Three Chinese astronauts docked with the country’s still-under-construction space station on Thursday, beginning what their government expects will be a decade or more of continuous presence by Chinese astronauts in Earth’s orbit.
Six hours and 32 minutes after the astronauts blasted off from a base in the Gobi Desert on a clear, sunny morning, their spacecraft, Shenzhou-12, docked with the station’s core module.
“It was a perfect rendezvous and docking process,” Sun Jun, deputy director of the Beijing Aerospace Flight…
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The Taiwanese military released this photo of a Chinese fighter jet flying in an undisclosed location. China sent a record 28 warplanes toward Taiwan in the latest such event. Taiwan Ministry of Defense via AP hide caption
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China has flown 28 warplanes into Taiwan-controlled airspace, the biggest sortie of its kind since the Taiwanese government began publishing information about the frequent incursions last year.
The flights are widely seen…
China’s former leader, Deng Xiaoping, famously used an old proverb to describe the country’s foreign policy after the end of the Cold War: “Hide our strength, bide our time.” Those days are long gone.
China now faces a world that increasingly views its economic and military might as a threat that must be confronted, as NATO’s leaders made clear in their summit in Brussels.
While China poses virtually no direct military threat to Europe, which is NATO’s home field, it…
PLYMOUTH, England — President Biden urged European nations and Japan on Saturday to counter China’s growing economic and security influence by offering developing nations hundreds of billions in financing as an alternative to relying on Beijing for new roads, railways, ports and communications networks.
It was the first time the world’s richest nations had discussed organizing a direct alternative to China’s Belt-and-Road Initiative, President Xi Jinping’s overseas lending and investment push, which has now spread across Africa, Latin America and…
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U.S. and Chinese flags before the opening session of 2019 trade negotiations between U.S. and Chinese trade representatives in Beijing. On Thursday, China passed a sweeping new law designed to counter numerous sanctions the United States and the European Union have imposed on Chinese officials and major Chinese companies. Mark Schiefelbein/AP hide caption
BEIJING – Over the last three years, the U.S. and the European Union have imposed a series of sanctions on…
Experts say new law is China’s latest and most wide-ranging legal tool to respond to foreign sanctions.
China has passed a law to counter foreign sanctions, as it strives to diffuse pressure from the United States and the European Union over trade, technology, Hong Kong and Xinjiang.
China’s top legislature, the National People’s Congress standing committee (NPC) passed the law on Thursday, according to state television CCTV. But details of its contents have not yet been released.
The new law…
People walk past one of the entrances of Beijing No. 2 Intermediate People’s Court where Australian writer Yang Hengjun is expected to face trial on espionage charges, in Beijing, China May 27, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins/File Photo
Australian blogger Yang Hengjun, facing trial in Beijing on espionage charges that he denies, asked the judge to exclude evidence obtained in interrogations where he says he was tortured, according to a message conveyed to family and friends.
In his first comments since…
In Congress, a bill with bipartisan support would allocate $500 million in annual spending over the next three years to support domestic manufacturers of vital medical equipment.
While industry executives commend these moves, they say that time is running out. The American Mask Manufacturer’s Association, a recently created trade group, said its 27 members had already laid off 50 percent of their work force. Without concerted action from Washington, most of those companies will go belly up within the next…
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos was briefly edged out as world’s richest person this week by Bernard Arnault, CEO of French conglomerate LVMH, thanks largely to China’s appetite for luxury goods. While this is good news for Arnault, China’s recovery — and a redoubled appetite not only for luxury goods but raw materials — is a mixed bag for the rest of the world, including the United States.
Arnault had an approximate net worth of roughly $192 billion, as per Forbes’…
Zhao, one of the country’s most notoriously hawkish diplomats, referenced a U.S. military location that has been baselessly linked to the coronavirus outbreak by Chinese media.
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Describing Fort Detrick in Frederick, Md., as “full of suspicion,” Zhao said the United States needed to open it up to international scrutiny. “There are more than 200 U.S. biological laboratories scattered around the world. How many secrets are there?” he said.
Fort Detrick hosts elements of the country’s…