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    Hong Kong (CNN)In a speech to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Tuesday, Chinese President Xi Jinping urged the world to "join hands to uphold the values of peace, development, equity, justice, democracy and freedom shared by all of us." After hailing China's response to the coronavirus pandemic, Xi said Beijing wants to "continue to...
    (CNN)China and India on Monday agreed to stop sending more troops to their disputed border in the Himalayas, following an escalation in tensions between the two nuclear powers.Indian and Chinese senior military commanders met on Monday to discuss stabilizing tensions along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), the loosely defined demarcation line that separates the...
    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blasted the atheist communist party in China during the virtual Values Voter Summit 2020 on Tuesday for persecuting Christians and trying to rewrite the Bible to adapt the Christian doctrine to Chinese society. “We watch today the challenge that Christians and Catholics have to practice their faith inside of...
    President Trump on Tuesday slammed Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden for changing his positions on fracking and trade during a rally in swing-state Pennsylvania. Trump told a Pittsburgh crowd that Biden flip-flopped on fracking for oil and natural gas after promising to eliminate fossil fuels and prohibit “new fracking” — which he recently walked...
    By Tom Allard JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's President Joko Widodo used his first address to the United Nations General Assembly to warn on Wednesday that global stability and peace could be "destroyed" if growing geo-political rivalries persist. "War will benefit no one. There is no point of celebrating victory among ruins. There is no point...
    (Bloomberg Opinion) — Plans by China to draw up a blacklist of U.S. technology firms might sound great to hardliners as a retaliatory measure against Washington, but would most likely backfire. Pulling the trigger on such a threat could end up proving that the importance of the world’s most populous country as a global buyer may be smaller than many...
    President Trump on Tuesday slammed Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden for changing his positions on fracking and trade during a rally in swing-state Pennsylvania. Trump told a Pittsburgh crowd that Biden flip-flopped on fracking for oil and natural gas after promising to eliminate fossil fuels and prohibit “new fracking” — which he recently walked back....
    (CNN)The leader of the world's biggest polluter of greenhouse gases has pledged to go carbon neutral by 2060. Speaking via video link to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York on Tuesday, Chinese President Xi Jinping called for a "green revolution" and said the country will scale up its targets under the Paris...
    Photograph: Getty Images “Today, we face our own 1945 moment,” the United Nations secretary general, António Guterres, said as he opened the UN’s 75th general assembly, to a thinly populated chamber of socially distanced diplomats. Guterres meant the historical reference as a call to action inspired by the generation who had survived the second...
    Sportswear firm Nike has seen a huge rise in online sales as it bounces back from a coronavirus slump. The US company saw digital sales rocket 82% during the June to August quarter, offsetting falling revenue in its stores. On Tuesday, Nike posted revenue of $10.6bn (£8.3bn) as many of its key markets recovered including...
    A New York City police officer charged with acting as an agent for China discouraged a local Tibetan community center from engaging in pro-Tibet activities before they cut ties with him, board members said Tuesday. Baimadajie Angwang, 33, a naturalized American citizen from Tibet, was arrested Monday in connection with being an asset to the Chinese government...
    Facebook says it has removed a small network of fake accounts and pages that originated in China and focused on disrupting political activity in the U.S. and several other countries. The U.S.-focused activity was just a "sliver" of the accounts overall activity and gained almost no following, Facebook said. Their primary focus was Southeast Asia,...
    Pressure from China is driving the campaign for Barbados to become a republic, a Conservative MP has claimed. Tom Tugendhat, chairman of the foreign affairs committee, said Beijing was playing a large role in the island nation's decision to remove the Queen as head of state. Barbados signed on to China's 'Belt and Road' initiative...
    A couple wearing protective facemasks as a prevention measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus walk at a nearly empty shopping mall in Beijing on February 27, 2020.Nicolas Asfouri | AFP | Getty Images BEIJING — Chinese fervor for online shopping waned in August, a sign that the world's second-largest economy still faces many challenges as it tries...
    LIANGSHAN, China (AP) — Communist Party leader Xi Jinping’s smiling visage looks down from the walls of virtually every home inhabited by members of the Yi minority group in a remote corner of China’s Sichuan province. Xi has replaced former leader Mao Zedong for pride of place in new brick and concrete houses built...
