#MeToo | Bystanders harass Chinese woman going public in court case

A Chinese woman was shoved by antagonistic bystanders as she headed to court yesterday in one of the few remaining #MeToo cases from a tamped-down movement whose legacy remains uncertain. Zhou

Diplomacy | Top China, Singapore officials meet to reaffirm ties

China’s top diplomat met yesterday in Singapore with the wealthy city-state’s prime minister, reaffirming the importance of trade and diplomatic ties between the two countries. In a Facebook post, Singapore’s Prime

Guo Wengui | Chinese tycoon’s companies pay $539M in US securities case

Three companies linked to a Chinese businessman who is a prominent critic of his country’s ruling Communist Party have agreed to pay $539 million to settle charges they conducted an

Flights restored as Typhoon Chanthu lingers off Shanghai

Transport links in the Chinese commercial hub of Shanghai were largely restored yesterday as a typhoon remained offshore. Typhoon Chanthu brought high winds and rain to the country’s largest city and

Diplomacy | Japan candidate for premier singles out China threat

Japan’s former top diplomat and candidate to head its ruling party said yesterday that he supports boosting Tokyo’s defense budget amid China’s growing assertiveness in the region. Ex-foreign minister Fumio Kishida

China ranks ninth in global fatigue study

\China ranked ninth on a global fatigue index list, Sleepseeker, a United Kingdom-based company, said in a study published recently. A total of 16 countries were ranked in the study, with

Shanghai cuts transport as Typhoon Chanthu moves up coast

Flights and train service were being canceled in Shanghai, China’s largest city, as Typhoon Chanthu moved up the mainland coast yesterday after bringing heavy rain and wind to Taiwan. Local media

FM Wang offers aid and friendship on Cambodia visit

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said yesterday that China has agreed to provide the Southeast Asian nation with grant aid of 1.75 billion yuan ($272 million), announcing the assistance during

Putian | Chinese city with coronavirus outbreak stops buses, trains

A city in southern China that is trying to contain a coronavirus outbreak told the public yesterday not to leave town, suspended bus and train service and closed cinemas, bars

Hong Kong | Activists plead guilty over unauthorized vigil

A dozen Hong Kong pro-democracy activists pleaded guilty yesterday to participating in an unauthorized candlelight vigil to mark Beijing’s crackdown in Tiananmen Square. The 12 were charged with participating in the

Taiwan | Tsai commissions domestic-made naval warship

  Taiwan’s leader oversaw the commissioning of a new domestically made navy warship yesterday as part of the island’s plan to boost indigenous defense capacity amid heightened tensions with China. Tsai Ing-wen

Hong Kong | Police arrest defiant Tiananmen vigil leaders

Hong Kong police yesterday arrested four leaders of the group that organized the city’s annual Tiananmen Square commemorations after they refused to cooperate in a national security investigation, the group

China chases ‘rejuvenation’ with control of tycoons, society

An avalanche of changes launched by China’s ruling Communist Party has jolted everyone from tech billionaires to school kids. Behind them: President Xi Jinping’s vision of making a more powerful,

Broadcasters urged to cancel plans to cover Beijing Olympics

Some of the world’s largest broadcasters including American network NBC are being asked by human rights groups to cancel plans to cover next year’s Winter Olympics in Beijing. The Winter

#MeToo | Prosecutors drop sexual assault case against Alibaba manager

Chinese prosecutors have dropped a case against a former Alibaba manager accused by a female colleague of sexual assault, weeks after the case caused a backlash against the e-commerce firm

Hong Kong scraps quarantine for arrivals from Macau, mainland

Travelers arriving in Hong Kong from China and Macau will no longer need to quarantine, Hong Kong's top official said today, easing curbs imposed after summer outbreaks of the coronavirus

Weibo bans BTS fan account for illegal fundraising

Chinese social media platform Weibo banned a fan club of popular South Korean K-pop band BTS from posting for 60 days, saying it had raised funds illegally, days after photographs

Chinese star cuts ties with Swiss watch brand over Taiwan

Chinese singer and actor Lu Han, a former member of popular K-pop boy band EXO, said last weekend he would cut ties with Swiss luxury watch brand Audemars Piguet after

Hong Kong | Group behind Tiananmen vigil denies foreign ties

The group behind the annual Tiananmen Square memorial vigil in Hong Kong said yesterday it will not cooperate with police conducting a national security investigation into the group’s activities, calling

Xi attends 6th Eastern Economic Forum opening ceremony

Chinese President Xi Jinping attended and addressed the opening ceremony of the plenary session of the sixth Eastern Economic Forum on Friday via video link in Beijing and called on

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