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Africa: China Ready to Offer Leading Role in Africa’s Pandemic Recovery

May 24, 2021
The Chinese government says Beijing is stepping up support for Africa’s post-pandemic recovery, with initial focus on vaccine access, as a “public good” The details emerged on Friday in a series of public comments by Chinese officials who argue that Africa’s recovery will also ensure the world defeats Covid-19. At the UN Security Council, Chinese

AFRICA : France, Turkey, China and EU: the world war of Africa-themed summits

February 16, 2021
On 18 May, Paris will host a major summit on investment in Africa. French President Emmanuel Macron intends to invite Source link

GUINEA/SIERRA LEONE : With China all over Guinean bauxite and iron ore, investors target Sierra Leone

January 17, 2021
Indian group Geetarani Mohanty (GRM) is eagerly awaiting the Freetown government’s reply to its request for a bauxite and iron ore exploration permit for a site in Koinadugu District, northern Sierra Leone, filed in late 2020.DiversifyingThis permit would allow GRM Source link

Africa: Advisors Propose New System to Regulate China’s Overseas Investments

January 15, 2021
Beijing — A government-backed coalition of international advisors to the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has recommended that China apply more stringent environmental controls over its overseas investments. If adopted, this would be a major departure from China’s usual approach of deferring to host country rules, many of them inadequate, for regulating its overseas investments.

CHINA/GUINEA : iB2's experts in Guinean bauxite move forward with alumina plans in China

January 8, 2021
Covid-19 willing, early this year French iB2 will begin engineering work on its first alumina production unit in Shanxi province Source link

China’s ‘bat woman’ says COVID didn’t originate in Wuhan lab

November 21, 2020
China’s “bat woman” says that a new batch of tests prove that the coronavirus did not originate at her Wuhan virology lab. Shi Zhengli, the deputy director of the Wuhan Institute of Virology who is well known for her work on the virus, said that updated tests of blood samples taken eight years ago from

China suggests Italy may be the birthplace of COVID-19 pandemic

November 20, 2020
China is using a new study about the early, hidden spread of coronavirus in Italy to cast doubt on the firmly held assumption that it was the birthplace of the pandemic, according to reports. Officials in Beijing are pushing a new study that suggests that the contagion may have been spreading in the European nation

Trump Merchandise Outsells Biden’s, China’s Factories Say

October 29, 2020
YIWU, China — Deep inside a 10-block-long factory outlet mall in China, the people who supply Americans with their plastic dinosaurs and “Kiss My Bass” baseball caps are confident about a Nov. 3 victory for Donald Trump.President Trump’s campaign paraphernalia — hats, banners, mugs and practically anything else that can carry a logo — has

Joe Biden’s China Journey – The New York Times

September 7, 2020
WASHINGTON — On a steamy August day along the Chinese coast, Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr. stepped off a minibus at a seaside compound for a series of unusual meetings with China’s Communist Party leaders.At a lunch banquet, Mr. Biden and three other senators argued with Chinese officials about what the O.J. Simpson trial had

China Freezes Credentials for Journalists at U.S. Outlets, Hinting at Expulsions

September 6, 2020
WASHINGTON — The Chinese government has stopped renewing press credentials for foreign journalists working for American news organizations in China and has implied it will proceed with expulsions if the Trump administration takes further action against Chinese media employees in the United States, according to six people with knowledge of the events.The actions and threats

China, Iran favor Biden, Russia favors Trump

August 7, 2020
The Trump administration’s top counterintelligence official warned Friday that China and Iran are trying to help Joe Biden defeat President Trump, but that Russia appears to be opposing the presumptive Democratic nominee. National Counterintelligence and Security Center Director William Evanina issued the unusual assessment after Senate Democrats clamored for more awareness of foreign interventions. Evanina

Officials Push U.S.-China Relations Toward Point of No Return

July 27, 2020
WASHINGTON — Step by step, blow by blow, the United States and China are dismantling decades of political, economic and social engagement, setting the stage for a new era of confrontation shaped by the views of the most hawkish voices on both sides.With President Trump trailing badly in the polls as the election nears, his

U.S. Orders China to Close Houston Consulate, Citing Efforts to Steal Trade Secrets

July 22, 2020
WASHINGTON — The United States has abruptly ordered China to close its diplomatic consulate in Houston by Friday, accusing diplomats of aiding a nationwide pattern of economic espionage and attempted theft of scientific research, as part of a sharp escalation in the Trump administration’s moves against China.China vowed to retaliate, calling the move illegal. Hours

U.S. Orders China to Close Houston Consulate Over Espionage and Theft

July 22, 2020
WASHINGTON — The United States has ordered China to close its diplomatic consulate in Houston by Friday, citing a nationwide pattern of espionage and attempted theft of scientific research by the Chinese military that is aided by diplomats.The order deals a major blow to the rapidly deteriorating relations between the two nations. China promptly vowed

U.S. and China, Caught in ‘Ideological Spiral,’ Drift Toward Cold War

July 15, 2020
One by one, the United States has hit at the core tenets of Xi Jinping’s vision for a rising China ready to assume the mantle of superpower.In a matter of weeks, the Trump administration has imposed sanctions over punitive policies in Hong Kong and China’s western region of Xinjiang. It took new measures to suffocate

China Says U.S. Will, and Must, Cut Tariffs to Reach a Trade Deal

December 8, 2019
The development suggests progress toward an interim agreement that would provide relief to businesses and consumers.A container ship docked at a port in Shanghai.Credit...Lam Yik Fei for The New York TimesWASHINGTON — The United States and China have agreed that an initial trade deal between the two countries would roll back a portion of the…

China, Harvard, Jessye Norman: Your Tuesday Evening Briefing

October 30, 2019
Oct. 1, 2019(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good evening. Here’s the latest.ImageCredit...Lam Yik Fei for The New York Times1. The police shot a protester in Hong Kong, resulting in a split-screen contrast with the pageantry of China’s National Day.As Beijing celebrated the 70th anniversary of the Communist Party’s rule with…

China To Suspend Tariff Hikes On U.S. Soybeans and Pork Amid Trade War

October 13, 2019
(BEIJING) — China will lift punitive tariffs imposed on U.S. soybeans and pork in a trade war with Washington, a state news agency said Friday, adding to conciliatory gestures by the two sides ahead of negotiations. China will suspend tariff hikes on soybeans, pork and some other farm goods, the Xinhua News Agency said, citing…