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China has carried out a land-based missile interception test that “achieved its expected purpose”, the Defence Ministry said, describing it as defensive and not aimed at any country. China has been ramping up research into all sorts of missiles, from those that can destroy satellites in space to advanced nuclear-tipped ballistic missiles, as part of …

WUHAN, China (AP) — A global team of researchers arrived Thursday in the Chinese city where the coronavirus pandemic was first detected to conduct a politically sensitive investigation into its origins amid uncertainty about whether Beijing might try to prevent embarrassing discoveries. The 10-member team sent to Wuhan by the World Health Organization was approved …

An Indian Border Security Force soldier erects a bunker near a check post along the Srinagar-Leh National highway on June 16, 2020. Faisal Khan | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images The possibility of a wider armed conflict between India and China is unlikely, analysts said, despite an escalation in recent border clashes high in the …

A protester talks with security forces following their intervention in a vigil to commemorate a protestor who died 11 months ago during a rally against the controversial extradition law proposal in Hong Kong, China on May 15, 2020. Miguel Candela Poblacion | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images China is poised to impose a new national …

China’s President Xi Jinping raises his glass and proposes a toast at the end of his speech during the welcome banquet for leaders attending the Belt and Road Forum at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on April 26, 2019. Nicholas Asfouri | AFP | Getty Images China is set to release an …

Two months ago, Chinese telecom giant Huawei was on the offensive. Downing Street had authorized the company to build out portions of the country’s 5G networks over strong objections from Washington. Reports indicated that Germany and France were poised to offer similar terms to Huawei as well, giving the company a strategic foothold in key …

Workers set up beds at an exhibition center that was converted into a hospital in Wuhan in China’s central Hubei province on February 4, 2020. STR | AFP via Getty Images As China tries to control the spread of the new coronavirus, Wuhan city — the epicenter of the disease — still faces a multitude …

11.36pm EST 23:36 The scale of the crisis in Wuhan is plain to see with the mass effort in the city to provide hospital beds, as pointed out in the tweet below by CGTN. CGTN (@CGTNOfficial) Massive efforts in #Wuhan to contain #COVID19 epidemic:– 2 purpose-built hospitals with 2,500 beds– 16 temporary hospitals in operation– …

Facebook said on Saturday it was working to find out how Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s name appeared as “Mr Shithole” in posts on its platform when translated into English from Burmese, apologising for any offence caused and saying the problem had been fixed. The error came to light on the second day of a visit …

Text size Getty Images U.S. stock futures on Friday pointed to opening gains after three straight declines for the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Asian stocks ended higher, and European stocks also were stronger, as Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Friday that Beijing wants to work for a trade deal with the United States. He …