Defense secretary says US is a ‘pivot’ with China – KATU

Defense secretary says US is a ‘pivot’ with China – KATU

Defense Minister says the US is a ‘pivot point’ with ChinaCAT Defense Secretary Austin says US ‘will not let’ China reshape Indo-Pacific regionFox News Austin calls on Congress to pass a budget citing the China threatDefense One Strong deterrence enables the US to secure global rules and rightsMinistry of Defence Pentagon Warns China on Asia-Pacific: … Read more

China vows crackdown on ‘hostile forces’ as public tests Xi

China vows crackdown on ‘hostile forces’ as public tests Xi

BEIJING (AP) – China’s ruling Communist Party has vowed to “resolutely crack down on infiltration and sabotage activities by hostile forces,” following the biggest street demonstrations in decades by citizens fed up with strict anti-virus restrictions. A massive show of force by the security services on Wednesday sought to deter further protests. The statement by … Read more

China claims vaccination progress as it looks for a path to reopening

China claims vaccination progress as it looks for a path to reopening

BEIJING – Mainland China on Tuesday announced significant progress in getting Covid-19 booster shots to people “above the age of 80.” As of Monday, 65.8% of that age group had received booster shots, an official told reporters. This is an increase from 40% per November 11, according to previous disclosures. China also announced a new … Read more

China’s lockdown protests grind to a halt as police flood city streets

China’s lockdown protests grind to a halt as police flood city streets

HONG KONG (AP) – With police out in force, there was no word of further protests against strict government anti-pandemic measures Tuesday in Beijing as temperatures dipped well below freezing. Shanghai, Nanjing and other cities where online calls for gatherings had been issued were also reportedly quiet. Rallies against China’s unusually strict anti-virus measures spread … Read more

Protests erupt across China in an unprecedented challenge to Xi Jinping’s zero-Covid policy

Protests erupt across China in an unprecedented challenge to Xi Jinping’s zero-Covid policy

Beijing CNN — Protests erupted across China throughout the weekend, including at universities and in Shanghai, with hundreds chanting “Put down, Xi Jinping! Step down, Communist Party!” in an unprecedented show of defiance against the country’s strict and increasingly expensive zero-Covid policy. A deadly block of flats fire in Urumqi, the capital of the western … Read more

Symbol of reunion with China, panda Tuan Tuan dies in Taipei

Symbol of reunion with China, panda Tuan Tuan dies in Taipei

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Tuan Tuan, one of two giant pandas given to Taiwan from China, died Saturday after a short illness, the Taipei Zoo said. No cause of death was immediately given, but earlier reports said the panda was believed to have a malignant brain tumor, prompting China to send a pair of experts … Read more

Ray Dalio shares his views on Covid, real estate, politics in China

Ray Dalio shares his views on Covid, real estate, politics in China

Ray Dalio, founder of Bridgewater Associates, received an award from the China General Chamber of Commerce-USA in February 2022. China News Service | China News Service | Getty Images BEIJING – American billionaire Ray Dalio said that while he is far less familiar with China’s new leadership team than previous officials, he expects concerns about … Read more

China’s Xi is more powerful than ever. What does this mean for the world?

China’s Xi is more powerful than ever.  What does this mean for the world?

Editor’s note: A version of this story appeared in CNN’s Meanwhile in China newsletter, a three-weekly update that explores what you need to know about the country’s rise and how it affects the world. Sign up here. Hong Kong CNN — It was a crowning achievement for Xi Jinping as he stepped onto a red … Read more

China’s Xi Jinping sets ambitions with himself at the center

China’s Xi Jinping sets ambitions with himself at the center

HONG KONG—Chinese leader Xi Jinping cast himself as the decisive helmsman his country needs to overcome great adversity and vowed to build a more secure, powerful and equal nation as he signaled plans to extend his decade long rule. In a Sunday speech opening a Communist Party congress where he is set to defy recent … Read more