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Historic’: Pentagon spokesperson hails Finland’s move toward NATO membership

“NATO membership would strengthen Finland’s security. As a member of NATO, Finland would strengthen the entire defence alliance,” the Finnish leaders said in a joint statement. “Finland must apply for NATO membership without delay. We hope that the national steps still needed to make this decision will be taken rapidly

China rebukes U.S. for changing Taiwan wording on State Department website

BEIJING (Reuters) -China’s Foreign Ministry on Tuesday slammed the United States for changing the wording on the State Department website about Taiwan, saying “political manipulation” will not succeed in changing the status quo over the island. China rebukes U.S. for changing Taiwan wording on State Department website Read the original

China: Zhoushan’s sky turns blood-red, triggering panic in port city

Residents in China’s port city of Zhoushan were left stunned as the skies above them briefly turned blood-red over the weekend, sparking fears of a possible fire or an unknown phenomenon. China: Zhoushan’s sky turns blood-red, triggering panic in port city Read the original article Oliver BrowningMon, May 9, 2022, 10:26 AM·1

Vladimir Putin to hand over power to loyalist Patrushev as he faces cancer surgery: Reports

Russian President Vladimir Putin will reportedly hand over power to the secretary of the country’s Security Council Nikolai Patrushev temporarily as he faces surgery over cancer fears. Vladimir Putin to hand over power to loyalist Patrushev as he faces cancer surgery: Reports Read the original article  Russian President Vladimir Putin

China’s low Covid death toll prompts questions

Two years into the pandemic, China’s resurgent Covid-19 outbreak has revived questions about how the country counts deaths from the virus, with persistently low fatalities despite rising cases. China’s low Covid death toll prompts questions Read the original article Shanghai, China’s largest city, has logged 138 deaths among over half

Uyghur ‘genocide’: U.S. & China diplomats square off on Twitter

Uyghur ‘genocide’: U.S. & China diplomats square off on Twitter Uyghur ‘genocide’: U.S. & China diplomats square off on Twitter Published on Apr 24, 2022 09:11 AM ISTRead the original article  U.S Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield sparked a social media spat with her Chinese counterpart after she called

Joe Biden: China’s Xi Jinping ‘doesn’t have a democratic bone in his body’

The US president told guests that Mr Xi had called him after he won the presidential election in 2020, according to a White House synopsis of the interaction. He said that he told Mr Xi during their three-hour conversation that “the US is the only country organised on an idea”. Joe Biden:

China’s yuan is set for its worst weekly drop against the dollar since 2015, as investors rush back to the US

China’s yuan was on track for its worst weekly drop since 2015 on Friday, as investors rushed back to the US. The offshore yuan, or renminbi, had fallen 2.4% over the week to 6.53 per dollar, according to Bloomberg data. China’s yuan is set for its worst weekly drop against

China says it has signed security pact with Solomon Islands

A draft version of the agreement leaked last month rattled Western governments, with provisions allowing for Chinese security and naval deployments to the crisis-hit Pacific island nation. China says it has signed security pact with Solomon Islands Read the original article 1 / 2 China says it has signed security pact

‘World War III has begun’, says Kremlin state media after sinking of Russian warship Moskva

“What it’s escalated into can safely be called World War Three. That’s entirely for sure. Now we are definitely fighting against NATO infrastructure, if not NATO itself. We need to recognise that,” she said in the broadcast here that was also widely shared on the social media platform Twitter. ARussian

Chinese netizens slam own government after Beijing retaliates against US report on human rights abuses

Look at yourself in the mirror and see how you’re treating the people. (You) keep staring at American news all day,” one Weibo user wrote, as per Mothership. “People in Shanghai are lacking groceries and medicine. (You) simply lock down the city at the drop of a hat.” Close this

Siding With Russia, China Says NATO Should Stop ‘Confrontational Approach’

On Monday, Zhao Lijian, a spokesperson for the Chinese Foreign Ministry, offered a lengthy retort to Stoltenberg, which again framed NATO as outdated and accused it of damaging the post-Cold War security order in Europe. The bloc was now attempting to destabilize China’s immediate neighborhood, too, said Zhao. WORLD Siding

NBA player Kanter out to corner UN rights chief on China

Japan and the Philippines agreed Saturday to start talks toward a possible defense agreement that would allow closer cooperation between their militaries amid regional tensions with China and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Japan, Philippines seek pact to further defense cooperation Read the original article 1 / 13 Japan Philippines Philippine Foreign

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