Tag: China

Nobel Peace Prize winner says Olympics deserves the award

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TOKYO — The Olympic movement deserves to win the Nobel Peace Prize, former award winner Muhammad Yunus said Monday. ...

Tunisia puts military on vaccination duty as cases soar

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KESRA, Tunisia — Soldiers hold rifles to guard the health center in the traditional Tunisian village of Kesra, while inside, military medics use other...

UNESCO chides Australia over Great Barrier Reef proposal

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BEIJING — The Chinese host of this year's meeting of the U.N, World Heritage Committee on Sunday defended the body's proposal to label the...

Spotlight beckons Caeleb Dressel, swimming’s reluctant star

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For a man tabbed as swimming’s next superstar, Caeleb Dressel couldn’t be more disinterested. Of course, he cares about being fast in the pool....

Japan’s Olympic security balancing act: Few are satisfied

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TOKYO — Struggling businesses forced to temporarily shut down around Olympics venues. Olympic visitors ordered to install invasive apps and allow GPS tracking. Minders...

French Open champion Krejcikova reaches Prague final

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PRAGUE — French Open champion Barbora Krejcikova advanced to the final of the Prague Open by beating Xinyu Wang of China 6-1, 6-2 on...

US warns companies about doing business in Hong Kong

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WASHINGTON — The Biden administration issued a blanket warning Friday to U.S. firms about the risks of doing business in Hong Kong as China...

Pacific Rim leaders agree to step up COVID vaccine sharing

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Leaders of Asian Pacific nations agreed on Friday to step up COVID-19 vaccination sharing efforts as China said it has pledged $3 billion in...

China announces Didi cybersecurity investigation

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BEIJING — The Chinese government on Friday announced a cybersecurity investigation of ride-hailing service Didi, stepping up scrutiny after earlier criticism of its handling...

Vaccine deliveries rising as delta virus variant slams Asia

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JAKARTA, Indonesia — As many Asian countries battle their worst surge of COVID-19 infections, the slow-flow of vaccine doses from around the world is...