News


Posts filtered by tags: Beijing[x]


 

TikTok North America GM Says the App Doesn’t Operate in China, but That Doesn’t Change Anything About Its U.S.-Mandated Sale

As the future of TikTok hangs in the balance, the general manager of the Chinese-owned app’s operations in North American said she wanted to “dispel any disinformation” — saying that none of TikTok’s businesses are based in China itself. However, in practical terms, any distinction between TikTok’s U.S.-based operations and its ownership by Beijing-based ByteDance […]
Tags: Asia, News, Microsoft, China, Beijing, Donald Trump, Bytedance, Tiktok, TikTok North America GM


TikTok row: China hits out at US 'smash and grab' as tech dispute deepens

Foreign affairs spokesman accuses US of hypocrisy and editorial in state-run newspaper decries choice between submission at ‘mortal combat’The US has offered China the “choice of submission or mortal combat in the tech realm”, state media in Beijing have said, as the two rival powers manoeuvred on the thorny issue of splitting up TikTok.The popular video-sharing app has joined Huawei to become a technology flashpoint, with Chinese officials and media rushing to defend it following Donald Trump’s...
Tags: Technology, China, US, World news, US news, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Donald Trump, Huawei, Tiktok


TikTok: China hits out at US 'smash and grab' as tech row deepens

Foreign affairs spokesman accuses US of hypocrisy and editorial in state-run newspaper decries choice between submission at ‘mortal combat’The US has offered China the “choice of submission or mortal combat in the tech realm”, state media in Beijing have said, as the two rival powers manoeuvred on the thorny issue of splitting up TikTok.The popular video-sharing app has joined Huawei to become a technology flashpoint, with Chinese officials and media rushing to defend it following Donald Trump’s...
Tags: Technology, China, US, World news, US news, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Donald Trump, Huawei, Tiktok


China suspends Hong Kong extradition treaty in reply to New Zealand

New Zealand had already dropped treaty in line with Canada, Britain, Australia and Germany over national security law brought in by BeijingChina has suspended Hong Kong’s extradition treaty with New Zealand amid a row with western nations protesting against a tough new security law that Beijing imposed on the city.New Zealand had already suspended the treaty from its end, joining western powers including Canada, Britain, Australia and Germany that did likewise after the law was introduced in lat...
Tags: Hong Kong, China, Germany, World news, Beijing, Asia Pacific, New Zealand, Canada Britain Australia, BeijingChina


Trump reportedly says TikTok has until September 15 to find a US buyer or it will be banned — and that the US Treasury should get payment as part of the sale

President Donald Trump said on Monday that the popular video-sharing app TikTok had until September 15 to find a US buyer or else face a ban, CNN's Jim Acosta tweeted. Microsoft is reportedly in talks to purchase TikTok, a move that Trump said he'd support. The president also said that the US Treasury should receive payment as part of a deal in which TikTok is sold to a US company. Trump previously threatened to ban the app, which is owned by ByteDance, a Beijing-based company. Visit Business ...
Tags: Microsoft, White House, Satya Nadella, US, Trends, Cnn, Beijing, United States, New York Times, US Treasury, Republican, Donald Trump, Trump, Jim Acosta, Bytedance, Tiktok


India to investigate universities' Chinese links as talks continue over Ladakh

India is to review its Mandarin language courses over fears some universities were receiving funding from the Chinese Government, as talks between the two superpowers over their disputed boundary in Ladakh continue. Tensions between the two neighbours are at the highest level for several decades, after Chinese troops annexed at least 60 square kilometres of Indian territory in Ladakh in May. An unprecedented anti-China backlash has ensued, particularly after details emerged of the nail-studded r...
Tags: News, China, India, Narendra Modi, Beijing, Ladakh, Confucius Institutes, Mumbai University, Vellore Institute of Technology, Chinese Government China


China seeks to increase influence in South China Sea by reclassifying international shipping lanes

