Pompeo vs Beijing: war of words

China responded pointedly to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s comments on the 30th anniversary of the Chinese army’s bloody suppression of student- led pro-democracy protests centered

Prosperity, repression mark China 30 years after Tiananmen

Thirty years since the Tiananmen Square protests, China’s economy has catapulted up the world rankings, yet political repression is harsher than ever. Hundreds of

‘Tank man’ photographer urges Beijing to open up on Tiananmen

The American photographer who shot the iconic image of a man standing in front of tanks at the 1989 Tiananmen protests says it’s time for the Chinese

A look at key events in the 1989 protests

Over seven weeks in 1989, student-led pro- democracy protests centered on Beijing’s Tiananmen Square became China’s greatest political upheaval since the end of the Cultural Revolution more

Tiananmen veterans look back on movement’s mistakes, passion

Wu’er Kaixi was among the most outspoken of the student leaders during the 1989 Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests, famously reproaching then-Premier Li Peng at a meeting broadcast

Editorial | Atonement

The greatest difficulty China has in revisiting the June 4, 1989 episode has a name attached to it: Deng Xiaoping. The ‘architect’ of the “open door” policy, of the economic reforms,

‘Now this square is my grave’ | Singer missing as authorities crack down on Tiananmen anniversary

It has been three months since Chinese rock musician Li Zhi disappeared from public view. First, an upcoming tour was canceled and his social media

Taiwan | Inflatable ‘Tank Man’ marks Tiananmen protests

An artist has erected an inflatable display in Taiwan’s capital to mark an iconic moment in the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests. The larger-than-life balloon installation, which

Troubled waters | China vows military action if Taiwan, South China Sea claims opposed

China’s defense minister warned yesterday that its military will “resolutely take action” to defend Beijing’s claims over self-ruled Taiwan and disputed South China Sea waters.

Mahathir urges US to talk with China, accept its greatness

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad yesterday called for talks to resolve the ongoing trade dispute between Washington and Beijing and urged the world to accept China’s technological

Beijing says laser report ‘not consistent with the facts’

A report that Australian navy helicopter pilots were targeted with lasers, apparently coming from Chinese fishing boats, was “not consistent with the facts,” China’s defense ministry said yesterday.

Huawei | China dangles a potentially harmful new threat in trade war

Facing new trade sanctions and a U.S. clampdown on its top telecommunications company, China issued a pointed reminder yesterday that it has yet to unleash

Taiwan’s military trains for a Chinese invasion on the beach

Taiwanese tanks and soldiers fired at simulated Chinese forces and assault helicopters launched missiles in an anti-invasion drill yesterday on a beach on the island’s southern coast.

US does not brand China as currency manipulator

The Trump administration has again decided not to label China or any other country as a currency manipulator. But in a report to Congress yesterday

Veteran dissident urges linking of human rights, trade

Veteran Chinese dissident Wang Dan urged Western nations to restore the link between human rights and trade with China in a speech yesterday just days ahead of

Huawei asks court to deem US security law unconstitutional

Fighting to maintain its access to major markets for next-generation communications, Chinese tech giant Huawei is challenging the constitutionality of a U.S. law that limits

Australian navy pilots struck by lasers in South China Sea

Australian navy helicopter pilots were hit by lasers while exercising in the South China Sea, forcing them to land as a precaution, a witness said, describing the

Gov’t deploys Confucius in bid to boost religion controls

China has begun five-day Confucian culture immersion courses for religious leaders in the sage’s hometown as part of a campaign to extend government control over faith

Military drills | Taiwan lands aircraft on highway as part of drill

Taiwan landed war planes on a normally busy highway yesterday to simulate a response to a Chinese attack on its airfields, part of annual drills designed

Chinese tourism to US drops for first time in 15 years

After more than a decade of rapid growth, Chinese travel to the U.S. is falling. And that has cities, malls and other tourist spots scrambling

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