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Drivers flee massive sandstorm in north-west China

Video shows a fast-moving wall of sand turning the sky yellow as drivers flee the billowing clouds.
Three cars speed down a desert road away from a gigantic desert sandstorm.

Massive sandstorm hits China's Qinghai province

Footage has emerged of a sandstorm that reportedly chased motorists for more than 100 kilometres across the Haixi region of Qinghai province.
Duration: 1 minute 30 seconds

Chinese government critic arrested in London

Australian activist Drew Pavlou has been arrested and detained in London just 20 minutes into a protest outside the Chinese embassy after authorities alleged he had emailed a bomb threat.
Duration: 1 minute 34 seconds

Top US general calls China 'noticeably more aggressive' as Beijing says South China Sea is not a 'fighting arena'

The Chinese military has become significantly more aggressive and dangerous over the past five years, a top US military officer says while visiting Indonesia as part of a trip to the Indo-Pacific.
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U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff talks to the media after his meeting with Indonesian Armed Forces

China's Heavenly Palace grows with launch of new space station module

The 23-tonne laboratory module was launched on Sunday and docked at the Tiangong space station, where it will be used for scientific experiments. 
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China launches second space station module Wentian

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China has launched the second of the three modules required to complete its permanent space station by the year's end.
Duration: 50 seconds

ASX flat, EML plunges 22pc while Flight Centre jumps on upbeat forecast

By business reporter Samuel Yang and wires
Australian shares struggle for momentum as gains in miners on the back of firm commodity prices counter losses in technology and financial stocks.
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A man and woman, with their baby in a pram, looking at the ASX stock market boards in Sydney.

Chinese court rules against single Beijing woman who wanted to freeze eggs

A Chinese court has overruled a rare legal challenge brought by an unmarried Beijing woman who was refused access to egg-freezing services by a hospital.
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Australian China critic detained in UK over alleged bomb threat

By Conor McCann and staff
Drew Pavlou says he was kept in custody overnight by British police and held incommunicado over allegations he had emailed a bomb threat to the Chinese embassy before a protest in London.
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A man holds up a poster during a speech by the Chinese ambassador

Key ingredient of cattle feed supplements set to be mined locally

Is the cattle industry's multi-million-dollar reliance on imported phosphorus about to change? 
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Cows near a feed supplement bag

China loses two important river species to water traffic, pollution and over-fishing

One of the world's oldest vertebrates, the Yangtze sturgeon, had existed in the wild for more than 200 million years. But now it's extinct, thanks to water traffic, pollution and over-fishing, say conservationists.
A dead Yangtze sturgeon being pulled up on a boat.

Here's what some experts think China's economic woes could mean for Australians

By Dong Xing and staff 
From a banking crisis to property market slumps, China's economy is under stress and the country also recently recorded its lowest quarterly growth rate figure since 1990. What might those challenges mean for Australians?
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China’s Didi Global fined $1.7 billion for data violations

China's cybersecurity regulator has fined ride-share company Didi 8 billion yuan ($1.7 billion), ending a probe that forced it to delist from the New York Stock Exchange after a year in operation, sending foreign investors a warning about China's tech sector.
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'China won't let up': Beijing ramps up campaign against AUKUS nuclear submarine deal

By foreign affairs reporter Stephen Dziedzic
A new report out of Beijing declares the AUKUS nuclear submarine project is a grave risk to non-proliferation and warns that Australia may be intent on developing nuclear weapons.
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China's plan to leverage Australian iron ore

China's government has established a new minerals giant that will purchase iron ore from abroad on behalf of Chinese steel producers — a move seen as an attempt to gain long-term leverage in price negotiations with Australian exporters.
Duration: 3 minutes 26 seconds

China establishes new minerals giant to gain leverage on Australian exporters

By East Asia correspondent Bill Birtles
China's government has established a new minerals giant that will purchase iron ore from abroad on behalf of Chinese steel producers — a move seen as an attempt to gain long-term leverage in price negotiations with Australian exporters.
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China warns US over Pelosi visit to Taiwan

Officials in Beijing say they will take "forceful measures" if US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi visits Taiwan.
Duration: 1 minute 33 seconds

Is China ready for the UFC?

The UFC is among the world's most-watched sporting leagues — but is China, the home of martial arts and the birthplace of Kung Fu, ready for it?
Duration: 5 minutes 49 seconds

Chinese citizens angry over 'slanted eyed' models

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Chinese and Western brands have been criticised for ignoring China's beauty standards and accused of depicting women as "ugly".
Duration: 6 minutes 2 seconds

ASX jumps on boost from resources and banking stocks, Wall Street sharply higher on strong corporate earnings

By business reporter Samuel Yang and wires
Australian shares are heading for their best day in weeks, with resources stocks jumping on worries over a supply crunch and banks advancing on expectations higher interest rates will boost profits.
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A woman and a man look at the Australian Security Exchange boards in Sydney

When parks and gyms were closed during COVID lockdown, women in Beijing took up a new sport on the city's streets

Surfskating is becoming increasingly popular among women in China after COVID lockdowns. 
A woman rides a skateboard down a street and people watch while sitting on the curb.

analysis: Australia is facing a hard reality when it comes to China's influence

By Richard Maude and Dominique Fraser
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese comes to power at a decisive moment for South-East Asia, a decade that likely will determine if the region's ceaseless quest for strategic autonomy is sustainable as China's influence grows and competition with the United States intensifies.
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China warns of 'forceful measures' if Nancy Pelosi visits Taiwan

The Chinese Foreign Ministry says any visit by Ms Pelosi would "seriously undermine China's sovereignty and territorial integrity".
Nancy Pelosi in a pink jacket

Chinese officials apologise for breaking into 84 homes to check for hidden close contacts

Homes in an apartment complex in Guangzhou city's Liwan district are opened to find any close contacts hiding inside and to disinfect the premises, state media reports. District officials have apologised for "oversimplified and violent" behaviour. 
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Footage shows Hurstville councillors accompanied by escorts in China

Footage has emerged of several Hurstville councillors being accompanied by escorts in China
Duration: 37 seconds