Thursday, December 1, 2022

Beijing

Beijing residents at frigid anti-lockdown rally

One by one Beijingers braved the cold Sunday night after word of a rally spread on social media -- a silent vigil for the victims of a deadly fire as well as a protest against China’s harsh Covid-19 restrictions.Within...

China’s covid cases touch record high; Beijing resorts to community lockdowns

Doggedly persisting with its much-criticised zero-COVID policy, China has slipped deeper into the coronavirus quagmire as it reported a record 31,444 infections on Thursday with many of its cities, including Beijing, resorting to community lockdowns to stem the virus...

New covid cases hit China; Beijing under semi-lockdown

The coronavirus situation in China has become grim again with the number of COVID-19 cases rising to over 25,000, including more than 500 in Beijing, prompting the city officials to advise millions of residents to stay home this weekend...

China’s overreaction to Taiwan spells danger to peace SE Asia: US

China is endangering peace in Southeast Asia with its “overreaction” to US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, America’s envoy Nicholas Burns said on Thursday, while reiterating that there is no shift in America’s ‘one-China policy’ as alleged...

Won’t tolerate any activities aimed to split China, Beijing hits back at Biden

China on Monday made it clear to Washington that it will not tolerate any activities aimed at splitting the country and will take “necessary measures” to protect its sovereignty, hours after President Joe Biden again said the US military...

Russia, China agree to expand security ties

A top Russian security official declared Monday on a visit to China that the Kremlin considers beefing up ties with Beijing as a top policy goal.Nikolai Patrushev, secretary of the national Security Council chaired by Russian President Vladimir Putin,...

Taiwanese troops shoot down drone over island outpost

Taiwan’s military said it shot down a drone hovering over one of its island outposts just off the Chinese coast on Thursday amid a spike in tensions with Beijing.The Kinmen Defence Command said the drone entered restricted airspace over...

Taiwan prez assures troops amid China threats

Taiwan’s president told the self-ruled island’s military units Tuesday to keep their cool in the face of daily warplane flights and warship maneuvers by rival China, saying that Taiwan will not allow Beijing to provoke a conflict.China has kept...

CPC mulls congress to endorserare 3rd term for Jinping on Oct 16

China’s ruling Communist Party proposes to hold its 20th Congress in Beijing on October 16 which is widely expected to endorse an unprecedented 3rd term for President Xi Jinping.A meeting of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of...

US to hold talks with Taiwan, island drills military

The U.S. government on Thursday announced trade talks with Taiwan in a sign of support for the island democracy China claims as its own territory, prompting a warning by Beijing that it will take action if necessary to “safeguard...