January 20, 2021

China and US teams bypass Washington and go straight to Buenos Aires for trade war talks

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By Zhou Xin From South China Morning Post US and China trade negotiation teams change venue for high-level talks at last minute New venue intended to help prepare ground for Xi-Trump G20 meeting Chinese and American trade negotiators have made a last-minute change to their original plans and rescheduled their talks for Buenos Aires instead […]

‘Prepare for war’, Xi Jinping tells military region that monitors South China Sea, Taiwan

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By Kristin Huang From South China Morning Post China’s President Xi Jinping has ordered the military region responsible for monitoring the South China Sea and Taiwan to assess the situation it is facing and boost its capabilities so it can handle any emergency. The Southern Theatre Command has had to bear a “heavy military responsibility” […]

China’s web censors go into overdrive as President Xi Jinping consolidates power

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By Jon Russell From TechCrunch A week that begins with the repeal of regulation that prevents dictatorship in China is likely to be a busy one for the country’s censorship people, and so it has proven to be. China’s web scrubbers have been busy banning a collection of terms and dropping the hammer on user accounts […]

Sir Ronald Sanders: The effect of a strong President Xi in the Caribbean

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By Sir Ronald Sanders From WIC News On 24 October, at its 19th Party Congress in Beijing, China’s Communist Party formally elevated President Xi Jinping to the revered status of legendary leaders, Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping. The Congress wrote his name into its constitution and set him up to remain in office beyond 2022. […]

China says it has freed Swedish bookseller, his whereabouts still unknown

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Reuters From Daily Mail UK STOCKHOLM/BEIJING, Oct 24 (Reuters) – A Swedish bookseller detained in China after publishing books on the personal lives of President Xi Jinping and other Communist Party leaders has been released, Chinese authorities said on Tuesday. The whereabouts of Gui Minhai, a Chinese-born Swede, could not be confirmed, however, and he […]

Xi Jinping’s US visit: itinerary, issues and delegation

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By Nectar Gan and Cedric Sam From South China Morning Post The itinerary Details of Xi Jinping’s trip are emerging slowly through the media See attached What will they talk about? The world’s two largest economies have a lot on their plate Economy China’s faltering economy is expected to receive unprecedented attention during Xi’s trip, […]

Japan business delegation visits China amid thaw hopes

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From Business Insider Tokyo (AFP) – A large business delegation left Japan Monday for China with hopes of being granted an audience with President Xi Jinping as the two countries take baby steps towards patching up tattered relations. More than 200 senior executives — the largest number on record — headed for Beijing on an […]