Tag: China

China’s crackdown on Hong Kong threatens global order, EU says

China’s efforts to tighten its grip on Hong Kong pose a threat to the rules-based international order, the European Union’s top diplomat said, calling on member states to respond with a “robust” message. China’s increasing control over the city “affects not only our direct interests in Hong Kong but also the maintenance of the rules-based international […]

EU: ‘End of American-led’ World and Rise of China ‘Happening Before Our Eyes’

EU foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell told a gathering of German ambassadors on Monday that “analysts have long talked about the end of an American-led system and the arrival of an Asian century.” “This is now happening in front of our eyes,” he said. Borrell said the pandemic could be seen as a turning point […]

China warns US against sparking Cold War

Wang Yi, the Chinese foreign minister, said Sunday that the U.S. should “give up on its wishful thinking of changing China” and avoid bringing the two countries to a “new Cold War.” “China has no intention to change, still replace, the United States,” he said, according to the Washington Post. “It is time for the United States to give up […]

‘US would lose Pacific war with China’

The United States would be defeated in a sea war with China and would struggle to stop an invasion of Taiwan, according to a series of “eye-opening” war games carried out by the Pentagon. American defence sources have told The Times that several simulated conflicts conducted by the US resulted in the conclusion that their […]

China ramping up coronavirus disinformation campaign on Twitter, State Dept. says

China’s Communist Party and government are stepping up the use of Twitter to spread disinformation that Wuhan was not the origin of the coronavirus outbreak and that China is helping the world recover, the State Department said. The department’s Global Engagement Center, the unit charged with countering foreign propaganda and disinformation, recently discovered a cluster of what it called “inauthentic” Twitter accounts used to support […]

Chinese report warns coronavirus could lead to confrontation with US

An internal Chinese report warns that Beijing faces a rising wave of hostility in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak that could tip relations with the United States into confrontation, people familiar with the paper told Reuters. The report, presented early last month by the Ministry of State Security to top Beijing leaders including President […]

China must answer questions about coronavirus spread: UK defense secretary

The United Kingdom’s defense secretary said China must respond to allegations that it downplayed the extent of the coronavirus. Ben Wallace was asked during an interview on LBC radio Monday whether China has questions to answer about its handling of the pandemic. “I think it does,” he said, according to Reuters. “China needs to be […]

New evidence suggesting COVID-19 came from a Wuhan virology lab is hard to ignore

Several new pieces of publicly available evidence that have come to light in recent days seem to indicate that a virology lab in Wuhan, China, may have been the location where the novel coronavirus originated. In a lengthy article published Friday, National Review senior correspondent Jim Geraghty detailed the investigatory work of Matthew Tye, a […]

China shows COVID-19 Coronavirus can be ‘stopped in its tracks’

While more than 153,00 cases of the respiratory illness have been recorded globally as of Sunday, it is on the decline in China, demonstrating that the course of the outbreak there has been altered, according to WHO Representative in the country, Dr. Gauden Galea. “It is an epidemic that has been nipped as it was growing and stopped in its tracks. This is very […]

Iranian State Terror General Calls Chinese Coronavirus ‘Biological Warfare’

Major General Hossein Salami, the head of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), declared in remarks Thursday that Iran is “engaged in biological warfare” and will “win the war” against the Chinese coronavirus spreading worldwide. The IRGC is a U.S.-designated terrorist organization and an official wing of the Iranian military, making it unique among terrorist […]