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Chinese military says 'warned' US warship to leave S China Sea

The Chinese military said it had tracked a US warship in the South China Sea on Thursday and "warned it to leave" waters claimed by Beijing.

China claims sovereignty over almost the entire South China Sea -- a strategic waterway through which trillions of dollars in trade passes annually -- despite an international court ruling that the assertion has no legal basis.

Beds run out at Beijing hospital as COVID brings more sick

Patients, most of them elderly, are lying on stretchers in hallways and taking oxygen while sitting in wheelchairs as COVID-19 surges in China's capital Beijing.

The Chuiyangliu hospital in the city's east was packed with newly arrived patients on Thursday. By midmorning beds had run out, even as ambulances continued to bring those in need.

Dramatic speech by the heads of FBI and MI 5: It's nothing compared to what awaits us

The first joint public appearance of the two officials took place at the headquarters of MI5 in London, writes the BBC.
FBI Director Christopher Wray has said that China is the "biggest long-term economic and national security threat" and that it is meddling in US domestic politics, including meddling in recent elections.

US senators call for close look at TikTok

Leaders of the US Senate Intelligence Committee have called for an investigation into whether Chinese officials are getting access to data about U.S. users of video-snippet sharing sensation TikTok.    

In a letter to Federal Trade Commission (FTC) chairwoman Lina Khan, the senators urged her to scrutinize how well TikTok safeguards private data.