Taiwan president tells Biden’s emissaries island will counter China’s ‘adventurous manoeuvres’ with U.S.

TAIPEI (Reuters) – Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen on Thursday told emissaries visiting at U.S. President Joe Biden’s request that the island would work with the United States to deter ‘adventurous manoeuvres and provocations’ amid threats from Chinese military activities. Former senior U.S. officials, including former U.S. Senator Chris Dodd and former Deputy Secretaries of State […]

person Azlyricsaccess_time April 15, 2021launch Read More

Japan decides to dump Fukushima water into sea despite opposition

Protest against Japan’s radioactive water discharge into sea – South Korean civic activists hold placards as they take part in a protest in front of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul against the Japanese government’s decision to discharge radioactive water from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean. – -/YNA/dpa Japan has decided it […]

person Azlyricsaccess_time April 13, 2021launch Read More

China, Russia undermine international Myanmar response, EU’s top diplomat says

By Kate Abnett BRUSSELS (Reuters) -The European Union’s top diplomat said on Sunday Russia and China were hampering a united international response to Myanmar’s military coup and that the EU could offer more economic incentives if democracy returns to the country. “It comes as no surprise that Russia and China are blocking the attempts of […]

person Azlyricsaccess_time April 11, 2021launch Read More

South Korea minister expects China to play role in North Korea peacemaking

(Reuters) – South Korea’s foreign minister said on Saturday he expects China to play a role in peacemaking between South and North Korea, as the United States and its allies agreed to continue pushing Pyongyang to denuclearise. “South Korea and China share a common goal toward complete denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula and toward permanent […]

person Azlyricsaccess_time April 3, 2021launch Read More

US trade war was pushing China to steal tech and talent: Taiwan

TAIPEI (Reuters) – The China-U.S. trade war is pushing Beijing to step up its efforts to steal technology and poach talent from Taiwan to boost China’s semiconductor industry’s self-sufficiency, the government of the tech-powerhouse island said on Wednesday. Washington has taken aim at China’s tech industry during the bitter trade dispute, putting sanctions on firms […]

person Azlyricsaccess_time March 31, 2021launch Read More

‘Beautiful and fierce’: Voguing balls let LGBT Chinese shine

Leather, glitter, stilettos and a strut — voguing, the underground dance phenomenon, has seized Beijing and given China’s LGBT community a “playground” to celebrate their identities. Sashaying down the runway clad in fake-fur, mile-high wigs and dramatic makeup, performers flaunted poses for an ecstatic audience, powered by a pounding house music soundtrack. Hundreds of young […]

person Azlyricsaccess_time March 30, 2021launch Read More

United States condemns China’s sanctions in dispute over Uighurs

BEIJING/OTTAWA (Reuters) – The United States on Saturday condemned China’s sanctions against two American religious-rights officials and a Canadian lawmaker in a dispute over Beijing’s treatment of Uighur Muslims and other minorities. China’s moves “only contribute to the growing international scrutiny of the ongoing genocide and crimes against humanity in Xinjiang. We stand in solidarity […]

person Azlyricsaccess_time March 28, 2021launch Read More

Iran and China sign long-term cooperation agreementĀ 

Chinese Foreign Minister in Tehran – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (R) speaks with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi during their meeting. – -/Iranian Presidency/dpa Iran and China inked a long-term cooperation agreement in Tehran on Saturday, state television reported. The comprehensive agreement signed by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Chinese counterpart, Wang […]

person Azlyricsaccess_time March 27, 2021launch Read More

Russia’s relationship with EU has been ‘destroyed,’ Lavrov says

Russian Foreign Minister in China – Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (L) shakes hands with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi as they exchange signed documents during a signing ceremony after their meeting. – -/Russian Foreign Ministry/dpa The European Union has “destroyed” its relationship with Moscow, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday, in the […]

person Azlyricsaccess_time March 24, 2021launch Read More

AstraZeneca trials ‘may have included outdated information’: US agency

A United States health agency raised concerns Tuesday that AstraZeneca may have included out-of-date information during trials of its Covid-19 vaccine, the day after the company said its drug was highly effective in preventing the disease. The news comes as Europe continues to wrangle over supplies of the jab, and after weeks of uncertainty centred […]

person Azlyricsaccess_time March 23, 2021launch Read More

1 in 3 COVID survivors suffer long-term health issues: review

At least one in three patients hospitalized with Covid-19 suffer long-term health issues including multiple organ problems and deteriorated mental health, according to a review of studies looking at the lasting impact of the disease. Published in the journal Nature Medicine on Monday, the review looked at the frequency of symptoms among Covid “long-haulers”, the […]

person Azlyricsaccess_time March 22, 2021launch Read More

China dominates Pentagon chief’s first India visit

Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin praised India’s growing ties with “like-minded partners” as he held talks in New Delhi Saturday dominated by shared alarm about China. India is a vital US partner in the Asia-Pacific region as Washington seeks to take on Beijing, and Austin’s two-day trip is New Delhi’s first face-to-face meeting with President Joe […]

person Azlyricsaccess_time March 20, 2021launch Read More

China at least 30 years away from becoming manufacturing ‘great power’: former minister

BEIJING (Reuters) – China is at least 30 years away from becoming a manufacturing nation of “great power”, a former industry minister said on Sunday, despite boasting the world’s most complete industrial supply chains. In recent years, China has become the world’s top manufacturing nation, accounting for over a third of global output, driven by […]

person Azlyricsaccess_time March 7, 2021launch Read More

China’s top diplomat says Hong Kong needs electoral reform for ‘brighter future’

BEIJING (Reuters) – The Chinese government’s top diplomat State Councillor Wang Yi on Sunday said the electoral system in Hong Kong must be improved for long-term stability, saying reform would bring about a “brighter future” for the city. China imposed a tough national security law on the former British colony last year, saying it was […]

person Azlyricsaccess_time March 7, 2021launch Read More

Pompeo calls for US to boycott Beijing Olympics

Former secretary of state Mike Pompeo on Friday backed calls for the United States to boycott the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, saying China’s “nasty” activity made it an inappropriate host. Pompeo, a vociferous critic of Beijing while he was Donald Trump’s top diplomat, said the previous administration had tried in its final months to […]

person Azlyricsaccess_time March 6, 2021launch Read More

Secretary of State Blinken calls China biggest ‘test,’ vows US strength

Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Wednesday that the United States was ready to confront China where need be, calling the Asian power the “biggest geopolitical test” of the century. In his first major speech, Blinken vowed that President Joe Biden’s administration will emphasize diplomacy over military action and build cooperation with the world on […]

person Azlyricsaccess_time March 4, 2021launch Read More

State-sponsored hackers in China targeting email services: Microsoft

Microsoft has said a state-sponsored hacking group operating out of China is exploiting previously unknown security flaws in its Exchange email services to steal data from business users. The company said the hacking group, which it has named “Hafnium”, is a “highly skilled and sophisticated actor”. Hafnium has in the past targeted US-based companies including […]

person Azlyricsaccess_time March 4, 2021launch Read More