Hong Kong woos visitors with air tickets and vouchers

Hong Kong will give away air tickets and vouchers to woo tourists back to the international financial hub, racing to catch up with other popular

US opens embassy in Solomon Islands to counter Beijing

The United States opened an embassy in the Solomon Islands yesterday in its latest move to counter China’s push into the Pacific. The embassy in

Tsai welcomes retired US admiral for China talks

Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen yesterday welcomed the former head of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, who had warned the island could face an invasion from China this decade,

Taiwan activates defenses in response to China incursions

Taiwan scrambled fighter jets, put its navy on alert and activated missile systems in response to nearby operations of 34 Chinese military aircraft and nine warships

NATO chief wants more ‘friends’ as Russia, China move closer

China's growing assertiveness and collaboration with Russia poses a threat not only to Asia but also to Europe, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said yesterday as he

Former Shanghai bookseller’s wife Xie hit with ‘exit ban’

Chinese police have prevented a woman from returning to her home in Florida in an effort to compel her husband to return to China, she wrote in a

China lobbies Dutch to defend trade after chip curbs

China’s foreign minister appealed to his Dutch counterpart to defend free trade after the Netherlands and Japan agreed to cooperate with U.S. restrictions on Chinese access to advanced

China accuses Washington of abusing export controls

China's government yesterday criticized U.S. controls on technology exports as a trade violation, after Japan and the Netherlands agreed to join Washington in limiting Beijing’s access to

Earthquake rocks Uyghur autonomous region

Residents and travelers sought shelter after a strong earthquake rocked a remote part of northwestern China yesterday morning. No injuries or major damage have been

Authorities to ban CBD, label it a ‘dangerous drug’

Hong Kong will ban CBD starting Wednesday, categorizing it as a “dangerous drug” and mandating harsh penalties for its smuggling, production and possession, customs authorities announced last

China announces resumption of visas for Japanese

China announced it was resuming issuing visas for Japanese travelers beginning yesterday, ending its nearly three-week suspension in an apparent protest of Tokyo’s tougher COVID-19 entry requirements

Hong Kong protests Biden extension of deportation protection

Hong Kong has protested President Joe Biden’s two-year extension of a program that protects residents of the semi-autonomous Chinese city living in the U.S. from deportation,

China gives conditional approval to two homegrown Covid antivirals

China gave conditional approval for the use of two locally made Covid-19 antivirals as the nation struggles with limited drugs following the end of virus restrictions, Bloomberg reported.

Asia travel hotspots quiet as Chinese tourists stay away

Just a handful of Chinese visitors were posing for photos and basking in the sun this week in the market and plazas near Chiang Mai’s ancient

Shallow 5.5 quake sets off rockslides in Sichuan province

Rescuers were headed to the site of a magnitude 5.5 earthquake yesterday in a region of southwestern China at the base of the Tibetan plateau that is

Ex-student gets 8 years for spying for Chinese government

A former Chicago graduate student was sentenced to eight years in prison yesterday for spying for the Chinese government by gathering information on scientists and

Hong Kong to scrap isolation rule for new cases

Hong Kong will scrap its mandatory isolation rule for people infected with COVID-19 starting Jan. 30 as part of its strategy to return the semi-autonomous Chinese

Beijing accuses ‘some Western media’ of coverage bias

China yesterday accused “some Western media” of bias, smears and political manipulation in their coverage of China’s abrupt ending of its strict “zero-COVID” policy, as it

US, China officials agree to climate finance work

U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen met yesterday with her Chinese counterpart and pledged an effort to manage differences and “prevent competition from becoming anything ever near

Ruling party’s new chair vows to safeguard democracy

The new head of Taiwan’s ruling party who described himself as pro-independence vowed to uphold the self-ruled island’s democracy in face of China’s authoritarianism and continue with

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