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China pushes emergency use of COVID-19 vaccine to thousands despite concerns

China pushes emergency use of COVID-19 vaccine to thousands despite concerns

It's an unusual move that raises ethical and safety questions, as companies and governments worldwide race to develop a vaccine that will stop the spread of the new coronavirus.

  • by Huizhong Wu and Sam McNeil

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Imran Khan accuses India of sponsoring Muslim hate
Religion

Imran Khan accuses India of sponsoring Muslim hate

He also criticised other countries' "targeting of Muslims" in the "name of free speech" but stopped short of faulting China for persecuting Uighurs.

  • by Munir Ahmed and Aya Batrawy
Inside the global alliance attempting to stifle China
China relations

Inside the global alliance attempting to stifle China

The medieval church cloisters in the small Dutch city of Maastricht are an unlikely setting for Chinese Communist Party influence. 

  • by Eryk Bagshaw
HK legislators in protest against arrest of fleeing activists
Hong Kong protests

HK legislators in protest against arrest of fleeing activists

Chinese police have said 12 Hong Kong activists seized at sea while en route to Taiwan were suspected of illegal border crossing.

  • by Jessie Pang
Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong arrested
Hong Kong protests

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong arrested

Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong has been arrested by Hong Kong police.

  • by Eryk Bagshaw
Malaysian leadership on the brink of a new crisis
World politics

Malaysian leadership on the brink of a new crisis

Anwar Ibrahim could be on the brink of achieving his long-held ambition to be prime minister, but the king could also order a fresh election.

  • by James Massola
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Beijing bans Australian researchers in tit-for-tat
China relations

Beijing bans Australian researchers in tit-for-tat

Clive Hamilton and Alex Joske have been banned from entering China after it was revealed Australia had revoked the visas of two Chinese academics. 

  • by Eryk Bagshaw
New images reveal China's growing detention centre network
Human rights

New images reveal China's growing detention centre network

Beijing claims all detainees have “graduated” from re-education camps. The images tell a different story.

  • by Eryk Bagshaw and Anthony Galloway
Opposition Leader Anwar claims 'formidable' majority to govern
World politics

Opposition Leader Anwar claims 'formidable' majority to govern

If Anwar Ibrahim wins the leadership of Malaysia it would be the culmination of a 22-year-long struggle, including almost 10 years in jail.

  • by Joseph Sipalan
China dismisses concerns over human rights abuses tarnishing Winter Olympics
China relations

China dismisses concerns over human rights abuses tarnishing Winter Olympics

China's Foreign Ministry says many countries approve of its actions, rejecting calls that it should be stripped of the 2022 Winter Olympics.

  • by Eryk Bagshaw
Moon proposes regional initiative to tackle health, peace
World politics

Moon proposes regional initiative to tackle health, peace

The South Korean President says the pandemic has highlighted the importance of protecting thy neighbour.

  • by Josh Smith and Hyonhee Shin