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China News Headlines: September 28, 2020


Trump is stealing China’s playbook to deal with TikTok Some 3,500 companies sue over Trump-imposed Chinese tariffs New Department of Justice filing: TikTok’s owner Is ‘a mouthpiece’ of Chinese Communist Party China is doubling down on its territorial claims and that’s causing conflict across Asia China pushes emergency use of COVID vaccine despite concerns China … Continue reading

Iran deal: Has China stepped on a visible land mine


THE MOTHER OF ALL DEALS In a recent development in July 2020, Iran-China inked a $400 billion deal. This is a 25-year pact: Iran doesn’t gain much from the deal, other than immediate relief from the American sanctions. Which would get China a considerable bargain on the Iranian oil. China will invest $400 billion in … Continue reading

Will China be able to win over Europe?


As the global geopolitical sphere shapes up into a battleground between the US and China, Europe will have to ally either an erratic Donald Trump or a dubious Xi Jinping. The bright side of the Sino-European relationship Trade between the European Union and China has been booming and continues to be the least worrying aspect … Continue reading

China News Headlines: September 25, 2020


China says US has ‘created enough troubles for the world’ as UN spat continues China boots out soldier for smartphone military secrets leaks to family, friends and gamers US blacklist filled with companies working for China military China’s growing economic and military strength can be a ‘dilemma’ for U.S. investors China Is Erasing Mosques and … Continue reading

Cadence Column: Asia, September 21, 2020


Taiwan has become the center of China’s conflict with the world. One economy at a time, one government at a time, China has managed to insult the world. The Chinese have done such a good job of losing friends and alienating voters of foreign countries, not even Russia can afford the political cost of siding … Continue reading

The CIA sent a team of 4 operators on a spy mission targeting China. None came back.


As Tropical Storm Higos blew in from the Pacific, Stephen Stanek, a covert CIA operative, faced a decision. It was time to either cancel the operation he was running or go forward with it. The storm was barreling through the Philippines but was then projected to veer north and miss their area of operation. Stanek’s … Continue reading

Chine News Headlines: September 20, 2020


U.S. Slams China’s ‘Aggressive, Destabilizing’ Military Actions During Taiwan Visit Taiwan bids farewell to ‘Mr Democracy’ Bloomberg New Economy: China is Winning the Trade War With Trump Chinese state controlled media says Australia has ‘painted itself into a geopolitical corner’ with China, but putsd forward Beijing’s supposed trade endgame? Escape options for Hong Kong activists … Continue reading

The Forbidden City at 600: How China’s imperial palace survived against the odds


When the American writer David Kidd arrived in Beijing in 1981, having not seen China’s capital for three decades, he found the city almost unrecognizable. The fabled city walls were gone; its temples turned into schools and factories. Only in the vast imperial palace complex of the Forbidden City “could I imagine that the city … Continue reading

China News Headlines: September 19, 2020


China Sends Warning to Taiwan and U.S. With Big Show of Air Power Taiwan scrambles jets as China military overshadows US visit Outgoing US ambassador to China blames Beijing for coronavirus as he heads home to help Trump The bogus Steve Bannon-backed study claiming China created the coronavirus, explained Coronavirus: in China, the pandemic payoff … Continue reading

An occasion for the European Union to reaffirm its standing on security policies and human rights


Vice-President of the EU Commission Margaritis Shinas was a keynote speaker at this summer’s Diplomatic Conference in Vienna organised by the International Institute IFIMES, Media Platform Modern Diplomacy and their partners. High dignitary of the Commission seized the occasion to express the EU’s take on the 75th anniversary of victory over fascism, unfolding health crisis … Continue reading

China News Headlines – September 18, 2020


This Solomon Islands province is so frustrated with China’s presence that it’s pushing for independence Xinjiang: China defends ‘education’ camps US congressman introduces bill to scrap ‘one China’ policy,’ normalize ties with Taiwan Biden calls Russia an “opponent,” sees China as a “serious competitor” On China, India is making a mistake | Opinion Amid India-China standoff, … Continue reading

‘Foreign Affairs’ warns against US-China decoupling


The influential journal Foreign Affairs 2020 Sept 16 came to my mailbox with these paragraphs: “… There is broad bipartisan support in Washington for taking a tougher approach to trade with China and reducing U.S. dependence on Chinese goods. But is it a good idea to try to sever the two countries’ economic ties? Henry … Continue reading

