Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida greets US Vice President Kamala in Tokyo. Washington is focused on moving close to partners it can trust.
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Africa must focus on building strong alliances with advanced economies to mitigate the steps being taken by the European Union and US.
Same app, same app store, different risks if you download it in, say, Tunisia rather than in Germany.
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Mobile apps are sometimes ‘regionalized’ to better serve the needs of users, functioning differently in, for example, China than in Canada. But some of those differences pose security and privacy risks.
Chinese stars Xie Na, far right, and Huang Xiaoming, second from left, were among those reposting the ‘One China’ message.
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Chinese celebrities have become increasingly politically active on social media over the years – in part to help advance their careers.
The Taipei city hall building is lit up with Pride colours during the annual Taiwan LGBTQ event in Taipei, Taiwan, in October 2021.
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The cancellation of the WorldPride 2025 event in Taiwan is not only a loss for LGBTQ+ rights in Asia. It’s also emblematic of the influence of authoritarian regimes worldwide.
Mobilisation: Russian president, Vladimir Putin.
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Some of the key articles from our coverage of the war in Ukraine over the past week.
Vladimir Putin addressed the Russian people for less than 20 minutes to outline his plan for partial mobilisation and referendums in areas held by invading Russian troops.
Vladimir Putin’s televised address to the Russian people is a desperate attempt to raise the stakes over the war in Ukraine.
Are Biden’s comments on Taiwan an accidental or deliberate pivot?
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Remarks by the US president come amid heightened tensions between Washington and Beijing and follow a contentious visit to Taiwan by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Vladimir Putin says he understands Xi Jinping’s ‘concerns’ over the Ukraine war.
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A rapid shift in the balance of power between Moscow and Beijing is becoming apparent as the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation meets in Central Asia.
Russian president Putin with North Korean leader Kim-Jong-un in the Kremlin in 2019.
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Under pressure, Vladimir Putin is trying to establish stronger alliances with North Korea and China.
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, director general of the World Trade Organisation.
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Creating employment and fighting corruption are two of the subjects discussed in the wide ranging discussion.
‘Reeducation’: what is known as a ‘vocational skills education centre’ in Dabancheng in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, 2018.
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The report shies away from the issue of ‘genocide’, but is still a landmark document with evidence of widespread abuse of Uyghur people.
The Chinese government’s action in Xinjiang may constitute crimes against humanity, says a long awaited report from UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.
Action flick Wolf Warrior II is one of China’s most commercially successful films ever.
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China is seen as Africa’s saviour and friend in the film - which is still full of racist stereotypes.
Automaker GMC shows off its Hummer EVs at a plant in Detroit.
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China controls much of the global EV supply chain, but electric vehicles that use its parts and minerals won’t qualify for new US EV tax credits. Can America build its own supply chain?
Leaders such as Hungary’s prime minister Viktor Orban and former US president Donald Trump have taken measures that undermine democracy, an expert argues.
China is challenging the idea of democracy, but western leaders are eroding democratic rights too.
Chinese president Xi Jinping addressing the China-Africa Summit via a video link from Beijing on 17 June 2020.
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The latest cancellation reflects the pressure China feels it’s under in the international debt debate.
A coal processing plant in China’s Shanxi Province
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China is in the midst of a devastating heatwave and drought. This has thrown the nation into an electricity crisis. And China has doubled down on coal investments to meet demand.
Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed Railway.
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The China-Indonesia HSR project has currently faced various problems, including delays, cost overrun, and environmental destructions.
Now a symbol of Japanese culture, the Kimono has Chinese roots.
The Kimono is a distinct cultural symbol of Japan and for that reason, it has a complicated reputation around much of Asia.
Homebuyers in China have been refusing to make mortgage payments.
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China’s mortgage strikes are affecting its economy but won’t cause global contagion.