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China's foreign minister makes surprise stop in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — China’s foreign minister made a surprise visit Thursday in Afghanistan's capital, meeting with the country's new Taliban rulers — even as the international community fumes ov...

Olaf Scholz will not attend Beijing Olympics

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced on Wednesday that he has no plans to attend the Beijing Winter Olympics. In an interview with public broadcaster ZDF, he was asked whether he would attend the ...

US Congressman Chris Smith joins China's 'Genocide Games' protest in Washington

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A protest was staged outside the Chinese embassy in Washington D.C. on Thursday (Jan. 27) to bring attention to human rights abuses in China ahead of the Beijing Winter Ol...

Security scanners across Europe tied to China govt, military

At some of the world’s most sensitive spots, authorities have installed security screening devices made by a single Chinese company with deep ties to China’s military and the highest levels of the rul...

Afghan Taliban turn blind eye to Pakistani militants

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Each year on Jan. 17, Shahana bakes a cake and invites friends to her home in the Pakistani city of Peshawar. They sing happy birthday for her son, even light a candle. But i...

China uneasy over incoming German minister's threat to curb imports

China has responded to a warning from incoming German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock that authoritarian states like the Asian powerhouse should be reined in. Baerbock, who is also co-leader of Ge...

Xi Jinping wants to invite US president to Beijing Winter Olympics

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese leader Xi Jinping (習近平) is expected to invite U.S. President Joe Biden to attend the Winter Olympics in Beijing in February during an upcoming virtual summit, two ...

Biden follows through on pledge to take in more refugees

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration said the U.S. would take in 125,000 refugees and their families next year, fulfilling an earlier pledge to raise a cap that had been cut to a historic low un...

US moves closer to banning all Xinjiang products

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. Senate on Wednesday (July 14) passed a bill that would ban the import of all products from China’s Xinjiang region, where over 1 million ethnic Uyghur Musli...

UK Labour Party calls for Boris Johnson’s government to boycott Beijing Olympics

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.K. Labour Party, the main opposition party in the country, on Tuesday (July 6) called on the national government and royal family to boycott the 2022 Beijing Winter ...

Biden G7, NATO to-do list: unite allies, fight autocracy, attack COVID-19

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Joe Biden’s meeting with leaders of the G7 leading industrial economies in an English seaside village this week will usher in a new focus on rallying U.S. allies...

Australia and New Zealand unite over China human rights issues

WELLINGTON, May 31 (Reuters) - Australia and New Zealand on Monday expressed grave concerns over developments in Hong Kong and the human rights situation in the Xinjiang region of China, as the two na...

Army of fake fans boosts China’s messaging on Twitter

BRUSSELS (AP) — China’s ruling Communist Party has opened a new front in its long, ambitious war to shape global public opinion: Western social media. Liu Xiaoming, who recently ste...

EU, India try again to clinch trade deal, sidelining China

PORTO, Portugal (AP) — The European Union and India agreed Saturday to restart negotiations on a bilateral free trade deal, eight years after their first attempt failed and as both sides seek alternat...

Top U.S., China and Russia diplomats to speak on cooperation

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A Security Council meeting aimed at strengthening global cooperation and the role of the United Nations is expected to hear from the top American, Chinese and Russian diplomats a...