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Clifford Coonan

Irish Times


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Past articles by Clifford:

China targets dark side of the moon with space probe

Beijing eyes lunar destination where no one has gone before with Chang’e 4 spacecraft → Read More

Google planning return to China with ‘censored’ search engine – reports

Internet giant left China eight years ago over censorship concerns → Read More

China’s Xi hails Karl Marx’s ‘brilliant light of truth’

President says philosopher’s theory still holds true on 200th anniversary → Read More

North and South Korea leaders agree to work towards peace

Kim Jung-un and Moon Jae-in sign joint statement and embrace after historic talks → Read More

US and North Korea ‘holding secret talks’ ahead of meeting

CIA chief Mike Pompeo is leading preparations, CNN reports → Read More

‘No surrender’ in US trade war, says China

Door remains open for dialogue but China prepared to dig in → Read More

China’s Xi lays out firm nationalist agenda as parliament ends

President Xi Jinping says China has ‘a strong determination to take our place in the world’ → Read More

China wants pragmatic Brexit negotiations, says Coveney

Minister for Foreign Affairs meets counterpart during St Patrick’s Day trip to Beijing → Read More

Simon Coveney expects beef exports to China by summer

Tánaiste hails strength of China-Ireland business ties during visit to Beijing → Read More

Xi Jinping the focus as China’s annual parliament gathers

National People’s Congress to give indication as to China’s future direction and policy → Read More

North Korea stages military parade ahead of Winter Olympics

Seoul and Pyongyang play down significance of relatively low-key military display → Read More

China’s WeChat app uses N-word to translate ‘black foreigner’

Artificial intelligence glitch blamed for error, the latest in series of racial incidents in China → Read More

US air force flies two strategic bombers over Korean Peninsula

B-1B bombers conduct live firing drill with South Korean fighter jets → Read More

North Korea ridicules Trump’s threat as ‘sound of a dog barking’

Foreign minister says he ‘feels sorry’ for US president’s aides after fiery UN speech → Read More

Trump and Kim ‘can understand each other’, says leading expert

François Godement believes solution will be difficult and sanctions an imperfect response → Read More

Fishing boats and tourists meet at heart of North Korean nuclear crisis

Poor North Koreans on the Chinese border contrast with leadership’s powerful image → Read More

Kim Jong-un: ‘He’s rational, not crazy’

North Korea’s leader is an easy target for jokes but calling him mad underestimates him → Read More

Controversy as Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo’s ashes scattered at sea

China says his wife Liu Xia is ‘free’ but her friends are worried for her safety → Read More

Liu Xiaobo profile: Freedom of expression a fundamental right

‘To strangle freedom of speech is to trample on human rights, stifle humanity, suppress truth’ → Read More

Jailed Chinese Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo dies

News of democracy proponent’s death prompts rage online among rights activists → Read More