Cadence Column: Asia, September 14, 2020


It was only a matter of time. The stories are breaking about Taiwan’s inhospitality toward foreigners. Taiwan has the lowest birthrate in the world. They need people; they need talent; they need support. By denying dual-citizenship to foreigners who would have become dual citizens under similar circumstances in almost any other country, Taiwan is not … Continue reading

China News Headlines – September 14, 2020


China wants its semiconductor industry to catch up with the U.S. — but that won’t be easy China is watching — Hybrid warfare: What data they collect, why cause for concern Coronavirus: vaccine scandals haunt China’s winter flu shot drive US-China: Washington revives plans for its rare earths industry ‘Covid-19 made in Wuhan lab controlled … Continue reading

Chinese troops to take part in Russia’s Kavkaz-2020


China continues to sharpen the point of the spear. Elite troops attached to the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Western Theater Command will participate in the Kavkaz-2020 strategic military exercise later this month in Russia, joining military units from Russia and other participating countries, The Global Times reported. The PLA’s participation in drills involving elimination, … Continue reading

China News Headlines – September 13, 2020


China has spent 2020 losing friends. But Brussels can’t afford to make an enemy of world’s next hyperpower Culture clash: has Australia miscalculated in its feud with China? Australia, China trade war ensures mutual destruction Australia confirms raid on China media, says acted on evidence Lawmakers quiz Disney CEO over “Mulan” connection with authorities in … Continue reading

China in Europe: Hit the (Belt and) Road Jack


Today at a broader diplomatic and strategic level, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has become a symbol of China’s growing importance in international affairs, changing regional dynamics in geographical areas close to or even within Europe. At the most basic level, the strategic implications of expanding China’s policy in the EU stem not so … Continue reading

Getting serious about serious power generation: China leads global nuclear power push


Any student of economics wondering how important reliable and affordable electricity is to economic growth and industrialisation, need only look at China. The CCP may not be the flavour of the month at the moment, but its role in China’s economic success can’t be dismissed so readily. In less than 25 years, China has dragged … Continue reading

China News Headlines – September 12, 2020


From Asia to Africa, China Promotes Its Vaccines to Win Friends Could the US and Chinese economies really ‘decouple’? China, U.S. trade attacks after paper refuses to carry envoy’s op-ed Beijing to impose restrictions on all US diplomats in China Disney’s ‘Mulan’ Disaster Highlights Dangers of China Deals China bans media coverage of Disney’s Mulan … Continue reading

Mulan 2020: Women in key roles.


Disney’s film ‘Mulan’ 2020 is a superb display of femininity. Niki Caro is now known as the first female director making a USD200+ million budget movie. Caro has proved she is not merely able to master the production of this piece of art up to this large scale, but also has succeeded in making this … Continue reading

Chinese chipmaker denies military ties as US steps up feud


China’s leading maker of semiconductors has denied it has any links to the military following reports Washington is considering stepping up its feud with Beijing over technology and security by imposing export controls that could disrupt manufacturing for a national industrial champion. U.S. regulators are considering adding Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. to a list of … Continue reading

China News Headlines – September 9, 2020


Shots Fired Along India-China Border for First Time in Years Australian Reporters Flee China After Late-Night Visits From State Security Cheng Lei: China says journalist ‘endangered national security’ Asia-Pacific stocks decline ahead of China inflation data; Softbank Group plunges The U.S. and Taiwan are drawing closer, irritating China China’s Long March 4B rocket booster explodes … Continue reading

India-Israel Relations


India’s budding relationship with Israel has now blossomed under the administration of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. India forged diplomatic relations with Israel in 1992, 42 years after recognizing it as a country. During these 4 decades, India was chained by its commitment to the non-aligned movement, its vast Muslim population’s sentiment, its sympathy to the … Continue reading

China News Headlines – September 8, 2020


China’s latest FC-31 Gyrfalcon stealth fighter prototype may have been on a test flight Gordon Chang warns China ‘configuring its military to kill Americans’ China bans Scratch, MIT’s programming language for kids China launching data security initiative to counter U.S. tech blockade Schiff: Barr “Flat Out Lying to American People” About China Election Threat FBI Sweep of … Continue reading

Cadence Column: Asia, September 7, 2020


As Philippa Georgiou said to Leland in the season 2 finale of Start Trek: Discovery, “We were just talking about you. Everybody hates you. Congratulations.” It goes without mention which country that statement is most relevant for, today. The Czech mayor of Prague rebuked China publicly and officially, using profanities. France and Germany did as … Continue reading

