COP27 summit agrees on landmark climate ‘loss and damage’ fund, but does little to encourage rapid cuts to fossil fuel use | CNN

Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt CNN – Representatives of nearly 200 counties at the COP27 climate summit agreed to establish a “loss and damage” fund to help vulnerable countries cope with climate disasters Sunday morning in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. The entire COP27 agreement, of which the fund is a part, reaffirmed the goal of keeping global warming … Read more

As major powers meet in Asia, the rest of the world is pressed to pick a side | CNN

Editor’s note: A version of this story appeared in CNN’s Middle in China newspaper, a three-times-weekly update exploring what we need to know about the country’s rise and how it affects the world. Sign up here. Hong Kong CNN – world leader Gathering in Phnom Penh This weekend is at a series of international summits … Read more

Hong Kong jails woman for insulting China’s national anthem during Olympic celebration | CNN

Hong Kong CNN – A woman who hoisted a British colonial flag to celebrate Hong Kong claiming Olympic gold has become the first person in the city to be jailed for insulting China’s national anthem. Paula Leung, a 42-year-old online journalist, pleaded guilty to the charges and was sentenced to three months in prison on … Read more

Chinese tech giants’ push into U.S., Europe’s markets sets up potential clash with Amazon

TikTok owner ByteDance has launched a women’s fashion website called If Yooou. Pinduoduo launched an e-commerce site in the US called Temu. The two companies are the latest Chinese tech giants to crack the international e-commerce market dominated by Amazon. Mike Kemp | In pictures | Getty Images Pindudo And TikTok owner ByteDance has launched … Read more

Former Chinese President Hu Jintao unexpectedly led out of Communist Party congress as leader Xi Jinping looks on

Former Chinese President Hu Jintao was unexpectedly kicked out of the closing ceremony on Saturday. Communist Party Congress In a dramatic moment that interrupted the highly choreographed event. State media said late Saturday that Hu was “not feeling well” when he was taken out but had “recovered” after some rest. The frail-looking 79-year-old appeared reluctant … Read more

Xi Jinping’s expected coronation begins as China’s Communist Party Congress gets underway | CNN

Hong Kong CNN – Anticipated coronation for China’s Supreme Leader Xi Jinping It has officially begun as the ruling Communist Party convenes a week-long meeting to celebrate its first decade in power – and usher in a possible new era of strong rule. Amid heightened security, heightened zero-covid restrictions and a frenzy of propaganda and … Read more

Putin concedes China has ‘questions and concerns’ over Russia’s faltering invasion of Ukraine | CNN

Hong Kong CNN – Russian President Vladimir Putin praised China’s “balanced stance” on Thursday Ukraine warAlthough he acknowledged that Beijing has “questions and concerns” about the invasion, it appeared to be a secret admission of their differing views on the protracted military offensive. Putin made the comments as he met Chinese leader Xi Jinping in … Read more

Drought in China causes Yangtze river to dry up; lakes & ponds reduced to rocks & pebbles | WION

A drought in China causes the Yangtze River to dry up; Lakes and ponds became rocks and pebbles | WIONWION China’s power crisis could reach Himalayan levelsStar Online Power Crisis, Sichuan, Three Gorges, Minions, Property CrisisBloomberg China’s hydro power crisis is just the beginningBloomberg The impact of China’s impending water crisis will be felt around … Read more

NATO head warns about Russian, Chinese interest in Arctic

TORONTO (AP) – NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg warned Friday about Russia’s military buildup in the Arctic and China’s growing interest in that part of the world. During a visit to Canada’s north, Stoltenberg said the shortest route to North America for Russian missiles and bombers is over the North Pole. He said Russia had … Read more

Chinese youth opt out of the rat race in search of personal peace

“Want to see how it starts?” Ying, 21, asks Feng to point out the green hills above the Chinese city of Xiamen before turning on her camera. Stretching all the way to the coast, the city’s skyscrapers rise like spiers of steel and concrete above the green surroundings. Ying Feng’s black hair and summer dress … Read more