Adrian Brown

Adrian Brown

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China vows to enforce UN sanctions on North Korea

China says it will begin enforcing United Nations sanctions on North Korea over its missiles programme starting on Tuesday, almost three weeks before the deadline.

China vows to enforce UN sanctions on North Korea

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Saving Harbin: Chinese city struggles to preserve Russian legacy

A campaign is underway in China to save unique monuments of Russian history. The city of Harbin, founded by colonialists during the height of the Russian empire, has a very distinct Tsarist character.

Saving Harbin: Chinese city struggles to preserve Russian legacy

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Mongolia: Khaltmaa Battulga wins election on nationalist platform

A billionaire property tycoon has promised to kick start Mongolia's struggling economy, after winning the presidential election.

Mongolia: Khaltmaa Battulga wins election on nationalist platform

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Mongolia: Run-off vote for new president

Mongolia – a former communist state - has been a democracy for the past 27 years, but it has never had a run-off election until now. The landmark vote is widely seen as a referendum on economic recovery plans as well as China's influence.

Mongolia: Run-off vote for new president

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Panda diplomacy: China's animal envoys arrive in Berlin

Berlin’s zoo will formally introduce a pair of giant pandas to the public. The Chinese practice of using these formerly endangered animals as envoys, and a way to build relationships, is not something new,

Panda diplomacy: China's animal envoys arrive in Berlin

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China hosts international technology exhibition

China's International High-Tech Expo is taking place in its capital, Beijing.

China hosts international technology exhibition

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Taiwan hit by huge drop in Chinese tourism over territorial row

Taiwan is struggling to attract more tourists from China after numbers dropped by 40 percent in the first three months of the year.

Taiwan hit by huge drop in Chinese tourism over territorial row

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Taiwan simulates a China invasion during military drill

Taiwan has launched large-scale military exercises. President Tsai Ing-wen wants to overhaul the military, but critics warn that her plans could leave the island vulnerable to an attack from China.

Taiwan simulates a China invasion during military drill

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World leaders sign deal at China's New Silk Road summit

On final day of two-day forum in Beijing, President Xi Jinping urged world leaders to embrace globalisation.

World leaders sign deal at China's New Silk Road summit

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Pro-democracy opposition leaders charged in Hong Kong

Police in Hong Kong are pressing charges against protest leaders of unrest in 2014. It comes a day after pro-Beijing candidate, Carrie Lam, was selected as the territory's new leader and promised to heal divisions.

Pro-democracy opposition leaders charged in Hong Kong

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China urges US and North Korea to avoid 'head-on collision'

China has called on North Korea to suspend its nuclear and missile activities in exchange for the US and South Korea halting military war games, to avoid what it called a 'head-on collision'.

China urges US and North Korea to avoid 'head-on collision'

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China cuts growth target for 2017

China's Premier Li Keqiang has warned of a further slowdown in economic growth this year. Addressing the annual National People's Congress, he said 2017 growth target would drop to 6,5 percent, compared with the 2016 goal of between 6.5 and 7 percent.

China cuts growth target for 2017