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US Navy carrier conducts exercises in contested South China Sea

US Navy carrier conducts exercises in contested South China Sea

The United States has long opposed China's expansive territorial claims in the South China Sea and has sent warships regularly through the strategic waterway. 

  • by Brenda Goh

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Trump orders ByteDance to divest interest in US TikTok operations within 90 days
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Trump orders ByteDance to divest interest in US TikTok operations within 90 days

The Chinese-owned social media app, popular with teens, has become a political issue in the US-China trade war.

  • by Eric Beech
Scott Morrison suggests Indonesian coronavirus cases higher than reported
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Scott Morrison suggests Indonesian coronavirus cases higher than reported

The Australian Prime Minister, who spoke to President Joko Widodo on Thursday evening, says the large gap in detecting cases was the same in Papua New Guinea .

  • by James Massola and Karuni Rompies
'It’s revenge': Inside the newsroom at the centre of a political purge
Hong Kong protests

'It’s revenge': Inside the newsroom at the centre of a political purge

Media tycoon Jimmy Lai was renowned for publishing paparazzi-style stories.Then 200 Hong Kong police egged on by the Chinese Communist Party raided his Apple Daily newsroom.

  • by Eryk Bagshaw
'Persist': Jimmy Lai says HK needs patient democracy campaign
Hong Kong protests

'Persist': Jimmy Lai says HK needs patient democracy campaign

"The oxygen is getting thin, and we are all choking but ... keep resisting and keep fighting for our rule of law and freedom," the bailed media tycoon said.

  • by Yanni Chow
China dispute with Czech Republic over Taiwan intensifies
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China dispute with Czech Republic over Taiwan intensifies

The proposed visit deepens a rift between Beijing and politicians in the Czech Republic that was once seen as the most China-friendly in Europe.

  • by Lenka Ponikelska
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China's days as 'world's factory' are over, iPhone maker says
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China's days as 'world's factory' are over, iPhone maker says

The world's biggest electronics manufacturer says rising trade tensions between the US and China are leading to big changes to how it does business.

  • by Debby Wu
Concerns mount virus returned to New Zealand in refrigerated freight
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Coronavirus pandemic

Concerns mount virus returned to New Zealand in refrigerated freight

Surface testing is under way in an Auckland cool store where a man from an infected family-of-four worked. It is believed a further four people who had contact with the family are now infected.

  • by Praveen Menon
'Onshoring' manufacturing after pandemic will drive up prices: ICC boss John Denton
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'Onshoring' manufacturing after pandemic will drive up prices: ICC boss John Denton

The Australian head of the world's largest business organisation says appetite among world leaders to solve problems together has "all but evaporated".

  • by Bevan Shields
US hoses down Russian vaccine, says it will have millions of doses ready year's end
Coronavirus pandemic

US hoses down Russian vaccine, says it will have millions of doses ready year's end

US Health Secretary Alex Azar accused Moscow of withholding trial data and not being transparent.

  • by Eryk Bagshaw
Australia's economy in crosshairs as pandemic threatens global supply chains
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Australia's economy in crosshairs as pandemic threatens global supply chains

The pandemic could be the last straw for global supply chains. Australia has more at stake than most.

  • by Stephen Bartholomeusz