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China’s Xi Jinping Takes Third Term as President With Eye on U.S.

Chinese leader will formally become longest serving head of state since 1949, as tensions build with Washington

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Spy balloon part of a broader Chinese military surveillance operation, US intel sources say

The link to the broader surveillance program, which was uncovered before the latest balloon was spotted last week, was first reported by the Washington Post.

New Zealand picks replacement PM

The ruling Labour Party’s next leader is Covid-19 response minister Chris Hipkins

China’s Population Declined in 2022 for First Time in Decades

Latest figures revive question of whether India is already more populous

Nepal mourns victims of worst air disaster in decades

Nepalis are observing a day of mourning for victims of the country's worst air disaster for some three decades.

Covid: France to require negative tests for arrivals from China, government says

rance will require that travellers arriving from China provide a negative Covid-19 test result less than 48 hours old before departure, the health ministry said in a statement on Friday.


Taiwan to Extend Mandatory Military Service in Face of Chinese Pressure

President Tsai Ing-wen says decision was extremely difficult

China calls US a ‘direct threat’ to the world

Washington is making up excuses to preserve its “hegemony,” Beijing said

South Koreans are about to get a year or two younger, thanks to a new law

The law passed Thursday will standardize the use of international age across all “judicial and administrative areas,” according to the parliament website and documents related to the bill.

China announces rollback of strict anti-COVID-19 measures that sparked historic protests

Public anger with restrictions appears to have swayed health officials

Indonesia passes criminal code banning sex outside marriage

Indonesia's parliament has approved a new criminal code that bans anyone in the country from having extramarital sex and restricts political freedoms.

​Xi backs down as China lockdown riots rage ​

China has made a concession after a deadly fire in the city blamed on virus controls sparked protests across the country.

Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen quits as party chair after local elections

Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen has resigned as head of the governing Democratic Progressive Party after its poor showing in local elections.

Huge threat to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s regime after missile barrage

North Korea’s terrifying recent acts of aggression have left the world on edge – but it could come back to bite dictator Kim Jong-un.

​‘Effectively an invasion’: Korea’s warning ​

North Korea has angered South Korea today with what has been described as “effectively a territorial invasion”.

China’s Xi Jinping Claims Third Term as Communist Party Leader

Top leadership dominated by Xi allies and protégés, with no clear successor

Hu Jintao: The mysterious exit of China's former leader from party congress

Footage of China's former leader, Hu Jintao, being asked to leave the stage at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing during the Communist Party Congress is drawing global attention as people try to work out what has just happened.

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