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Tom Phillips

Tom Phillips

    China nets Brazilian football players
    China nets Brazilian football players
    A growing number of Brazilian players are signing for clubs in China, which aims to be a football superpower.
    Democracy is a joke, says China - look at Trump
    Democracy is a joke, says China - look at Trump
    Upheaval elsewhere, and particularly when it underscores the perils and pitfalls of democracy, easily becomes frontpage news in China.
    China embraces love hotels
    China embraces love hotels
    The country is witnessing a sexual revolution and business is booming for romantic short-stay hotels.
    Personality cult grows around China's 'Big Daddy' Xi
    Personality cult grows around China's 'Big Daddy' Xi
    The growing emphasis on Xi is fuelling concerns – even in the Communist Party – that China is now falling back towards a Mao-type personality cult.
    Cloned cows to feed China
    Cloned cows to feed China
    Chinese company BoyaLife plans on supplementing China's growing demand for beef by producing 100 000 cow embryos a year.
    Taiwan and China edge closer
    Taiwan and China edge closer
    But the first official meeting between the two countries could backfire for the Taiwanese leader.
    US ratchets up tension with China
    US ratchets up tension with China
    But the Pentagon is insisting its naval provocation did not breach any international maritime laws.
    Mugabe awarded 'China's Nobel peace prize'
    Mugabe awarded 'China's Nobel peace prize'
    Robert Mugabe, the Zimbabwean president, is being honoured for supposedly "injecting fresh energy" into the global quest for harmony.
    China seizes on (part of) its history
    China seizes on (part of) its history
    The horrors of Japanese camps are being told but nothing is being said of what followed.
    Reporter the fall guy for Chinese crisis
    Reporter the fall guy for Chinese crisis
    Business reporter Wang Xiaolu has been paraded on Chinese state TV to make an on-air "confession" for supposedly triggering stock market chaos.
    The case of Wang Yu, emblem of China's human rights crackdown
    The case of Wang Yu, emblem of China's human rights crackdown
    The detention of Wang Yu was the opening salvo in an unprecedented crackdown on China's human rights lawyers.