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China’s ambassador to France, Lu Shaye. Photograph: Martin Bureau/AFP via Getty

France has summoned Lu Shaye – the Chinese ambassador to Paris seen as one of Xi Jinping’s aggressive “wolf warrior” diplomats – to protest against “i(...)

  Clarisse Yeung Suet-ying  stands outside the West Kowloon court buildings  after being released on bail in Hong Kong, China, on Friday. Photograph: Jerome Favre/EPA

China’s parliament is poised this week to pass a draconian new Hong Kong election law that will sharply reduce the proportion of democratically electe(...)

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(...)

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(...)

People dance in a public area along the Yangtze River in Wuhan on Monday  as the city marks the first anniversary of when China confirmed its first death from the Covid-19 coronavirus. Photograph: Nicolas Asfouri/AFP via Getty Images

At a museum in Wuhan, China, a sprawling exhibition paints a stirring tale of how the city’s sacrifices in a brutal 76-day lockdown led to triumph ove(...)

Winston Churchill: A characteristic of lustful leaders is insatiability. Churchill, commenting in 1938 on the rise of Adolf Hitler, said the appetite often “grows with eating”. Photograph:  Capt Horton/Imperial War Museums

Liz Herring was a driven debater. At school, she carted around a metal box of index cards so she could swot up on topics between classes. A debate tea(...)

Ren Zhiqiang speaking at an event in Beijing in 2013. He has been jailed for 18 years  for corruption, bribery and embezzlement of public funds. Photograph:  China News Service/AFP via Getty Images

A Beijing court sentenced a prominent property tycoon to 18 years in prison for alleged corruption on Tuesday in a verdict that will finally silence o(...)

Andrew Wan, a pro-democracy lawmaker, is arrested by riot police during a protest in Hong Kong on Wednesday. Photograph: Roy Liu/Bloomberg

Hong Kong police fired water cannon, tear gas, rubber bullets and pepper spray on Wednesday and arrested more than 300 demonstrators. At least nine o(...)

The then US national security adviser John Bolton stands alongside Donald Trump as he speaks during a meeting  in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington DC in May  2018. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

US president Donald Trump was willing to halt criminal investigations to “give personal favors to dictators he liked”, according to a new book written(...)

A hydroalcoholic gel distributor is pictured in a metro station, on May 15th in Toulouse, France as France. Photograph: Lionel Bonaventure/AFP via Getty

The global death toll from Covid-19 has passed 300,000, with nearly 4.5 million people infected. According to data collected by Johns Hopkins Universi(...)

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