China strategy is about rules-based order, not ‘new Cold War,’ Blinken says

China strategy is about rules-based order, not ‘new Cold War,’ Blinken says

Blinken calls China the most serious challenge to global order In response, China says both stand to gain from cooperation WASHINGTON, May 26 (Reuters) – The United States will not block China from growing its economy, but wants it to adhere to international rules, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Thursday in a long-awaited … Read more

‘Stop playing’ with Russia, end war: Zelenskiy tells West

Ukraine president critical of EU, urges tougher sanctions ‘Stop playing’ with Russia, end ‘senseless war’ – Zelenskiy EU summit could see division on sanctions Ukraine armed forces chief calls for more weapons Russia warns West against giving long-range arms KYIV, May 27 (Reuters) – President Volodymyr Zelenskiy urged the West to stop playing around with … Read more

EXPLAINER: What’s at stake for China on South Pacific visit?

BEIJING (AP) – China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi is visiting the South Pacific with a 20-person delegation this week in a display of Beijing’s growing military and diplomatic presence in the region. The US has traditionally been the area’s major power, but China has been pursuing inroads, particularly with the Solomon Islands, a nation less … Read more

Alibaba shelves guidance due to COVID risks; resilient Q4 lifts stock

The logo of Alibaba Group is seen at its office in Beijing, China January 5, 2021. REUTERS / Thomas Peter Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Q4 adjusted profit 7.95 yuan / share vs estimate 7.31 yuan / share Q4 revenue up 9% to 204.05 bln yuan vs estimate 199.25 bln yuan … Read more

Exclusive: US and Ukraine discuss danger of escalation as new arms extend Kyiv’s reach

WASHINGTON, May 26 (Reuters) – As the United States and its allies provide Ukraine with increasingly sophisticated arms, Washington has held discussions with Kyiv about the danger of escalation if it strikes deep inside Russia, US and diplomatic officials tell Reuters. The behind-the-scenes discussions, which are highly sensitive and have not been previously reported, do … Read more

Crypto is dead. Long live crypto

A version of this story first appeared in CNN Business’ Before the Bell newsletter. Not a subscriber? You can sign up right here. You can listen to an audio version of the newsletter by clicking the same link. London CNN Business – The deepening chasm between the crypto evangelists and naysayers may never have been … Read more

More support for Rohingya on Bangladesh island: UN refugee chief | News

Bangladesh plans to relocate around 100,000 Rohingya refugees to the previously uninhabited, flood-prone Bhashan Char. The UN refugee agency chief has agreed to boost support to Rohingya refugees relocated to a remote and flood-prone island in Bangladesh, despite concerns people were moved there against their will. Speaking to reporters in Dhaka on Wednesday, UN High … Read more

China, Australia vie for Pacific influence with dueling visits

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi poses for a picture prior to meeting US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Rome, Italy October 31, 2021. Tiziana Fabi / Pool via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SYDNEY, May 26 (Reuters) – China and Australia launched … Read more

Crypto is dead. Long live crypto

A version of this story first appeared in CNN Business’ Before the Bell newsletter. Not a subscriber? You can sign up right here. You can listen to an audio version of the newsletter by clicking the same link. London CNN Business – The deepening chasm between the crypto evangelists and naysayers may never have been … Read more

China zero-Covid: 100,000 officials attend emergency State Council meeting to revive economy

Hong Kong CNN Business – China’s cabinet held an emergency meeting with more than 100,000 participants on Wednesday, according to state media, as top leaders urged new measures to stabilize an economy battered by the country’s stringent Covid-19 restrictions. The unexpected video teleconference by the State Council was attended by officials across provincial, city and … Read more