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How to beat China and help the world’s poor


A proxy for the contest between American and Chinese capitalism will take place in developing countries, where institutions are manifestly not coping with the economic recession triggered by Covid-19. The two billion people who work outside the global financial system in the informal economy suffered a 60% drop in income in the first month of … Continue reading

Hidden Hand book review: China’s true global ambitions exposed


This is a remarkable book with a chilling message. The Chinese Communist party, for which dominating rural China in order to encircle its cities and win the civil war is part of its historic backstory, is now intent on doing the same internationally. Using whatever lever comes to hand – generously financing a thinktank in … Continue reading

Deception is key to Chinese military strategies


The role of deception in military operations has long been valued by Chinese military leaders and strategists. Despite this long tradition, few studies on Chinese military power touch on the People’s Liberation Army (PLA)’s use of deception. China regards deception as a key component of national security policy and military planning, and PLA leaders continue … Continue reading

US will pay for companies to bring supply chains home from China


The Trump administration is willing to pay for U.S. companies to uproot their supply chains and bring them home from China, according to the president’s top economic adviser. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused supply chain disruptions and elevated concerns the U.S. has become too reliant on production in Asia, and specifically China, for goods and … Continue reading

China wields coronavirus to nationalise American-owned carmaker


China enticed an American entrepreneur with the opportunity of helping build a cutting-edge automobile company in the world’s largest car market, then used the uncertainty cast by COVID-19 to steal his intellectual property, the businessman says. Steve Saleen, founder of specialty high-performance sports car manufacturer Saleen Automotive, and his partner Charles Wang, a Chinese immigrant and former attorney … Continue reading

Dystopian Deeds: How China’s top-notch mass surveillance system threatens global freedoms


Every millimeter of Beijing is monitored by state-of-the-art surveillance cameras, according to the Beijing Public Safety Bureau. Facial recognition algorithms matched with images filed away in a secret database could see you in legal trouble for something you did near your front door. A semi-political post made in a private chat could lead to the loss … Continue reading

China’s assertiveness is becoming a problem for its friends, too


In the regular drumbeat of arrests of alleged Chinese spies, one case last month stood out. It did not involve the U.S. or another rival of China, but Russia, whose security services accused a prominent scientist of selling classified data on technologies for detecting submarines. Meanwhile a court in Kazakhstan in October convicted the Central … Continue reading

China increasingly worried about ‘losing face’ as Japan bankrolls exodus of firms


Japan’s decision to offer an initial group of 87 companies subsidies totalling US$653 million to expand production at home and in Southeast Asia has sparked debate whether the world’s third largest economy is trying to gradually decouple from China. The coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on global supply chains, with the crisis underlining what many … Continue reading

Claims China is forcibly harvesting organs of Uighur population


Human rights activists are collecting evidence that people are killed for their organs For decades, the Chinese Communist Party depended on executed prisoners to bolster its organ transplant trade. Then it emerged that government leaders were relying on persecuted minorities to boost their bank. But despite claims that all harvested body parts now stem strictly from … Continue reading

Cultural genocide? What China is doing in Tibet today


While much of the international community has focused on abuses against the Uighur Muslims in the Chinese province of Xingang, the human rights horrors against Buddhists in Tibet – a decades-long conflict — have dropped from the limelight. “Tibet is one of the worst human rights crises in the world today. More than 150 Tibetans have self-immolated … Continue reading

China is what Orwell feared


Northwest of Beijing’s Forbidden City, outside the Third Ring Road, the Chinese Academy of Sciences has spent seven decades building a campus of national laboratories. Near its center is the Institute of Automation, a sleek silvery-blue building surrounded by camera-studded poles. The institute is a basic research facility. Its computer scientists inquire into artificial intelligence’s … Continue reading

Gordon Chang compares China to 1930’s Japan, warns of very dangerous activities by Beijing against US


Author and China expert Gordon Chang warned on Fox Business Network’s “Varney & Co.” Monday that the Beijing government has undertaken “very dangerous activities, especially against the U.S. Navy and the Air Force” in recent years. “When a militant power wants to kill in great numbers, it usually succeeds,” Chang told host Stuart Varney in reference to … Continue reading

Chinese fugitive taken into custody as US claims Houston consulate was a part of espionage network


Senior US government officials said Friday that a Chinese scientist who had been hiding in the country’s San Francisco consulate after accusations of visa fraud is now in US custody and also charged that Beijing has been using its diplomatic outposts to run an espionage network to steal intellectual property from US businesses, universities and … Continue reading

Why is Xi Jinping pitting China against the world?


