Tag: China


Afghan Taliban Says China Becomes First Nation To Accept Its Ambassador

ISLAMABAD — Afghanistan’s Taliban government announced Friday that China had formally accepted its ambassador to Beijing, hailing the move as an “important chapter” in growing ties between the two neighboring countries. The announcement, yet to be confirmed by China, would make it the first nation to host a Taliban ambassador since the Islamist group regained power from an American-backed government in […]


Top Biden Aide Holds ‘Candid, Constructive’ Talks With Chinese Foreign Minister 

WASHINGTON/BEIJING — White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan met with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Malta this weekend, Beijing and Washington said on Sunday, as the world’s two largest economies seek to stabilize troubled relations. Both sides held “candid, substantive and constructive” talks during multiple meetings held Sept. 16-17, according to separate statements from the White House and the […]


Jamaica’s Kishane Thompson Stops The Clock At 9.85s

New Jamaica’s rising star 100-meter sprinter Kishane Thompson continues to create waves and talking points from his performance on the track. In his recent outing at the Wanda Diamond League in Xiamen, China on Saturday, he made a sensational run to clock a new lifetime best 9.85s for second in the men’s 100m, behind American Christian Coleman, who equaled the […]


Parchment Shows Class In Hurdles At Meet In China

Hansle Parchment was in a no-nonsense mood when he took to the track on Saturday at the Xiamen Diamond League. He chalked up his season’s best to capture the men’s 110m hurdles event in 12.96s. The 33-year-old Olympic Champion showed character and excellent technique to blaze past his competitors, including reigning three-time World Champion Grant Holloway, in a season’s best […]


Jackson Continues To Blaze Fire On The Track

There is no stopping of Jamaica’s two-time World 200 meters Champion Shericka Jackson, on the track. She continued her winning ways at the Wanda Diamond League, held recently in China. Although she did not produce a record time, she did well enough to hold off her competitors in a time of 21.82s in a slight 0.8 meters per second headwind. […]


US: Chip Sales To Continue To China, But Not Most Powerful Ones 

The United States will continue to sell semi-conductor computer chips to China but not its most powerful ones “that China wants for its military,” Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said Sunday. The U.S. is “never going to sell our most powerful [artificial intelligence] chips” to China, Raimondo told CNN’s “State of the Union” show. Raimondo, who met in Beijing recently with […]


China Cuts Key Interest Rate To Support Economy

BEIJING — China’s central bank on Monday cut a key interest rate in an attempt to counter the post-COVID growth slowdown in the world’s second-largest economy. The one-year loan prime rate, which serves as a benchmark for corporate loans, was reduced from 3.55% to 3.45%, the People’s Bank of China said in a statement, while the five-year LPR, which is used […]


10 Main Reasons China Will Go To War Bring Taiwan Under Its Control

Taiwan, officially the Republic of China, is a country in East Asia. It is located at the junction of the East and South China Seas in the northwestern Pacific Ocean, with the People’s Republic of China to the northwest, Japan to the northeast, and the Philippines to the south. China considers Taiwan as part of its territory that was separated […]


China And Wagner In Africa: Friends Or Foes?

JOHANNESBURG — China’s “friendship without limits” with Russia may be tested in Africa, where Beijing’s long-established economic interests are at risk of clashing with the growing footprint of Moscow’s paramilitary Wagner Group. The most recent point of potential friction is Niger, where leaders of a July 26 military coup are reported by The Associated Press to have reached out to Wagner for help […]


China, Russia To Start Joint Air, Sea Drill In Sea Of Japan

BEIJING — A Chinese naval flotilla set off on Sunday to join Russian naval and air forces in the Sea of Japan in an exercise aimed at “safeguarding the security of strategic waterways,” according to China’s defense ministry. Codenamed “Northern/Interaction-2023,” the drill marks enhanced military cooperation between China and Russia since Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine and is taking place as Beijing […]