Chinese Workers Erect Wall Outside U.S. Consulate in Chengdu

Workers began constructing a new barrier outside the former US consulate in the Chinese city of Chengdu on Monday night. Sections of the wall were being put up one by one, about one car lane from the sidewalk. The consulate was ordered by China to close in retaliation for the US shutting down its consulate … Read more Chinese Workers Erect Wall Outside U.S. Consulate in Chengdu

US envoy to South Korea shaves off controversial moustache

The US embassy in Seul has posted a video on Twitter of US ambassador Harry Harris visiting a barbershop to remove his moustache months after his facial hair became the subject of unusual criticism. Harris says he is shaving his moustache because of the summer heat and wearing a face mask, but the envoy has … Read more US envoy to South Korea shaves off controversial moustache

South Korea Warns Japan of Coalition to Highlight Wartime Abuses

South Korea warned that Japan risked reigniting tensions if it didn’t acknowledge past forced labor abuses, saying Seoul was prepared to build a regional coalition to hold Tokyo to account for its colonial behavior. South Korean Culture Minister Park Yang-woo said in an interview Thursday that international criticism would be “unavoidable” without public recognition by … Read more South Korea Warns Japan of Coalition to Highlight Wartime Abuses

What’s next for China-U.S. relations?

China on Friday informed the U.S. Embassy in China of its decision to withdraw its consent for the establishment and operation of the U.S. Consulate General in Chengdu. This move came after the U.S. abruptly demanded China to close its consulate general in Houston on July 21. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our … Read more What’s next for China-U.S. relations?

Security Swarms U.S. Consulate in Chengdu After China Shuts It Down

Security agents and curious onlookers descended on central Chengdu, as the leafy southwestern Chinese city suddenly became the centerpiece of the latest chapter in collapsing relations between Beijing and Washington. China’s decision Friday to close the American consulate in the Sichuan provincial capital — in retaliation for a similar move by the U.S. three days … Read more Security Swarms U.S. Consulate in Chengdu After China Shuts It Down

China informs U.S. to close its Consulate General in Chengdu

Chinese Foreign Ministry on Friday informed the U.S. Embassy in China of its decision to withdraw its consent for the establishment and operation of the U.S. Consulate General in Chengdu. The ministry also made specific requirements to cease all operations and events by the Consulate General, said a statement issued by the ministry. #China #US … Read more China informs U.S. to close its Consulate General in Chengdu

Bomb & death threats made against Chinese Embassy in Washington

A spokeswoman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry has blamed alleged bomb and death threats made against the country’s embassy in Washington, DC on the US government. The US’ order that the Chinese consulate in Houston, Texas be closed represents an “unprecedented upgrade” in “political oppression” against China, Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Hua Chunying tweeted on Wednesday, … Read more Bomb & death threats made against Chinese Embassy in Washington

Zimbabwe Journalist Hopewell Chin’ono ‘Abducted,’ Says Lawyer

Zimbabwe police on Monday swooped in and detained prominent journalist Hopewell Chin’ono and an opposition leader ahead of anti-government protests planned for the end of this month, their lawyers said. “He has been abducted,” said his lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa. Hopewell Chin’ono has a huge following on Twitter, where he regularly posts about alleged government corruption. … Read more Zimbabwe Journalist Hopewell Chin’ono ‘Abducted,’ Says Lawyer

Italy Returns Stolen Banksy Artwork to Bataclan Music Hall in Paris

Italian authorities on Tuesday returned to France a stolen Banksy artwork that was painted as a tribute to the victims of the 2015 attacks at the Bataclan music hall in Paris. The piece of art was handed over during a ceremony at the French Embassy in Rome, the same day France celebrated Bastille Day. Italy’s … Read more Italy Returns Stolen Banksy Artwork to Bataclan Music Hall in Paris

China calls U.S. statement on South China Sea ‘unjustified’

On Monday, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused China of using intimidation against other South Asian coastal states which stake claims to the same territories as China. The Chinese Embassy in the United States published a statement on its website. It calls the accusation “completely unjustified.” Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our … Read more China calls U.S. statement on South China Sea ‘unjustified’

Australia offers Hong Kong residents extended visas to entice emigration | Insiders

The Chinese government say they’re angered by Australia’s decision to extend visa options to certain Hong Kong residents, angrily calling for the Government not to meddle in the countries’ internal affairs. Under the changes to visas, some Hong Kong residents will be able to extend their visas in Australia for five years. It’s an option … Read more Australia offers Hong Kong residents extended visas to entice emigration | Insiders

Coronavirus pandemic sees ’37 Zimbabweans die in Britain’

Sky News has been told that at least thirty seven Zimbabweans have died in Britain during the pandemic by officials in their embassy, with health workers coming out worst of all. One GP in England, Dr Brighton Chireka, founded the Zimbabwean Diaspora Health Alliance which has been collecting evidence and allegations from ethnic minority health … Read more Coronavirus pandemic sees ’37 Zimbabweans die in Britain’

Chinese embassy accuses Australia of violating international law after HK visa extensions announced

The Chinese embassy condemns Australia’s decision to extend the visas of some Hong Kongers in response to China’s crackdown on personal freedoms, saying it is a “gross interference” in the country’s internal affairs. Image AP: Vincent Yu Read more here: https://ab.co/2BSjrYC For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News … Read more Chinese embassy accuses Australia of violating international law after HK visa extensions announced

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro Says He Tested Positive for Coronavirus

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday said he has tested positive for COVID-19, after months of downplaying the severity of the virus. Bolsonaro confirmed the test results while wearing a mask and speaking to reporters in capital Brasilia, and said he was already taking hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malarial drug unproven against COVID-19. The far-right populist has … Read more Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro Says He Tested Positive for Coronavirus

China Condemns Canada Over National Security Law Criticism

China condemned Canada’s suspension of its extradition treaty with Hong Kong, calling it a “serious violation” of international law and a “flagrant interference” in its domestic affairs. “We urge the Canadian side to correct its mistake and stop interfering in Hong Kong affairs and China’s domestic affairs to prevent further damage to bilateral relations,” Chinese … Read more China Condemns Canada Over National Security Law Criticism