Tag: China

China clashes with US over new Hong Kong security law

by Jerome TAYLOR China promised Thursday to take "strong countermeasures" if the US presses ahead with tough new sanctions that target banks over infringements on Hong Kong's autonomy, after Beijing imposed a sweeping security law on the restless financial hub. Beijing has faced a groundswell of...

China to foreign critics: Hong Kong law ‘none of your business’

China on Wednesday slammed international criticism over a controversial new national security law for Hong Kong, saying other countries should keep quiet. Western governments and critics have warned the new law will curb the city's autonomy and undermine the "One Country, Two Systems" policy meant...

Morning brief: Coronavirus update for June 29, 2020

As of 8 am, June 29, 2020: World count: Global Covid-19 cases pass 10 million mark There are now 10,063,319 confirmed cases of the Covid-19 worldwide. The United States has the highest number of coronavirus cases, with 2,591,303 infections, followed by Brazil (1,344,143) and Russia (634,437).  This milestone has...

China threatens retaliation for US curbs on ‘propaganda’ outlets

by Laurie Chen with Shaun Tandon in Washington China threatened Tuesday to retaliate against new US restrictions on Chinese state media, escalating tensions between the two superpowers as they crack down on each other's news outlets. The US State Department said Monday it was reclassifying four...

Indian forces kill 3 militants in Kashmir’s main city: police

Three militants were killed in a shootout with Indian government forces in the heart of Kashmir's main city Srinagar, police said Sunday, two days after eight rebels died in another gun battle. New Delhi has been stepping up counter-insurgency efforts in the disputed territory since...

Morning brief: Coronavirus update for June 22, 2020

As of 8 am, June 22, 2020: World count: 8,892,595 cases, 4,403,307 recoveries, 465,880 deaths There are now 8,892,595 confirmed cases of the Covid-19 worldwide. The United States has the highest number of coronavirus cases, with 2,321,667 infections, followed by Brazil (1,085,038) and Russia (584,680).  There have been 465,880...

‘Hurt and angry’, India leader warns China over border clash

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Friday that his country was "hurt and angry" after a border clash with China that left 20 troops dead, and warned that the army has been given free reign to respond to any new violence. India and China have...

Coronavirus update for June 16, 2020

As of 8 am, June 16, 2020: World count: 8,003,021 cases, 3,832,784 recoveries, 435,619 deaths There are now 8,003,021 confirmed cases of the Covid-19 worldwide. The United States has the highest number of coronavirus cases, with 2,153,782 infections, followed by Brazil (891,556) and Russia (537,210).  There have been 435,619...

Morning brief: Coronavirus update for June 15, 2020

As of 8 am, June 15, 2020: World count: 7,873,221 cases, 3,755,576 recoveries, 432,173 deaths There are now 7,873,221 confirmed cases of the Covid-19 worldwide. The United States has the highest number of coronavirus cases, with 2,132,468 infections, followed by Brazil (867,882) and Russia (528,964).  There have been 432,173...

Morning brief: Coronavirus update for June 13, 2020

As of 5 am, June 13, 2020: World count: 7,573,699 cases, 3,582,269 recoveries, 423,155 deaths There are now 7,573,699 confirmed cases of the Covid-19 worldwide. The United States has the highest number of coronavirus cases, with 2,077,370 infections, followed by Brazil (809,398) and Russia (511,423).  There have been 423,155...