The Trade War Begins

As of 12:01am on Friday (July 6) morning, the trade war between the United States and China began in earnest. The American government began to collect tariffs on $34 billion worth of goods, which was immediately followed by the Chinese government’s equivalent response of tariffs on 545 goods including beer, seafood, dairy and automobiles. The tariffs are the culmination […]

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Man Detained for Nanjing Massacre Comments

A man has been apprehended and will be detained for five days for allegedly making “insulting” comments online about the Nanjing massacre in which over 300,000 Chinese were killed, Shanghai police said on Friday. The 35-year-old man, surnamed Meng, allegedly posted in a WeChat group on Thursday that more people should have been killed in […]

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Will the USA Invoke the Monroe Doctrine?

The establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Panama in June 2017 could be a big boost for the Central American country’s agricultural sector, a senior Panamanian official has said. Agriculture is a crucial part of the Panamanian economy, employing 17 percent of the workforce but facing major challenges. In a recent interview, Panama’s deputy […]

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The Death of the Petro Dollar

China will launch crude oil futures on March 26, as the world’s second largest economy moves to gain pricing power over commodities. After years of false starts, the crude futures contract will make its debut at the Shanghai International Energy Exchange (INE), the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC), the country’s top securities regulator, announced Friday. […]

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China’s Fighter Jets to Maintain Airspace Integrity

China’s Su-35 fighter jets participated in a joint combat patrol mission in the South China Sea area with its latest J-20 stealth fighters to maintain airspace safety in the new era, a military expert said Saturday. The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force announced on Wednesday that China has recently sent Su-35 fighter jets for […]

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France Seeks Active Role in Belt and Road

China stands ready to work closely with France to enhance cooperation including that under the framework of the Belt and Road initiative, President Xi Jinping told visiting French President Emmanuel Macron in Beijing yesterday. Xi said China attached importance to coordination with France on major international issues in the hope of promoting world stability and […]

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