General

Africa’s Donkeys Are Being Stolen and Slaughtered for Chinese Medicine

JOHANNESBURG — How did a popular period drama on Chinese TV help lead to the theft and brutal slaughter of millions of donkeys in Africa? It all started when fans of the show “Empresses in the Palace” saw the aristocratic characters using a traditional Chinese medicine called ejiao, which is made from donkey skin, Simon […]

General

Blinken Raises Concerns about Ukraine with Chinese Counterpart

BALI, INDONESIA — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken told his Chinese counterpart Saturday that China’s support for Russia’s war in Ukraine is complicating U.S.-Chinese relations at a time when they are already beset by rifts and enmity over numerous other issues. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi blamed the U.S. for the downturn in relations […]

General

Blinken’s Talks in Bangkok to Focus on Myanmar

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is in Bangkok, where Myanmar is expected to feature prominently in meetings Sunday with Thailand’s leaders. The main topic of their discussions will likely be the crisis in Myanmar, said U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Daniel Kritenbrink, adding the U.S. would continue to “condemn, in the strongest possible terms, […]