Covid-19 | Tianjin on partial lockdown after omicron found

State broadcaster CCTV said the government has divided Tianjin and its 14 million residents into three levels of restrictions, starting with lockdown areas where people are

Diplomacy | Beijing accuses US of inciting Lithuania over Taiwan

Beijing yesterday accused Washington of inciting Lithuania to “contain China” in a feud over the status of self-ruled Taiwan after U.S. officials expressed support for the

Diplomacy | Arab Gulf foreign ministers head to Beijing for meetings

Foreign ministers from Saudi Arabia and other Arab Gulf states are visiting Beijing for meetings with officials from the world’s second largest economy, a leading consumer

Foreign Minister Wang in Sri Lanka to discuss Belt and Road

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi was in Sri Lanka on yesterday seeking to advance Beijing’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative as the island nation tries to

Chinese immigrant attacked in NYC dies months later

A Chinese immigrant who was brutally attacked in April while collecting cans in East Harlem has died of his injuries, and his case is now deemed a

Filmmaker Zhang Yimou returns for Olympics opening ceremony

Renowned Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yimou is promising a simpler opening ceremony for next month’s Beijing Winter Games with a bold and unprecedented way of lighting

Tianjin testing all residents after Omicron found

The numbers are small, but the major port of Tianjin may be facing China’s first outbreak of omicron of any size, less than four weeks before

One of two Covid cases at Hong Kong party was false positive

One of two people who attended a large gathering with senior Hong Kong officials and was believed to be infected with COVID-19 turned out to be

China lashes out at US over support for Lithuania

China lashed out at the United States yesterday over its support for the European nation of Lithuania in its feud with Beijing over relations with Taiwan.  Foreign

Three Chinese nationals abducted in Nigeria, police say

Police in Nigeria said gunmen abducted three Chinese nationals working in the country’s north central region, the latest incident in a cycle of violence in Africa’s

Hong Kong | Carrie Lam disappointed over officials’ large party

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said yesterday she was disappointed that nine government officials attended a large birthday party that has sparked fears of a new

Xi’an hospital punished for refusing entry to pregnant woman

Hospital officials in the northern Chinese city of Xi’an have been punished after a pregnant woman miscarried after being refused entry, reportedly for not having current COVID-19

China plans space station completion, many launches in 2022

China has recommitted itself to completing its orbiting space station by the end of the year and says it is planning more than 40 launches for

Covid-19 | China reports major drop in virus cases in Xi’an

China yesterday reported a major drop in COVID-19 infections in the northern city of Xi’an, which has been under a tight lockdown, in most districts

Breaking News | Hong Kong bans flights, imposes other Covid-19 restrictions

Hong Kong authorities announced a two-week ban on flights from the United States and seven other countries and held 2,500 passengers on a cruise ship for coronavirus testing today (Wednesday)

Defense | Beijing denies US report it’s rapidly growing its nuclear arms

A senior Chinese arms control official denied yesterday that his government is rapidly expanding its nuclear arsenal, though he said it is taking steps to modernize its

Diplomacy | China opens embassy in Nicaragua for first time since 1990

China opened an embassy in Nicaragua on Friday for the first time since 1990, acting just over three weeks since President Daniel Ortega’s government broke off

Hong Kong | Citizen News site to shut; pro-Beijing lawmakers sworn in

A group of lawmakers loyal to China’s Communist Party were sworn in to Hong Kong’s Legislature yesterday following an election without opposition candidates, as yet another pro-democracy

Hong Kong | Editors charged with sedition, denied bail

Two former editors from a Hong Kong online vocal news outlet were charged with sedition and denied bail yesterday, a day after one of the last

Xi’an | Chinese officials promise groceries for lockdown residents

Chinese officials promised steady deliveries of groceries to residents of Xi’an, an ancient capital with 13 million people that is, in some districts, under lockdown.

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