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Former US secretary of state Mike Pompeo. Photograph: Andrew Harnik/AFP via Getty Images

Beijing has imposed sanctions on several former Trump administration officials, including ex-US secretary of state Mike Pompeo, accusing them of havin(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron attends an EU-China video-conference along with Chinese president Xi Jinping, German chancellor Angela Merkel, European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen and president of the European Council Charles Michel, at the Fort de Bregancon in Bormes-les-Mimosas, southern France on Wednesday. Photograph: Sebastien Nogier, Pool via AP

The imperative of EU “strategic autonomy” has been central to the European response to Donald Trump’s go-it-alone diplomacy, not least the US’s hawkis(...)

President-elect Joe Biden: Earlier this year, he described China’s president, Xi Jinping, as a “thug” who did not have a democratic bone in his body. Photograph: Erin Schaff/New York Times

The incoming administration of Joe Biden has voiced its concern about EU-China negotiations over a business investment agreement amid unease that it w(...)

US president Donald Trump and Chinese president Xi Jinping at Mar-a-Lago in Florida in 2017.  Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

A dissident once branded Enemy No 1 by the Chinese Communist Party is spreading conspiracy theories about vote-rigging in the US presidential election(...)

A facility near what is believed to be a re-education camp where mostly Muslim ethnic minorities are detained in China’s northwestern Xinjiang region. Photograph:  Greg Baker/AFP

Academics in University College Cork (UCC) have expressed concern about plans to deepen links with a controversial university in China. Fifty academi(...)

 IOC president Thomas Bach waves the Olympic flag during the closing ceremony of  the  2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games at the Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre  in China. Photograph: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images

The Olympics have hit a reckoning point. With the Tokyo 2020 Games temporarily torpedoed by coronavirus amid a surging clamour among Olympic athletes (...)

Polluted skies over a solar power generation base in Yanqing, north of Beijing, in September. Photograph: Greg Baker/AFP via Getty Images

China’s ramping-up of climate ambitions “would make a profound contribution” to efforts seeking to keep the rise in global temperatures well below 2 d(...)

A high-security facility near what is believed to be a re-education camp where mostly Muslim ethnic minorities are detained, on the outskirts of Hotan, in China’s northwestern Xinjiang region. File photograph: Greg Baker/AFP via Getty

As China faced rising international censure last year over its mass internment of Muslim minorities, officials asserted that the indoctrination camps (...)

Watchtowers on a high-security facility near what is believed to be a re-education camp where mostly Muslim ethnic minorities are detained, on the outskirts of Hotan, in China’s northwestern Xinjiang region. Photograph:  Greg Baker/AFP via Getty Images

The Chinese Communist party government has defended its system of internment camps for Uighur and other ethnic minorities in Xinjiang, in a White Pape(...)

China’s foreign minister Wang Yi earned a rebuke from German foreign minister Heiko Maas (right) over threatening comments made to Czech senate speaker Milos Vystrcil.  Photograph:  Michael Sohn/ Pool/AFP via Getty Images

It was, as the politburo might put it, a charm offensive with Chinese characteristics. The five-country trip to Europe by China’s foreign minister Wan(...)

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