Mohammed bin Salman

China walks Saudi-Iran tightrope as MBS visits

After Pakistan and India trips, Saudi crown prince begins China visit focused on energy and regional economic deals.

Asia Pacific

Ex-New Zealand PM denies writing glowing China op-ed

Piece was published in the People's Daily amid spat between two countries over Huawei involvement in planned 5G network.

Ex-New Zealand PM Jenny Shipley denies writing China op-ed

Environment

Chinese 'Ivory Queen' sentenced to 15 years in prison

Yang Fenglan was found guilty of smuggling about 860 pieces of ivory over several years to Asia.

Tanzania court sentences Chinese 'Ivory Queen' to 15 years prison

Inside Story

Is China taking social monitoring too far?

Millions of people are punished for alleged bad behaviour under a government monitoring scheme in China.

Iran

Ahead of MBS visit, China seeks 'deeper trust' with Iran

Iranian FM Zarif and Chinese counterpart meet in Beijing amid efforts to preserve 2015 nuclear deal.

Ahead of MBS visit, China seeks 'deeper trust' with Iran

Science & Technology

Huawei founder says US cannot 'crush' telecoms giant

In interview with BBC, Ren Zhengfei describes arrest of his daughter and Huawei executive as 'politically motivated'.

Huawei founder says US cannot 'crush' telecoms giant

China

China, US continue tit-for-tat row over Huawei

Top Chinese diplomat and US vice president exchange barbs over telecoms giant's relationship with Beijing.

China, US continue tit-for-tat row over Huawei

United Kingdom

UK spy chief raises concerns over use of Huawei for 5G rollout

Concerns over 'monopoly supplier' warrant 'proper conversation', head of MI6 says at Munich Security Conference.

UK spy chief raises concerns over use of Huawei for 5G rollout

China

Hong Kong seizes record 40kg of rhino horn at airport

Horns were discovered in two boxes checked for a flight to Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City in second record bust this year.

Hong Kong seizes record 40kg of rhino horn at airport

101 East

China's Underwater Hunt

A group of Chinese scientists embarks on a daring deep-sea mission in the hunt for rare resources and unique creatures.

Business & Economy

China and US kick off high-level trade talks in Beijing

Washington has threatened to raise tariffs on $200bn worth of Chinese goods if Beijing does not meet demands by March 1.

China and US kick off high-level trade talks in Beijing

Uighur

Muslim Uighurs to China: Release proof kin are alive in Xinjiang

Hashtag #MeTooUyghur prompts posts from around the world with Uighurs holding pictures of missing family members.

Asia Pacific

China's Xi to meet US officials as tariff deadline looms

US treasury, trade officials visit China for trade negotiations as President Trump hints at extending talks deadline.

China's Xi to meet US officials as tariff deadline looms

United States

Star wars: US raises alarm over threats to space supremacy

Russia, China, North Korea and Iran developing technologies to counter US' galactic dominance, Pentagon report says.

Star wars: US raises alarm over threats to space supremacy

United States

US' Pompeo warns of Russian, Chinese meddling in Europe

On Central Europe tour, top US diplomat says Moscow and Beijing seeking to erode sovereignty, freedom in the region.

Pompeo: Putin threatening democracies worldwide