Covid-19 | China to start vaccinating children to age 3 as cases spread

Children as young as 3 will start receiving COVID-19 vaccines in China, where 76% of the population has been fully vaccinated and authorities are maintaining a zero-tolerance policy toward outbreaks. Local

United Nations: Xi calls for closer cooperation to address global challenges, issues

President Xi Jinping today (Monday) called on the world to increase cooperation, and work together to address the challenges and global problems facing humanity (full text below). Xi made the remarks

Breaking News: Amnesty International to close Hong Kong offices this year

The human rights group Amnesty International said today (Monday) it will close its two offices in Hong Kong this year, becoming the latest non-governmental organization to cease operations amid a

China vows no concessions on Taiwan after Biden comments

China on Friday said there is “no room” for compromise or concessions over the issue of Taiwan, following a comment by U.S. President Joe Biden that the U.S. is committed

US intel warns China could dominate advanced technologies

U.S. officials issued new warnings Friday about China’s ambitions in artificial intelligence and a range of advanced technologies that could eventually give Beijing a decisive military edge and possible dominance

Evergrande | Struggling Chinese developer calls off $2.6B asset sale

A major Chinese real estate developer whose struggle to avoid defaulting on billions of dollars of debt rattled financial markets says it has called off the sale of a $2.6

Breaking News: China boots Caixin financial news from approved media list

China's leading financial magazine has been dropped from an official list of outlets websites can republish, reducing the exposure of a rare independent voice as the authorities tightens

Olympic flame arrives in Beijing amid controversy abroad

The Olympic flame arrived in Beijing yesterday amid calls from overseas critics for a boycott of the Feb. 4-20 Winter Games. Beijing’s Communist Party Secretary Cai Qi, the top official in

Hong Kong | Mother of Taiwan slay victim blasts authorities

The Hong Kong mother whose daughter was killed in Taiwan in 2018 yesterday lambasted authorities in the SAR for letting the man who confessed to the crime walk free, while

Chinese-North Korean defectors face hardship in South Korea

Abandoned, he feels, by three countries, Cho Guk-gyeong shows a visitor his South Korean alien registration card, which describes him as “stateless.” It’s an apt description for what his life

Economic growth weakens amid construction slowdown

China’s economic growth is sinking under pressure from a construction slowdown and power shortages, prompting warnings about a possible shock to its trading partners and global financial markets. The world’s second-largest

Space | New crew docks at first Chinese permanent space station

Chinese astronauts began this weekend their six-month mission on China’s first permanent space station, after successfully docking aboard their spacecraft. The astronauts, two men and a woman, were seen floating around

Two arrested in Athens for protesting Beijing Olympics

Two women attempted to hang a banner from the Acropolis in Athens yesterday in protest at the upcoming Beijing Winter Olympics, and were detained by Greek police. The activists, 18-year-old Tibetan

Harvard language program relocates from China to Taiwan

An intensive summer language program hosted by Harvard University in Beijing will relocate to Taiwan in summer of 2022, as the U.S.-China relationship remains strained. The program is moving to Taipei

Hong Kong | Typhoon Kompasu prompts to close schools, stock market

Hong Kong suspended classes, stock market trading and government services as a typhoon passed south of the city today (Wednesday). Heavy rain from Typhoon Kompasu could flood low-lying areas and residents

Beijing: Military drills, flights were needed to defend Taiwan

China's recent increase in military exercises and warplane missions near Taiwan — which have raised concerns around the region — were necessary to defend the nation's sovereignty and territory, a

China exports up 28% in September; surplus with US grows

China's exports rose at a slightly faster pace in September while demand for imports of iron ore and other commodities eased as a property construction boom cooled and authorities enforced

China pledges $230 million for biodiversity fund at UN meet

China today (Tuesday) pledged $230 million to establish a fund to protect biodiversity in developing countries. President Xi Jinping, speaking by video to a U.N. conference in the southwest Chinese city

India, China army talks to defuse border tensions fail

Talks between Indian and Chinese army commanders to disengage troops from key friction areas along their border have ended in a stalemate and failed to ease a 17-month standoff that

Climate | Flooding sends bus into river; 120,000 evacuated

A bus fell into a river in northern China yesterday, leaving at least three people dead and 11 others missing after flooding from heavy rains destroyed homes and covered farmland. Video

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