China's Xi congratulates Biden on US election win

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday congratulated Joe Biden on winning the Nov. 3 US presidential election, voicing hope the two countries could promote a healthy and stable development of bilateral ties, the official Xinhua news agency reported.Sino-US relations have deteriorated

China Tests Millions Amid New Virus Flare-Ups

Chinese authorities are testing millions of people, imposing lockdowns and shutting down schools after multiple locally transmitted coronavirus cases were discovered in three cities across the country last week. As temperatures drop, large-scale measures are being enacted in the cities of Tianjin

XI Says China Ready to Boost Global COVID-19 Vaccine Cooperation

President Xi Jinping said on Saturday that China is ready to step up global COVID-19 vaccine cooperation, and called for better international coordination on policies to facilitate movement of people. Pharmaceutical companies and research centres around the world are working on potential COVID-19

Fire in Hong Kong residential neighborhood turns deadly

City authorities said a fire in a crowded residential district in Hong Kong has “caused a number of deaths and injuries,” with local media putting the number of dead at seven.The blaze occurred Sunday night in Yau Ma Tei, a usually bustling area in Kowloon, packed with old apartment bl

Beijing Bars Arrivals from UK, Belgium over Virus Cases

China on Thursday defended a ban on non-Chinese arrivals from Britain, Belgium and the Philippines as "reasonable and fair" as it guards against a resurgence of the coronavirus. Covid-19 first emerged in central China late last year, but Beijing has largely brought its own outbreak under control

Xi says China will not let security, sovereignty interests be undermined

  President Xi Jinping said on Friday that China will never allow its sovereignty, security and development interests to be undermined, and that the Chinese people are not to be trifled with. Any act of unilateralism, monopolism and bullying would not work, and would only lead to a dead end

China says Sweden should address its wrong decision on Huawei, ZTE

 Sweden should adopt an objective attitude and address its wrong decision to avoid negative impact on Swedish companies in China following Stockholm's ban on products from Huawei and ZTE in its planned 5G spectrum auction, Foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian told reporters at a news b

Beijing Accuses Washington of Peddling Arms, Interfering in Other Countries Affairs

China on Monday accused the US of “peddling arms” and “interfering” in other countries’ affairs after Washington threatened sanctions against any nation taking advantage of the end of a UN ban to sell weapons to Iran. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned ag

China Says Qingdao Outbreak Linked to Hospital

Authorities said Friday that they have completed coronavirus tests on more than 10 million people in the northern Chinese port city of Qingdao after a hospital outbreak there blamed on “inappropriate disinfection.” Testing is set to continue to cover 11 million people. Authorities sa

China Fires Health Officials after New COVID-19 Outbreak

A hospital president and the director of the health commission in the northern Chinese city of Qingdao have been fired after China’s latest coronavirus outbreak, authorities said Thursday. A brief notice on the Qingdao city government’s official microblog Thursday said Health Commissi

China warns Asian countries to be vigilant on US strategy in region

The Chinese government’s top diplomat, State Councillor Wang Yi urged on Tuesday Asian countries to remain “vigilant” over the risk of US strategy stoking geopolitical competition in the South China Sea and other parts of the region.Beijing and members of the Association of South

China to test 9 million after fresh coronavirus outbreak

Chinese health authorities will test all 9 million people in the eastern city of Qingdao for the coronavirus this week after nine cases linked to a hospital were found, the government announced Monday.The announcement broke a two-month streak with no virus transmissions within China reported, thou

Hong Kong leader delays policy address until Beijing visit

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said Monday that her annual policy address scheduled for this week will be delayed until she travels to Beijing to ask the Chinese central government for help with measures to help her city’s battered economy.Lam’s announcement comes just two days before her

Hong Kong police arrest 9 people for aiding dozen to flee territory

Police in Hong Kong said Saturday they have arrested nine people on suspicion of providing funds and other assistance to a group of 12 who sought to flee the territory by boat in August but were intercepted by Chinese authorities.A police official said the nine, including four men and five women,

Multi-Vehicle Crash on Northeast Chinese Highway Kills 18

A crash on a highway in China's northeast early Sunday killed 18 people, police said. A minivan rear-ended a tractor and then collided with a car traveling in the opposite direction in Fuyu, a city in Jilin province, local police announced on their social media account. Eight people died at the

China Launches Sanctions Regime after US Moves on TikTok, WeChat

China on Saturday launched a mechanism that would allow it to sanction foreign companies, upping the ante in a tech war with the United States a day after Washington moved to curb popular Chinese apps TikTok and WeChat. China's long-expected "unreliable entities list" is seen as a weapon for Beij

China holds military exercises near Taiwan as US diplomat visits

China said on Friday it was conducting military exercises near the Taiwan Strait, as a top US diplomat visits the self-ruled island in a move that has angered Beijing. Relations between the United States and China are at their lowest point in decades, with the two sides clashing over a range of t

China will support participation of private firms in railway, oil and gas projects

 China will promote the opening up of oil and gas infrastructure to private firms and support their participation in railway projects, the country’s cabinet said on Thursday. China will work to create a fair environment for private companies as a means of boosting employment, the state