China warns of ‘counter-measures’ as UK offers residency to Hong Kong citizens over security law

China warns of “consequences” after the UK announced it could offer residency to up to 3 million Hong Kong citizens, as Beijing Parliament approved the controversial new “security law” for Hong Kong on Tuesday. “These counter-measures tend to be proportional when it comes to this kind of matters, so we could imagine restrictions on British … Read more China warns of ‘counter-measures’ as UK offers residency to Hong Kong citizens over security law

China defends controversial Hong Kong law

Chinese authorities have held a press conference to explain the motivations behind tough new security laws that took effect Tuesday night for the island of Hong Kong. FRANCE 24 correspondent Charles Pellegrin reports China says only a small number of ‘extremists’ and ‘secessionists’ would be affected by the law, and a diversity of political opinions … Read more China defends controversial Hong Kong law

Covid-19: Beijing reinstates virus controls as cases rise

China, where the virus emerged late last year, was the first country to implement extreme restrictions on movement early this year, forcing local transmission down to near-zero as the crisis hammered the rest of the world. But health officials on June 15 reported 75 cases of the respiratory illness in Beijing where the fresh cluster … Read more Covid-19: Beijing reinstates virus controls as cases rise

China premier says security law will support Hong Kong stability

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on May 28 that national security law would benefit the territory’s long-term stability and prosperity. FRANCE 24’s Charles Pellegrin tells us more. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://f24.my/youtubeEN Like … Read more China premier says security law will support Hong Kong stability

China warns relations with US on verge of “new Cold War”

The United States is pushing relations with China to “the brink of a new Cold War”, China’s foreign minister said on May 24. FRANCE 24’s Charles Pellegrin tells us more. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube … Read more China warns relations with US on verge of “new Cold War”

China National People’s Congress: Hong kong security bill submitted to China legislature

The legislation could be a historical turning point for Hong Kong and heighten geopolitical tensions between Beijing and Washington, whose relationship is already weakened by trade disputes and reciprocal accusations over the coronavirus pandemic. FRANCE 24’s Charles Pellegrin tells us more. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest … Read more China National People’s Congress: Hong kong security bill submitted to China legislature

China National People’s Congress: Beijing government refrains from setting 2020 GDP goal

“The priority of the government should be towards stabilizing employment”, Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang said. FRANCE 24’s Charles Pellegrin tells us more. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://f24.my/youtubeEN Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FRANCE24.English … Read more China National People’s Congress: Beijing government refrains from setting 2020 GDP goal

China annual congress: Beijing tightens security as lawmakers gather

China’s biggest political event of the year opens after months of delay over coronavirus fears. FRANCE 24’s Charles Pellegrin tells us more. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://f24.my/youtubeEN Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FRANCE24.English Follow … Read more China annual congress: Beijing tightens security as lawmakers gather

Covid-19: Trump accuses WHO of being a ‘puppet of China’

President Donald Trump threatened to pull the US out of the World Health Organization, accusing it of botching the global coronavirus response and of being a ‘puppet of China’. FRANCE 24’s Charles Pellegrin tells us more. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our … Read more Covid-19: Trump accuses WHO of being a ‘puppet of China’

Covid-19: more about Xi Jinping’s speech in front of the World Health Organisation (WHO)

Chinese President Xi Jinping on May 18 delivered a speech in front of the World Health Organisation (WHO). He wanted to present himself as a responsible world leader, making a stark contrast with the United States who cut funding to the WHO. FRANCE 24’s Charles Pellegrin tells us more. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN … Read more Covid-19: more about Xi Jinping’s speech in front of the World Health Organisation (WHO)

Covid-19: China imposes restrictions on wildlife markets

The petri dish for the coronavirus outbreak is thought to be a wildlife market in the Chinese city of Wuhan. Experts are confident that human consumption of the livestock on sale was the cause of the pandemic. The Beijing government has now imposed restrictions, leaving many wildlife sellers and breeders out of pocket. Our correspondent Charles … Read more Covid-19: China imposes restrictions on wildlife markets

China’s Wuhan province to test entire population after new cluster

Chinese authorities have moved to test the entire 11-million strong population of the city of Wuhan, cradle of the global pandemic, after new cases were reported there. FRANCE 24 correspondent Charles Pellegrin reports. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe … Read more China’s Wuhan province to test entire population after new cluster

Flare-up in China underlines stubborn nature of disease

China has seen a flare-up in daily infections over the weekend. Correspondent Charles Pellegrin reports many of the cases were Chinese nationals returning from abroad, mostly from Russia. Meanwhile, Shanghai Disneyland has reopened after a three-month closure. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit … Read more Flare-up in China underlines stubborn nature of disease

China says US is ‘shirking’ its own responsibility by accusing Wuhan of creating coronavirus

After US President Donald Trump accused once again Wuhan of fabricating the coronavirus, China has been reacting “by saying that they have been transparent all throughout the pandemic, and that they have really contributed to the World effort to curb the spread of the virus” FRANCE 24’s Beijing correspondent Charles Pellegrin reports. Subscribe to France … Read more China says US is ‘shirking’ its own responsibility by accusing Wuhan of creating coronavirus