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Kirsty Needham is China Correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age.

China hits out at US, Canada after reports of extradition request for Huawei exec
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China hits out at US, Canada after reports of extradition request for Huawei exec

China has called Meng Wanzhou’s arrest “an abuse of the extradition agreement” after reports the US will formally lodge an extradition request with Canada.

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Xi warns Chinese officials to prepare for 'black swan' event

Xi warns Chinese officials to prepare for 'black swan' event

The leaders of China's provinces and government ministers were told by Xi Jinping the Chinese economy was in good shape but facing “new and worrisome developments”.

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China's gene-edited babies are real, and one more is on the way

China's gene-edited babies are real, and one more is on the way

A second Chinese woman is pregnant with a "gene-edited" baby and is being medically supervised by local authorities, a Chinese government investigation has revealed.

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US trade war takes its toll as China growth rate slips

US trade war takes its toll as China growth rate slips

Chinese growth fell to 6.4 per cent in the December quarter and analysts say the government may have to resort to more economic stimulus.

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Red moon rising: China's mission to the far side

Red moon rising: China's mission to the far side

The Western world will watch a red moon rise on Sunday night.

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'Strange': China lashes Australia over drug death penalty criticism

'Strange': China lashes Australia over drug death penalty criticism

China has hit back at Australian criticism of the death sentence handed to a Canadian man for the attempted smuggling of 200 kilograms of methamphetamine.

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Huawei founder says Trump is 'a great president', denies firm spies for China

Huawei founder says Trump is 'a great president', denies firm spies for China

The founder of Chinese telecommunications company Huawei, Ren Zhengfei, has said he puts business first, and would “definitely say no” to a request to spy.

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China hands death penalty to Canadian drug smuggler in retrial

China hands death penalty to Canadian drug smuggler in retrial

A Chinese court has sentenced a Canadian man to death after he was convicted of involvement in a drug ring that attempted to send 200 kilograms of methamphetamine to Australia.

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China offers NASA use of moon mission probe

China offers NASA use of moon mission probe

The designer of China's lunar space exploration program has granted an unusual request for space cooperation made by NASA scientists.

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Chinese telco Huawei sacks accused  'spy' detained in Poland

Chinese telco Huawei sacks accused 'spy' detained in Poland

Huawei's move to distance the company from the actions of Wang Weijing contrasts with its support for chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou on bail in Canada

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First world problems are only half the story in China

First world problems are only half the story in China

The unexpected friendliness of some of China's rural poor contrasts with the self-absorption of some of the recently enriched, urban millennials.

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