Today

Taiwan won’t be the one to start war with China, says its defence minister

China’s recent military manoeuvres aim to project Beijing’s ‘ability to scare away and obstruct foreign military forces’, says Chiu Kuo Cheng Read more on independent.co.uk


Wave of defections of Chinese officials: ‘Every day someone goes missing’

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is currently dealing with a nightmare situation where the Chinese, from ordinary citizens to government officials, are fleeing the country. Read more on thebl.com


Hungry for fuel, China looks to the U.S., Europe eyes relief plans

China’s energy crisis deepened on Friday with coal prices hitting a record high as cold weather sweeps in and soaring gas prices prompting major energy companies to seek long-term deals with U.S. suppliers, sources told Reuters. Read more on reuters.com


‘One Team, One Fight!’: Former DoD Official Highlights Urgency in US Fight to Maintain AI Superiority Over China

U.S. strategic advantage against China in the domains of AI and machine learning are being undermined by bureaucratic waste, according to the former CSO. Read more on theepochtimes.com


US emerges as biggest Bitcoin miner after China crypto crackdown

China was the biggest miner of Bitcoin until authorities there effectively banned the practice. Read more on aljazeera.com


EXCLUSIVE China looks to lock in U.S. LNG as energy crunch raises concerns- sources

Major Chinese energy companies are in advanced talks with U.S. exporters to secure long-term liquefied natural gas (LNG)supplies, as soaring gas prices and domestic power shortages heighten concerns about the country’s fuel security, several sources said. Read more on reuters.com


US Officially Rejoins UN Human Rights Council 3 Years After Trump Pullout

The United States is returning to the United Nations Human Rights Council more than three years after Trump administration quit the 47-member body that it had branded a “protector of human rights abusers.” Read more on theepochtimes.com


Xi Jinping expected to snub UK summit on climate crisis

Boris Johnson has been told that President Xi of China will not attend next month’s critical climate change conference in Glasgow amid international pessim Read more on thetimes.co.uk


Opinion | China and the U.S. Sabotage Their Own Tech Companies

Xi Jinping and Joe Biden wage their version of Maoist rectification drives against successful firms. Read more on wsj.com


China state media warns U.S. defending Taiwan would be

The Global Times warned Taiwan that the U.S. won’t “fight to the death” over Taiwan, but China is prepared to wage the battle. Read more on newsweek.com


EXCLUSIVE China looks to lock in U.S. LNG as energy crunch raises concerns- sources

Major Chinese energy companies are in advanced talks with U.S. exporters to secure long-term liquefied natural gas (LNG)supplies, as soaring gas prices and domestic power shortages heighten concerns about the country’s fuel security, several sources said. Read more on reuters.com



Yesterday

Corporate Misconduct: Minority Shareholders of Renren Win $300 Million Settlement – Vision Times

U.S. investors who own a minority stake in Chinese company Renren are poised to receive 300 million dollars in settlements to resolve claims against the firm’s controlling shareholders and other defendants. Read more on visiontimes.com


China resorts to sophisticated ‘three kinds of war’ to penetrate West

Beijing is using the “Three Wars” doctrine to easily penetrate Western countries. This includes psychological warfare, public opinion war, and legal war. Read more on thebl.com


China’s more aggressive because it sees a ‘softer’ leader in White House, says former director of national intelligence

Former director of the Office of National Intelligence, John Ratcliffe, said that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has become increasingly aggressive, especially with Taiwan, because it sees in the Biden administration a “softer” and “more cooperative” leader than Trump. Read more on thebl.com


IOC Rules out Pressuring China Over Human Rights Record

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will not pressure 2022 Winter Olympics hosts China over its human rights record because it is not in the governing body’s remit to dictate to sovereign countries, IOC Vice President John Coates said on Wednesday. Read more on ntd.com