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Taiwan monitoring Chinese strike group off the coast after president meets US speaker

China has said it would take ‘resolute’ measures to defend sovereignty, after denouncing Tsai’s meeting in California with McCarthyChina–Taiwan tensions explained in 30 secondsTaiwan authorities are monitoring Chinese military activity including a carr…

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Chinese business tycoon and Bannon ally Guo Wengui arrested in $1bn fraud conspiracy

US attorney says Wengui, also known as Miles Guo and Ho Wan Kwok, used stolen money to buy a $3.5m Ferrari and finance a $37m yachtGuo Wengui, a self-exiled Chinese tycoon with close links to prominent Trumpist Republicans including Steve Bannon, has b…

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Revealed: how world’s biggest fossil fuel firms ‘profited in Myanmar after coup’

Leaked tax records suggest subsidiaries of international gas field contractors continued to make millions after the coupIn the two years since a murderous junta launched a coup in Myanmar, some of the world’s biggest oil and gas service companies conti…

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