India, China trade blame over border tensions


India and China traded blame for rising tensions over their disputed Himalayan border on Saturday following their highest level meeting since a deadly clash in June. India’s Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and his Chinese counterpart General Wei Fenghe released rival statements accusing each other of inflaming the showdown after talks late Friday on the sidelines … Continue reading

China News Headlines – September 7, 2020


China imposes new visa restrictions targeting US media U.S. considers cutting trade with China’s biggest semiconductor manufacturer SMIC, China’s largest chipmaker, plunges 19% after U.S. says it could blacklist the firm China Doesn’t Understand Europe, and It Shows. From its original CEE outreach to Wang Yi’s recent trip, China’s pursuit of short-term goals has interfered … Continue reading

China’s new early warning aircraft makes maiden flight


As China builds aircraft carriers, it was expected to develop a carrier-based airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) system — and that appears to be happening with the recent progress of the KJ-600. Unverified photos posted on social media show the fixed-wing aircraft recently made its first test flight, Ordnance Industry Science Technology, a Xi’an-based … Continue reading

China News Headlines – September 6, 2020


How China’s new language policy sparked rare backlash in Inner Mongolia The US is standing firm with Taiwan, and it’s making that point very clear Can the US and Germany finally see eye to eye on China? China’s post-Covid-19 travel industry sees green shoots with tourists embracing short trips, luxury stays in lessons for global … Continue reading

Europe just declared independence from China


As the EU navigates an increasingly Sino-American world, it finally sees the need to stand together, even against Beijing. China’s diplomats were already having a terrible year in Europe, but this week they managed to make it even worse. At this rate, Chinese President Xi Jinping may achieve the dubious feat of alienating the Europeans … Continue reading

After stealth J-20, China’s next fighter-jet could be a super F-35 copycat


In its endeavours of achieving the “world-class military” status, China’s military and its defence industry may have taken a significant step in the right direction with the development of its first sixth-generation fighter jet, which experts claim to be a superior version of the US F-35s. According to a technical paper published by Yang Wei, … Continue reading

China: The Harmonious Society – September 5, 2020


China may dump U.S. Treasuries as Sino-U.S. tensions flare: Global Times ‘Chinese firms are learning a painful lesson’: India’s app crackdown opens doors for U.S. tech giants US-China tensions: Korean war was a miscalculation. It could happen again with Taiwan Rajnath Singh meets Chinese defence minister, calls for bringing ties ‘back on right track’ Indian, … Continue reading

Why the Czech Republic is baiting China


“An act of international treachery” was how China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi described Czech Senate President Milos Vystrcil’s official visit to Taiwan this week. Amid a broad downturn of Beijing’s relations with Europe, the trip is certain to impact more than just bilateral ties between China and what a Chinese tabloid mockingly called a “small, … Continue reading

China: The Harmonious Society – September 4, 2020


Hunter Biden’s deals ‘served’ China and Chinese military, new film claims China threatened Czech leader for ‘crossing red line’. He jumps over another Chinese banks’ profits will weaken even more in the second half of 2020, says Fitch Ratings Latest India-China border clash turns spotlight on Tibetan refugees in Special Frontier Force Pakistan’s PM: Our … Continue reading

Privacy, European Union and human rights 75 years after WWII


Early summer days of 2020 in Vienna sow marking the anniversary of Nuremberg Trials with the conference “From the Victory Day to Corona Disarray: 75 years of Europe’s Collective Security and Human Rights System – Legacy of Antifascism for the Common Pan-European Future”. This was the first public and probably the largest conference in Europe … Continue reading

China: The Harmonious Society – September 3, 2020


China commemorates 75th anniversary of end of Pacific War Czech Senate president meets Taiwan leader; Beijing protests India and China are squaring off in the Himalayas again. How worried should we be? Taiwan’s New Passport Cover Ensures Others Won’t Confuse It With China Decoupling With U.S. Would Cut China’s Growth to 3.5%, Says Study State … Continue reading

Chinese migrants who survived Mao’s Great Leap Forward can help us learn sustainability


According to the Australian Government’s ABC television and radio network, Chinese migrants who survived a brutal famine caused by Chairman Mao’s Great Leap Forward can teach us how to survive in the coming age of sustainability. Planting seeds of change Migrants are no strangers to adaptation, as making a new home is no small feat. … Continue reading

