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    Chinese state media has declared victory in a war of words with JP Morgan's CEO after he issued two grovelling apologies for joking that his bank would outlast the Communist Party.  The Global Times, a mouthpiece for the state, gloated over the apologies - chastising CEO Jamie Dimon for forgetting not to bite the hand that feeds. The paper also...
    Hong Kong (CNN)Almost as abruptly as she had vanished, Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai reappeared in public view over the weekend.Since Friday evening, a steady stream of photos and videos purporting to show a smiling Peng going about her life in Beijing have surfaced on Twitter -- all posted by individuals working for Chinese government-controlled media and the state sport...
    New video of tennis star Peng Shuai released by Chinese state media on Sunday has stoked skepticism about her well being. The footage, which was tweeted by the editor of state newspaper Global Times—even though Twitter is banned in China—shows Peng signing giant tennis balls held by children and waving to what may or may not be a crowd in...
    TENNIS star Peng Shuai has been pictured at a juniors' tennis event in Beijing after she was recently reported missing amid sexual assault allegations. The 35-year-old recently vanished after she made an allegation of sexual assault against former senior Chinese vice premier Zhang Gaoli. 3Peng Shuai was pictured signing giant tennis balls for children participating in a juniors' event in...
    Wimbledon bosses last night joined calls for proof of the safety of a Chinese tennis star who has been missing since she accused a senior Communist Party leader of sexual abuse. Amid a growing international outcry over the disappearance of Peng Shuai, Chinese state-run media attempted to quell concerns by releasing videos that it claims shows Peng safe and well. But...
    Hong Kong (CNN)New video of Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai released on Saturday is insufficient to allay concerns about her health and safety, the head of the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) said.Peng, who is one of China's most recognizable sports stars, had accused former Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli of coercing her into sex at his home, according to screenshots of...
    Hong Kong (CNN Business)Evergrande chairman Xu Jiayin has sold more than 7 billion yuan ($1.1 billion) worth of personal assets to prop up his embattled company, Chinese state media reported this week.Xu has sold several houses in Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Shenzhen, as well as some private jets, the state-owned China Business News reported Tuesday, citing anonymous sources close to...
    Then, moving on from Trump, Weiwei went on to claim that there are, in fact, semblances of an authoritarian state in America. "But certainly, in the United States, with today's condition, you can easily have an authoritarian. In many ways, you're already in [an] authoritarian state. You just don't know it," he argued. Ai Weiwei | Full Episode...
    Former political prisoner and authoritarian regimes expert Ai Weiwei appeared on PBS Friday, warning Americans that authoritarianism has already invaded the country. PBS host Margaret Hoover asked Weiwei if he believes Donald Trump is an authoritarian. “If you are authoritarian, you have to have a system supporting you,” replied Weiwei. “You cannot just be an authoritarian by yourself. But certainly,...
    ShanghaiThe focus of China's Singles' Day shopping festival should shift from a "traffic and sales war" to one of science and technology, a state-backed newspaper said on Friday, describing the "worship of turnover" as incompatible with China's new development path.The article in the Securities Daily comes a day after the annual shopping blitz spearheaded by Alibaba Group (BABA), which recorded...
    Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) on Wednesday called out the Democrats’ hypocrisy on China and demanded Congress take action on the Chinese propaganda that is delivered to Congress’s doorsteps daily, according to a letter exclusively obtained by Breitbart News. “While the rhetoric in Congress is loud about ‘combatting Chinese influence’ and the need to be ‘tough on China,’ Americans will not...
    President Joe Biden was mocked by Chinese state media after apologizing Monday for the United States' withdrawal from the Paris climate change agreement, with his actions derided as 'hypocritical and powerless' and China ridiculing his inability to make even Democrats agree to his climate change plan. Biden told the opening day of COP26, the climate change summit in Glasgow, that he regretted...
    BEIJING (AP) — U.S. regulators are expelling a unit of China Telecom Ltd., one of the country’s three major state-owned carriers, from the American market as a national security threat amid rising tension with Beijing. China Telecom (Americas) Corp. is required to stop providing domestic interstate and international service in the United States within 60 days, under an order approved...
    The U.S. State Department refrained from referring to Taiwan as a country in a statement to the United Nations requesting that Taiwan participate in the international governing body. Secretary of State Antony Blinken released the press statement in support of accepting Taiwan (officially the Republic of China) into the U.N., calling the island a "democratic success story." "As...
    BEIJING (AP) — Two people were killed and at least nine others were injured in a laboratory explosion at a university in eastern China, state media said Monday. The blast occurred Sunday afternoon at the Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Nanjing is a major center of higher education that attracts large numbers of foreign students. Officials were investigating...
    Republican California Rep. Devin Nunes said Sunday the Biden administration appears oblivious to Chinese expansion as it creates “a series of lily pads all over the globe.” WATCH: “So what they’re doing is they’re creating a series of lily pads all over the globe, including in the South China Sea so that they can project military power.” “And meanwhile,...
