Russia says ceasefire in Ukraine will not achieve Moscow’s goals

March 31 (Reuters) – Russia said on Friday that a ceasefire in Ukraine would not allow it to achieve the goals of its “special military operation” at this time. The Kremlin was reacting after Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko – Russia’s closest ally – called for an immediate ceasefire, without preconditions, and for Moscow and Kyiv … Read more

China calls US debt trap accusation ‘irresponsible’

BEIJING/WASHINGTON, March 30 (Reuters) – China on Thursday called U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen’s remarks “irresponsible” and “unreasonable” on Thursday after Yellen said Beijing’s lending activities left developing countries “prisoners of debt”. Yellen said Wednesday that she was concerned about some of China’s activities around the world, particularly its lending to developing countries. She told … Read more

Japan to restrict exports of chipmaking equipment as it aligns with US restrictions in China

TOKYO, March 31 (Reuters) – The Japanese government on Friday announced plans to restrict exports of 23 types of semiconductor manufacturing equipment, aligning its trade controls on the technology with U.S. pressure to limit the ability of China to manufacture advanced chips. The trade and industry minister said in a press release that he would … Read more

North Korea executes people for South Korean videos and drugs – report

SEOUL, March 30 (Reuters) – North Korea is executing people for drug trafficking, South Korean media sharing and religious activities as it stifles the human rights and freedoms of its citizens, its citizens said on Thursday. its rival, South Korea, in a report. South Korea’s Unification Ministry, which handles inter-Korean affairs, based the 450-page report … Read more

China seeks to woo foreign companies as tensions with the West rise

Premier Li says China is open for business Post-pandemic economic recovery is taking hold, Li says Speech at the summit latest charm offensive on companies But trade friction, geopolitical outlook darkens BOAO, China, March 30 (Reuters) – Chinese Premier Li Qiang said on Thursday he was committed to opening up and reforming the world’s second-largest … Read more

Honduras’ Castro to visit China after severing ties with Taiwan

TEGUCIGALPA, March 29 (Reuters) – Honduran President Xiomara Castro will visit China “soon”, the Honduran Foreign Ministry announced on Twitter on Wednesday, without giving a date for the trip. The announcement came days after China established diplomatic ties with Honduras as the Central American country ended its decades-long relationship with Taiwan. Honduras’ foreign minister visited … Read more

Republican Senator Rand Paul opposes TikTok ban push in Congress

WASHINGTON, March 29 (Reuters) – Republican Senator Rand Paul on Wednesday opposed congressional efforts to ban the popular Chinese social media app TikTok, which is used by more than 150 million Americans. A small but growing number of Democrats and Republicans have raised concerns, citing free speech and other issues and opposing legislation targeting TikTok … Read more

China threatens retaliation if US House speaker meets Taiwan president

BEIJING/TAIPEI, March 29 (Reuters) – China threatened to retaliate on Wednesday if Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Kevin McCarthy meets Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen during her planned transit by the United States next month, saying such a move would be a “provocation.” . China, which claims democratically-ruled Taiwan as its own territory, has … Read more

North Korea unveils new nuclear warheads as US air carrier arrives in South

SEOUL/BUSAN, March 28 (Reuters) – North Korea has unveiled new, smaller nuclear warheads and pledged to produce more weapons-grade nuclear material to expand the country’s arsenal, state media said on Tuesday. KCNA, as an American aircraft carrier arrived in South Korea. for military exercises. KCNA released photos of the warheads, dubbed Hwasan-31, as leader Kim … Read more

‘We’re all Chinese,’ ex-Taiwan president says on visit to China

NANJING, China, March 28 (Reuters) – People on both sides of the Taiwan Strait are of Chinese ethnicity and share the same ancestor, former Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou said on Tuesday at the start of a a historic visit to China, which the ruling party in Taiwan criticized. Ma, in office from 2008 to 2016, … Read more