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Exclusive: Australian writer detained in Beijing told supporter he was a former Chinese spy

21 Oct 2020

SYDNEY/SHANGHAI Yang Hengjun, an Australian writer detained in Beijing and facing trial for espionage on behalf of a country China hasn't publicly named was a former Chinese spy, according to a confidential letter he wrote to a supporter in 2011.

Chinese journalist targeted in Australian raid calls investigation 'baseless'

30 Sep 2020

BEIJING An Australia-based Chinese journalist whose home was raided as part of an Australian foreign interference investigation in June said the action was unfounded and "baseless", in an account released by Chinese media.

Exclusive: China sharply expands mass labor program in Tibet

22 Sep 2020

BEIJING China is pushing growing numbers of Tibetan rural laborers off the land and into recently built military-style training centers where they are turned into factory workers, mirroring a program in the western Xinjiang region that rights groups have branded coercive labor.

Beijing accuses Australia of harassing Chinese journalists

09 Sep 2020

BEIJING/SYDNEY The Chinese government accused Australia on Wednesday of "blatant irrational behaviour", harassment and violation of the rights of its journalists by searching and seizing items from the homes of four Chinese state media reporters.

Facial recognition and bathtime bookings: How China's universities are reopening

31 Aug 2020

BEIJING As COVID-19 cases in China sink to new lows, the world's largest population of university students is heading back to campus in a migration defined by lockdowns, patriotic education and cutting-edge surveillance equipment. 

China threatens countermeasures as Taiwan prepares for U.S. visit

06 Aug 2020

BEIJING/TAIPEI China on Thursday threatened to take countermeasures over a trip to Taiwan by U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar, as the Chinese-claimed island geared up for its highest-level U.S. official visit in four decades.

Seasonal flu reports hit record lows amid global social distancing

31 Jul 2020

BEIJING Global social distancing rules targeting coronavirus have pushed influenza infection rates to a record low, early figures show, signalling that the measures are having an unprecedented impact on other communicable diseases.

U.S. cybersecurity firm says Beijing-linked hackers target Vatican ahead of talks

29 Jul 2020

BEIJING Hackers linked to the Chinese government have infiltrated Vatican computer networks, including the Roman Catholic Church's Hong Kong-based representative, a U.S. firm that tracks state-backed cyber attacks said on Wednesday . | Video

U.S. cybersecurity firm says Beijing-linked hackers target Vatican ahead of talks

29 Jul 2020

BEIJING, July 29 Hackers linked to the Chinese government have infiltrated Vatican computer networks, including the Roman Catholic Church's Hong Kong-based representative, a U.S. firm that tracks state-backed cyber attacks said on Wednesday .

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