Li Kui (李逵), one of the characters in The Water Margin, battles tigers after they killed his mother. Utagawa Kuniyoshi, between between 1845 and 1850.
In The Water Margin, first put to paper in the 14th century, local injustice is the rule, and defence against cruel local authority is a matter of vengeance, stratagem, and violence
A composite image of a satellite firing an energy weapon at a target on Earth.
In the space beyond Earth's atmosphere, countries are focusing on nationalist pursuits and ignoring the consequences for the rest of humanity. How can we keep the peace and build a sustainable future?
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The moon's far side looks redder than its near side. An expert explains what the actual colour is.
From the perspective of international students’ parents, working with the education agent is reassuring because the agent can understand both context and language and thus help navigate a huge emotional and financial decision.
Education agents play a significant role in the fact that China is the number one source country of international students who study in Canada.
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TikTok was one of 2018’s most downloaded mobile apps for Apple and Android devices in the US and Europe.
Dongguan Street in Dalian reflects both Chinese and colonial history, prompting increasing debate about how to manage this contested heritage.
The West, Russia and Japan all left their marks on China today. Urbanisation too is usurping the old China. This long, mixed heritage and what should be done with it remains contested.
What will China discover on the far side of the moon?
China just became the first country to land a probe on the far side of the moon. It's a technological achievement and another sign of China's capabilities and ambitions in space.
Relationships with China, the Middle East, India and the Pacific will be ones to watch in 2019.
Australia's international relationships were tested in 2018. And the coming year may prove to be even more challenging.
The family of Hop Lin Jong (who is pictured on the far left) at the wedding of her daughter, Ruby (third from right) in 1924. Ruby was murdered by her husband the following year.
Hop Lin Jong's arrival in Western Australia in 1901 was remarkable only because she was Chinese. Her life might have passed in obscurity if not for the murder of her daughter in 1925.
President Xi Jinping at the Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation 2018.
Too many African countries believe Beijing when they are told in negotiations that they must take it or leave it.
The story of Macau is one of globalisation and the rise of China.
China has become the first to land on the far side of the moon. And unlike previous uncrewed moon landings, it relied on sophisticated technology rather than luck.
A sign marks the location of a Chicago Marriott. In November 2018 the hotel chain said their guest reservation database was hacked, compromising the security of up to 500 million customers.
The November 30, 2018, Marriott International announced a data breach concerning 500 million clients, the second biggest ever. With new data breaches announced nearly every day, how , everyone is now wondering how this was possible.
A major Chinese technology firm is under international scrutiny for its potential role in spying.
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Intelligence officials in many countries are concerned the company could be helping the Chinese government spy on companies, military units and government agencies.
Megacity Shenzhen, as seen from Hong Kong, is a center for Chinese finance and tech.
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CRISPR babies may be just the beginning. China has a different take than the West on ethics and how to get ahead in business and other endeavors.
US President Donald Trump (L) and national security adviser John R. Bolton (R)
Why opportunities should be found to advance cooperation between Africa, China and the US as confidence building measures in US-China relations.
Meng Wanzhou, CFO of the Chinese tech giant Huawei, is shown arriving at a parole office in Vancouver on Dec. 12. Her arrest at the request of the U.S. officials has strained Canada-Chinese relations.
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China is influential, but would not have succeeded in changing the UN human rights system without quiet consent from countries who wished to trade with it, including Canada.
As happened during the last budget boom, the government will spend it (quite likely on tax cuts) leaving little for when things turn down down the track.
History suggests the government will spend most of the extra $10 billion per year that the MYEFO will reveal on Monday. The only problem is, those riches won't last.
A woman in Beijing wearing a mask to avoid inhaling smog passes an anti-pollution mural.
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The country's carbon emissions should level off again soon.
Scotch pines on a Christmas tree farm in northern Michigan.
Both natural and artificial Christmas trees have environmental impacts, but they're not major. What matters most is what happens to the trees after the holidays.