Chinese bank depositors face police in angry protest

In this photo released by Yang on Sunday, July 10, 2022, people hold banners and chant slogans during a protest at the entrance to a branch of China's central bank in Zhengzhou in central China's Henan Province. A large crowd of angry Chinese bank de

BEIJING– A large crowd of angry Chinese bank depositors faced off with police Sunday, some roughed up as they were taken away, in a case that has drawn attention because of earlier attempts to use a COVID-19 tracking app to prevent them from mobilizing. Hundreds of people held up banners and chanted slogans on the … Read more

China’s Xi Jinping claims Hong Kong handover marked ‘beginning of true democracy’

China's Xi Jinping claims Hong Kong handover marked 'beginning of true democracy'

hong kong CNN — Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Friday claimed “true democracy” began in Hong Kong 25 years ago when China assumed control, as he marked a symbolic anniversary for the city transformed by his political crackdown. “After its return to the motherland, Hong Kong compatriots became masters of their own affairs, Hong Kong … Read more

John Lee: Hong Kong leader vows to shore up global business role

John Lee: Hong Kong leader vows to shore up global business role

hong kong CNN Business — Hong Kong’s new leader John Lee on Friday vowed to strengthen the city’s standing as a global business hub, but he gave no hint of diverging from Beijing’s insistence on strict zero-Covid rules. The former British colony’s reputation as an international financial center has been battered during the last two … Read more

Hong Kong in limbo 25 years after British handover to China

Hong Kong in limbo 25 years after British handover to China

HONG KONG (AP) — When the British handed Hong Kong to Beijing in 1997, it was promised 50 years of self-government and freedoms of assembly, speech and press that are not allowed on the Communist-ruled Chinese mainland. As the city of 7.4 million people marks 25 years under Beijing’s rule on Friday, those promised are … Read more

China launches high-tech aircraft carrier in naval milestone

China launches high-tech aircraft carrier in naval milestone

BEIJING (AP) — Beijing launched a new-generation aircraft carrier Friday, the first such ship to be both designed and built in China, in a milestone as it seeks to extend the range and power of its navy. The Type 003 carrier christened Fujian left its drydock at a shipyard outside Shanghai in the morning and … Read more

Virus testing the new normal as China sticks to ‘zero-COVID’

Virus testing the new normal as China sticks to 'zero-COVID'

BEIJING (AP) — Thousands of coronavirus testing sites have popped up on sidewalks across Beijing and other Chinese cities in the latest development in the country’s “zero-COVID” strategy. Lines form every day, rain or shine, even where the spread of the virus has largely stopped. Some people need to go to work. Others want to … Read more

China and Cambodia break ground on Ream Naval Base in show of ‘iron-clad’ relations

China and Cambodia break ground on Ream Naval Base in show of 'iron-clad' relations

CNN — Officials from China and Cambodia broke ground on a controversial, Chinese-funded upgrade of a naval base in southern Cambodia on Wednesday, with Beijing’s envoy in the country calling military cooperation part of the countries’ “iron-clad partnership.” The launch of the project at the Ream Naval Base, which Cambodian officials said will use grant … Read more

China’s online “tank” cake snafu raises Tiananmen questions

China's online "tank" cake snafu raises Tiananmen questions

HONG KONG (AP) — An online snafu involving China’s most popular e-commerce livestreamer and a cake decorated to look like a tank has raised questions among some Chinese over the crackdown on pro-democracy protests in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square in 1989. The order to the People’s Liberation Army soldiers to fire on unarmed civilians is a … Read more

California-born Olympian Eileen Gu now working for Salt Lake City Olympic bid committee

Eileen Gu, 18, speaking at the Time 100 conference in June, where she announced that she accepted a position with the Salt Lake City bid for the upcoming winter Olympic games

Eileen Gu, the California-born freestyle skier who reportedly made tens of millions while competing for China in the Beijing Olympics, has taken a job with the committee behind Salt Lake City’s bid for the upcoming winter games. The 18-year-old was raised in a wealthy San Francisco neighborhood and was educated at leafy private academies there, … Read more

Australia says China threatened plane over South China Sea

FILE - In this undated file photo released by the Taiwan Ministry of Defense, a Chinese PLA J-16 fighter jet flies in an undisclosed location. Australia on Sunday, June 5, 2022, said a Chinese J-16 fighter jet carried out dangerous maneuvers threaten

BEIJING– Australia on Sunday said a Chinese fighter jet carried out dangerous maneuvers threatening the safety of one of its maritime surveillance planes over the South China Sea and forcing it to return to the base. Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said his government expressed concern to China over the May 26 incident, which the Defense … Read more