US Ambassador to China Nicholas Burns was in the room this week when Secretary of State Antony Blinken sat down with Chinese leader Xi Jinping. Amb. Burns spoke with The World’s Marco Werman about Taiwan, Ukraine and why US and Chinese military leaders have stopped talking to one another.
The final edition of Hong Kong's last remaining pro-democracy paper sold out in hours Thursday, as readers scooped up all 1 million copies of the Apple Daily.
Wearing black, or being in or around Victoria Park on the anniversary, could also land someone a one-year sentence in jail.
Top of The World: Media tycoon Jimmy Lai, 73, was sentenced Friday in Hong Kong to 14 months in prison. And, Raúl Castro is set to step down from his post as the secretary-general of his party's eighth Congress. Also, US President Joe Biden will hold talks with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Friday.
Top of The World: US President Joe Biden announced on Thursday plans to end US support for the Saudi-led military offensive in Yemen. And, students in Hong Kong will have a new curriculum imposed by Beijing that includes lessons on the controversial national security law. Also, the government in Indonesia announced a ban on mandatory religious attire in public schools.
In the hours after pro-Trump extremists stormed the US Capitol building on Wednesday, world leaders condemned the chaos and violence that erupted as Trump loyalists attempted to overturn Nov. 3 US presidential election results won by Joe Biden.
Early morning arrests in Hong Kong were the most sweeping crackdown on Hong Kong’s democracy movement since the controversial national security law was imposed by Beijing last June.
The UK has approved Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, with the first shots expected to roll out next week. During a virtual meeting Tuesday of NATO foreign ministers, outgoing US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo harshly criticized Turkey. And, US President-elect Joe Biden told The New York Times that he would not quickly scrap the phase one trade agreement reached by outgoing President Donald Trump with China.
Wu Chi-wai, chairman of Hong Kong's Democratic Party, resigned Wednesday after the Hong Kong government disqualified four fellow party members. He believes Beijing's latest crackdown marks the end of the "one country, two systems" model for Hong Kong.
Hong Kong’s 15 remaining pro-democracy legislators have decided to resign en masse, militants in Mozambique who claimed to have ties to ISIS beheaded more than 50 people, and at least two people were wounded in an attack on a cemetery in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, during a World War I memorial ceremony.
After the NBA was banned on Chinese TV, the US basketball association made a series of public and private gestures in China to quell political tensions that erupted from one NBA player’s infamous pro-Hong Kong tweet.