities are reopening

31 Aug 2020

BEIJING As COVID-19 cases in China sink to new lows, the world's largest population of university students is heading back to campus in a migration defined by lockdowns, patriotic education and cutting-edge surveillance equipment. 

China threatens countermeasures as Taiwan prepares for U.S. visit

06 Aug 2020

BEIJING/TAIPEI China on Thursday threatened to take countermeasures over a trip to Taiwan by U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar, as the Chinese-claimed island geared up for its highest-level U.S. official visit in four decades.

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