Moscow/Sputnik: A recent poll has shown that more than half of Japanese citizens view their country's relations with China in a negative light, compared to less than a quarter of Chinese respondents who share the same opinion about their country's relations with Japan, the Japanese broadcaster NHK reports on Tuesday.
Moscow/Sputnik: The international expert team probing the origins of the novel coronavirus will travel to China, the World Health Organization (WHO)’s senior officials said on Monday, adding that they expect Beijing to facilitate the trip as soon as possible.
Thimphu: Bhutan has rejected Chinese state media report which claimed that Beijing has set up a village inside Bhutanese territory, media reports said.
Geneva: The Chinese government continues to hold members of the Uyghur minority group in forced labour camps. Goods produced by these enslaved workers – particularly cotton – are entering global supply chains.
Washignton: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday said the United States House of Representatives has passed two resolutions condemning China’s actions in Tibet and Hong Kong.
Taipei: Taiwan's regulators have rejected the license renewal for pro-China Chung T'ien Television's news channel CTi News, media reports said.
Kathmandu: Chinese Ambassador to Nepal Hou Yanqi met Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and held talks for two hours, amid growing rift within the Nepal Communist Party.
Beijing has long stoked and sustained borderland disputes as a tactic to win concessions on wider issues with its neighbors, an opinion piece by Swedish journalist and Asia expert Bertil Lintner published in Asia Times said.
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison are likely to sign a defence agreement soon, a move which is being seen as a counter stance against China’s growing influence in the South China Sea and over the Pacific island nations.
Islamabad: Pakistan on Friday decided to seek $2.7 billion in loan from China for the construction of package-I of the Mainline-1 project of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), The News International reported.
Geneva: Switzerland’s State Secretary Krystyna Marty in a political dialogue via videoconference with China’s Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Qin Gang recently expressed concern over the human rights violations in China and the treatment meted out to Tibetans.
Washington/UNI: US President Donald Trump is set to introduce "a series of hardline policies" on China before his term ends on January 20, including sanctions on companies and officials, Axios reported, citing senior administration officials.
Geneva: The Swiss Foreign Policy Commission has recommended the country's government to submit a detailed report to the Parliament on the implementation of human rights dialogue with Beijing and also on the situation of Tibetans in Switzerland, a move seen at a time when rising human rights abuse in Tibet by Beijing is being reported regularly.
Beijing: China on Friday asked Australia and the UK to stop 'interfering' into the internal affairs of the country after the two nations condemned the disqualification of four pro-democracy lawmakers from the Hong Kong Legislative Council.
Canberra: Former Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull has cautioned that the nation should not “buckle under pressure” from an onslaught of trade actions from Beijing and change its stance on controversial bilateral issues with China.