Xi Jinping has stifled dissent at home and is increasingly willing for China to assert itself abroad. Earlier this week, Chinese leader Xi Jinping held a rare meeting in Beijing with business leaders. Admitting that the Covid-19 pandemic had a “huge impact” on the country’s economy, Xi used a Chinese idiom to assure his listeners. … Continue reading

U.S. wants to build coalition to counter China’s ‘disgraceful’ menace


U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday the United States wants to build a global coalition to counter China as he accused Beijing of exploiting the coronavirus pandemic to further its own interests. U.S. President Donald Trump identifies China as the United States’ main rival, and has accused President Xi Jinping of taking … Continue reading

The cold war between U.S. and China just got a lot hotter


So, this is what life feels like “in the foothills of a new Cold War,” as Henry Kissinger has called it.Though perhaps the better metaphor would be “in the trenches,” for this week one could hear the steady din overhead from the escalating U.S.-Chinese conflict that will define our times. On Monday, Secretary of State … Continue reading

US considers travel ban on millions of Chinese Communist Party members


The US is reportedly considering imposing travel restrictions on Chinese Communist party members amid a deepening row, with president Donald Trump saying further sanctions were possible and Beijing vowing retaliation. A draft presidential proclamation would revoke visas for members of the Chinese Communist party as well as their families, according to the New York Times, … Continue reading

US allies once seemed cowed by China. Now they’re responding with rare coordination


Chinese President Xi Jinping surprised the world with a speech at Davos in 2017, defending free trade and joint action on climate change as then US president-elect Donald Trump argued for precisely the opposite. It might have been an overambitious pitch by Xi to position China as the world’s next leader, but it also seemed a genuine sign that Beijing … Continue reading

US rejects nearly all Chinese claims in South China Sea


The Trump administration escalated its actions against China on Monday by stepping squarely into one of the most sensitive regional issues dividing them and rejecting outright nearly all of Beijing’s significant maritime claims in the South China Sea. The administration presented the decision as an attempt to curb China’s increasing assertiveness in the region with … Continue reading

Philippines says no compromise on 2016 South China Sea victory against China


The Philippines will adhere without compromise to a 2016 court victory that nullified China’s claims in most of the South China Sea, its top diplomat said. “The award is non-negotiable,” Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin said in a statement on Sunday. He was commemorating the fourth anniversary of a Permanent Court of Arbitration’s decision … Continue reading

Trump is a bigot and a hypocrite, but he’s right to condemn China


Donald Trump taints everything he touches. If he supports a cause, he damages it. If he takes a stance, the instinct of most self-respecting liberals is to rush to the opposing side. So when Trump rails against China, a favourite bete noire, it can make a progressive pause. That’s especially true when the US president … Continue reading

FBI director says China’s economic espionage threatens free societies


America’s top law enforcement official is warning of the risks to free societies posed by the Chinese Communist Party’s espionage. This theft poses the greatest long-term threat to U.S. economic and national security, he says. In remarks to a Washington think tank July 7, FBI Director Christopher Wray detailed the CCP’s “expansive approach” to stealing information … Continue reading

China now claims Bhutan’s territory, Bhutan rejects Chinese claims


In yet another new move to claim land in Bhutan, China at the 58th meeting of the Global Environment Facility Council tried to “oppose” funding to a project for the Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary situated in Bhutan saying that it was “disputed” territory. In reality, there has never been any dispute about where the sanctuary lay … Continue reading

Australians at risk of arbitrary arrest in China, Australian government travel advice warns


The Federal Government has issued new travel advice warning Australians they could face “arbitrary detention” if they go to mainland China. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade also said Chinese Government authorities have detained foreigners because they were allegedly “endangering national security”. The department was already advising travellers not to travel to China — … Continue reading

The bubonic plague is back again in China’s Inner Mongolia


Authorities in the Chinese region of Inner Mongolia are on high alert after a suspected case of bubonic plague, the disease that caused the Black Death pandemic, was reported Sunday. The case was discovered in the city of Bayannur, located northwest of Beijing, according to state-run Xinhua news agency. A hospital alerted municipal authorities of … Continue reading

