(NEW YORK) -- Amnesty International on Thursday officially branded China’s actions against its Turkic Muslim population as “crimes against humanity.” “Muslims living in Xinjiang may be the most closely surveyed population in the world,” Jonathan Loeb, senior crisis adviser with Amnesty International, told reporters. In conjunction... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- President Joe Biden on Wednesday said he is asking his intelligence community to "redouble their efforts" and submit another report to him within 90 days on the origins of COVID-19, including "specific questions for China." Biden said he received an initial report he... Read More.
(NEW YORK) — Bitcoin, Ethereum and other major cryptocurrencies plummeted on Wednesday in a selloff linked to fears of a crackdown from regulators in China and ongoing fallout from Tesla's surprise reversal on digital currencies. Bitcoin shed nearly 30% of its value at one point... Read More.
(BEILIU CITY, China) -- A knife-wielding man broke into a school in southern China on Wednesday and killing two children and wounding 16 others, according to local authorities. A man with the last name of Zeng, 24, began the attack around 2 p.m. at the... Read More.
(LONDON) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping will attend a U.S.-led climate change summit this week at the invitation of President Joe Biden. Biden has invited 40 world leaders to participate in the Leaders Summit on Climate, which will be held virtually on Thursday and Friday.... Read More.
By KARSON YIU, ABC News (HONG KONG) -- Calls of boycott and anger have erupted in China against Nike and Swedish clothing giant H&M after Chinese netizens unearthed old statements from the brands taking a stand against cotton sourced from the northwestern Chinese... Read More.
By JOOHEE CHO, ABC News (SEOUL, South Korea) -- The U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken urged China to use its influence and “unique relationship” with North Korea to push the communist state to give up its nuclear program.“Beijing has an... Read More.
By BRITT CLENNETT, ABC News (HONG KONG) -- China’s parliament has endorsed electoral reforms that pave the way for Hong Kong's biggest shake-up since the former British colony was handed back to Chinese rule in 1997.As expected, the “patriots governing Hong... Read More.
(LOS ANGELES) -- In 2019, Avengers: Endgame bested Avatar's 10-year-old record as the highest-grossing movie of all time -- but Avengers' high water mark might soon be ranked second to James Cameron's sci-fi film. The Marvel Studios film made more than $2.797 billion at the global box office... Read More.
By BRITT CLENNETT, ABC News (BEIJING) -- Beijing is poised to block any remaining avenues for the Hong Kong pro-democracy movement, leaving the opposition with no way to attain elected office in the Chinese territory.China's decision-makers are expected to grant Beijing... Read More.
By CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Earth's invasion of Mars has officially kicked off as the United Arab Emirates' Hope probe entered the red planet's orbit Tuesday.China's Tianwen-1 mission is not far behind, expected to enter Mars' orbit... Read More.
By CONOR FINNEGAN, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- Linda Thomas-Greenfield, President Joe Biden's nominee to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, faces her Senate confirmation hearing Wednesday, vowing to bring back "genuine, old-fashioned, people-to-people diplomacy," according to her prepared remarks obtained by ABC... Read More.