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Publisher, 2 politicians charged Over Hong Kong Protests 

Outspoken Hong Kong publisher Jimmy Lai and two prominent opposition politicians were charged Friday with illegal assembly over a pro-democracy march last year as the territory's Beijing-backed government appeared to move to settle scores over the...
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Observations On Chinese Gdp Growth And Covid-19

This is highly speculative. Worse, it seems contradictory — things are terrible, yet not that bad. The terrible part is that Chinese GDP growth will be sharply negative for the first quarter, Beijing’s protests aside. The not-so-bad part:...
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$zoom Shares Double Amid Coronavirus Concerns. But Investors Mistakenly Bet On The Wrong Company

Shares of Zoom Technologies Inc., a Beijing-based maker of mobile phone components with a market value of just $18 million, have more than doubled this week as investors bet on companies that could benefit if coronavirus fears push people to stay at...
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Upgrade Time: China's Huge Air Force Is Full Of Clunkers

Sebastien Roblin Security, Asia Beijing is willing to pay the cost. Key point: Beijing has become a world power by buying or building modern fighters and bombers. However, it still has a lot of aging planes that it needs to get rid of. The...
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Huawei To Build First European 5g Factory In France To Soothe Western Nerves 

Huawei will build its first European manufacturing plant in France, its chairman said Thursday, as the Chinese telecom giant seeks to ease worldwide concerns stoked by U.S. charges that Beijing could use its equipment for spying. Liang Hua...
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China’s Thin Skin Bruised Yet Again

The latest brouhaha between China and the United States unfolded last week when Beijing expelled three Wall Street Journal reporters.
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Coronavirus Cuts Off World Supply Chains Exposing Globalization Weaknesses – Beijing-based Author

Global markets have continued to be volatile for several days in a row, over the fears of the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Nevertheless, Asia has shown surprising resilience in handling the crisis. Beijing-based author Thomas W....
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Un Human Rights Chief Warns Of Women’s Rights Complacency

Michelle Bachelet, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, has warned against complacency on women’s rights at an event marking the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration, a landmark agenda for the empowerment of women.
Related topics: Human Rights, Anniversaries, China

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Exclusive Video: What It's Like To Live In Beijing Amid The Epidemic?

At the moment, there are up to 78,000 infected individuals across China, and several thousand more in other countries. The dire situation has resulted in severe measures, with many areas under quarantine to stop the outbreak.
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Can The Anti-infiltration Law Successfully Block Pro-beijing Media In Taiwan?

Former Taiwanese vice president and Kuomintang honorary Chairperson Lien Chan's calligraphy for the MasterChain platform. Via MasterChain's Twitter. On 31 December 2019, Taiwan passed a law aimed at countering the influence of “hostile...
Related topics: China, Social Media, Taiwan

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India Wants To Buy A Ton Of Russian Weapons But There's 1 Big Problem

Sebastien Roblin Politics, Asia Sanctions. Key point: India wants Russian weapons that are subject to American sanctions. But Washington wants New Delhi as an ally against Beijing- so what might America do? As we enter the 2020s, the Indian Air...
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Chinese Workers Refuse To Go Back To Work Despite Beijing's Demands

Chinese Workers Refuse To Go Back To Work Despite Beijing's Demands When we commented earlier that the coronavirus pandemic means that the vast majority of Chinese small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have at most 2-3 months of cash...
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How China Is Humiliating Pakistan

Michael Rubin Security, Asia Pakistan sees itself as a major regional power but recent events show that Beijing considers Pakistan little more than a subordinate colony to be exploited but not heard. Inside Pakistan, India is an obsession....
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"they're Traumatized": Governments Ignore Plight Of Foreign Students Trapped In Wuhan

"They're Traumatized": Governments Ignore Plight Of Foreign Students Trapped In Wuhan Beijing wasn't thrilled last month when the US, UK, Japan, South Korea and a bevy of other developed nations demanded they be allowed to evacuate...
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White House Warns Beijing: 'we Still Expect You To Honor Your Trade Deal Commitments'

White House Warns Beijing: 'We Still Expect You To Honor Your Trade Deal Commitments' A Chinese official recently suggested that Beijing might need some 'wiggle room' to fulfill its commitments under the 'Phase 1' trade deal. Now, the Tr
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Generation Equality: Four Ways To Accelerate Progress

By Jemimah NjukiNAIROBI, Feb 20 2020 (IPS) The global gender community will meet in New York in March to review progress on gender equality and women’s empowerment in the 25 years since the Beijing declaration. The theme for this year’s...
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Beijing On Expulsion Of Three Wsj Journos: 'media That Maliciously Smear China Must Pay The Price'

The expulsion of the journalists comes after an editorial, written by Walter Russell Mead, suggested that the Chinese government is "trying to conceal the true scale” of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.
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Beijing Urges Us To 'leave Cold War Mentality' After Ruling Against 5 Chinese Media Entities

The Department of State previously announced it would designate five media outlets as "foreign missions" and brand their employees as agents of the Chinese government. The list includes the Xinhua News Agency, China Global Television Network, China...
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Ex-malaysian Official Slams Abbott For Claim Mh370 Crash Was Likely 'mass Murder-suicide By Pilot'

Flight MH370, travelling from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, disappeared from radars on 8 March six years ago, less than an hour after takeoff. There were 227 passengers and 12 crew members on board.
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China Expels 3 Wall Street Journal Reporters As Media Relations Sour

Beijing said it revoked their credentials over a headline the newspaper published in its opinion pages.
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