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Beijing says US should ‘abandon biased views’ of China

Beijing says US should ‘abandon biased views’ of China

China said Thursday the United States should “abandon its biased views” towards the country, as it hit back at cutting remarks made by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Ahead of his visit to India next week, President Donald Trump’s top diplomat stated the US preference to work with New Delhi over Beijing during the […]

Trump’s NOAA nominee may have a China problem

Trump’s NOAA nominee may have a China problem

[ad_1] President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the nation’s oceans and atmosphere agency is already facing political headwinds. While environmental groups and some senators have expressed skepticism about the nomination of Barry Lee Myers, the CEO of AccuWeather, to lead the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the criticism to date has focused on possible […]

Xi says China has prevented Taiwan’s independence for past five years

Xi says China has prevented Taiwan’s independence for past five years

Chinese President Xi Jinping said he has been firmly opposing and preventing Taiwan’s Independence over the past five years in the opening speech of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China delivered on Wednesday. ‘We will never allow anyone, any organization or any political party at any time or in any form, […]

Warning for China as US hails India ‘partnership’

Warning for China as US hails India ‘partnership’

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson promised India a new century of “strategic partnership” on Wednesday, accusing its Asian rival China of undermining international order. Setting the stage for an upbeat visit next week to Delhi, Washington’s top diplomat drew an explicit comparison between China and the world’s “two greatest democracies.” Washington and India have […]

China ready to ‘defeat’ Taiwan independence: Xi

China ready to ‘defeat’ Taiwan independence: Xi

Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a stern warning to Taiwan Wednesday, saying that Beijing has the will and power to thwart any attempts at independence. Addressing a twice-a-decade gathering of the Communist Party in Beijing, Xi warned that China has “the resolve, the confidence, and the ability to defeat separatist attempts for Taiwan independence in […]

US Green Card Lottery Applications Lost, Must be Resubmitted

US Green Card Lottery Applications Lost, Must be Resubmitted

All entries submitted to the U.S. Diversity Immigrant Visa Program, also known as the Green Card Lottery, between October 3 and 10 have been lost due to a technical glitch. Individuals who submitted applications during these dates are directed to reapply. “Entries submitted during October 3-10 are not valid and have been excluded from the […]

Ai Weiwei on art, exile and refugee film ‘Human Flow’

Ai Weiwei on art, exile and refugee film ‘Human Flow’

In the most tender moments of “Human Flow,” Ai Weiwei’s epic documentary on the worldwide migrant crisis, he is seen hugging, cooking with and cutting the hair of refugees. An ordinary filmmaker might be accused of getting too close to his subject but, as far as the Chinese dissident and internationally renowned artist is concerned, […]

German envoy voices concerns about China web restrictions

German envoy voices concerns about China web restrictions

A potential ban in China on software to avoid the country’s censors could make it “impossible” to communicate privately online, the German ambassador warned Monday. German envoy Michael Clauss said the possible prohibition of virtual private networks (VPNs) and the recent blockage of WhatsApp have raised concerns among foreign businesses. China has one of the […]

China Party Congress Expected to Signal Next 5 Years of Maritime Policy

China Party Congress Expected to Signal Next 5 Years of Maritime Policy

Chinese leaders are expected to emerge from a party congress this month with signals on whether they will take a hard or soft stance toward the widely contested South China Sea, a region of concern from Southeast Asia to Washington. China claims nearly the entire 3.5 million-square-kilometer, resource-rich sea between its south coast and the […]

An uneasy calm: China in no hurry to turn the page over Doklam standoff

An uneasy calm: China in no hurry to turn the page over Doklam standoff

As much as India has sought to turn the page after the tense 72-day standoff in Doklam, Beijing appears to be in no hurry to do so. A month on, signals from Beijing suggest the August 28 disengagement may have, at best, been a tactical pause, likely prompted by China wanting to host a successful […]

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