Responding to concerns that Westerners may be confronted with violent attacks on or near Christmas, China has increased security in areas popular with foreigners. The sight of armed guards in their midst has some reassured and others scared.
A deal to set up a long-sought hotline between China and Japan has been welcomed as a step forward, but as China prepares to mark 80 years since the Nanjing Massacre, analysts warn tensions will not disappear overnight.
At the fourth World Internet Conference, Beijing celebrated its vision of "sovereign internet." Western IT CEOs have to accept this, but DW’s Frank Sieren thinks that China's cyber policy will only cause more isolation.
An Australian MP accused of working on behalf of Chinese interests has quit parliament. Canberra is clamping down on foreign interference in politics but critics say it smacks of local politicking and xenophobia.
China's spy agency created fake LinkedIn profiles to infiltrate political and business circles, a German intelligence service has said. China has called on Germany to avoid undermining bilateral relations.
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