Taiwan confirms request for US tanks, air defense systems

Taiwan confirmed yesterday it has asked to purchase more than 100 tanks from the U.S., along with air defense and anti- tank missile systems in a major

Automobile | Beijing moves to stop a crash in booming electric-car industry

As big as its world-leading car market is, China has decided that 486 aspiring electric-vehicle companies are too many. The country is considering rules to raise the barrier

Japanese police arrest 7 Chinese in mass drug smuggling

Japanese authorities have arrested seven Chinese men on suspicion of smuggling what was believed to be a record amount of stimulants by ship-to-ship transfers. Tokyo police said

Gov’t plans to store remaining US soy purchases amid trade war

China plans to store cargoes of American soybeans bought earlier this year that are yet to be delivered, as the trade war between Washington and Beijing escalates,

Amid trade war, Xi talks up economy, heads to Moscow

Chinese President Xi Jinping is talking up the Chinese economy’s resilience as he heads to Moscow for a state visit affirming increasingly close ties between

1st rocket from mobile platform in Yellow Sea launched

China has for the first time launched a rocket from a mobile platform in the Yellow Sea, sending five commercial satellites and two others containing experimental

Xi says China’s cconomy noticeably improving, can manage risks

President Xi Jinping said China’s economy is stabilizing and has improved noticeably, giving an upbeat assessment of the nation’s health despite the worsening trade war and recent weak data.

Testimony | Tiananmen or when China shifted from solidarity to stability

The young woman lay on a mat in the concrete hallway of a Beijing hospital on June 4, 1989. She weakly held up an X-ray showing

China issues US travel alert warning of official harassment

China issued a travel warning for the U.S. yesterday, saying Chinese visitors have been interrogated, interviewed and subjected to other forms of what it called harassment by

30 Years On | China handles Tiananmen anniversary with usual silence

Dissidents silenced. Security tightened. References scrubbed from the internet. China imposed an information lockdown yesterday on the 30th anniversary of its bloody crackdown on

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

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