No end in sight to the US-China confrontation
The closure of the US consulate in Chengdu is the latest development that spotlights the rising tensions between Beijing and Washington. Here's an overview of all the points of contention.
Why Chinese investment is stoking anger in Pakistan's Balochistan province
Unfazed by attacks in the western Balochistan province, Islamabad has extended a $350 million (€306 million) worth copper-gold mine contract to a Chinese company. Separatists claim Beijing is exploiting their resources.
Bandits attack Katsina village, abduct head’s daughter, Global coronavirus cases over 9.3million and more
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Coronavirus in Beijing: Lockdown extended citywide as outbreak grows
The Chinese capital recorded 31 new cases Wednesday, as the worst resurgence of COVID-19 in the city since February continues. Many domestic flights in and out of Beijing have been canceled.
Coronavirus latest: Beijing outbreak 'extremely severe' as fears grow over second wave
Long-distance bus services linking Beijing with the rest of China have been suspended after 27 cases were reported in the capital. The resurgence has been traced back to the Xinfadi food market. Follow DW for the latest.
Beijing orders lockdown amid fresh outbreak
Parts of Beijing have been put under lockdown after a fresh cluster of coronavirus infections emerged at a local market. Authorities fear the global implications of a second outbreak in China.
Hong Kong: Tear gas fired as thousands protest new security law
Police have fired tear gas and deployed water cannon and armored trucks as thousands of demonstrators turned out to reject Beijing's latest plan. The protests are the biggest flare-up since Hong Kong's COVID-19 lockdown.
China: Reunification 'inevitable' as Taiwan’s Tsai starts second term in office
Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen won reelection in a landslide using a staunchly pro-independence platform. In response, Beijing has stepped up its rhetoric and military activity.
Coronavirus latest: Reopen borders now, German politicians demand
A group of lawmakers from Angela Merkel's ruling conservative bloc have called for an immediate end to checks at Germany's borders. In China, Beijing residents can now travel, but only if they use a health app.