China Social media management platform KAWO releases the 2022 Ultimate China Social Media Marketing Cheatsheet

NEW YORK, Aug. 09, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via — Recently, KAWO, a China-specific social media management platform, released the “2022 Ultimate China Social Media Marketing Cheatsheet,” providing an overview of the country’s mainstream social media platforms. The guide aims to assist brands and agencies in understanding China’s social media landscape and optimizing their social […]

Taiwan says China economic ties make more sanctions unlikely

TAIPEI (BLOOMBERG) – China’s economic measures against Taiwan are unlikely to have a major impact on trade between the two economies given how closely they’re intertwined, a finance ministry official said. The electronics industries in both economies are “highly dependent on each other”, and Taiwan is China’s biggest source of imported integrated circuits, Beatrice Tsai, […]

Military drills in ‘our own waters’ open, transparent: China foreign ministry

BEIJING (REUTERS) – The Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Monday (Aug 8) that Taiwan is part of China, and China is conducting normal military exercises “in our own waters” in an open, transparent and professional way. The relevant departments have also issued announcements in a timely manner, and this is in line with both domestic […]

China spokeswoman’s Taiwan restaurant tweet sparks ridicule online

BEIJING (AFP) – A senior Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman has prompted a storm of ridicule online, after a late-night tweet where she used restaurant listings to assert Beijing’s claim over Taiwan. “Baidu Maps show that there are 38 Shandong dumpling restaurants and 67 Shanxi noodle restaurants in Taipei,” spokeswoman Hua Chunying posted on the social […]

In first visit to China, South Korean foreign minister seeks to reassure Beijing

SEOUL (REUTERS) – South Korean Foreign Minister Park Jin is set for his first visit to China on Monday (Aug 8) as President Yoon Suk-yeol’s government seeks to reassure Beijing about their relationship despite Seoul’s stronger ties with the US and tensions over Taiwan. Mr Park is scheduled for a three-day stay in the eastern port city […]

Malaysia foreign minister says its envoy’s criticism of Pelosi isn’t official position

KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia’s Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah said on Saturday (Aug 6) that criticism by its envoy to China against US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan isn’t the official position of the Malaysian government. Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing, the Malaysian Prime Minister’s special envoy to China, on Friday said Mrs […]

Blinken reaffirms defence commitments to the Philippines amid China tensions

MANILA (AFP, REUTERS, BLOOMBERG) – US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Saturday (Aug 6) relations between the United States and the Philippines were “quite extraordinary”, and that Washington was committed to its defence pact with Manila. Mr Blinken gave the assurance amid rising tensions in the region following US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s recent […]

China cancels bilateral meeting with Japan after G-7 Taiwan statement

BEIJING (REUTERS, BLOOMBERG) – The Chinese foreign ministry said on Thursday (Aug 4) that a meeting between China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his Japanese counterpart on the sidelines of Asean events in Cambodia has been cancelled. China said the meeting was called off over a G-7 statement expressing concern about Beijing’s “threatening actions” around Taiwan […]

A stone’s throw from Taiwan, beachgoers in China’s Xiamen aren’t worried about potential for war

XIAMEN, China (AFP) – On a beach in the Chinese coastal city of Xiamen, just a few kilometres from an island controlled by the Taiwanese authorities, life is carefree despite some of the worst cross-strait tensions in decades. Ignoring stark warnings from Beijing, US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi arrived late on Tuesday (Aug 2) in […]

Tims China Announces New Tencent E-sports Shop in Shanghai

Offering immersive coffee + e-sports digital experiences to Gen Z customers SHANGHAI, China, Aug. 04, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via — TH International Limited, the exclusive operator of Tim Hortons coffee shops in China (“Tims China”), today announced the opening of its latest dedicated e-sports café in Shanghai in collaboration with Tencent Holdings (00700.HK), the […]

China warns airlines to avoid areas near Taiwan as tensions rise following Pelosi visit

BEIJING (BLOOMBERG, REUTERS) – China warned airlines operating in Asia to avoid flying in areas around Taiwan where it is conducting military exercises in response to US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to the island. An official notice was sent late on Tuesday (Aug 2) Hong Kong time, designating six areas of airspace as “danger […]

Pelosi’s Taiwan visit ‘dangerous and stupid’, says China as it imposes sanctions, plans military drills

BEIJING – China on Wednesday (Aug 3) continued to voice its anger at US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan calling the move “dangerous and stupid” as it announced new economic measures and other sanctions against the island. “The United States should not fantasise about distorting facts at will. The US side claimed that […]