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Beijing Could Use Rare Earth Metal Exports As Pressure Point In Us Trade War

After Chinese President Xi Jinping visited a rare earth metal facility earlier this week, fears of a coming clamp-down on exports of the valuable materials have been renewed. China produces the vast majority of the world’s rare earths, which are...
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The Trade War Is Not Only About Trade

Samuel Rines economy, Americas Washington is in a long-game with Beijing over ideology and socioeconomic systems. Many have assumed the United States and China would work out a trade deal. The tariffs and threats of further tariffs on Chinese...
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Bannon Says Destroying Huawei More Important Than Striking Trade Deal

From a comfortable position thousands of miles away from the White House (he has reportedly been spending a lot of time in Europe lately), former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon has embraced a stance toward Beijing that's somewhere to the...
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China's Military Is The Biggest On The Planet (but Can It Fight America And Win?)

Sebastien Roblin Security, We game it all out.  International waters are generally defined as being twelve nautical miles from a country' shoreline. But, Beijing claims vast swathes of the South China Sea as its exclusive preserve, even if those...
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Demystifying Belt And Road

In May 2017, Beijing hosted the first Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation.  The summit, which gathered representatives of more than 100 countries, had been organized to promote Chinese President Xi Jinping’s signature foreign...
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Dealbook Briefing: The Tit-for-tat Trade War Gets Hotter

The U.S.-China trade war intensified yesterday as Beijing and Washington outlined plans to increase tariffs on each other’s goods.
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Austerity With Chinese Characteristics

This year, to the consternation of the world’s luxury-goods producers, “austerity” became one of Beijing’s most prominent political buzzwords. Since becoming head of the Chinese Communist Party last November, Xi Jinping has announced a...
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Beijing Warns Of "unwavering Resolve" In Huawei Fight, Accuses Washington Of...

As the anti-American sloganeering reaches an unprecedented level of froth (there's now an unofficial trade war 'fight song') across China, the Commerce Department has softened its anti-Huawei stance, calling for a 90-day reprieve  to allow American...
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Escobar: "clash Of Civilizations" Or Crisis Of Civilization?

Authored by Pepe Escobar via The Saker blog, Talk about a graphic display of soft power: Beijing this week hosted the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations.  Organized under the direct supervision of President Xi Jinping it took place...
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At A Ukrainian Aircraft Engine Factory, China’s Military Finds A Cash-hungry Partner

The former Soviet republic once churned out arms and equipment for Russia. Now Beijing has a foothold that raises alarms in the West.
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Not So Free Market

Following the US government accusing Chinese tech giant Huawei of spying on behalf of Beijing and placing it on an "Entity List", a number of prominent corporations have moved to sever their ties with the company.
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Xi Sends Trump A Message: Rare-earth Export Ban Is Coming

Back in April of 2018, when the trade war with China was still in its early stages, we explained that among the five "nuclear" options Beijing has to retaliate against the US, one was the block of rare-earth exports to the US, potentially crippling...
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Beijing Demands Giant Pandas Loaned To San Diego Zoo Be Returned Immediately

Submitted by Michael Every of RaboBank Panda-monium We managed to go an entire weekend without US President Trump sending an escalatory tweet over China and trade. However, that doesn’t mean tensions aren’t building even further. China’s...
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Coast Guard Gives Us New Tool In Disputed South China Sea

A rare U.S. Coast Guard exercise in the South China Sea this month shows that the United States is broadening its reach in a disputed waterway, a new pressure point between Washington and the sea’s chief claimant Beijing. On May 14 the U.S....
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China To Iran’s Rescue? Trump Might Successfully Anger Beijing Or Tehran, But Not Both

Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) – Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi said at a news conference on Saturday that China opposes US unilateral sanctions on Iran and appreciates Iran’s continued commitment to the 2015 nuclear deal with the five...
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Chinese Newspaper Slams Us 'tech Transfer' Claims Amid Trade War

The Chinese newspaper insisted that the accusations levelled by Washington against Beijing are merely a tool used by “some people in the US” to suppress China’s development.
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The Polar Silk Road Comes To Life As A New Epoch In History Begins

Authored by Matthew Ehret via The Strategic Culture Foundation, Speaking at China’s second Belt and Road conference in Beijing featuring 37 heads of state, Russia President Vladimir Putin unveiled the intention to unite Russia’s Northern Sea...
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30 Years After The Tiananmen Massacre: An Interview With Survivor Zhou Fengsuo

Regardless of how dark the situation is, we will persist.Zhou Fengsuo (circled) was no.5 in the Beijing police wanted list after the 1989 Tiananmen Massacre. Photo: Zhou Fengsuo. The following post is originally written by Kris Cheng and published...
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Beijing Backs Iran, "firmly Opposes" Unilateral Us Sanctions

In the latest sign of Beijing's frustration with the US, the Chinese leadership have reiterated their opposition to American sanctions against Iran. After a meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, Chinese Foregin Minister Wang Yi...
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In Trade War, How Much Can Beijing Fight Back?

China’s retaliatory measures against the United States in their ongoing trade war have raised questions about the limitations of Beijing’s ability to fight back. Beijing’s retaliation did not match the size of Washington’s action of...
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