China has quietly changed how it identifies a vast stretch of international waters in a shipping regulation, indicating it as a “coastal” region, rather than “offshore,” as authorities seek to exert even greater control over the South China Sea. The amended regulation, first drafted in the 1970s, went into effect on Saturday, and establishes a “navigation area” from China’s Hainan island in the south, all the way down to the disputed Paracel Islands, which sit east of Vietnam’s coastline. The re...
Tags: News, China, Singapore, Beijing, Vietnam, South China Sea, S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Southeast Asian, Hainan, Paracel Islands, Collin Koh


China suspends HK extradition treaty with New Zealand

China suspended Hong Kong's extradition treaty with New Zealand on Monday amid a row with Western nations protesting against a tough new security law that Beijing imposed on the city. New Zealand is the latest to join a string of Western powers -- including Canada, Britain, Australia and Germany -- that have suspended extradition treaties with Hong Kong since the controversial law was introduced in late June.
Tags: Hong Kong, News, China, Germany, Beijing, New Zealand, HK, Canada Britain Australia


Hong Kong’s Delayed Elections Are a Warning to America

HONG KONG—July has been a month of constant struggle for this city in recent years, but especially since the protests last summer, which raised the stakes in the quest for universal suffrage. This year is even more chaotic: A third wave of COVID-19 infections has revived worries that Hong Kong, one of the densest cities in the world, may soon see an overwhelmed hospital system. Meanwhile, some of the pro-democracy movement’s organizers, still in their teens, have been targeted by the newly forme...
Tags: South Korea, Hong Kong, News, China, Singapore, America, Netflix, Beijing, United States, Xi Jinping, Chinese communist party, Bruce Lee, Donald Trump, Joshua Wong, Ccp, Carrie Lam


Beijing repression forces Hong Kong opposition into new tactics

Dissidents urge united stand against Chinese and look to eastern bloc tactics for inspirationProminent Hong Kong democracy activists have responded to China’s crackdown on opposition politicians, student campaigners and tenured academics by considering tactics that would have seemed exaggerated in the open city a few months ago.The student leader Nathan Law, who was placed on a police “wanted” list just weeks after flying into exile in the UK, said he would cut off all contact with relatives liv...
Tags: Hong Kong, UK, China, World news, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Nathan Law


Trump's TikTok threat may just be a 'negotiation tactic'

President Trump on Friday said he will ban the popular Chinese-owned video app TikTok from the United States, either via executive order or another method, such as a designation. But its loyal users may not have too much to fear in the long run — Trump's threat may be a "negotiation tactic" to make sure the app is sold to a U.S. company and completely severs ties with China.> Sources tell @KurtWagner8 and me they believe Trump’s pledge to ban Tiktok is *negotiation tactic.* He’s pressuring T...
Tags: News, Microsoft, Washington, China, Nbc News, US, Bloomberg, Beijing, Gop, United States, Western Europe, Trump, State, Jennifer Jacobs, Mike Pompeo, Bytedance


The women shining a light on a campaign of abuse and control by Beijing

Zumrat Dawut said she was forcibly sterilized by the Chinese government for having one too many children.
Tags: News, Beijing, Stories, Zumrat Dawut


Women in Xinjiang shine a light on a campaign of abuse and control by Beijing

Gulbahar Jelilova says she was on a business trip to Xinjiang in May 2017 when she was suddenly taken away by police and thrown into a detention center.
Tags: Asia, News, Beijing, Xinjiang, Gulbahar Jelilova


'China is powerful now': Beijing's aggressive global stance sparks wave of nationalism

As China comes under attack abroad, nationalist sentiment at home is being stoked – at the expense of other voicesFor days, the US consulate in the Chinese city of Chengdu was not just a site for curious onlookers but for residents eager to express pride in their country. Some waved the Chinese flag while others set off fireworks. In one video, a woman said she was “extremely happy” to see the consulate close. “We have kicked out one more hub for spies!” she said, smiling as she pointed at the b...
Tags: China, US, World news, Cnn, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Chengdu


Women in Xinjiang shine a light on a campaign of abuse and control by Beijing

Gulbahar Jelilova says she was on a business trip to Xinjiang in May 2017 when she was suddenly taken away by police and thrown into a detention center.
Tags: Cnn, Beijing, Xinjiang, Gulbahar Jelilova


