China’s Hong Kong law a ‘flagrant breach,’ global leaders say

China’s Hong Kong law a ‘flagrant breach,’ global leaders say

WASHINGTON (Reuters) — Nearly 200 political figures from around the world on Saturday decried Beijing’s proposed national security laws for Hong Kong, including 17 U.S. Congress members, as international tensions grow over the proposal to set up Chinese...
Privacy in a pandemic? Contact-tracing apps gain global popularity

Privacy in a pandemic? Contact-tracing apps gain global popularity

TOKYO — Governments are trying to strike a delicate balance between public safety and privacy in an attempt to convince citizens to embrace contract-tracing apps, which have gained popularity as a tool for stopping the spread of the novel coronavirus. More than...
China turns aggressive on global stage ahead of Congress

China turns aggressive on global stage ahead of Congress

BEIJING — China is straining its relations with the rest of the world, taking a hardline stance against countries questioning its role in the spread of the new coronavirus and ratcheting up tensions in the South China and East China seas. The aggressive posture...
Xi praises WHO and says vaccine will be a ‘global public good’

Xi praises WHO and says vaccine will be a ‘global public good’

SHANGHAI/TOKYO — Chinese President Xi Jinping painted his country as a global leader at the World Health Organization’s annual meeting Monday, calling for international cooperation against the new coronavirus, pledging $2 billion toward this end, and...
Xi praises WHO and says vaccine will be a ‘global public good’

Xi praises WHO and says vaccine will be made global public good

SHANGHAI/TOKYO — In an address to the annual meeting of the World Health Organization, Chinese President Xi Jinping sought to project his country as a global leader, calling for international cooperation against the new coronavirus, pledging $2 billion to fight...