The Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky, talks with Chinese president Xi Jinping from his office in Kyiv.
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A selection of the best of our coverage of the conflict from the past fortnight.
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France is one of a growing number of countries urging a negotiated settlement to the war mediated by China.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau talks with Chinese leader Xi Jinping after taking part in the closing session at the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Indonesia in November 2022.
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Canada should examine Australia’s diplomacy-focused approach to China as it battles foreign interference.
Popular will: a protest in Warsaw for peace in Ukraine.
Ukraine is hinting it may be prepared to talk, with conditions. Here’s what both sides could learn from the Northern Ireland peace process.
Zambia president Hakainde Hichilema and US vice-president Kamala Harris in Lusaka.
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President Hichilema’s self-styled ‘chief marketing officer’ approach has unlocked new investments from a diverse mix of partners.
A woman wrapped in the Ukrainian flag shouts through a megaphone during a demonstration in front of the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands, in March 2022.
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The International Criminal Court’s charges against Vladimir Putin are likely to have a minimal impact on him, but it does signal that wartime atrocities have consequences — and the world is watching.
Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) and then U.S Vice President Joe Biden shakes hands in Beijing on December 4, 2013.
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There are fears that escalating US-Chinese tensions could threaten the independence of African and other nonaligned nations.
Xi may speak with both Vladimir Putin and Volodymyr Zelenskyy next week to push China’s peace plan for Ukraine, but we shouldn’t expect radical change in its foreign policy overnight.
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The Australian government has been careful not to over-hype the progress, talking about “stabilising” the relationship, rather than using stronger language
Peace proposal: Chinese envoy Dai Bing tells the United Nations that a ceasefire is the most urgent priority for Beijing.
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Beijing’s 12-point proposal is a broad-brush plan for an end to hostilities which positions China as a key power broker.
The Chinese ambassador to Australia, Xiao Qian, toasting a year in which Australia and China can ‘rise above differences’.
Now that diplomatic relations are out of the deep freeze, business and cultural ties between China and Australia are set for a major rebound.
The best podcasts of 2022 handle sensitive content with care and flair.
President Xi Jinping with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud in December.
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The region is well placed to satisfy China’s huge oil needs.
Who is the ‘big brother’ now?
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Different translations show the nuances in the relationship between China and Russia over nearly a century.
Chinese President Xi Jinping (left) and Indonesian President Joko Widodo during G20 Summit in Bali.
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While stability in China might bring economic benefits in Southeast Asia, there are many reasons to be concerned.
The Chinese government has loosened restrictions designed to limit the spread of COVID-19.
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Strict lockdowns, quarantines and testing have prevented many people in China from catching COVID-19. With concerns over Chinese vaccine efficacy and uptake, China may be facing a looming COVID-19 surge.
Mourners hold blank sheets of paper during a vigil for the victims of China’s zero-COVID policy, November 28 2022.
Recent unrest will affect China’s domestic economy as well as international businesses with a stake in the country.
The Port of Hamburg has become a contentious topic within the German government.
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Olaf Scholz is learning the difficulty of preaching the benefits of Chinese business to his government.
Scared and silenced: China’s Uyghur Muslim communities face severe punishment for protesting their treatment.
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Uyghur Muslims died in the fire that sparked the protests, yet their cities remain silent.
Protesters march along a street in Beijing on Nov. 28, 2022.
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Comparisons have been made to the 1989 demonstrations that led to the Tiananmen Square massacre. An expert on Chinese protests explains why that is half right.