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Foxnews | Feb 15, 2019

A Chinese-born scientist formerly employed by Coca-Cola is now accused of trying to steal trade secrets from companies reportedly working with the beverage giant in order to set up her own rival venture funded in part by China’s government.

Foxnews | Feb 15, 2019

China has made good on its promise to cut the number of climbers attempting to scale Mount Everest by closing the base camp on its side of the mountain. The move is part of a massive clean up campaign by China, which claims the area has been inundated by human waste, trash and abandoned climbing equipment

Guardian | Feb 15, 2019

President said potential delay was justified as deal ‘must be the biggest in history’President Donald Trump has conceded that he will delay planned increases in import duties on $200bn (£155bn) of Chinese goods if there is progress in trade talks in Washington next week.Appearing to soften his demand for talks to conclude before 1 March, Trump said there could be a 30- or 60-day extension, should negotiators get closer to a deal. He said a delay was justified, based on the scope and scale of the talks. Speaking on the White House lawn, he said: “Trade with China – how big does that get? It...

Time | Feb 15, 2019

(BEIJING) — President Donald Trump said that “there’s a possibility” he would extend a March 2 deadline in trade talks with China if the two countries are closing in on a deal.
Trump made the remarks after two days of high-level negotiations broke up in Beijing Friday, and the two countries announced plans to resume talks next week in Washington. The world’s two biggest economies are locked in a dispute over China’s aggressive push to challenge American technological dominance.
The U.S. is scheduled to hike import taxes on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods on March 2. But...

Guardian | Feb 15, 2019

App’s amazing take-up is not entirely due to merit, the government has ordered members of the party download itAn app produced by the Chinese government has become the most popular in the country, rocketing up through the charts with a little help from the Chinese Communist Party.The app’s name “Study (Xi) Strong Country”, is a pun – Xuexi being the word for “study” but also containing the president’s name, suggesting users are to “study Xi”. Related: From 'rice bunny' to '...

Guardian | Feb 15, 2019

Report in Communist party mouthpiece comes amidst strained relationsNew Zealand has become the latest target of a propaganda campaign in China’s state-run media, with the English language Global Times newspaper claiming that tourists are cancelling their holidays in retaliation for the country banning Huawei from being involved in the 5G rollout.In November national telecommunications company Spark was temporarily banned from using Huawei equipment in the...

The Sydney Morning Herald | Feb 14, 2019

Sweden's foreign ministry has confirmed that its ambassador to China, Anna Lindstedt, had been recalled to Stockholm on Wednesday and was under internal investigation.

The Sydney Morning Herald | Feb 14, 2019

Sweden's foreign ministry has confirmed that its ambassador to China, Anna Lindstedt, had been recalled to Stockholm on Wednesday and was under internal investigation.

Foxnews | Feb 14, 2019

The Swedish foreign ministry launched a probe into its ambassador to China amid allegations she allegedly conducted rogue negotiations to release a detained Swedish bookseller in exchange for his daughter’s silence.

Guardian | Feb 14, 2019

Daughter of Swedish bookseller jailed in China says Anna Lindstedt set up meetings in StockholmSweden is investigating its ambassador to China after she was accused of orchestrating a bizarre series of meetings between the daughter of a Swedish bookseller jailed in China and businessmen who said they could help secure his release.The story is detailed in a blogpost by Angela Gui, the daughter of Gui Minhai, a Chinese-born Swedish bookseller who has disappeared twice and is currently held in Chinese custody.

New York Times | Feb 14, 2019

The daughter of Gui Minhai, a Swedish bookseller detained in China, said the ambassador arranged a meeting with men who first offered to help, then cajoled and pressured her.

Foxnews | Feb 14, 2019

China's exports rebounded in January from a contraction late last year amid trade tensions with Washington, but imports declined.

Guardian | Feb 13, 2019

Adelaide zoo appeals for more money for breeding program that has so far cost $9.1mTwo pandas loaned to Adelaide zoo have failed to produce any offspring and could be sent back to China unless the Australian government stumps up more cash for the $9.1m breeding program.Under a scheme that costs twice as much as the recovery fund for Australia’s threatened species, the zoo wants Wang Wang and Fu Ni to remain in Adelaide – despite five failed breeding attempts....

The Sydney Morning Herald | Feb 13, 2019

The setting of the film may have also proved sensitive, as China faces rising international criticism over its re-education centres in China's western desert towns.

Time | Feb 13, 2019

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services say that bears are omnivores who like to eat fish, berries, fruits and vegetables, insects, even human food when they find it (as anyone who has watched Yogi Bear and his love of pic-a-nic baskets knows). The bear experts don’t mention what bears will do with an iPhone, though. A man visiting the bears at Yancheng Wildlife Park accidentally found out.

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