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Last Updated: June 27, 2016

China’s Dog Meat Festival Opens Despite Rumours of a Ban

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A notorious Chinese dog meat festival opened on Wednesday with butchers hacking slabs of canines and cooks frying the flesh despite rumours that the authorities would impose a ban this year.

China Shames Jaywalkers Through Facial Recognition

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Chinese cities are cracking down on jaywalkers by installing facial recognition kits at intersections to identify and shame them by posting their photo on public screens.

China Minister Warns on Subsidies As Uber, Didi Battle

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Ride-booking services have threatened the old-style taxi sector and contributed to cab drivers' protests...

One country, two cisterns as Hong Kong, China fans get separate toilets

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Hong Kong and China fans will be kept completely separate at their crunch World Cup qualifier Tuesday, using different entrances and even different toilets.

U.S., China Least Concerned About Climate Change

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China and the United States are the world's biggest polluters, but their residents are among the least concerned about the harms of climate change...

Psychedelic Video Sings Praises of China's Five Year-Plan

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"If you wanna know what China's gonna do, best pay attention to the shisanwu."...

China's Xi Tells Foreign NGOs to Obey the Law

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Foreign organisations in China should "obey Chinese law"...

Taiwan’s Hou Hsiao-hsien Wins Cannes Best Director Award for 'The Assassin'

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The Guangdong-born director’s film is a study in contemplative art despite its action-packed premise.

Nepal Rejects Taiwan Rescue Team Offer, Says Minister

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Nepal does not recognize Taiwan, considered by China as part of its territory awaiting to be reunited since their split in 1949 at the end of a civil war.

China Warns North Korea’s Nuclear Arsenal is Expanding

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China's communist ally may already have 20 warheads and the enrichment capacity to double that number in a year...

China Says No Room for ‘Western Values’ in University Education

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Education minister says books which ‘smear socialism’ will be banned.

China Steps up Political Arrests, Prosecutions

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A total of 2,318 people were arrested or indicted on charges of “endangering state security”, the US-based Dui Hua Foundation said, citing statistics from China’s central prosecution office. 

China’s Mountain Hermits Seek a Highway to Heaven

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His unheated hut is half way up a mountain with no electricity, and his diet consists mostly of cabbage. But Master Hou says he has found a recipe for joy. "There is no happier way for a person to live on this earth," he declared,...

China Expels Ex-Security Boss Zhou Yongkang From Communist Party

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Zhou became ensnared in President Xi Jinping's much-publicised anti-corruption drive in July when he was put under investigation for "serious disciplinary violation"...

AFP Follows Chinese Fugitive Money Trail

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The son of China’s most famous fugitive spent the five years before his father was placed under investigation for corruption setting up two Australian companies and buying a development site in Sydney’s Neutral Bay.