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In this photo taken from a video distributed by Russian Defense Ministry Press Service, on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020, a Chinese H-6K strategic bomber flies during a joint patrol mission over the Western Pacific. Russian and Chinese bombers flew a joint patrol mission over the Western Pacific Tuesday in a show of increasingly close military ties between Moscow and Beijing. The Russian military said that a pair of its Tu-95 strategic bombers and four Chinese H-6K bombers flew over the Sea of Japan and the East China Sea. (Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP)

Russian and Chinese bombers fly joint patrol over Pacific

Increasingly close military ties between Moscow and Beijing

  • Dec 22, 2020
In this photo taken from a video distributed by Russian Defense Ministry Press Service, on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020, a Chinese H-6K strategic bomber flies during a joint patrol mission over the Western Pacific. Russian and Chinese bombers flew a joint patrol mission over the Western Pacific Tuesday in a show of increasingly close military ties between Moscow and Beijing. The Russian military said that a pair of its Tu-95 strategic bombers and four Chinese H-6K bombers flew over the Sea of Japan and the East China Sea. (Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP)
Family members and friends wait to welcome home the crew aboard HMCS Ottawa following its four-month deployment to the Asia-Pacific region as it returns to CFB Esquimalt in British Columbia Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019. Newly released documents are shedding light on the secret discussions between Canada's top diplomatic and defence officials around the Ottawa's passage through a sensitive strait near China last year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Top officials weighed Canadian warship’s passage through sensitive strait near China

OTTAWA — Newly released documents have shed light on the secret government…

Family members and friends wait to welcome home the crew aboard HMCS Ottawa following its four-month deployment to the Asia-Pacific region as it returns to CFB Esquimalt in British Columbia Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019. Newly released documents are shedding light on the secret discussions between Canada's top diplomatic and defence officials around the Ottawa's passage through a sensitive strait near China last year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Bob Rae holds a press conference regarding his appointment as the next ambassador to the United Nations on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, July 6, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Beijing blasts Bob Rae after ambassador calls for UN to investigate genocide claims

China accused of detention camps to indoctrinate mostly-Muslim minority

Bob Rae holds a press conference regarding his appointment as the next ambassador to the United Nations on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, July 6, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
A delivery man passes by an ad for the Nov. 11 Sales Day in Beijing, China on Oct. 28, 2020. Chinese consumers are expected to spend tens of billions on everything from fresh food to luxury goods during this year's Singles' Day online shopping festival, as the country recovers from the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Chinese shoppers splurge in world’s largest shopping fest

Chinese shoppers splurge in world’s largest shopping fest

A delivery man passes by an ad for the Nov. 11 Sales Day in Beijing, China on Oct. 28, 2020. Chinese consumers are expected to spend tens of billions on everything from fresh food to luxury goods during this year's Singles' Day online shopping festival, as the country recovers from the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
Commuters wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus walk out from a subway station in Beijing, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

China’s economy accelerates as virus recovery gains strength

China was the first major economy to return to growth

  • Oct 19, 2020
Commuters wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus walk out from a subway station in Beijing, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responds to a question during a news conference, Friday, October 9, 2020 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

PM Trudeau says Canada won’t stop calling out China for ‘coercive diplomacy’

PM Trudeau says Canada won’t stop calling out China for ‘coercive diplomacy’

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responds to a question during a news conference, Friday, October 9, 2020 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Tory critic dismisses Chinese pandemic ‘excuse’ barring access to two Michaels

Tory critic dismisses Chinese pandemic ‘excuse’ barring access to two Michaels

Tory critic dismisses Chinese pandemic ‘excuse’ barring access to two Michaels

Tory critic dismisses Chinese pandemic ‘excuse’ barring access to two Michaels
A Sotheby’s employee presents the Chinese scroll, “Five Drunken Princes Returning on Horseback” from the period of Chinese Yuan Dynasty, by Ren Renfa during a media preview for the Sotheby’s in Hong Kong on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. The 700-year-old painted scroll has been sold for $41.8 million at an auction in Hong Kong. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)

700-year-old Chinese scroll sells for $41.8M in Hong Kong

Scroll titled ‘Five Drunken Princes Returning on Horseback’

  • Oct 8, 2020
A Sotheby’s employee presents the Chinese scroll, “Five Drunken Princes Returning on Horseback” from the period of Chinese Yuan Dynasty, by Ren Renfa during a media preview for the Sotheby’s in Hong Kong on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. The 700-year-old painted scroll has been sold for $41.8 million at an auction in Hong Kong. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)

Nearly 40 nations criticize China’s human rights policies

Nearly 40 nations criticize China’s human rights policies

China, top global emitter, aims to go carbon-neutral by 2060

China, top global emitter, aims to go carbon-neutral by 2060

China, top global emitter, aims to go carbon-neutral by 2060

China, top global emitter, aims to go carbon-neutral by 2060
FILE - In this May 3, 2019, file photo, an Original Impossible Burger, left, and a Cali Burger, from Umami Burger, are shown in this photo in New York. American plant-based meat company Impossible Foods Inc. is awaiting regulatory approval to enter the China market, while rivals such as Beyond Meat have pushed forward with plans to set up production in China despite edgy relations between Beijing and Washington. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

