Canada’s parliament says China’s treatment of Uighurs is genocide

Canada’s parliament passed a non-binding motion on Monday saying China’s treatment of the Uighur Muslim minority in the Xinjiang region constitutes genocide, putting pressure on Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government to follow suit. Canada’s House of Commons voted 266-0 for the motion brought by the opposition Conservative Party. Trudeau and his Cabinet abstained from… Read More Canada’s parliament says China’s treatment of Uighurs is genocide

Biden forms China task force to meet growing challenges

WASHINGTON: US President Joe Biden announced Wednesday that the Department of Defense has established a China task force. “We need to meet the growing challenges posed by China to keep peace and defend our interests in the Indo-Pacific and globally,” Biden told reporters during his first visit as president to the Pentagon. Biden said he… Read More Biden forms China task force to meet growing challenges

China, Asean ministers applaud robust bilateral trade

HANOI: Economic ministers from China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) members on Thursday welcomed the robust growth of their bilateral trade and investment despite the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. At the 19th AEM (Asean Economic Ministers)-MOFCOM (China’s Ministry of Commerce) Consultations held via video link, the ministers regarded the growth as… Read More China, Asean ministers applaud robust bilateral trade

China fires carrier killer missiles ‘in warning to US’

ANKARA: China and the US have witnessed a rare confrontation in the contested South China Sea as the Chinese army fired missiles to warn off US forces. According to South China Morning Post daily, China’s People’s Liberation Army launched two missiles including an “aircraft-carrier killer” which Beijing reportedly see as ‘a warning’ to the US… Read More China fires carrier killer missiles ‘in warning to US’

China slams ‘unprecedented’ US move on Houston consulate

ANKARA: China on Wednesday slammed the US for asking Beijing to close its consulate in Houston in the state of Texas. Accusing the US of “unilateral political provocation,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said that the US push to have the Houston consulate closed was “a grave violation of international law and basic norms… Read More China slams ‘unprecedented’ US move on Houston consulate

UK suspends extradition treaty with Hong Kong

LONDON: The British government on Monday suspended its extradition treaty with Hong Kong in the wake of China imposing a controversial and sweeping security law on the semi-autonomous region. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab told parliament “we have agreed to suspend the extradition treaty immediately and indefinitely,” describing the move as “a reasonable and proportionate response… Read More UK suspends extradition treaty with Hong Kong