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Reddit is experiencing a user uprising against China because Tencent will invest heavily in the platform

Reddit's homepage, as well as many other popular subreddits (forum dedicated to a specific topic), are filled with posts and images that highlight the authoritarian nature of the Chinese government. Many cases of violent suppression concerning human rights are exposed, from photographic reviews of the Tiananmen massacre, through various abuses...

China says US report on its World Trade Organization (WTO) compliance lacks factual basis

Beijing opposes an American report on its World Trade Organization (WTO) compliance, the Ministry of Commerce said, accusing it of inconsistency. The report is based on US domestic law rather than the WTO agreements and multilateral rules, the ministry said in a statement last Tuesday.According to China, a considerable part...

China’s manufacturing activity contracted for the second-straight month in January

China's manufacturing activity contracted for the second month in a row in January The PMI (Purchasing Managers' Index or the composite index of the manufacturing activity of a country) for January was 49.5, according to data released by the national statistical office, a slightly higher figure than the 49.3 expected...

The United States files charges against Huawei and CFO Meng Wanzhou

The US Department of Justice has filed a series of criminal charges against Huawei, the Chinese telecommunications giant, and its chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou. The charges include bank fraud, law obstruction, and technology theft.The events will probably sharpen the tensions between the United States and China, already inflamed by...

Microsoft Bing blocked in China

Microsoft confirmed Bing could no longer be accessed in China. The surprise move comes amid tensions between United States and China.According to the Financial Times, the search engine was made inaccessible following government instructions.The move against Microsoft actually puts Apple in alarm, whose revenues depend for a very important percentage...

China set to post the slowest growth in 28 years in 2018

On Monday, January 21, China will report that the economic growth of the year just ended has cooled off, producing the slowest growth of the last 28 years, due to the weakening of domestic demand and US tariffs. For this reason, Beijing will probably have to present new measures to...

The escalation of the diplomatic crisis between China and Canada

According to the Canadian government, Beijing is using the death penalty of a Canadian citizen to put pressure on Ottawa after the arrest of Huawei's Meng Wanzhou. The death sentence of a Canadian citizen for drug trafficking could lead to an escalation of tensions.On Monday, the Dalian People's Court in...

China: the US-China bilateral meeting has made progress on the forced transfer of technology and on other issues

On Thursday, the Chinese trade ministry issued a statement stating that the recent talks with the American counterpart were extensive and established a foundation for resolving the issues. The US had released its own statement where a long series of problems still to be resolved are explained, but also recognizing...

The Chinese rover begins its mission on the far side of the moon, images

The Chinese probe Chang'e-4 has successfully landed on the far side of the Earth's natural satellite, thus making the first moon landing on the hidden side of the moon. The probe, which included a lander (Chang'e-4, 嫦娥 四号) and a rover (Yutu No.2, 玉兔 二号), landed in the default zone...

China will support economic growth to avoid stagnation

China will cut banks' reserve requirement ratios (RRRs), taxes and fees, Premier Li Keqiang said on Friday, as China's economy shows further signs of cooling. Beijing will also intensify the "counter-cyclical adjustments" of macroeconomic policies and further cut taxes, Li said, largely reiterating previous political commitments.The measures will also include...