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npr | May 20, 2019

It wasn't long ago that China's central city of Chongqing was regarded as emblematic of the country's rising economic fortunes. But more recently, it's fallen on hard times.

npr | May 20, 2019

Americans like trade, in bigger numbers than ever. But they also believe China doesn't play fair in trade.(Image credit: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

Time | May 20, 2019

(BEIJING) — The number of foreign companies that feel compelled to hand over technology in exchange for Chinese market access — an issue that sparked President Donald Trump’s tariff fight with Beijing — has doubled since two years ago despite official promises to end such pressure, a business group reported Monday.
The European Chamber of Commerce in China’s report highlighted enduring complaints about “forced technology transfer” that China’s trading partners say violate its market-opening commitments despite denials and promises of change.
European leaders have criticized...

Time | May 20, 2019

The U.S. Ambassador to China is scheduled to visit Tibet this week, making the first trip by an American envoy to the highly restricted area in four years, according to his embassy.
Ambassador Terry Branstad is visiting China’s Qinhai province and the bordering Tibet Autonomous Region from Sunday until Saturday, an embassy spokesperson said, according to Agence France-Presse (AFP)....

Foxnews | May 20, 2019

Authorities say at least three people have been killed and four remain buried in the collapse of a building in southern China.

Foxnews | May 20, 2019

The U.S. ambassador to China is making a rare visit to Tibet to meet local officials and raise concerns about restrictions on Buddhist practices and the preservation of the Himalayan region's unique culture and language.

Guardian | May 20, 2019

Destroyer moved near Scarborough Reef to ‘challenge excessive maritime claims’, says commander of Seventh FleetA US warship has sailed near the disputed Scarborough Shoal claimed by China in the South China Sea, a move likely to anger Beijing at a time of tense ties between the world’s two biggest economies.The destroyer USS Preble carried out the operation on Sunday, a US military spokesman said. The busy waterway is one of a growing number of flashpoints in the US-China relationship, which also include a trade war, the...

Foxnews | May 20, 2019

For the second time this month, the U.S. destroyer Preble sailed near islands claimed by China in the disputed South China Sea while the two countries engage in a trade fight.

Guardian | May 19, 2019

President Xi appeared open to discussing Tibet but the Dalai Lama’s hosts in Delhi were not so keen, a book revealsChina’s President Xi Jinping agreed to meet the Dalai Lama during a state visit to India in 2014, but the plan was quashed by Delhi, the Buddhist spiritual leader has said.The bombshell claim, which could signal that in the early years of his term Xi was open to the most radical shift in China’s Tibet policy in...

Guardian | May 19, 2019

The state is enforcing a collective amnesia about not only recent political events but those that happened thousands of years agoRemembering the deaths of 4 June 1989 is no neutral task.

Guardian | May 18, 2019

The Chinese-owned app does pose data risks – but wrongly framing such fears can fuel racism and homophobiaFor years, American leaders claimed that the internet would bring free markets and liberal democracy to China. Today, they are more likely to express worry about how Chinese power and Chinese money are reshaping American tech. Conventional strategic areas, like artificial intelligence and cybersecurity, have received the most scrutiny.

New York Times | May 18, 2019

As the trade war rages, ambivalence in China about the United States has posed an unusual challenge for the Communist Party.

Guardian | May 18, 2019

The trade stand-off between China and the US escalated this week, but what exactly does ‘tariff’ mean?The trade stand-off between the US and China escalated this week, with Beijing announcing it would increase tariffs in turn. Donald Trump doesn’t seem to understand what he is doing – he has claimed the Chinese would have to pay...

Washington Post | May 18, 2019

Polls gave Labor a lead before Saturday’s voting with climate change and China’s rise on the minds of voters.

Guardian | May 18, 2019

Former special agent jailed for selling classified US ‘defence information’ for $25,000 in 2017An ex-CIA officer was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Friday for spying for China in a case called part of an “alarming trend” in the US intelligence community.Kevin Mallory, 62, was convicted under the Espionage Act for selling classified US “defence information” to a Chinese intelligence agent for $25,000 during trips to Shanghai in March and April...

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