Uyghur women shine a light on a campaign of abuse and control by Beijing

Zumrat Dawut said she was forcibly sterilized by the Chinese government for having one too many children.
Tags: News, Beijing, Stories, Zumrat Dawut


China is ramping up propaganda to cover up human rights abuses against Uighurs

China has spent years cracking down on the freedoms of its Uighur Muslim minority. And as the rest of the world starts to take notice, China has ramped up propaganda efforts to hide just what it's doing, a report published Thursday from the Uighur Human Rights Project reveals.The United Nations estimates more than a million Uighurs have been held in concentration and re-education camps, while others face constant surveillance and imprisonment for anything deemed suspicious. Uighurs' forc...
Tags: News, China, Russia, America, Beijing, United Nations, Kamala Harris, ICIJ, Uighur Muslim, China Cables, Uighur Human Rights Project, Nicole Morgret


For all its bluster, China knows Australia isn't merely doing the bidding of the US | Natasha Kassam

There are signs that Beijing recognises Australia’s positions on Hong Kong, Taiwan and Xinjiang are based on its own interestsOver-reaction from Beijing is almost baked into Canberra’s foreign policy calculus at this point. Scorn and sanctions were heaped upon Australia for calling for an independent inquiry into the origin of the coronavirus pandemic. But for all of its bluster, Beijing’s response to the joint US-Australia statement to come out of the ministerial talks in Washington has been – ...
Tags: Hong Kong, Australia, Washington, China, US, Australia news, US news, Taiwan, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Canberra, Xinjiang, South China Sea, US Australia, Mike Pompeo, Hong Kong Taiwan


Former Taiwan president dubbed 'Mr Democracy' dies aged 97

Taiwan's former president Lee Teng-hui, who defied China and earned the nickname "Mr Democracy" for the part he played in the island's transition away from authoritarian rule, died Thursday aged 97. Lee's 12 years in office from 1988 to 2000 were marked by growing cross-strait tensions as he pitched himself against Beijing, infuriating Chinese authorities for daring to carve out a separate identity for Taiwan. Despite being self-ruled since 1949, Taiwan has never formally declared independence...
Tags: News, China, Taiwan, Beijing, Lee, Lee Teng hui


Lee Teng-hui, 97, Who Led Taiwan’s Turn to Democracy, Dies

Its first popularly elected president, he transformed a police state into a vibrant country while angering Beijing by insisting that Taiwan be treated as a sovereign state.
Tags: News, Taiwan, Beijing, Lee, Lee Teng hui, Politics And Government, Deaths (Obituaries, Teng-hui


Lee Teng-hui, 97, Taiwan’s First Democratically Elected President, Dies

He led the island’s transition away from a police state to one of Asia’s most vibrant democracies. His insistence that Taiwan be treated as a sovereign state angered Beijing, which considers it part of its territory.
Tags: Asia, News, Taiwan, Beijing, Lee, Lee Teng hui, Politics And Government, Deaths (Obituaries, Teng-hui


The Disinfomercial: How Larry King Got Duped Into Starring in Chinese Propaganda

This story first appeared at ProPublica. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. Jacobi Niv had paid Larry King a few thousand dollars apiece to narrate half a dozen videos for companies or projects in Israel, where King is still a big name. But what Niv wanted King to tape on March 27, 2019, wasn’t the usual infomercial. It was more like a disinfomercial. An Israeli with designer clothe...
Tags: Facebook, Asia, Twitter, Hong Kong, Europe, New York, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Rihanna, California, Youtube, Washington, White House, China, Russia


China-linked hackers penetrated Vatican computer network, right before diplomatic negotiations with Beijing

