COVID-19 | Harbin kills three housecats that tested positive for virus

A city in northern China has killed three housecats after they tested positive for COVID-19, according to a local media report yesterday, as the country takes increasingly strict measures to

China, NATO officials discuss Afghanistan, regional tensions

China’s top diplomat has held a virtual meeting with NATO’s chief to discuss the situation in Afghanistan, amid longstanding disagreements between Beijing and the U.S.-led alliance over regional policies. The Chinese

Two Canadians in prisoner swap freed for health reasons: Beijing

Two Canadians detained in late 2019 who were allowed to return to Canada in a prisoner swap were released on bail for health reasons, China’s Foreign Ministry said yesterday. A ministry

Chinese executive, Canadians return home in prisoner swap

China, the U.S. and Canada completed a high-stakes prisoner swap with joyous homecomings for two Canadians held by China and for an executive of Chinese global communications giant Huawei Technologies

CHINA DAILY | Xi’s proposals point way for world to stand on right side of history

  The world is once again at a historical crossroad. But if countries are convinced that the trends of the times are irresistible, they will be able to choose the path

Dire Strait | Beijing sends 24 fighter jets toward Taiwan in show of force

China sent 24 fighter jets toward Taiwan in a large display of force yesterday, after the self-governing island announced its intention to join an 11-nation Pacific trade group that China

Property | Fears of contagion from Evergrande’s debt problems ease

Fears that a Chinese real estate developer’s possible default on multibillion-dollar debts might send shockwaves through global financial markets appeared to ease yesterday as creditors waited to see how much

FINTECH | Ant Group shares credit data with central bank

China’s central bank will soon have access to private credit information of hundreds of millions of users of Ant Group’s online credit service, in a move signaling more regulatory oversight

China keeps virus at bay at high cost ahead of Olympics

The Beizhong International Travel Agency in the eastern city of Tianjin has had only one customer since coronavirus outbreaks that began in July prompted Chinese leaders to renew city lockdowns

Hong Kong | New electors chosen, with only one opposition member

The 1,500-member panel that picks Hong Kong’s next leader will have only one opposition-leaning member, according to results yesterday from a tightly controlled selection process amid a crackdown on dissent

Indonesia says no evidence of alleged Chinese intel hack

Indonesian authorities have found no evidence that the country’s main intelligence service’s computers were compromised, after a U.S.-based private cybersecurity company alerted them of a suspected breach of its internal

Exclusive Interview: UN chief warns China, US to avoid Cold War

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres spoke to The Associated Press this weekend ahead of this week's annual United Nations gathering of world leaders — a convening blemished by COVID, climate concerns

Hong Kong | Voters choose new ‘grand’ electors under pro-Beijing laws

Select Hong Kong residents voted for members of the Election Committee that will choose the city’s leader in the first polls yesterday following reforms meant to ensure candidates with Beijing

Inquiry puts ex-World Bank officials under scrutiny on China

Former officials of the World Bank are under pressure after an investigation found that they pressured staff members of the bank to alter data on global business conditions in order

Diplomacy | Nuclear submarine deal will reshape Indo-Pacific relations; angers Beijing

President Joe Biden announced yesterday that the United States is forming a new Indo-Pacific security alliance with Britain and Australia that will allow for greater sharing of defense capabilities

Space | Three crew leave China’s station for Earth after 90 days

Three astronauts who lived for 90 days on China’s space station departed yesterday in preparation for returning to Earth. The national space agency said Nie Haisheng, Liu Boming and Tang Hongbo

China imposes local lockdowns as Covid-19 cases surge

China tightened lockdowns and increased orders for mass testing in cities along its east coast yesterday amid the latest surge in COVID-19 cases. Checks have been set up in toll stations

Hong Kong | Activists jailed over Tiananmen crackdown vigil

Nine Hong Kong activists and ex-lawmakers yesterday were handed jail sentences of up to 10 months over their roles in last year’s banned Tiananmen Square candlelight vigil, the latest blow

Taiwan | Military holds anti-invasion drill as China threat heightens

An F-16 screeched across the sky then landed among pineapple fields in southwestern Taiwan to quickly refuel before taking off again. A Taiwanese-made Indigenous Defensive Fighter, U.S.-made F-16V, French-made Mirage 2000-5

S.Korean, Chinese diplomats meet amid Koreas tension

The foreign ministers of South Korea and China met Wednesday for talks expected to focus on North Korea and other regional security issues, two days after North Korea claimed to

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