June 30, 2020

HONG KONG - Beijing unveiled the national security law it is imposing on Hong Kong on Tuesday, punishing crimes of secession and sedition with up to life in prison and stoking concern it heralds a more authoritarian era for China’s most freewheeling city.

Particulars of...

June 19, 2020

With the help of stolen U.S. technology, China has developed at least three types of high-tech weapons to attack the electric grid and key technologies in a “surprise Pearl Harbor” assault that could send America into a deadly blackout, according to a new analysis.

Accor...

June 19, 2020

NEW DELHI: Even as talks for deescalation were on at the military level, the Chinese side seems to have carried out a move of deception by bringing in several hundred soldiers and heavy construction equipment into the Galwan valley, latest satellite images and ground re...

June 19, 2020

China’s legislature reviewed and passed a draft of a national security bill for Hong Kong, which critics say jeopardizes the territory’s semi-autonomous standing. It's the latest move by China to gain further control over Hong Kong.

The bill, which was reviewed by the Na...

June 19, 2020

DR Congo's military is receiving weapons and training from multiple countries without notifying the United Nations as required by a 2004 resolution, according to a recent report to the Security Council.

Some of the weapons have fallen into the hands of armed groups opera...

June 19, 2020

As excerpted from Bloomberg macro commentator Ye Xie

Beijing Sounds Alarm About Demise of Mighty Dollar

With all the money printing and borrowing, is this the beginning of a long decline for the dollar?

Clearly this is on the minds of some senior Chinese officials. Guo Shu...

June 16, 2020

Another Chinese aircraft was intercepted by Taiwanese jets near the autonomous island on Tuesday, just the latest in a string of similar encounters. Meanwhile, several American military aircraft were spotted near the island as well.

Taiwan News reported on Tuesday that a...

June 16, 2020

(Bloomberg) -- Stocks rose for a third day as optimism over a recovering U.S. economy overrode concern that coronavirus cases are worsening in locations ranging from Texas to China. Treasury yields rose and the dollar strengthened.

The S&P 500 climbed 1.9%, with energy,...

June 16, 2020

Indian and Chinese soldiers clashed on the border overnight, leaving 20 Indian soldiers dead and marking the first casualties in a conflict between the two powers in decades.

"Indian and Chinese troops have disengaged at the Galwan area where they had earlier clashed on...

June 16, 2020

Three Indian soldiers have died in a skirmish along the border with China, New Delhi has said. Beijing claims that the incident occurred after Indian forces crossed the border and attacked Chinese troops.

An Indian Army officer and two soldiers were killed in a clash wit...

February 14, 2020

Hong Kong reported three more confirmed coronavirus infections on Friday, bringing the city’s total to 56, even as evidence emerged that some residents recently returned from mainland China were flouting the new

mandatory home quarantine policy

.

One of the three new cases...

February 14, 2020

The coronavirus outbreak has exposed the United States’ dangerous dependence on China for pharmaceutical and medical supplies, including an estimated 97 percent of all antibiotics and 80 percent of the active pharmaceutical ingredients needed to produce drugs in the Uni...

February 13, 2020

After confirming the US's 15th case at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, officials warned that "there may be additional cases" identified during this period.

The 15th patient was a "solo traveler" from China who has been quarantined "since arriving at Lackland Air...

February 12, 2020

Five U.S. citizens have been charged with an attempt to violate U.S. sanctions against Iran by buying oil from Iran and selling it in China, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania said in a statement.

The accused are all but one from Texas, w...

February 12, 2020

Western media organizations have published a series of in-depth reports attempting to illuminate what life on the ground at the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak looks like. But few have captured the atmosphere of the situation quite like a team of AFP journalists w...

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