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Soft Diplomacy: bravura “Opera Warriors” showcases Chinese performing arts

The rise and fall and resurgence of a Peking Opera troupe mirrors the resilience of Chinese cultural traditions.

Video:China-US basketball diplomacy ends in brawl

Emblematic of China-US relations? A "friendly match" to boost relations between the two countries ended up in a disastrous brawl, as China's military basketball team and Washington's Georgetown...

Canada begins engagement with Myanmar, but rules out early end to sanctions

Engagement will focus solely on human rights, minister says.