Nato report says China could pose military threat to Europe and US

In a critical assessment by Nato, China has been portrayed as a potential military threat facing not only the US but also Europe, rendering Beijing a test of Nato's collective defence system that binds 30 Western countries.Beijing's repeated promises to rise peacefully into a global superpower were largely ignored in the report outlining the next 10 years of focus for Nato, which is now called upon to “increase capacity to anticipate and react to Chinese activities that undermine allies'…

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US Attorney General William Barr said on Tuesday the Justice Department has not uncovered ...

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Juno star Elliot Page comes out as transgender

Juno star Elliot Page comes out as transgender
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Why the People's Bank of China is unlikely to raise interest rates next year

Why the People's Bank of China is unlikely to raise interest rates next year
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Queen Elizabeth to skip family Christmas over coronavirus fears

Queen Elizabeth to skip family Christmas over coronavirus fears
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The bold ambitions behind China's Chang'e 5 moon mission

The bold ambitions behind China's Chang'e 5 moon mission
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China's latest mission to collect samples from the lunar surface is a milestone for ...

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US lawmakers urged to put ‘reciprocity' at heart of China relationship

US lawmakers urged to put ‘reciprocity' at heart of China relationship
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United States lawmakers should place the principle of “reciprocity” at the heart of all ...

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China's moon mission makes a lunar touchdown, ready for Chang'e 5 to collect rocks and soil

China's moon mission makes a lunar touchdown, ready for Chang'e 5 to collect rocks and soil
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China achieved a major milestone in its ambitious mission to bring home moon rocks, ...

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US-China relations: ex-Australia PM Rudd sees re-engagement but no return to ‘status quo ante'

US-China relations: ex-Australia PM Rudd sees re-engagement but no return to ‘status quo ante'
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Car drives into pedestrians in Germany, causing deaths and multiple injuries

Car drives into pedestrians in Germany, causing deaths and multiple injuries
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At least two people were killed and up to 15 injured on Tuesday when ...

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American study finds signs of coronavirus in US before China outbreak

American study finds signs of coronavirus in US before China outbreak
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The US has added to research from Italy and France that indicates the coronavirus ...

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India plans Brahmaputra dam, after China unveils Tibet hydropower project

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In Indonesia, ‘call to jihad' videos by hardline cleric's fans show threat of rising fundamentalism

In Indonesia, ‘call to jihad' videos by hardline cleric's fans show threat of rising fundamentalism
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Fans of a controversial Indonesian hardline cleric have made videos that changed a verse ...

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China's trade pivot from US could be a boon for South Korea, Japan and Taiwan

China's trade pivot from US could be a boon for South Korea, Japan and Taiwan
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China's effort to cut its reliance on US imports – especially for advanced technologies ...

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Mother in Sweden arrested for locking up son for at least 28 years

Mother in Sweden arrested for locking up son for at least 28 years
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A mother in Sweden has been arrested on suspicion of locking her son inside ...

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Coronavirus India: can bull semen transport network be used for vaccine distribution?

Coronavirus India: can bull semen transport network be used for vaccine distribution?
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India, with the second-largest number of Covid-19 infections in the world, has turned its ...

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Australia and US to take on China and Russia in game-changing hypersonic missiles

Australia and US to take on China and Russia in game-changing hypersonic missiles
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Australia will jointly develop hypersonic cruise missiles with the United States in a bid ...

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Thailand protests: why a royalist went from haircuts featuring king to the three-finger salute

Thailand protests: why a royalist went from haircuts featuring king to the three-finger salute
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Mitree Chitinunda was such a devoted Thai royalist that he had the king's portrait ...

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Corpse-carrying female soldiers break taboos to help tackle Nepal's coronavirus crisis

Corpse-carrying female soldiers break taboos to help tackle Nepal's coronavirus crisis
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Four women wearing protective gear lift the body of a coronavirus victim at the ...

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Hong Kong blackmailer jailed for threatening to slay dog if owner did not pay HK$40,000 ransom

Hong Kong blackmailer jailed for threatening to slay dog if owner did not pay HK$40,000 ransom
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A former Hong Kong grocer has been sentenced to 16 months in jail for ...

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‘I feel like a bird': extreme sports like wingsuit jumping are starting to take off in China

‘I feel like a bird': extreme sports like wingsuit jumping are starting to take off in China
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Zhang Shupeng appears untroubled as he surveys the jagged mountains of a national park ...

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Fox News host Sean Hannity suggests Donald Trump should pardon himself and his family

Fox News host Sean Hannity suggests Donald Trump should pardon himself and his family
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Fox News opinion host Sean Hannity called for US President Donald Trump to pardon ...

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National University of Singapore professor fired for sexual misconduct after sexting, harassment investigation

National University of Singapore professor fired for sexual misconduct after sexting, harassment investigation
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A member of academic staff at the National University of Singapore was dismissed on ...

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Hong Kong, Singapore put brakes on travel bubble until 2021, will reassess Covid-19 fourth wave situation in late December

Hong Kong, Singapore put brakes on travel bubble until 2021, will reassess Covid-19 fourth wave situation in late December
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Hong Kong and Singapore will postpone the launch of the world's first air travel ...

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In Vietnam, Facebook and Google fast becoming ‘human rights-free zones', says Amnesty International

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China doubles down on criticising Australia over actions in Afghanistan, further inflaming relations

China doubles down on criticising Australia over actions in Afghanistan, further inflaming relations
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China has doubled down on its criticism of Australia after refusing to remove a ...

