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China

Inside the Chinese-led gambling epidemic in rural Ghana

In Zamashegu, a farming community of 1,000 people in northern Ghana, they may as well have come from outer space — four electric slot machines installed in two roadside shacks, chirping and clattering, bathing the packed-dirt walls in a…

China’s Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo dies in custody

China's Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo died Thursday after a battle with cancer, remaining in custody until the end as officials rebuffed international pleas to let the prominent dissident receive treatment abroad. The veteran of the 1989…

Trump berates China on trade

Donald Trump has criticised China following North Korea's test of a long-range missile, condemning it for increasing trade with Pyongyang. "So much for China working with us," the US president tweeted. The US and South Korea conducted a…

North Korea fires improved ballistic missile

North Korea proclaimed Tuesday that it had successfully tested an intercontinental ballistic missile -- a watershed moment in its push to develop a nuclear weapon capable of hitting the United States. US experts said the device could reach…

China landslide rescuers ordered to evacuate

Rescuers searching for more than 90 people missing following a huge landslide in southwest China were ordered to evacuate Monday due to the risk of another collapse, state media reported. Thousands of emergency workers have been digging…

Ghana gets $15bn from China for its economy

The Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has expressed optimism over a $15 billion funding partnership agreement and commitment reached between the Government of Ghana and China. The funding partnership with China, Dr. Bawumia explained, is…