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The winners of the US-China trade war so far

More than one year since the start of a trade war between United States and China, analysts of the Japanese investment bank Nomura noted that in order to avoid high tariffs, both countries had to import goods from alternative countries untouched by the tariffs and at the same time...

“Don’t say that we didn’t warn you”: China threatens to cut off rare earths exports

The People's Daily, the newspaper of the ruling Communist Party, said in a commentary published under the pseudonym Wuyuehe,五月荷, that China will never allow the United States to use rare earths extracted in the country, using the phrase "Don't say that we didn't warn you" (" 勿 谓 言...

Environment ministry: pollution cover-ups exposed in 10 Chinese provinces

A government investigation revealed thousands of violations, even by officers, who helped Chinese companies to conceal illegal dumping. Local governments have falsified environmental reports, helping companies to cover up illegal waste dumping, and deceiving central government inspections, according to an internal investigation by the Ministry of the Environment.The minister said...

China steps up suppression of activists ahead of Tiananmen crackdown 30th anniversary

The Chinese authorities must end a wave of persecution targeting those seeking to commemorate the victims of the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown, Amnesty International said ahead of the 30th anniversary of the bloodshed. Over recent weeks, police have detained, placed under house arrest or threatened dozens of activists who are seeking...

China emphasizes its importance in the rare earths market: what are the rare earths and what is the role of China?

In 2017, China was responsible for producing around 81% of the entire global supply of rare earths, mainly through its mining facilities in Inner Mongolia. China holds 36.7% of world reserves.Australia is the second country in terms of production, with 15% of world production.During the last year, a trade war...

Google suspends Huawei’s Android support after US ban, Updated

According to Reuters, Alphabet Inc, the parent company of Google, has suspended business with Huawei that requires the transfer of hardware and software products except those covered by open source licenses. Related topics: The United States accuses Meng Wangzhou and Huawei of fraud and theft of technology, US-China trade war,...

Taiwan legalizes gay marriage

Taiwan becomes the first country in Asia to legalize same-sex marriages, following a vote in parliament on Friday. Related articles: Interview with Beijing LGBT Center, Interview with PFLAG China, Interview with Shanghai Pride, Interview with Joanne Leung activist in Hong Kong, LGBT communities in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and abroad,...

China’s Worlwide Reach: China’s Global Investments down in 2018

China's global investments. Despite the ambitious Silk Road project, Chinese infrastructure investments abroad in 2018 fell by $ 100 billion, according to data provided by the American Enterprise Institute's China Global Investment Tracker.Chinese global investment fell sharply in 2018. The decline was evident in state-owned enterprises. These companies...

China’s three major telecoms operators may start 5G network commercial trials on Friday

The first commercial 5G trials may start this week in China. China's three major telecoms operators could start commercial trials on Friday, which is World Telecommunications Day, and they've already offered service upgrades for some  users to get feedback, said an insider."The preliminary phase of the commercial trials will be...

Wikipedia banned in China

All editions of Wikipedia in China have been blocked. Related: The Chinese Media ModelUntil a few days ago only the Chinese version and some pages concerning sensitive topics such as the Dalai Lama and the Tiananmen massacre were censored.The block has been in place since late April.Wikimedia Foundation in a...