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US begins highest level Taiwan visit in decades

US begins highest level Taiwan visit in decades

A senior member of US President Donald Trump's administration landed in Taiwan Sunday for Washington's highest level visit since switching diplomatic recognition to China in 1979, a trip Beijing has condemned.

Instagram adds video clips in challenge to TikTok

Instagram adds video clips in challenge to TikTok

Instagram on Wednesday added a new short-form video feature to the image-focused platform in a direct challenge to TikTok, which is in the crosshairs of US President Donald Trump.

Hamad Port set for arrival of dozen mobile gantry cranes from China later this month

Hamad Port set for arrival of dozen mobile gantry cranes from China later this month

The Hamad Port will see the arrival of a dozen mobile gantry cranes from China later this month, as part of efforts to operationalise the container terminal 2 (CT2) by the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2020.

China seizes US consulate in Chengdu, retaliating for Houston

China seizes US consulate in Chengdu, retaliating for Houston

China took over the premises of the US consulate in the southwestern city of Chengdu on Monday, after ordering the facility to be vacated in retaliation for China's ouster last week from its consulate in Houston, Texas.

Tight security outside US Chengdu consulate after China orders closure

Tight security outside US Chengdu consulate after China orders closure

Security was tight outside the US consulate in the Chinese city of Chengdu on Saturday as staff inside prepared to leave, a day after China ordered it to close in response to a US order for China to shut its consulate in Houston.

China orders US consulate in Chengdu to close

China orders US consulate in Chengdu to close

China on Friday ordered the US consulate in the southwestern city of Chengdu to close in retaliation for one of its missions in the United States being shuttered, capping a furious week of Cold War-style diplomacy.

China launches Mars mission in successful liftoff

China launches Mars mission in successful liftoff

China launched a rover to Mars on Thursday, a journey coinciding with a similar US mission as the powers take their rivalry into deep space.

Bangladesh allows late-stage trial of China's Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine

Bangladesh allows late-stage trial of China's Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine

Bangladesh has approved the third-phase trial of a potential Covid-19 vaccine developed by China's Sinovac Biotech Ltd, officials said on Monday, as infections continue to rise in the densely-populated South Asian country.

China says 33 rivers hit record levels as floods situation remains 'grim'

China says 33 rivers hit record levels as floods situation remains 'grim'

As many as 33 rivers in China have risen to their highest levels in history during the current wave of floods, a senior water ministry official said on Monday, as regions across the country brace for another ‘grim’ ...

Leading Hong Kong activists charged for Tiananmen vigil gathering

Leading Hong Kong activists charged for Tiananmen vigil gathering

Thirteen prominent Hong Kong democracy activists appeared in court on Monday charged with holding an unauthorised gathering to mark the Tiananmen Square crackdown ...

500,000 Hong Kongers cast 'protest' vote against new security laws

500,000 Hong Kongers cast 'protest' vote against new security laws

Hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong citizens queued to cast ballots over the weekend in what the Chinese-ruled city's opposition camp says is a symbolic protest vote against tough national security laws

China's CanSino in talks for Covid vaccine Phase III trial overseas

China's CanSino in talks for Covid vaccine Phase III trial overseas

Chinese vaccine developer CanSino Biologics is in talks with Russia, Brazil, Chile and Saudi Arabia to launch a Phase III trial of its experimental Covid-19 vaccine, its co-founder said on Saturday.