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

UN condemns protesters’ storming of Libya’s parliament

UN condemns protesters' storming of Libya's parliament

CAIRO — A senior UN official for Libya on Saturday condemned the storming of the parliament’s headquarters in the east of the oil-rich country as part of protests in several cities the previous day against the political class and deteriorating economic conditions. Hundreds of protesters marched in the streets of the capital, Tripoli, and other … Read more

Xi Jinping leaves mainland China for the first time since the beginning of pandemic

Xi Jinping leaves mainland China for the first time since the beginning of pandemic

CNN — Chinese leader Xi Jinping has left mainland China for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, arriving in Hong Kong Thursday ahead of the 25th anniversary of the city’s handover from British to Chinese rule. Xi is expected to spend two days in the financial hub and attend a series of … Read more