Beijing Headlines

  • Philippines: Risks rising with China challenging US at sea

    A Philippine diplomat says the risks of an armed conflict have increased in the disputed South China Sea with a militarily stronger China now able to challenge the United States, which used to be the dominant power in the strategic waterway. Philippine Ambassador to Beijing, Chito Sta....

    ABC News
  • Olympic women's hockey expanding from 8 to 10 teams in 2022

    GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) - The women's hockey tournament will expand from eight to 10 teams for the 2022 Olympics in Beijing. International Ice Hockey Federation President Rene Fasel confirmed the change at a news conference Monday. Fasel says the Beijing organizing committee requested the expansion. IIHF council chairwoman Zsuzsanna ...
  • US and China reportedly scuffled over nuclear 'football' during Trump's Beijing visit

    A U.S. military aide carrying the nuclear football was reportedly blocked by Chinese security officials, resulting in a commotion.

  • Are China's South China Sea Bases Pointless?

    Robert Farley Security, Asia In a war they might not fair so well. But that isn't the only reason Beijing built them. China has built some islands in the South China Sea. Can it protect them? During World War II Japan found that control of islands offered some strategic advantages, but not enough to force the United States to reduce each island individually. Moreover, over time the islands became a strategic liability, as Japan struggled to keep them supplied with food, fuel and equipment....
  • As China marches forward on AI, the White House is silent

    In July, China unveiled a plan to become the world leader in artificial intelligence and create an industry worth $150 billion to its economy by 2030. To technologists working on AI in the United States, the statement, which was 28 pages long in its English translation, was a direct challenge to America's lead in what is considered to be the most important tech research to come along in decades. It outlined the Chinese government's aggressive plan to treat AI like the country's...

  • US Navy says China's military buildup won't stop patrols

    U.S. forces are undeterred by China’s military buildup on man-made islands in the South China Sea and will continue patrolling the strategic, disputed waters wherever “international law allows us,” said a Navy officer aboard a mammoth U.S. aircraft carrier brimming with F-18 fighter jets.

    Washington Post
  • AP PHOTOS: People in Asia and beyond welcome Lunar New Year

    People in Asia and around the world are celebrating the Lunar New Year on Friday with festivals, parades and temple visits to ask for blessings.

    Washington Post
  • 4 killed, 5 injured in China Lunar New Year fireworks blast

    Chinese authorities say four people have been killed and five injured in an explosion at a stall selling fireworks on the eve of the Lunar New Year holiday.

    Washington Post
  • All quiet as Beijing muzzles Year of the Dog celebrations

    Beijing began the Year of the Dog Friday with eerily silent streets, as the usual thunderous bursts of firecrackers and fireworks were silenced by a strict...

    Mail Online
  • Chinese tourists are spending billions over the next week

    The Chinese are on a week-long public holiday break now and splashing billions of dollars traveling internationally.

  • China's Political Climate Crushes One More Dream

    Timothy B. Weston Politics, Asia Over the past five years, during the tenure of President Xi, cultural and intellectual life in China has steadily become less free. For years, the independently owned and operated Jifeng Bookstore (季风书园) was by almost any measure the best in Shanghai. It offered not only the latest works on Chinese economics and politics, but also translations of foreign works on a wide range of topics. Photos of Western authors such as Baudelaire, Foucault, Wittgenstein and...
  • Bakambu's Beijing transfer official soon, says striker

    Congolese striker Cedric Bakambu fully expects his transfer to Chinese Super League club Beijing Guoan to be officialized once the club get home from a tour...

    Mail Online
  • Ormerod turns thoughts to Beijing while recovering from heel injury

    The Brighouse snowboarder faces six months on crutches and three months of rehabilitation.

    Mail Online
  • FAO Schwarz sets its sights on China

    FAO Schwarz, whose famous New York store was closed two years ago, is setting its sights on China as it continues its revival begun late last year. The toy retailer said Thursday it will open locations in Beijing and Shanghai this year through a collaboration with China's largest toy...

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  • Chinese New Year means a spending spree across East Asia

    Lunar New Year, popularly known as Chinese New Year, means major spending across Asia on food, red packets and travel.

  • Wanted by the IOC: A city to host the 2026 Winter Olympics

    PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Wanted: A city to host the 2026 Winter Olympics. Getting bidders for the Olympics used to be easy. But no longer, and particularly for the Winter Games. Six European cities pulled out of official bids or possible bids when the IOC sought candidates a few ...
  • On Ash Wednesday, China Catholics mull Vatican-Beijing ties

    Li Bing had waited patiently for over 20 minutes at Beijing's South Cathedral before a purple-robed priest finally smudged a dark cross on her forehead in...

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  • Congress Is Right to Stand Up for Taiwan

    J. Michael Cole Politics, Asia A bill working its way through Capitol Hill could allow senior U.S. officials to travel to Taiwan. The U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations passed the Taiwan Travel Act on February 7, 2018, a bill that would permit exchanges and visits by senior Taiwanese and American government officials. Seen by Beijing as a ploy to undermine “one China,” the bill has also attracted criticism by some American academics, who regard the move as “unnecessary” and...