China reports suspected case of bubonic plague in Inner Mongolia

Health officials in China have reported a suspected case of the bubonic plague in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, a second infectious threat that comes as the country battles the coronavirus pandemic. The case triggered a level-three alert Sunday in the Bayannur district. Health officials released a statement ordering residents not to hunt wild animals, […]

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‘Strategic Empathy’: How Biden’s Informal Diplomacy Shaped Foreign Relations

President Barack Obama had a China problem. His national security team knew the Chinese Communist Party was getting ready to anoint a new leader. But his aides wanted to better understand the man they expected to assume power, Xi Jinping. It seemed like a job for Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. Mr. Xi was […]

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US, China ramp up South China Sea tension with new military drills

USS Nimitz and USS Ronald Reagan are now in the South China Sea for military drills, a U.S. Navy official confirms to Fox News. “The purpose is to show an unambiguous signal to our partners and allies that we are committed to regional security and stability,” Rear Adm. George Wikoff told the Wall Street Journal, […]

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China braces for more storms after floods leave 121 dead or missing this year

BEIJING – A wide swath of southern China braced Sunday for more seasonal rains and flooding that state media said has already left more than 120 people dead or missing this year. The National Meteorological Center raised the weather alert to yellow Sunday morning, the third-highest of four warning levels, for more than a half-dozen […]

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With Beijing’s Military Nearby, U.S. Sends 2 Aircraft Carriers to South China Sea

WASHINGTON — Two American aircraft carriers sailed to the South China Sea on Saturday for what Navy officials described as a freedom-of-navigation operation while China’s military conducts exercises nearby. The carriers — the Ronald Reagan and the Nimitz — deployed “in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific,” according to a statement by the Navy’s Seventh […]

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China takes aim at 4 US media companies, demanding staff, business info

China has demanded information regarding staff and business operations from four major U.S. media outlets in retaliation to the U.S. government previously requesting similar information from China state owned media agencies. The Associated Press, United Press International (UPI), CBS and National Public Radio (NPR) have seven days to file declarations regarding their staff, financial operations, […]

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China demolishes government-run church after 7-year standoff

Authorities in China raided a government-run church in June, beat members and demolished the building, ending a seven-year standoff, a persecution watchdog tells Fox News. Officials from the Zhengzhou High-Tech District’s Ethnic and Religious Affairs Bureau allegedly stormed into Sunzhuang Church in Henan province on June 12, U.S.-based ChinaAid reports. HONG KONG PASTORS FACE ARREST, EXTRADITION TO CHINA WITH […]

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Hong Kong’s New Weapon Against Protesters: A Purple Warning Flag

Just hours after China imposed its tough new national security law on Hong Kong, the city’s police force deployed a new weapon in its running battle with protesters: a purple flag warning demonstrators that shouting certain slogans or carrying banners could now bring criminal charges. The city’s police force has often used different flags in […]

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China takes measures against 4 US media companies

China is demanding staff and business information from four U.S. media companies including The Associated Press in what it calls a necessary response to similar demands by Washington on Chinese state-controlled news outlets By The Associated Press July 1, 2020, 11:03 AM 2 min read 2 min read BEIJING — China has demanded staff and […]

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China: US ‘oppressing Chinese companies’ in new Huawei move

China has demanded Washington stop “oppressing Chinese companies” after U.S. regulators declared telecom equipment suppliers Huawei and ZTE to be national security threats By JOE McDONALD AP Business Writer July 1, 2020, 9:46 AM 2 min read 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BEIJING — China on Wednesday demanded Washington stop […]

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China locks down county amid coronavirus surge linked to Beijing market

China has put the 400,000 inhabitants of a county near Beijing on another coronavirus lockdown in response to a new outbreak, according to reports Monday. The new restrictions on movement have been imposed in Anxin, part of Hebei province, 90 miles southwest of Beijing. Health officials said Anxin would be “fully enclosed and controlled” — the […]

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China subjects Muslim minorities to forced birth control, abortions to suppress population, report says

