Tag: Beijing


China Sanctions US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi After Taiwan Trip

Beijing says US House speaker disregarded its concerns and resolute opposition to her ‘provocative’ visit to self-ruled island. China has announced unspecified sanctions on Nancy Pelosi and her immediate family following the visit by the speaker of the United States House of Representatives to the self-ruled island of Taiwan earlier this week. A Chinese foreign ministry statement on Friday said Pelosi had […]


China, Pacific Islands Fail To Reach Consensus On Security Pact

Wang Yi urges Pacific region not to be ‘too anxious’ about China’s aims after failing to agree on a sweeping security deal. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi is holding talks with his counterparts from 10 Pacific Island nations in Fiji as part of a diplomatic tour that has stirred deep Western concern. The meeting on Monday will discuss proposals for […]


Beijing Is Now The Capital Of Billionaires

Beijing is now said to be not only the Chinese capital but also the capital of billionaires in the world. The Forbes Magazines in its latest report on the rich noted that the Chinese city added 33 billionaires last year and now hosts a total of 100. This narrowly beats the city that never sleeps — New York City, by […]


China Plays Tit-For-Tat

Following the decision by Washington to close the Chinese consulate in the city of Houston, China has ordered the United States to close its consulate in the southwestern city of Chengdu. The Chinese foreign ministry said recently in a statement that the Chengdu mission’s closure was a “legitimate and necessary response to the unreasonable measures by the United States.” “The […]


Beijing Sees First New COVID-19 Case In Months

A new confirmed case of Covid-19 was reported in Beijing this week for the first time in nearly two months, leading to the sealing of a residential complex in the city and contact tracing in the locality. Officials in Beijing say the locally transmitted case involves a 52-year-old man. Beijing health authorities said the man from Beijing’s Xicheng district showed […]


Trump — Phase 1 Trade Deal Up For Signatures

U.S. President Donald Trump says phase 1 of the trade deal with China would be signed on January 15 at the White House though considerable confusion remains about the details of the agreement. Last week, President Trump said that the United States and China would sign a “very large and comprehensive” trade deal at the White House on January 15 […]


Hong Kong Bans Activist Joshua Wong

Joshua Wong, the prominent pro-democracy activist from Hong Kong, has been disqualified from running in forthcoming district council elections. The 23-year-old – who rose to prominence in the 2014 ‘Umbrella’ protests for electoral reform – said the decision was “clearly politically driven”. Wong has been arrested twice since mass protests in the city began in early summer, is the only […]


U.S. To China — Stick It Up Mister!

I said yeah (I said yeah), listen what I say (listen what I say) I said hear me now, listen what I say (listen what I say) I said stick it up mister Hear what I say, sir Get your hands in the air, sir And you will get no hurt mister Do what I say sir Just what I […]


Ladies And Gentlemen Your World Champion…

From Jamaica, Mr. Usain Bolt After stumbling through to the 100m final at the World Championships, Jamaica’s Usain Bolt defended his title in a time of 9.79 seconds at the IAAF World Championships now under way in Beijing, China. Bolt’s title-defending run silenced his doubters and critics as he convincingly forced Gatlin to battle his way to a second-place finish […]


This Is The Stadium That Bolt Built…

his reputation. The Bird’s Nest Stadium in Beijing, China is where Bolt first set the track on fire with his lightning speed at age 21 winning the 100m and 200m before anchoring the Jamaican 4x100m relay team to glory. “Beijing was where it all started for me at the Olympic Games in 2008; I have great memories of this city […]