Posts tagged as china

US Commerce Secretary praises Australia, criticizes China

Thursday, October 10, 2019

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross slammed China’s trade practices and trumpeted America’s economic relationship with Australia amid the festering trade war with Beijing. Ross told a business gathering in Sydney on Thursday that President Donald Trump did not want to use tariffs to get China to change its ways but felt it was necessary. The comments came as U.S. and Chinese officials prepared to resume trade talks in Washington…

Good luck? US, China to begin 13th round of trade talks

Thursday, October 10, 2019

U.S. and Chinese negotiators are scheduled to begin a 13th round of talks Thursday aimed at ending a 15-month trade war that is worrying global investors and weighing on the world economy. Chinese Vice Premier Liu He will lead a delegation into meetings in Washington with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. The world’s two biggest economies are deadlocked over U.S. allegations that China steals technology…

‘Protecting rioters’: China warns Apple over app that tracks Hong Kong police

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

China’s state media has accused Apple of endorsing and protecting “rioters” in Hong Kong’s increasingly violent protests by listing an app on its app store that tracks the movement of police in the city. The condemnation, by the People’s Daily, a Chinese Communist party mouthpiece, appears to be China’s latest move to pressure foreign companies to toe the line after its state TV and Chinese companies cancelled collaboration with the…

Most Lithuanians view China positively – poll

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Lithuania, together with other Eastern and Central European states, look favourably towards China. According to a Pew Research Center poll, young people aged 18-29 have the most positive view towards Beijing. While 45% of respondents in Lithuania looked favourably upon China, and 33% didn’t, in Bulgaria and Poland the approval response rate rose to 55% and 47% respectively. In Hungary, the respondents were almost evenly split, while in the Czech…

India’s moves in Kashmir raise tension in part next to China

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Nearly two months after the Indian government changed the status of the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, new tensions are brewing in Ladakh, a remote and picturesque part of that territory that borders China. On Aug. 5, New Delhi stripped Indian-controlled Kashmir of its statehood and divided it into two centrally governed union territories — Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh. India and Pakistan both claim predominantly Muslim Kashmir, and the…

China’s 70-year parade shows global ambition as HK protests

By Joe McDonald on Wednesday, October 2, 2019

China’s Communist Party marked 70 years in power with a military parade Tuesday that showcased the country’s global ambitions while police in Hong Kong fought protesters in a reminder of strains at home. Trucks carrying nuclear missiles designed to evade U.S. defenses, a supersonic attack drone and other products of a two-decade-old weapons development effort rolled through Beijing as soldiers marched past President Xi Jinping and other leaders on Tiananmen…

China UnionPay expands in Baltic region

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

UnionPay International, a subsidiary of banking card association China UnionPay, announced that it has just partnered with Swedbank, one of the largest banking groups in Northern Europe, to further expand its business in the Baltic region. The partnership will enable tens of thousands of merchants in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to accept UnionPay cards. Leveraging the advantages of both parties, the collaboration will enhance the service capacity of the UnionPay…

China pork prices soar as herds hit by fever, farm closures

Friday, September 13, 2019

Chinese families are having to rethink menu options as pork prices soar despite government efforts to rebuild herds decimated by African swine fever and large-scale closures of pig farms for environmental reasons. Liu Min, a 61-year-old retired cleaning lady, went ahead and bought a small chunk of pork that cost her 21 yuan ($3) during a recent visit to a local fresh market. That’s nearly twice what it usually costs.…

China newspaper mocks Baltic states for squalor and ‘ridiculous wages’

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Wen Wei Po, a state-owned Chinese newspaper in Hong Kong, published an article mocking the independence of the three Baltic states, Estonian daily newspaper Postimees reported. According to ERR News, the article also stated that instead of anticipated success, the countries were left in squalor and suffer corrupt politicians, ridiculous wages and inter-ethnic conflicts. The article was published on August 24, a day after protesters in Hong Kong organized a human…

China using influence in Estonia, Baltics

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Daily newspaper Postimees is running a series of articles about Baltic-China relations, a collaboration between journalists in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, which look at how China interacts with the region and how it uses its influence in each of the three countries. The first article in the series, published on Wednesday, explored how China tries to puts pressure on Estonian politicians when it comes to relations with Taiwan and Tibet…