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China’s First Homemade Carrier Is Conducting Sea Trials

China’s First Homemade Carrier Is Conducting Sea TrialsDelayed sea trial being conducted in the Bohai Sea with the vessel expected to be delivered by the end of the year and fully commissioned by 2020. The first aircraft carrier made in China’s headed into open waters on Sunday morning for its first sea trial, away from prying eyes in the Bohai Sea, a gulf surrounded by Chinese territory.



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After the 19th National Party Congress, China’s Foreign Policy will Likely Become More Assertive

After the 19th National Party Congress, China’s Foreign Policy will Likely Become More AssertivePresident Xi Jinping is expected to emerge from the 19th National Congress with more power, more allies and more ambitious plans. Since coming to power in 2012, China’s President Xi Jinping has taken his country on a foreign policy path in marked contrast to that of his predecessors. Instead of continuing “peaceful development,” China under Xi has grown more assertive in the South and East China Seas, as well as in other areas of territorial dispute.



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China’s Seen Globally As Gaining Ground on United States

China’s Seen Globally As Gaining Ground on United StatesThe world is souring on the U.S. and Trump and taking a shine to China despite all its struggles.



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China’s border with North Korea

China’s border with North KoreaChina has long been North Korea’s main ally and trading partner, but relations are increasingly strained by continued missile testing and provocations by the regime of Kim Jong Un. At least three-quarters of trade between the two nations flows through points along its 880-mile-long shared border, a divide that reveals stark contrasts in development.



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China’s Road, German Elections, and Trump’s Visitors: The Weekend Behind, the Week Ahead

China’s Road, German Elections, and Trump’s Visitors: The Weekend Behind, the Week AheadCatch up on all the top news you missed over the weekend.



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China’s Next Moon Mission Is Fake Lunar Space Colony

China’s Next Moon Mission Is Fake Lunar Space ColonyChina has eight students living in a space colony simulation called the “lunar palace” to help prep the country for sending astronauts to the moon and to Mars.



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China’s First Civilian Airliner — And Industry Ambitions — Take Maiden Flight

China’s First Civilian Airliner — And Industry Ambitions — Take Maiden FlightChinese aviation, prepare for take-off.



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China’s condom policies to prevent HIV fail to protect sex workers: research

By Alisa Tang BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Chinese police cracking down on sex workers routinely look for condoms as evidence of illegal activity, hindering efforts to prevent the spread of HIV among sex workers, one of the biggest at-risk groups in the country, experts said. China, with a population of about 1.4 billion, has a relatively low HIV prevalence rate, with around half a million reported cases of people living with HIV or AIDS by the end of 2014, according to a government report published last year. Up to 92 percent of the 104,000 cases diagnosed in 2014 resulted from sexual contact, according to research commissioned by Asia Catalyst, which promotes the right to health of marginalized groups in the region.
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China’s transgender sex workers ‘marginalized and vulnerable’

By Kieran Guilbert LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Xiao Tong was selling sex on the streets of Beijing when a man lured her into his car, flashed his police badge and took her to the station. Then he kicked me, really, he really kicked me.” Transgender sex workers like Xiao are among the most marginalized and vulnerable populations in China, according to a report by Asia Catalyst, a non-governmental organization which focuses on health and human rights in China and Southeast Asia. Social stigma and workplace discrimination drive many transgender women, who were born male, away from their friends, families and hometowns and into sex work, leaving them vulnerable to HIV and abuse from police. Being transgender in China is not illegal.
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