China vows retaliation against US over Hong Kong sanctions

China has said it would retaliate after US President Donald Trump ordered an end to preferential trade treatment for Hong Kong and signed legislation allowing sanctions over Beijing’s enactment of a draconian security law in the semi-autonomous city. In a statement on Wednesday, China’s foreign ministry said it “firmly opposes and strongly condemns” the Hong … Read more China vows retaliation against US over Hong Kong sanctions

WHO virus investigation: Agency to trace COVID-19 origin in China

A team from the World Health Organization is making its third trip to China to investigate the origin of the coronavirus outbreak. It has been six months since the first infections were documented by the agency. And as Al Jazeera’s Katrina Yu reports from Beijing, doctors there are now busy treating patients in new clusters. … Read more WHO virus investigation: Agency to trace COVID-19 origin in China

China passes Hong Kong security law, deepening fears for future

China’s top legislative body has unanimously approved a national security law for Hong Kong that critics say will be used to stamp out all forms of dissent. It is the most far-reaching development in the territory’s history since it was handed to China by Britain in 1997. It comes after months of mass unrest sparked … Read more China passes Hong Kong security law, deepening fears for future

Beijing says new coronavirus cases now under control

Authorities in Beijing say the recent coronavirus outbreak which forced parts of the city to impose a lockdown this week is now under control. More than 180 new infections have been confirmed since Monday, and hundreds of thousands of residents and workers have been tested. Al Jazeera’s Katrina Yu reports from Beijing. – Subscribe to … Read more Beijing says new coronavirus cases now under control

China, India aim to calm tensions after deadly border clash

China, India aim to calm tensions after deadly border clash China and India are trying to calm tensions after a deadly border dispute in the Himalayas. No shots were fired – but 20 Indian soldiers died in a mass brawl where iron bars and wooden clubs were used as weapons. Top diplomats from the two … Read more China, India aim to calm tensions after deadly border clash

India-China border tensions | Close talks | Updates

China India Tension – Latest News The Indian army says 20 of its soldiers were killed in fighting with Chinese troops along their disputed border late on Monday night. It is the first time deaths have been reported during a standoff between the two countries in decades. Latest from Al Jazeera reporters Our Timestamps: 00:00 … Read more India-China border tensions | Close talks | Updates

New COVID-19 outbreak in China a threat to economic recovery

Economic analysts say a new outbreak of the novel coronavirus risks China’s recovery. A lockdown has been imposed on at least 20 neighbourhoods in the capital, Beijing, where dozens of new infections have been reported. Chinese industrial output last month grew at its strongest rate since the virus was detected in December. But shop sales … Read more New COVID-19 outbreak in China a threat to economic recovery

Beijing art exhibition reflects on life during the pandemic

China’s art scene is one of the first to emerge from lockdown. Galleries in Beijing have reopened to showcase work reflecting the impact of the pandemic on everyday lives. Some artists are casting a critical eye on the way governments responded to the health crisis. Al Jazeera’s Katrina Yu reports from Beijing. – Subscribe to … Read more Beijing art exhibition reflects on life during the pandemic

Beijing district in ‘wartime mode’ amid fresh coronavirus cases

A district in the Chinese capital Beijing is on high alert after dozens of people there tested positive for the coronavirus – the first after two months of no infections in the city. A wholesale market and 11 neighbourhoods in its vicinity have been placed under lockdown. Throat swabs taken from 45 people at the … Read more Beijing district in ‘wartime mode’ amid fresh coronavirus cases

Foreign airlines to resume flights to China

From Monday, foreign airlines can once again fly into China. Beijing had refused to let in American passenger flights due to the coronavirus pandemic. But the easing of restrictions follows an announcement by the US that it is banning all Chinese airlines, starting from June 16. Al Jazeera’s Katrina Yu reports from Beijing. – Subscribe … Read more Foreign airlines to resume flights to China

AP investigation: China withheld COVID-19 information

China withheld vital information about the outbreak and waited more than a week before publishing the genome of the novel coronavirus in January. That is according to an investigation by The Associated Press news agency, which found that the World Health Organization officials heaped praise on Beijing to coax more information. Al Jazeera’s Katrina Yu … Read more AP investigation: China withheld COVID-19 information

China’s parliament passes Hong Kong national security law

China’s parliament on Thursday overwhelmingly approved directly imposing national security legislation on Hong Kong to tackle secession, subversion, “terrorism” and foreign interference in a city roiled by violence last year. That is despite protests and international warnings saying the law undermines Hong Kong’s autonomy. Al Jazeera’s Katrina Yu joins us live from Beijing. – Subscribe … Read more China’s parliament passes Hong Kong national security law

China National People’s Congress focuses on economic recovery

This year’s National People’s Congress in China was all about the economy and how to rebuild it. Premier Li Keqiang said Beijing had spared no effort in containing the coronavirus outbreak, but the economic fallout was immense. Meanwhile, in Hong Kong, pro-democracy protesters say a proposed national security law poses a direct challenge to the … Read more China National People’s Congress focuses on economic recovery

China congress: Leaders face unprecedented pressure

Chinese leaders observed a minute of silence for coronavirus victims at the start of its biggest political gathering of the year. The opening session of China’s top political advisory body started one day before the National People’s Congress. The government is facing unprecedented pressure over its handling of the pandemic, tensions with the United States … Read more China congress: Leaders face unprecedented pressure

China’s NCP set to mull further stimulus after COVID-19 decline

China will be holding its biggest political gathering of the year on Friday, three months late because of coronavirus. The National People’s Congress is likely to announce measures to kickstart the struggling economy after the outbreak caused the biggest decline in decades. Al Jazeera’s Katrina Yu reports from Beijing. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe … Read more China’s NCP set to mull further stimulus after COVID-19 decline