China becoming battleground for plant-based meat makers

Beyond Meat to open factory near Shanghai

  • Sep 11, 2020
FILE - In this May 3, 2019, file photo, an Original Impossible Burger, left, and a Cali Burger, from Umami Burger, are shown in this photo in New York. American plant-based meat company Impossible Foods Inc. is awaiting regulatory approval to enter the China market, while rivals such as Beyond Meat have pushed forward with plans to set up production in China despite edgy relations between Beijing and Washington. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
In this image made from a video, The Australian Financial Review journalist Michael Smith arrives at Sydney airport, Australia Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020. Smith and Australian Broadcasting Corp. journalist Bill Birtles, the last two journalists working for Australian media in China have left the country after police demanded interviews with them, the Australian government and Australian Broadcasting Corp. reported on Tuesday. (Australian Broadcasting Corporation via AP)

Last 2 journalists working for Australian media leave China

Increasing risk to foreign journalists in China

  • Sep 8, 2020
In this image made from a video, The Australian Financial Review journalist Michael Smith arrives at Sydney airport, Australia Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020. Smith and Australian Broadcasting Corp. journalist Bill Birtles, the last two journalists working for Australian media in China have left the country after police demanded interviews with them, the Australian government and Australian Broadcasting Corp. reported on Tuesday. (Australian Broadcasting Corporation via AP)
This image made from an Aug 3, 2020 video by Deng Kang shows crowd gather in a pool as they watch performers on a stage at Wuhan Maya Beach Water Park in Wuhan, central China. For more than two months, the 11 million residents of Wuhan endured a strict lockdown as coronavirus raced around the city. Now, some are letting loose en masse at rocking nighttime pool parties at the popular amusement park chain. The park reopened in late June, and the crowds have picked up in August. (anonymous photo via AP)

Wuhan pool parties bring post-coronavirus relief in China

BEIJING — For more than two months, the 11 million residents of…

  • Aug 19, 2020
This image made from an Aug 3, 2020 video by Deng Kang shows crowd gather in a pool as they watch performers on a stage at Wuhan Maya Beach Water Park in Wuhan, central China. For more than two months, the 11 million residents of Wuhan endured a strict lockdown as coronavirus raced around the city. Now, some are letting loose en masse at rocking nighttime pool parties at the popular amusement park chain. The park reopened in late June, and the crowds have picked up in August. (anonymous photo via AP)
Canada decries death penalty after second Canadian sentenced in China this week

Canada decries death penalty after second Canadian sentenced in China this week

Canada decries death penalty after second Canadian sentenced in China this week

Canada decries death penalty after second Canadian sentenced in China this week
Canada ‘profoundly concerned’ over China death sentence for citizen in drug case

Canada ‘profoundly concerned’ over China death sentence for citizen in drug case

Canada ‘profoundly concerned’ over China death sentence for citizen in drug case

Canada ‘profoundly concerned’ over China death sentence for citizen in drug case
US hits China anew for rights abuses in western Xinjiang

US hits China anew for rights abuses in western Xinjiang

US hits China anew for rights abuses in western Xinjiang

US hits China anew for rights abuses in western Xinjiang
The ongoing sharp deterioration in U.S.-China ties poses risks to both countries and the rest of the world, in a July 26, 2020 story. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Trade, technology and security at risk in US-China feud

BEIJING — They have the largest economies in the world. They spend…

  • Jul 27, 2020
The ongoing sharp deterioration in U.S.-China ties poses risks to both countries and the rest of the world, in a July 26, 2020 story. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Afshin Ghotbi, coach of top-tier team Shijiazhuang Everbright, said it was difficult for the players who have been in quarantine and isolated from their families. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

8-month wait almost over for resumption of Chinese soccer

An eight-month wait for the new Chinese Super League to start is…

  • Jul 3, 2020
Afshin Ghotbi, coach of top-tier team Shijiazhuang Everbright, said it was difficult for the players who have been in quarantine and isolated from their families. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Passage of China’s new national security law came amid fears in Hong Kong and abroad that it would be used to curb opposition voices in the Asian financial hub, in a June 30, 2020 story. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

China approves contentious Hong Kong national security law

HONG KONG — China approved a contentious national security law that will…

  • Jun 30, 2020
Passage of China’s new national security law came amid fears in Hong Kong and abroad that it would be used to curb opposition voices in the Asian financial hub, in a June 30, 2020 story. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Bowing to Beijing would put ‘an awful lot more Canadians’ at risk, Trudeau says

Bowing to Beijing would put ‘an awful lot more Canadians’ at risk, Trudeau says

Bowing to Beijing would put ‘an awful lot more Canadians’ at risk, Trudeau says

Bowing to Beijing would put ‘an awful lot more Canadians’ at risk, Trudeau says