    Hong Kong (CNN Business)Evergrande has made a crucial payment that allows it to stay out of default, at least for now, according to Chinese state media.State-run financial newspaper Securities Times reported Friday that the embattled property conglomerate had made an $83.5 million interest payment on a dollar-denominated bond that was due last month. A 30-day grace period for that payment...
    CHINA has reportedly placed its military on "high alert" as state controlled media warned Taiwan of a looming "doomsday" amid fears of invasion. Beijing and Taipei are feared to be sitting on the brink of a conflict which could end up drawing in the US and potentially spiralling into World War 3. 2 Both sides have traded barbs - and...
    Chinese officials accused Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen of promoting a “two-state theory” of relations between Beijing and Taipei, as the mainland communist regime uses a surge in fighter jet sorties to assert sovereignty over the island democracy. “Both sides across the Taiwan Strait belong to one China, and their relations are by no means ‘state-to-state,’” China’s Taiwan Affairs Office spokesman,...
    Four years after Beijing launched a brutal crackdown that swept up to a million or more Uyghurs and other mostly Muslim minorities into detention camps and prisons, its control of China’s far west Xinjiang region has entered a new era. Chinese authorities have scaled back many of the most visible aspects of the region’s high-tech police state. The razor wire...
    China harbours ambitions of a 'peaceful reunification' with Taiwan, the country's leader Xi Jinping said ahead of the island's National Day of celebration on Sunday. The president's renewed call for the island to be integrated into China comes amid a rise in aggressive threats and provocative military action over Taiwanese airspace in recent days. Mr Xi was speaking at an official...
    CHINESE state media has threatened a "strike any time" on US troops in Taiwan as fears loom of an imminent invasion. President Xi Jinping has promised "reunification" with the separatist enclave as Beijing reacted with fury to the Pentagon revelation that US forces are training troops in Taiwan. 4China is feared to be preparing to invade the nearby island...
    Chinese leaders have blasted the US after a report on Thursday revealed that American special ops troops and Marines have been secretly training Taiwan forces for a year, as tension continue to mount between the two global superpowers.    US officials told the Wall Street Journal that around two dozen members of U.S. special-operations and support troops are training small units of Taiwan's ground...
    Former State Department official Thomas DiNanno blasted the Biden administration for "denying that there is a problem" shortly after the World Health Organization announced it would re-open its investigation into the origins of COVID-19. DiNanno appeared on "America's Newsroom" Thursday, accusing the Biden White House of avoiding the issue in its entirety.   "Most of the data in the reporting...
    THE US has blocked radioactive fuel to China over fears Beijing wants to triple its nuke stockpile. President Joe Biden's administration ordered the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to block exports to China on "national security" grounds, The Times reported. 5US President Joe Biden with Chinese President Xi JinpingCredit: Getty 5The Taishan 1 nuclear power station in ChinaCredit: Free for editorial use...
    China’s government on Monday vowed to “reduce non-medical abortion” in the country by 2035 as the world’s most populous nation continues efforts to boost its birth rate, which has declined in recent years. China’s State Council, or chief administrative authority, announced a number of new objectives on September 27 aiming to promote the “development of Chinese women and children” over...
    Hong Kong (CNN Business)For Beijing, the return of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou to China after a prolonged extradition fight with the United States has been celebrated as a resounding victory.From the moment a government-chartered plane lifted Meng out of Canada — where the CFO spent nearly three years living under house arrest in her multimillion-dollar mansion — her journey home...
    BANGKOK (AP) — A U.S.-based private cybersecurity company said Wednesday it has uncovered evidence that an Indian media conglomerate, as well as a police department and the agency responsible for the country’s national identification database have been hacked, likely by a state-sponsored Chinese group. The Insikt Group, the threat research division of Massachusetts-based Recorded Future, said the hacking group,...
    China's President Xi Jinping speaks during a bilateral meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump at Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, April 7, 2017.Carlos Barria | Reuters Chinese President Xi Jinping is making the most audacious geopolitical bet of the 21st century. A head-spinning series of seemingly disparate moves over recent months add up to nothing less than a...
    Share this:VENEZUELA — Vaccine: Residents stood behind a strip of tape serving as a barrier as they gathered outside a vaccination center looking to be inoculated with a second dose of the Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine, in Caracas, on Thursday. The Venezuelan government began rollouts of second doses following months of delays.Photo: Ariana Cubillos/AP   WASHINGTON, D.C. — News...
    CHINA has warned Australia will become a “potential target for a nuclear strike” amid fears a submarine pact with America and Britain will fuel a terrifying arms race.   State-controlled media reported Chinese military experts fear the subs could be armed at short notice with nukes, despite assurances they will only carry conventional weapons. 2Australia has been threatened with nuclear oblivion...
    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media say an earthquake collapsed homes, killed at least 2 people and injured dozens in Sichuan province. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Secretary of State Antony Blinken called Monday on the international community to speak with one voice on Afghanistan, even as American adversaries move to recognize and aid the new Islamic regime in charge of Kabul. Blinken testified before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on the Biden administration’s withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. Blinken defended the administration’s “historic” airlift of...
