New report slams China for 'systematic' oppression against Uyghurs
Human Rights Watch has urged the United Nations to take necessary steps to address what it calls China's crimes against humanity targeting Uyghur Muslims and other Turkic minorities in the Xinjiang region.
Germany and France agree on climate cooperation with China
Chancellor Angela Merkel has spoken to the presidents of China and France, agreeing to greater cooperation on climate change. Meanwhile, US climate envoy John Kerry met his counterpart in China.
White House on Australia scrapping Belt and Road initiative with China
Asked about US involvement in a move by the Australian government to scrap a state's deal to join China's Belt and Road Initiative, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki says, "how we can work together as a global community and in a coordinated fashion as it relates to China is part of nearly every discussion the President has with a European partner or country in the region."
US 'falling behind' China on renewable energy investment, says Blinken
The United States is "falling behind" China in their competition to lead the world in the field of renewable energy, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken says during a speech in Annapolis, Maryland.
US envoy John Kerry starts climate talks in China
Diplomats are discussing China-US cooperation on climate measures. The talks come ahead of a virtual summit of world leaders later this month.
'Happy gymnastics': Hints of change at China's world champion school
Under the twin emblems of the Chinese flag and the Olympic rings, two tiny boys dangle from the high bar in a cavernous gymnasium -- the cradle of China's elite gymnasts. They are among the latest recruits to China's notoriously demanding state sports system, which has attracted legions of critics but has also made it one of the successful Olympic nations. Despite the tough nature of the drills, officials say the focus is now more on fun -- "happy gymnastics" -- than the medal-obsessed ways of old.
US climate envoy John Kerry travels to China
The former secretary of state will travel to China for climate talks as world powers look for ways to follow their pledges under the 2015 Paris accord. A UN summit takes place in Glasgow, Scotland, later this year.
Japan seeks German help to counter China's clout in Indo-Pacific
This week's "two-plus-two" meeting of ministers could the stage for closer cooperation on regional security. However, Germany needs to balance its interests between China and Japan.
China tells US 'not to play with fire' over Taiwan
Beijing's complaint comes as regional tensions grow and the US strengthens ties with Taiwan, a self-ruled island that China continues to claim.