Saturday, 4 December 2021

Tag Archives: China

Hong Kong bans pro-independence party

HONG KONG banned a political party which promotes independence, a first since the city was handed back to China by Britain 21 years ago as Beijing ups pressure on any challenges to its sovereignty. Semi-autonomous Hong Kong enjoys freedoms unseen on the mainland including freedom of expression but the space ...

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US-China trade war enters new phase

WASHINGTON/BEIJING: President Donald Trump on Monday effectively broadsided one of the world’s largest trade relationships, announcing plans to proceed with tariffs on another $200 billion in US imports of Chinese goods. Taken with the $50 billion in tariffs already in place, this means roughly half of everything Americans buy from ...

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Putin says Russia and China to reduce use of dollar in trade

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin said Moscow and Beijing plan to use their own national currencies more often in trade deals as Russia’s relations with the West deteriorate. “The Russian and Chinese sides confirmed their interest in using national currencies more actively in reciprocal payments,” Putin told journalists during a ...

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Trump tells Apple to make products in US to avoid China tariffs

WASHINGTON: US President Trump tweeted that Apple Inc should make products inside the United States if it wants to avoid tariffs on Chinese imports, Reuters reported. The company told trade officials in a letter on Friday that the proposed tariffs would affect prices for a “wide range” of Apple products, including ...

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China vows response if US imposes tariffs

BEIJING: China is ready to retaliate if US President Donald Trump goes ahead with a tariff hike on $200b worth of Chinese goods and is confident it can maintain “steady and healthy” economic growth. The Trump administration is poised to impose 25 percent penalties on Chinese goods in a new ...

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China fumes as British warship sails near South China Sea islands

BEIJING: China expressed anger on Thursday after a British Royal Navy warship sailed close to islands claimed by China in the South China Sea late last month, saying Britain was engaged in “provocation” and that it had lodged a strong complaint. The HMS Albion, a 22,000 ton amphibious warship carrying ...

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Microwave weapon suspected in mystery attacks on US diplomats

WASHINGTON: Doctors and scientists increasingly suspect attacks with unconventional microwave weapons as the cause of the mysterious ailments that have stricken more than three dozen American diplomats and their families in Cuba and China, The New York Times reported. The victims reported hearing intense high-pitched sounds in their hotel rooms ...

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Malaysia’s Proton electric cars coming to Pakistan

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s automaker Proton Holdings planned to introduce its electric and other green-cars in Pakistan in partnership with a local car assembler in a deal touted to bring $200 to 300 million of investment in the country, people with knowledge of the matter said on Thursday. Industry officials said ...

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China rejects ‘irresponsible’ Pentagon report on bombers

BEIJING: China on Saturday rejected what it called an “irresponsible” Pentagon report claiming Beijing s bombers are likely training for strikes against US and allied targets in the Pacific. The Thursday report said China was leveraging its growing military, economic and diplomatic clout to rapidly establish regional dominance, while its bombers ...

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Asian markets bounce back on US-China trade talks

HONG KONG: Asian markets opened higher after a positive lead from Wall Street and Europe, with investors cautiously optimistic about upcoming US-China trade talks. Negotiators from Washington and Beijing will meet later this month in the first publicly announced meeting in weeks on their bitter trade dispute, which has seen ...

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