Warnings about an imminent Chinese invasion of Taiwan are overblown

China’s posture toward Taiwan has grown markedly more belligerent in recent years. Nonetheless, there are many good reasons to be skeptical about warnings of a near-term or even medium-term invasion of Taiwan by Beijing. See more stories on Insider’s business page. The top US military commander for the Asia-Pacific region, Adm. Philip Davidson, raised eyebrows […]

China’s foreign ministry took a victory lap after the BBC moved its correspondent out of the country, claiming he was ‘smearing’ them

China said the BBC correspondent who left the country wrote “fake news with ideological prejudice.” John Sudworth had examined the origins of COVID-19 and China’s treatment of Uyghurs. The BBC said Sudworth’s work “exposed truths” that China “did not want the world to know.” See more stories on Insider’s business page. China took a victory lap […]

Hong Kong court finds 7 democrats guilty of unlawful assembly for 2019 protests

A Hong Kong court found seven prominent democrats guilty of unauthorized assembly charges, including 82-year-old barrister Martin Lee and media tycoon Jimmy Lai, 72, the latest blow to the city’s beleaguered democracy movement. Lee, who helped launch the city’s largest opposition Democratic Party in the 1990s and is often called the former British colony’s “father […]