Posts Tagged ‘Beijing’

Beijing to US: Don’t ‘stick your nose’ in China’s Hong Kong affairs

Zhang Hanhui, China’s freshly appointed ambassador in Moscow, reminded that Hong Kong is Chinese and not “American” or “English.” He thus cautioned foreign nations not to “stick their noses in our affairs,” TASS reports. A similarly-worded call to Washington to not get involved in Hong Kong came on Wednesday from the Chines Foreign Ministry. Citing […]

Beijing denies Hong Kong port visits by two US warships amid ongoing unrest

China has “denied requests for port visits to Hong Kong” by the USS Lake Erie guided-missile cruiser and the USS Green Bay amphibious transport dock, Commander Nate Christensen, the deputy spokesperson for the US Navy’s Pacific Fleet, said on Tuesday. Christensen did not specify why Beijing rejected the request, adding only that he expects the […]

‘Those playing with fire will perish by it’: Beijing sends warning to Hong Kong protesters

Beijing warned protesters to not underestimate the “immense strength of the central government” and said that all rioters will “eventually be punished.” We would like to make clear to the very small group of unscrupulous and violent criminals and the dirty forces behind them: those who play with fire will perish by it. “At the […]

Beijing warns US, outsiders not to amplify old disputes in South China Sea

Beijing has warned the United States and other non-Asian countries not to amplify disputes in the South China Sea. After meeting counterparts in the Thai capital Bangkok, Chinese Foreign Minister and State Councilor Wang Yi announced on Wednesday that China and the member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have made […]

Tiananmen Redux? West Pushing Baba Beijing To Send Plain To Hong Kong. China Rising Radio Sino Land 190724

Tiananmen Redux? West Pushing Baba Beijing To Send Plain To Hong Kong. China Rising Radio Sino Land 190724 Above Photo: From Do your friends, family and colleagues a favor to make sure they are Sino-smart:  Journalism:  Books: and   Website:   Twitter:   Facebook:   VK:   Mobile phone app:   About me:   Live from the streets of China, Jeff  […]

Beijing Accuses Washington Of "Undermining Global Stability" In New Defense Report

For the first time since President Xi began his second term in 2017, China has released a defense white paper that doesn’t elaborate on the country’s military priorities so much as it criticizes Beijing’s chief political adversary – the US – while defending the Communist Party’s right to impose its rule over China’s wayward […]

Turkey’s Multipolar Turn: Ankara and Beijing Come to Terms on Uyghurs Issue

China’s relationship to its ethnic minority Uyghur population has been the central issue driving a wedge between China and the Muslim world in recent years. However, the situation is already beginning to change before our eyes – Pakistan, Turkey and many nations throughout the Middle East have suddenly stopped calling the Uyghur education centers in […]

Beijing, Chinese companies will cut ties with US firms selling arms to Taiwan: China

China says the government and Chinese companies will sever business ties with US firms selling arms to self-ruled Taiwan, over which Beijing claims sovereignty, a move that will likely further deteriorate the already strained relations with Washington. “China’s government and Chinese companies will not cooperate or have commercial contacts with these US companies,” said […]

"Sultan shines in the court of the Dragon King": Erdogan in Beijing

   Erdogan looks set to buy Russian missile defense system in defiance of US and NATO, tying his cart to China and Russia The graphic image of Turkey pivoting away from NATO towards the Russia-China strategic partnership was provided, in more ways than one, by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping in […]

Beijing slams Britain & US over ‘gross interference’ in Hong Kong protests

Beijing’s Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office had blasted Britain, along with the US and the EU, for their position on the Hong Kong protests on Tuesday. The agency demanded “the relevant countries to immediately stop making false statements and actions that undermine China’s national security and Hong Kong’s prosperity and stability.” Foreign Ministry spokesperson, […]

Lam In Limbo As Tensions Between Hong Kong Protesters, Beijing Intensify

On Sunday, more than 2 million Hong Kongers, more than one-quarter of the city-state’s population, took to the streets in what were the biggest marches in Hong Kong since the dawn of Chinese rule. Even after City Executive Carrie Lam ‘indefinitely’ dropped the hated extradition bill that had catalyzed the protest movement on […]

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 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 […]

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