Plans of four G20 states are threat to global climate pledge, warn scientists

‘Disastrous’ energy policies of China, Russia, Brazil and Australia could stoke 5C rise in temperatures if adopted by the rest of the world A key group of leading G20 nations is committed to climate targets that would lead to disastrous global warming, scientists have warned. They say China, Russia, Brazil […]

‘An explosion is coming’: Biden races to unite allies against China

The US president is being much tougher than expected on Beijing, but a lack of solidarity will undermine his policy’s success It’s generally accepted in Washington that once-buoyant hopes for the emergence of a free, democratic China, initially sparked by Richard Nixon’s groundbreaking 1972 visit, have sunk without trace. President […]

Biden races to unite allies against China knowing sooner or later an explosion will occur

US president is being much tougher than expected on Beijing, but a lack of solidarity will undermine his policy’s success It’s generally accepted in Washington that once-buoyant hopes for the emergence of a free, democratic China, initially sparked by Richard Nixon’s groundbreaking 1972 visit, have sunk without trace. President Xi […]

China retaliates with sanctions on former commerce secretary Wilbur Ross

The ‘counter-sanctions’ are in response to Washington’s actions and are the first under China’s new anti-foreign sanction law Barely 48 hours before the arrival in China of one of Biden’s most-trusted diplomats, Beijing has announced its decision to impose counter-sanctions on seven American citizens and entities, including former commerce secretary […]

Xi Jinping should take the Zhengzhou floods as a warning from China’s history | Philip Ball

The country’s perilous waters have made or broken past leaders. The climate crisis will only make things worse The footage of a torrent of muddy water engulfing the broad thoroughfares of Zhengzhou, China, may look like a scene from an apocalyptic sci-fi movie. But for China’s leaders, these images speak […]

Chinese leader Xi Jinping makes first visit to Tibet as president

Visit comes as China tightens control over region’s Buddhist culture and invests heavily in infrastructure The Chinese leader has made his first visit to Tibet as president as authorities tighten controls over the Himalayan region’s traditional Buddhist culture, accompanied by an accelerated drive for economic development and modernised infrastructure. State […]

Low-key US-China meeting will address high tensions in relationship

Visit by deputy secretary of state Wendy Sherman on Sunday follows reported standoff over diplomatic protocol Amid escalating diplomatic tensions, the US deputy secretary of state, Wendy Sherman, will travel to China this Sunday to meet with senior Chinese diplomats in the highest-level visit since the US climate envoy John […]

Chinese Health Officials Shocked by W.H.O. Covid-19 Origin Study

Zeng Yixin, the vice minister of the Chinese National Health Commission, dismissed the theory that the coronavirus was man-made in a lab after the World Health Organization proposed to further investigate the labs in Wuhan. The post Chinese Health Officials Shocked by W.H.O. Covid-19 Origin Study appeared first on https://www.nytimes.com

Hong Kong: five arrested for sedition over children’s book about sheep – video

Five members of a Hong Kong union behind a series of children’s books about sheep trying to hold back wolves from their village have been arrested for sedition. The arrests were made by the new national security police unit, which is undertaking a sweeping crackdown on dissent. The two men and three women […]