China News

New York Times | Aug 08, 2018

Beneath the acrimony, two potential paths for China seem to be emerging in the trade war with the United States.

Guardian | Aug 08, 2018

All the day’s economic and financial news, as America finalises tariffs on $16bn of Chinese imports

Time | Aug 08, 2018

In the run up to a panel discussion by a pro-independence activist in Hong Kong, pressure is mounting on the city’s Foreign Correspondents Club (FCC) to disinvite the speaker, who calls for the separation of the semi-autonomous financial hub from the communist mainland.
In light of the government’s attempt to ban the Hong Kong National Party, the FCC invited the party’s founder, 27-year-old Andy Chan Ho-tin to speak at the club, an internationally recognized hub for professional journalists and a bastion of free speech...

The Sydney Morning Herald | Aug 07, 2018

The Trump administration has deepened its trade war with China by announcing a new round of tariffs worth US$16 billion.

Time | Aug 07, 2018

(Bloomberg) — The U.S. said it will begin imposing 25% duties on an additional $16 billion in Chinese imports in two weeks, escalating a trade war between the world’s two biggest economies.
Customs will begin collecting the duties on 279 product lines, down from 284 items on the initial list, as of Aug. 23, the U.S. Trade Representative’s Office said in an emailed statement on Tuesday.

The Sydney Morning Herald | Aug 07, 2018

Burkina Faso broke off diplomatic relations with Taipei in May in favour of China - and they are reaping the financial benefits.

Christian Science Monitor | Aug 07, 2018

A solar cooker company held a cookout to show that traditional Chinese dishes can be made in its devices. China is a "global hotspot" for black carbon emissions, half of which comes from residential kitchens and heaters. 

Time | Aug 07, 2018

(Bloomberg) — U.S. President Donald Trump’s desire to isolate the Iranian economy seems to be working.

Within hours of Washington unveiling its first round of sanctions, German carmaker Daimler AG froze a plan to make Mercedes Benz trucks in Iran. That’s even after the European Union tried to salvage the Iran nuclear deal by pledging to protect firms from Trump’s assault.
“I wouldn’t be surprised if more companies were to follow Daimler out of Iran,” said Frank Biller, a automobile analyst based Stuttgart, Germany for Landesbank Baden-Wuerttemberg. “With the political...

Foxnews | Aug 07, 2018

As trade tensions between the U.S. and China continue to escalate, Chinese officials announced Friday the country tested its first hypersonic flight vehicle capable of carrying nuclear weapons -- and allegedly able to penetrate any missile defense system.

Guardian | Aug 07, 2018

Sterling still struggling on fears of a no-deal Brexit but recovers some of Monday’s losses 11.49am BST The US-China trade battle could spill over from goods into services, according to S&P Global Ratings. The S&P report ssays:This is because China is running out of room to retaliate on goods.. China’s recent threat to impose tariffs of 5% to 25% on a further $60 billion worth of U.S. goods (5,207 product lines) means that, together with the $50 billion of goods already announced, about 85% of its American imports (totaling $130 billion in 2017) could be taxed.The threat is in...

npr | Aug 07, 2018

Hundreds in the Chinese territory regularly sleep in 24-hour air conditioned McDonald's restaurants, but a new survey shows the trend is increasing and is not limited to the homeless.(Image credit: Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images)

Guardian | Aug 07, 2018

Gene A Bunin has spent the past 18 months talking to Uighur restaurant workers all over China. These conversations reveal how this Muslim minority feel the daily threat of arrest, detention and ‘re-education’It was about a year ago that I first walked into Karim’s restaurant, intending to write about it as part of the food guide I was putting together about ethnic Uighur restaurants in the traditionally Chinese “inner China” of the country’s east and south. Having already spent a decade researching the Uighurs – a largely Muslim ethnic minority group based mainly in the westernmost...

Guardian | Aug 06, 2018

Memes likening Xi to the portly Pooh have become a vehicle in China to mock the country’s leader Who’s afraid of Winnie the Pooh? The Chinese government, apparently. Chinese censors have banned the release of Christopher Robin, a new film adaptation of AA Milne’s beloved story about Winnie the Pooh, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Time | Aug 06, 2018

(WASHINGTON) — The United States reimposed stiff economic sanctions on Iran Monday, ratcheting up pressure on the Islamic Republic despite statements of deep dismay from European allies, three months after President Donald Trump pulled the U.S. out of the international accord limiting Iran’s nuclear activities.
Trump declared the landmark 2015 agreement had been “horrible,” leaving the Iranian government flush with cash to fuel conflict in the Middle East.
Iran accused the U.S. of reneging on the nuclear agreement, signed by the Obama administration, and of causing recent...

Christian Science Monitor | Aug 06, 2018

China’s drive for global influence might seem to mirror that of the USSR during the cold war. But its effort is built on a different sense of power. A biweekly column on patterns in diplomacy.