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The Sydney Morning Herald | Dec 13, 2018

The Trump administration on Thursday announced a sharp refocus of its Africa strategy to counter what it called the "predatory" practices of China and Russia.

Guardian | Dec 13, 2018

Chang’e-4 is second spacecraft in Chinese mission to land on far side of the moonChina’s lunar lander Chang’e-4 has successfully entered orbit around the moon.After a voyage of 385,000km that lasted 110 hours, the spacecraft fired its retrorockets on 12 December while 129km above the lunar surface. This placed it in a stable elliptical orbit, where it will stay until the landing attempt, which is expected next month. Related: Spacewatch: China readies for part one of...

Christian Science Monitor | Dec 13, 2018

Two Canadians were arrested this week in China on national security charges in response to the potential extradition of Meng Wanzhou, a Chinese tech executive, to the US for violation of sanctions and bank fraud. The move further complicates US-China trade negotiations. 

New York Times | Dec 13, 2018

Wang Yi, one of China’s best-known Protestant pastors, has been charged for “inciting subversion,” suggesting a serious crackdown on religious groups.

Guardian | Dec 13, 2018

Key sticking point at UN negotiations is how countries should account for their greenhouse gas emissionsChina called on rich countries to “pay their debts” on climate change at global talks on Thursday, criticising developed countries for not doing enough to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide finance to help poor countries do the same.The trenchant intervention by Xie Zhenhua, the minister who leads the Chinese delegation and a veteran of the UN climate negotiations, came as China faced increasing pressure to shift its stance on some of the key rules required to implement the...

Christian Science Monitor | Dec 13, 2018

Two Canadians were arrested this week in China on national security charges in response to the potential extradition of Meng Wanzhou, a Chinese tech executive, to the US for violation of sanctions and bank fraud. The move further complicates US-China trade negotiations. 

Guardian | Dec 13, 2018

Playing it straight is not enough to help Ottawa. Beijing has warned it faces ‘grave consequences’ over the Huawei caseOn first sight, Canada is caught in a clash between two rhinos. Unfortunately for Ottawa, the truth is probably worse. If Beijing charged straight at Washington, it would risk being badly gouged.

Guardian | Dec 13, 2018

John Bolton says Trump will put African interests first and end ‘unproductive and unaccountable’ UN peacekeeping missionsThe Trump administration has unveiled a new Africa policy focused on combating the “predatory” practices of China and Russia, and ending what it calls “indiscriminate assistance” and “unproductive, unsuccessful and unaccountable” UN peacekeeping missions. Related: John Bolton says he knew in advance Huawei executive would be arrested...

Foxnews | Dec 13, 2018

A businessman who has jet-skied with Kim Jong Un and was key in arranging Dennis Rodman’s visit to North Korea has emerged as the second Canadian to be detained by China this week amid the country’s uproar following the arrest of a Huawei executive.

New York Times | Dec 13, 2018

China confirmed the arrest of Michael Spavor, an entrepreneur, and accused him and another Canadian of unspecified crimes undermining China’s national security.

npr | Dec 13, 2018

A new report says China may be scrapping a plan that had angered President Donald Trump.

npr | Dec 13, 2018

Democratic Rep. Nancy Pelosi agrees to a term limit to secure U.S. House Speaker job. Government shelters are filled to near capacity with migrant children. And China and the U.S. clash on trade.

Time | Dec 13, 2018

(BEIJING) — China on Thursday confirmed it has detained two Canadian men, raising the stakes in a three-way international dispute over the case of a Chinese telecoms executive facing possible extradition from Canada to the United States.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said entrepreneur Michael Spavor and former Canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig were taken into custody on Monday on suspicion of “engaging in activities that endanger the national security” of China.

New York Times | Dec 13, 2018

While the trade war between the United States and China has been put on hold, new disputes over a series of detentions have raised alarm on both sides of the Pacific.

npr | Dec 13, 2018

Chinese authorities have detained another Canadian citizen this week, allegedly for harming national security. The detentions appear to be retaliation for Canada's arrest of a Huawei executive.(Image credit: Ng Han Guan/AP)

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