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China set to complete Beidou network rivalling GPS in global navigation

12 Jun 2020

BEIJING The Chinese Beidou navigation network will be complete this month when its final satellite goes into orbit, giving China greater independence from U.S.-owned GPS and heating up competition in a sector long dominated by the United States.

Markets suffer record meltdown as global coronavirus alarm grows

13 Mar 2020

WASHINGTON/BEIJING Global markets suffered record falls on Thursday as alarm over the coronavirus intensified, and governments from Ireland to Fiji unveiled new measures to try to slow the spread of a disease that has infected more than 127,000 people worldwide. | Video

China says coronavirus peak has passed as epicentre logs single-digit new cases

12 Mar 2020

BEIJING/SHANGHAI China's coronavirus epidemic has passed its peak, its top health commission said on Thursday, as it logged just eight new infections in Hubei province, the first time the epicentre of the outbreak recorded a daily tally of less than 10.

After Huawei blow, China says U.S. must show sincerity for talks

17 May 2019

BEIJING The United States must show sincerity if it is to hold meaningful trade talks, China said on Friday, after U.S. President Donald Trump dramatically raised the stakes with a potentially devastating blow to Chinese tech giant Huawei. | Video

No head for heights: China defends Tibet travel restrictions

06 Mar 2019

BEIJING Foreigners can't handle Tibet's high altitude so China needs to restrict access, the top Chinese official in charge of the remote and mountainous region said on Wednesday, defending tough government restrictions on who can go there.

G20, forged in crisis, faces major test next week: Donald Trump

23 Nov 2018

BERLIN/BEIJING/BUENOS AIRES When G20 world leaders met for the first time in 2008 their mission was a desperate one - to rescue the global economy from the worst financial crisis in more than 70 years. They were successful. | Video

Death of university graduate sparks anger at Chinese pyramid scam gangs

04 Aug 2017

BEIJING The death of a young Chinese university graduate who fell victim to a pyramid scheme on a job-seeking website has made national headlines and sparked an outpouring of sympathy and anger online.

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