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Huizhong Wu

In echo of Mao era, China's schools in book-cleansing drive

09 Jul 2020

BEIJING As schools reopened in China after the COVID-19 outbreak, they have thrown themselves into a nationwide exercise to remove books deemed politically incorrect, deepening Chinese President Xi Jinping's push to instil patriotism and ideological purity in the education system.

China begins pulling back troops near site of India border clash, Indian sources say

06 Jul 2020

NEW DELHI/BEIJING China began pulling back troops from along its contested border with India on Monday, Indian government sources said, following a clash between the two countries last month in which 20 Indian soldiers were killed.

Indian and Chinese military agree to disengage on disputed Himalayan border

23 Jun 2020

NEW DELHI/BEIJING Indian and Chinese military commanders have agreed to step back from a confrontation over a disputed stretch of border where a clash last week left 20 Indian soldiers dead, government officials in New Delhi and Beijing said on Tuesday.

India, China troops clash at Himalayan border, 'casualties on both sides'

17 Jun 2020

NEW DELHI/SRINAGAR India's army said on Tuesday 20 of its soldiers had been killed in clashes with Chinese troops at a disputed border site, in a major escalation of a weeks-long standoff between the two Asian giants in the western Himalayas. | Video

China May property investment quickens, sales rebound

15 Jun 2020

BEIJING Real estate investment and sales in China both quickened in May, pointing to continuing momentum as the property sector gradually recovers from the impact of the coronavirus outbreak.

Chinese users saw Zoom as a window through the 'Great Firewall'

12 Jun 2020

BEIJING Zoom Video Communications has gained a following in China in recent months from users ranging from underground churches to feminists who saw it as a rare way to connect with the world beyond the reach of state censors.

China jibes U.S. on human rights ahead of June 4 anniversary

03 Jun 2020

BEIJING Chinese state media has been revelling in days of chaotic protests in the United States and highlighting President Donald Trump's threat to use troops, even as the anniversary looms of its own military crackdown on demonstrators 31 years ago.

In nod to #MeToo, China codifies sexual harassment by law

02 Jun 2020

BEIJING Two years ago, Zhou Xiaoxuan publicly accused one of China's most recognizable people of groping and forcibly kissing her, setting off a firestorm in a country that did not specify sexual harassment as a legal offence.

In China, U.S. protests a hot topic on state, social media

01 Jun 2020

BEIJING Chinese state media is giving extensive coverage to violent protests roiling cities across the United States, while the unrest has also featured widely in Chinese social media.

China's same-sex couples heartened by property protection rights in new civil code

28 May 2020

BEIJING It was an ambush, said He Meili, a 51-year-old lesbian woman, describing how she met with her dead partner's step-parents at a police station where they demanded she leave the apartment the couple had shared for 12 years.

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