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Nato designates China as a "systemic" challenge

Nato designates China as a "systemic" challenge

Nato will confront China's military ambitions for the first time and designate Beijing as presenting "systemic challenges", according to a copy of a summit communique seen by Reuters and set for release later on Monday.

China to offer Covid-19 vaccine to children as young as three

China to offer Covid-19 vaccine to children as young as three

China has approved the emergency use of a Covid-19 vaccine for those as young as three, the drugmaker confirmed Tuesday, making it the first country to offer jabs to young children.

Malaysia says Chinese military planes came close to violating airspace

Malaysia says Chinese military planes came close to violating airspace

Malaysia's air force on Tuesday said 16 Chinese military transport planes had come close to violating Malaysian airspace, after they were detected conducting "suspicious" activity over the South China Sea.

Tianzhou-2 cargo spacecraft docks with China's space station module

Tianzhou-2 cargo spacecraft docks with China's space station module

China's cargo spacecraft, carrying supplies, equipment and propellant, docked with the space station's key module Tianhe on Sunday, the official news agency Xinhua reported.

Two tigers gunned down in China's latest escaped-cat blunder

Two tigers gunned down in China's latest escaped-cat blunder

Two escaped tigers killed their keeper in China and were shot dead, state media reported, in the latest incident underlining the country's chaotic handling of dangerous animals.

China's Zhurong rover makes history with Mars landing

China's Zhurong rover makes history with Mars landing

China's Zhurong rover touched down on Mars early Saturday, state media reported, a triumph for Beijing's increasingly bold space ambitions and a history-making feat for a nation on its first-ever Martian mission.

Chinese hunt for escaped leopard dangles chickens as bait

Chinese hunt for escaped leopard dangles chickens as bait

Residents in a Chinese city were warned to stay indoors as authorities released flocks of chickens as bait to track down a leopard that escaped from a safari park, state media reported Tuesday.

China demographic crisis looms as population growth slips to lowest ever

China demographic crisis looms as population growth slips to lowest ever

China's population grew at its slowest since the 1950s as births declined, sowing doubt over Beijing's ability to power its economy as it succumbs to the same ageing trends afflicting developed nations like Japan.

Oil tanker A Symphony crashes outside China's Qingdao port, spills oil

Oil tanker A Symphony crashes outside China's Qingdao port, spills oil

China's Shandong Maritime Safety Administration said on Tuesday that the tanker A Symphony, carrying around 1 million barrels of oil, has spilled oil in the Yellow Sea.

Oscars giving a nod to Arab female filmmakers over the years

Oscars giving a nod to Arab female filmmakers over the years

At the inaugural ceremony in 1929 of the Academy Awards, the best director nominees for the Academy Award of Merit were all male. Lina Wertmüller was the first female director to be nominated, 48 years later.

Qatar Airways Cargo transports 390,000 vaccine doses from China to Lebanon, Jordan

Qatar Airways Cargo transports 390,000 vaccine doses from China to Lebanon, Jordan

A batch of 200,000 doses of Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine was transported from China to Lebanon and Jordan on Qatar Airways Cargo flights.

China recovery well under way, but new growth drivers needed: QNB

China recovery well under way, but new growth drivers needed: QNB

China is proving yet again that its economy is extremely resilient to exogenous shocks, QNB said and noted the recovery is now well under way and GDP is expected to grow by 8.6% this year.