Xi visits Tibet, stressing ‘lasting stability, high-quality development’

Chinese leader Xi Jinping has stressed fully implementing the guidelines of the Communist Party of China (CPC) for governing Tibet in a new era and writing a new chapter of

Tech | Tencent ordered to end exclusive music contracts

Internet giant Tencent was ordered by regulators to end exclusive contracts with music copyright holders, adding to increased enforcement of anti-monopoly and other rules as Beijing tightens control over booming

Gov’t sends supplies to flooded area, rebuilds barriers

Trucks carrying water and food yesterday streamed into a Chinese city at the center of flooding that killed at least 63 people, while soldiers laid sandbags to fill gaps in

Man in central China survives three days in flooded garage

A man in central China was rescued after spending three days trapped in a flooded underground garage following torrential rains, while at least four bodies were found after a traffic

Gov’t rebuffs WHO’s terms for further Covid-19 origins study

China cannot accept the World Health Organization’s plan for the second phase of a study into the origins of COVID-19, a senior Chinese health official said yesterday. Zeng Yixin, the vice

33 dead, eight missing in flood-hit Henan

More cities in China’s Henan Province have been hit with torrential rains that have left 33 dead and eight missing. At 11 a.m. yesterday, Henan’s provincial meteorological observatory reissued a top-level

Gov’t fines tech giants for content exploiting children

China’s internet watchdog said yesterday it has fined platforms operated by e-commerce company Alibaba and gaming firm Tencent for spreading sexually suggestive content involving children, as regulators seek to clean

Hong Kong | Police arrest former Apple Daily senior editor

Hong Kong national security police yesterday arrested a former editor at the now-defunct Apple Daily pro-democracy newspaper, weeks after the paper was forced to close after authorities froze its assets. Lam

Organizing committee vows to deliver ‘simple, safe and splendid’ Beijing 2022

Beijing 2022 organizers have once again assured the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the world that China will deliver a “simple, safe and splendid” Winter Olympic Games in fewer than

Death toll rises to 25 from heavy rains in Henan

The death toll from torrential rains in central China’s Henan Province has risen to 25, with seven people missing, local authorities told a press briefing yesterday afternoon. Since July 16, over

Gov’t rejects hacking charges, accuses US of cyberspying

China yesterday rejected an accusation by Washington and its Western allies that Beijing is to blame for a hack of the Microsoft Exchange email system and complained Chinese entities are

Taiwan, Lithuania ties grow despite pressure from Beijing

Taiwan will exchange representative offices with Lithuania, the self-governed island said yesterday, in a breakthrough for its foreign relations that are under constant pressure from China. The offices will seek to

US accuses China of Microsoft Exchange email hack

The Biden administration yesterday blamed China for a hack of Microsoft Exchange email server software that compromised tens of thousands of computers around the world earlier this year. The administration and

Gov’t to intensify efforts to avoid drastic fluctuations in hog prices

China’s top economic planner said yesterday that it would work with related departments to intensify regulatory measures to avoid drastic ups and downs in hog prices when necessary. Since the beginning

US firms in Hong Kong face risks, says AmCham

U.S. businesses operating in Hong Kong should reassess their operations and decide if the risks of operating there are worth the reward, the president of the American Chamber of Commerce

Commissioner in HK says US bullying act of sanction to backfire

The office of the commissioner of the Chinese foreign ministry in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) has strongly disapproved and condemned the so-called “business advisory” issued by the

China, moving cautiously, starts carbon trading market

Chinese power companies bid for credits to emit carbon dioxide and other climate-changing gases as trading on the first national carbon exchange began Friday in a step meant to help

Beijing: 2022 Winter Olympics on track despite pandemic

With the postponed Summer Olympics set to open in Tokyo next week, Beijing has made moves to show its preparations for the Winter Games are well on track for February

Economic growth slows to still-robust 7.9%

China’s economic growth slowed to a still-strong 7.9% over a year earlier in the three months ending in June as a rebound from the coronavirus leveled off. As expected, the growth

Gov’t slams Yellen’s call for US-European ‘unified front’

China on Tuesday denounced an appeal by Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen for a U.S.-European “unified front” against Chinese “unfair economic practices” and human rights abuses. “China strongly deplores and rejects Treasury

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