In contrast, in their coverage of similar riots in America, US media&politicians strongly condemned violent protesters in their own country. It was no longer reported as "a beautiful sight to behold," to paraphrase Nancy Pelosi
Secretary Antony Blinken:I spoke with People's Republic of China State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi. I underscored the need to preserve Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity
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Secretary of State Tony Blinken spoke with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi about developments in North Korea and "Russia's aggression against Ukraine," according to a very brief readout from the State Department
Earthquake of magnitude 4.6 - Southern Qinghai, China
Beijing on Monday denied Australian allegations that a Chinese naval vessel shone a laser at one of the country's surveillance aircraft in an incident that Prime Minister Scott Morrison termed an "act of intimidation"
Chinese FM said @NATO is a Cold War relic and should be disbanded. Complex but consistent position
At the Munich Security Conference Chinese foreign minister says no country should be obsessed with turning back wheel of history re Putin's historic revisionism over "historic Russia"
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A Chinese navy vessel aimed a military-grade laser at an RAAF P8 Poseidon aircraft as it cruised through Australia's Exclusive Economic Zone, the Ministry of Defense says
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China's foreign minister Wang Yi tells MSC2022 that the sovereignty, independence & territorial integrity of every country should be safeguarded. "Ukraine is no exception," he says
Taiwan Ministry of Defense:4 PLA J-16 entered #Taiwan's southwest ADIZ on February 18, 2022
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Minister Wu is crystal clear in his interview with @debiedwarditv. Taiwan is a front-line state in the battle against authoritarianism, & democracies must fiercely defend their way of life as China & Russia strive to expand influence
The third "Huo-Yan" （fire eye）nucleic acid test laboratory arrives in Hong Kong on Thurs, to fight the COVID19 pandemic in the city amid case surge, Chinese genomics firm BGI Group confirmed. The 2nd Huo-Yan lab arrived on Wed and 1st lab was put into operation on Tues
Earthquake of magnitude 4.6 - Xinjiang-Qinghai border region, China
Taiwan Ministry of Defense:One PLA Y-8 EW entered #Taiwan's southwest ADIZ on February 17, 2022
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These aggressive remarks by a spokesperson from China's MOFA during today's briefing are quite telling--an indication that China is further backing up Russia's rhetoric over Ukraine
Taiwan Ministry of Defense:3 PLA aircraft (Y-8 ELINT, Y-8 EW and KA-28 ASW) entered #Taiwan's southwest ADIZ on February 16, 2022
Taiwan Ministry of Defense:2 PLA aircraft (Y-8 ASW and J-16) entered #Taiwan's southwest ADIZ on February 14, 2022
Taiwan Ministry of Defense:5 PLA aircraft (Y-8 ASW, J-11 and J-16*3) entered #Taiwan's southwest ADIZ on February 12, 2022
Possible Russia invasion of Ukraine - "I do want to be clear" per @JakeSullivan46 "It could begin during the olympics despite a lot of speculation that it would only happen after"
A Ukrainian skeleton athlete flashed a small sign that read " No War in Ukraine " to the cameras as he finished a run at the Beijing Olympics on Friday night, a plea for peace at a time of rising tensions - @AP
Taiwan Ministry of Defense:2 PLA aircrafts (J-16*2) entered #Taiwan's southwest ADIZ on February 11, 2022
Zhenro Properties shares and dollar bonds plunge a record 81% in Hong Kong, with traders citing concern that the Chinese builder won't redeem a $200 million bond next month as planned
Asked by reporters if confrontation with China in the Indo-Pacific was inevitable, Blinken replied "nothing is inevitable". "Having said that, I think we share concerns that in recent years China has been acting more aggressively at home and more aggressively in the region
Foreign ministers of the so-called Quad, the informal grouping of the four countries, vowed to work on humanitarian relief, terrorism, cyber and maritime security and global supply chain challenges
In a meeting among its foreign ministers, US, Australia, Japan and India on Friday pledged to deepen cooperation to ensure the Indo-Pacific region was free from "coercion", a thinly-veiled swipe at China's growing economic and military expansion
.@SecBlinken, speaking alongside Australian PM Morrison & Quad counterparts, says he does not believe confrontation with China in Indo-Pacific is inevitable but notes "China has been acting more repressively at home and more aggressively in the region & indeed potentially beyond"
Taiwan Ministry of Defense:11 PLA aircraft (Y-8 EW, Y-8 RECCE, Y-8 ASW and J-16*8) entered #Taiwan's southwest ADIZ on February 10, 2022
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In response, a Hong Kong gov't spokesperson said: "the freedoms of the press and speech must comply with the restrictions of the law for reasons including protection of national security
Lithuania's top diplomat called on the world to stand up to China and Russia's alleged human rights violations during a visit to Australia, while acknowledging there would be a 'cost' to taking such actions.
Taiwan Ministry of Defense:5 PLA aircraft (Y-8 EW, Y-8 ELINT, Y-8 ASW and J-16*2) entered #Taiwan's southwest ADIZ on February 9, 2022