News and updates about China

China to host Hamas-Fatah reconciliation talks

Hamas and Fatah have been at odds since 2007, when Hamas violently took control of Gaza in a bloody coup.

China to host Hamas-Fatah reconciliation talks

Report:

Houthis agreed not to attack Chinese and Russian ships

Bloomberg reports that the Yemen-based Houthis have told China and Russia their ships can sail through the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden without being attacked.

Houthis agreed not to attack Chinese and Russian ships

Donald Trump:

'Mexican manufacturing will be a bloodbath'

The former president warned that if he was not elected, the country could see Chinese and Mexican factories undercutting American industry.

'Mexican manufacturing will be a bloodbath'

'Strong disappointment'

China criticizes US veto of resolution on Gaza

China's permanent representative to the UN after US vetoes Security Council resolution calling for ceasefire in Gaza: The US veto sends a wrong message.

China criticizes US veto of resolution on Gaza

Chinese company relocates to force workers to quit

Chinese advertising firm moves its offices to a remote mountain site to force workers to quit, only to immediately return to the city and hire new ones.

Chinese company relocates to force workers to quit

China's FM calls for Palestinian state

China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi calls for establishment of a Palestinian state and a ceasefire in Gaza during meeting with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry in Cairo.

China's FM calls for Palestinian state

In wake of Houthi attacks:

Chinese company Cosco stops sailing to Israeli ports

Cosco Shipping Lines says it will no longer be sailing to Israeli ports in order to avoid Houthi attacks in the Red Sea.

Chinese company Cosco stops sailing to Israeli ports

Report:

Hamas found with advanced Chinese-made arms

According to The Telegraph, IDF forces uncovered Chinese weapons as well as eavesdropping and tactical communications devices in Gaza.

Hamas found with advanced Chinese-made arms

Netanyahu: I asked Xi Jinping to help recover hostages

Prime Minister Netanyahu told the Knesset Plenum of the many efforts being made to free the hostages, including an appeal to China.

Netanyahu: I asked Xi Jinping to help recover hostages

At least 111 dead in earthquake in northwestern China

Authorities say the earthquake's magnitude was 6.2. The quake hit the province of Gansu but was also felt in neighboring Qinghai.

At least 111 dead in earthquake in northwestern China

Chinese government tracks visitors who support Israel

An Israeli visiting China criticized the Chinese government's stance on Israel's war in Gaza and began receiving calls from the government.

Chinese government tracks visitors who support Israel

New York Times:

Russia, China, Iran helping Hamas wage war on Israel online

Massive disinformation campaign waged by illiberal states to undermine support for Israel and Western democracies follows Hamas massacre.

Russia, China, Iran helping Hamas wage war on Israel online

Russia and China veto UNSC resolution on Israel-Hamas war

The US draft condemns Hamas attack on Israel, supports Israel’s right to defend itself, and calls for unconditional release of hostages.

Russia and China veto UNSC resolution on Israel-Hamas war

China 'sympathizes with the Palestinian people'

The Chinese foreign minister commented that his country is especially sympathetic to the residents of Gaza.

China 'sympathizes with the Palestinian people'

Israeli diplomat stabbed in Beijing

Possible terror attack in China comes as Hamas calls for global 'day of jihad' and rage in support of the massacre of 1,300 Israelis.

Israeli diplomat stabbed in Beijing

Israel protests China's refusal to condemn Hamas over massacre

Israeli envoy Rafi Harpaz speaks to Chinese envoy Zhai Jun, expresses shock at Chinese response to worst massacre of Jews since Holocuast.

Israel protests China's refusal to condemn Hamas over massacre

Biden’s Belt and Road counter needs an eastern extension

The new corridor described by Netanyahu at the UN needs to reach China's backyard to be meaningful. Op-ed.

Biden’s Belt and Road counter needs an eastern extension

Beyond the absence of China at the G20 Summit

The world is in a state of increasing polarization and struggles for leadership. China's message is that it is in the fight. Op-ed.

Beyond the absence of China at the G20 Summit

Syria's Assad arrives in China

In his second visit to the country, the Syrian leader will attend the opening ceremony of the Asian Games and will meet with President Xi.

