Category Archives: News

  • China celebrates official end of extreme poverty, lauds Xi

    The ruling Communist Party is celebrating the official end of extreme poverty in China with a propaganda campaign that praises President Xi Jinping’s role, part of efforts to cement his image as a history-making leader. ...

  • China expected to unveil hike in military budget as tensions rise

    China is expected to reveal a robust increase in defence spending at the 5 March annual opening of parliament, as its economy rebounds from the COVID-19 pandemic and military tensions rise, Chinese and Western security experts said. ...

  • Biden CIA nominee Burns to focus on ‘authoritarian adversary’ China

    President Joe Biden’s nominee to be director of the CIA, William Burns, told a Senate committee on Wednesday that he saw competition with China - and countering its “adversarial, predatory” leadership - as the key to US national security. ...

  • China rejects growing Western criticism at UN rights forum

    China hit back on Wednesday at growing criticism by Western powers of its treatment of ethnic minorities in the regions of Xinjiang and Tibet and of citizens in the former British colony of Hong Kong. ...

  • China says Japan-US security treaty a product of Cold War

    China on Wednesday called the Japan-US mutual security pact a product of the Cold War following US criticism of the presence of Chinese coast guard vessels in Japanese-claimed territorial waters over the weekend. ...

  • China calls for a reset, but US says Beijing trying to ‘avert blame’

    Senior Chinese diplomat Wang Yi said on Monday the United States and China could work together on various issues if they repaired their damaged bilateral relations, but Washington accused Beijing of trying to avert blame for its actions. ...

  • Canadian MPs say China’s treatment of Uyghurs is ‘genocide’

    Canadian MPs have voted to label Beijing's treatment of Uyghurs in Xinjiang as genocide, a move angrily slammed by China on Tuesday as a "malicious provocation." ...

  • White supremacy a ‘transnational threat’, UN chief warns

    United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned on Monday that white supremacy and neo-Nazi movements are becoming a "transnational threat" and have exploited the coronavirus pandemic to boost their support. ...

  • India, China complete troop pullout from Ladakh

    Indian and Chinese troops have completed a pullout from a lake area on their disputed border in the western Himalayas, setting the scene for disengagement at other friction points, the two countries said on Sunday. ...

  • Biden declares ‘America is back’ in welcome words to allies

    President Joe Biden in his first address before a global audience declared that “America is back, the transatlantic alliance is back,” after four years of a Trump administration that flaunted a foreign policy through an “America First" lens ...