Latest China government News

Swiss lawmakers visit Taiwan, say they want closer ties

Feb. 06, 2023 07:13 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A group of Swiss lawmakers met with Taiwan’s president and said Monday their government wants to deepen political relations, adding to shows of support by foreign politicians for the self-ruled island democracy in the face of Chinese intimidation. U.S....

Subversion trial for Hong Kong political activists opens

Feb. 06, 2023 06:24 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Some of Hong Kong’s best-known pro-democracy activists went on trial Monday in the biggest prosecution yet under a law imposed by China’s ruling Communist Party to crush dissent. The 18 defendants face up to life in prison if convicted under the national...

China-Australia trade ministers hold 1st meeting since 2019

Feb. 06, 2023 02:44 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian and Chinese trade ministers held their first bilateral meeting in three years Monday as Australia urges China to lift official and unofficial barriers that are costing exporters 20 billion Australian dollars ($14 billion) a year. China has...

Balloon bickering over Biden's actions, China's intentions

Feb. 05, 2023 23:00 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican lawmakers on Sunday accused China of deliberately surveilling sensitive U.S. military sites with a suspected spy balloon and said the Biden administration had given Beijing an intelligence opening by not downing the balloon during its high-altitude drift through...

China accuses U.S. of indiscriminate use of force after military shot down suspected Chinese spy balloon Saturday

Feb. 05, 2023 22:14 PM EST
BEIJING (AP) — China accuses U.S. of indiscriminate use of force after military shot down suspected Chinese spy balloon Saturday.

US downs Chinese balloon, drawing a threat from China

Feb. 05, 2023 02:24 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military on Saturday shot down a suspected Chinese spy balloon off the Carolina coast after it traversed sensitive military sites across North America. China insisted the flyover was an accident involving a civilian aircraft and threatened repercussions. ...

Eyes on the sky as Chinese balloon shot down over Atlantic

Feb. 04, 2023 19:15 PM EST

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Eyes were locked on the Carolina skies Saturday as a suspected Chinese spy balloon ended its weeklong traverse over the U.S. when it drifted over the Atlantic Ocean and was shot down by a fighter jet. In Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, a crowd lining the...

Today in History: FEB 4, Rosa Parks is born

Feb. 04, 2023 00:04 AM EST

Today in History Today is Saturday, Feb. 4, the 35th day of 2023. There are 330 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 4, 1783, Britain’s King George III proclaimed a formal cessation of hostilities in the American...

Chinese balloon soars across US; Blinken scraps Beijing trip

Feb. 03, 2023 21:28 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A huge, high-altitude Chinese balloon sailed across the U.S. on Friday, drawing severe Pentagon accusations of spying on sensitive military sites despite China's firm denials. Secretary of State Antony Blinken abruptly canceled a high-stakes Beijing trip aimed at easing...

China confirms offer to Sri Lanka of debt moratorium

Feb. 03, 2023 06:15 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China’s government on Friday confirmed it is offering Sri Lanka a two-year moratorium on loan repayments as the Indian Ocean island nation struggles to restructure $51 billion in foreign debt that pushed it into a financial crisis. China lent to Sri Lanka as part...