China: The Harmonious Society – September 2, 2020


China’s baby boomers are set to retire, triggering a sharp shift in health-care trends Pentagon Report: China Now Has World’s Largest Navy as Beijing Expands Military Influence Game of Thrones makers to adapt Chinese sci-fi classic for Netflix After Years of Booming Outside Interest in China, Some Global Firms Are Packing Up Rare rallies in … Continue reading

2025: End Game China – War a Certainity (Part 2)


HOW TO DEAL WITH A TYRANT The war with China is a certainty. Whether it would be with India or any other country in the South China Sea, only time would tell. However, since the initiative has been taken by China, India should not disappoint them, else they would keep coming back like a chronic … Continue reading

China: The Harmonious Society – September 1, 2020


Tension as India, China accuse each other of border violations India-China Border Conflict: What We Know India and China Face Off Again at Border as Troops Move In How China is preparing its economy for a future where the U.S. isn’t the center of global demand Scientists see downsides to top COVID-19 vaccines from Russia, … Continue reading

Cadence Column: Asia, August 31, 2020


There was always a stark difference between America’s southern wall and the Berlin Wall. America’s wall was built to keep people out—whether they were desperate to come in or hungry to invade. The Berlin Wall was meant to keep people in—people desperate to escape from the oppression, fragmentation, and poverty that flow from communism every … Continue reading

China builds missile site at sacred lake revered by hundreds of millions in India


The Chinese regime has set up a surface-to-air missile site on the banks of a sacred lake, according to Indian media, which claims the installation is a desecration of a religious site revered by hundreds of millions in India. China started in April to build military infrastructure near a lake that’s part of the sacred … Continue reading

China: The Harmonious Society – August 31, 2020


Renaissance Capital expects fewer Chinese companies to list in the U.S. once new regulations kick in China says Czech senate speaker must pay ‘heavy price’ for Taiwan visit China says manufacturing activity expanded in August, slightly missing expectations TikTok Deal Talks Are Slowed Over New China Rules TikTok sale appears imminent. Rumors fly as Microsoft … Continue reading

China’s 260 concentration camps are proof of pure evil


It turns out the Chinese Communist Party is bent on permanently locking up much of the Uighur Muslim population of the far-west region of Xinjiang: Satellite images show that Beijing has secretly built 260 high-security concentration camps to hold them. Many, perhaps all, include a factory in the camp so the prisoners can be forced … Continue reading

Death toll rises to 29 in north China restaurant collapse


Chinese authorities say the death toll has risen to 29 in the collapse of a two-story restaurant in the northern province of Shanxi. The Ministry of Emergency Management says another 28 people were injured, seven of them seriously, when the building suddenly tumbled on Saturday. It said Sunday that rescue operations have now concluded, but … Continue reading

China and Russia: An alliance of convenience or trust?


After years of rivalry and mutual suspicion, the China-Russia relationship has been ameliorated by strong economic, military, and political ties. In 1969, limited but intense clashes between the USSR and China mushroomed the hostility and mistrust till the mid-1980s. It wasn’t until the fall of the Soviet Union that the diplomatic tensions thawed. As both … Continue reading

China: The Harmonious Society – August 30, 2020


In authoritarian China, eating freely is a cherished activity. Now a food waste campaign wants to control meals, too Why China Will Not Save Huawei From Trump’s Devastating New Blow TikTok Deal Is Complicated by New Rules From China Over Tech Exports New China Export Rule Could Jeopardize TikTok U.S. Sale Chinese President Xi Jinping … Continue reading

A costly affair for China


The Galwan Attack Seldom are the incidents that lead to ever lasting consequences remembered long after they have happened, less so the people involved. So likely will the world forget the sacrifice of Col Santosh Babu of the Indian army in Galwan Valley of Ladakh or that of the PLA soldier(s) that were the cause. … Continue reading

75 years of the triumph of antifascism


Early summer days of 2020 in Vienna sow marking the anniversary of Nuremberg Trials with the conference “From the Victory Day to Corona Disarray: 75 years of Europe’s Collective Security and Human Rights System – Legacy of Antifascism for the Common Pan-European Future”. This was the first public and probably the largest conference in Europe … Continue reading

China reportedly secretly built hundreds of prison camps to hold minority Muslims


China has secretly constructed new prisons and internment camps over the past several years as the Communist Party-ruled country ramps up its mass detention campaign against Muslim minorities, according to a report on Thursday. Since 2017, China has built 260 of the high-security camps that have the capacity to hold tens of thousands of people … Continue reading

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