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Washington Post | May 16, 2019

The move signals the start of a lengthy legal process that could deepen the U.S.-China dispute.

The Economist | May 16, 2019

THE WORD for dowry in Bangladesh is an English one: “demand”. It is the price, in other words, that the groom’s family demands in order to admit the bride to their household. In theory, such transactions are illegal in both Bangladesh and India, and limited in value by law in Pakistan. The legislators who enacted these rules (in 1961 in the case of India) thought dowries would go the way of sati, the horrific practice in which Hindu widows were encouraged to throw themselves on their husband’s funeral pyre to show their devotion.

Guardian | May 16, 2019

China has charged Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor with stealing state secretsThe two Canadian citizens detained in China on espionage allegations have been formally arrested, in a move likely to further chill relations between the two countries.Chinese officials have charged Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor with stealing state secrets for a foreign organisation...

New York Times | May 16, 2019

A dog breeder was arrested after he took a dig at urban management officers, the least popular government officials in China.

npr | May 16, 2019

NPR's Noel King talks to Elliott Zaagman, a columnist for the China-focused tech news website Technique.com, about Trump's executive order restricting technology and services of foreign adversaries.

Time | May 16, 2019

Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong, one of the student leaders of the 2014 Umbrella Movement, was sent back to prison Thursday after losing an appeal against a contempt of court conviction.
Wong, 22, was sentenced to three months in prison in January 2018 for defying a court order to leave a demonstration site during the 2014 rallies. Wong, then just a 17-year-old student, was at the forefront of the sit-ins that brought major roads in Hong Kong to a standstill for nearly three months as demonstrators called...

Foxnews | May 16, 2019

China has formally arrested two Canadian citizens it is believed to be holding to pressure Canada into releasing a Chinese telecoms executive.

The Sydney Morning Herald | May 16, 2019

Australia and Indonesia could both play a bigger role in the South China Sea dispute, according to the US Navy chief.

The Sydney Morning Herald | May 15, 2019

A senior White House official stunned American allies by describing the US rivalry with China as the first great power competitor "that is not Caucasian”.

Guardian | May 15, 2019
  • Executive order is apparent swipe at China’s Huawei company
  • Move bars business with firms posing national security risk
Time | May 15, 2019

(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump issued an executive order Wednesday to help protect the United States against foreign adversaries that are taking advantage of technological vulnerabilities to threaten U.S. communications systems.
The order, which declared a national emergency in response to the threat, does not name specific countries or companies. But it appears to target Chinese tech giant Huawei, the world’s biggest supplier of network gear used by phone and internet companies. Huawei has long been seen as a front for spying by the Chinese military or security services, but...

Christian Science Monitor | May 15, 2019

A proposal to ease extraditions, including to mainland China, has prompted Hong Kong’s largest protests since the pro-democracy Umbrella Movement.

The Sydney Morning Herald | May 15, 2019

A senior White House official stunned American allies by describing the US rivalry with China as the first great power competitor "that is not Caucasian”.

New York Times | May 15, 2019

Mr. Shorten, the front-runner to become prime minister, sees trade with China as crucial to fulfilling his economic promises. Critics fear he could make concessions that increase China’s sway.

Guardian | May 15, 2019

German chancellor also shares views on Brexit and climate crisis in interviewEurope must reposition itself to stand up to the challenges posed by its three big global rivals, China, Russia and the US, Angela Merkel has said before her final European election as German chancellor.Facing challenges that range from Russian interference in elections to China’s economic clout and the US’s monopoly over digital services, Europe needs to get better at putting up a united front, Merkel said in a wide-ranging interview shared with...

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