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Gabriel Crossley

China urges 'certain people' to stop 'politicization' of Peng Shuai situation

Nov 23 2021

BEIJING (Reuters) -China's foreign ministry said on Tuesday that "certain people" should stop the "malicious hyping" and "politicization" of the issue of tennis star Peng Shuai, as foreign governments and organisations continue to raise questions around her wellbeing. | Video

Analysis: In Peng case, a glimpse into the machinery of Beijing's control

Nov 23 2021

BEIJING Tennis star Peng Shuai's sexual assault allegation and its aftermath have brought the realities of China's censorship and secrecy around its leadership to global attention just as Beijing prepares to host the Olympics.

Tennis-China urges 'certain people' to stop 'malicious hyping' of tennis star Peng Shuai

Nov 23 2021

BEIJING, Nov 23 China's foreign ministry said on Tuesday that "certain people" should stop the "malicious hyping" and "politicization" of the issue of tennis star Peng Shuai, as foreign governments and organisations continue to raise questions around her wellbeing.

China walks a tightrope on property clampdown

Nov 18 2021

BEIJING China's property sector, a major driver of economic growth, has weakened sharply this year as Beijing cracks down on speculators and indebted developers in a broad push to ease financial risks, with prices of new homes down for the first time in six years.

Olympics: Wary hopes in Beijing over China hockey team's Olympic chances

Nov 17 2021

BEIJING Amid concerns that China's men's hockey players are not good enough to compete on home ice in next year's Winter Games, veteran amateur players in Beijing are bracing for a rough ride but still hope they can see the team in action. | Video

China condemns 'money worship', corruption of reform era in key document

Nov 16 2021

BEIJING China's ruling Communist Party slammed the "money worship", "extreme individualism" and corruption that emerged in the four decades since the country opened up, calling for stronger party leadership and moral discipline in a key resolution released on Tuesday.

Analysis-Hours of talk, but little change after Biden-Xi virtual meeting

Nov 16 2021

By David Brunnstrom, Yew Lun Tian, Michael Martina and Gabriel Crossley

China industrial output, retail sales accelerate but property clouds outlook

Nov 15 2021

BEIJING (Reuters) -China's industrial output and retail sales grew more quickly than expected in October, despite fresh curbs to control COVID-19 outbreaks and supply shortages, but the slowing property sector weighed on the economic outlook.

Beijing Olympics promises beer, shopping inside Games bubble

Nov 09 2021

BEIJING Organisers of the Beijing Winter Olympics sought to assure participants on Tuesday that the February event would operate nearly as normal, with vendors selling souvenirs, foreign cuisines and beer at venues - but all inside a self-contained bubble.

China's Xi to cement authority, legacy in Communist Party resolution

Nov 02 2021

BEIJING Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to push through an historical resolution at a key Communist Party gathering next week, cementing his authority and legacy and strengthening his case for a precedent-breaking third term starting next year.

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