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Chinese protesters-‘Xi Jinping, step down’

Protests in China against government’s strict Covid measures have intensified, with some people publicly venting their anger at the Communist Party leaders. Thousands of protesters have turned out in Shanghai, where people bundled into police cars have been seen. Students have also demonstrated at universities in Beijing and Nanjing. The latest unrest follows a protest […]

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China’s Xi confronts Trudeau over media leak

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday criticised Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in person over alleged leaks of their closed-door meeting at the G20 summit, a rare public display of annoyance by the Chinese leader. In video footage published by Canadian broadcasters, Xi and Trudeau can be seen standing close to each other and conversing […]

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Xi Jinping Suggests China Could Invade Taiwan

In a major speech, President Xi Jinping has said China would “never promise to renounce the use of force” against Taiwan—prompting applause from delegates. “We will continue to strive for peaceful reunification,” Xi said as the Chinese Communist Party’s 20th National Congress kicked off in Beijing. “But we will never promise to renounce the use […]

Taiwan millitary drills empower China

The hardliners in the upper echelons of the Chinese Communist Party would probably be quite happy with where Nancy Pelosi’s visit has left them. Ms Pelosi gave them a window and they used it. A series of more extreme military measures around Taiwan have now been thrust into the realm of “acceptability”. These moves – […]