A new PBS NewsHour documentary, “China: Power and Prosperity,” examines today's China, its powerful leader in Xi Jinping and relationship with the U.S. Now, amid a global pandemic, the two governments are decreasing collaboration and accelerating confrontation, says Nick Schifrin,…
Hong Kong is reeling from the impact of a new national security law imposed by the central government in Beijing. After nearly 25 years of relative freedom, residents are confronting a new reality in the semi-autonomous city. And the change…
In our news wrap Tuesday, Chinese President Xi Jinping signed a controversial Hong Kong security bill into law. Beijing lawmakers applauded after passing legislation that punishes secessionist activity in the semi-autonomous territory with up to life in prison. Also, the…
According to the “One Country, Two Systems” policy, Hong Kong is an autonomous Chinese territory. But in recent years, pro-democracy activists there have resisted Beijing’s efforts to bring it under tighter control. Now, a proposed Chinese law seeks to ban…
The World Health Organization hosted its annual summit Monday. This year, the meeting was intended to enable world leaders to coordinate their responses to the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic. But the session was dominated by ongoing tensions between the…
By Associated Press
India’s confirmed coronavirus cases have surpassed China’s, with the Health Ministry on Saturday reporting a spike to 85,940 infections and 2,752 deaths.
Tensions continue to rise between the Trump administration and China over the handling of the novel coronavirus pandemic. The U.S. has blamed China for not containing the virus quickly; China has fired back against the criticism, saying the U.S. didn’t…
In our news wrap Friday, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro lashed out at the Trump administration after he was indicted on U.S. drug-trafficking charges. In a televised address, Maduro called Trump a “racist cowboy” who was making “false accusations.” Also, Afghan…
By Yanan Wang, Associated Press
A recent speech by Chinese President Xi Jinping that has been published by state media indicates for the first time that he was leading the response to a new virus outbreak from early on in the crisis.
In our news wrap Monday, Turkish and Syrian forces clashed in northwestern Syria for the second time in two weeks. As Turkish trucks rumbled into Idlib province, officials in Ankara warned Syria’s Assad regime to pull back. Also, U.S. Senate…
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