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The campus of Princeton University in New Jersey. Nearly 2,000 academics at institutions including Princeton  have signed open letters to US attorney general Merrick Garland expressing concerns  about the intensified scrutiny of  researchers of Chinese descent. Photograph: Getty Images

The FBI agents spent nearly two years tailing the professor, following him to work, to the grocery store and even keeping his college-age son under su(...)

Jack Ma has not appeared in public since October 24th, when he gave a high-profile speech critical of the state-owned banks  as well as regulators who he said often sacrifice innovation on the altar of stability. Photograph:  Ludovic Marin/AFP via Getty Images

Four years ago, when Ant Group’s premier money market fund was racing to a peak of more than $260 billion (€213.5 billion) worth of assets under manag(...)

Shanghai is China’s biggest city and the world’s fifth biggest financial centre.  Photograph: iStock

Chinese carrier Juneyao Air plans to launch the Republic’s first service to Shanghai next year. Juneyao confirmed on Wednesday that it will begin fly(...)

Attendees record the final sales tally at an event at Alibaba’s headquarters marking Singles Day. Photograph: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

Image of the week: Alibaba Day Alibaba’s annual Singles Day sales extravaganza/mass-scale marketing wheeze remains one of the more intriguing ecommer(...)

Kwanghi Chan and Kevin Hui. Photograph: Kate Packwood

Growing up in America in the 1980s, I longed to be Molly Ringwald. At 41, I am at home with being Chinese. My mother, who was born in Taiwan but grew (...)

Jack Ma started Alibaba in 1999 and transformed it into one the world’s most important ecommerce and digital payments companies. His net worth is estimated at about €35 billion. File photograph: STR/AFP/Getty Images

China’s richest man, the Alibaba founder and chairman Jack Ma, has been revealed as a member of the ruling Communist Party of China, having joined dur(...)

Using its pattern-recognition tech, iCare can detect the difference between an adult or  child’s swiping or touchscreen behaviour with up to 97% accuracy. Photograph: iStock

From running up huge bills on the App Store to accessing inappropriate content on YouTube, there are countless horrific scenarios when kids get hold o(...)

The Chinese government says the national social credit system is a way of keeping people honest and making people good. Photograph: Zhang Peng/LightRocket via Getty Images

When booking a cab in Beijing the other day using Didi, the Chinese version of Uber, I accidentally booked twice. I was chastised by text message on W(...)

A filing cabinet broken into in 1972 as part of the Watergate burglary, beside a computer server that Russian hackers breached during the 2016 presidential campaign, both now in the basement of the Democratic National Committee’s headquarters in Washington. Photograph: Justin T Gellerson/The New York Times

When special agent Adrian Hawkins of the FBI called the Democratic National Committee in September 2015 to pass along some troubling news about its c(...)

The ministry of foreign affairs in The Hague has confirmed it’s looking into claims that Ron Keller was involved in a sexual relationship with the female employee

The Dutch ambassador to Beijing has been suspended pending an investigation into allegations that he had a secret relationship with a Chinese staff me(...)

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