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China ‘has achieved amazing things over 40 years’

Leading private equity boss Andrew Gecky says China can become a globally integrated, innovative player by building on four decades of stellar progress.

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Chinese military 'challenged Australian warships in the South China Sea'

China's navy was involved in a "robust" confrontation with three Australian warships in the disputed South China Sea, media reported.

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US sorghum armada U-turns at sea after China's latest tariff salvo in brewing trade war

Several ships carrying cargoes of sorghum from the United States to China have changed course since Beijing slapped hefty anti-dumping deposits on US imports of the grain, trade sources and a Reuters analysis of export and shipping data showed.

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US awards $1 billion contract for hypersonic missile as it falls behind Russia and China in new arms race

The US Air Force is awarding almost $1 billion (£700m) to Lockheed Martin to develop a hypersonic missile as it tries to keep up with recent strides made by Russia and China in building ever faster weapons.

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Commodity prices rocket as US sanctions on Russia send a whirlwind through markets

Prices of oil and aluminium have soared on a rollercoaster day for commodities markets, feeling the shockwaves of US sanctions on Russia and America's burgeoning trade spat with China.

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China warns it will do 'everything' to defend its sovereignty as it holds drills in Taiwan Strait

A senior Chinese official has warned that Beijing would do "everything" to defend its sovereignty as China began live-fire drills in the Taiwan Strait on Wednesday.

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Chinese facial recognition technology reunites missing man with family

A mentally ill Chinese man who was missing for over a year has been reunited with his family with the help of China’s massive and controversial network of facial recognition systems.

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Sharp drop in numbers of North Korean defectors reaching safety in the south

The number of North Korean refugees finding safety in South Korea has dropped sharply this year amid an ongoing security crackdown in China, the country that represents their most common escape route.

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Trade war’s impact wide, official says

China does not want a trade war but is unafraid of one, Qian Keming told the forum as he warned the dispute could jeopardise other countries.

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Tariffs to fall in further reform push

President Xi Jinping promises to cut duty on cars to open China’s economy – the world’s second-largest – “wider and wider”

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China sets up English language website urging citizens to report on foreign spies

Beijing has set up a website in English and Chinese for people to report on "spies", the latest national security measure to be rolled out by increasingly sensitive Chinese authorities.

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China's next riposte in US trade spat could be 'hidden weapon' of currency devaluation

Beijing's threat to fight fire with fire in its escalating trade spat with Washington had one crucial problem.

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China will hit back again if US keeps punching

The push and shove of the China-US trade war is in danger of escalating into a bruising encounter.

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Xi Jinping presides over China's largest ever navy drill

President Xi Jinping presided over the Chinese navy's largest-ever military display on Thursday, state media reported, the country's latest show of force in the disputed South China Sea.

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China’s first home-built icebreaker in production

New ship Snow Dragon 2 will follow predecessor Xuelong (Snow Dragon) to conduct scientific research missions in polar regions.

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Exploring the universe: the journey of Tiangong I

China’s first space lab Tiangong I re-entered Earth’s atmosphere more than seven years after launching on its extraordinary journey.

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China opens up car market to foreign manufacturers as Xi calms trade war talk

Chinese president Xi Jinping has pledged to open up his country’s car industry to foreign manufacturers, improving access to the world’s largest vehicle market.

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China denies moves toward second military base abroad on tiny Pacific island nation of Vanuatu

China wants to establish a military base on a tiny Pacific island of Vanuatu, located about 1,200 miles from Australia, a report said, amid growing concern about Beijing's increasing influence in the region.

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Smog forces South Korean pupils to practise virtual sports indoors

Schools in South Korea are replacing outdoor exercise sessions with indoor virtual sports as air pollution reaches critical levels, in the form of a toxic haze that originates in China and blankets much of the Korean Peninsula for weeks on end.

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Trade row threatens to destabilise global growth, warns Moody’s

Credit ratings agency Moody’s has warned of the “material macroeconomic effects” on the world economy should the trade spat between the US and China escalate further.

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China is becoming a tech giant – and soon the West could be learning from it, says the IMF 

China is joining the world’s leading technological powers as its research and development capabilities mean it is leaving behind its previous status as a second-tier industrial economy, the International Monetary Fund believes.

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North Korea releases young mother caught trying to defect, in unusual move amid diplomatic thaw 

North Korea has released a young mother who was expected to be sentenced to life in a prison camp, in an unusual move that offers rare hope for a potential improvement in human rights during an ongoing thaw of international diplomatic ties.

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Chinese professor sacked after sexual assault claim, as China's #Metoo struggles to be heard

A second Chinese professor has been sacked by his university after allegations of historic sexual misconduct were made, as China's own brand of '#Metoo' struggles to gather pace.

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China says conflict with Taiwan ‘more probable’ after US agrees to help Taipei build submarines

A conflict between China and Taiwan is becoming "more probable" after Donald Trump agreed to help Taipei build its own submarines, Chinese media said.

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Donald Trump says China will back down amid growing fears of trade war

President Donald Trump predicted on Sunday that China would take down its trade barriers, expressing optimism despite escalating trade tensions between the world's two largest economies that have roiled global markets in the past week.

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