China Imposes Tit-for-Tat Sanctions on Three American Lawmakers

BEIJING — As tensions between the two sides mount, the Chinese government announced on Monday that it would impose sanctions on three American lawmakers and a diplomat in retaliation for similar moves last week by the Trump administration against four officials in China. The largely symbolic sanctions targeted Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, Senator Ted […]

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Outspoken Chinese Professor Is Said to Be Released From Detention

An outspoken Chinese law professor who has denounced the Communist Party’s harsh policies under Xi Jinping was released from detention on Sunday, a week after the police took him away, two people familiar with the professor said. The professor, Xu Zhangrun of Tsinghua University in Beijing, has been one of the few Chinese academics willing […]

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Caught Between Indian and Chinese Troops, at 15,000 Feet

NEW DELHI — First it was cellphone towers, new roads and surveillance cameras, popping up on the Chinese side of the disputed Himalayan border with India. Then it was more run-ins between troops on each side, pushing, shoving and eventually getting into fistfights. Then, about three years ago, Indian soldiers spotted their Chinese foes carrying […]

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Trump administration sanctions Chinese officials over human rights abuses against Uyghur Muslims

The Trump administration on Thursday imposed sanctions on three Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officials over its treatment of minorities in the Xinjiang region, where Uyghurs and other minorities are suffering forced labor and other human rights abuses. “The United States will not stand idly by as the CCP carries out human rights abuses targeting Uyghurs, ethnic […]

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Canada not looking to impose China sanctions for now, seeks to avoid escalation

2/2 © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Picture of Canadian and Chinese flags taken prior to the meeting with Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and China’s President Xi Jinping at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing 2/2 By David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada is not considering immediate sanctions against China over its treatment of Hong Kong […]

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China must take steps to stabilise foreign trade: vice premier

© Reuters. Chinese Vice Premier Hu Chunhua attends a meeting with Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond in Beijing BEIJING (Reuters) – China must take steps to stabilise foreign trade and support firms to survive the difficult times, the official Xinhua News Agency reported on Thursday, citing comments made by Vice Premier Hu Chunhua. […]

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China calls US invite to nuclear talks a ploy to derail them

A senior Chinese arms control official has called U.S. pressure to join nuclear arms talks with Russia a ploy to avoid signing a new deal By The Associated Press July 8, 2020, 7:50 AM 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BEIJING — A senior Chinese arms control official called U.S. pressure […]

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State Department Bars Chinese Officials Who Restrict Access to Tibet

WASHINGTON — The State Department said on Tuesday that it was barring Chinese authorities from the United States who were found to have restricted journalists, tourists, diplomats or other American officials from entering autonomous regions in Tibet. The new visa restrictions are the latest set of sanctions that the Trump administration has imposed against China’s […]

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FBI Director Wray says half of bureau’s 5,000 counterintelligence cases are related to China

FBI Director Christopher Wray on Tuesday warned Americans that the Chinese government’s theft of American information is taking place on so large a scale, suspected incidents make up nearly half of his bureau’s counterintelligence cases. Speaking at an event hosted by the Hudson Institute in Washington, Wray said that Chinese thefts amount to “one of the […]

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Chinese authorities detain outspoken critic of Xi Jinping

A Chinese professor who has gained notoriety for being one of the few outspoken critics of President Xi Jinping and the Communist Party was taken from his home Monday on what his friends and family maintain are trumped-up charges. Xu Zhangrun, a law professor at Tsinghua University, was placed under house arrest earlier this year […]

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WHO alters timeline to indicate it first learned of coronavirus from Internet, not Chinese officials

The credibility of the World Health Organization (WHO) and its dealings with the Chinese government in the early days of the pandemic have once again come under scrutiny following revelations that the U.N.-backed global health body tacitly changed its coronavirus timeline to disclose that it initially heard about the novel virus outbreak from the Internet, […]

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Bubonic Plague Found in a Herder in Inner Mongolia, China Says

A herdsman in Inner Mongolia was confirmed to be infected with bubonic plague, Chinese health officials said, a reminder of how even as the world battles a pandemic caused by a novel virus, old threats remain. The Bayannur city health commission said the plague was diagnosed in the herdsman on Sunday, and he was in […]

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‘Strategic Empathy’: How Biden’s Informal Diplomacy Shaped Foreign Relations

President Barack Obama had a China problem. His national security team knew the Chinese Communist Party was getting ready to anoint a new leader. But his aides wanted to better understand the man they expected to assume power, Xi Jinping. It seemed like a job for Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. Mr. Xi was […]

