China defers New Zealand tourism event amid concerns of a diplomatic rift

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – China has postponed a major tourism campaign in New Zealand days before its launch and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s visit to Beijing has been further delayed as concerns mount of strained ties over China’s growing influence in the Pacific. Ardern on Tuesday acknowledged there were ‘complexities’ in the relationship with China, but dismissed concerns of a rift […]

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China hacked Norway's Visma to steal client secrets: investigators

LONDON (Reuters) – Hackers working on behalf of Chinese intelligence breached the network of Norwegian software firm Visma to steal secrets from its clients, cyber security researchers said, in what a company executive described as a potentially catastrophic attack. The attack was part of what Western countries said in December is a global hacking campaign by China’s Ministry of State […]

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Australia revokes visa of prominent Chinese businessman: report

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia has revoked the residence visa of a prominent Chinese businessman and political donor who has in the past been linked to a row about the promotion of Chinese interests, the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper reported on Wednesday. Huang Xiangmo is unable to return to his Sydney home after the government rejected his application for citizenship and […]

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China sparks war fear after sending chilling New Year message to Taiwan warning 'our eagles are flying' over images of military jets

The propaganda film released by Beijing as a token of "goodwill" to the people of the island nation and features images of fighter jets and bombers as a reminder of the increasing threat from China. Posted to Weibo, China's version of Twitter, the three and a half minute long video titled My Fighting Eagles Fly Around Formosa, an old name […]

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China welcomes Lunar New Year with lantern shows, dragon dances

China welcomes Lunar New Year with colourful lantern shows, traditional dragon dances with molten iron and dazzling charcoal-spinning performances Cities across China are ushering in the Year of the Pig with lavish celebrations Spring Festival is a time for people to return to hometowns and be with families People gather for dinners, exchange red packets of money and light firecrackers […]

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Foxconn denies report of display panel production delay in Guangzhou

(Reuters) – Foxconn Technology Group said on Thursday that its display panel project in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou was on schedule after a media report said that the company will delay production. “Our Guangzhou project is on schedule. Next month we will commemorate the installation of the first Exposure System in Guangzhou”, the company told Reuters in an […]

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Hong Kong: Protesters call for democratic reform

Demonstrations in the streets of Hong Kong are calling for their government to resist pressures from mainland China to clamp down on democracy. Thousands of people have marched in Hong Kong to express their frustration at what they say is China’s tightening grip on the territory. Democracy activists have been jailed, laws are about to change to allow the government […]

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