Russia, China dilute G20 text on geopolitical tensions

Insights 02/20/22, 06:21

Russia and China have requested that the communiqué drafted at the G20 finance ministers' meeting be tinkered with, downplaying claims that current geopolitical tensions related to the Ukraine crisis overshadow the global economic picture. G20 finance ministers and central bank presidents hold mixed physical and video talks in Jakarta, Indonesia. The ...

German media: US focus is Asia, not Europe

China 02/20/22, 05:30

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken paid a 7-day visit to the Asia-Pacific region on Feb. 10. It was the first trip by a U.S. Secretary of State in nearly four decades and amid a hyped-up crisis in Ukraine. A report by German newspaper Die Welt on Feb. 18 viewed that ...

China intervenes in the West’s politics: Norwegian government report

Insights 02/20/22, 04:20

Norway recently released its 2022 public threat and risk assessment report, which points out that China already has the will and ability to intervene in the political process of Western countries. The report's assessment of domestic threats in Norway focuses specifically on the use of Chinese and Russian intelligence tools, ...

Despite China’s pressure, German Group continues to invest in Lithuania

Insights 02/19/22, 20:33

Against the backdrop of Chinese pressure, a senior executive of Germany's Continental Group had revealed that the group would continue to invest in a factory in Lithuania, Reuters reported on Feb. 18. The head of Continental's Lithuanian plant, Shayan Ali, told local newspaper Verslo Zinios that the company's investment plans had ...

US not intending to include China in the new Indo Pacific Economic Framework

China 02/19/22, 20:22

According to U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Kritenbrink, the U.S. has "no intention" of interacting with China in its upcoming Indo-Pacific Economic Framework. Instead, it talks to partners who share the same objective of a free and open region free of coercion. Last week, ...

EU challenges China at WTO over Beijing’s telecom license protection

Tech 02/19/22, 19:40

The EU, on Friday, Feb. 18, filed a lawsuit against China at the World Trade Organization (WTO), accusing Beijing of using domestic courts to undermine intellectual property laws and allowing Chinese telecom giants such as Huawei and Xiaomi to obtain low-cost technology licenses. The European Commission said that since August 2020, ...

Beijing 2022: A ‘self-created chaos’ Olympics

Insights 02/19/22, 08:03

The Beijing 2022 Olympics has come to an end and the road it has traveled has been bumpy, with countless events of uproar, controversy and burning questions for the International Olympic Committee. The efforts to apply technology and expensive solutions are also highlighted, with the sad stories behind it. This ...

Never go to China again: German Olympic champion

Insights 02/18/22, 20:56

Luger Natalie Geisenberger, 34, won one individual and one team relay gold medal at the Winter Olympics. She has now returned to Germany and appeared in an interview on February 16 on the German TV channel "Markus Lanz." In the interview, she not only spoke of her joy at winning the ...

Despite China’s embargo, Lithuanian exports hit a 10-year high

Economy 02/17/22, 19:52

On Feb. 13 2022, the Lithuanian state broadcaster (LRT) reported that Lithuanian exports grew significantly, unaffected by the COVID epidemic, geopolitics, and especially the Chinese regime's crackdowns. Lithuanian's merchandise exports increased 20.5 percent year on year. Jonė Kalendienė, head of Enterprise Lithuania's Research and Analysis Division, said, "An overview of the ...

Beijing pushes media in the Pacific region to use Chinese content

China 02/17/22, 19:39

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) chairman told a public hearing on February 16th that public broadcasters in Pacific island countries are under pressure from Beijing to run content created by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) as China and Western democracies compete for influence in the region. In an Australian Senate hearing, ...

Russia expelled the second US diplomat in Moscow

U.S. 02/17/22, 19:27

Today, Thursday, Feb. 17, news broke that the Kremlin expelled a second official from the U.S. embassy in Moscow last week without giving any reason to justify the decision, in the midst of escalating tensions with the West. The expulsion of the deputy chief of mission, Bart Gorman, considered a ...

India: Sea’s Free Fire included in the list of China-linked apps banned

Economy 02/17/22, 13:34

On Tuesday Feb. 15, Indian government sources said it had blocked access to 54 mobile apps with apparent links to China due to national security concerns, including Tencent's Xriver, NetEase's Onmyoji Arena, Astracraft, and Free Fire of Sea Ltd's mobile game. Reuters reported that "Free Fire" is on India's list of ...