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China’s Uber has plans to take on the rest of the world

You’ve probably already heard of China’s Didi Chuxing. It’s the ride-hailing firm best known for driving Uber off China’s streets. It is now also the world’s largest ride-hailing app, and with its worth currently at $56bn (£39.4bn), it is also the world’s most valuable start-up. But how much do you …

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Trump threatens further $100bn in tariffs against China

US President Donald Trump has instructed officials to consider a further $100bn (£71.3bn) of tariffs against China, in an escalation of a tense trade stand-off. These would be in addition to the $50bn worth of US tariffs already proposed on hundreds of Chinese imports. China’s Ministry of Commerce responded, saying …

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South China Sea: Xi Jinping attends massive naval display

China’s leader Xi Jinping has attended a massive naval display in the disputed South China Sea. Speaking from an undisclosed location, Mr Xi said the need for a strong navy had “never been more pressing”. More than 10,000 naval officers, 76 fighter jets and a flotilla of 48 ships and …

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Tibet group thanks Sweden in ‘Chinese spy’ case

A Tibetan leader says she hopes other countries will follow Sweden’s example by prosecuting alleged spies who give China information on exiled Tibetans. On Wednesday, Sweden charged a Tibetan man, Dorjee Gyantsan, with espionage. China allegedly paid him for personal information about fellow Tibetans. Tibetan community leader Jamyang Choedon said …

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Chinese man caught by facial recognition at pop concert

Chinese police have used facial recognition technology to locate and arrest a man who was among a crowd of 60,000 concert goers. The suspect, who has been identified only as Mr Ao, was attending a concert by pop star Jacky Cheung in Nanchang city last weekend when he was caught. …

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Why China has fallen in love with a baby radish monster

Huba, cat-sized, resembling a radish with four arms and pointy ears, is the star of China’s biggest local film to date. The green-haired creature is the main character of Monster Hunt, which has swept the box office since it opened on 16 June. The plot is, well, unconventional and yet …

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Not a trade ‘war’ but a trade ‘dance’

President Trump has tweeted the US is “not in a trade war with China”. The Chinese say they don’t want a trade war either. But both sides don’t appear to be backing down from their list of demands. So if it’s not a trade war – is this a trade …

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