U.S. operations in the South China Sea show that Washington is ‘not backing down’


The U.S. Navy exercise in the disputed South China Sea over the weekend was about “showing the flag” and sending a message to the region, an expert told CNBC this week. Two U.S. aircraft carriers conducted operations and exercises in the contested waters on the Fourth of July “in support of a free and open … Continue reading

The world is finally uniting against China’s bully tactics


Twenty Indian soldiers are murdered in a surprise cross-border attack by the People’s Liberation Army. A Philippine fishing boat is sunk in its own territorial waters by increasingly predatory Chinese ships. Peaceful pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong are beaten bloody by riot police on Beijing’s orders. Australia’s farmers and miners are hit with trade sanctions … Continue reading

Hong Kong man accused of terrorism in first use of China’s new security law


A man carrying a “Liberate Hong Kong” sign as he drove a motorcycle into police at a protest against the territory’s Chinese rulers became on Friday the first person charged with inciting separatism and terrorism under a new security law Beijing imposed the legislation on the former British colony earlier this week despite protests from … Continue reading

President Trump has tools to pressure China. Will he use them?


Much of the focus on China in recent months has been over the coronavirus that originated there late last year. But that has hardly slowed Beijing’s assault on fundamental freedoms and human rights, from the brutal repression of the Uighurs to choking off Hong Kong’s limited autonomy. Congress has acted with admirable alacrity and unanimity … Continue reading

Large number of Chinese troops amassed along India’s border


China has deployed large numbers of troops and weapons along a disputed Himalayan border in violation of bilateral agreements, India’s foreign ministry said on Thursday, accusing Beijing of escalating tensions and triggering a deadly clash last week. “At the heart of the matter is that since early May the Chinese side had been amassing a … Continue reading

Trump’s national-security adviser says U.S. ‘has finally awoken to the threat’ posed by China


President Donald Trump’s national-security adviser warned China on Wednesday that the United States is waking up to the threat that the Chinese Communist Party poses “to our great way of life” and will act to check the spread of Beijing’s ideology. Robert O’Brien said his speech challenging China was the first of many planned for … Continue reading

White House adviser Navarro says China trade deal is ‘over’


White House trade adviser Peter Navarro said on Monday the trade deal with China is “over,” and he linked the breakdown in part to Washington’s anger over Beijing’s not sounding the alarm earlier about the coronavirus outbreak. “It’s over,” Navarro told Fox News in an interview when asked about the trade agreement. He said the … Continue reading

China says one-fifth of Belt and Road projects ‘seriously affected’ by pandemic


About 20% of projects under China’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) to link Asia, Europe and beyond have been “seriously affected” by the coronavirus pandemic, an official from China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Friday. According to a survey by the ministry, about 40% of projects have seen little adverse impact, and another … Continue reading

China’s military has not reached superpower status just yet


Here’s What You Need To Remember: It’s no secret that China has been moving away from a huge, low-tech peasant military to a smaller, more agile and high-tech force. Still, there is plenty in the paper to disturb the West as well as China’s Asian neighbors. China will continue to replace older aircraft and ships with … Continue reading

Two-husband strategy may be a remedy for China’s one-child policy, Shanghai professor says


Chinese authorities have been trying for three years to reverse the devastating imbalances of their one-child policy and coax couples to have more children. They’ve told couples that it’s their patriotic duty to have two babies. They’ve dangled tax breaks and housing subsidies. They’ve offered to make education cheaper and parental leave longer. They’ve tried … Continue reading

Most small businesses say they’re looking to leave China


If there is one thing the pandemic taught the world, it was that we are over-reliant on China for everything from the key ingredients used to make cleaning agents to pharmaceuticals, surgical masks to personal protection equipment. That’s not diversification of risks. Small businesses owners get it. Even if they’re not in the business of … Continue reading

MPs from eight countries form new global coalition to counter China


What does the chair of the Australian parliament’s Intelligence Committee have in common with a Greens MP, a former Japanese Defence Minister, and a former Liberal Canadian attorney-general? The answer is China. Today, a group of 19 MPs from eight countries and the European Parliament, representing a swathe of parties from right across the political … Continue reading

How the coronavirus pandemic will push developing countries to delink their economies from China


For nearly 60 years, export-led development strategies have propelled economic growth throughout the Asia-Pacific. The famous “four tigers” – South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore – rapidly sped up industrialisation by exporting goods in which they had a comparative advantage, moving quickly up the economic development ladder. Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia and others later did … Continue reading

