Tag Archives: Beijing

Chinese business leaders urge country to keep thinking global 

China should resist anti-globalisation sentiment and promote international cooperation, Chinese business leaders have said. Beijing has announced a master plan to shift the focus of its economic growth engines towards “domestic circulation”, to become more self-reliant, especially in key technologies. But Xu Weiping, chairman of Advanced Business Park, which […]

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China to sanction Rubio, Cruz, and others over U.S. action on Hong Kong 

The U.S. lawmakers targeted by Beijing on Monday have been vocal critics of a new national security law that expands Beijing’s authority in Hong Kong.

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Who will stop the torturers of Beijing wiping Tibet from the face of the Earth?  

NORMAN BAKER: At last the world is waking up to the horrors inflicted by the Chinese Communist party upon the people it has colonised. Recently, we have seen chained and blindfolded Uighurs.

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China-US ties plunge further over Hong Kong sanctions 

China on Saturday slammed the United States for imposing “barbarous” sanctions in response to Beijing’s crackdown in Hong Kong, capping a dramatic week of deteriorating relations between the world’s two biggest economies.

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Lobbying firm with close links to Beijing gained access to influential UK figures 

Hampton Group, which has its HQ near St Paul’s Cathedral in Central London, was founded by a former Chinese government official.

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Scott Morrison to launch TikTok investigation amid data fears 

Prime Minister Scott Morrion suspects Chinese social media apps are sending Australian users’ personal information back to Beijing and sharing it with the Chinese government.

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China import expo to go ahead despite trade tensions, lingering coronavirus uncertainty 

Beijing is ramping up publicity for its third annual China International Import Expo (CIIE), as the country seeks to promote itself as a defender of free trade and linchpin for global economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.Despite growing tensions with major trading partners and ongoing economic uncertainty triggered by the pandemic, China is pushin […]

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TikTok owner ByteDance’s AI chief to leave as US pressure rises 

ByteDance‘s head of AI research is leaving the Beijing-based firm amid mounting scrutiny of the company’s video app TikTok. Since Ma Wei-Ling joined ByteDance after leaving Microsoft in 2017, the company has become the world’s most valuable startup — thanks largely to TikTok, the planet’s most downloaded app in Q1 2020. The AI developed at Wei-Ling’s lab has […]

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Chinese owned TikTok’s plans to establish a global HQ in Britain are now in doubt after Huawei row 

A controversial Chinese social-media firm’s plans to establish its global headquarters in the UK have been thrown into doubt amid growing concern about Beijing’s influence in Britain.

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There’s an obvious way to strike back at China for the Hong Kong security law while scoring an economic win for the US 

Anthony Kwan/Getty Images To strike back at China for passing a security law that encroaches on Hong Kong people’s civil rights, the US should welcome Hong Kongers to immigrate here. There are only about 7 million people in Hong Kong (that’s smaller than New York City) and the brain drain would create a headache for Beijing. Plus the US would gain […]

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Luckin Coffee replaces chairman Charles Lu 

Luckin Coffee has replaced co-founder and (now ex-) chairman Charles Zhengyao Lu, despite his efforts to maintain control over the troubled Beijing-based coffee chain. The company disclosed in an SEC filing on Monday that Jinyi Guo, another co-founder, board member and former acting chief executive of Luckin, has been appointed as its new chairman and […]

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China hits back at ‘troublemaker’ US as tension grows over South China Sea 

China’s embassy in Washington hit back hours after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned that ‘the world will not allow Beijing to treat the South China Sea as its maritime empire’,

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Hong Kong pollster raided by police amid security law crackdown 

Police say independent pollster may have been hacked but there are fears of link to pro-democracy opposition’s primary electionHong Kong police have searched the office of an independent political pollster days after Beijing imposed sweeping national security legislation on the former British colony.The raid came ahead of weekend primary elections for Hong K […]

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WHO experts arrive in China as investigation into the origins of Covid-19 begins  

An animal health expert and an epidemiologist will work in Beijing for two days to establish the groundwork for a future investigation into the origins of Covid-19.

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US sanctions Chinese officials over repression of minorities in Xinjiang; Beijing vows to retaliate 

The three senior officials named by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in a statement were: Chen Quanguo, the communist party secretary of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region and a member of the powerful Politburo; Zhu Hailun, party secretary of the Xinjiang political and legal committee; and Wang Mingshan, party secretary of the Xinjiang public security bu […]

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