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Chinese general takes a harsh line on Taiwan and other disputes at an international naval gathering

Apr. 22, 2024 14:24 PM EDT

QINGDAO, China (AP) — One of China's top military leaders took a harsh line on regional territorial disputes, telling an international naval gathering in northeastern China on Monday that the country would strike back with force if its interests came under threat. The 19th biennial...

Chinese generosity in lead-up to cleared doping tests reflects its growing influence on WADA

Apr. 22, 2024 13:39 PM EDT

In the two years before the World Anti-Doping Agency signed off on clearing 23 Chinese swimmers of intentionally taking performance enhancers, that country's government contributed nearly $2 million above its yearly requirements to WADA programs, including one designed to strengthen the agency's...

Takeaways from AP report on how the search for the coronavirus origins turned toxic

Apr. 22, 2024 13:05 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The Chinese government froze meaningful efforts to trace the origins of the coronavirus pandemic, despite publicly declaring it supported an open scientific inquiry, an Associated Press investigation has found. The AP drew on thousands of pages of undisclosed emails...

Toxic: How the search for the origins of COVID-19 turned politically poisonous

Apr. 22, 2024 13:03 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The hunt for the origins of COVID-19 has gone dark in China, the victim of political infighting after a series of stalled and thwarted attempts to find the source of the virus that killed millions and paralyzed the world for months. The Chinese government froze...

UK prosecutors charge 2 men with spying for China, including a parliamentary researcher

Apr. 22, 2024 11:15 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A former researcher working in the U.K. Parliament and another man have been charged with spying for China, British prosecutors said Monday. Police said Christopher Cash, 29, and Christopher Berry, 32, were charged with “providing prejudicial information to a...

3 Germans arrested on suspicion of spying for China, transferring info on potential military tech

Apr. 22, 2024 11:03 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Three people suspected of spying for China and arranging to transfer information on technology with potential military uses were arrested in Germany on Monday. Prosecutors said the three German citizens are accused of having acted for Chinese intelligence since some...

Pro-China President Muizzu's party sweeps Maldives parliamentary elections, preliminary results say

Apr. 21, 2024 23:42 PM EDT

MALE, Maldives (AP) — Maldives President Mohamed Muizzu's political party has swept parliamentary elections in a strong endorsement of his pro-China foreign policy, according to preliminary results reported Monday by local media. The People's National Congress won 70 out of 93...

Chinese foreign minister arrives in Cambodia, Beijing's closest Southeast Asian ally

Apr. 21, 2024 09:22 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi arrived in Cambodia on Sunday for a three-day official visit to reaffirm ties with Beijing’s closest ally in Southeast Asia. His visit is the last stop on a three-nation regional swing that also took him to Indonesia and Papua New...

A bill that could ban TikTok advances to the Senate. What’s next?

Apr. 20, 2024 15:22 PM EDT

The House has approved legislation that would ban TikTok if its Beijing-based parent company doesn’t divest from the popular social media platform, escalating the fight over the hot-button issue. The TikTok legislation, which was included in a package of bills that would send aid...

The House votes for possible TikTok ban in the US, but don't expect the app to go away anytime soon

Apr. 20, 2024 14:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House passed legislation Saturday that would ban TikTok in the United States if the popular social media platform's China-based owner doesn’t sell its stake within a year, but don't expect the app to go away anytime soon. The decision by House Republicans to...