Chengdu in China enforces strict lockdown despite earthquake

BEIJING (AP) — Authorities in Chengdu, southwest China, have maintained strict COVID-19 lockdown measures on the city’s population of 21 million despite a major earthquake that left killed at least 65 people in outlying areas. Footage circulating online on Tuesday showed workers wearing top-to-bottom protective gear preventing residents of apartment buildings from exiting through locked … Read more

Russia will hold extensive joint war games with China and others

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia said on Monday it would launch extensive military drills in the east of the country that would involve Chinese forces — a show of increasingly close defense ties between Moscow and Beijing amid tensions with the West about the Kremlin’s action in Ukraine. The Russian Defense Ministry said exercise Vostok 2022 … Read more

US sends two warships to Taiwan Strait, first transit since Pelosi voyage

Seoul, South Korea CNN — Two US Navy warships entered the Taiwan Strait in what is the first US naval transit of the waterway since US-China tensions rose this month during a visit to the island of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The USS Antietam and USS Chancellorsville guided-missile cruisers were making the trip Sunday “through … Read more

EXPLAINER: Why US lawmakers’ trips to Taiwan continue to annoy China

WASHINGTON (AP) — Taiwan is high on U.S. congressmen’s summer travel bucket list during their August recess this year, as U.S. lawmakers are keen to affirm U.S. support for the self-governing island. over China’s objections. Paid photos of the visit of five members of Congress this weeklike that of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi less than … Read more

China announces new drills as US delegation visits Taiwan

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China announced new military drills around Taiwan as the self-governing island’s president met with members of a new U.S. congressional delegation on Monday, threatening to reignite tensions between Beijing and Washington a few months later. just days after a similar visit to the United States House. Speaker Nancy Pelosi angry china. … Read more

Taiwan: A second delegation of the American Congress led by Ed Markey goes to Taipei

CNN — A US Congressional delegation led by Massachusetts Democratic Senator Ed Markey has arrived in Taipei for an unannounced two-day visit, the second US Congressional delegation to Taiwan this month. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi drew China’s ire when she became the first American speaker to visit in 25 years at a time when Washington-Beijing … Read more

China’s trade restrictions on Taiwan after Pelosi’s visit fall into the ocean

Beijing’s new trade blocs against Taiwan affect about 0.04% of their bilateral trade, making them more political than economic. Beijing took action against Taiwan after Visit of United States House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to the island earlier this month despite warnings from Beijing. This included suspensions of imports of Taiwanese citrus fruits, frozen fish, candies … Read more

China’s trade restrictions on Taiwan after Pelosi’s visit fall into the ocean

Beijing’s new trade blocs against Taiwan affect about 0.04% of their bilateral trade, making them more political than economic. Beijing took action against Taiwan after Visit of United States House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to the island earlier this month despite warnings from Beijing. This included suspensions of imports of Taiwanese citrus fruits, frozen fish, candies … Read more

Taiwan warns Chinese drills show ambitions beyond island

PINGTUNG, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan warned on Tuesday that Chinese military exercises are not only a rehearsal for an invasion of the self-governing island, but also reflect ambitions to control large swaths of the western Pacific, as Taipei has conducted its own drills to underscore its readiness to defend itself. Angered by US House Speaker … Read more

Taiwan warns Chinese drills show ambitions beyond island

PINGTUNG, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan warned on Tuesday that Chinese military exercises are not only a rehearsal for an invasion of the self-governing island, but also reflect ambitions to control large swaths of the western Pacific, as Taipei has conducted its own drills to underscore its readiness to defend itself. Angered by US House Speaker … Read more