CHINA’S POST-PANDEMIC FUTURE: WUHAN WOBBLY?

Today, China clearly poses the most serious, sizeable, and multidimensional long-term challenge to U.S. interests at home and around the world. The point is highlighted in recent key documents issued by the White House and the Pentagon and regularly emphasized by analysts and commentators. But will the China threat persist in coming decades? Is Beijing… Continue reading CHINA’S POST-PANDEMIC FUTURE: WUHAN WOBBLY?

China will not accept U.S. ‘theft’ of TikTok: China Daily

FILE PHOTO: Tik Tok logos are seen on smartphones in front of a displayed ByteDance logo in this illustration taken November 27, 2019. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China will not accept the “theft” of a Chinese technology company and is able to respond to Washington’s move to push ByteDance to sell short-video app TikTok’s U.S. operations to Microsoft, the China Daily newspaper said on Tuesday. The United States’ “bullying” of Chinese tech companies was a consequence of Washington’s zero-sum… Continue reading China will not accept U.S. ‘theft’ of TikTok: China Daily

China to stop recognizing special U.K. passport for Hong Kong residents

A person holds up a British National (Overseas) passport in Hong Kong. Photo: Anthony Wallace/AFP via Getty Images

China will no longer recognize the British National Overseas passport as a valid travel document or proof of identity, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said Friday. Why it matters: The announcement comes amid heightened tensions with the United Kingdom over its plan to offer potentially millions of Hong Kong residents a path to residency, and… Continue reading China to stop recognizing special U.K. passport for Hong Kong residents

China reportedly lying about Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to deflect study

People spraying disinfectant in Handan, China on January 23, 2021.FeatureChina via AP Images

China is stoking fears about the safety of Pfizer’s COVID-19 shot to deflect from damning studies questioning the effectiveness of its own vaccine, according to a report. State media has ramped up coverage of baseless safety fears, accusing Western media of ignoring the deaths of 23 recently inoculated seniors in Norway, even after officials ruled… Continue reading China reportedly lying about Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to deflect study

A Chinese Celebrity Scandal Puts Surrogate Births on Trial

The scandal already appeared tailored for celeb web sites and on-line gossips: A glamorous Chinese language actress stood accused by her estranged associate of abandoning two surrogate infants they’d determined to have collectively, stranding him in the USA to handle them. When his allegations hit the Chinese language web on Monday, the outrage couldn’t be… Continue reading A Chinese Celebrity Scandal Puts Surrogate Births on Trial

China hopes for cooperation, better relations under Biden

A man wearing a face mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus looks into a souvenir shop displaying various of stickers, one of them showing a former U.S. President Donald Trump caricature, in Beijing, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. China imposed sanctions on nearly 30 former Trump administration officials moments after they left office on Wednesday. In a statement released just minutes after President Joe Biden was inaugurated, Beijing slapped travel bans and business restrictions on Trump's secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, national security adviser Robert O'Brien and U.N. ambassador, Kelly Craft. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

BEIJING (AP) — China on Thursday expressed hope the Biden administration will improve prospects for people of both countries and give a boost to relations after an especially rocky patch, while getting in a few final digs at former Trump officials. “I think after this very difficult and extraordinary time, both the Chinese and American… Continue reading China hopes for cooperation, better relations under Biden

WHO team arrives in Wuhan and What the researchers are trying to learn

Health workers at the international airport in Wuhan on Thursday, following the arrival of a World Health Organization team investigating the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic. NICOLAS ASFOURI/AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE/GETTY IMAGES

The World Health Organization (WHO) team of international researchers that arrived Thursday in the central Chinese city of Wuhan where the coronavirus pandemic was first detected to conduct a politically sensitive investigation into its origins amid uncertainty about whether Beijing might try to prevent embarrassing discoveries. The visit has been shrouded in secrecy, with neither… Continue reading WHO team arrives in Wuhan and What the researchers are trying to learn

Where Is Alibaba Founder Jack Ma? Tech tycoon silent as China gets tough with his business

HAIKOU, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 29: Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba Group, speaks during 2020 China Green Companies Summit on September 29, 2020 in Haikou, Hainan Province of China. (Photo by Liu Yang/VCG via Getty Images)

Jack Ma, the co-funder of Alibaba and Ant Group, hasn’t been seen publicly in more than two months. Mr Ma was replaced as a judge in the final of Africa’s Business Heroes, a television contest for budding entrepreneurs, his photograph was removed from the judging webpage, and he was conspicuously left out of a promotional… Continue reading Where Is Alibaba Founder Jack Ma? Tech tycoon silent as China gets tough with his business

Afghanistan’s NDS have arrested ten Chinese nations suspected of espionage

The ten Chinese nations have been detained by Afghanistan’s National Directorate of Security (NDS) on espionage charges. They were allegedly running a terror cell in Kabul with the help of the Pakistani spy agency, ISI, and two were in contact with terrorist outfit Haqqani Network which serves as the sword arm of the Taliban. Pakistan’s… Continue reading Afghanistan’s NDS have arrested ten Chinese nations suspected of espionage