U.K. stops economic aid for China as part of a new foreign policy strategy

China 05/22/22, 08:57

The British government launched a new international development strategy on May 16. The following day, the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Kwasi Kwarteng said the U.K. would bring 16 million dollars of Official Development Assistance (ODA) funding in China to an end. On May 17, Kwarteng tweeted, ...

The U.S. and Japan committed to jointly detering China at Tokyo summit

China 05/19/22, 10:21

According to Nikkei Asia, Japan and the U.S. have worked on the wording of a joint statement for a Tokyo summit meeting on Monday. The two countries will announce a cooperation policy to "deter and respond to" China's activities in the Indo-Pacific region. In the joint statement, the U.S. will reaffirm ...

UK announces end more than 16 million dollars of aid to China

Economy 05/19/22, 09:58

Britain’s Business Secretary, Kwasi Kwarteng, said on Tuesday, May 17, that around £13 million (over 16 million dollars) of UK aid for ‘research and innovation’ to China would end this year. Kwarteng tweeted, “We’ll work with China to tackle global challenges, but we can make a bigger difference spending UK aid ...

13 countries proposed support Taiwan attending the World Health Assembly

China 05/18/22, 11:39

According to CNA, the World Health Organization (WHO) principal legal officer, Steven Solomon, confirmed that more than ten nations had submitted a proposal to invite Taiwan to attend the World Health Assembly (WHA) as an observer. The 75th WHA is about to occur in Geneva, Switzerland, on May 22. The WHO held ...

Germany’s policy is pro-Japanese and no longer pro-China

China 05/18/22, 11:38

On May 9, Chinese President Xi Jinping called German Chancellor Olaf Scholz shortly after his April visit to Japan. Xi hopes that Germany can maintain Merkel's pro-China economic policies. Scholz's first visit to an Asian country was to Japan, not China, unlike his predecessor. Scholz remarked on April 28 at a ...

Tianjin’s epidemic heating up, city gradually limits movement

China 05/18/22, 10:54

The epidemic situation in Tianjin has worsened, with some metro stations closing temporarily and numerous areas in Tianjin's Dongli and Beichen districts under control. Every resident takes COVID tests, and students take online lessons at home. On May 16, the Tianjin Rail Operation Weibo posted notices that metro line 3 and ...

US and Europe join forces to sanction China on Taiwan

China 05/17/22, 02:26

Epoch Times reported on May 15 that Noah Barkin, senior editor of the American consulting firm Rhodium Group wrote that Europe had turned China into China), suggesting Taiwan as an essential item on the agenda. The US and Britain held their first high-level, closed-door discussions on minimizing the chances of China ...

Canadian MP said “Taiwan is not part of China” in House of Common

China 05/17/22, 02:25

"Taiwan is not a province of China, Taiwan is Taiwan!" Michael Cooper, a Canadian MP, expressed his displeasure with China. According to The Print, during a House of Commons inquiry session, Cooper questioned Minister of Health Jean-Yves Duclos about why the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), which funds health and ...

Sri Lanka’s economic crisis reveals China’s debt trap

Economy 05/16/22, 10:40

Sri Lanka is now in a deep economic crisis as the country goes bankrupt due to China's Belt and Road debt trap. According to Nikkei Asia, now-resigned Sri Lanka Finance Minister Ali Sabry admitted that its foreign currency reserves had only 50 million dollars by late April, while the country needs ...

Congress members urge Biden to visit Taiwan on his upcoming trip to Asia

U.S. 05/16/22, 07:51

A group of U.S. House of Representatives members sent a letter to President Joe Biden urging the U.S to add Taiwan to the list of countries he will visit during his upcoming Asia trip. The group includes nine representatives: Tom Tiffany, Scott Perry, Nancy Mace, Louie Gohmert, Lisa McClain, Peter Stauber, ...

UK should increase support for Taiwan to deter China: think tank

China 05/15/22, 09:56

British think tank Taiwan Policy Center released a report on May 13, calling for the UK to take more active political and diplomatic actions to deter China’s aggression against Taiwan. Former member of Parliament, James Bethell, pointed out that the Ukraine situation has shown that firm support from international allies ...

Shanghai’s new COVID restrictions put residents under dilemma

Economy 05/15/22, 09:31

Shanghai authorities have doubled down on COVID pandemic restrictions. Earlier this month, Shanghai officials announced a military order at all levels to achieve the zero COVID goal. The city began to impose the so-called ‘quiet period’ prevention policy until May 15. Express delivery, group purchases, and takeaways will be stopped ...

China spy ship detected near Australian naval base

Australia & Oceania 05/14/22, 10:29

According to Reuters, a Chinese spy ship was detected off the West Australian coast. Australian Defense Minister Peter Dutton said the Chinese vessel's position was close to its military and intelligence installations on Australia's west coast. China's warship with intelligence-gathering capacity went down the west coast of Australia, near Exmouth, and then ...