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BP to sign $20 billion gas supply contract with China

British energy giant BP will sign a long-term deal with Chinese state-owned peer CNOOC in London on Tuesday to supply China with liquefied natural gas, BP chief executive Bob Dudley said. The LNG deal, worth around $20 billion (14.75 billion euros)……

China ‘builds school’ on disputed South China Sea island

China has begun building a school on the contested Paracel islands, state media reported, as the Asian giant further asserts its claims in escalating territorial disputes in the South China Sea. The school on Chinese-held Sansha or Woody Island will……

China to try unknown number of suspects for Tiananmen Square ‘terrorist’ attack

China tries Tiananmen vehicle attack suspects (via AFP) Suspects involved in a fiery vehicle attack last year at Beijing’s Tiananmen Square stood trial Friday, a court said, as China pursues a crackdown on violence linked to its restive Xinjiang region. Authorities say three ethnic Uighurs from Xinjiang…  …

‘Undeniable’ report accuses another Chinese military unit of hacking

By Joseph Menn SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A private U.S. cybersecurity company on Monday accused a unit of China’s military of conducting far-reaching hacking operations to advance the country’s satellite and aerospace programs. Security company CrowdStrike said Shanghai-based unit 61486 of the People’s Liberation Army 12th bureau has attacked networks…

A look at the Chinese technology companies poised to dominate the world

As we walked into Huawei’s offices in Shenzhen, southern China, our English guide paused a moment. “When the FT came here, they wrote a story about how there were beds under the desks and this meant that everyone must be working incredibly long hours,” he said. “Quite wrong.” As we…

China’s vast censorship machine to wipe Tiananmen crackdown from popular memory

China seeks to wipe Tiananmen from popular memory (via AFP) China’s vast censorship machine does its utmost to wipe the slightest reference to the Tiananmen crackdown from books, television and the Internet, scrubbing the issue from public discussion and even from the minds of its younger generation. In an example……

U.S. accuses China of ‘destabilizing’ acts in South China Sea

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel warned Beijing Saturday against "destabilising actions" in the South China Sea, and backed its regional rival Japan's plans to take on a more muscular security role in Asia. Stressing US commitments to allies and friends……

China: U.S. cyber spying accusations ‘made up’

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s Foreign Ministry issued a strongly-worded statement on Monday, saying a U.S. grand jury indictment of five Chinese military officials was “made up” and would “damage Sino-American cooperation and mutual trust”. “The Chinese government’s stance on the issue of Internet security is consistent and clear,” said the…

Objects that fell from sky were space debris from rocket or satellite, China says

Objects that crashed to the ground in China have been identified as space debris, state media reported, after a Russian rocket carrying a communications satellite fell back to Earth minutes after lift-off. Qiqihar city in the northeastern province of Heilongjiang, which borders Russia’s far east, reported that several objects appeared…

China evacuates 3,000 nationals from Vietnam over unrest

China has evacuated more than 3,000 of its nationals from Vietnam following deadly anti-Chinese violence, state media said Sunday, as Vietnamese authorities clamped down to prevent any further unrest threatening vital foreign investment. Xinhua news……

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