Friday, 22 October 2021

Tag Archives: China

United States orders China to close its consulate in Houston

BEIJING: The United States said that it has ordered China to close its consulate in Houston “to protect American intellectual property” and the private information of Americans. China strongly condemned the move, the latest in a series of steps by the Trump administration as it ratchets up pressure on the ...

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China tells UK to avoid meddling in its affairs relating to Hong Kong

BEIJING: China has urged United Kingdom to avoid meddling in its affairs after reports that Britain was poised to suspend an extradition treaty for Chinese-ruled Hong Kong. Foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin made the remark during a daily media briefing, adding that China would react resolutely to actions in the ...

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China says it’s not trying to replace US, won’t be bullied

BEIJING: China isn’t seeking to confront or replace the United States as the world’s top technological power but will fight back against “malicious slander” and attacks from Washington, a foreign ministry spokesperson said Friday, responding to a litany of recent accusations from the Trump administration. Hua Chunying said China’s chief ...

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US to Hit Huawei Employees With Visa Bans

WASHINGTON: The Trump administration said Wednesday it will impose travel bans on employees of the Chinese technology giant Huawei and other Chinese companies the U.S. determines are assisting authoritarian governments in cracking down on human rights, including in China’s western Xinjiang province. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also said the ...

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Iran drops India in key rail project

TEHRAN: In a startling development, Iran has reportedly dropped India from a key rail project along the border with Afghanistan after New Delhi showed reluctance in joining the project due to US sanctions. The Iranian government has decided to proceed in the long-stalled project without India’s participation, citing delays from the ...

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US to reject nearly all Chinese claims in South China Sea

WASHINGTON: U.S. officials say the Trump administration is poised to escalate its actions against China by stepping squarely into one of the most sensitive regional issues dividing them and rejecting outright nearly all of Beijing’s significant maritime claims in the South China Sea. In a move the officials say is ...

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Australia To Offer Residence Option To 10,000 Hong Kong Passport Holders

SYDNEY: The Australian government announced that around 10,000 Hong Kong passport holders currently living in Australia will be allowed to apply for a permanent residence once their existing visas expire. The new announcement been made in wake of the controversial security law. Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s government believes that pro-democracy ...

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UK expected to order removal of Huawei 5G equipment by 2025

The British government is expected to set a deadline of 2025 for removing equipment made by China’s Huawei from the country’s 5G telecoms networks, the Telegraph newspaper said on Friday. The Telegraph reported that British culture minister Oliver Dowden will make a statement in Parliament on Tuesday about Huawei, and ...

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China rejects new U.S. invite to join nuclear talks

BEIJING: China on Friday rejected a new US invitation to join arms control talks with Russia, complaining that Washington had continued to “pester” Beijing over the issue. President Donald Trump’s administration has demanded that China take part in talks on a successor to the New START treaty, which caps the ...

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Facebook, WhatsApp say suspending user information request from Hong Kong

HONG KONG: Facebook and its messaging service WhatsApp said they are suspending requests from the Hong Kong government and law enforcement authorities for information on users. The pause will take place “pending further assessment” of a new national security law imposed on Hong Kong by China, and would include “formal ...

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