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Time | Dec 07, 2018

(BEIJING) — China was preparing to launch a ground-breaking mission early Saturday to soft-land a spacecraft on the largely unexplored far side of the moon, demonstrating its growing ambitions as a space power to rival Russia, the European Union and U.S.
With its Chang’e 4 mission, China hopes to be the first country to ever successfully undertake such a landing. The moon’s far side is also known as the dark side because it faces away from Earth and remains comparatively unknown, with a different composition from sites on the near side, where previous missions have landed.

Guardian | Dec 07, 2018

Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s global chief financial officer, will appear at a bail hearing on Friday morning, following her arrest last Saturday

Foxnews | Dec 07, 2018

The foreign ministers of China and North Korea held talks in Beijing Friday amid a lack of progress in international efforts to persuade Kim Jong Un's regime to halt its nuclear weapons program.

Guardian | Dec 07, 2018

Chang’e 4 mission aims to drop a rover into a vast and unexplored impact craterThe first spacecraft to attempt a landing on the far side of the moon is due to blast off from a launch facility in China, a historic step in lunar exploration.The Chinese space agency’s Chang’e 4 mission aims to drop a robotic lander and rover into the moon’s vast and unexplored...

Guardian | Dec 07, 2018

Beijing is buying up media outlets and training scores of foreign journalists to ‘tell China’s story well’ – as part of a worldwide propaganda campaign of astonishing scope and ambition. By Louisa Lim and Julia BerginAs they sifted through resumes, the team recruiting for the new London hub of China’s state-run broadcaster had an enviable problem: far, far too many candidates. Almost 6,000 people were applying for just 90 jobs “reporting the news from a Chinese perspective”.

New York Times | Dec 07, 2018

A letter signed by dozens of China experts demands that the New Zealand government protect a professor who said she had been harassed over her research critical of China.

The Sydney Morning Herald | Dec 07, 2018

State media accused Washington of trying to contain Huawei because it is the "point man" for the rise of China's globally competitive technology companies.

Foxnews | Dec 07, 2018

With his inauguration just weeks away, Brazilian President-elect Jair Bolsonaro is assembling a Cabinet of ministers with starkly different views on key issues like climate change, the economy and China that is raising questions about the direction the far-right leader will take Latin America's largest nation.

The Sydney Morning Herald | Dec 06, 2018

Activities near the border with China and the expansion of a new suspected missile facility nearby are the latest indications North Korea hasn't given up its arsenal.

Guardian | Dec 06, 2018

State-run papers label Washington a ‘despicable rogue’ as Japan moves to ban telecoms company from government contractsChinese media have lashed out at the US over the arrest of senior Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou, accusing the country of using “hooliganism” to suppress the Chinese telecom giant at the centre of what is turning into a major diplomatic incident.State-run China Daily said the arrest of Huawei’s chief financial officer appeared to be part of US efforts to contain the...

Guardian | Dec 06, 2018

Campaign group urges foreign governments to halt ‘business as usual’ relations with Beijing until action is takenUighur leaders have called on democratic governments to confront China over its treatment of ethnic minority Uighur Muslims, saying the government’s actions against the ethnic minority group are “precursors to genocide”.On a visit to Australia, leaders of the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP), based in Washington, said governments, businesses, academics and thinktanks all had a responsibility to stop “business as usual” relations with China.

npr | Dec 06, 2018

The arrest and possible extradition of a Chinese business executive highlights trade practices that national security adviser Bolton says will be a major focus of U.S.-China trade talks.(Image credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

npr | Dec 06, 2018

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Michael Pillsbury, director for Chinese strategy at the Hudson Institute and an informal adviser to President Trump, about the telecom giant Huawei and U.S.-China trade.

Guardian | Dec 06, 2018

US and UK markets lose all the gains of a year as trade tensions suddenly look ominousInvestors were already confused about where the great US-China trade war was going next, not least because President Trump is capable of sending contradictory signals in the space of two tweets. Now they’re seriously alarmed. The arrest in Canada of Huawei’s chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, who faces extradition to the US, is a diplomatic incident. And it has arrived just as the US and China...

Foxnews | Dec 06, 2018

China could 'take hostages' and is almost certain to retaliate against the United States after the stunning arrest of a top Chinese tech executive for allegedly trying to skirt sanctions on Iran.

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