US health secretary praises Taiwan's Covid-19 response during rare high-level visit

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The US health secretary, Alex Azar, has met with Taiwan’s president, Tsai Ing-wen, in the highest-level US visit in more than four decades, pledging “strong support and friendship” from Läs mer…

Apple imported clothes from Xinjiang firm facing US forced labour sanctions

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Apple Details on staff uniforms come after CEO Tim Cook says he will not tolerate modern slavery Apple staff work at the flagship store in Sydney, Australia. Photograph: James Läs mer…

Kiribati's president's plans to raise islands in fight against sea-level rise

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Kiribati will raise its islands above the ocean as part of its fight against sea-level rise, seeking help from its new diplomatic partner China to secure the archipelagic nation’s Läs mer…

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai arrested over alleged foreign collusion

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Hong Kong media tycoon and leading pro-democracy figure, Jimmy Lai, has been arrested for alleged foreign collusion. The 71-year-old Lai, who was already facing several other charges over the Läs mer…

Curtains for the nail house? New plan targets China's most defiant homeowners

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; China New law in Shenzhen means buildings can be developed with 95%, rather than 100%, support from residents – promoting concern over erosion of rights A half-demolished apartment building Läs mer…

Faith leaders join forces to warn of Uighur ‘genocide’

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The Observer Uighurs Statement signed by Rowan Williams, bishops, imams and rabbis says Chinese Muslim minority faces ‘human tragedy’ Uighur women wearing traditional clothes in Kashgar, in the north-western Läs mer…

'I can send $100 to Mr Trump': senior Chinese official ridicules US Hong Kong sanctions

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The head of China’s Hong Kong Liaison Office, Luo Huining, has mocked sanctions announced by the US over the crackdown on freedoms in the city, offering to send Donald Läs mer…

Russia, China and Iran meddling in US elections, top intelligence official says

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; US elections 2020 Statement says China is opposed to Trump but offers more concrete evidence of Russia’s efforts to undermine Biden Donald Trump and Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, attend Läs mer…

Scott Morrison appearing unruffled at a podium isn’t enough to bring calm to a crisis | Katharine Murphy

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Reassuring people in the middle of a pandemic is all about instilling confidence in the government’s strategies Scott Morrison made two interesting observations this week that didn’t get much Läs mer…

US places sanctions on Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam over free speech crackdown

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Other senior Chinese and Hong Kong officials sanctioned by US Tensions between Beijing and Washington escalate sharply The US government has imposed sanctions on Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam, Läs mer…

China: fourth Canadian citizen given death penalty over drugs charges

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; China has sentenced a fourth Canadian citizen to death on drug charges in less than two years following a sharp downturn in ties over the arrest of an executive Läs mer…

What is WeChat and why is Trump targeting it?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; On Friday, Donald Trump issued twin executive orders that would ban any US transactions with the Chinese companies that own TikTok and WeChat, saying the US must take “aggressive Läs mer…

Why a Biden presidency might not mean a return to pre-Trump foreign relations

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; European leaders, desperate for an end to the Trump presidency, are being warned that four years of Joe Biden may present them with new challenges and not a simple Läs mer…

UNSW criticised for letter in Chinese with no mention of freedom of speech

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The University of New South Wales has been criticised for issuing a letter in Chinese that differs from a letter in English explaining its deletion of a tweet that Läs mer…

Hong Kong activists charged over traditional Tiananmen vigil

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Twenty-five Hong Kong democracy activists have been charged with taking part in a banned June candlelight vigil marking the anniversary of China’s 1989 Tiananmen crackdown. They included the prominent Läs mer…

MPs urge Home Office to grant refugee status to all Uighurs arriving in UK

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Immigration and asylum Letter to home secretary points out growing evidence of genocide against Uighur people in China An ethnic Uighur demonstrator wears a mask as she attends a Läs mer…

China sentences third Canadian to death over drug charges

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; China Court in Guangzhou announced Xu Weihong’s penalty and said an alleged accomplice had been given a life sentence Relations between China and Canada soured over the arrest of Läs mer…

'They just pull up everything!' Chinese fleet raises fears for Galápagos sea life

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Seascape: the state of our oceans Galápagos Islands ’They just pull up everything!’ Chinese fleet raises fears for Galápagos sea life A vast fishing armada off Ecuador’s biodiverse Pacific Läs mer…

Think ’sanctions’ will trouble China? Then you’re stuck in the politics of the past | Ai Weiwei

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The complex history of how China and the US once embraced each other should inform how the current showdown is tackled The Trump administration has floated the idea of Läs mer…

Pompeo: US removing 'untrusted' Chinese apps to protect Covid vaccine work – video

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Play Video 1:15 The US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, says the Trump administration wants the removal of ’untrusted’ Chinese apps from service in the country. Calling popular social Läs mer…

Will Covid make countries drop cash and adopt digital currencies? | Kenneth Rogoff

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; As the Covid-19 crisis accelerates the long-term shift away from cash (at least in tax-compliant, legal transactions), official discussions about digital currencies are heating up. Between the impending launch Läs mer…

Trump says US should take share of proceeds from proposed TikTok sale – video

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Play Video 1:24 Donald Trump says the Treasury should receive a share of proceeds from the proposed sale of Chinese-owned video app TikTok. The president’s plans come after he Läs mer…

TikTok fails to shake off authoritarian links to Chinese state

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; TikTok Video-sharing app continues to generate unease over privacy and censorship issues TikTok excluded content covering topics including the Hong Kong protests, Tiananmen Square, Falun Gong and Taiwan. Photograph: Läs mer…

Trump claims credit for UK Huawei ban as China says move 'disheartening' – video

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Play Video Donald Trump has claimed credit for the UK’s decision to ban Huawei from the country’s 5G networks, after it was announced the firm would be stripped out Läs mer…

Chinese media calls for 'pain' over UK Huawei ban as Trump claims credit

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Huawei Global Times mouthpiece says Beijing must respond or be seen as ‘easy to bully’ Play Video Trump claims credit for UK Huawei ban as China says move ’disheartening’ Läs mer…

Huawei to lose role in UK 5G network, says Oliver Dowden – video

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Play Video 0:53 Huawei equipment is to be stripped out of Britain’s 5G phone networks by 2027, the culture secretary has confirmed. Oliver Dowden said firms should not buy Läs mer…