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Past articles by Catherine:

Coronavirus: China thanks Japan for ‘heart-warming’ support after lashing out at US

Foreign ministry spokeswoman says she was ‘deeply touched’ by the country’s sympathy, understanding and donations. → Read More

Chinese military can be deployed at Hong Kong’s request to contain protests, Beijing says

Business Insider - “Some behaviour of the radical protesters is challenging the authority of the central government and the bottom line of one country, two systems. This is intolerable.”. Read more at → 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

Think smarter and carry a bigger stick in Asia, China-watchers urge US President Donald Trump’s administration

Group of analysts and former US officials call on America to turn its attention to developing the technology of the future and building international alliances to address China’s rise → Read More

China upset as India’s Narendra Modi lays foundation stone for new airport in Arunachal Pradesh

China has expressed its opposition to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Arunachal Pradesh, a disputed region on the border between the two countries, where he laid the foundation stone for a new airport.... → Read More

‘Still chance of a breakthrough’ in China-US trade war even if Donald Trump holds off on talks with Xi Jinping

Chinese and American officials meeting in Beijing next week might be able to hammer out an agreement in principle to stave off tariff rises, observers say → Read More

Why China feels it has little to gain from linking Huawei case to latest US trade war talks

China and the US are trying to keep their complicated trade disputes separate from the charges levelled against China’s telecommunications giant Huawei, observers said on Tuesday ahead of the latest round of talks.... → Read More

Young Americans seen as ‘future of China-US relations’ as scholars reflect on soft power

With the US dominating in the soft power stakes, China should focus on young Americans who take a more positive view of the country to improve cultural ties, according to scholars and officials.... → Read More

Chinese detention of Canadians unites experts from 19 countries in call for their release

A group of 143 scholars and former diplomats have signed an open letter to Chinese President Xi Jinping demanding the release of two Canadian citizens amid an intensifying diplomatic spat between Beijing and Ottawa.... → Read More

China’s Vice-Premier Liu He accepts invitation to Washington this month for trade war talks

Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He has accepted an invitation to lead a Chinese delegation to Washington at the end of this month with the purpose of reaching a deal to end the trade war, according to a source who has been briefed on the arrangement.... → Read More

China won’t tolerate interference in Taiwan, military chief warns US

General Li Zuocheng also called for efforts to strengthen trust and communication and manage risks during meeting with US Navy commander Admiral John Richardson in Beijing → Read More

Chinese naval commanders set to focus on Taiwan in meeting with US admiral

Beijing is expected to put the focus on Taiwan in a meeting between senior US and Chinese naval commanders this week that takes place amid growing tensions between the two sides.... → Read More

Donald Trump won’t be at Davos, but trade talks expected to go on without him

US President Donald Trump may have missed a chance to meet Chinese Vice-President Wang Qishan after he pulled out of the World Economic Forum in Davos, but analysts say trade talks between the two sides remain on track.... → Read More

US-China trade war talks end on a positive note, as American delegate says they went ‘just fine’

The extended trade talks between China and the United States in Beijing ended on Wednesday with a member of the American delegation describing the negotiations as “fine”.... → Read More

China’s Chang’e 4 lunar spacecraft poised to touch down on the dark side of the moon

China’s space programme is expected to make history early this morning when its Chang’e 4 lunar spacecraft touches down on the moon’s far side that has never been explored.... → Read More

Chinese and Americans united by the migrant experience find warmth on a cold Beijing night

Trade war tensions were left at the door as 200 people gathered for a cultural exchange with a group of ordinary Americans living in the capital → Read More

Thucydides Trap author says China and US must work together and not end up on path that leads to war

Harvard scholar Graham Allison says China’s rising influence sets it at odds with the US’ notion of itself as a superpower and both need to take a step back → Read More

Can China’s leaders restore confidence to private businesses?

China’s private sector, the driving force behind the country’s economic miracle over the last 40 years, is struggling amid the Chinese government’s campaign to reduce national debt and the trade war with the United States. This is the first story in a series that will detail the challenges private firms face and outline the government’s attempts to address them.... → Read More

Xi Jinping pays tribute to his predecessors, but were any of them invited?

Previous events marking anniversary of China’s reform and opening up have been attended by a line-up of retired state leaders in show of unity – not this year → Read More

Xi Jinping: China to stick to Communist rule and its own path to cope with ‘unimaginable’ perils

China faces “unimaginable” perils and dangers ahead and must rely on Communist Party rule and economic reform to sail through them, Chinese President Xi Jinping said in one of the most watched speeches of his leadership in Beijing on Thursday.... → Read More