North Korea: US moves aircraft carrier strike group near Korea after North’s missile launches, South Korea says

Seoul, South Korea CNN — United States, South Korean and Japanese warships performed a missile defense exercise in the Sea of ​​Japan on Thursday, two days after North Korean sent a ballistic missile over Japan, the US-Indo Pacific Command said in a statement. The two US warships, the guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville and the guided-missile … Read more

Anthony Bourdain’s unrealized dream comes to life

Anthony Bourdain traveled the world, ate everything from silkworm larvae soup in Seoul to seal eyes in Quebec, and broke bread with presidents and prime ministers. But he had one remarkable food dream that was never realized: opening a global market. In 2013, I first met with Singapore food expert KF Seetoh about working together … Read more

China’s default position on Pak terror is block India | Latest News India

The blocking of the US-India joint proposal before the UNSC 1267 committee to designate 26/11 killer Sajid Mir as a global terrorist by China indicates that when it comes to Pakistan-based terrorists targeting India, obstruction is the default position of Beijing without going into the merits or demerits of the submission. Mir was part of … Read more

‘Unequal partnership’ as Xi, Putin meet, says prof

China holds the “dominant position” in its relationship with Russia, and President Xi Jinping is no longer prepared for Moscow to “act as it pleases,” according to one political analyst. “It’s an unequal partnership, and China is in the dominant position in the relationship,” said Matthew Sussex, an associate professor from Griffith University in Australia. … Read more

China’s electric car companies are safe from the U.S. Nvidia chip ban

Nvidia has found success in China by selling automotive chips to the country’s electric car companies. But the US semiconductor giant has been restricted from sending some products to China. So far, electric vehicle makers do not seem to be affected. Budrul Chukrut | Soup Images | lightrocket | Getty Images BEIJING — US restrictions … Read more

Covid: Chinese metropolis of Chengdu locks down 21 million residents

All residents in the capital of Sichuan province in southwest China have been ordered to stay at home from 6 pm Thursday, except for mandatory Covid testing. Mass testing will be rolled out from Thursday to Sunday, the city government said. Households can send one person out for grocery shopping once per day with a … Read more

Xinjiang report: UN report finds China may have committed ‘crimes against humanity’

Hong Kong CNN — China has committed “serious human rights violations” against Uyghur Muslims in its northwestern region of Xinjiang, which may amount to “crimes against humanity” according to a long-awaited report released Wednesday by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. The detailed 45-page report, published just minutes before outgoing commissioner Michelle Bachelet’s … Read more

Solomon Islands suspends all naval visits: US embassy | Military News

Move comes a week after a US Coast Guard vessel was blocked from refueling in the Solomons capital of Honiara. The Solomon Islands has told the United States it is suspending all navy ships from entering its ports. In a statement on Tuesday, the US embassy in the Australian capital, Canberra, said it has “received … Read more

‘Reflecting national attitude’: Indian embassy on Chinese envoy’s Lanka remarks | Latest News India

The Indian embassy in Sri Lanka on Saturday the Chinese ambassador’s recent remarks on the island nation’s northern neighbor may be colored by how his own country behaves. The embassy said the Chinese envoy’s violation of basic diplomatic etiquette may be a personal trait or reflection of a larger national attitude. “We have noted the … Read more

Chinese censors change ending of latest ‘Minions’ movie

Reuters — Censors have altered the ending of the recent animated film “Minions: The Rise of Gru” for its domestic release in China, social media users across the country noticed over the weekend. The editing is yet another example of Chinese authorities editing a popular Hollywood film to make it more politically correct, leading some … Read more