Tensions have been rising in the South China Sea, which is partly claimed by many different nations. As China's ships and planes continue to worry nearby countries, the United States is working to balance China's power in the area.
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Many large clothing companies are facing a tough choice in China - do they lose Chinese business by speaking out about the way China is treating people? Or do they remain quiet so that they can keep selling in China?
Beijing and much of northern China have been hit by an intense dust and sand storm. The storm, driven by winds across the Gobi Desert, has turned the skies of the Chinese capital orange, and left the air unsafe to breathe.
In today's news roundup, China and Russia team up on a moon research station, the world's oldest woman will help carry the Olympic torch, and as its prices keep going up, Venezuela creates its first 1 million bolivar bill.
Lunar New Year, China's most important holiday, began last Friday. Normally, hundreds of millions of people would be traveling around this time. But this year, because of the coronavirus, many Chinese people are simply staying home.
Two spacecraft from Earth reached Mars this week - one from the United Arab Emirates, and the other from China. The missions, which launched last July, take on big, new challenges for their countries. A US spacecraft should arrive on February 18.
As humans take over more and more of the planet, animals who normally travel over large areas are struggling to survive. One way of helping these animals is to create bridges and tunnels to help them cross dangerous roads.
China's Chang'e-5 moon mission has successfully returned samples from the moon to Earth. The mission's success is a huge boost for China, making it just the third country to ever bring back samples from the moon.
On Tuesday, Nepal and China announced a new height for the world's tallest mountain, Mount Everest. After years of disagreeing on the mountain's height, both sides have measured again - and discovered that it's taller than anyone thought.
In today's news roundup, Japan's Hayabusa2 space probe returns asteroid samples to Earth, China's Chang'e-5 moon mission is on its way back with lunar samples, and a series of metal monoliths have appeared and disappeared around the world.
Today, NFK looks at long-term protests in several countries. In Thailand, protesters are demanding big government changes, in Belarus, people are protesting the results of August’s elections, and in Hong Kong, a strict new law has nearly ended all protests.