China, India accuse each other of border moves, firing shots

India and China accused each other today (Tuesday) of making provocative military moves and firing warning shots along their disputed border despite talks on ending the escalating tensions. China said Indian

China launches new optical remote-sensing satellite

China launched a new optical remote-sensing satellite from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in northern Shanxi Province yesterday. The Gaofen-11 02 satellite was launched by a Long March-4B rocket at 1:57

Journalists for US media face possible expulsion

China is delaying the renewal of press cards for at least five journalists working at four U.S. media outlets, an organization of foreign correspondents said yesterday, making them vulnerable to

China’s export growth quickens in August, imports edge lower

China’s export growth accelerated in August while imports edged lower as the world’s second-largest economy extended its recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. Exports rose 9.5% over a year earlier to $235.2

Xi Jinping says Party can’t be split from masses

Chinese President Xi Jinping said nothing will come between the Chinese people and the Communist Party that has governed them for more than 70 years, setting a defiant tone in

China promises more market opening at trade fair

President Xi Jinping pledged to open China’s service industries wider to foreign competitors as its first in-person trade fair since the coronavirus outbreak opened under intensive anti-disease controls. Xi gave no

China commemorates 75th anniversary of end of Pacific War

China yesterday commemorated the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II in the Pacific, during which it endured a brutal invasion and occupation of much of its territory

Czech Senate president meets Taiwan leader; Beijing protests

The Czech Senate president met with Taiwanese leader Tsai Ing-wen and other top government officials yesterday during a rare trip by a foreign dignitary to the self-ruled democratic island that

Taiwan unveils redesigned passport

Taiwan has unveiled a redesigned passport in an effort to stop its citizens being mistaken for Chinese while traveling abroad. The new passport omits “Republic of China” - the official name

Coronavirus | Third virus vaccine reaches major hurdle: final US testing

A handful of the dozens of experimental COVID-19 vaccines in human testing have reached the last and biggest hurdle — looking for the needed proof that they really work as

Pentagon says Beijing planning big increase in nuclear arsenal

China likely plans to double its stockpile of nuclear warheads in this decade, including those designed to be carried atop ballistic missiles that can reach the United States, the Pentagon

Xinhua Insight | Stronger China-EU ties needed to uphold multilateralism in post-coronavirus world

  The just-concluded European tour of China’s top diplomat further demonstrated a need for stronger ties between the two sides to uphold multilateralism, stick to openness and scale up cooperation in

Defying Beijing’s wrath, Czech senator delivers Taiwan speech

Defying anger from China, the president of the Czech Republic’s Senate addressed Taiwan’s legislature yesterday, offering a strong rebuke of authoritarian politics and Beijing’s increasingly aggressive foreign policy. Milos Vystrcil concluded

Hong Kong democracy activists urge German action on China

Hong Kong pro-democracy activists demonstrated outside the German Foreign Ministry yesterday as China’s top diplomat visited the capital, urging the government in Berlin do more to try and force Beijing

Indian, Chinese commanders hold talks over mounting tensions

Indian and Chinese military commanders held talks for a second day yesterday following a new escalation in tensions along their contested border in the Ladakh region. Both of the Asian giants

India says Chinese military made moves near disputed border

India said yesterday its soldiers thwarted “provocative” movements by China’s military near a disputed border in the Ladakh region months into the rival nations’ deadliest standoff in decades. Local military commanders

Thai government delays purchase of submarines from China

Thailand’s government has decided to delay the purchase of two submarines from China, withdrawing its request to parliament to include the sum for an initial payment in the fiscal year

Czech officials visit Taiwan as China threatens retaliation

The Czech Republic’s top legislator yesterday told an economic forum in Taiwan that freedom and democracy are the basis of prosperity, on the second day of a visit that has

China’s missiles warn US aircraft carriers to stay away

China’s latest volley of missile launches into the world’s most hotly contested body of water served as a warning to two key U.S. targets: aircraft carriers and regional bases. The missiles

China restaurant collapses during birthday party, killing 29

Rescue efforts ended at a two-story restaurant in a northern Chinese village that collapsed during a local resident’s 80th birthday celebration, leaving 29 people dead, authorities said yesterday. The Ministry of

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