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Beijing passes anti-foreign sanction law to safeguard China’s core interests against Western interference

On Thursday, the Chinese National People’s Congress voted on and passed the ‘Anti-Foreign Sanctions Act’ in an effort to protect national interests against foreign interference.  The anti-foreign sanctions draft law was proposed on Monday to the Standing Committee of the 13th National People’s Congress (NPC).  The specific content of China’s …

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Pentagon makes China top priority in new directive as deputy defense chief says $715bn budget will ‘deter aggression’ by Beijing

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin issued the guidance on Wednesday, outlining US military policy toward the People’s Republic after a months-long Pentagon review ordered by the White House in February. The new directive is classified, however, with Austin and other military officials offering scant details on the document.  “The initiatives I …

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China files formal complaint after US senators meet with senior Taiwanese leaders and declare island won’t ‘stand alone’

Wang Wenbin, a spokesperson for China’s Foreign Ministry, has announced that the country has filed “solemn representations” with the US over the visit of three American senators to the island to meet with senior Taiwanese officials. Democratic senators Tammy Duckworth and Christopher Coons and Republican Dan Sullivan spent three hours …

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Russia-China trade turnover soars nearly 25% since beginning of 2021

According to the data, the total volume of trade between the two countries during the period amounted to $50.65 billion, marking year-on-year growth of 23.6%. In May alone, Russia-China trade turnover reached $10.449 billion. Exports of Chinese goods to Russia increased by 35.3% to $22.921 billion, while imports of Russian …

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US ban on investing in Chinese companies has the opposite effect, it strengthens China & diverts money from Wall Street

President Joe Biden on Thursday expanded a Trump-era ban on American investments in Chinese companies that Washington believes to be associated with China’s “military-industrial complex.”  The list includes 59 companies and covers swathes of sectors from aerospace industries, to railways, to nuclear power, to oil, telecommunications and, of course, semiconductors. …

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The British elite lauded Ai Weiwei when he criticised China, but it’s the opposite when he highlights their treatment of Assange

‘One person’s terrorist is another’s freedom fighter’ is a flowery way of saying actions can be interpreted differently, depending on your viewpoint. It’s a scenario acclaimed Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has often encountered and, unfortunately, is in again. He fled his homeland for being deemed too controversial for the state’s …

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