China’s Pacific tour spurs hopes and fears in tiny island nations | Business and Economy News

At a carefully choreographed press conference in the Solomon Islands capital of Honiara, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi made a promise that will be bookmarked by diplomats and analysts in capitals around the world. Beijing, he said, had “no intention” of building a military base in the Pacific nation. A month after China and the … Read more

China’s Pacific tour sparks hopes, fears in tiny island nations | Business and Economy News

At a carefully choreographed press conference in the Solomon Islands capital of Honiara, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi made a promise that will be bookmarked by diplomats and analysts in capitals around the world. Beijing, he said, had “no intention” of building a military base in the Pacific nation. A month after China and the … Read more

At Tokyo summit, Quad offers ‘tangible benefits’ to counter China | News

The leaders of the United States, Japan, India and Australia have launched a maritime initiative to combat illegal fishing and pledged to invest more than $ 50bn in developing infrastructure in the Indo-Pacific as part of their efforts to counter China’s growing influence in the region. . The pledges were announced on Tuesday after the … Read more

What will the UN see as it finally visits China’s Xinjiang? | Uighur News

Michelle Bachelet, the United Nations high commissioner for human rights, is finally in China and traveling to Xinjiang nearly four years after first announcing her intention to visit the country amid concerns of serious human rights abuses in the northwestern region. Xinjiang is home to the Uighurs, a predominantly Muslim Turkic people who differ in … Read more

What will the UN see as it finally visits China’s Xinjiang? | Uighur News

Michelle Bachelet, the United Nations high commissioner for human rights, is finally in China and traveling to Xinjiang nearly four years after first announcing her intention to visit the country amid concerns of serious human rights abuses in the northwestern region. Xinjiang is home to the Uighurs, a predominantly Muslim Turkic people who differ in … Read more

Biden: Leaders navigating ‘dark hour’ after Ukraine invasion

TOKYO (AP) – President Joe Biden told fellow Indo-Pacific leaders assembled for a four-country summit Tuesday that they were navigating “a dark hour in our shared history” due to Russia’s brutal war on Ukraine and he urged the group to make greater effort to stop Vladimir Putin’s aggression. “This is more than just a European … Read more

North Korea reports more fevers as Kim claims virus progress

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – North Korea said Saturday it found nearly 220,000 more people with feverish symptoms, even as leader Kim Jong Un claimed progress in slowing a largely undiagnosed spread of COVID-19 across his unvaccinated populace and hinted at easing virus restrictions. to nurse a decaying economy. The outbreak has caused concern about … Read more