China’s Guangzhou locks down millions in ‘zero-COVID’ fight

TAIPEI, Taiwan — The southern Chinese metropolis of Guangzhou locked down its largest district Monday as it tries to tamp down a major COVID-19 outbreak, suspending public transit and requiring residents to present a negative test if they want to leave their homes. The outbreak is testing China’s attempt to bring a more targeted approach … Read more

Chinese court executes man who set ex-wife on fire

TAIPEI, Taiwan — A Chinese man convicted of killing his former wife by setting her on fire was executed in southwestern Sichuan province on Saturday in a domestic violence case that had drawn national outrage. Tang Lu set his ex-wife on fire in September 2020 while she was livestreaming on Douyin, the short video platform. … Read more

China: Citizens worth $48 billion want to leave the country | International Headlines | World News – WION

China: Citizens worth $48 billion want to leave the country | International Headlines | World News  WION Xi’s Strict Covid Zero Policy in China Pushes Wealthy to Leave Country  Bloomberg Ten Thousand Rich Chinese Are Trying to Pull Their Wealth Out of the Country  The Motley Fool WION Fineprint | Rich Chinese worth $48 billion want to leave … Read more

US destroyer sails past Chinese-held South China Sea islands

BEIJING — The U.S. Navy on Wednesday sailed a destroyer close to China-controlled islands in the South China Sea in what Washington said was a patrol aimed at asserting freedom of navigation through the strategic seaway. The guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold sailed past the Paracel Islands and continued thereafter with operations in the South China … Read more

Chinese bank depositors face police in angry protest

BEIJING — A large crowd of angry Chinese bank depositors faced off with police Sunday, some roughed up as they were taken away, in a case that has drawn attention because of earlier attempts to use a COVID-19 tracking app to prevent them from mobilizing. Hundreds of people held up banners and chanted slogans on … Read more

Blinken hits at ASEAN for lack of pressure on Myanmar

BANGKOK — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is criticizing Southeast Asian nations for not doing enough to press Myanmar’s military government to return the country to the path of democracy following last year’s power seizure. But as Blinken lamented the lack of progress in Myanmar, also known as Burma, he also moved to strengthen … Read more

China: Export growth down to single digits as virus curbs hit factories | World News | WION – WION

China: Export growth down to single digits as virus curbs hit factories | World News | WIONWION China’s exporters battered by lockdowns and global inflationFinancial Times China’s new COVID curbs add to economic woesReuters China’s Zero-Covid Policy is Destroying Industrial Gas DemandBloomberg China’s export growth slows sharply as zero-COVID rules hit economyDW (English) View Full … Read more

Supplies launched to China’s new space station for next crew

A Chinese cargo vessel has docked with the country’s under-construction space station before a new crew arrives next month TownThe Associated Press 10 May 2022, 05:10 • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BEIJING – A Chinese cargo vessel docked with the country’s under-construction space station Tuesday ahead of a new … Read more

Chinese hackers reportedly target India’s power grid

India’s power sector has been targeted by hackers in a long-term operation thought to have been carried out by a state-sponsored Chinese group, a US-based private cybersecurity company detailed in a new report Town DAVID RISING Associated Press 7 April 2022, 09:58 • 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BANGKOK – … Read more