Posts Tagged ‘Beijing’

Toxic Air Leads to Premature Death in New York, Paris, London, Beijing, Berlin and Moscow

There is today a major health crisis due to toxic air pollution exposure in every city in Europe, America, China and around the world. Whilst there is now some regulation that has recently been introduced to control toxic exhaust emissions there is no regulation whatsoever regarding the public’s exposure to polluting, non-exhaust, microscopic particulate matter […]

‘The Chinese are coming’: US attempts to turn the Philippines against its Beijing ally

China is now the second-biggest defence spender in the world, losing out only to the US (who – by the way – is so far ahead of the game that it accounts for 36 percent of all global defence spending). The rise of Beijing – and Washington’s response to its ever-emerging preeminence – is putting […]

Beijing demands US ‘stops intervening’ in Hong Kong and Chinese ‘internal affairs’

“We demand that the US side… be cautious and stop interfering in Hong Kong affairs and China’s internal affairs in any form,” Beijing’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said during a press briefing. Also on rt.com Clashes outside Hong Kong parliament as ‘over 1 million’ march against extradition bill (VIDEOS) His comments came in response […]

Beijing’s Strategic Option? China Reduces Its Exports of “Rare Earths”

Rare earths are essential to the production of high-tech and other products. China is the world’s leading producer by far. See below. According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), “(r)are-earth elements (REE) are necessary components of more than 200 products across a wide range of applications, especially high-tech consumer products, such as cellular telephones, computer […]

The 2019 Beijing Consensus of the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations

On 15 May 2019, the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations was held in Beijing, China. A total of 1352 representatives from all 47 countries in Asia, countries in other parts of the world and international organizations attended the conference under the theme “exchanges and mutual learning among Asian civilizations and a community with a […]

Beijing Has Reportedly Developed Plan For Rare-Earth Export Ban

Despite last night’s disappointing PMI print, the latest sign that the trade-war backlash is hurting the mainland economy (especially since the credit injections from earlier this year are fading into the distance), Beijing is apparently undeterred, and on Friday, it continued to ratchet up threats about invoking the “nuclear option” of curbing exports of rare […]

Beijing "Seriously Considering" Rare-Earth Export Ban

Following what was a mostly quiet holiday weekend for trade-war-related rhetoric (other than a dollop of trade-deal optimism offer by President Trump, little was said by either side), Beijing has started the holiday-shortened week by reiterating threats to embrace what we have described as a ‘nuclear’ option: restricting exports of rare earth metals to the […]

Beijing lodges ‘solemn’ protests with US over Huawei blacklisting amid tech cold war

Feng said that China hoped the US will behave rationally and curb what he described as its “dangerous actions.” He added that Beijing would be assisting Chinese companies to mitigate future risks as Sino-US trade war escalations continue. “What we are witnessing is a potential reconfiguration of global trade as it has stood since World […]

Foreign investment in China not affected by US tariffs: Beijing

Beijing says foreign investors remain enthusiastic about the Chinese market, contrary to a claim by the administration of US President Donald Trump that American tariffs are causing companies to move production out of the world’s second-largest economy. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang, responding to a question about Trump’s claim, said at a daily news briefing […]

Beijing Backs Iran, "Firmly Opposes" Unilateral US Sanctions

In the latest sign of Beijing’s frustration with the US, the Chinese leadership have reiterated their opposition to American sanctions against Iran. After a meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, Chinese Foregin Minister Wang Yi reiterated Beijing’s ‘firm opposition’ to unilateral US sanctions against Iran. CHINA’S FOREIGN MINISTER WANG YI MEETS IRAN’S ZARIF CHINA […]

Beijing Hints Washington’s "Nuclear Option" Against Huawei Could Crash Trade Talks

Beijing has already responded to President Trump’s blacklisting of Huawei and dozens of its affiliates via Hu Xijin, one of its most closely watched English-language mouthpieces… Most Chinese agree that the US is more powerful than China and Washington holds initiative in the trade war. But we just don’t want to cave in and we […]

Take trade war deal or be ‘hurt very badly,’ Trump warned China before Beijing hit US with tariffs

“You had a great deal, almost completed, & you backed out!” Trump admonished in a Monday tweet, suggesting that China was stalling in coming to an agreement in trade negotiations. This latest threat comes on the heels of Trump’s decision to more than double tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods. I say openly to […]

Voice for Ottawa: Washington demands Beijing to release 2 detained Canadians

The “unlawful detention” of Canadian citizens Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig “is unacceptable” and “they ought to be returned,” Pompeo told reporters on Friday during a meeting with his Canadian counterpart, Chrystia Freeland. We ask all nations of the world to treat other citizens properly and the detention of these two Canadian citizens in China […]

Crackdown in Beijing: “Using Twitter is more dangerous than street demonstrations”

By Oiwan Lam Authorities in Beijing have launched a nationwide crackdown on mainland Chinese Twitter users. The December 5 release of 42 testimonies collected by China Change, a Chinese human rights advocacy site, details the ordeals of hundreds of Twitter users who have been detained and interrogated by national security police officers since September 2018. […]

‘Clarify and release immediately’, Beijing demands after Canada detains Huawei CFO on US request

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said neither Canada nor the US has so far responded to Beijing’s concerns. “We have made solemn representations to Canada and the US, demanding that both parties immediately clarify the reasons for the detention, and immediately release the detainee to protect the person’s legal rights.” Also on rt.com Huawei […]

Beijing Doctors Said 7 Coma Patients Would Not Wake Up — AI Predicted The Opposite, And Was Right

The Facts: AI technology has outsmarted doctors when it comes to coma patients. The lives of at least 7 individuals have been saved as a result. Reflect On: Given the serious questions about AI, are there are ways that AI technology can aid our current systems on the planet? How do we decide when we […]

Maduro’s Beijing Visit Spooks a US Plotting Venezuela’s Isolation

BEIJING – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro received a rare yet exceedingly warm welcome Thursday as he landed in Beijing, where the oft-maligned leader and target of U.S.-spearheaded regime-change efforts will discuss new ways in which his government and the People’s Republic of China can deepen their relations and strengthen their long-running ties. The state visit, […]

China will ‘resolutely respond’ to US – Beijing on trade war with Trump

“China doesn’t wish to engage in a trade war, but we will resolutely respond to the unreasonable measures taken by the United States,” Liu Kun told Reuters on Friday. He noted that if Washington “persists with these measures,” then Beijing “will correspondingly take action” to protect its interests.  The statement from the top Beijing official […]

Beijing Notes Signs of US Decline Behind Bloated New Pentagon Budget

BEIJING – China has expressed serious concern about the new United States military budget, which explicitly notes the U.S.’ “long-term strategic competition with China” as a top priority and raises the government’s annual investment in the military to an unprecedented $716 billion – an exponentially higher budget than that of any other defense department across […]

Eyewitnesses report explosion outside US embassy in Beijing

Witnesses say there has been a large explosion at the US embassy building in Beijing, China, with videos and pictures posted to social media showing a large cloud of smoke and what appear to be police vehicles surrounding the area.  Beijing police said the blast was caused by a small homemade explosive device, detonated by a 26-year-old man […]

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