Taiwan President Tsai In-wen presented the midterm elections as being about China. Now he is resigning from the post of party chairman

Tainan, Taiwan CNN — Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen has resigned as leader of the island’s ruling Democratic Progressive Party after her party suffered heavy losses in midterm elections. The DPP’s losses in Saturday’s vote were a blow to Tsai, who is using the election — which is technically a local issue to choose city mayors, … Read more

China’s Xinjiang sees protests against COVID lockdown – POLITICO

Crowds protest against COVID-19 lockdown measures in China’s Xinjiang region. Videos from Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang, were released online and confirmed by Reuters and Nikkei – to show crowds protested in a square and called on the Chinese government to end the lockdown. The Xinjiang region has been under a strict quarantine regime for … Read more

‘End the lockdown!’ – Massive Covid protests erupt after deadly fire in Xinjiang, China

Rare protests broke out in China, with crowds shouting for hazmat-suited guards after a deadly fire fueled anger over the prolonged Covid-19 lockdown. The Urumqi protests followed a fire in a high-rise building there on Thursday night that killed 10 people. Urumqi officials held an impromptu press conference on Saturday morning, denying that Covid measures … Read more

10 people died in an apartment fire in Xinjiang, northwest China

BEIJING — Ten people were killed and nine injured in an apartment building fire in northwest China’s Xinjiang region, authorities said on Friday, leaving many residents in their homes for more than three months. The fire broke out in the regional capital, Urumqi, where temperatures dropped below freezing after dark on Thursday night. According to … Read more

China’s ‘iPhone City’ under Covid lockdown after violent protests

Posted by: 25/11/2022 – 10:51Changed: 25/11/2022 – 10:53 Six million people were on Friday under a Covid lockdown in a Chinese city that is home to the world’s largest iPhone factory, after clashes between police and workers over wages. Authorities have ordered residents of eight districts of Zhengzhou city in central Henan province to stay … Read more

Hong Kong finds Cardinal Joseph Zen guilty over pro-democracy protest fund

Hong Kong CNN — A 90-year-old former bishop and outspoken critic of China’s ruling Communist Party pleaded guilty Friday to charges related to his role in funding aid for the 2019 pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. Five others, including Cardinal Joseph Zen and Cantopop singer Denise Ho, breached the Societies Ordinance by failing to register … Read more

US Military May Return to Subic Bay, Philippines Amid Rising Tensions With China

Thirty years after leaving what was once Washington’s largest military base in Asia, American forces will return to Subic Bay in the Philippines amid rising tensions with China in the Asia-Pacific region. Tokyo-based Kyodo News reports that under the mutual Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement, Washington and Manila are discussing the creation of five more sites … Read more

10 people died in an apartment fire in Xinjiang, northwest China

BEIJING (AP) — Ten people have been killed and nine others injured in a fire at an apartment building in northwest China’s Xinjiang region. The fire broke out on Thursday night in the regional capital Urumqi, where temperatures dropped below freezing after dark. It took about three hours to extinguish the fire. All of the … Read more

Berlin warms to France’s ‘Buy Europe’ plans as global trade rules unravel – POLITICO

Click play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. BERLIN – Threatened by a new US subsidy package that could hit EU industry, Germany is rolling back long-standing objections to schemes such as France’s Buy Europe Act, which sets out provisions for buying local goods. Berlin’s growing sympathy for the French approach is … Read more

China made a great play on lithium and we were slow to react: CEO

This photo shows a worker with car batteries at a facility in China from March 2021. STR | AFP | Getty Images China leads the way when it comes to lithium – and the rest of the world isn’t quick enough to respond to its dominance, CEO says American Lithium. Speaking to CNBC’s Squawk Box … Read more