Taiwan invites U.S. journalists expelled by China

Taiwan Foreign Minister Joseph Wu extended a personal invitation on Saturday for three major U.S. newspapers to station on the island their China-based journalists whose expulsion Beijing has announced. China said on March 18 it was revoking the press accreditations of all American journalists in the China bureaus of the New York Times, Wall Street… Read More Taiwan invites U.S. journalists expelled by China

Alphabet Inc to donate over $800million to aid fight against coronavirus

Alphabet Inc will donate more than $800 million in funds towards producing medical supplies used to fight COVID-19, and in ad credits to government and health organizations and businesses, Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai said on Friday. The company is working with Magid Glove and Safety to produce 2 million to 3 million face masks,… Read More Alphabet Inc to donate over $800million to aid fight against coronavirus

Chinese President Xi Jinping offers U.S. support in fighting coronavirus outbreak

Chinese President Xi Jinping told U.S. President Donald Trump during a phone call on Friday that he would have China’s support in fighting the coronavirus, as the United States faces the prospect of becoming the next global epicentre of the pandemic. The United States now has the most coronavirus cases of any country, with 84,946… Read More Chinese President Xi Jinping offers U.S. support in fighting coronavirus outbreak

Huawei launches P40 series smartphones online

China’s Huawei Technologies unveiled its new flagship photography-focused P40 smartphones on Wednesday in an online presentation after the coronavirus scuppered the event it had planned. Richard Yu, chief executive of Huawei’s Consumer Business Group, showed three smartphones in an online broadcast: the P40, P40 Pro and P40 Pro+, which have triple, quad and penta-camera configurations… Read More Huawei launches P40 series smartphones online

North Korea fires short-range ballistic missiles

North Korea fired two projectiles that appeared to be short-range ballistic missiles on Saturday, South Korea’s military said, calling the action “highly inappropriate” given the global coronavirus pandemic. The suspected missiles were fired around 6:45-50 a.m. KST into the sea off the east coast of the Korean peninsula from around Sonchon, North Pyongan province, South… Read More North Korea fires short-range ballistic missiles

China withdraws accreditation of American journalists as dispute with U.S. escalates

China is withdrawing the press credentials of American journalists at three U.S. newspapers, intensifying a bitter fight between the world’s top two economies that has widened to include the coronavirus outbreak and media freedoms. Beijing announced on Wednesday what it said was retaliation against U.S. restrictions on Chinese journalists that includes revoking the accreditations of… Read More China withdraws accreditation of American journalists as dispute with U.S. escalates

U.S. imposes fresh sanctions on Iran, calls for release of detained Americans

The United States imposed fresh sanctions on Iran on Tuesday, keeping up its economic pressure campaign even as it offered to help Tehran cope with the coronavirus pandemic and called on the Islamic Republic to release detained Americans. Iran is considering freeing some U.S. citizens, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said at a news conference… Read More U.S. imposes fresh sanctions on Iran, calls for release of detained Americans