    Nike comfortably beat analysts’ estimates for quarterly revenue and profit on Tuesday, powered by a rebound in demand in China and strong online sales, sending its shares up about 9 percent. The footwear maker has benefited from its focus on direct-to-consumer sales, especially through its own outlets and apps, as the pandemic has forced...
    China's Ministry of Commerce has released long-awaited provisions on its "unreliable entity list," in a move seen as a countermeasure to similar actions taken by Washington.   The vaguely worded document laid out consequences for a foreign entity that is deemed to be a danger to "national sovereignty, security or development interests of China." Companies...
    The U.S. COVID-19 death toll hit 200,000 Tuesday, but the rate of deaths has slowed, keeping hopes alive for a less disruptive fall. The current coronavirus mortality rate in the United States is nowhere near what it was in April at the pandemic’s peak, when daily deaths would often surpass 2,000. Keeping coronavirus...
    President Trump on Tuesday said that it’s a “horrible thing” and “a shame” that the US passed 200,000 COVID-19 deaths. “It’s a shame,” Trump told reporters on the White House lawn as he departed for a campaign rally in Pittsburgh. “That being said, we shouldn’t have had anybody, and you saw my United Nations speech....
    In a recent interview, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver tried to blame the NBA’s kowtowing to China on the federal government and its rules governing how American companies operate in foreign countries. The NBA has taken a lot of criticism for its constant attacks on America’s perceived evils, while entirely ignoring the worse crimes of oppression,...
    NEW YORK - As the U.N. General Assembly annual debate got under way Tuesday, combating and eliminating the coronavirus pandemic was the foremost preoccupation of the world's major powers.   Global leaders are meeting virtually this year due to COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. Confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide have surpassed 31 million, with...
    President TrumpDonald John TrumpBubba Wallace to be driver of Michael Jordan, Denny Hamlin NASCAR team Graham: GOP will confirm Trump's Supreme Court nominee before the election Southwest Airlines, unions call for six-month extension of government aid MORE on Tuesday offered his first reaction to the United States surpassing 200,000 deaths from COVID-19, telling reporters it...
    WASHINGTON, Sept 22 (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday voted near unanimously to pass legislation to restrict imports of goods made using forced labor from China, as lawmakers look to address the treatment of Uighur Muslims in China’s Xinjiang region. The Democratic-led House passed the measure by 406 to 3. The United...
    China on Tuesday responded angrily to President Trump’s speech at the United Nations General Assembly, in which he blamed the communist country for the coronavirus pandemic -- with Beijing accusing Trump of spreading a “political virus.” "China firmly rejects and opposes the groundless accusations made by the United States against China during the General Debate on...
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday voted near unanimously to pass legislation to restrict imports of goods made using forced labor from China, as lawmakers look to address the treatment of Uighur Muslims in China's Xinjiang region. The Democratic-led House passed the measure by 406 to 3. The United States and...
    (CNN)World leaders gathered virtually Tuesday for this week's United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), with the UN's historic 75th anniversary overshadowed by strongmen leaders, fraying relations and a sense of intensifying international crisis. The summit was forced online this year due to the pandemic and the 14-day quarantine regulations in New York City. Covid-19 loomed heavily...
    200K dead. That number could double. McDonalds customers are furious over the loss of All Day Breakfast, but workers and franchisees are pushing for it to disappear forever China’s Battered Banks Are Dodging Bailouts With Stealth Mergers (Bloomberg) -- China jolted markets in 2019 with three high-profile bank rescues that imposed losses on some...
    Facebook says it has removed a small network of fake accounts and pages that originated in China and focused on disrupting political activity in the U.S. and several other countries. The U.S.-focused activity was just a “sliver” of the accounts’ overall activity and gained almost no following, Facebook said. Their primary focus was Southeast Asia,...
    Video footage surfaced this weekend depicting alleged soldiers of China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) crying on a bus, presumably traveling to the Indian border territory of Ladakh, Taiwan News reported. Pakistani comedian Zaid Hamid uploaded the footage to the WeChat social media platform, though the original post has now been deleted. Taiwan News did not...
