Over 1,000 Chinese researchers leave US amid tech theft crackdown

More than 1,000 Chinese researchers have left the United States amid a US crackdown on alleged technology theft, top US security officials said on Wednesday, adding that Chinese agents had already been targeting the incoming Biden administration.John Demers, chief of the US Justice Department's National Security Division, told a discussion hosted by the Aspen Institute think tank the researchers had left the country while the department launched multiple criminal cases against Chinese…

Over 1,000 Chinese researchers leave US amid tech theft crackdown
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Canada's Trudeau wades in on Indian farmers' protests, sparking accusations of meddling

Canada's Trudeau wades in on Indian farmers' protests, sparking accusations of meddling
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's remarks on India's handling of farmers' protests have sparked ...

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Chinese #MeToo pioneer gets her day in court by suing TV host over harassment claims

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A sexual harassment case that has been hailed as a pioneering moment for China's ...

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China's Chang'e 5 enters crucial 48 hours of its mission after moon landing

China's Chang'e 5 enters crucial 48 hours of its mission after moon landing
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Space exploration is full of drama. On Tuesday, the very day that China's Chang'e ...

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Global warming: 2020 set to be one of three hottest years ever, UN says

Global warming: 2020 set to be one of three hottest years ever, UN says
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This year is on course to be one of the three warmest ever recorded ...

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China's former trade chief hits out at ‘groundless' claims country cannot join CPTPP

China's former trade chief hits out at ‘groundless' claims country cannot join CPTPP
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Beijing's former top trade negotiator has dismissed as “groundless” claims that China would not ...

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A Japanese university on Wednesday said researchers had found that people are likely to ...

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US, China should address trade gap, humanity's shared challenges like coronavirus and climate change, former trade envoy Long Yongtu says

US, China should address trade gap, humanity's shared challenges like coronavirus and climate change, former trade envoy Long Yongtu says
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The world's two biggest trading nations ought to resume regular dialogue at strategic and ...

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Hong Kong judge to decide if cases facing People Power activist warrant national security law appointee

Hong Kong judge to decide if cases facing People Power activist warrant national security law appointee
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The first of Hong Kong's district judges designated to handle national security law proceedings ...

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China's military trains in Tibetan plateau amid border dispute with India

China's military trains in Tibetan plateau amid border dispute with India
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China's military has been carrying out training in the mountains of Tibet as it ...

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China faces uphill struggle to win over Mekong neighbours

China faces uphill struggle to win over Mekong neighbours
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China has tried to calm the dispute about dam-building and water resources management along ...

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Hong Kong airport's US$1.5 billion bond oversold by 10 times as investors clamour to bet on post Covid-19 travel recovery

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Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK), the operator of the city's airport, said on Wednesday ...

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In Japan, Nike ad on racism, bullying sparks debate over foreign firm criticising social mores

In Japan, Nike ad on racism, bullying sparks debate over foreign firm criticising social mores
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A Nike video advertisement about bullying and racism has triggered a fierce backlash in ...

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Beijing is China's only shining northern city as centre of economic gravity moves south

Beijing is China's only shining northern city as centre of economic gravity moves south
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All Chinese cities north of the Yangtze River, except Beijing, are in relative decline ...

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China expects US to ease some restrictions on exchanges under Joe Biden, military adviser says

China expects US to ease some restrictions on exchanges under Joe Biden, military adviser says
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China is expecting the United States to ease some restrictions on exchanges between the ...

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China's online lender Lufax recalibrates business model as regulators clamp down on Big Tech lending

China's online lender Lufax recalibrates business model as regulators clamp down on Big Tech lending
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Lufax Holding is overhauling the way it digitally matches borrowers and lenders as China ...

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Thailand's PM Prayuth Chan-ocha acquitted in ethics case, allowing him to retain post

Thailand's PM Prayuth Chan-ocha acquitted in ethics case, allowing him to retain post
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Thailand's highest court on Wednesday acquitted Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha of breaching ethics clauses ...

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US and France weigh in on bitter China-Australia tweet row over Afghanistan image but Beijing holds firm

US and France weigh in on bitter China-Australia tweet row over Afghanistan image but Beijing holds firm
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More countries are weighing in on the public rift between China and Australia over ...

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UK approves Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine in world first

UK approves Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine in world first
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Britain on Wednesday became the first country in the world to approve the Pfizer-BioNTech ...

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Former Hong Kong lawmaker Ted Hui denies being in Denmark to seek political asylum, after he flew to country for meetings on climate change

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Former Hong Kong lawmaker Ted Hui Chi-fung has denied being in Denmark to seek ...

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As China's economy powers up, what's the growth outlook for 2021?

As China's economy powers up, what's the growth outlook for 2021?
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Donald Trump threatens US defence bill veto over ‘unfair' social media protections

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US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he would veto the US$740 billion National ...

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Coronavirus: South Korean students face double dread in Suneung college entrance exam and pandemic

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US accuses China of violating North Korea sanctions, undermining denuclearisation efforts

US accuses China of violating North Korea sanctions, undermining denuclearisation efforts
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A senior US official has accused China of violating United Nations sanctions against North ...

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Hong Kong to raise fine for breaking social-distancing rules to HK$10,000, as city faces 103 new coronavirus cases

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Morgues overflow as US averages ‘one Covid-19 death per minute'

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Coronavirus: Japan to make vaccines free of charge as deadly infection wave threatens elderly

Coronavirus: Japan to make vaccines free of charge as deadly infection wave threatens elderly
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Japanese lawmakers passed a bill on Wednesday to provide coronavirus vaccinations free of charge, ...

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Massive Arecibo radio telescope featured in James Bond movie collapses

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New clues after mystery metal monolith disappears from US desert

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The mystery of how a metal monolith appeared in the Utah desert remains, but ...

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Australia PM hits back on WeChat over China official's war crimes tweet

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Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison has used Chinese social media platform WeChat to criticise ...

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Hong Kong national security law: Legco exodus, loyalty oaths, liberal studies overhaul mark legislation's fifth month

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Now five months old, the sweeping national security law Beijing imposed on Hong Kong ...

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Hong Kong Disneyland's Christmas charity efforts undimmed by park's Covid-19 closures

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As Thai king's consort Sineenat returns, so do rumours of a plot to oust her

As Thai king's consort Sineenat returns, so do rumours of a plot to oust her
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Singapore approves sale of meat made in a laboratory, becoming first country to do so

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Hawk or super hawk? The choice for American China watchers

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Hong Kong fourth wave: former city leader Tung Chee-hwa urges administration to ‘just do it' – mandatory, citywide Covid-19 testing

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Coronavirus: could empty offices help fix Asia's housing shortages?

Coronavirus: could empty offices help fix Asia's housing shortages?
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Chinese researcher Zheng Zaosong to plead guilty in Harvard cancer-cell case

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Ongoing current affairs not suitable for teaching in revamped liberal studies, Hong Kong education chief says

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Joe Biden should repair US alliances before meeting with Xi Jinping, China analysts say

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To deal with China, Australia should learn from Japan and ‘put away the megaphone': former PM Kevin Rudd

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Why Australia is on its own in its trade conflict with China

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