Death toll from earthquake rises to 93

The death toll from a major earthquake in western China rose to 93 as the search for survivors continued, authorities said. A magnitude 6.8 quake

China quarantines college students under strict policy

Almost 500 students at China’s premier college for broadcast journalists have been sent to a quarantine center after a handful of COVID-19 cases were detected in

Heavy rain after deadly Sichuan quake complicates recovery

Heavy rains are complicating earthquake recovery efforts in southwestern China, where the death toll from Monday’s disaster has risen to 82. More than 20,000 people

Putin and Xi to meet in Uzbekistan next week, official says

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping plan to meet next week in Uzbekistan, a Russian official said yesterday, announcing a summit that could signal

China’s export growth sinks in August, imports shrink

China's trade weakened in August as high energy prices, inflation and anti-virus measures weighed on global and Chinese consumer demand, while imports of Russian oil and

Chinese church members seeking asylum overseas fear persecution

Days after flying to Thailand to seek asylum, members of a Chinese church huddled in a restaurant to share their stories with journalists. But when they peered

Hong Kong Speech therapists convicted of sedition over books

Five Hong Kong speech therapists were convicted of sedition yesterday after they printed a series of children’s books about sheep and wolves that a court said

Earthquake deaths rise to 74 as lockdown anger grows

The death toll in this week’s earthquake in western China has jumped to 74 with another 26 people still missing, the government reported yesterday, as frustration rose with

Chengdu enforces strict lockdown despite earthquake

Authorities in southwestern China’s Chengdu have maintained strict COVID-19 lockdown measures on the city of 21 million despite a major earthquake that killed at least 65

Tsai cites threat of Chinese ‘cognitive warfare’

Taiwanese leader Tsai Ing-wen said yesterday that China is conducting “cognitive warfare” by spreading misinformation in addition to its regular incursions into nearby waters and airspace

Seven dead after powerful quake shakes southwest China

A strong earthquake killed at least seven people, triggered landslides and shook residents in a major city under lockdown in southwestern China yesterday, state media reported.

China releases report on Xinjiang in response to Bachelet’s assessment

Defending its policies towards the Uighurs, China’s Permanent Mission to the UN in Geneva last week submitted a 131-page response document to the United Nations human

Beijing accuses Washington of cyber-spying on university

China yesterday accused Washington of breaking into computers at a university that U.S. officials say does military research, adding to complaints by both governments of rampant

US OKs USD1b arms sale to Taiwan as tensions rise with China

The Biden administration on Friday announced a more than USD1 billion arms sale to Taiwan as U.S.-China tensions escalate over the status of the island.

India launches new aircraft carrier as China concerns grow

India commissioned its first home-built aircraft carrier Friday as it seeks to counter regional rival China’s much larger and growing fleet, and expand its own indigenous

China, Japan ground ferries, flights as typhoon approaches

Cities in eastern China suspended ferry services and classes and flights were canceled in Japan yesterday as Typhoon Hinnamnor, the strongest global storm this year, blew

Beijing rejects UN report on Uyghur abuses in Xinjiang

China has denounced a long-delayed U.N. report that was released over its protest and that says the government’s arbitrary detention of Uyghurs and other mostly Muslim

Authorities lock down 21 million in Chengdu in outbreak

Chinese authorities have locked down Chengdu, a southwestern city of 21 million people, following a spike in COVID-19 cases. Residents have been ordered to stay home,

China demands US drop tech export curbs after Nvidia warning

The Chinese government yesterday called on Washington to repeal its technology export curbs after chip designer Nvidia Corp. said a new product might be delayed and some work

Taiwan forces fire at drones flying over island near China

Taiwan's military fired warning shots at drones from China flying over its outposts just off the Chinese coastline, underscoring heightened tensions and the self-ruled island’s resolve

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