Jiang Zemin, who guided China’s economic rise, dies

Jiang Zemin, who guided China's economic rise, dies

BEIJING (AP) — Jiang Zemin, who led China out of isolation after the army crushed the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests in 1989 and supported economic reforms that led to a decade of explosive growth, died Wednesday. He was 96. Jiang, who was president for a decade until 2003 and led the ruling Communist Party for … Read more

China vows crackdown on ‘hostile forces’ as public tests Xi

China vows crackdown on 'hostile forces' as public tests Xi

BEIJING (AP) — China’s ruling Communist Party has vowed to “resolutely crack down on infiltration and sabotage activities by hostile forces,” following the largest street demonstrations in decades by citizens fed up with strict anti-virus restrictions. A massive show of force by the security services Wednesday sought to deter further protests. The statement from the … Read more

Chinese spaceship with 3 aboard docks with space station

Chinese spaceship with 3 aboard docks with space station

BEIJING (AP) — Three Chinese astronauts docked early Wednesday with their country’s space station, where they will overlap for several days with the three-member crew already onboard and expand the facility to its maximum size. Docking with the Tiangong station came at 5:42 am Wednesday, about 6 1/2 hours after the Shenzhou-15 spaceship blasted off … Read more

Students feel home, police on patrol as China curbs protests

Students feel home, police on patrol as China curbs protests

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese universities sent students home and police fanned out in Beijing and Shanghai to prevent more protests Tuesday after crowds angered by severe anti-virus restrictions called for leader Xi Jinping to resign in the biggest show of public dissent in decades. Authorities have eased some controls after demonstrations in at least eight … Read more

Taiwan president resigns as party leader after election loss

Taiwan president resigns as party leader after election loss

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen resigned as head of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party following local election losses on Saturday in which voters chose the opposition Nationalist party in several major races across the self-ruled island. Concerns about threats from rival China, which claims Taiwan as its territory, took a backseat to … Read more

US bans Chinese telecom devices, citing ‘national security’ | Telecommunications News

US bans Chinese telecom devices, citing ‘national security’ | Telecommunications News

US Federal Communications Commission decision includes devices from Huawei, ZTE and other manufacturers. The United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced it is banning telecommunications and video surveillance equipment from prominent Chinese brands, including Huawei and ZTE, citing an “unacceptable risk to national security”. The five-member FCC said on Friday it had voted unanimously … Read more

Malaysia’s Anwar gets to work, promising inclusive government | Election News

Malaysia's Anwar gets to work, promising inclusive government |  Election News

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Anwar Ibrahim has started work as Malaysia’s prime minister after promising to lead a government inclusive of everyone in the multiethnic, multireligious Southeast Asian nation. Anwar clocked in at 9am (01:00 GMT) at the prime minister’s office in the country’s administrative capital Putrajaya on Friday, after being sworn into office by … Read more

Malaysians celebrate Anwar Ibrahim’s rise to prime minister | Politics News

Malaysians celebrate Anwar Ibrahim's rise to prime minister |  Politics News

For Anwar Ibrahim’s supporters, his appointment as Malaysia’s new prime minister has been a long time coming. The 75-year-old opposition leader secured the Southeast Asian country’s top job on Thursday after his king intervened in the political impasse that followed last weekend’s inconclusive general election and named him the country’s 10th prime minister. It was … Read more

New Malaysian PM Anwar vows to heal divided nation, economy

New Malaysian PM Anwar vows to heal divided nation, economy

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Long-time reformist leader Anwar Ibrahim was sworn in as Malaysia’s prime minister Thursday and vowed to heal a racially divided nation, fight corruption and revive an economy struggling with the rising cost of living. His rise to the top a was a victory for political reformers who were locked in … Read more

Japan fans win praise for stadium cleaning at World Cup 2022 | Qatar World Cup 2022

Japan fans win praise for stadium cleaning at World Cup 2022 |  Qatar World Cup 2022

Doha, Qatar – Japan’s stunning victory over Germany left their football fans in a state of joyous disbelief on Wednesday. Now, supporters of the Samurai Blue are earning praise in Qatar for an off-pitch tradition that appears to be uniquely Japanese: Cleaning up stadiums after other football fans have left. In what is becoming an … Read more