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Recent articles by Liu:

China bans flying national flag upside down, China News

China will amend its law on the national flag to ban people from flying it upside down. The top legislative body, the National People’s Congress Standing Committee, reviewed draft amendments to the flag law on Saturday, in which “hanging the national flag upside down” is specifically named as a way of “damaging the dignity” of the flag, state news agency... → Read More

China's first Type 075 amphibious assault ship is one step closer to joining the fleet

The Type 075 amphibious assault ship could improve the Chinese navy's ability to project air and ground forces in small-scale missions. → Read More

China sacks senior police officer over 'absurd' Peace Mantra book, China News

A senior Chinese police officer has been sacked after his book – lauded by local officials as an “ode to peace” – was ridiculed throughout the country. The leadership of the northeastern province of Jilin announced on Friday that He Dian, the second most powerful officer in province’s public security department, had been stripped of his job and his positions... → Read More

Coronavirus may have jumped to humans as early as October, study says, World News

The Covid-19 pandemic might have started as early as October, according to the latest research into the genetic make-up of the coronavirus. The pathogen, formally known as SARS-CoV-2, is thought to have made the jump from initial host to humans some time between October 6 and December 11 last year, according to an article released on Tuesday and set to... → Read More

The English-speaking commander of China’s newest aircraft carrier, the Shandong

Lai Yijun has a major in missiles and a reputation for stepping up when it counts. → Read More

The English-speaking commander of China’s newest aircraft carrier, the Shandong

Lai Yijun has a major in missiles and a reputation for stepping up when it counts. → Read More

China's new supersonic arsenal could give its H-6N bomber force greater reach

China's new supersonic weapons could stretch the maximum strike range of the H-6N bomber to more than 3,700 miles, according to military experts. → Read More

Hong Kong protest row could give Donald Trump another card to play against China – but will he use it?

The controversy over this week’s protests in Hong Kong could become another complication in the already tense relationship between China and the United States if US President Donald Trump brings it up with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping later this month. → Read More

China adds new satellite to its Beidou network to rival US global positioning system

There are now 20 satellites in orbit for the navigation system, which is expected to be completed next year BDS began offering a basic service in December, with priority for the Asia-Pacific region and countries along the belt and road route → Read More

Details of new Chinese aircraft carrier revealed in sea trial footage

Report shows operators standing on the bridge, technicians at control panels and the ski-jump flight deck without any aircraft on board Home-grown warship is not expected to join fleet review marking PLA Navy’s 70th anniversary on Tuesday → Read More

China just finished a month of unannounced drills in the South China Sea to test its wartime command system

Military observers said the exercises indicated the People’s Liberation Army wanted to put its wartime command system to the test and also strengthen its missile defences in the South China Sea. → Read More

US’ Steven Mnuchin upbeat for Beijing trade talks with Liu He – before an unusual photo session

United States Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Thursday he was “looking forward” to trade talks with China as a new round of high-level negotiations started.... → Read More

China targets military training in renewed combat readiness mission

China’s peak military body will deploy inspectors and set up a new oversight system to strengthen military training and the combat readiness of the People’s Liberation Army.... → Read More

Britain urges the West to be ready to flex military muscle in the Pacific

Western powers should be prepared to back their interests with military power just as Britain is prepared to send its new aircraft carrier to the Pacific, British Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said on Monday.... → Read More

Chinese boy, 3, has lucky escape after falling onto high-speed train line

Youngster was posing for photographs with his mother when he stumbled into the gap between bullet train and platform → Read More

Chinese scientists make progress on nuclear submarine communication

China’s nuclear submarines may be stealthier and better able to communicate in the deep ocean after progress was made on key technology, according to state media.... → Read More

Frontier Services Group founder Erik Prince denies knowledge of Xinjiang training base deal

Confusion reigned on Friday over whether a unit of Hong Kong-listed security firm Frontier Services Group – founded by Blackwater’s Erik Prince – had signed a preliminary memorandum to build a training base in China’s far west region of Xinjiang.... → Read More

Why 5G, a battleground for US and China, is also a fight for military supremacy

Apart from its tremendous commercial benefits, 5G – the fifth generation of mobile communication – is revolutionising military and security technology, which is partly why it has become a focal point in the United States’ efforts to contain China’s rise as a tech power and its allegations against Chinese companies.... → Read More

China builds rescue centre on artificial Spratly island in South China Sea

China has added a maritime rescue centre to its facilities on an artificial island in the South China Sea, pressing on with plans to turn the outpost into the biggest logistics hub in the disputed waters.... → Read More

Chinese team arrives in US for trade war talks under shadow of latest Huawei charges

A high-level Chinese trade delegation landed in Washington on Tuesday for a fresh round of talks aimed at ending the trade war, but the US indictment against the telecoms giant Huawei may prove to be an additional stumbling block.... → Read More