BEIJING, Dec 1 – China has given around 400 billion yuan ($58.01 billion) in development aid to 166 countries and international organisations over the past six decades, the government said on Thursday, less than the European Union and its members gave for just last year. China only began offering details of its foreign aid, which
By Ellen Francis BEIRUT, Nov 2 – When Uli Sigg began looking for contemporary art in China nearly three decades ago, he was surprised nobody was collecting it systematically. So he decided to do it himself. The Chinese Lives of Uli Sigg, a documentary to be screened alongside 44 others at this month’s Beirut Art
By Denis Dyomkin BEIJING, June 25 – Russia and China sealed a raft of energy deals during President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Beijing on Saturday, strengthening economic ties while pledging to preserve the strategic balance of power among nations. The deals involve the sale of stakes in a number of Russian projects to Chinese firms,
By Estelle Shirbon LONDON, May 11 – Queen Elizabeth has been caught on camera saying Chinese officials were “very rude” to the British ambassador during a state visit to Britain by President Xi Jinping last year. She made the comments at a garden party at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday, the same day that Britain’s prime
By Yimou Lee and James Pomfret HONG KONG, Jan 24 – The wife of one of five missing Hong Kong booksellers said she met with her husband in China, according to a statement released by the Hong Kong police on Sunday amid growing diplomatic pressure on Chinese authorities to clarify the fate of the men.
BEIJING, Dec 21 – China‘s controversial anti-terrorism law could be passed as soon as the end of this month, state news agency Xinhua said on Monday, legislation that has drawn concern in Western capitals for its cyber provisions. The draft law, which could require technology firms to install “backdoors” in products or hand over sensitive
BEIJING, Nov. 16 – The struggle against Islamist militants in China’s violence-prone far western region of Xinjiang should become an “important part” of the world’s war on terror, China’s foreign minister said, following the attacks in Paris. Hundreds of people have died in unrest in Xinjiang, home to the mostly Muslim Uighur people, and other