Half of Britons boycotting Chinese goods as anger over coronavirus mounts

June 6, 2020   |   Referencing article published by express.co.uk
AROUND half of Britons are now either fully or partially boycotting Chinese products out of anger at Beijing’s handling of the coronavirus epidemic according to new reports.
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The European Parliament registered 585 votes in favor, 46 against and 41 abstentions, approving a request for a political and diplomatic boycott of the so-called ‘Genocide Olympics’ in Beijing, in rejection of the human rights violations perpetrated by the Chinese Communist regime in Hong Kong. Read more on chinareviewed.co.uk

Latvia slams Germany’s ‘immoral’ relationship with Russia and China

Germany’s “immoral and hypocritical” relationship with Russia and China has driven a wedge between western and eastern Europe, Latvia’s defence minister has said in comments that highlight cracks in the west’s unity. Read more on ft.com

France snubs China with its Indo-Pacific forum

The move comes as Beijing seeks to extend its influence in the Indian Ocean and South China Sea. Read more on politico.eu

China home builders, suppliers issue spate of profit warnings as Evergrande woes bite

A growing number of Chinese construction and decoration companies are writing off assets or issuing profit warnings as debt woes at China Evergrande Group and other property developers debilitate their suppliers. Read more on reuters.com

Beijing’s 2022 Winter Olympic propaganda mirrors Hitler’s 1936 efforts

Dubbed the ‘Genocide Games’ by its critics, the 2022 Winter Olympics will go ahead despite what observers call the nation’s ‘systematic repression of ethnic minorities’. Read more on dailymail.co.uk

China orders more than a million people near Beijing into lockdown

Around 1.2 million people in Xiong’an New Area – around 60 miles southwest of Beijing – are no longer allowed to enter or leave their residential compounds. Read more on dailymail.co.uk

As Omicron pushes the West to reopen, Asia hunkers down

The variant is sharpening an East-West divide on the balance between public health, the economy and basic freedoms. Read more on aljazeera.com

What China thinks of possible war in Ukraine

Shared hostility to America makes China close to Russia, but cautious Read more on economist.com

Hong Kong is on its knees and China must decide whether it lives or dies

China is gambling territory’s status as an international hub by pursuing a hopeless zero-Covid strategy Read more on telegraph.co.uk

US bans telecom giant China Unicom over spying concerns

China Unicom is the latest Chinese company to be banned in the US over national security concerns. Read more on bbc.co.uk

China says UN human rights chief can visit Xinjiang ‘after Olympics’

Sources say Michelle Bachelet can make the trip in first half of 2022 but it should be ‘friendly’ in nature and not framed as an investigation. Read more on scmp.com

China’s 2022 Olympics App Can Spy on People: Researcher

A U.S. researcher is flagging a security flaw in a smartphone app that is mandatory for all those attending the 2022 Winter Olympics, describing what he found as “nefarious and concerning.” Read more on theepochtimes.com

Central Political and Legal Work Conference: The CCP Does Not Feel Safe

Reading between the lines of the important meeting, it appears that the Communist Party (CCP) is expecting in 2022 “infiltration, subversion, and sabotage.” Read more on bitterwinter.org

Taiwan to boycott Beijing Winter Olympics

According to Reuters, Taiwan will not send government officials to participate in the Beijing Winter Olympics and calls on the Chinese regime not to use politics to “interfere” with the Olympic Games or “belittle” the island. Read more on thebl.com

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China revealed: From toxic food to toxic politics

Could you imagine a place where soya sauce is made with human hair, collected from salons and hospitals? Read more on thebl.com