Beijing hospital fire kills at least 21 people

CNN  —  At least 21 people have died after a fire broke out in Changfeng Hospital in China’s capital Beijing, state media CCTV reported on Tuesday. “As of 6pm local (6am EST), 21 people have unfortunately died,” CCTV said. Additionally, 71 hospital patients were evacuated. The fire, reported at around 1 p.m. local time (1 […]

China resorts to extraordinary measures to soothe entrepreneurs amid deep retreat of private business

Hong Kong CNN  —  After years of regulatory crackdowns and draconian Covid curbs, private entrepreneurs in China are low on enthusiasm. The Chinese government is resorting to surprising measures to restore their confidence, but the campaign has inspired more nervousness than optimism. The province of Hainan, an island that Beijing plans to turn into the […]

US ‘disappointed’ by Chinese court’s decision to uphold death sentence for American citizen

CNN  —  The US State Department said Thursday it is “disappointed” by a Chinese court’s decision to uphold the death sentence for American citizen Mark Swidan and called for his immediate release. “Today the People’s Republic of China’s Jiangmen Intermediate Court denied wrongfully detained US national Mark Swidan’s appeal, and upheld his death penalty with […]

China sanctions Reagan library, Hudson Institute for hosting Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen

CNN  —  China has slapped sanctions on two American organizations that hosted Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen during her recent travel in the United States, which Beijing had fiercely condemned. China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced Friday the Washington-headquartered think tank Hudson Institute and the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in California would be banned from any […]

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