China is subjecting hundreds of thousands of women to forced birth control methods — or even mandatory abortions — as part of the government’s campaign to slash birth rates among the predominantly Muslim Uighurs and other minority groups, according to a report published Monday. While individual women have spoken out before about forced birth control, the practice is […]

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GOP senator claims China is using coronavirus pandemic to make power grabs in Asia

Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., accused China on Sunday of using the coronavirus pandemic as a cover to make power grabs in contested regions along its borders. Referring to recent actions Beijing has taken in the South China Sea and in the Himalayas along its border with India, Cotton said that with the world’s attention focused […]

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Virus taking stronger hold in US, other populated countries

While China moved closer to containing a fresh outbreak in Beijing, the coronavirus took a stronger hold elsewhere, including the United States, where surging infections across southern states have highlighted the risks of reopening economies without effective treatment or vaccines. Another record daily increase in India on Friday pushed the country’s caseload toward half a […]

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Satellite imagery shows China building up military presence in Galwan Valley days after deadly clash with India

New satellite imagery from the disputed border area of the Himalayas between China and India shows evidence that China has been building up its military presence after a clash there that left 20 Indian troops dead earlier this month. CHINA RELEASES 10 INDIAN SOLDIERS DAYS AFTER DEADLY BORDER CLASH Both countries’ military commanders agreed to […]

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For Those Getting Married, a Searchable Domestic Violence Database

A city in eastern China is preparing to roll out a database that would allow people getting married to check if their prospective partner has a history of domestic violence, in what’s being called the first of its kind in the country. The government of Yiwu, in eastern Zhejiang Province, said on Wednesday that the […]

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Flood warning for much of south, central and eastern China

BEIJING – China has issued a warning for mudslides and flooding across a wide swath of south, central and eastern China, with heavy rain set to strike the area into Thursday. The National Meteorological Center raised the threat level on Wednesday to yellow, its third highest, with thunderstorms and strong winds also forecast. The provinces […]

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How the World Is Learning to Live With a Deadly Pandemic

China is testing restaurant workers and delivery drivers block by block. South Korea tells people to carry two types of masks for differing risky social situations. Germany requires communities to crack down when the number of infections hits certain thresholds. Britain will target local outbreaks in a strategy that Prime Minister Boris Johnson calls “Whac-A-Mole.” […]

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China tames new outbreak but elsewhere virus cases surge

China appears to have tamed a new outbreak of the coronavirus in Beijing, once again demonstrating its ability to quickly mobilize vast resources by testing nearly 2.5 million people in 11 days. But elsewhere in the world, cases were surging Wednesday. India reported a record daily increase of nearly 16,000 new cases. Mexico, where testing […]

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Trump says China trade deal ‘fully intact’ after Navarro claims it’s over

President Trump said his landmark trade deal with China was still in place after a top White House aide suggested it would be scrapped. “The China Trade Deal is fully intact. Hopefully they will continue to live up to the terms of the Agreement!” Trump wrote on Twitter late Monday. The tweet came after White […]

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EU business body fears China-EU investment deal will not be finished this year

© Reuters. An attendant walks past EU and China flags ahead of the EU-China High-level Economic Dialogue in Beijing BEIJING (Reuters) – The president of European Union Chamber of Commerce in China said on Tuesday that he doubts the China-EU investment agreement will be finished this year. Joerg Wuttke told reporters during a briefing that […]

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Japanese Supercomputer Is Crowned World’s Speediest

China and the United States are locked in a contest to develop the world’s most powerful computers. Now a massive machine in Japan has topped them both. A long-awaited supercomputer dubbed Fugaku, installed in the city of Kobe by the government-sponsored institute Riken, took first place in a twice-yearly speed ranking that was released on […]

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China drowning: 8 children drown in river trying to save each other

Eight children drowned in a river in southwestern China after one fell in and the others jumped in to help, state media said Monday. The children, described as elementary-school age, had gone to play at a beach Sunday on the Fu River, according to state broadcaster CCTV. Their bodies were recovered by Monday morning. CHINA […]

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