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China to set up new agency to tackle graft

BEIJING — China will set up a new anti-corruption bureau under its top prosecutor, a senior official said, in an attempt to streamline an aggressive campaign against graft.

China passes new counterespionage law

BEIJING — Chinese President Xi Jinping has signed a new Counterespionage Law, replacing the 1993 National Security Law with an updated set of rules that will more closely target...

Ebola expert says China at risk, seeks Japan aid

Ebola expert says China at risk, seeks Japan aid

TOKYO — A scientist who helped to discover the Ebola virus says he is concerned that the disease could spread to China given the large numbers of Chinese workers travelling to...

HK lawmaker fired for breaking ranks with China

HK lawmaker fired for breaking ranks with China

HONG KONG — The leader of Hong Kong’s Liberal Party said he would resign yesterday, only hours after China’s top parliamentary advisory body expelled him for calling on the city...

HK protesters on edge as police crack down online

HK protesters on edge as police crack down online

HONG KONG — At 6.49am on Oct 17, not long after the police completed a pre-dawn operation to clear a protest camp in Hong Kong’s Mong Kok neighbourhood, someone posted a call to...

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