Tag: China

NEWS

Australia — Beijing’s South China Sea Claims Baseless

Australia has made known its rejection of Beijing’s territorial and maritime claims in the South China Sea to the United Nations. The country, in doing so, has now taken a similar position to the United States, thus putting Beijing on notice. Australia said in a recent statement there was “no legal basis” to several disputed Chinese claims in the sea, […]

POLITICS

China Plays Tit-For-Tat

Following the decision by Washington to close the Chinese consulate in the city of Houston, China has ordered the United States to close its consulate in the southwestern city of Chengdu. The Chinese foreign ministry said recently in a statement that the Chengdu mission’s closure was a “legitimate and necessary response to the unreasonable measures by the United States.” “The […]

BUSINESS

China Sees Economic Recovery

China’s economy is bouncing back and is described as a “V-shaped recovery,” — a quick and sustained recovery in measures of economic performance after a sharp economic decline. The world’s second-largest economy performed much better than analysts expected as reports show a rapid turnaround in the second quarter as coronavirus lockdowns were eased, allowing factories, shops, and restaurants to resume […]

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Attorney General Barr — U.S. Companies Kissing Up To China

U.S. Attorney General William Barr has lamented many U.S. companies’ response to China’s demands in their operations in that country. He called out companies such as Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) Apple, Alphabet’s Google, and Microsoft Corp of kowtowing too much to the Chinese government. “If Disney and other American corporations continue to bow to Beijing, they risk undermining both their […]

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WHO Sends Team Off To China To Probe COVID-19

The World Health Organization (WHO) has sent a team off to China to investigate the origins of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) that has resulted in the plague affecting most countries worldwide. WHO spokeswoman Margaret Harris made the revelation based on press reports. The virus is believed to have emerged in a wholesale market in Wuhan’s central Chinese city last year. […]

POLITICS

U.S. Congress Pours Cold Water On China’s New HK Law

Stop meddling in our affairs; China warns the United States. This comes against the backdrop of the U.S. Congress passing a bill that would punish banks doing business with Chinese officials who implement and impose Beijing’s draconian new national security law on Hong Kong. The bill which passed the Senate by unanimous consent, a day after the House of Representatives […]

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China Enacts Hong Kong Security Law

China, ignoring all concerns from the international community, has enacted a contentious national security law that will allow Beijing to override Hong Kong’s judicial system and criminalize most dissent in the city. This new move also ultimately removes the autonomy of the territory agreed to with Britain. “The legal firewall, if you like, that separates the two systems [of Hong […]

POLITICS

China And India At Odds Over Galwan Valley

The worst violence on the India-China border since 1967 claimed the lives of 20 Indian soldiers. The clash occurred in the Galwan Valley, which has not been a site of conflict since 1962. Following the recent aftermath, the Chinese Foreign Ministry in a statement claimed that the entire valley is located “on the Chinese side of the Line of Actual […]

BUSINESS

US Puts 33 Chinese Companies On Blacklist

The U.S. Commerce Department has recently placed new restrictions on 33 Chinese firms and institutions. The agency has added the companies and institutions to an economic blacklist, accusing them of helping China spy on its minority Muslim Uighur population in Xinjiang or because of alleged ties to weapons of mass destruction and China’s military. The move will restrict the sales […]