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The Long March 5B rocket, carrying China’s Tianhe space station core module, lifting off from the Wenchang Space Launch Centre in southern China’s Hainan province. Photograph: STR/AFP/Getty Images

China’s space agency said a core segment of its biggest rocket re-entered Earth’s atmosphere above the Maldives in the Indian Ocean on Sunday, most of(...)

A separate group advising the UN agency on vaccines said it was ‘very confident’  the Sinopharm vaccine protects people aged 18-59. Photograph: Robert Atanasovski/AFP/Getty

The World Health Organisation has given authorisation for emergency use of a Covid-19 vaccine manufactured by China’s Sinopharm, potentially paving th(...)

Diplomats under the Biden administration, have been busy promoting the US’s return to the liberal-multilateral mainstream. Photograph: Getty

It’s a staple of that dismal genre, the political memoir: the new leader, swept into office and eager to act, quickly confronts the limits of his or h(...)

People watch a Long March 5B rocket, carrying China’s Tianhe space station core module, as it lifts off from the Wenchang Space Launch Centre in southern China’s Hainan province on Thursday. Photograph: STR/AFP via Getty

China launched an unmanned module on Thursday containing what will become living quarters for three crew on a permanent space station that it plans to(...)

Chip supplies have tightened due to booming demand for electronics during the Covid-19 pandemic and outages at large production facilities.

The deepening global chip crunch is spreading to makers of smartphones, televisions and home appliances, according to suppliers in Asia, as companies (...)

Chinese state media has a history of whipping up sentiment against foreign companies. File photograph: EPA

Tesla has apologised after being attacked by Chinese state media for its treatment of customers, days after a protest against the company in one of it(...)

Global stocks hit a record high on Friday and oil climbed after strong US and Chinese economic data bolstered expectations of a solid global recovery (...)

Media mogul Jimmy Lai (72), who is facing other charges including under the national security law imposed by Beijing last year, has been detained on remand since late last year. Photograph: Anthony Wallace/AFP via Getty

A group of Hong Kong’s most senior pro-democracy activists including media mogul Jimmy Lai were handed jail sentences on Friday for unlawful protests (...)

Jack Ma, CEO of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba. Photograph:  by Philippe Lopez/AFP

Jack Ma’s Ant Group Co. will drastically revamp its business, bowing to demands from Chinese authorities that want to rein in the country’s fast-growi(...)

Shipping containers next to gantry cranes at the Yangshan Deepwater Port in Shanghai, China, on Friday. Photograph: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

China’s exports grew at a robust pace in March in yet another boost to the nation’s economic recovery as global demand picks up amid progress in world(...)

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