Tag: China

China slams US ‘bullying’ over Tiktok, WeChat

China on Saturday accused the United States of "bullying" and suggested it may take unspecified countermeasures after Washington banned downloads of popular video app TikTok and effectively blocked the use of the Chinese super-app WeChat. "China urges the US to abandon bullying, cease (its) wrongful...

VIDEO: Chinese activist loses legal battle over homophobic textbooks

https://youtu.be/50eFKIBiHQY A Chinese LGBT activist has lost her legal bid to get a university textbook corrected for describing gay people as suffering from a "common psychosexual disorder". China stopped classifying homosexuality as a mental illness in 2001, but its mostly closeted LGBT population still encounters discrimination...

VIDEO: China tries to flip the pandemic script, starring a ‘reborn’ Wuhan

https://youtu.be/8YhSXxo-SHw VIDEO BY LIANCHAO LAN China is recasting Wuhan as a heroic coronavirus victim and trying to throw doubt on the pandemic's origin story as it aims to seize the narrative at a time of growing global distrust of Beijing. The PR blitz plays out daily in...

VIDEO: China praises controversial Mulan actress

  China says that it is "normal" for Disney to thank the Xinjiang government where the movie "Mulan" was filmed and calls the lead actress a "true Chinese" for supporting the Hong Kong police. The film has faced boycott calls globally for filming in Xinjiang...

India, China trade blame over border tensions after ministers meet

India and China traded blame for rising tensions over their disputed Himalayan border on Saturday following their highest level meeting since a deadly clash in June. India's Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and his Chinese counterpart General Wei Fenghe released rival statements accusing each other of...

Thousands arrested for ‘virus-related crimes’ in China

Nearly 5,800 people suspected of killing health workers, selling defective medical equipment and lying about their travel history have been arrested in China for epidemic-related crimes since January, the state prosecutor's office said. One case involved a shopper who beat another customer to death for...

Angry Chinese nationals flock to embassy over Covid-19 test requirement before boarding flights home

Singapore—Some Chinese nationals were unhappy with the new ruling requiring them to get tested for Covid-19 before getting on their flights home. Bloomberg reports that dozens of Chinese gathered outside their embassy in Singapore, causing a commotion until the police arrived. The new ruling came...

China, Canada ministers meet as tensions rise over detainees

Canada's foreign minister has called the release of two citizens detained in China a "top priority" for his country during a meeting with his Chinese counterpart in Italy. Relations between Beijing and Ottawa have been increasingly bitter since an executive for Chinese tech giant Huawei...

China, US hold trade talks, agree to ‘push forward’ phase one deal

by Helen ROXBURGH Top Chinese and US negotiators spoke on the phone Tuesday and agreed to "push forward" their phase one economic deal, amid soaring tensions between the two sides on several fronts. The US and China signed the accord in January, bringing a partial truce...

Philippines minister accuses China of fabricating sea claims

China's "nine-dash line" used to claim most of the South China Sea is a fabrication, the Philippine defence minister said, as he accused Beijing of illegally occupying Filipino maritime territory. The remarks late Sunday come amid a fresh row between Manila and Beijing over the...