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 ...

NY Time publishes an opinion piece attacking God on Easter

New York 04/16/22, 16:43

At the beginning of one of the holiest weekends for Christians, the New York Times published an opinion piece proposing that believers turn their backs on God.  The left-leaning newspaper published the essay written by Shalom Auslander, who claims to have become disillusioned with his religious upbringing in a New York ...

Austrian Chancellor visited President Putin amid Russia—Ukraine war

Europe 04/13/22, 07:58

Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer traveled to Moscow to meet with President Vladimir Putin, becoming the first E.U. member to set foot on Russian soil during war, for a dialogue on the war conflict and reportedly on the gas situation.  Nehammer spoke for 75 minutes with Putin at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence near ...

European Chamber of Commerce writes to China to revise Covid-control policies

News 04/11/22, 23:38

The European Union Chamber of Commerce in China has delivered a letter to Beijing's cabinet addressing the impact of Covid-control policies on European companies. The letter urged the Communist Regime to revise the measures, including accepting home quarantine for some Covid-patients. After seeing a copy of the letter, Reuters reported on ...

China’s lockdowns leave production disrupted, EU trade group warns

Economy 04/08/22, 00:03

The European Union Chamber of Commerce in China warns of fractured supply chains resulting from the zero-COVID approach, saying that European companies operating in the country are struggling to cope with lockdowns, and their business confidence diminished. At a media event held on April 6, Jörg Wuttke, the Chamber’s president, said ...

Top Brussels diplomat: EU-China summit was a ‘dialogue of the deaf’

China 04/06/22, 23:19

The European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs Josep Borrell told the European Parliament on Tuesday, April 5, that last week’s high-profile summit with China was a “dialogue of the deaf”, as China “did not want to talk about Ukraine”. The first bilateral summit in almost two years took place on ...

U.S., Australia, U.K. agree on hypersonic arms cooperation

Tech 04/06/22, 14:13

The United States, United Kingdom and Australia on Tuesday, April 5, made a cooperation pact to increase hypersonic weapons and electronic warfare capabilities as Russia and China rapidly advance cutting-edge technology, according to Reuters.  In a statement, the leaders of the newly formed AUKUS defense alliance, U.S. President Joe Biden, British ...

Biden demands war crimes trial for Russian president

U.S. 04/05/22, 04:54

Joe Biden's administration wants the judicial system to examine the top Russian leader for breaching international warfare rules. President Biden proposed making his Russian counterpart stand before an international war crimes trial. A judge and jury would hear evidence about the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict before passing judgment. "We have to gather the ...

Shanghai lockdown: France presents 6 special requests for European citizens

News 04/05/22, 01:48

On behalf of the European Union member states, the Consulate General of France in Shanghai recently sent a letter to the Shanghai Municipal Government on March 31, listing six requirements to draw attention to. The letter was also published on social media Weibo and Twitter. After a strict lockdown was implemented ...

EU pushes China against helping Russia in Ukraine war

China 04/02/22, 01:44

At the 23rd EU-China Summit on Friday, April 1, the European Union reminded China of the losses of helping Russia in the Ukraine war. According to The Guardian, it was made clear—during the video summit— that China's decision to help Russia will cost its ties with European nations. A diplomat said, "It's ...

Frankfurt Airport operator sells stake in China’s Xi’an Airport

Economy 04/02/22, 01:34

The operator of Frankfurt Airport, Fraport AG, announced on March 31 that it is selling its minority stake in China’s Xi’an Airport. This move comes after Fraport AG has failed to expand its business in the most populous country. Fraport AG signed an agreement to sell the entire 24.5% stake in the ...

Wall Street stocks fall to close its worst quarter in 2 years

U.S. 04/01/22, 08:57

Wall Street closed its worst quarter in two years, as concerns persist over the Russia-Ukraine conflict that has led to rising fuel prices and intensified inflation. U.S. stocks plunged on Thursday, despite posting a 3.6% gain in March, leading to the worst quarterly performance since the first quarter of 2020, when ...

Morally ‘outraged’ Biden demands Russian president’s resignation

U.S. 03/29/22, 08:39

Joe Biden refused to withdraw a controversial request for his Russian counterpart to retire from politics on March 28. The U.S. president will not back down from demanding Vladimir Putin's resignation because it is a matter of right and wrong. "I am not walking anything back [and,] the fact of the matter ...

Biden met two senior Ukrainian officials before concluding trip to Poland

U.S. 03/26/22, 17:44

On Saturday, March 26, U.S. President Joe Biden met two senior Ukrainian officials on his trip to Poland, according to Reuters. This was the first face-to-face meeting since the Russia-Ukraine conflict started. During the meeting in Warsaw, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba, Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov and President Biden, the ...