“Any member that wants to go should. It shows political deterrence to President Xi,” said Representative Michael McCaul of Texas, the top Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, who had to decline because of a scheduling conflict. “But she should also pay attention to the military if it’s goingContinue Reading

Deputy head of the National Health Commission (NHC) Zeng Yixin said on Saturday that “all China’s incumbent state and party leaders” have been vaccinated against Covid-19 with domestically made shots, referring to top officials at the national and deputy national level, including Xi, Premier Li Keqiang, and other senior leaders.Continue Reading

Washington artist Marta Pérez García’s installation ‘Restos-Traces’ is part of the museum’s ‘Intersections’ series An installation view of “Restos-Traces” by Marta Pérez García at the Phillips Collection. On the far wall is Francis Bacon’s “Study of a Figure in a Landscape” (1952). (AK Blythe) When the pandemic rendered many publicContinue Reading

While Russian troops have battered Ukraine, officials in China have been meeting behind closed doors to study a Communist Party-produced documentary that extols President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia as a hero. The humiliating collapse of the Soviet Union, the video says, was the result of efforts by the UnitedContinue Reading