NBA commissioner Adam Silver responded to President Donald Trump referring to the league's players as "nasty" and "dumb" for holding silent protests during the playing of the National Anthem.
United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is touting an international coalition against China, using his social media accounts to highlight criticisms of the Communist Chinese government from across the globe.
Cruz said some Chinese companies like Huawei and Tencent were "espionage operations for the Chinese Communist party" in a Thursday statement.
"We must leave no room for collusion and interaction between Hong Kong's radical opposition and the U.S. government," an editorial in The Global Times argued.
We now face a serious competitor that does not want to share the world stage—it wants to dominate and control it.
President Xi Jinping is running a ruthless police state dictatorship, and any fantasies claiming otherwise betray the people fighting for freedom in Hong Kong and elsewhere.
The Hong Kong edition of the China Daily newspaper said it had uncovered the plot via a post on the Telegram encrypted messaging app, prompting online ridicule.
Hong Kong police are preparing to face a thirteenth consecutive weekend of protests over China's influence over the former British colony.
The rewards range from $25,500 to $127,500 and relate to a variety of violent acts of vandalism over recent months.
"The way forward is genuine democratic elections, not violence in the streets," Taiwanese Foreign Minister Joseph Wu said.
A Global Times editorial suggested the official secrecy around the brutal suppression of pro-democracy protesters in 1989 has allowed the country to advance.
"We need to carefully plan the overall development of the islands and reefs based on their different functions, taking into account their complementary relationship," a Communist Party official said.
The founder of e-commerce giant Alibaba has long been tight-lipped about his political affiliations, but an article revealed that he is a member of the ruling Communist Party.
"I'm proud of yesterday's Golden Horse Awards – it highlighted how Taiwan is different from China," President Tsai Ing-Wen wrote on her Facebook page.
China's Party Committee Propaganda Department said Wang Dong's social media posts were "extremely erroneous" and an "extremely bad influence."
The 37-year-old is thought to be under investigation for tax evasion.
Russia's low life expectancy means many retirees would get to see only a few years of their pensions paid out—and Russians aren't having it.
"To the thinking person, there are few things more disconcerting than a tweet by the U.S. president," a "China Daily" editorial said.
"[Xinjiang] has avoided the fate of becoming 'China's Syria' or 'China's Libya.'"
A top Chinese government spokesman channeled civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. to urge greater communication with the U.S.
"As onlookers, we find that there are big problems with the U.S. political system from which we should steer well clear," China's Communist Party outlet wrote.
Chinese tech giant Tencent will urge players to remember "traditional culture and moral rules" while shooting one another in PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds.
Two of Russia's outspoken politicians are squaring off over Soviet history.