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The Sydney Morning Herald | Feb 11, 2019

New Zealand's government is denying its relationship with China has frayed after what opposition politicians say is a series of snubs by Beijing.

Guardian | Feb 11, 2019

Chinese political donor urges Asio to investigate journalists after residency visa revokedThe billionaire and major political donor Huang Xiangmo has likened Australia to a “giant baby” with “simple folk customs” while hitting out at a decision to cancel his visa.Huang also criticised Australia’s domestic spy agency for acting contrary to Australian support for the One China policy, and urged it to instead investigate journalists who he said may be “serving foreign intelligence agencies” and had stolen “classified information to gain attention and a spotlight”.

Time | Feb 11, 2019

(BUDAPEST, Hungary) — The United States may be forced to scale back certain operations in Europe and elsewhere if countries continue to do business with the Chinese telecommunications company Huawei, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday in a new warning that underscores U.S. concerns about the firm.
In Budapest on the first leg of a five-nation European tour during which he is raising American concerns about China and Russia’s growing influence in Central Europe, Pompeo said nations would have to consider choosing between Huawei and the United States. The warning was broad but...

New York Times | Feb 11, 2019

A neural network analyzed the medical records of 600,000 hospital patients in China, and diagnosed their conditions as accurately as doctors did in some cases.

npr | Feb 11, 2019

Indexes climbed on Monday as Washington and Beijing officials continue to try to hash out a deal and avoid an escalation of a trade war.(Image credit: Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Guardian | Feb 11, 2019

US secretary of state will dine with Hungarian leader before travelling to other countries The US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, has embarked on a tour of central European countries aimed at countering the influence of Russia and China, after a decade in which the region has been sidelined by US diplomacy.Pompeo is in Budapest on Monday, where he will have several meetings before dining with Viktor Orbán, the country’s rightwing prime minister. Orbán was shunned under Barack Obama’s administration over his populist style and moves against media freedoms and the rule of law....

Foxnews | Feb 11, 2019

China is condemning Turkey over its claim that a celebrated musician from China's Turkic Muslim Uighur ethnic group has died in custody.

Guardian | Feb 11, 2019

Wandering Earth on track to be one of highest grossing films in country’s historyChina has entered the cinematic space race. Wandering Earth, the country’s first blockbuster sci-fi film, is on track to be one of the highest grossing films in China’s history.The film has brought in more than 2bn yuan (£232m) in the six days since its release on 5 February, lunar new year. So far, it is the highest grossing film released over the holiday season, a peak time for the Chinese box office....

Foxnews | Feb 11, 2019

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says a flight from New Zealand to China was turned back for administrative reasons and the incident has no bearing on the relationship between the two nations.

The Sydney Morning Herald | Feb 11, 2019

The Air New Zealand plane was not registered to fly in China, disrupting the travel plans of 270 passengers.

Guardian | Feb 11, 2019

Beijing releases footage of poet Abdurehim Heyit after Turkey said treatment of Uighurs was an ‘embarrassment’China has hit back against claims by Turkey that a famous Uighur poet and musician has died while imprisoned in Xinjiang, where Beijing’s severe policies toward the Muslim minority group have prompted international outcry.Turkey’s foreign ministry said on Saturday it had learned that poet and musician Abdurehim Heyit had died while serving an eight-year prison sentence. In a rare rebuke of China, the ministry said Beijing’s treatment of Uighurs was...

Guardian | Feb 11, 2019

'I am in good health and have never been abused,' Uighur musician Abdurehim Heyit says in a video message released by Chinese state media. The musician was rumoured to have died on the weekend which prompted Turkey to put out a statement condemning the mass detention of Uighurs in China's far-western region of Xinjiang. China then released a video message from Heyit saying he was in good health and in the custody of authorities after 'allegedly violating national laws'. His body language and choice of words seem to suggest he is under duress. Heyit was sentenced to eight years in prison...

Foxnews | Feb 11, 2019

The U.S. Embassy in Beijing says it is following the case of a Chinese-born Kazakh man who had been fighting attempts by Beijing to return him to China from neighboring Uzbekistan and whose current whereabouts are unknown.

Time | Feb 10, 2019

As news that Chinese company Tencent will invest $150 million in Reddit ricocheted across the popular aggregation website, Redditors expressed fears about censorship – and shared a lot of Winnie the Pooh and Tiananmen Square pictures.

Guardian | Feb 10, 2019

Exclusive: Activists urge embassy to ‘tell us if they’re alive or dead’ amid claims of inaction by CanberraSeventeen Australian residents are believed to be under house arrest, in prison or detained in China’s secretive “re-education” centres in Xinjiang, the Guardian can reveal.The 17 cases – 15 Australian permanent residents and two on spouse visas – have been collected by Nurgul Sawut, an advocate for Uighurs in Australia, through interviews with their family members.

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