Manchester United vs Manchester City clash in Beijing is cancelled due to bad weather

Manchester United vs Manchester City clash in Beijing is cancelled due to bad weather

Monday’s International Champions Cup match between Manchester United and Manchester City has been cancelled due to poor weather in Beijing. Both managers, Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola, had expressed concerns about the pitch at the Bird’s Nest Stadium following very heavy rain in the Chinese capital. A tweet on United’s account read: ‘Due to recent […]

Beijing defiant ahead of South China Sea ruling

Beijing defiant ahead of South China Sea ruling

Beijing braced Tuesday for an international tribunal’s ruling on the South China Sea, where it has expansive territorial claims, with all eyes watching for the Asian giant’s reaction on the ground or in the water. The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in The Hague is set to release its final decision on the case, which […]

Detention of Hong Kong booksellers sparks protests Against Beijing

Detention of Hong Kong booksellers sparks protests Against Beijing

More than 100 activists marched on China’s liaison office in Hong Kong on Friday to protest against the detention of five booksellers after one of them recounted his ill-treatment by Chinese authorities. The disappearances had prompted fears that mainland Chinese authorities might be using tactics that erode the “one country, two systems” formula under which […]

Tensions high on 25th anniversary of Tiananmen Square

Tensions high on 25th anniversary of Tiananmen Square

Security was tight in the Chinese capital Beijing on Wednesday for the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, while tens of thousands gathered in Hong Kong to attend commemoration ceremonies marking the deadly crackdown. Massive crowds convened in downtown Hong Kong for a candlelight vigil to remember the victims at Victoria Park. Organisers said […]