Tag: China

Students practice a protective stance Saturday during an air defense drill in Beijing. Photo:IC

China Forces Civilians to Conduct Air Raid Drills in Major Cities

Chinese citizens in Beijing, Shanghai, and other major population hubs throughout the country spent the weekend observing Nationwide National Defense Education Day, forced to practice air raid drills to know how to react to a military invasion.

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Japan Defies China, Sends Submarine to South China Sea Naval Exercise

Japan courted the wrath of China on Monday by announcing its submarine Kuroshio has been dispatched to join an anti-submarine warfare exercise in the South China Sea on Thursday, marking the first officially confirmed drill for a Japanese sub in those contested waters.

US President Donald Trump (R) and China's President Xi Jinping (L) arrive at a business leaders event inside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on November 9, 2017. Donald Trump urged Chinese leader Xi Jinping to work 'hard' and act fast to help resolve the North Korean nuclear …

WSJ: Trump to Issue $200B More Tariffs on China

President Donald Trump is making plans to implement additional tariffs of $200 billion on Chinese imports his administration has been considering for months, according to a new report in the Wall Street Journal.

Apple CEO Tim Cook discusses the new iPhones at the Steve Jobs Theater during an event to announce new products Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, in Cupertino, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

China Objects to iPhone Presentation Listing Taiwan and Hong Kong as Separate Markets

Once again, Chinese media and internet users are lashing out at a Western corporation for the unforgivable insult of listing Taiwan and Hong Kong as separate entities from Communist China. The latest company to trigger the Chinese is Apple, whose iPhone XS rollout event included a slide that listed China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan as three separate markets among the two dozen or so that would receive Apple’s new product on September 21.

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China Gives South Africa $25 Billion in Stimulus Loans

The government of South Africa announced on Friday that President Cyril Ramaphosa secured another $10 billion in Chinese loans during his trip to Beijing last week, bring South Africa’s total economic stimulus and infrastructure financing from China up to $25 billion.

TOPSHOT - A demonstrator wearing a mask painted with the colours of the flag of East Turkestan and a hand bearing the colours of the Chinese flag attends a protest of supporters of the mostly Muslim Uighur minority and Turkish nationalists to denounce China's treatment of ethnic Uighur Muslims during …

China: Muslim Torture Camps Are Necessary ‘Education Centers’

A Chinese official dismissed reports of Beijing establishing “political re-education camps” for Uighur Muslims in western Xinjiang province on Thursday, telling reporters that the camps are “vocational centers” necessary to integrate less wealthy citizens into the Chinese economy.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) review troops during a welcoming ceremony on January 23, 2016 in the capital Tehran. Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived on January 22, 2016 in Iran on the third leg of a Middle East tour aimed at boosting economic ties with …

Desperate Iran May Turn to China for Help as Beijing’s Oil Purchases Plummet

The collapse of the rial currency and the looming threat of U.S. oil sanctions, scheduled to take hold in November, are reportedly leading Iran to turn to China for help keeping their economy afloat. A report Thursday suggests that China, itself struggling amid U.S. tariffs, may not be looking to save Iran and is diminishing its imports of Iranian oil.

Zambia’s President Edgar Lungu, left, shakes hands with China’s President Xi Jinping, prior to their bilateral meeting at the Great Hall of the People, in Beijing, China, Sept. 1, 2018. Some are expressing concerns that Beijing is pursuing debt-trap diplomacy vis-a-vis African countries.

Report: China Plans to Take Over Zambia’s Electric Company After Loan Default

African media buzzed with reports this week that China plans to take over Zambia’s national power company, ZESCO, and has already taken control of national broadcaster ZNBC. In essence, Beijing is repossessing chunks of the Zambian state because it cannot repay the gigantic loans it took out from China.

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THE GOOGLE TAPE: Employees Applauded Company for Taking ‘Bold Stance’ Against China

During the Google company meeting which took place just after Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign defeat, employees applauded a fellow employee who thanked company executives for taking a “very bold stance” against China in 2010, which he described as one of the “greatest things” the company had ever done.

Russia's President Vladimir Putin reviews a military honour guard with Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping during a welcoming ceremony outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing

China Joins Russia for Massive Wargame as Xi Meets with Putin

Russia’s biggest military exercise since the end of the Cold War is now underway, with a sizable contingent of elite Chinese and Mongolian troops participating. Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Vladivostok on Tuesday for a bilateral summit on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum.

Soldiers march in a parade for the 70th anniversary of North Korea's founding day in Pyongyang, North Korea, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. North Korea staged a major military parade, huge rallies and will revive its iconic mass games on Sunday to mark its 70th anniversary as a nation.

North Korea Letter Renews Trump-Kim Second Meeting Plan

A new letter from North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un to U.S. President Donald Trump sought to renew plans for a second meeting between the two leaders, and those plans are now in motion, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters Monday.

China's officially atheist government is wary of organised religious movements outside of its control

Chinese Officials Burn Bibles, Close Churches in Crackdown on Christianity

The Chinese government’s campaign to “Sinicize” organized religion – in other words, make religion completely subordinate to the Communist Party – grew more aggressive this year and featured the destruction of Bibles, crosses, and entire churches. Religious freedom activists call it the worst crackdown on Christianity since religious freedom was nominally granted by the 1982 Chinese constitution.

North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (centre R) waves with China's Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress Li Zhanshu (centre L) from a balcony of the Grand People's House on Kim Il Sung square following a military parade and mass rally on September 9, 2018. - …

North Korea Makes China the Star of Subdued Independence Day Parade

North Korea held a significantly toned-down parade on Sunday for the 70th anniversary of its founding; it lacked the usual display of nuclear-capable weapons but prominently featured China’s special envoy to the country, representing communist leader Xi Jinping.

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China Sees GMO Soybeans as a Trade War Tool

China plans to grow genetically modified soybeans in Argentina, hoping the crop will provide a “hand-up for China in the face of the ongoing trade war with the US.”