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Up to 8,000 Chinese nationals came into US after Trump banned travel due to coronavirus: AP

Thousands of Chinese citizens have reportedly come into the U.S. since President Trump restricted travel on foreign nationals in January, arriving from China after the coronavirus outbreak. According to a recent report by The Associated Press, citing data it obtained regarding travel from the U.S. Commerce Department, as many as 8,000 Chinese nationals and foreign residents […]

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China names and shames misbehaving shareholders of banks, insurers

© Reuters. SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese regulators adopted shock and awe tactics on Saturday to target misbehaving shareholders of banks and insurers by naming and shaming 38 corporate investors for having “gravely” violated rules and laws in their first such exercise. The China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission (CBIRC) said the disclosure aimed to limit […]

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Senate Sends Trump a Bill to Punish Chinese Officials Over Hong Kong

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Thursday unanimously passed legislation to impose sanctions on Chinese officials trying to stamp out political dissent in Hong Kong, sending the measure to President Trump’s desk for his signature. The passage of the bill, spearheaded by Senators Patrick J. Toomey, Republican of Pennsylvania, and Chris Van Hollen, Democrat of Maryland, […]

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China: US ‘oppressing Chinese companies’ in new Huawei move

China has demanded Washington stop “oppressing Chinese companies” after U.S. regulators declared telecom equipment suppliers Huawei and ZTE to be national security threats By JOE McDONALD AP Business Writer July 1, 2020, 9:46 AM 2 min read 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BEIJING — China on Wednesday demanded Washington stop […]

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Brushing Aside Opponents, Beijing Imposes Security Law on Hong Kong

A year after protesters in Hong Kong jubilantly defied Chinese rule, the national leader, Xi Jinping, has opened a long-term counteroffensive in the territory, signing a new security law on Tuesday that sets obedience to Beijing above the former British colony’s civil freedoms. Conceived in secrecy and passed with intimidating speed, the law has ignited […]

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FedEx pilot detained in China released, reunited with family: report

The Chinese Communist Party released a FedEx pilot who had been held for nine months on charges that he was smuggling ammunition, according to a report. Todd Hohn, a retired US Air Force colonel, was detained on Sept. 12 by Communist Chinese officials while waiting for a commercial flight in Guangzhou after flying deliveries for […]

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Australia Spending Nearly $1 Billion on Cyberdefense as China Tensions Rise

SYDNEY, Australia — Confronting a surge of cyberattacks attributed to the Chinese government, Australia moved to bolster its defenses on Tuesday, promising to recruit at least 500 cyberspies and build on its ability to take the battle overseas. The investment of 1.35 billion Australian dollars ($930 million) over the next decade is the largest the […]

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India Bans Nearly 60 Chinese Apps, Including TikTok

India’s government banned nearly 60 Chinese mobile apps Monday, including TikTok, citing national security concerns, part of the larger tit-for-tat retaliation that is unfolding between the countries after their militaries clashed earlier this month. The move comes after a deadly clash between the Chinese and Indian militaries along their shared, disputed border earlier this month. […]

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A Singing Xi Jinping Look-Alike Battles the Censors in China

The long stares and startled whispers — Is that him? — begin as soon as Liu Keqing, an imposing Chinese baritone, enters any room in China. With a square face, closely cropped black hair and a portly figure, Mr. Liu bears a striking resemblance to Xi Jinping, China’s top leader. Mr. Liu, who has spent […]

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China’s New National Security Law Looms Over Hong Kong

Chinese lawmakers meeting from Sunday could approve a national security law as early as this week, drastically curbing political protest and dissent in Hong Kong and adding to China’s tensions with Western powers. The National People’s Congress Standing Committee — an arm of China’s Communist Party-run legislature — discussed the draft law this month, and […]

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Pompeo: US imposes restrictions on Chinese Communist Party leaders undermining Hong Kong autonomy

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced new restrictions against members of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Friday, declaring that the U.S. has banned visas for CCP members affiliated with the obstruction of Hong Kong’s autonomy. “President Trump promised to punish the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officials who were responsible for eviscerating Hong Kong’s freedoms,” Pompeo […]

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Li Zhensheng, Photographer of China’s Cultural Revolution, Dies at 79

Li Zhensheng, a Chinese photographer who took great personal risk to document the dark side of Mao Zedong’s Cultural Revolution and produced a powerful compilation of black-and-white images that remains a rare visual testament to the brutal excesses of that tumultuous episode in history, has died. He was 79. His death was confirmed on Tuesday […]

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