China News

Guardian | Nov 05, 2018

China has suffered a ‘broad-based slowdown’, economists warn, as growth hits its lowest since June 2016

Guardian | Nov 05, 2018

Trip comes amid concern about superpower’s influence on Australian politicsAustralia’s foreign affairs minister, Marise Payne, will travel to Beijing for a forum with her Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, amid concerns about the superpower’s influence on domestic politics and cyber attacks.Payne will arrive in China on Wednesday for the Australia-China Foreign and Strategic Dialogue, which she hails as an opportunity to enhance the relationship between the two countries.

The Sydney Morning Herald | Nov 05, 2018

The visit is a significant step forward for the Morrison government in normalising relations with China.

The Sydney Morning Herald | Nov 05, 2018

The visit is a significant step forward for the Morrison Government in normalising relations with China.

Guardian | Nov 05, 2018

Leader portrays China as champion of globalisation ahead of talks with US president at G20 – but Asian shares continue to slideXi Jinping has promised to lower import tariffs and improve access to the Chinese market in remarks meant to portray his country as a champion of globalisation as it remains locked in a trade war with the US.“Protectionism and unilateralism is rising. Multilateralism and the free trade system are under threat … China will not close its door to the world and will only become more and more open”, the Chinese president said on Monday at the beginning of a trade fair...

Time | Nov 04, 2018

(PYONGYANG, North Korea) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Cuba’s President Miguel Diaz-Canel — both hoping to get out from under U.S. economic sanctions — have agreed to expand and strengthen their strategic relations, North Korea’s state media reported Monday.
Diaz-Canel, who is in Asia on his first international tour since assuming office in April, arrived in Pyongyang with his wife on Sunday. He was met at the airport by Kim, who joined him on the ride into the city past flower-waving and cheering crowds.

Time | Nov 04, 2018

(Bloomberg) — Secretary of State Michael Pompeo defended the temporary waivers granted to eight countries to continue buying Iranian crude oil for now against Congressional critics and others who say the U.S. is being too lenient on the Islamic Republic.
The comments on “Fox News Sunday” come a day before U.S. sanctions on Iran’s energy and shipping are due to snap back following President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the 2015 multilateral nuclear agreement.
“The president’s policy of maximum pressure will be fully in place come tomorrow,” Pompeo said during the...

Time | Nov 04, 2018

Russian punk activist band Pussy Riot organized a protest with Hong Kong democracy activists on Sunday night following the cancellation of a Chinese dissident artist’s exhibition.
Donning the band’s signature balaclavas, two members of Pussy Riot—Olga Kurachyova, 31, and Veronika Nikulshina, 21—assembled with others in Hong Kong’s SoHo district, to call for greater freedoms in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory and denounce the scrapping of an exhibition by Badiucao, the...

Washington Post | Nov 04, 2018

China has growing legions of tinkerers and toolshed inventors. The quirky and prolific Geng Shuai has become its improbable star.

The Sydney Morning Herald | Nov 04, 2018

Trade Minister Simon Birmingham 'celebrates China's success' as he becomes the first minister this year on an official visit.

Guardian | Nov 03, 2018

Two members of Russian group speak alongside activist Joshua Wong despite cancellation of art show after ‘threats’ from ChinaMembers of Russian punk protest group Pussy Riot joined Hong Kong pro-democracy campaigners on Saturday to defend freedom of expression as Beijing tightens its grip on the semi-autonomous city.Two members of the Russian group spoke alongside leading Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong at a panel...

Guardian | Nov 03, 2018

Burden of enforcement will hit poorer nations already struggling to cope, say conservationistsChina’s decision to loosen a 25-year ban on the trade of tiger bones and rhino horn will put pressure on poor foreign nations as well as endangered global wildlife, according to experts on the illegal trade in animals.Government officials in Beijing say the introduction of quotas for these body parts to be used in traditional Chinese medicine will allow them to manage legal demand, but conservationists say the move will...

Guardian | Nov 02, 2018

Chow made Lee and Jackie Chan stars after deciding to break away from the low-budget ethic of kung fu genreLegendary Hong Kong film producer Raymond Chow, who introduced Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan to the world and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to the big screen, has died at 91.Chow “helped nurture a pool of Hong Kong talents and brought them to the international stage”, said Edward Yau, Hong Kong’s secretary for commerce and economic development in a statement on Friday.Mr Chow gave me a chance to follow my dreams Related:...

Guardian | Nov 02, 2018

Beijing needs to be held to account. On Tuesday, a UN meeting provides other nations with that chance Now is the time to act on China’s human rights abuses in Xinjiang. China’s efforts to destroy the ethnic Uighur identity through mass internment camps and militarised surveillance must be raised loudly and clearly condemned during a UN human rights review of China on Tuesday in Geneva.Countries afraid of standing up to China on their own can speak out on...

The Sydney Morning Herald | Nov 02, 2018

Most have only seen them from the air, but China correspondent Kirsty Needham got on the ground in Xinjiang to explore China's vast network of gulags.

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