Pelosi heads to South Korea, where president won’t meet her after her trip to Taiwan

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi departed Taiwan Wednesday after her controversial visit that infuriated the Chinese government – only to have the geopolitical tensions follow her to South Korea. Pelosi and her congressional delegation’s next stop is Seoul, where she will meet her South Korean counterpart, National Assembly Speaker Kim Jin-pyo and other ruling party members … Read more

Shaun White holds Nina Dobrev close out in New York City after announcing his retirement

Shaun White looks thrilled to be newly retired as he smiles while holding girlfriend Nina Dobrev… after not medaling in the 2022 Winter Olympics By Janelle Ash For Dailymail.Com Published: 18:06 GMT, 16 February 2022 | Updated: 19:07 GMT, 16 February 2022 Shaun White is keeping his girlfriend Nina Dobrev close after announcing his retirement … Read more

Five female Olympic ski jumpers are disqualified for suits that are ‘too baggy’ in chaotic final

The International Ski Federation (FIS) has come under fire after five female ski jumpers were disqualified from the first mixed team event at the Beijing Olympics for wearing jumpsuits that are ‘too baggy’ in a chaotic final. The suits were inspected during the competition and the FIS said five competitors were disqualified because their suits … Read more

Giant panda Meng Lan breaks out of his enclosure in front of visitors at Beijing Zoo [Video]

Panda-monium: Giant panda Meng Lan breaks out of his enclosure in front of visitors at Beijing Zoo Meng Lan was born in July 2015 at Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Base, China He was transferred in September 2017 after the breeding centre mistreated him Zookeepers lured six-year-old Meng Lan back to his enclosure using food By … Read more

Beijing has more billionaires than any city in the world after bouncing back quickly from Covid-19

Beijing has more billionaires than any other city in the world after bouncing back quickly from Covid-19, according to the Forbes’ 2021 World’s Billionaires List. With 100 billionaires on the annual list, China‘s capital narrowly beat New York City‘s 99 entrants, which has previously held the top spot for seven years running. Since the list … Read more

Beijing muscles in on the South China Sea filling it with hundreds of boats in an act of aggression

China has filled the disputed South China Sea with more than 200 boats lashed together in rows in an act of aggression designed to ‘squeeze out’ other countries in Asia, experts warn.  Beijing have claimed the Chinese vessels, first spotted earlier this month off the coast of the Philippines, are merely fishing boats sheltering from … Read more

BBC’s long-serving China correspondent flees Beijing ‘in a hurry’

The BBC’s long-serving China correspondent has fled to Taiwan after facing threats of legal action, obstruction and intimidation from Chinese authorities. John Sudworth said he and his family ‘left in a hurry’ on March 23 after being under surveillance – and were ‘followed by plainclothes police all the way to the airport’. China’s foreign ministry said … Read more

China brings in new rules ensuring only ‘patriots’ loyal to Beijing can govern Hong Kong

China brings in new rules ensuring only ‘patriots’ loyal to Beijing can govern Hong Kong as it crushes democracy and dissent Beijing has increasingly tightened grip on HK since national security law in June Communists claimed latest overhaul gets rid of ‘loopholes and deficiencies’  Slashed number of directly elected parliamentarians and cut size of the … Read more

US ‘deliberately let China eavesdrop on a call to Dominic Raab to send message to Beijing’

US ‘deliberately let China eavesdrop on a call to Dominic Raab to send a message to the Communist Party in Beijing’ Call was used to suggest coronavirus leaked from Wuhan Institute of Virology Washington source said Mr Raab had been ‘very supportive’ during phone call Source said: ‘We did it on an open phone to … Read more

Farage takes aim at pub passports, Carrie’s power and the Johnson family’s backing for Beijing

Meet Nigel Farage 2.0: a healthy-looking figure, sipping mineral water in a Knightsbridge hotel as he announces that he is transitioning from polarising Brexit insurgent to hug-a-husky green activist. The former Ukip leader is regenerating, Doctor Who-style, into a paid expert on ‘carbon-offset’ – the planting of trees to mitigate the environmental impact of big … Read more