China Angle: Has the Outbreak Woken Up the Europeans?

May 20, 2020   |   Referencing article published by theepochtimes.com
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Yellen says cutting some tariffs on Chinese goods could ease price pressures

Some of the Trump-era measures ‘create problems without having any real strategic justification’, the US Treasury Secretary added. Read more on scmp.com


Chinese border city restricts activities for cargos by highway as COVID-19 infections grow

A Chinese city adjacent to Russia said that starting Friday, it would suspend certain activities for goods transported via highway, its latest move to tighten virus curbs along borders amid its COVID-19 resurgence. Read more on reuters.com


China Fines Social Media Firm Douban for ‘Unlawful’ Release of Information

BEIJING—The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) said on Thursday it had summoned and fined social media company Douban … Read more on ntd.com


Brain drain fears as Hong Kong secondary schools lose 4,500 pupils and 1,000 teachers in one academic year – survey

Hong Kong’s secondary schools lost almost 4,500 students and 1,000 teachers in the last academic year – an average of 32 students and seven teachers per school – due largely to em… Read more on hongkongfp.com


Majority of Americans Consider China Top Threat, Survey Finds

A majority of Americans across the political spectrum now see China as the biggest threat to the United … Read more on theepochtimes.com


US defence secretary condemns China hypersonic missile tests

Lloyd Austin says tests increase regional tension, as US pledges continued military support for South Korea. Read more on aljazeera.com


Tennis stars hail WTA stand against China over Peng Shuai

Top players back tennis body’s move to suspend its tournaments in China as IOC criticised for its handling of the case. Read more on aljazeera.com


[Column] The EU’s ‘global gateway’ – an answer to China, or a dead-end?

Will the Global Gateway become yet another dead-end? If the Green New Deal, projects to secure supplies of important minerals, the Open Strategic Economy and now this are put together, then the pieces of the puzzle could fall into place. Read more on euobserver.com


Xinjiang: The Dynamics of Genocide Revealed

A leading world expert on genocides explain how crimes against humanity are perpetrated and justified. Read more on bitterwinter.org


Mainland crusader loses law license

Mainland civil rights lawyer Liang Xiaojun, who was involved in Hong Kong’s 12 fugitives case, has had his license revoked by authorities. Read more on thestandard.com.hk


China’s Environmental Threat to Antarctica

Beijing appears intent on exploiting the continent militarily and commercially. Read more on wsj.com


China to Close Loophole Used by Tech Firms for Foreign IPOs

China is planning to ban companies from going public on foreign stock markets through variable interest entities, according to people familiar with the matter, closing a loophole long used by the country‘s technology industry to raise capital from overseas investors.  Read more on bloomberg.com


China’s test of hypersonic weapon raised regional tensions, says US defence chief

Lloyd Austin warns advances highlight why Beijing has become the top challenge for American military Read more on ft.com


Australia to face pressure to use new Magnitsky-style laws against Myanmar and Chinese officials

MPs from across the political spectrum raise human rights in Xinjiang and Hong Kong crackdown as they sign off on powers Read more on theguardian.com


Nike, Patagonia named in Dutch lawsuit on Xinjiang forced labour

The filing by a non-profit group says the companies’ use of Chinese suppliers frequently accused of using forced labour breaks Dutch law. Read more on scmp.com