Tag: Beijing

Chinese official backs Hong Kong judicial ‘reform’ calls

A senior Chinese official on Tuesday backed calls to "reform" Hong Kong's judiciary, in a landmark speech signalling Beijing's determination to assert more control...

Why Beijing may want to keep Trump in the White House

by Patrick BAERT Donald Trump has frustrated and enraged China during a tumultuous first term, but Beijing may welcome his re-election as it scans the...

Beijing says support for Taiwan independence ‘doomed to fail’

China ramped up its rhetoric over Taiwan on Monday, describing any support for its independence as "doomed to fail", and threatened retaliation against US...

Hong Kong postpones elections over virus as China crackdown deepens

by Jerome TAYLOR / Yan ZHAO Hong Kong's democracy supporters were dealt a huge blow Friday as authorities postponed local elections for a year because...

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...

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...

Beijing officials declare outbreak ‘under control’

The new coronavirus outbreak that has infected 256 people in Beijing since early June is "under control", officials in the Chinese capital said Wednesday,...

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...

Beijing reports 22 new virus cases as millions tested

China's capital reported 22 new cases of the coronavirus on Sunday after a mass testing effort that has collected more than two million samples...

Morning brief: Coronavirus update for June 20, 2020

As of 8 am, June 20, 2020: World count: 8,628,403 cases, 4,223,909 recoveries, 458,676 deaths There are now 8,628,40 confirmed cases of the Covid-19 worldwide. The United States...
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