Sunday, June 4, 2023

Beijing

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...

China sanctions seven top Taiwanese officials after US visit

China on Tuesday announced sanctions on seven “die-hard” pro-independence Taiwanese politicians and officials, including Taipei’s representative to Washington, amid concerns over the increasing visits by foreign dignitaries to the self-ruled island claimed by Beijing. The sanctions were announced by...

China state museum opens inHong Kong amid patriotism drive

China’s famed Palace Museum opened a branch in Hong Kong Sunday amid a drive to build loyalty to Beijing in the former British colony that reverted to Chinese rule 25 years ago.Works of calligraphy and paintings on silk dating...

Beijing warns of ‘explosive’ Covid outbreak

China’s capital Beijing is experiencing an “explosive” COVID-19 outbreak connected to a bar, a government spokesman said on Saturday, as the commercial hub, Shanghai, conducted mass testing to contain a jump in cases tied to a hair salon.The warning...