China says a surge in respiratory illnesses is caused by flu and other known pathogens
China’s health ministry says a surge in respiratory illnesses across the country that has drawn the attention of the World Health Organization is caused by the flu and other known pathogens and not by a novel virus.
China welcomes Arab and Muslim foreign ministers for talks on ending the war in Gaza
China’s top diplomat welcomed four Arab foreign ministers and the Indonesian one to Beijing, saying his country would work with “our brothers and sisters” in the Arab and Islamic world to try to end the war in Gaza as soon as possible.
Biden tells Asia-Pacific leaders US 'not going anywhere' as he looks to build economic ties
President Joe Biden has made America's case to CEOs attending the Asia-Pacific summit in San Francisco that the United States is committed to high standards in trade that will benefit economies across the Pacific.
China keeps up military pressure on Taiwan, sending 43 planes and 7 ships near self-governing island
Taiwan says China has sent another 43 military aircraft and seven ships near the self-ruled island, the latest sign that Beijing plans no let-up in its campaign of harassment, threats and intimidation.
Singapore defense minister calls on China to take the lead in reducing regional tensions
Singapore’s defense minister has urged China as a dominant power in Asia to take the lead in reducing tensions in the region, warning that a military conflict like the one in Ukraine or the Israel-Hamas war would be devastating for the continent and its future.
Remains of former Chinese premier Li Keqiang to be cremated and flags to be lowered
State media report the remains of former Chinese premier Li Keqiang are to be cremated on Thursday, with flags around the country to be flown at half-staff to mourn the official who helped guide the world's second-largest economy for a decade.
WTA defends its court after No. 1 Sabalenka calls conditions at finals 'another level of disrespect'
The women’s tennis tour has defended the court built for the WTA Finals as meeting its “strict performance standards” after No_ 1-ranked Aryna Sabalenka called the conditions at the season-ending championship “another level of disrespect.”.
China is building up its nuclear weapons arsenal faster than previous projections, a US report says
A Pentagon report on China’s military power says Beijing is on track to significantly increase its nuclear weapons arsenal by 2030 and is “almost certainly” learning lessons from Russia’s war in Ukraine about what a conflict over Taiwan might look like.
Putin begins visit in China underscoring ties amid Ukraine war and Israeli-Palestinian conflict
Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived in Beijing on a visit that underscores China’s support for Moscow during its war in Ukraine as well as Russian backing for China’s bid to expand its economic and diplomatic influence abroad through its decade-old “Belt and Road” initiative.
US Senate Majority Leader Schumer meets Xi and welcomes stronger Chinese statement on Hamas attack
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says he is grateful for a stronger statement from China condemning the deadly Hamas attack on Israel issued during his visit to Beijing that included a lengthy meeting with President Xi Jinping.
Taiwan indicts 2 communist party members accused of colluding with China to influence elections
Prosecutors in Taiwan have indicted two leaders of the island's tiny Taiwan People's Communist Party on accusations they colluded with China in an effort to influence next year's elections for president and members of the legislative assembly.
A Chinese dissident in transit at a Taiwan airport pleads for help in seeking asylum
A Chinese dissident known for regularly commemorating the 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Beijing's Tiananmen Square has fled to Taiwan and is pleading for help in seeking asylum in the United States or Canada.
Foreign firms in China say vague rules and tensions with Washington hurting business, surveys show
Foreign companies operating in China say tensions with Washington over technology, trade and other issues and uncertainty over Chinese policies are damaging the business environment and causing some to reassess their plans for investing in the giant market.
Blinken meets Chinese VP as US-China contacts increase ahead of possible summit
Secretary of State Antony Blinken has met with China's Vice President Han Zheng on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly as the Biden administration and Beijing step up high-level contacts ahead of what could be a leader-level summit this fall.
UK leader Sunak chides China after a report that a UK Parliament staffer is a suspected Beijing spy
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has chastised China’s premier for what he called unacceptable interference in British democracy after a newspaper reported that a researcher in Parliament was arrested earlier this year on suspicion of spying for Beijing.
Typhoon Saola churns toward south China, suspending transport and delaying the school year
Chinese state media report at least 121 passenger trains are suspending service in anticipation of the arrival of Typhoon Saola, while several cities in coastal areas of southern China have suspended the start of the school year.
US commerce secretary warns China will be 'uninvestable' without action on raids, fines
Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo says she warned Chinese leaders that U.S. businesses might stop investing in their country without prompt action to address complaints about worsening conditions due to raids on firms, unexplained fines and unpredictable official behavior.
China won't require COVID-19 tests for incoming travelers in a milestone in its reopening
China will no longer require a negative COVID-19 test result for incoming travelers, a milestone in its reopening to the rest of the world after an isolation that began with the country's borders closing in 2020.
China's Xi calls for patience as Communist Party tries to reverse economic slump
Chinese leader Xi Jinping has called for patience in a speech released as the ruling Communist Party tries to reverse a deepening economic slump and said the West’s pursuit of material wealth led to “spiritual poverty.”.
A global law firm separates from its Chinese partner, citing cybersecurity and data rules
One of the world’s biggest law firms says it is separating from the Chinese firm that was part of its global network for eight years, citing changes in cybersecurity and other rules that have rattled foreign companies.
China accuses US of trying to block its development and demands that technology curbs be repealed
China has accused Washington of trying to block its development after President Joe Biden stepped up a feud over technology and security by tightening controls on U.S. investments that might help Beijing develop its military.
China proposes to limit children's smartphone time to a maximum of 2 hours a day
China’s internet watchdog has laid out regulations to curb the amount of time children spend on their smartphones, in the latest blow to firms such as Tencent and ByteDance, which run social media platforms and online games.
Beijing records heaviest rainfall in at least 140 years, causing severe flooding and 21 deaths
China’s capital has recorded its heaviest rainfall in at least 140 years over the past few days as remnants of Typhoon Doksuri deluged the region, turning streets into canals where emergency crews used rubber boats to rescue stranded residents.