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Past articles by Laura:

Kept apart by coronavirus, courier husband delivers message of love to nurse wife

How work and duty keep Shaanxi couple apart on their wedding anniversary but a simple sign crosses distance between them. → Read More

Coronavirus puts a bump in China’s belt and road investment plan

Major projects under Beijing’s multibillion-dollar infrastructure development scheme held up as Chinese workers face obstacles getting back into Pakistan, Bangladesh. → Read More

Coronavirus: thousands left Wuhan for Hong Kong, Bangkok, Singapore or Tokyo before lockdown

4,000 people from Wuhan remain outside mainland China – but more people had travelled only as far as neighbouring Henan province in the days before the city’s lockdown. → Read More

China sends hundreds of military medics to Wuhan coronavirus front line

In all, 450 specialists from armed forces sent in to epicentre to relieve hospital staff stretched by overwhelming caseload. → Read More

China and Myanmar’s growing closeness could help forge united front against international critics

Both sides are expected to support each other in areas such as the Rohingya crisis and Xinjiang following Xi Jinping’s visit. → Read More

China starts work on US$97 million, 10,700 tonne civilian patrol vessel – its biggest ever

Ship commissioned by Guangdong Maritime Safety Administration expected to go to sea in September next year. → Read More

Be vigilant, Chinese embassy in Jakarta says as fishing row adds to anti-Beijing sentiment

Jakarta sent vessels to defend its waters after entry by Chinese fishing boats and coastguard ships, with tensions already high after protests over China’s detention of Muslim minorities. → Read More

Marco Rubio urges US Congress to pass Uygur bill to counter China’s crackdown in Xinjiang

Republican senator says human rights issues should not be overlooked for the trade deal or ‘intermingled’ with geopolitical issues. → Read More

Where? When? How? China and United States at odds over right place and time for next Xi-Trump summit

Beijing has suggested the next China-US summit take place on the tropical Chinese island of Hainan next month, following suggestions from the White House that US President Donald Trump is eager to meet with his counterpart, Xi Jinping, sooner than later.... → Read More

China Coast Guard heads to front line to enforce Beijing’s South China Sea claims

China is expected to use its coastguard fleet to shore up its paramilitary presence in the disputed South China Sea, using the personnel to strengthen law enforcement and even deter activities by other claimants, analysts said.... → Read More

US shift on South China Sea ‘grey zone’ aggression signals stronger response ahead

The United States is expected to take more planned and pre-emptive measures in response to China’s “grey zone tactics” in the Asia-Pacific region, according to analysts from the US and Australia.... → Read More

South China Sea: Trump military adviser calls for firmer rules to stop near misses

Admiral John Richardson says US and PLA warships need to keep their distance in disputed waters and avoid action that would escalate into full-blown clashes → Read More

Chinese state-owned broadcaster registers with US as foreign agent under anti-propaganda law

A Chinese state-owned news network has registered as a foreign agent with the US government after pressure from the US Department of Justice, according to official documents.... → Read More

Chinese internet users jump on Justin Trudeau’s Lunar New Year message to chide Canadian PM over Huawei

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Lunar New Year message on social media met with a mixed reaction from Chinese internet users, some of whom used it as an opportunity to air their feelings about Canada’s troubled relations with China and its part in an extradition row involving the US.... → Read More

China opposes US withdrawal from nuclear arms treaty with Russia, calls for negotiation

Beijing says pact is of ‘great significance … in enhancing international and regional peace’ and urges Washington and Moscow to ‘properly deal with disputes through constructive dialogue’ → Read More

US and China may seek to extend trade war truce before Donald Trump and Xi Jinping meet to finalise deal

The latest trade talks between the Chinese and Americas have raised expectations that the two sides will try to extend their tariff truce or even start reducing tariffs. ... → Read More

A show of support? White House map of China that omitted Taiwan catches the eye of island’s internet

John Bolton and Steven Mnuchin were discussing Venezuela, but in Taiwan they were focused on another detail → Read More

China and US face two more rounds of talks if they want to end trade war before March 1 deadline

China and the United States are expected to hold one or two more rounds of trade talks to map out a plan to end to their tariff war before the March 1 deadline, according to a diplomatic source and observers.... → Read More

China offers olive branch to Australian defence minister Christopher Pyne

China is seeking to push a closer military bond with Australia amid its escalating rivalry with the US in Asia-Pacific, especially in the South China Sea.... → Read More

Beijing tells Washington to abide by ‘one-China’ principle after US Navy’s Taiwan passage

The Chinese foreign ministry on Friday urged Washington to abide by its “one China” principle after two US warships passed through the Taiwan Strait the previous day.... → Read More