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China, US diplomats clash over human rights, pandemic origin

Jun. 12, 2021 01:26 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Top U.S. and Chinese diplomats appear to have had another sharply worded exchange, with Beijing saying it told the U.S. to cease interfering in its internal affairs and accusing Washington of politicizing the search for the origin of the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

McDonald's latest company to be hit by a data breach

Jun. 11, 2021 11:24 AM EDT

McDonald's has become the latest company to be hit by a data breach after unauthorized activity on its network exposed the personal data of some customers in South Korea and Taiwan. McDonald's Corp. said Friday that it quickly identified and contained the incident and...

China's children may be next in line for COVID-19 vaccines

Jun. 11, 2021 06:48 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — If China is to meet its tentative goal of vaccinating 80% of its population against the coronavirus by the end of the year, tens of millions of children may have to start rolling up their sleeves. Regulators took the first step last week by...

Japan says ties with Taiwan are only unofficial

Jun. 11, 2021 01:30 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's relations with Taiwan are nongovernmental and practical and are based on Tokyo's recognition of China as the sole legitimate government, a top Japanese official said Friday, following Beijing's protest over a recent reference to the island as a country. ...

China says US revoking of China apps ban a 'positive step'

Jun. 11, 2021 00:41 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China’s Ministry of Commerce said Thursday that a U.S. move to revoke the Trump administration’s executive orders intended to ban apps like TikTok and WeChat was a “positive step,” amid strained relations between the two countries. “We hope that...

Australian baseball team withdraws from Olympic qualifying

Jun. 09, 2021 12:13 PM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia’s Olympic baseball team has given up trying to qualify for the Tokyo Games because of coronavirus-related travel complications. Baseball Australia’s chief executive Glenn Williams on Wednesday said the “gut-wrenching” decision to withdraw...

China hosts Southeast Asian ministers as it competes with US

Jun. 07, 2021 11:43 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China is hosting foreign ministers from 10 Southeast Asian nations this week amid heightened competition between Beijing and Washington for influence in the region. Chinese state media said the meeting Tuesday in the southwestern megacity of Chongqing...

US senators promise vaccines for Taiwan amid China row

Jun. 06, 2021 02:54 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The U.S. will give Taiwan 750,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine, part of President Joe Biden's move to share tens of millions of jabs globally, three American senators said Sunday, after the self-ruled island complained that China is hindering its efforts to secure...

Taiwan, feuding with China, gets vaccines from Japan

Jun. 04, 2021 07:54 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A flight carrying 1.24 million doses of AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine from Japan touched down in Taiwan on Friday to help the vaccine-starved island fight its largest outbreak since the pandemic began. The donation underscores how geopolitics has...

Slow to start, China now vaccinating at a staggering pace

Jun. 03, 2021 09:26 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — In the span of just five days last month, China gave out 100 million shots of its COVID-19 vaccines. After a slow start, China is now doing what virtually no other country in the world can: leveraging the power and all-encompassing reach of its...