    Hong Kong (CNN)Even for a powerful authoritarian state, the speed and extent to which the Communist Party is expanding its reach into private lives in China has caught many off guard. Since celebrating its centennial with great fanfare in July, the party has imposed a flurry of regulations telling Chinese people, especially the younger generation, how to live their everyday...
    Current Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt (R) is hoping to snag a U.S. Senate seat in 2022 and has publicly shamed China for its communist ways within the past two years — seemingly aligning himself with the GOP’s “America First” priorities. But when Schmitt was a Missouri State Senator, he took quite the opposite posture and looked to partner with...
    Hong Kong (CNN)Beijing wants foreign vessels to give notice before entering "Chinese territorial waters," providing maritime authorities with detailed information -- including the ship's name, call sign, current position, next port of call and estimated time of arrival.It may sound like a reasonable enough request, especially if the ship is carrying hazardous goods, that is until you consider what constitutes...
    California's public pension system (CalPERS) has more than $3 billion tied up in Chinese companies, including 14 state-owned enterprises blacklisted by the Trump administration because of their ties to the Chinese military, according to a report Thursday. Records reviewed by The Washington Free Beacon reportedly show that CalPERS had more than $450 million invested in the 14 companies blacklisted by...
    China is banning effeminate men from appearing on television, the Chinese government announced Thursday. Under a new directive issued by China’s National Radio and Television Administration, Chinese broadcasters must promote “excellent traditional culture, revolutionary culture and advanced socialist culture,” according to a translation by the Associated Press. Additionally, broadcasters must “resolutely put an end to sissy men and other abnormal aesthetics.”...
    The Chinese minister of foreign affairs reportedly called for the world to "positively guide" the Taliban in their newly acquired role leading the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in a phone call with Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Sunday. Foreign Affairs Minister Wang Yi has been in communication with Blinken over the matter since at least July to discuss the...
    Wang Yi, China’s state councillor and foreign minister, encouraged U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken to engage with the Taliban “positively guide” them, Reuters reported. Wang encouraged the United States to work with the international community to provide economic and humanitarian aid to Afghanistan and help the new regime perform government functions normally so the country can run more efficiently,...
    Experts warn of dangers from breach of voter system software 19 civilians killed in DR Congo by Islamic State-linked militants By Aaron Ross and Karin Strohecker © Reuters/Stringer . FILE PHOTO: A copper and cobalt mine run by Sicomines is seen in Kolwezi (Reuters) -Democratic Republic of Congo's government is reviewing its $6 billion "infrastructure-for-minerals" deal with Chinese investors...
    BEIJING (AP) — In the U.S. departure from Afghanistan, China has seen the realization of long-held hopes for a reduction of the influence of a geopolitical rival in what it considers its backyard. Yet, it is also deeply concerned that the very withdrawal could bring risk and instability to that backyard — Central Asia — and possibly even spill over...
    VIDEO2:0202:02U.S. likely to remain 'ambiguous' on Taiwan in the face of China's threat: StratforSquawk Box Asia In an attempt to draw Taiwan closer, China is trying to portray the U.S. as a weak power that cannot be counted on — by highlighting the Taliban's swift takeover of Afghanistan, a geopolitical expert told CNBC. Rodger Baker, senior vice president of strategic...
    The Chinese government has made investments in two of the nation’s most significant technology firms — ByteDance, the Chinese company that owns global video app TikTok, and Weibo, China’s version of Twitter — in a move apparently intended to bolster its sway over the nation’s flourishing technology sector. In April, ByteDance sold a 1% stake in its Chinese subsidiary, Beijing...
    Washington (CNN)President Joe Biden's withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan has been widely criticized across the political spectrum, with a focus on the administration's miscalculation of the speed with which the Taliban would take over and its failure to act faster to extract US personnel and thousands of Afghans who have worked to support the US over two decades of...
    Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) was blasted by China’s state-run media on Tuesday after he tweeted that the United States currently has 30,000 soldiers stationed in Taiwan. Cornyn cited the erroneous statistic in a tweet about U.S. troop levels in various regions. The senator, who was called a “dotard” in the report, later deleted the tweet....
    Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi lectured American Secretary of State Antony Blinken in a phone call Monday for the allegedly “hasty” American withdrawal from Afghanistan and warned him not to seek help from Beijing on the issue while working to “contain and suppress China.” Wang’s alleged comments surfaced in the Global Times, a Chinese regime media outlet, and contrasted significantly to...
    A representative of Chinese state media mocked the U.S.'s withdrawal from Afghanistan, saying the Taliban takeover was smoother than the presidential transition earlier this year.  Hu Xijin, an editor of the state-produced Global Times, sent out a tweet Sunday night.  'Chinese netizens joked that the power transition in Afghanistan is even more smooth than presidential transition in the US,' Hu...
    What are the details? The editor on Sunday took to Twitter, where he compared the United States' withdrawal from Afghanistan to the Trump-Biden presidential transition that took place earlier this year following the 2020 presidential election. The outlet's Cheryl Teh reported, "Hu was referencing posts made on Weibo, the Chinese version of Twitter. People made posts saying that...