The Vatican is reported to have been hacked by attackers working for China, just before diplomatic negotiations were set to begin between the Vatican and Beijing. “The Vatican and Beijing are expected to start talks in September over control of the appointment of bishops and the status of houses of worship as part of a renewal of a provisional agreement signed in 2018 that revised the terms of the Catholic Church’s operations in China,” report Jason Horowitz, David Sanger, and Ed Wong at the N...
Tags: Hong Kong, Post, News, China, Beijing, Hacked, New York Times, Vatican, Hackers, Catholic Church, Communist Party, Buddhist, Falun Gong, Ed Wong, Somerville Mass The Chinese Communist Party, Jason Horowitz David Sanger


China bars protest leaders from running in upcoming Hong Kong elections

The move is seen as a further sign of Beijing's tightening hold on the city after the passage of a controversial security law.
Tags: Hong Kong, News, China, Beijing


Lee Teng-hui, Taiwan’s First Democratically Elected President, Dies at 97

He led the island’s transition away from a police state to one of Asia’s most vibrant democracies. His insistence that Taiwan be treated as a sovereign state angered Beijing, which considers it part of its territory.
Tags: Asia, News, Taiwan, Beijing, Lee, Lee Teng, Politics And Government, Deaths (Obituaries, Teng-hui


Hong Kong bans Joshua Wong and 11 more pro-democracy campaigners from legislative council elections

Hong Kong yesterday banned 12 pro-democracy campaigners from standing in forthcoming elections to the city’s parliament as China stoked tensions by re-iterating its threat to refuse up to three million residents eligible for British travel documents the right to leave. Carrie Lam’s Hong Kong administration, operating under Chinese rule, said the campaigners could not “genuinely” uphold the former UK colony’s mini-constitution because they oppose the imposition of Beijing’s draconian national sec...
Tags: Hong Kong, UK, London, News, Law, China, Beijing, Britain, Nathan Law, Joshua Wong, Wong, Carrie Lam, Dennis Kwok, Raab, Lester Shum, Dominic Raab


Pompeo insists 'tide is turning' on China

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday the "tide is turning" in U.S. dealings with China, saying there is international support for American policies even as he said he was dismayed at the number of countries supporting Beijing's new security law for Hong Kong. Reflecting rising tensions between Washington and Beijing, Pompeo took a tough line on China in testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
Tags: Hong Kong, News, Washington, Senate, China, Beijing, State, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo, Beijing Pompeo


Chinese long-range bombers join drills over South China Sea

China said Thursday that long-range bombers were among the aircraft that took part in recent aerial drills over the South China Sea amid rising tensions between Washington and Beijing over the strategic waterway. The exercises included nighttime takeoffs and landings and simulated long-range attacks, Defense Ministry spokesperson Ren Guoqiang said. Ren's statement appeared to distance the drills from recent accusations exchanged between the sides over China's claim to virtually all of th...
Tags: News, Washington, China, Beijing, South China Sea, Defense Ministry, Ren, Ren Guoqiang


China Tries Its Favorite Economic Cure: More Construction

Strong sales at China’s biggest construction equipment maker show Beijing’s strategy for recovery after the virus. But while the company, XCMG, is prospering, the rest of the economy is struggling.
Tags: News, China, Beijing, Xi Jinping, Local Government, Railroads, Credit and Debt, Economic Conditions and Trends, International Trade and World Market, Factories and Manufacturing, Infrastructure (Public Works, Building (Construction, High-Speed Rail Projects, Bridges and Tunnels, Xuzhou Construction Machinery Group, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


Hong Kong disqualifies 12 opposition nominees for assembly

At least 12 Hong Kong pro-democracy nominees including prominent activist Joshua Wong were disqualified for September legislative elections, with authorities saying Thursday they failed to uphold the city's mini-constitution and pledge allegiance to Hong Kong and Beijing. Others who were disqualified include democracy activist Tiffany Yuen from the disbanded political organization Demosisto, as well as incumbent lawmaker Dennis Kwok and three others from the pro-democracy Civic Party. It marks...
Tags: Hong Kong, News, Beijing, Joshua Wong, Dennis Kwok, Demosisto, Tiffany Yuen



Filters
show more filters
June - 2020
MoTuWeThFrSaSu
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
2930     
July - 2020
MoTuWeThFrSaSu
  12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  
August - 2020
MoTuWeThFrSaSu
     12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31