Asia

Sri Lanka reverses $300m China housing deal as PM visits India

An Indian firm stands to make $210m after Sri Lank reverses its decision to give a large contract to a Chinese business.

Sri Lanka reverses $300m China housing deal as PM visits India

Solomon Islands

Chinese demand fuels Solomon Islands mass deforestation

Global Witness investigation finds forests being felled at 19 times the sustainable rate; vast network of logging roads.

Chinese demand fuels Solomon Islands mass deforestation

Taiwan

Taiwan to hold mass independence rally in challenge to Beijing

Organisers aim to draw 100,000 people to large-scale protest calling for an outright independence vote from China.

Taiwan to hold mass independence rally in challenge to Beijing

Health

China fines vaccine maker $1.3bn after scandal

Changchun Changsheng Life Sciences Ltd is stripped of its licences for falsifying records.

China fines vaccine maker $1.3bn after scandal

Uighur

China defends internment camps for Uighur Muslims

Official says China is averting 'terrorism' through 'vocational education' amid outcry over mass internment of Muslims.

China defends internment camps for Uighur Muslims

Google

Google says it 'internally tested' censored China search engine

New search engine dubbed Project Dragonfly has been criticised as it will censor results critical of Chinese government.

Google says it 'internally tested' censored China search engine

Taiwan

Taiwan invites pope to visit after landmark China-Vatican pact

Holy See is Taiwan's last diplomatic ally in Europe; one of only 17 around the world.

Taiwan invites pope to visit after landmark China-Vatican pact

Malaysia

Malaysia's Mahathir: Uighurs freed because they did nothing wrong

Move is likely to strain ties with China, which have already been tested since Mahathir won a stunning election in May.

Malaysia's Mahathir: Uighurs freed because they did nothing wrong

Hong Kong

Hong Kong's government tightens grip, moves closer to China

Hong Kong officials turn to police force's Security Wing as they crack down on dissent in semi-autonomous territory.

Hong Kong's government tightens grip, moves closer to China

Opinion

China is trying to erase the Uighurs and their culture

Uighurs are neither extremists nor separatists as Beijing claims. They just want their rights.

Rukiye Turdush

by Rukiye Turdush

Rukiye Turdush

China

China's trade surplus with US widens to record $34bn

The record high comes despite a raft of US tariffs, adding fuel to the fire of a worsening trade war.

China's trade surplus with US widens to record $34bn

Asia

Shinzo Abe's visit to China a sign of warming relations

Japan and China are set to thaw a seven-year cooling of relations amid Beijing's worsening trade war with the US.

Shinzo Abe's visit to China a sign of warming relations

Uighur

Malaysia ignores China's request; frees 11 ethnic Uighurs

Freed Uighurs were part of a group first detained in Thailand four years ago. They escaped to Malaysia in 2017.

Malaysia ignores China's request; frees 11 ethnic Uighurs

Opinion

Is China really to blame for Zambia's debt problems?

Yes, but so is the West with its neoliberal policies.

Vito Laterza

by Vito Laterza
- Patience Mususa

Vito Laterza

101 East

China's War On Waste

China needs to modernise trash management. Does this mean edging out small-time scavengers? 101 East investigates.