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    China’s neighbors on red alert over Beijing’s military build-up

    China’s neighbors in the Pacific are increasingly alarmed by Beijing’s recent militarism and are taking steps to prepare for potential conflict, according to multiple reports. As Taiwan faces almost daily incursions into its airspace by the People’s Liberation Army, countries on China’s periphery, such as Japan, South Korea and Australia, are bracing for future armed […] More

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    Censors suppress discussion of Beijing’s future COVID control

    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Digital censors quickly deleted a “next five years” hashtag on Monday as online discussion swirled in response to reported remarks by Beijing’s Communist Party secretary saying the capital would normalize prevention checks of the pandemic over the next five years. Beijing Communist Party leader Cai Qi made the remarks Monday morning […] More

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    Censors suppress discussion of Beijing’s future COVID control

    Taipei, Taiwan– Digital censors quickly deleted a ‘next five years’ hashtag on Monday as online discussion swirled in response to reported remarks by Beijing’s Communist Party secretary saying the capital would normalize pandemic prevention checks in the next five coming years. Beijing Communist Party leader Cai Qi made the remarks Monday morning as part of […] More

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    Censors suppress discussion of Beijing’s future COVID control

    TAIPEI – Digital censors quickly deleted a “next five years” hashtag on Monday as online discussion swirled in response to reported remarks by Beijing’s Communist Party secretary saying the capital would normalize pandemic prevention checks over the next few weeks. next five years. Beijing Communist Party leader Cai Qi made the remarks Monday morning as […] More

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    How has Beijing’s crackdown on civil society changed Hong Kong? | Asia | An in-depth look at news from across the continent | DW

    Hong Kongers around the world marked the third anniversary of protests in 2019, which were sparked by opposition to a controversial extradition bill but quickly turned into a large-scale movement opposing the policies of the city’s pro-Beijing government. On June 12, thousands of people gathered in London and chanted the iconic protest slogan “Free Hong […] More

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    Oil falls on Beijing’s COVID-19 warning and inflation worries

    Oil prices fell more than $2 on Monday as a spike in COVID-19 cases in Beijing dashed hopes of a quick recovery in fuel demand from China, while concerns over the Global inflation and slow economic growth further depressed the market. Brent crude futures fell $2.3, or 1.89%, to $119.71 a barrel at 0647 GMT, […] More

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    Austin condemns Beijing’s provocations on Taiwan

    Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin reaffirmed US support for Taiwan on Saturday and warned of rising tensions between Taipei and Beijing. Speaking at the Shangri-La dialogue in Singapore, Mr Austin condemned China’s growing provocations targeting the self-governing island, warning that Beijing’s moves “threaten to undermine security, stability and prosperity in the ‘Info-Pacific’. “We have witnessed a […] More

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    ‘Chinese Taiwan’: Beijing’s defense minister rails against US ‘defamation and interference’ | Taiwan

    China will “fight to the end” to prevent Taiwan from declaring independence, the country’s defense minister pledged in a speech amid his counterparts from other countries, including the United States. “We will fight at all costs and we will fight to the end. This is the only choice for China,” Wei Fenghe said at the […] More