Beijing strips license of lawyer for Hong Kong activist

A Chinese lawyer who represented a Hong Kong pro-democracy activist was stripped of his license amid efforts by Beijing to crush opposition to its tighter control over the territory. Lu Siwei,

Gov’t builds hospital in five days after surge in virus cases

China on Saturday finished building a 1,500-room hospital for COVID-19 patients to fight a surge in infections the government said are harder to contain and that it blamed on infected

Covid-19 WHO team arrives in Wuhan to investigate pandemic origins

A global team of researchers arrived yesterday in the Chinese city where the coronavirus pandemic was first detected to conduct a politically sensitive investigation into its origins amid uncertainty about

Hong Kong | Internet firm blocked website over security law

A Hong Kong internet service provider said it had blocked access to a pro-democracy website to comply with the city’s national security law. In a statement emailed yesterday, Hong Kong Broadband

Lawyer, others arrested by Hong Kong national security unit

Hong Kong police yesterday said they arrested 11 people on suspicion of assisting offenders who are believed to be the 12 Hong Kong activists detained at sea by mainland Chinese

WHO team arrives in Wuhan to investigate pandemic origins

A global team of researchers arrived today (Thursday) in the Chinese city where the coronavirus pandemic was first detected to conduct a politically sensitive investigation into its origins amid uncertainty

US cancels ambassador’s controversial trip to Taiwan

The U.S. State Department canceled the planned Taiwan visit by its U.N. ambassador that has drawn strong opposition and a warning from China. The department announced it was canceling all senior-level

Beijing says will defend self over UK Xinjiang labor measures

China said yesterday that it would defend itself against a British government demand that companies ensure their supply chains are free from forced labor linked to the northwestern Chinese region

Pandemic control goes rural ahead of Lunar New Year

China is concentrating its pandemic prevention efforts in the rural areas as officials urge people to not travel home for the Lunar New Year festival while the country combats its

Shandong | Rescuers seek to free 22 following mine explosion

Rescuers are seeking to free 22 Chinese workers trapped underground for more than two days following an explosion at a partially built gold mine in the country’s east, state media

China expands lockdowns, political conference delayed

Lockdowns have been expanded and a major political conference postponed in a province next to Beijing that is the scene of China’s most serious recent COVID-19 outbreak. Residents of the city

Hong Kong | Leaders ‘not in a hurry’ to roll out Covid-19 vaccines

Hong Kong is in no hurry to roll out Covid-19 vaccinations, according to government advisers, preferring instead to see what happens in other, harder-hit places. “We have the luxury of a

China: WHO experts arriving Thursday for virus origins probe

Experts from the World Health Organization are due to arrive in China this week for a long-anticipated investigation into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic, the government said yesterday. The experts

China Daily | Responsible China contributes to global development

  China has seen considerable growth in its economic, technological and composite national strength. The rise of a responsible country like China does not threaten others or pose danger to the world.

Indonesia green-lights emergency use of Chinese vaccine

Indonesia’s Food and Drug Authority yesterday green-lighted emergency use of the COVID-19 vaccine produced by China-based Sinovac Biotech Ltd., with vaccinations of high-risk groups expected to start later this week. Conditional

Beijing denies coercive birth control measures in Xinjiang

A Chinese official yesterday denied Beijing has imposed coercive birth control measures among Muslim minority women, following an outcry over a tweet by the Chinese Embassy in Washington claiming that

India returns Chinese soldier who crossed disputed border

A Chinese soldier seized by India’s military in the remote Ladakh region, where the two countries are locked in a border standoff, was handed back to China yesterday, the army

Hong Kong’s new top judge urges impartiality in courts

Hong Kong’s new top judge warned yesterday that the semiautonomous Chinese territory’s courts need to show they are impartial amid a flurry of politically charged cases or risk losing public

US eases restrictions on contact with Taiwan in jab at China

The U.S. will remove decades-old, self-imposed restrictions on how its diplomats and other officials interact with Taiwan, a move that may inflame tensions with Beijing just a little over a

Authorities issue rules to stop ‘unjustified’ use of foreign laws

China issued new rules to block its companies and citizens from having to follow “unjustified” foreign laws and measures, in its latest riposte to U.S. restrictions on businesses like ByteDance

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