China’s FC-31 stealth fighter jet making new progress, photos show


New photos of a prototype FC-31, China’s second type of stealth fighter jet, have been appearing frequently on Chinese social media since May, years after disappearing from the public eye. Now painted in a silver gray coating, its development is making smooth progress, experts said on Monday. A new set of photos of what seems … Continue reading

China’s proposed national security law could end Hong Kong as we know it


Hong Kong is known for being a “city of protest,” with people taking to the streets by the hundreds of thousands to hold their government to account. Long before the Umbrella Movement or last year’s sustained political unrest, this reputation was cemented in 2003, when mass marches against a proposed anti-sedition law known as Article … Continue reading

More than 100 million people in China face new lockdown as second wave of COVID-19 cases emerge


Nearly 108 million people in China’s Jilin province could be forced back into lockdown after a growing group of new coronavirus infections triggered a backslide in the nation’s push to return to normal. The abrupt reversal in China’s northeast region has once again cut off public transportation, closed schools and led to another round of quarantine. Fan Pai, who works … Continue reading

Chinese man abducted as toddler 32 years ago reunited with parents


A Chinese man who was stolen from his family as a toddler has been reunited with his parents after 32 years. Mao Yin was snatched in 1988 when he was walking home from nursery with his father, aged just two and half. His parents finally embraced him again on Monday afternoon, in the western city … Continue reading

China finally gives in and agrees for probe into Covid-19 origin and WHO response


China on Monday gave in to mounting international pressure for a probe into the origin of Covid-19 and a review of the World Health Organisation’s response to the pandemic. President Xi Jinping told the World Health Assembly that China had acted with ‘openness, transparency and responsibility’ when the disease, which has impacted billions of people … Continue reading

Coalition of 62 countries backs joint Australian, EU push for independent inquiry into coronavirus outbreak


A coalition of 62 countries has backed a joint Australian and European Union push for an independent inquiry into the coronavirus outbreak ahead of a crucial World Health Assembly (WHA) meeting tomorrow in Geneva. Australia was the first nation to call for an independent inquiry into how the coronavirus started. That drew furious condemnation from … Continue reading

China owes the US $1.6 trillion in century-old Chinese war bonds, and Trump wants them to pay up


As the Trump administration seeks ways to penalize China for its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, it need look no further than Tennessee. The Lewisburg, Tennessee-based American Bondholder Foundation holds $1.6 trillion of century-old Chinese debt, including interest, dating to before the founding of the communist People’s Republic of China, that it wants the administration’s help … Continue reading

Indian and Chinese troops ‘clash on border’ in Sikkim


Dozens of Indian and Chinese soldiers have exchanged physical blows in a clash on the shared border, Indian media report. Seven Chinese and four Indian troops were injured, an army official reportedly said, near the Naku La sector in the border state of Sikkim. Local commanders spoke and resolved the dispute, which took place on … Continue reading

Coronavirus has unleashed a ‘tsunami of hate’ across world, says UN chief


United Nations chief António Guterres has said the coronavirus pandemic has unleashed a “tsunami of hate and xenophobia, scapegoating and scare-mongering”, and appealed for an all-out effort “to end hate speech globally.” The UN secretary-general said anti-foreigner sentiment has surged online and on the streets, and highlighted the spread of antisemitic conspiracy theories and Covid-19-related … Continue reading

Global backlash builds against China over coronavirus


As calls for inquiries and reparations spread, Beijing has responded aggressively, mixing threats with aid and adding to a growing mistrust of China. Australia has called for an inquiry into the origin of the virus. Germany and Britain are hesitating anew about inviting in the Chinese tech giant Huawei. President Trump has blamed China for … Continue reading

China says it ‘expelled’ U.S. Navy vessel from South China Sea


China’s military said it “expelled” a U.S. navy vessel from the hotly contested waters of the South China Sea this week. It said the “USS Barry” had illegally entered China’s Xisha territorial waters on Tuesday. U.S. officials disputed the account. China’s Southern Theater army command “organized sea and air forces to track, monitor, verify, and … Continue reading

US intel believes China hid severity of coronavirus epidemic while stockpiling supplies


The novel coronavirus has now killed more than 243,000 people worldwide. Over 3.4 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much … Continue reading

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