Discussing President Joe Biden's "Build Back Better World" initiative presented at the G7 summit, the Council on Foreign Relations' David Sacks told Newsweek that, "on the one hand it's good that we do have a brand of our own, but the bad thing is that it's a terrible brand."
Franz Gayl, the Pentagon civil servant warning against war with China, told Newsweek he turned to Communist Party tabloid Global Times to address "American foreign policy decision makers."
The move is part of a larger effort to combat commerce connected to China's human rights violations against Uyghurs and other minorities.
China also announced this week it was deploying additional troops to the Line of Actual Control dividing its border with India.
"Any media outlet that has gained inciting power to oppose the mainstream will not be spared," the Global Times said in an editorial.
China's Ministry of National Defense said the recent warplane activity near Taiwan was necessary to safeguard "national sovereignty."
The last edition of Hong Kong's Apple Daily, the last pro-democracy paper in the metropolis, sold out all one million copies within hours of hitting newsstands Thursday.
Japan has reported unprecedented levels of Chinese coast guard activity in June near the disputed Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea.
The paper's closure should be viewed as the end of freedom in the territory, now part of the People's Republic of China.
Rumors about the state security minister's high-profile defection to the United States had been circulating in America's conservative circles for several weeks.
Germany's Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Apple Daily's shutdown is another "hard blow against press freedom in Hong Kong."
Chinese state security official Dong Jingwei reportedly took part in a Shanghai Pact secretaries meeting on Wednesday, while U.S. government sources told Newsweek that rumors about his alleged defection were untrue.
Kim Jong-un recently admitted the food situation in North Korea is "getting tense" as imports from China have dropped 90 percent.
President Xi Jinping praised the first astronauts to occupy the Chinese space station's core module Tianhe, during a real-time conversation via video link on Wednesday.
Canada led 44 UN member states in a joint statement censuring China for human rights violations in Xinjiang, but Beijing received a supportive counterstatement from 65 countries.
A U.S. Navy destroyer sailed through the sensitive waters of the Taiwan Strait for a sixth time under the Biden administration on Tuesday, drawing fresh criticism from China.
After the cryptocurrency market took a drastic plunge, co-creator of Dogecoin Billy Markus reportedly invested in crypto for the first time in eight years. Experts believe the plunge in market prices can be attributed to China's crackdown on cryptocurrency bans.
"We have seen some spectacular results for Moutai sold in Hong Kong, but this momentous price takes the baijiu spirit's standing amongst collectors to new heights," Paul Wong, an expert on spirits of this type, said in a statement.
An American lawyer in Hong Kong was convicted of assaulting a police officer after attempting to break up an altercation he witnessed on the subway two years ago. Under a new national security law, China's judicial system appears to have tightened its restraints.
Rumors about the Chinese intelligence official's alleged defection to the United States began circulating earlier this month.
China also cautioned the U.S. that it will "strike heavily" if the U.S. investigates the origin of COVID-19.
According to CoinDesk, the price of Bitcoin was trading at around $29,811 earlier on Tuesday but reached $30,536 as of publication time. Bitcoin hit a 24-hour low price of $28,814, according to CoinDesk.
United Nations official Michelle Bachelet said she was seeking "meaningful access" to Xinjiang amid continued reports of "serious human rights violations."
National security adviser Jake Sullivan said Beijing risked being shunned by the international community if it failed to cooperate in the next phase of the WHO's efforts to trace the origins of the coronavirus.
On a Friday afternoon, the White House hoped that no one would notice that Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin ordered the drawdown of troops and military materiel from the Middle East.
After the U.S. expedited its donation of vaccines to Taiwan over the weekend, China's Foreign Ministry called it a "political maneuver" that interferes in its "internal affairs."
The banner's slogan, "Liberate Hong Kong; revolution of our times," is in violation of Hong Kong's national security law.
The group of Asian elephants made a 300-mile journey from their home on a nature preserve. Unfortunately, the elephants left significant destruction in their wake, and experts are not sure what caused the migration.
The central question for America is whether it is possible to rediscover our identity and our mutual responsibility without creating another enemy.