Secret documents reveal how China mass detention camps work

Secret documents reveal how China mass detention camps work

The leaked documents also show how Beijing is pioneering a new form of social control using data and artificial intelligence.

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Can Xi Jinping be influenced? China’s policy shows no mercy

Can Xi Jinping be influenced? China’s policy shows no mercy

Catalonia’s separatists must be delighted that China’s leader, Xi Jinping, is not leader of Spain.

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Goodbody to be sold to Bank of China in €150m deal

Goodbody to be sold to Bank of China in €150m deal

Goodbody Stockbrokers is set to be sold to Bank of China in a deal understood to be worth around €150m, after a lengthy sales process.

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China’s boycott of US basketball prompted by Hong Kong tweet plays into US hands

China’s boycott of US basketball prompted by Hong Kong tweet plays into US hands

Its history of bullying other countries and foreign companies backfired when it tried to do the same to the US National Basketball Association, suggests Minxin Pei.

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Subway services in Chile’s capital suspended as protest grows

Subway services in Chile’s capital suspended as protest grows

High school students had launched a demonstration against a fare hike.

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China’s wealthiest get richer despite US tariff hikes

China’s wealthiest get richer despite US tariff hikes

Jack Ma, the retired former chairman of e-commerce giant Alibaba, has a net worth of £31.6 billion.

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South Park and games company swept up in China censorship fury

South Park and games company swept up in China censorship fury

TV show South Park and a major video game studio are the latest businesses swept into a growing debate over how to navigate China's censorship efforts.

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In Pictures: Parades and protests on China’s National Day

In Pictures: Parades and protests on China’s National Day

There were contrasting scenes in Beijing and Hong Kong.

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China displays powerful new nuclear missile

China displays powerful new nuclear missile

The hypersonic ballistic weapon is believed capable of breaching the defences of the US and its allies.

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Hong Kong leader withdraws extradition bill

Hong Kong leader withdraws extradition bill

Carrie Lam said the government would not accept other demands, including an independent inquiry into alleged police misconduct against protesters.

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China sports makers ‘are idle’

China sports makers ‘are idle’

A quarter of the Chinese production capacity used by global sportswear brands is lying idle, according to an industry executive, as the trade war pushes the biggest labels out of the Asian nation’s factories.

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British Consulate worker Simon Cheng freed in China

British Consulate worker Simon Cheng freed in China

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has confirmed the release of the trade and investment officer.

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China announces retaliatory tariffs on US products

China announces retaliatory tariffs on US products

Details are yet to emerge about which products will be subjected to the charges.

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British consulate worker detained for 15 days, says China

British consulate worker detained for 15 days, says China

China’s foreign ministry confirmed the administrative detention but offered no details about why he was being detained.

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Lenovo warns on tariff hikes

Lenovo warns on tariff hikes

China’s Lenovo, the world’s largest PC maker, warned it will have to raise product prices if US tariffs increase, sending its shares tumbling 6.5% to two-month lows.

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Death toll from typhoon in eastern China rises to 45

Death toll from typhoon in eastern China rises to 45

Typhoon Lekima forced the evacuation of more than 180,000 people in Shandong.

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Typhoon leaves 28 dead and 20 missing in China

Typhoon leaves 28 dead and 20 missing in China

More than one million people were evacuated before the storm struck, including 253,000 in Shanghai.

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At least 18 reported dead as typhoon hits China

At least 18 reported dead as typhoon hits China

Another 14 people are missing after Lekima made landfall south of Shanghai.

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Hong Kong leader refuses to quit as general strike causes travel chaos

Hong Kong leader refuses to quit as general strike causes travel chaos

Carrie Lam said recent pro-democracy protests had pushed the city to the verge of a ‘very dangerous situation’.

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China warns outsiders not to meddle in South China Sea disputes

China warns outsiders not to meddle in South China Sea disputes

Beijing says any differences can be resolved between China and its neighbours without outside intervention.

