Posts tagged as Beijing

In ‘The Farewell,’ a family drama straddling East and West

By Jake Koyle on Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Film director Lulu Wang knew her pitch for “The Farewell” was unconventional. She wanted to make an autobiographical drama about the time when, in 2013, her family learned that her grandmother in China, affectionately called Nai Nai, had stage 4 lung cancer and was given three months to live. The grim diagnosis was kept from Nai Nai, a somewhat common approach to death and dying in China. Wang, whose family…

Former New Zealand leader: ‘We need to learn to listen to China’

By James Griffiths on Tuesday, February 19, 2019

A former New Zealand prime minister has been quoted lavishing praise on China as the country’s current leader continues to deny reports of a rift between Wellington and Beijing. In a piece published by Chinese state-run People’s Daily on Monday, Jenny Shipley, a former leader of the conservative National Party and prime minister from 1997 to 1999, commended China’s “huge contributions to the world’s economic growth” and its “great efforts” to promote…

Trump to meet China’s Xi to try to seal trade deal, progress reported

Friday, February 1, 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he will meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping soon to try to seal a comprehensive trade deal as Trump and his top trade negotiator both cited substantial progress in two days of high-level talks. Trump, speaking at the White House during a meeting with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, said he was optimistic that the world’s two largest economies could reach “the biggest…

Chinese manufacturing improves but activity sluggish

Thursday, January 31, 2019

China’s manufacturing improved in January but activity was sluggish, a survey showed Thursday, as U.S. and Chinese negotiators wrangled in Washington over a tariff war. A measure of factory activity issued by the government statistics agency and an industry group rose 0.1 points on a 100-point scale but stayed below a level that shows activity expanding. Measures for employment and domestic demand weakened. China’s economic growth sank to a three-decade…

Vejonis praises Latvian language courses at Beijing International Studies University

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

President Raimonds Vejonis said during a meeting with Latvian language students at the Beijing International Studies University that he was very pleased with Latvian courses offered by the university, the President’s Chancery informed LETA. Knowledge is the greatest value in the modern-day world, and students of the Latvian language will not only have opportunity to learn about Latvian culture but also contribute to enhancing Latvian-Chinese bilateral cooperation in the long…

Kaljulaid meets with Chinese president in Beijing

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

President Kersti Kaljulaid is currently on a working visit to China, where she met with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday. Kaljulaid wrote in a post on social media that she was glad to meet President Xi in Beijing. “Relations between China and Estonia are at an all time high,” she wrote, adding that the two heads of state discussed trade relations, e-commerce and Estonia’s candidacy for a non-permanent seat…

Beijing issues veiled threat to Trump as Russia teams up with China to launch its largest EVER military drills

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Beijing issued a veiled threat to US President Donald Trump as Russia teamed up with China to launch its largest every military drills, with 300,000 Russian troops taking part along with Chinese soldiers in a massive show of force that has rattled the West. The week-long war games dubbed ‘Vostok-2018’ (East-2018), ‘have kicked off’ in far eastern Russia and on the Pacific Ocean, the defence ministry said in a statement.…

Chinese exports accelerate even as Trump escalates trade war

By Elias Glenn, Ben Blanchard on Wednesday, August 8, 2018

China’s exports surged more than expected in July despite U.S. duties and its closely watched surplus with the United States remained near record highs, as the world’s two major economic powers ramped up a bitter dispute that some fear could derail global growth. In the latest move by President Donald Trump to put pressure on Beijing to negotiate trade concessions, Washington is set to begin collecting 25 percent tariffs on…

China warns U.S. is ‘opening fire’ on the world with tariff threats

Thursday, July 5, 2018

The United States is “opening fire” on the world with its threatened tariffs, China warned on Thursday, saying no one wants a trade war but it will respond the instant U.S. measures go into effect, as Beijing ramped up the rhetoric in the heated dispute. The Trump administration’s tariffs on $34 billion of Chinese imports are due to go into effect at 0401 GMT on Friday, which is just after…

Beijing is taking on a broader financial role. Here’s why that matters

By Daniel McDowell on Thursday, June 14, 2018

When the Argentine peso was in trouble last month, Argentina asked the International Monetary Fund for a $50 billion loan. But the government in Buenos Aires also reached out to Beijing for help — reportedly looking for as much as $30 billion. Argentina wants Beijing to bump up an existing “currency swap” agreement between the two countries’ central banks. Currency swaps effectively act like direct lines of credit between two…