Aramco Strikes $12.4 Billion Oil Pipeline Deal With EIG-Led Group

April 10, 2021   |   Referencing article published by wsj.com
The move represents another far-reaching attempt to monetize Saudi Arabia’s prodigious oil assets—once considered so strategic that even a minority stake sale seemed far-fetched.
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Tokyo Olympics: Live updates: China wins first gold medal of Games, COVID impacting events

The Tokyo Olympics have officially kicked off. Read more on eu.usatoday.com


The Perfect Police State by Geoffrey Cain review — inside China’s terrifying techno-dystopia

Marx and Lenin are supposedly the Chinese Communist Party’s great intellectual inspirations. But the high-tech surveillance model it is implementing draws on other great minds. The 18th-century Read more on thetimes.co.uk


U.S. Drops Visa Fraud Cases Against Five Chinese Researchers

The Justice Department’s move marks a significant setback in its effort to stop alleged Chinese intelligence-gathering at U.S. universities. Read more on wsj.com


China imposes sanctions on US officials

The sanctions are in response to recent US sanctions on Chinese officials in Hong Kong. Read more on bbc.co.uk


U.S. lawmakers urge IOC to delay or move China’s 2022 Winter Olympics

A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers on Friday called on the International Olympic Committee to postpone the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics and relocate the event unless China ends what the United States deems an ongoing genocide against Uyghurs and other Muslim minority groups. Read more on reuters.com


China building more facilities similar to suspected COVID leak lab, book claims

Steven Mosher is working on a new book that warns China is building three more labs like the Wuhan Institute for Virology, now under investigation by US intelligence agencies. Read more on nypost.com


WW3 fears as China boasts US would have ‘no chance’ stopping Taiwan invasion

THERE are fears WW3 could be closer than previously thought after China boasts that the US would have “no chance” of stopping an invasion of Taiwan. Du Wenlong, a military expert at Chi… Read more on thesun.co.uk


Chinese firm hits back at claims Wafer Fab takeover ‘gives control to China’  | ITV News

Chinese firm Wingtech has taken over Newport Wafer Fab in a deal said to be worth £63m. | ITV News Wales Read more on itv.com


China and Russia trying to ‘deny US access to space’ in ‘growing threat’

SPACE Force is rushing to stay ahead of a growing threat as China and Russia try to “deny the US access to space,” a top general has claimed.  General John Raymond, the chief of space operatio… Read more on thesun.co.uk


Tales of heroism emerge from China’s deadly floods as rains continue

Central China continued to endure heavy rains and flooding overnight as stories of love and heroism emerged from this week’s disaster in which at least 56 people have died.They included a mother who Read more on thetimes.co.uk



Yesterday

More Tibetan Buddhists behind bars in July

On 6 July 2021, the exiled spiritual leader of Tibetans, the Dalai Lama, turned 86. For Tibetans around the world, the Dalai Lama remains their guardian; a symbol of compassion and hope to restore peace in Tibet, and ensure genuine autonomy through peaceful means. Read more on eureporter.co


India, UK conduct maritime wargames with eye on China

Indian Navy represented by INS Satpura, Ranvir, Jyoti, Kavaratti, Kulish, a submarine Read more on theweek.in


Exclusive: London Mayor urges China to respect ‘one country, two systems’ principle in Hong Kong – CityAM

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has called on the British government to continue applying pressure on the Chinese government to respect Read more on cityam.com


‘Don’t tell me how to run the ball’: Louisa Wall on forging her own path in politics

Earlier this month, she accused the Chinese government of harvesting organs from the country’s political prisoners, including the Falun Gong, and using millions of Uyghurs as slave labour. Both positions were deeply at odds with the government’s take and the prime minister distanced herself from Wall. Read more on thespinoff.co.nz


China’s central bank requires non-bank payment firms to report overseas IPOs

China’s central bank on Friday said that non-bank payment firms must report plans for overseas initial public offerings and other major events, the latest move in a widespread regulatory squeeze on the country’s tech firms. Read more on reuters.com