Tag: Beijing

Containing China is ‘mission impossible’, Beijing warns Biden

Any attempt to contain China is "mission impossible", the country's defence ministry warned the US on Thursday, as the Biden administration works to shore...

Partial lockdown in Beijing as UK virus variant detected

1.6 million residents were banned from leaving Beijing on Wednesday as two Covid-19 cases linked to a new UK virus variant were found in...

Over half a million under lockdown as Beijing outbreak spreads

More than half a million people were placed under lockdown in Beijing on Monday as the government imposed strict measures to stamp out a...
hong-kong-police-make-national-security-arrests-over-campus-protest

Hong Kong police make national security arrests over campus protest

Hong Kong police arrested three people on Monday for chanting banned slogans at a university campus last month, accusing them of violating a draconian...
us-ends-china-funded-exchange-programs,-calls-them-‘propaganda-tools’

US ends China-funded exchange programs, calls them ‘propaganda tools’

The US State Department said Friday it was terminating five Chinese-funded exchange programs with the United States, calling them propaganda tools for Beijing. Secretary...
tiktok-keeps-ticking-in-us-as-deadline-for-asset-sale-passes

TikTok keeps ticking in US as deadline for asset sale passes

by Glenn CHAPMAN TikTok continued serving up short videos in the US despite missing a Trump administration deadline to come up with an acceptable...

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...
Theindependent