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China Calls on India to Honour Pledge, Return Missing Soldier

China Calls on India to Honour Pledge, Return Missing Soldier

BEIJING – The Chinese military has said it hopes India will honour its promise to quickly repatriate a Chinese soldier found lost along their mountainous border where the parties have been locked in a tense standoff. The Chinese Defense Ministry released a statement on Monday saying the soldier helped herders …

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China Joins WHO-Backed Covid-19 Vaccine Program Rejected By Trump

China joins WHO-backed COVID vaccine program rejected by Trump

BEIJING – China has joined a global Covid-19 vaccine distribution program backed by the World Health Organization (WHO), it said on Friday, giving a significant boost to a rejected initiative by US President Donald Trump. Beijing’s latest attempt to join the global fight against the coronavirus follows criticism over its …

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South Korea, China Agree to Extend Currency Swap Deal

S. Korea, China agree to extend currency swap deal

SEOUL, South Korea – South Korea and China have agreed to extend their bilateral currency exchange deal, the Bank of Korea (BOK) said on Thursday, intending to help ease a potential liquidity crunch amid the new outbreak of coronavirus. In 2017, the BOK and the People’s Bank of China extended …

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China Donates $1 Million Worth of Medical Supplies to Afghanistan

China donates $1M worth of medical supplies to afghanistan

KABUL – China has donated 1-million-dollar worth of medical supplies to Afghanistan’s Ministry of Public Health (MoPH). The medical consignment includes about 40,000 coronavirus identification kits, 20,000 pairs of protective clothing, two PCR devices, and two RNA extraction devices. Second Vice President Sarwar Danish thanked China for handing over the …

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China Urges the U.S. to Drop the ‘Cold War’ Mentality

China urges U.S. to drop 'Cold War' mentality

TOKYO – China said Wednesday that the United States should end its unprovoked attacks and accusations against China, accusing U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo of maliciously creating a political confrontation and sullying Beijing. Pompeo visited Japan on Tuesday and called for deeper cooperation with Australia, India and Japan to …

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US Envoy Urges China to Join Russia, US in Arms Talks

US envoy urges China to join Russia, US in arms talks

GENEVA – The United States shares international concerns over a nuclear arms race and wants China to come to the negotiating table with the United States and Russia, Washington’s ambassador told the United Nations disarmament Conference on Thursday in Geneva. Ambassador Robert Wood spoke with journalists during a virtual press …

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