Chinese spaceship with 3 docks with space station

BEIJING (AP) — Three Chinese astronauts docked early Wednesday at their country’s space station, where they will nest for several days with the three-man crew already on board and expand the facility to its full size. The docking at Tiangong Station came at 5:42 a.m. Wednesday, about 6 and a half hours after the Shenzhou-15 … Read more

European markets close mixed pending changes in China’s Covid policy

Bank of England governor says UK gold market ‘not going back to normal’ The UK gold market is “not getting back to normal” yet Bank of England intervention on Sept. 28, according to Gov. Andrew Bailey, who spoke before the Committee of Lawmakers on Tuesday. The governor said the bank did not want to buy … Read more

China’s security apparatus swings into action to stifle Covid protests

CNN – China Extensive security services quickly moved to choke Mass protests that swept the country, with police patrolling the streets, checking cellphones and even calling some protesters to warn them not to repeat it. In major cities on Monday and Tuesday, police flooded the sites of protests that took place over the weekend, when … Read more

Lockdown protests in China: What you need to know

Beijing CNN – China He moved quickly to quell the demonstrations that broke out across the country over the weekend, deploying police forces to key protest sites and tightening internet censorship. The protests were sparked by anger over the country’s increasingly costly no-Covid policy, but as numbers swelled at demonstrations in several major cities, a … Read more

China’s economy is in ‘deep trouble’ as Xi heads to Communist Party congress

Hong Kong CNN Business – When Xi Jinping took power a decade ago, China had just overtaken Japan to become the world’s second largest economy. It has grown at an extraordinary pace since then. With an average annual growth rate of 6.7% since 2012, China has experienced one of the fastest sustainable expansions of a … Read more

Focus on Xi Jinping’s technology policy

Chinese President Xi Jinping proposes a toast at a welcome banquet for leaders attending the Belt and Road Forum at the Great Hall of the People on April 26, 2019 in Beijing, China. Nicolas Asfouri | Getty Images Xi Jinping China once declared that it should “prioritize innovation” and be in “the latest technology, modern … Read more