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The Latest: Michigan pushing for more vaccines amid spike

Apr. 11, 2021 14:32 PM EDT

DETROIT — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer vowed to keep pushing the White House for more COVID-19 vaccines as the state experiences a spike in cases. The Democrat on Sunday told CBS’ “Face The Nation” that she plans to work with the White House but wants to do...

Official: Chinese vaccines' effectiveness low

Apr. 11, 2021 10:31 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — In a rare admission of the weakness of Chinese coronavirus vaccines, the country's top disease control official says their effectiveness is low and the government is considering mixing them to get a boost. Chinese vaccines “don’t have very high...

US unveils new rules for government contacts with Taiwan

Apr. 09, 2021 19:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department on Friday unveiled new rules for U.S. government contacts with Taiwan that are likely to anger China but appear to reimpose some restrictions that had been lifted by the Trump administration. The department announced the changed...

Mining accidents kill 10 in China amid safety crackdown

Apr. 09, 2021 08:31 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Nine workers were killed in northern China during an operation to destroy expired mining explosives, while one miner died and seven others were reportedly trapped by an explosion in a mine in the country's southwest, underscoring the country's challenges as it attempts to...

China report accuses US of causing humanitarian disasters

Apr. 09, 2021 05:56 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China accused the U.S. of causing humanitarian disasters through foreign military interventions in a report Friday that was the latest broadside by Beijing in increasingly contentious relations with the Biden administration. The report from the...

US sanctions Chinese computer makers in widening tech fight

Apr. 09, 2021 04:36 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China's government on Friday criticized the Biden administration's curbs on access to U.S. technology for its supercomputer developers and said sanctions "only strengthen China's determination” to invent its own. The sanctions announced Thursday are the...

UK offers $59 million to help Hong Kong migrants settle down

Apr. 08, 2021 06:37 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The British government said Thursday it is setting up a 43 million pound ($59 million) fund to help migrants from Hong Kong settle in the country as they escape increasing political repression in the former colony. The offer extends to holders of...

China warns Washington not to boycott Winter Olympics

Apr. 07, 2021 23:05 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China's government warned Washington on Wednesday not to boycott next year’s Winter Olympics in Beijing after the Biden administration said it was talking with allies about a joint approach to complaints of human rights abuses. A Foreign Ministry...

China protests transit of US destroyer through Taiwan Strait

Apr. 07, 2021 21:40 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China on Thursday protested the passage of a U.S. destroyer through the Taiwan Strait in the latest move as both nations increase their naval activity in the region. China tracked and monitored the USS John S. McCain throughout its passage on Wednesday,...

Hong Kong activists plead guilty to joining democracy rally

Apr. 07, 2021 20:24 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Three veteran Hong Kong pro-democracy activists, including well-known publisher Jimmy Lai, pleaded guilty Wednesday to taking part in an unauthorized rally in 2019 that led to violence between police and participants. The charges carry prison terms of up to five years. ...