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As Biden visits Asia, China launches South China Sea drills

BEIJING (AP) — China is holding military exercises in the disputed South China Sea coinciding with U.S. President Joe Biden’s visits to South Korea and Japan that are largely focused on countering the...

China calls WHO chief 'irresponsible' for saying zero-COVID strategy 'not sustainable'

China hit back on Wednesday against what it called "irresponsible" comments by the head of the World Health Organization, who described the country's uncompromising and increasingly pain...

North Korea confirms first-ever COVID infection

North Korea on Thursday officially confirmed its first COVID-19 outbreak and ordered a national lockdown, state news agency KCNA reported. The isolated nation has never admitted to having a single ca...

Offshore earthquake shakes Taiwan; no danger of tsunami

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A strong earthquake struck off the east coast of Taiwan on Monday, shaking buildings in the capital, Taipei. No serious damage or injuries were reported, and authorities said the...

Surprisingly low Shanghai COVID death count spurs questions

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Lu Muying died on April 1 in a government quarantine facility in Shanghai, with her family on the phone as doctors tried to resuscitate her. She had tested positive for COVID-19 ...

China looks to learn from Russian failures in Ukraine

BANGKOK (AP) — With its ground troops forced to pull back in Ukraine and regroup, and its Black Sea flagship sunk, Russia's military failings are mounting. No country is paying closer attention than C...

Building Advertising Market Size & Forecast Report, Revolutionary Opportunities, Growth Prospects 2031

This comprehensive analysis of the fastest-growing Building Advertising market provides insights that will help stakeholders identify both opportunities and challenges. The 2022 market could see anoth...

China jeers as images of apparent Bucha massacre horrify world

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the world reels from images documenting the devastation and an alleged massacre in the Ukrainian town of Bucha, Chinese media continues to stand by Russia, and many Chi...

COVID: Frustration mounts over Shanghai's tough lockdown

Around 25 million people in Shanghai remain locked down as Chinese authorities try to control the most severe coronavirus outbreak in the Asian nation since the initial lockdown in Wuhan at the start ...

How infrastructure financing disagreements are hindering closer China-Nepal ties

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi visited Nepal over the weekend as part of his South Asia trip in a bid to solidify Sino-Nepal ties. During his visit, Wang held talks with Nepali President Bidya Devi ...

China searches for victims from plane crash with cause still unclear

WUZHOU, China, March 22 (Reuters) - Rescuers in southern China searched for victims from a China Eastern Airlines 600115.SS jet on Tuesday after it crashed with 132 people on board and authorities sai...

China searches for victims, flight recorders after first plane crash in 12 years

Rescuers in China scoured heavily forested slopes on Tuesday for the victims and flight recorders from a China Eastern Airlines (600115.SS) jet that crashed a day earlier in the mountains of southern ...

Chinese Boeing jet crashes in mountains with 132 on board, no sign of survivors

GUANGZHOU, China, March 21 (Reuters) - A China Eastern Airlines (600115.SS) Boeing 737-800 with 132 people on board crashed in mountains in southern China on a domestic flight on Monday after a sudden...

Why China is skeptical of local journalists working for Western media

China's state media outlets have stepped up their attacks on Western media in the past few weeks. The Xinhua news agency said in an English-language report on March 15 that Western media organiza...

Xi says improper handling of Taiwan issues will hit China-U.S. ties

Chinese President Xi Jinping told his U.S. counterpart Joe Biden on Friday that the Taiwan issue needs to be handled properly to avoid a negative impact on Sino-U.S. relations, according to Chinese me...