Syria's Assad arrives in China

Apologists for Chinese genocide

Potemkin-style cover-ups to hide the truth from visitors were the norm in the USSR, Nazi Germany, the PA, N. Korea and now in China. Op-ed.

Apologists for Chinese genocide

Man arrested for spying for China in British Parliament

British authorities still have not confirmed the suspect's identity. The arrest was months ago, but has only been published now.

Man arrested for spying for China in British Parliament

China boycotts Japanese products as 'radioactive'

Chinese consumers are avoiding products from Japan in protest over Japan's pumping radioactive water toward China.

China boycotts Japanese products as 'radioactive'

The American Triumvirate

To glimpse America’s future, one only need look at countries like China, third-world countries in the Middle East, or Venezuela.Op-ed.

The American Triumvirate

Robert Francis Kennedy:

'COVID-19 deliberately spares Ashkenazi Jews'

Democratic candidate Robert Francis Kennedy claimed that Ashkenazi Jews and ethnic Chinese people were specifically spared from COVID-19.

'COVID-19 deliberately spares Ashkenazi Jews'

How does the West want to see Russia?

The aspiration of the US to neutralize Russia in case of clash with China is in contrast to its fears of a broken Russia.Op-ed.

How does the West want to see Russia?

Pentagon:

Chinese spy balloon didn't collect intelligence

Pentagon says the US took steps to mitigate intelligence collection by Chinese spy balloon shot down over the Atlantic in February.

Chinese spy balloon didn't collect intelligence

Israel informs US: Netanyahu will visit China

Netanyahu expected to make 4th visit to China, assures members of Congress that alliance between Israel and US is 'key' and 'irreplaceable.'

Israel informs US: Netanyahu will visit China

During Abbas visit:

China establishes 'strategic partnership' with PA

PA chairman welcomed with full military honors in Beijing, as China seeks to deepen its involvement in the Middle East.

China establishes 'strategic partnership' with PA

Chinese birth rates fall to historic lows

Chinese birth and marriage rates have fallen to the lowest point recorded since the government began tracking them.

Chinese birth rates fall to historic lows

PA chairman to visit China after offer to mediate Israel talks

China announces Mahmoud Abbas will make a state visit to the country at the invitation of President Xi.

PA chairman to visit China after offer to mediate Israel talks

Survey:

Palestinian Arabs prefer China over US as mediator with Israel

Majority of Palestinian Arabs view China and Russia as potentially effective mediators for peace talks with Israel.

Palestinian Arabs prefer China over US as mediator with Israel

France sets sights on ‘Third Pole’ agenda

France is advocating for Europe to be a “third pole” independent of Washington and Beijing - and is meeting resistance. Op-ed

France sets sights on ‘Third Pole’ agenda

China’s Mars rover finds evidence of water on Mars

Researchers find stunning new confirmation that Mars recently had water that could have supported life.

China’s Mars rover finds evidence of water on Mars

Chinese Foreign Minister:

'We're ready to help facilitate Israel-PA peace talks'

China's Foreign Minister, Qin Gang, speaks to Israeli and PA counterparts, expresses concerns over intensifying tensions.

'We're ready to help facilitate Israel-PA peace talks'

Report:

Iran in secret talks with China and Russia

Politico: China & Russia are in secret talks with Iran to replenish Iran's supply of a compound used to propel ballistic missiles

Iran in secret talks with China and Russia

World's largest drone company likely selling technology to Iran

Chinese drone manufacturer denies report it markets its products to Iran in violation of US sanctions.

World's largest drone company likely selling technology to Iran

China’s initiative may be the chance to end the Ukraine war

Newsweek magazine confirmed that the Chinese have a plan to end the long and drawn out war in Ukraine. Op-ed.

China’s initiative may be the chance to end the Ukraine war

DOJ accuses TikTok of spying on US tech reporters

Probe by DOJ and FBI looking into claims that TikTok employees accessed personal data of Americans, including tech journalists.

DOJ accuses TikTok of spying on US tech reporters

Op-ed

Gal Luft’s distressing predicament

Israel should seek a full investigation of the charges against its national, and also ensure his arrest isn’t politically motivated.Op-ed.

