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Microsoft to end LinkedIn in China due to 'challenging' environment

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Microsoft says it's pulling the plug on LinkedIn in China. The decision concludes a seven-year run, at the end of which it became too tough an environment for the networking service to keep operating.


Suicide bomb explosion rips through a Shiite mosque in northern Afghanistan

Saturday, October 09, 2021

Dozens of worshipers in Afghanistan died during Friday prayers, after their mosque was targeted by an Islamic State suicide bomber.


Dozens of people have been killed in a mosque explosion in Afghanistan

Friday, October 08, 2021

Officials say the blast happened during Friday prayers in the northern Kunduz province. No group has yet claimed responsibility.


Is China a threat or an opportunity? Depends which Americans you ask

Friday, October 08, 2021

Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, Midwestern farmers and Wall Street investors all see China as a business opportunity. Yet in Washington, China is first and foremost a security threat.


U.S.-Pakistan relations are at a crossroads

Thursday, October 07, 2021

With the U.S. out of Afghanistan and the Taliban in charge, Pakistan hopes its ties with Washington can shift in a new direction. But for now, relations will be driven by anti-terrorism.


A look at Afghanistan 1 month into Taliban control

Friday, October 01, 2021

A month into the Taliban taking control over Afghanistan, how are they intending to run the country? And what has their take-over meant for women, the economy or economic security?


Afghanistan's Economy Has Worsened Since The Taliban Took Power

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Afghanistan's struggling economy is teetering on the brink of collapse more than a month after the Taliban seized power, with salaries going unpaid and families tightening their belts to survive.


United States, United Kingdom And Australia To Form New Security Alliance

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

President Biden has announced a new security partnership between the U.S., U.K. and Australia focused on the Indo-Pacific region. It includes the sharing of nuclear submarine technology to Australia.


Biden And Xi Jinping Speak For The 1st Time In Months Amid Fraying U.S.-China Ties

Thursday, September 09, 2021

In only their second call since Biden took office, the two leaders spoke about "the responsibility of both nations to ensure competition does not veer into conflict," according to the White House.


This Historic California Town Is A Living Legacy To The Chinese Immigrant Experience

Thursday, September 09, 2021

In the California Delta, there's a tiny town that was built by Chinese immigrants a century ago. It stands today as a memorial to the hardships they endured.


Chinese Actress Disappears From Social Media As China Cracks Down On Influencers

Thursday, September 02, 2021

Movie star Zhao Wei, also known as Vicki Zhao, has seen her work disappear from the internet as the country continues to tighten restrictions on figures with a lot of social influence.


Here's What A Taliban-Controlled Afghanistan May Mean For China

Monday, August 23, 2021

What Beijing has offered the Taliban so far is an open hand and a hint of legitimacy. Taliban leaders have pledged to leave Chinese interests alone and not to harbor anti-China extremist groups.


U.S. Evacuations In Afghanistan Evoke Memories Of Saigon's Fall

Friday, August 20, 2021

For some Vietnamese-Americans, the news out of Afghanistan has brought back memories of the fall of Saigon in 1975, when South Vietnam's capital was overrun by Communist forces.


China's New U.S. Ambassador Pioneered The Foreign Ministry's Brash Tone

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Qin Gang brought a tougher style to China's foreign ministry pulpit. Now he is Beijing's man in Washington, inheriting a hard post amid the most fraught relations in years between China and the U.S.


China Issues Counter-Sanctions After U.S. Warned Against Doing Business In Hong Kong

Friday, July 23, 2021

China is imposing fresh counter-sanctions on United States entities just days ahead of a visit by U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman.


Torrential Downpour Continues In China's 'Once-In-5,000-Year Rainstorm'

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Heavy rain continues to fall in China's Henan province, causing the worst flooding in recorded history. So far, the government says 25 people have died and around 100,000 have been evacuated.


Biden Administration Warns Against Doing Business In Hong Kong

Friday, July 16, 2021

President Biden has issued a warning to U.S. companies doing business in Hong Kong that because of China's national security law, the former colony is no longer a safe place for commerce.


Looking Back On 100 Years Of China's Communist Party

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Chinese propaganda paints the U.S. as a big, bad foreign power out to hold China down. This kind of rhetoric is as old as China's Communist Party, as it celebrates its 100th birthday this month.


China Removed Didi From App Stores, Accused The Company Of Violating Security Rules

Monday, July 12, 2021

Just days after Chinese ride-hailing company Didi's $4 billion market debut in June, the Chinese government removed it from app stores and accused the company of violating data security rules.


China's 100-Year-Old Communist Party Has More Members Than Most Countries Have People

Saturday, July 10, 2021

China's ruling Communist Party is now a century old. One of the biggest political parties in the world, it has more members than most countries have people, which poses a challenge for leadership.