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Hong Kong protesters clash with police amid reports of riot charges

Hong Kong protesters clash with police amid reports of riot charges

Hong Kong police said the rioters set up roadblocks, broke fences, damaged street signs and attacked police officers with bricks and iron rods.

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Hong Kong protesters disrupt morning subway commute

Hong Kong protesters disrupt morning subway commute

There were heated exchanges at Tiu Keng Leng station, where protesters and commuters filled the platform and a stopped train.

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Hong Kong police use force to clear protesters

Hong Kong police use force to clear protesters

Demonstrators gathered in the Yuen Long area, even though they had been told to avoid it due to protest-linked violence there last weekend.

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Li Peng, Chinese premier who backed Tiananmen Square crackdown, dies aged 90

Li Peng, Chinese premier who backed Tiananmen Square crackdown, dies aged 90

Li Peng spent two decades at the pinnacle of power before retiring in 2002.

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Hong Kong protesters call for inquiry into police tactics

Hong Kong protesters call for inquiry into police tactics

Massive pro-democracy protests began last month in opposition to a contentious extradition bill.

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Explosion at gas factory in central China kills at least 10

Explosion at gas factory in central China kills at least 10

The blast was not in the gas tank areas, and all production has been stopped.

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Hong Kong elders march in support of young demonstrators

Hong Kong elders march in support of young demonstrators

The seniors also condemned police for their handling of a protest on Sunday in the Sha Tin district.

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Thousands join Hong Kong protest against Chinese traders

Thousands join Hong Kong protest against Chinese traders

Clashes broke out between police and some of the protesters toward the end of the otherwise peaceful march.

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Taiwan defends deal to buy US arms after Chinese warnings

Taiwan defends deal to buy US arms after Chinese warnings

China announced late on Friday that it would impose sanctions on any US enterprises involved in the deal.

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China accused of separating Muslim children from their families

China accused of separating Muslim children from their families

China is reportedly deliberately separating Muslim children from their families, faith and language in the region of Xinjiang.

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Tornado in China kills six people and leaves scores injured

Tornado in China kills six people and leaves scores injured

The tornado damaged factories and other buildings in Kaiyuan, north-east China.

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China says former Interpol president confesses to taking bribes

China says former Interpol president confesses to taking bribes

Meng Hongwei read a statement in court in which he expressed regret for his crimes.

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Hong Kong officials grilled over police brutality at extradition bill protest

Hong Kong officials grilled over police brutality at extradition bill protest

The former British territory’s security secretary has rejected suggestions he should resign over tactics used during Sunday’s demonstration.

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Hong Kong leader apologises over extradition bill

Hong Kong leader apologises over extradition bill

Carrie Lam acknowledged it was unlikely she could win public trust in the bill, which would allow some suspects to face trial in Chinese courts.

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Rescue efforts under way after fatal China earthquake

Rescue efforts under way after fatal China earthquake

A 6.0 magnitude earthquake and a 5.1 magnitude aftershock struck in Yibin in China.

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Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong released from prison

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong released from prison

Wong served a two-month sentence for contempt related to his involvement in the 2014 protests.

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Hong Kong police clear streets as protesters move to park

Hong Kong police clear streets as protesters move to park

Nearly two million of the city’s seven million people turned out on Sunday for the protests.

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Protesters march in Hong Kong, piling pressure on leader

Protesters march in Hong Kong, piling pressure on leader

The battle over legislation has evolved into Hong Kong’s most severe political test since the Communist Party-ruled mainland took control in 1997.

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Cars plunge into river after bridge collapses in China

Cars plunge into river after bridge collapses in China

Footage showed two arches of the six-arch bridge falling apart within seconds and without any apparent warning.

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Why planned changes to Hong Kong’s extradition laws are fuelling protests

Why planned changes to Hong Kong’s extradition laws are fuelling protests

Greg Torode explores the controversial plan to allow extraditions from Hong Kong to mainland China which has a deeply flawed justice system

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Hong Kong delays extradition debate as huge crowds of protesters gather

Hong Kong delays extradition debate as huge crowds of protesters gather

A crowd began gathering outside the Legislative Council on Tuesday night.