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Bronze horse head, donated by late Stanley Ho, becomes first of zodiac collection returned to Beijing's Old Summer Palace after theft in 1860s

Bronze horse head, donated by late Stanley Ho, becomes first of zodiac collection returned to Beijing's Old Summer Palace after theft in 1860s
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Beijing on Tuesday welcomed home a 160-year-old bronze horse head statue to the Old ...

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Photo of US doctor Joseph Varon comforting elderly Covid-19 patient goes viral

Photo of US doctor Joseph Varon comforting elderly Covid-19 patient goes viral
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Joseph Varon, a doctor treating coronavirus patients at a Texas hospital, was working his ...

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Speculators zoom in on Shenzhen to flip new homes for quick profit, raising warning of ‘grey rhino' risks and regulators' ire

Speculators zoom in on Shenzhen to flip new homes for quick profit, raising warning of ‘grey rhino' risks and regulators' ire
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Shenzhen, the crucible of China's economic reforms and the nation's technology hub, is seeing ...

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Coronavirus: Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan infected; cases spike in Japan among US military

Coronavirus: Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan infected; cases spike in Japan among US military
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Anies Baswedan, governor of Indonesia's capital Jakarta, has tested positive for Covid-19 and is ...

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Amid China curbs, India's beer boom offers Australia new market for its barley exports

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Australian barley growers could soon be raising a glass to India's swelling cohort of ...

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Hong Kong fourth wave: marine police launch Covid-19 crackdown on junk boat, private yacht parties, as city faces 84 new infections

Hong Kong fourth wave: marine police launch Covid-19 crackdown on junk boat, private yacht parties, as city faces 84 new infections
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Hong Kong marine police are launching a Covid-19 crackdown on large parties aboard private ...

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Kamala Harris: biography, net worth, husband Douglas Emhoff and path to vice-presidency

Kamala Harris: biography, net worth, husband Douglas Emhoff and path to vice-presidency
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Kamala Harris made history with her election as Joe Biden's vice-president, becoming the first ...

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‘Married' at 13: Chinese child bride sent back to school after marrying 17-year-old boy, but families give union their blessing

‘Married' at 13: Chinese child bride sent back to school after marrying 17-year-old boy, but families give union their blessing
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As honeymoons go, they do not get much briefer than this, but when the ...

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How China is pushing forward its plan for a powerful, modern military

How China is pushing forward its plan for a powerful, modern military
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UK launches ‘Space Command', but what will it do?

UK launches ‘Space Command', but what will it do?
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US-China relations: Two-day virtual conference features stellar speaker line-up

US-China relations: Two-day virtual conference features stellar speaker line-up
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Zappos ex-CEO Tony Hsieh's death ruled ‘accidental' as house fire investigated

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Hong Kong's largest pay TV operator i-Cable to lay off 40 newsroom staff

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Coronavirus: Asia's grounded pilots spark airline safety fears over lack of flying practice

Coronavirus: Asia's grounded pilots spark airline safety fears over lack of flying practice
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China says it will spend US$15 billion over five years to fix ‘sick and dangerous' dams

China says it will spend US$15 billion over five years to fix ‘sick and dangerous' dams
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RCEP: What is it so special about the trade deal and how will it impact Asia-Pacific?

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Hong Kong police sports club attacked with nine petrol bombs, triggering search for three suspects

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China manufacturing sentiment hits highest level in nine years in November

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China gave Covid-19 vaccine to North Korea's Kim Jong-un, US analyst says

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Scott Atlas resigns as Donald Trump's coronavirus adviser

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In Thailand, Muslim lesbians tackle stereotypes by playing soccer

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History shows the dangerous folly of Carrie Lam's unopposed governance

History shows the dangerous folly of Carrie Lam's unopposed governance
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China pivots to state-corporate partnerships in drive for technology self-reliance

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Online to Orchard Road: why some Singapore e-retailers are opening physical shops amid the coronavirus pandemic

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China tightens export rules for sensitive tech, boosts power to retaliate against foreign sanctions

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Joe Biden gets first look at Donald Trump's President's Daily Brief

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Joe Biden on Monday got his first look as president-elect at the President's Daily ...

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Deadline passes for US firms to cut Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps goods from supply chains

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Kimchi clash: China, South Korea netizens in online showdown over origin of cabbage staple

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China's efforts to win an international certification for pao cai, a pickled vegetable dish ...

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Hong Kong's MPF has much to do to close gap between reality and pensioners' aspirations even as it tops HK$1 trillion in value

Hong Kong's MPF has much to do to close gap between reality and pensioners' aspirations even as it tops HK$1 trillion in value
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Hong Kong's Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) has a long way to go in meeting ...

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Coronavirus: US predicts ‘vaccines before Christmas' as pandemic super-surge looms

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Chinese team test jet engine ‘able to reach anywhere on Earth within 2 hours'

Chinese team test jet engine ‘able to reach anywhere on Earth within 2 hours'
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Chinese scientists have built what they claim is a revolutionary plane engine for Mach ...

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Is Joe Biden's budget pick Neera Tanden a ‘sacrifice to the confirmation gods'?

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Neera Tanden, US President-elect Joe Biden's pick to head the Office of Management and ...

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Canadian Mountie at centre of Meng Wanzhou extradition storm was elite officer in Hong Kong

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The Canadian Mountie cut an eye-catching figure, his red serge tunic standing out among ...

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