Gal Luft’s distressing predicament

China, Iran and Russia hold drills in Gulf of Oman

The exercises come amid heightened tensions between the US and China.

China, Iran and Russia hold drills in Gulf of Oman

The Iran-Saudi-China unholy alliance

This agreement happened partially as a result of Biden’s recent neglect of America's longstanding work to contain Riyadh, Op-ed.

The Iran-Saudi-China unholy alliance

White House:

'No definitive conclusion on origin of COVID-19'

White House won't confirm report that the Department of Energy has determined a lab leak was the most likely cause of the COVID-19 pandemic.

'No definitive conclusion on origin of COVID-19'

US assessment:

COVID-19 likely came from lab leak in China

Department of Energy assesses the COVID-19 virus accidentally escaped from a lab in Wuhan.

COVID-19 likely came from lab leak in China

White House warns:

Russian buying chips, tech from Iran, North Korea and China

Latest statement from Commerce Department comes as G7 nations debate new sanctions on firms accused of exporting military tech to Russia.

Russian buying chips, tech from Iran, North Korea and China

Biden:

'Objects shot down last week - likely from private entities'

US President says there is no indication that the three objects shot down in the past week are tied to China’s spy balloon.

'Objects shot down last week - likely from private entities'

Watch: US recovers Chinese balloon sensors from ocean

Washington maintains China has flown surveillance balloons in as many as 40 countries across 5 continents.

Watch: US recovers Chinese balloon sensors from ocean

China claims:

'US balloons have flown in our airspace this past year'

China claims US balloons have flown illegally in its airspace over the past year, and the US should "change course".

'US balloons have flown in our airspace this past year'

US officials:

China spy balloon was part of large fleet

Blinken: Balloon belonged to program that 'violated the sovereignty of countries across five continents.'

China spy balloon was part of large fleet

Biden on China relations:

'We’re not looking for conflict'

US President says he does not believe the US downing of Chinese surveillance balloon will negatively impact relations.

'We’re not looking for conflict'

China rebuffs US request for call between Defense Ministers

Pentagon spokesperson says China declined the request after US downed spy balloon.

China rebuffs US request for call between Defense Ministers

US military:

'We're searching for remnants of downed Chinese balloon'

US Navy working to recover the balloon and its payload, a day after it was shot down off the coast of the Carolinas.

'We're searching for remnants of downed Chinese balloon'

'An obvious overreaction'

China blasts US for downing its surveillance balloon

China's Foreign Ministry says the country reserves the right for any necessary reaction to the incident.

China blasts US for downing its surveillance balloon

US downs Chinese spy balloon over ocean

The suspected Chinese spy balloon was shot down after it crossed sensitive military sites across North America.

US downs Chinese spy balloon over ocean

Pentagon:

No plans to shoot down suspected Chinese spy balloon

Blinken postpones visit to Beijing, calls China's actions "a clear violation of US sovereignty and international law."

No plans to shoot down suspected Chinese spy balloon

US military monitoring suspected Chinese surveillance balloon

The balloon has been hovering over the northern US for the past few days. US leaders have discussed shooting it out of the sky.

US military monitoring suspected Chinese surveillance balloon

Trump: If re-elected I'll stop China from buying US farmland

Former President says 'we should be very concerned about all Chinese Communist activity in the United States.'

Trump: If re-elected I'll stop China from buying US farmland

China reports nearly 60,000 COVID deaths in one month

China reports nearly 60,000 deaths since early December, says “emergency peak” of its latest surge appears to have passed.

China reports nearly 60,000 COVID deaths in one month

Deri decides:

Passengers on flights from China required to get COVID test

Incoming Health Minister decides that airlines will require foreign citizens to undergo COVID-19 test on flights from China to Israel.

Passengers on flights from China required to get COVID test

Watch: Deadly fog causes 200-car pileup on Chinese bridge

Over 200 vehicles crash into each other in foggy conditions on a bridge in Zhengzhou, China.

Watch: Deadly fog causes 200-car pileup on Chinese bridge

Chinese aircraft stage military drill close to Taiwan

Military provocation from China includes incursion into air and sea territory around the island.

Chinese aircraft stage military drill close to Taiwan