Setback for Musk: India ratifies its refusal to allow the entry of Chinese Tesla products

Politics 04/28/22, 16:25

Last Tuesday, April 26, during the annual Raisina Dialogue multilateral conference in India, the Minister of Transport, Nitin Gadkari, invited Tesla to enter the country to manufacture its electric vehicles but clarified that it would not allow their import from China. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXd23cr0ESg According to Reuters, negotiations between Tesla and the Indian government ...

Japan sends envoy to Solomons over concern with China’s security pact

China 04/27/22, 00:10

According to the Japan Times, on April 25, Japan sent Vice- Minister for Foreign Affairs Kentaro Uesugi to the Solomon Islands. The move came amid growing concern over a recent security agreement that the South Pacific nation signed with China. The pact will offer Beijing a chance to increase its ...

Solomon Islands tells Japan it will not allow China to build military bases

China 04/26/22, 23:43

According to Reuters, Solomon Islands' Prime Minister has just told a visiting Japanese delegation on Tuesday, April 26, that China would not be allowed to build military bases on the island. Vice Foreign Minister Kentaro Uesugi is leading the Japan delegation on the three-day trip to the Solomon Islands, starting from ...

Australia’s defense chief accuses China of international bribery deals

Australia & Oceania 04/26/22, 23:39

Australia's Defense Minister Peter Dutton accuses China of bribing other countries to secure international deals. The Defense Minister's accusation of China comes as his conservative government faces opposition scrutiny about its failure to stop The Solomons–China's security pact, especially as Australia heads toward a new election next month. The deal alarmed many ...

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 ...

Japan: Pacific community should keep an eye on China

China 04/26/22, 00:35

China is mounting a massive power play in the Pacific and is causing alarm bells to ring for Japan and its allies. Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said on April 23 that they are closely watching Beijing's move against Pacific island nations. On April 19, China signed a security deal with the ...

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 ...

US reaffirms support for Lithuania against China’s economic coercion

China 04/25/22, 00:51

The United States said that it is standing with Lithuania as the EU nation faces economic coercion from China. In a readout released on April 22, the U.S. Treasury Department said its Deputy Secretary of Treasury, Wally Adeyemo met with Lithuanian Finance Minister Gintare Skaiste this week to confirm its support. According ...

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. ...

Top Hong Kong officials accused of owning properties in the West

China 04/24/22, 01:46

Hong Kong Watch - a British-based advocacy group - released a report detailing assets owned by senior Hong Kong officials. The report said that nine Hong Kong officials and 12 members of Hong Kong's legislature have property overseas, including in Britain, Canada, the United States, Australia, Japan, and France. Among these ...

Commissioners urge UN not to allow China to delay its torture report

Human Rights 04/24/22, 01:42

On April 21, the U.S. Congressional-Executive Committee on China (CECC) commissioners sent a letter to Claude Heller, Chair of the United Nations Committee Against Torture, urging him not to allow the Chinese government to delay the report on the Convention Against Torture. According to CECC, the Chinese government was obligated to ...