The shift comes as Australia’s wine sales to China have plunged in the wake of an ongoing rift between them.
Ten vessels from China, Russia sailed through Tsugaru Strait, which separates Sea of Japan from the Pacific.
Sweeping policies to make the economy less dependent on debt, monopolies and fossil fuels have hit its citizens.
Censorship, misinformation during pandemic have had ‘a devastating impact’ on access to information, Amnesty says.
Beijing dismisses the report in the Financial Times as inaccurate, saying it tested a space vehicle instead.
Shortages of natural gas, coal from Asia to Europe are driving additional demand for oil products in power generation.
Officials say GDP grew at its slowest place in a year in the third quarter, amid power shortages and property woes.
Beijing’s angry reaction comes after a US destroyer and Canadian frigate sailed through the narrow waterway.
Financial Times says launch of nuclear-capable missile in August took US intelligence by surprise.
Pakistan, China, and Iran are yet to recognise the Taliban government, but they all have an interest in doing so.
After ceding diplomatic and economic ground to Beijing, Washington hopes to win back its neighbours with new investment.
Three taikonauts blasted off shortly after midnight from Jiuquan launch centre in northwestern China’s Gobi desert.
The mission plans to set a new record for the time spent in space by Chinese astronauts.
Concerns are growing that Evergrande’s cash crunch is spreading to other China property developers.