Category Archives: News
US withdrawal from arms pact with Russia sparks fears of new arms race
3 August 2019
The United States and Russia ripped up a Cold War-era missile pact on Friday in a move that raised the spectre of an arms race between the global powers. ...
China threatens retaliation for Trump’s planned tariff hike
2 August 2019 | Joe McDonald
China on Friday threatened retaliation if US President Trump’s planned tariff hikes go ahead, while the renewed acrimony between the two biggest global economies sent stock markets tumbling. ...
China warns outsiders not to ‘sow distrust’ in South China Sea
1 August 2019 | Cate Cadell
China’s top diplomat on Wednesday warned outside countries not to amplify disputes in the South China Sea, where Chinese maneuvering in the energy-rich waters has rattled regional states. ...
China defends Hong Kong police, blames Western forces
29 July 2019 | Yanan Wang
China blamed Western forces and defended police conduct in remarks Monday about Hong Kong after the city endured another weekend of violent clashes between protesters and police. ...
Greta Thunberg to sail to US to attend UN climate summits
29 July 2019 | David Keyton and Frank Jordans
Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish girl who has become one of the world's leading activists against climate change, said Monday that she plans to take her message to US by boat. ...
Police fire tear gas in clash with Hong Kong protesters over banned march
27 July 2019 | Marius Zaharia and Donny Kwok
Police fired tear gas during clashes in a rural Hong Kong town on Saturday as several thousand activists gathered to protest an attack by suspected triad gang members on protesters. ...
China warns of war in case of move toward Taiwan independence
25 July 2019 | Michael Martina
China warned on Wednesday it was ready for war if there was any move toward Taiwan’s independence, accusing the United States of undermining global stability and denouncing its arms sales. ...
Li Peng, Chinese premier during Tiananmen crackdown, dies
25 July 2019 | Ken Moritsugu
Li, who died Monday at 90, warned Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protesters in May 1989 that “the situation will not develop as you wish” a day before he announced martial law. ...
India successfully launched moon mission Chandrayaan-2
22 July 2019 | P Ravikumar and Chris Thomas
India launched a rocket into space on Monday in an attempt to safely land a rover on the moon, the country’s most ambitious mission yet in the effort to establish itself as space power. ...
Fighting mars Euro-Tibet Cup 2019 celebrations
21 July 2019 | Lobsang Wangyal
A group fight between Tibetans from Antwerpen (Belgium) and Paris has left a few Tibetan youths from both sides injured. Police have started an investigation into the matter. ...