    China’s military reportedly joined large-scale Russian drills on Monday in southern Russia, part of the two nations’ continued efforts to increase their military cooperation. Russia launched its “Kavkaz 2020,” or Caucasus 2020 drills, on September 21. The event is held every four years in the country’s Southern Military District. This year, the exercises are taking place in the North...
    Islamist Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged the United Nations to establish “International Solidarity Day Against Islamophobia” during his speech at the General Assembly on Tuesday, claiming Muslims are the most vulnerable population to “racism, xenophobia, Islamophobia, and hate speech.” Erdogan did not mention the world’s largest systematic human rights atrocity against Muslims — the...
    A Chinese billionaire has been sentenced to 18 years in prison on corruption charges after writing a scathing essay about Chinese President Xi Jinping just months ago. Ren Zhiqiang, the former chairman of a state-owned real estate group, disappeared in March after criticizing Xi's response to the coronavirus. After referring to a speech...
    A bipartisan bill aimed at keeping goods out of the U.S. that are made with the forced labor of detained ethnic minorities in China passed overwhelmingly Tuesday in the House of Representatives despite some concerns about the potential economic effects. The House voted 406-3 to declare that any goods produced in the vast Xinjiang region...
    President Trump speaks during the 75th annual U.N. General Assembly, which is being held mostly virtual amid the coronavirus pandemic, as seen on Tuesday, September 22, 2020. / Credit: United Nations / Handout via Reuters United Nations — Laying down the diplomatic gauntlet, President Trump referred to the “fierce battle against the invisible enemy...
    WASHINGTON - For decades, American conservative politicians have championed the power of the free-market economic model to determine which companies succeed and fail. The government, they argue, is better off letting competition in the U.S. economy determine which businesses thrive.  In most cases, the government should not intervene. Now, when it comes to semiconductors,...
    Reuters September 22, 2020 0 Comments U.S. President Donald Trump told the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday that China must be held accountable for having “unleashed” COVID-19 on the world, prompting Beijing to accuse him of “lies” and abusing the U.N. platform to provoke confrontation. China’s President Xi Jinping struck a conciliatory tone...
    WASHINGTON – A bipartisan bill aimed at keeping goods out of the U.S. that are made with the forced labor of detained ethnic minorities in China passed overwhelmingly Tuesday in the House of Representatives despite some concerns about the potential economic effects. The House voted 406-3 to declare that any goods produced in the vast...
    China has no right to “undermine" an international tribunal’s rejection of Beijing’s claim to sovereignty over most of the South China Sea, according to Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte. “The award is now part of international law, beyond compromise and beyond the reach of passing governments to dispute, diminish, or abolish,” Duterte said during a...
    The United Nations is marking its 75th anniversary as the post-World War Two global order which created it is on shaky foundations. Multilateralism is in serious disarray, as the former UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon has observed. President Donald Trump's America First foreign policy has seen the US thumb its nose at...
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte defended his drug crackdown, dismissed criticism from human rights advocates and underscored his country’s claims in the South China Sea as the sometimes aggressive critic of the United Nations addressed its annual gathering of world leaders for the first time Tuesday. But with the coronavirus taking a...
    The NYPD cop charged with spying for China raised alarms at a Tibetan New Year party that he attended in uniform — and during which he was photographed sitting next to US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, The Post has learned. A former president of the Tibetan Community of NY & NJ said the group became suspicious...
    By JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte defended his drug crackdown, dismissed criticism from human rights advocates and underscored his country's claims in the South China Sea as the sometimes aggressive critic of the United Nations addressed its annual gathering of world leaders for the first time Tuesday. But...
    President Xi Jinping announced Tuesday that China will seek to achieve carbon neutrality by 2060, the first such commitment from the world’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gases. Jinping, addressing the United Nations General Assembly, also pledged that China would ensure that its emissions peak before 2030 and challenged other countries to pursue a “green” recovery...
    Chinese President Xi Jinping vowed Tuesday that the world’s largest greenhouse gas polluter will peak emissions in 2030 and go carbon neutral by 2060, in what environmentalists hailed as a major step forward. The goals were the most concrete yet announced by China, which accounts for one quarter of the planet’s greenhouse gas emissions blamed...