China’s Xi Jinping did not ask to meet Zelensky despite summit with ‘dear friend’ Putin

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said he has not received any offer to meet with Xi Jinping following the Chinese President’s visit to Moscow to hold talks with Vladimir Putin. Speaking to Japanese newspaper The Yomiuri Shimbun Mr Zelensky said he “gave straight messages that I want to speak with the leader of China” via … Read more

Russian launches drone strike in Kyiv as China’s Xi Jinping leaves Moscow – National

Russia launched a swarm of drones into Ukraine overnight, killing at least four people near Kyiv in a display of force as China’s President Xi Jinping left Moscow with promises of friendship but little public mention of the war. Sirens blared across the capital and swathes of northern Ukraine and the military said it had … Read more

Japan’s leader lands in Ukraine as China’s Xi meets with Russia’s Putin – National

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida arrived in Kyiv for a surprise visit Tuesday, hours after Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in neighboring Russia on a three-day trip. Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine will be in the spotlight at both meetings. Footage shown on Japanese national broadcaster NHK showed Kishida walking on the platform of Kyiv Central … Read more

China’s Xi Jinping lands in Moscow as Russia’s Vladimir Putin wages Ukraine war – National

Chinese leader Xi Jinping arrived in Moscow on Monday on a three-day visit that shows off Beijing’s new diplomatic swagger and offers a welcome political lift for Russian President Vladimir Putin as the fighting in Ukraine slows to a grinding war of attrition. China and Russia have described Xi’s trip as part of efforts to … Read more

China’s Xi Jinping to visit Russia’s Vladimir Putin as Beijing seeks bigger global role – National

Chinese President Xi Jinping plans to visit Russia from Monday to Wednesday, an apparent show of support for Russian President Vladimir Putin amid sharpening East-West tensions over the war in Ukraine and the latest sign of Beijing’s emboldened diplomatic ambitions. Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine is expected to dominate Putin and Xi’s discussions. China has … Read more

TikTok ban should be extended, expert says, as Tory MP warns of China’s ‘surveillance and control’

A Government ban on TikTok should be extended, senior Tories and experts have warned, over fears the app could be used for surveillance. Cabinet Office minister Oliver Dowden today introduced a ban on Government employees downloading the video-sharing app onto their work phones “with immediate effect”, but it won’t not apply to civil servants’ personal … Read more

China’s Didi plans expansion after Beijing’s crackdown ends

A logo for Chinese ride-hailing platform Didi is illuminated outside company headquarters on Jan. 21, 2022 in Hangzhou, China. Shen Longquan | Visual China Group | Getty Images Didi is planning to expand this year, the company said Thursday, as the regulatory crackdown on the Chinese ride-hailing giant eases. The Beijing-headquartered company said in an … Read more

New rules explained as China’s borders open to foreign travellers

China is reopening to foreign holidaymakers after three years of border restrictions. The country that retreated from its long-standing zero-Covid policy in December and declared victory over the virus in February. As of Wednesday 15 March, it is now issuing visas for international tourists, the Chinese Government has announced. Tens of millions of international travellers … Read more

China’s Xi Jinping attempts a complex balancing act between the EU and Russia in diplomatic blitz

China is on a “diplomatic high” as it seeks to become the “honest broker” of peace in Ukraine, an expert has said, amid reports President Xi Jinping is set to undertake a diplomatic blitz, meeting leaders of Russia, Ukraine and the US in the coming weeks. China’s president is expected to visit Russian President Vladimir … Read more