Covid-19 | Xi says China to keep boosting vaccine, medical cooperation with Barbados

China will continue to strengthen vaccine, medical cooperation with Barbados and help the country win the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic at an early date, Chinese President Xi Jinping said

Tech | Gov’t tightens control over cybersecurity in data crackdown

Tech experts in China who find a weakness in computer security would be required to tell the government and couldn’t sell that knowledge under rules further tightening the Communist Party’s

Hong Kong | District councilors must take oath despite exodus

Hong Kong’s leader said yesterday that elected district councilors will still need to take an oath pledging allegiance to Hong Kong despite the resignation of dozens of councilors who are

At least eight dead in hotel collapse in city in eastern China

Rescue workers were digging through the remains of a collapsed hotel in eastern China looking for any survivors of a disaster that has killed at least eight people and left

Military says it chased US warship out of disputed sea

China’s military said it chased a U.S. warship out of a disputed area of the South China Sea on Monday after Washington warned an attack on the Philippines might activate

Covid-19 | Taiwanese tech companies announce vaccine donation

Two Taiwanese high-tech companies announced a donation yesterday of 10 million doses of anti-coronavirus vaccine made by Germany’s BioNTech to the island’s government, which faces political obstacles in fighting the

Hong Kong | Police arrest five more in alleged bomb plot

Hong Kong’s national security police yesterday arrested five more people in relation to an alleged bomb plot, as political tensions rise amid Beijing’s tightening control over the city. The five —

Biden backs Trump rejection of China’s South China Sea claim

The Biden administration on Sunday upheld a Trump-era rejection of nearly all of China’s significant maritime claims in the South China Sea. The administration also warned China that any attack

Space | China kicks off lunar sample study programs

China yesterday delivered about 17 grams of lunar samples brought back by the Chang’e-5 probe to 13 institutions, which had applied for research programs to the Lunar Exploration and Space

Tech | Chinese regulator halts Huya-Douyu game-streaming merger

China’s market regulator on Saturday blocked the merger of Tencent-backed game streaming platforms Douyu and Huya following an anti-monopoly investigation, as authorities ramp up scrutiny of some of the country’s

Canada judge won’t allow Huawei exec to submit new evidence

A Canadian judge has denied the request from a senior executive for Chinese communications giant Huawei Technologies to submit new evidence into her extradition hearing. “The application is denied,” said Associate

Leaders of North Korea, China vow to strengthen ties

The North Korean and Chinese leaders expressed their desire yesterday to further strengthen their ties as they exchanged messages marking the 60th anniversary of their countries’ defense treaty. In a message

Gov’t opposes US move to add Chinese entities to export control list

China is firmly opposed to the United States adding 23 Chinese entities to its “entity list” of export controls, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) said yesterday. The move,

New UN proposal: Aid to Syria from one crossing from Turkey

A U.N. resolution proposed yesterday (local time) would allow the delivery of humanitarian aid to rebel-held northwest Syria through just one crossing point from Turkey for a year after objections

One of China’s wandering elephants is returned to reserve

A male Asian elephant that had separated from a herd that has been wandering southwest China for more than a a year has been anaesthetized and returned to its nature

Aussie treasurer: National interests come first with China

Australia will always put its national interests ahead of economic interests in its troubled relationship with China, a senior Australian lawmaker said yesterday after a White House official predicted Sino-Australian

Xiplomacy | Xi calls on political parties to pursue ‘wellbeing and progress of mankind’

The choice is in our hands and the responsibility falls on our shoulders.” That was what Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central

Twitter restricts tweets of academic who mocked China leader

A New Zealand academic says Twitter temporarily restricted her account after she mocked Chinese President Xi Jinping. University of Canterbury Professor Anne-Marie Brady is an expert on China’s attempts to exert

Australia denies interfering in China’s Pacific vaccine help

Australia yesterday denied Chinese government and media allegations that it was interfering in the rollout of Chinese vaccine in Papua New Guinea. The clash over vaccine diplomacy marks another rift in

Chinese ride service Didi told to take app off online stores

Ride-hailing service Didi Global Inc., which made its U.S. stock market debut last week, was ordered Sunday by Chinese regulators to remove its app from online stores while the company

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