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Ant-backed MYbank joins China’s digital yuan pilot

The online bank backed by Alibaba’s fintech giant Ant Group has joined China’s digital yuan pilot program, it said on Monday, as Beijing expands...

Discouraged from travel Chinese go to movies on Lunar New Year

Chinese cinemas racked up record box-office revenues during the week-long Lunar New Year holiday, as coronavirus travel curbs compelled millions to forego visits home...

US ship sails in South China Sea by China-claimed islands

A US Navy warship sailed by islands claimed by China in the South China Sea on Wednesday in a freedom of navigation operation, marking...

France nuclear submarine wades into South China Sea

The French nuclear attack submarine SNA Emeraude recently conducted a patrol in the South China Sea, Defence Minister Florence Parly announced this week, sparking...

BBC World News barred from airing in China

British television channel BBC World News was barred on Friday from airing in China, a week after Britain’s media regulator revoked Chinese state television’s...

Philippines military keen to keep US troop deal: Lorenzana

The Philippines defense apparatus wants to keep a Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the United States, its defense minister said on Thursday, as officials...

Chinese spacecraft enters Mars orbit

A Chinese spacecraft entered Mars orbit on Wednesday on a mission to land a rover and collect data on underground water and possible signs...

China vows action as US warships move into disputed waters in South China Sea

China has promised "necessary action" after two US carrier groups launched joint exercises in the South China Sea, days after a US warship sailed...

Australian journalist held in China for ‘supplying’ state secrets overseas

An Australian journalist who worked as an anchor for Chinese state television has been formally arrested for "illegally supplying state secrets overseas", six months...

China arrests suspects in fake Covid vaccine ring

Chinese police have arrested more than 80 suspected members of a criminal group that was manufacturing and selling fake COVID-19 vaccines, including to other...

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