WHO not happy with China for roles in the global pandemic

The head of the World Health Organization said Tuesday that he is “disappointed” Chinese officials haven't finalized the permissions to allow a team of experts into China to examine the origins of COVID-19. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, in a rare critique of Beijing, said members of the international scientific team began departing from their … Continue reading WHO not happy with China for roles in the global pandemic

Xi Jinping calls for more effective risk-control measures

Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for all-out efforts in rescue and relief operations in flooded areas across the country and stressed that ensuring people's lives and safety is a top priority. Noting that the flood control situation is tough and has entered a critical period, Xi ordered local governments in flood-hit areas to fulfill … Continue reading Xi Jinping calls for more effective risk-control measures

Coronavirus not engineered in a Chinese lab, govt says

China's foreign ministry said on Thursday (April 16) the World Health Organization has said there is no evidence that the coronavirus that has infected more than 2 million people globally was made in a lab. Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian made the remark in response to a question about accusations the coronavirus originated in a lab … Continue reading Coronavirus not engineered in a Chinese lab, govt says

Xi declares support for medical professionals fighting coronavirus

Chinese President Xi Jinping has stressed the importance of protecting medical personnel to make sure they are healthy and focused on winning the battle against the novel coronavirus outbreak. Chinese President Xi Jinping checks the treatment of hospitalized patients at the monitoring center and talks to medical staff on duty via a video link at … Continue reading Xi declares support for medical professionals fighting coronavirus

Should Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin’s president-for-life ambitions worry the West?

Russia’s Vladimir Putin and China's Xi Jinping have established themselves as the world’s most powerful authoritarian leaders in decades. Now it looks like they want to hang on to those roles indefinitely. Putin's sudden announcement this week of constitutional changes that could allow him to extend control way beyond the end of his term in … Continue reading Should Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin’s president-for-life ambitions worry the West?

The United Nations is a battlefield for world powers

Some U.N. diplomats said China has been working to spread and formalize President Xi Jinping’s political thought. “Xi Jinping-thought attempts to rewrite the rules of multilateralism,” said a senior European diplomat, speaking on condition of anonymity. “We may disagree with them ... but ‘Xi Jinping’ is a clear concept, which they promote and get into … Continue reading The United Nations is a battlefield for world powers

The unwritten agreement between Xi Jinping and Kim Jong Un

  North Korean leader Kim Jong Un pledged during his two-day visit to Beijing to achieve “results” that would be welcomed by the international community after his potential next summit with U.S. President Donald Trump, China’s state-run media said Thursday. In a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday, Kim also repeated that North … Continue reading The unwritten agreement between Xi Jinping and Kim Jong Un

U.S.-China trade talks and Kim Jong Un’s relationship with Xi are different issues

  South Korean presidential spokesperson Kim Eui-kyeom said on Tuesday that Seoul hopes Kim's trip to China will act as a "stepping stone" for a second Trump-Kim summit. Trump has offered assurances that another summit will allow him and Kim to make a grand deal to settle the nuclear standoff and change a relationship marked … Continue reading U.S.-China trade talks and Kim Jong Un’s relationship with Xi are different issues

Kim Jong Un arrives Beijing for talks with with Chinese president Xi Jinping

  North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in Beijing on Tuesday at the start of a four-day visit, in what's likely an effort to coordinate with his major ally ahead of a second summit with US President Donald Trump that could happen early this year. A long motorcade including motorcycle outriders reserved for state … Continue reading Kim Jong Un arrives Beijing for talks with with Chinese president Xi Jinping

Taiwan seeking global support against China

    Since revealing his invigorated quest to win control of Taiwan in his New Year speech, the Chinese President Xi Jinping has kept up the pressure on the self-ruled island. Image shows Chinese president Xi Jin Ping and his Taiwanese counterpart Tsai Ing-wen Since the end of a civil war on the mainland in … Continue reading Taiwan seeking global support against China