The first China-Russia railway bridge to open after years of delay

Economy 05/05/22, 23:17

Russia officially completed its section of the first China-Russia railway bridge on April 27. The project was previously delayed for years. According to Russian news agency TASS, Moscow is prepared to open the bridge to traffic. In addition, Russia awaited its Chinese partners to announce their section was also ready. The ...

EU Chamber says China will not change Zero-Covid policy at this stage

News 05/03/22, 00:24

Though China's Zero-Covid policy is affecting businesses there, the European Union (EU) Chamber of Commerce predicts that the Chinese regime will not change its strategy at this stage. Joerg Wuttke, president of the European Union Chamber in China, discussed the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact in an interview on Bloomberg on ...

Germany bans Chinese takeover of medical equipment maker

News 04/29/22, 03:03

The German government has blocked a Chinese company from acquiring a German medical device manufacturer to ensure "public order or security". German media Handelsblatt, citing government sources, reported on Wednesday, April 27, that Berlin has stopped Beijing-based Aeonmed Group, a medical equipment maker, from buying Heyer Medical AG with more than ...

Goods piled up in Shanghai port, affecting German firms

Economy 04/26/22, 04:54

According to the Deutsche Welle, on April 23, Siegfried Russwurm, president of the Federation of German Industries, said that German firms' production process would be disrupted in the coming weeks. This interruption is expected because China’s Shanghai port is currently piling up with cargo, as Shanghai has been under tight lockdown ...

Russia sanctions 29 more Americans for the ‘Russophobic agenda’

U.S. 04/26/22, 01:06

Russia issued a statement, on April 21, with a list of sanctioned Americans who will not be allowed to enter the Eastern European country. According to the Russian Foreign Ministry, they are held responsible for the "Russophobic agenda" of disinformation. The ban extends to 29, including the CEO of arms ...

U.S., EU condemn China’s disinformation over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

China 04/25/22, 01:06

The United States and the European Union have criticized China for promoting false information relating to Russia's attack on Ukraine. According to South China Morning Post, Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman said, “[Chinese] state media has parroted the Kremlin’s lies, and conspiracy theories, including absurd claims that Ukraine and Nato ...

U.S.-Europe opposes China’s pressure on cross-Taiwan Strait

China 04/24/22, 01:57

In a joint statement on April 22, the U.S. and E.U. opposed China's over-economic coercion act, the cross-Taiwan Strait, and Russia's invasion of Ukraine. The statement was made public following meetings in Brussels between U.S. Deputy Secretary of State - Wendy Sherman and European External Action Service Secretary-General Stefano Sannino. The E.U. ...

China’s support for Russia will erode EU ties, Czechs warn

China 04/22/22, 23:59

According to an April 21 article by Bloomberg, the Czech Republic warned that Beijing's support for Russia could harm the interaction between the European Union (EU) and China. Czech Deputy Foreign Minister Martin Tlapa met with China's Special Representative for Central and Eastern Europe, Huo Yuzhen, in Prague this week. They ...

‘When politics interferes with sport, the result is not good’: Novak Djokovic on banning Russian athletes from competing at Wimbledon

Tennis 04/22/22, 09:24

The Wimbledon Tournament, All England Club, announced on April 20, through a statement that it will ban Russian and Belarusian athletes from competing after Russia's invasion of Ukraine. This controversial decision will leave tennis players out of the oldest competition in the world. Novak Djokovic, the world number one, said it is "crazy" ...

U.S., EU Chamber of Commerce voice dissatisfaction with China’s Covid policy

News 04/16/22, 19:49

China’s strict "Zero COVID" policy is testing not only Shanghai residents’ patience but also foreign businesses operating in the country. Trade groups have voiced their distress. In a letter dated April 8, the European Chamber of Commerce in China asked Beijing to revise its “old toolbox” in fighting the pandemic, saying ...