Tag Archives: China

Trump ponders trade war with China

Source: Deutsche Welle [Germany]

"While US President Donald Trump presses China to step up pressure against North Korea, he is considering sparking a trade war with the world's second largest economy. On Monday, Trump plans to sign an executive order asking his trade office to investigate China for its alleged theft of American technology and intellectual property [sic]. … The commissioned report may take a year to compile but could lead to US sanctions against Beijing." (08/13/17)


China: Regime troops fire "dozens of missiles" in show of strength near North Korea

Source: Daily Mail [UK]

"China's navy and air force flexed their muscles in live-fire drills close to North Korea amid escalating tension over Kim Jong-un's nuclear test. The drill included the firing of missiles and according to the ministry aimed to hone the military's abilities to conduct coastal assaults. It comes as China announced it was prepared to face the consequences of backing a US-drafted UN Security Council resolution on sanctions against North Korea." (08/08/17)


Sources: Trump regime to take trade action against China

Source: Politico

"The Trump administration is preparing to take action against China over trade as soon as this week, two administration officials familiar with the issue told POLITICO. President Donald Trump will soon call on U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to open an investigation against China under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 for violations of U.S. intellectual property rights and forced technology transfers. As POLITICO reported earlier this week, senior Trump aides held a series of high-level meetings in recent days to finalize the decision, which is the culmination of three months of regular huddles on trade." (08/01/17)


China: A Keynesian monster

Source: Ludwig von Mises Institute
by Per Bylund

"I recently spent two weeks traveling in the People’s Republic of China (PRC), a vast country with many contrasts: old vs. new, poor vs. rich, traditional vs. modern, East vs. West. While it is a strange experience with many impressions, what’s most striking is the obvious and contradictory economic contrast between wealth and waste." (08/01/17)


Apple removes VPN apps from China App Store to comply with regime

Source: ZDNet

"Apple has pulled virtual private network (VPN) apps from its China app store available on iOS devices, developers reported over the weekend. Apple sent notifications to developers in China explaining their VPN app was removed from the App Store. The apps included 'content that is illegal in China, which is not in compliance with the App Store Review Guidelines,' the letter stated. VPNs are popular in China, allowing users to get around the country's internet filter dubbed the Great Firewall. It blocks access from sites including Facebook, Twitter, New York Times, and more." (07/30/17)


China: Regime reportedly boosts defense preparations along North Korean border


Source: CNBC

"China has ramped up its defenses along its border with North Korea to ready itself for a potential crisis on the peninsula …. Beijing has increased surveillance of the border region as well as a 'combat readiness-level big data disaster recovery center.' The military has also conducted drills and transferred units from other regions …. these measures parallel President Donald Trump's comments that he is considering military action to curb Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions and that Beijing should do more to handle the matter." (07/24/17)


China: Political prisoner Liu Xiaobo dies

Source: USA Today

"The imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo has died of multiple organ failure, Chinese officials announced Thursday. He was 61. Friends of Liu had risked detention earlier Thursday by visiting the First Hospital of China Medical University where he was being treated under guard for advanced liver cancer in northeast China. … Liu was convicted in 2009 of inciting subversion for his role in the 'Charter 08' movement calling for political reform and was sentenced to 11 years in prison. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize a year later while serving his sentence. Liu, a former professor, had helped negotiate with the military for the safe passage of students during the 1989 Tiananmen Square protest." (07/13/17)


China: Regime ships troops to Djibouti to set up first overseas base

Source: Deutsche Welle [Germany]

"Personnel have departed to begin setting up China's first overseas military base, in Djibouti, on the Horn of Africa. China has officially designated the Red Sea base as a logistics facility. … Several countries have set up shop in Djibouti – which borders Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia — a vital port and a model of stability in an otherwise volatile region. The United States, France, Japan, Italy and Spain already have bases in the country, and Saudi Arabia has begun construction on one. … In a front-page commentary, the People's Liberation Army Daily claimed that the base would increase the military's ability to ensure global order. China already has many UN peacekeepers in Africa and has become quite involved in patrolling for pirates. The People's Liberation Army Daily assured its readers that China would not seek military expansionism or get into arms races, no matter what." (07/12/17)


Priebus: North Korean, Chinese regimes interfered in US election

Source: New York Daily News

"Russia wasn’t alone — North Korea and China have also breached recent U.S. elections, White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus said Sunday. It was the first time someone in the Trump administration formally accused the two nations of interfering with the election, backing up vague claims from President Trump that 'other countries' joined Russia in its digital interference. … Priebus did not cite any evidence to back up his apparent bombshell." (07/09/17)


Sikkim border stand-off: China's regime warns India's

Source: Taiwan News [Taiwan]

"Amid an ongoing standoff, China has warned India to withdraw its troops before any dialogue can be initiated. According to reports, the political councilor of the Chinese embassy in India, Li Ya, has suggested India withdraw its troops back to its side of the boundary before any sort of peace talks between the two nations can start. … While India claims the Sikkim border, China is insisting that the area falls on its side as per the 1890 treaty signed between Britain and China. As a consequence of this dispute, China has suspended the annual Kailash Manasarovar Yatra, a pilgrimage tour considered holy for Indians and Tibetans of the region." (07/06/17)