Edinburgh zoo may have to send giant pandas back to China

January 3, 2021   |   Referencing article published by theguardian.com
Financial pressure from Covid leaves zoo struggling to afford £1m-a-year lease
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I warned you that China would come crashing down. I’m backing India instead

Chinese whispers that a Shenzhen property developer might collapse under $300 billion (£219 billion) debts have shocked stock markets around the world. Read more on thetimes.co.uk


AUKUS Reveals How America and Europe are Drifting Apart

The United States is, at last, in the midst of executing a real pivot to the Pacific. America sees its greatest threats and opportunities in Asia. Europeans should plan accordingly. Read more on nationalinterest.org


Bank of China pledges to end funding for foreign coal projects

Lender is the first state-owned commercial bank to make such a pledge after recent Xi Jinping speech to UN. Read more on scmp.com


Joe Biden’s stance against China is radically different from Donald Trump’s

Experts tell Newsweek that the U.S.-China rivalry is here to stay after fundamental changes in the bilateral relationship during the Trump and Biden years. Read more on newsweek.com


How fall of property giant Evergrande sent a shockwave through China

All eyes are on Xi Jinping as expectation grows that the government will have to intervene to protect small creditors Read more on theguardian.com


Top investors split on direction of ‘tempestuous’ China’s markets

Bulls like Ray Dalio and Howard Marks spar with more downbeat managers such as Kyle Bass Read more on ft.com


Two Michaels land safely in Canada after nearly three years of detention in China

After spending nearly three years in a Chinese prison, Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor have finally landed in Canada. The Prime Minister’s Office confirmed that a Canadian Air Forces passenger plane carrying the two Michaels had landed in Calgary early Saturday morning. Read more on ctvnews.ca


Ministers close to deal that could end China’s role in UK nuclear power station

Exclusive: deal in which UK government would take stake in Sizewell C would risk inflaming geopolitical tensions Read more on theguardian.com


China: Urban management brutally throws old street vendor to the ground in Jiangsu

Recently, a video recording of an urban manager in Nantong city, Jiangsu province, violently throwing an older man to the ground while on duty was spread, attracting public attention. Read more on thebl.com


The US deploys a major exercise in the Indo-Pacific, what is the message to China?

In August, the U.S. launched large-scale military exercises in all fields in the Indo-Pacific region together with the U.K., Australia, and Japan. This was the first exercise of its kind in more than four decades and comes amid growing tensions with China, reports the SCMP. Read more on thebl.com


‘A Force for Global Good’: Quad Leaders Meet at White House Against Backdrop of China Threat

President Joe Biden hosted the first-ever in-person summit of the leaders of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, colloquially known as the “Quad,” on Sept. 24, during which the group hailed its efforts to improve the rule of law in the Indo-Pacific amid rising assertiveness by the Chinese regime in the region. Read more on ntd.com


China Central Bank Says Crypto Deals Illegal

China’s Central Bank on Friday declared all cryptocurrency activities illegal. Bitcoin seemed to plunge 9 percent on the news before recovering a bit later. Read more on ntd.com


How Beijing Supports Anti-US Terrorists: Report

Twenty years ago, the terrorist attacks on 9/11 caused two former foes, the United States and China, to become friends in order to fight the war on terror. Read more on ntd.com



Yesterday

China Is a Declining Power—and That’s the Problem

The United States needs to prepare for a major war, not because its rival is rising but because of the opposite. Read more on foreignpolicy.com


British taxpayers saddled with energy price hike as China reaps ‘exorbitant’ profits

CHINA-linked companies have been profiting off the UK’s public utilities the Henry Jackson Society’s Sam Armstrong has warned. Read more on express.co.uk