Latest Beijing News

Shiffrin's Beijing lesson helps after another big-race DNF

Feb. 06, 2023 12:25 PM EST

MERIBEL, France (AP) — Practically the only person not asking Mikaela Shiffrin if this was the Beijing Olympics all over again was herself. That’s because the American skier learned so much from that disappointing performance a year ago when she didn’t finish three of her five...

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....

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...

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...

US official: Blinken to postpone a trip to Beijing following the discovery of a Chinese balloon over US

Feb. 03, 2023 10:12 AM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — US official: Blinken to postpone a trip to Beijing following the discovery of a Chinese balloon over US.

China says balloon seen over US airspace is "civilian airship" used for research that blew off course, expresses regret

Feb. 03, 2023 08:56 AM EST
BEIJING (AP) — China says balloon seen over US airspace is "civilian airship" used for research that blew off course, expresses regret.

China says it is looking into report of spy balloon over U.S., follows laws and has no intention of violating airspace

Feb. 03, 2023 02:48 AM EST
BEIJING (AP) — China says it is looking into report of spy balloon over U.S., follows laws and has no intention of violating airspace.

Ex-UK leader Truss to urge tougher China stance in Tokyo

Feb. 03, 2023 00:23 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Former British Prime Minister Liz Truss will join the former leaders of Australia and Belgium at a conference in Tokyo later this month to call for a tougher international approach to China. The Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China, an international group of...

How the US is boosting military alliances to counter China

Feb. 02, 2023 16:19 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is expanding it military presence in Asia, in a string of moves aimed at countering Beijing and reassuring Indo-Pacific allies that America will stand with them against threats from China and North Korea. The U.S. actions stretch from Japan to the Solomon...

US Figure Skating blasts delay in awarding of Beijing medals

Feb. 02, 2023 13:07 PM EST

U.S. Figure Skating has largely taken the high road when it comes to allegations of Russian doping at last year's Beijing Olympics, which have left its team without any sort of medal after finishing second nearly a year ago. Not anymore. In a strongly worded...