China sentences third Canadian to death on drug charges

China has sentenced a third Canadian citizen to death on drug charges amid a steep decline in relations between the two countries. The Guangzhou Municipal Intermediate Court announced Xu Weihong’s penalty

Zheng Yanxiong | This is the hardliner china chose to oversee Hong Kong security

Artist. Propagandist. Urban planning enthusiast. Traditional Chinese medicine student. Zheng Yanxiong doesn’t fit the usual mold of a top Communist Party security agent. Zheng’s eclectic background suggests someone who will bring a broad

Highest-level US trip to Taiwan in decades to challenge Beijing

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar will lead a delegation to Taiwan in the highest-level visit by a U.S. cabinet official since Washington cut ties with Taipei more than

Australian leader says US-China war no longer inconceivable

Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison said yesterday his government held a less dramatic view of U.S.-China strategic tensions than a predecessor who warned of a potential “hot war” before U.S.

Video suggests explosions in North Korean city near China

A video obtained by The Associated Press shows plumes of black smoke rising from a North Korean city near the border with China amid reports that deadly explosions occurred there

China, WHO in talks on plans to trace coronavirus origin

China and the World Health Organization are discussing plans to trace the origin of the coronavirus outbreak following a visit to the country by two experts from the U.N. agency,

Heavy rains hit eastern provinces from weakening tropical storm

Heavy rains and high winds were hitting China’s eastern coastal region yesterday from a tropical storm weakening as it neared Shanghai. The skies over the financial hub were overcast ahead of

Criticism of LegCo election decision callous

The Hong Kong Special Administration Region government had no choice but to postpone the 2020 Legislative Council election in the face of the surge in novel coronavirus infections. Those trying

Hong Kong denies mass Chinese virus tests are bid to harvest DNA

Hong Kong denied plans to harvest residents’ DNA as part of a China-backed coronavirus-testing blitz, as deep political mistrust further complicates the city’s efforts to contain its worst outbreak ever. The

German laser tech company says gov’t blocks exports to China

A German company that specializes in laser communication says it is pulling out of uncompleted deals in China after the German government barred it from delivering hardware to the country. Mynaric

Beijing accuses US of harassing Chinese students, researchers

China yesterday accused the United States of “monitoring, harassing and willfully detaining” Chinese students and researchers in the U.S. Foreign ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin’s comments follow the denial of a bail

South Korea and Japan flap could hit Trump’s plans on China

A South Korean court is set to start liquidating assets of a Japanese company to compensate Koreans conscripted to work during colonial occupation, straining ties between two key U.S. partners

Taiwanese pay respects to former President Lee Teng-hui

TAIPEI — Taiwan's leaders and its people were paying their respects today (Saturday) to former President Lee Teng-hui, who died this week at age 97 after bringing full democracy to

Hong Kong government postpones elections, citing coronavirus

The Hong Kong government is invoking an emergency regulations ordinance in delaying the elections. Lam said the government has the support of the Chinese government in making the decision. Hong Kong

Hong Kong disqualifies 12 opposition nominees for assembly

HONG KONG — At least 12 Hong Kong pro-democracy nominees including Joshua Wong were disqualified for a September legislative election, with authorities saying today (Thursday) they failed to uphold the

Harvard professor faces tax charges tied to Chinese school

A Harvard University professor already facing federal charges for allegedly lying about his ties to a Chinese-run recruitment program now faces additional charges of failing to report income from a

Four arrested under new Hong Kong security law for online posts

HONG KONG — Hong Kong police have signaled their intent to enforce a new Chinese national security law strictly, arresting four youths Wednesday on suspicion of inciting secession through social

US, Australia, N.Zealand team up to criticize China in Asia-Pacific

The United States and Australia are teaming up in their criticism of China, taking the country to task for aggressive behavior throughout the Asia-Pacific and not acting quickly to contain

Covid-19 | Head of China CDC gets injected with experimental vaccine

The head of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention says he has been injected with an experimental coronavirus vaccine in an attempt to persuade the public to follow

Asia Today: New cases continue to rise in China’s Xinjiang

New coronavirus cases continue to rise in China's northwestern region of Xinjiang, with 57 reported on Tuesday. Beijing also reported its first case of domestic transmission in more than two weeks,

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