More anti-COVID protests in China sparked by deadly fire

More anti-COVID protests in China sparked by deadly fire

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Protests over China’s restrictive COVID-19 measures appeared to erupt in a number of cities Saturday night, in demonstrations of public defiance stoked by anger over a deadly fire in the city. western region of Xinjiang. Many of the protests could not immediately be confirmed, but in Shanghai police used pepper spray … Read more

Taiwan president resigns as party leader after election defeat

Taiwan president resigns as party leader after election defeat

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen has resigned as leader of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party following defeats in Saturday’s local elections in which voters chose the opposition nationalist party in a several great races across the self-contained island. Concerns about threats from rival China, which claims Taiwan as its territory, took precedence … Read more

US bans sales of Huawei and ZTE gear amid Chinese spying fears

US bans sales of Huawei and ZTE gear amid Chinese spying fears

The Biden administration has banned the approval of new telecommunications equipment by Chinese companies Huawei Technologies and ZTE because they pose “unacceptable risk” to US national security. The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said on Friday it had adopted the final rules, which also prohibit the sale or import of equipment made by Chinese surveillance equipment … Read more

Xi tells Kim China wants to work with North Korea for peace: KCNA | News from Xi Jinping

Xi tells Kim China wants to work with North Korea for peace: KCNA |  News from Xi Jinping

Xi sends a message to Kim amid an unprecedented number of missile tests by North Korea. Chinese President Xi Jinping has told North Korea’s Kim Jong Un that Beijing is willing to work with Pyongyang for global peace and stability, according to Korea’s official Central News Agency (KCNA). Saturday’s report came days after North Korea … Read more

Taiwan local elections presented as a message for China and the world

Taiwan local elections presented as a message for China and the world

Polls opened on Saturday in Taiwan in local elections that President Tsai Ing-wen touted as sending a message to the world about the island’s determination to defend its democracy in the face of growing bellicosity from China. Local elections, for city mayors, county chiefs and local councilors, are apparently about national issues such as the … Read more

Apple has a huge problem with its supplier’s iPhone factory in China

Apple has a huge problem with its supplier’s iPhone factory in China

hong kong CNN Business — A violent uprising by workers at the world’s largest iPhone factory in central China this week further clouds Apple’s strained supply chain and highlights how the country’s tough zero Covid policy is harming to global technology companies. The unrest began last month when workers left the factory campus in Zhengzhou, … Read more

US Bans Chinese Telecom Devices, Citing ‘National Security’ | Telecom News

US Bans Chinese Telecom Devices, Citing ‘National Security’ |  Telecom News

The US Federal Communications Commission’s decision includes devices from Huawei, ZTE and other manufacturers. The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced that it is banning telecommunications and video surveillance equipment from major Chinese brands, including Huawei and ZTE, citing an “unacceptable risk to national security”. The five-member FCC said Friday it voted unanimously to … Read more

China zero-Covid: As anger mounts and tragedies mount, Beijing shows no sign of hesitation

China zero-Covid: As anger mounts and tragedies mount, Beijing shows no sign of hesitation

A version of this story appeared in CNN’s news bulletin Meanwhile in China, a tri-weekly update exploring what you need to know about the country’s rise and its impact on the world. Register here. beijing CNN — Zhou, a car dealer in northeast China, last saw his father alive during a video chat on the … Read more

China zero-Covid: As anger mounts and tragedies mount, Beijing shows no sign of hesitation

China zero-Covid: As anger mounts and tragedies mount, Beijing shows no sign of hesitation

A version of this story appeared in CNN’s news bulletin Meanwhile in China, a tri-weekly update exploring what you need to know about the country’s rise and its impact on the world. Register here. beijing CNN — Zhou, a car dealer in northeast China, last saw his father alive during a video chat on the … Read more

China sentences Chinese-Canadian star Kris Wu to 13 years

China sentences Chinese-Canadian star Kris Wu to 13 years

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese court on Friday sentenced Chinese-Canadian pop star Kris Wu to 13 years in prison on rape charges. The Chaoyang District Court in Beijing said Wu was sentenced to 11 years and 6 months for rape in 2020 and 1 year and 10 months for the “crime of gathering a crowd … Read more