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Hong Kong leader signals extradition bill will go forward

Hong Kong leader signals extradition bill will go forward

Hundreds of thousands of people marched through central Hong Kong on Sunday.

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Tiananmen Square massacre: The day China wants to forget

Tiananmen Square massacre: The day China wants to forget

China’s national calendar is packed with annual festivals and commemorations.

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Tiananmen Square anniversary treated with silence in China

Tiananmen Square anniversary treated with silence in China

People overseas found themselves blocked from posting anything to popular Chinese social media site Weibo.

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Hong Kong activists hold Tiananmen Square candlelight vigil

Hong Kong activists hold Tiananmen Square candlelight vigil

The annual vigil at Hong Kong’s Victoria Park appeared to draw tens of thousands of participants who held candles.

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Hong Kong prepares to remember victims of 1989 Tiananmen crackdown

Hong Kong prepares to remember victims of 1989 Tiananmen crackdown

The semi-autonomous territory is the only region under Beijing’s jurisdiction which has a significant public commemoration of the 1989 protests.

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China’s hardline regime is the lasting tragedy of Tiananmen

China’s hardline regime is the lasting tragedy of Tiananmen

In 1989 China had a choice between three different political models but disruption in other nations left just one option, writes Minxin Pei.

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The global consequences of a Sino-American cold war

The global consequences of a Sino-American cold war

What started as a trade war between the US and China is quickly escalating into a death match for global economic, technological, and military dominance, writes Nouriel Roubini.

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Swine fever outbreak in China prompts pork price hikes

Swine fever outbreak in China prompts pork price hikes

Beijing has destroyed herds and blocked shipments in a bid to get to grips with the outbreak.

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Chinese envoy insists US trade talks have not broken down

Chinese envoy insists US trade talks have not broken down

Vice premier Liu He said the key remaining differences are matters of principle.

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Thousands march through Hong Kong in extradition law protest

Thousands march through Hong Kong in extradition law protest

Hong Kong police said around 22,800 people took part in Sunday’s protest at its peak period.

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Hong Kong pro-democracy protest leaders jailed

Hong Kong pro-democracy protest leaders jailed

The nine defendants had all pleaded not guilty, calling the prosecutions politically motivated.

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Living to work: Chinese workers begin to protest

Living to work: Chinese workers begin to protest

Every discussion about our public services is peppered with references to working conditions.

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World is silent about China’s prison camps

World is silent about China’s prison camps

President Xi’s repression of Muslim minorities is redolent of the Soviet Union’s gulag and will foster a new generation of Islamist domestic terrorists, says Brahma Chellaney

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Mother of three-year-old model in China sorry over apparent beating

Mother of three-year-old model in China sorry over apparent beating

Internet users identified the child as Niuniu, a three-year-old girl who models clothes sold on e-commerce website Taobao.

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Dishing out big changes: China's market leaders

Dishing out big changes: China's market leaders

In Beijing, it’s often cheaper to have food delivered than to get it yourself. Like, way cheaper.

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China has a different vision of globalisation

China has a different vision of globalisation

Once upon a time, everyone assumed that there was a single phenomenon called globalisation, whereby cross-border flows of financial capital drove innovation, industrialisation, development, and trade, writes Harold James.

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Boeing’s fresh blow as Airbus seals €31bn China deal

Boeing’s fresh blow as Airbus seals €31bn China deal

Airbus secured a $35bn (€31bn) jet deal from China during a state visit by President Xi Jinping to France, dealing a blow to Boeing as it grapples with the grounding of its best-selling jet.

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China’s president meets European leaders to discuss trade policy

China’s president meets European leaders to discuss trade policy

Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron and Jean-Claude Juncker were present at the event at the Elysee Palace.

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