Norway accuses China of cyber-attack on parliament

Europe 07/20/21, 01:42

Norway on Monday, July 19 concluded that China was responsible for the March 10 cyber breach on its parliament's e-mail system.  “This was a very serious incident affecting our most important democratic institution,” Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide said in a statement. “Following a detailed intelligence assessment, it ...

Aberrant: Doctors linked to the CCP steal a woman’s organs in an ambulance

World 05/10/21, 18:31

Four doctors were imprisoned in China after being found to have forcibly removed organs from a patient in an ambulance. According to Wang Zhiyuan, the president of a non-governmental association that denounces this type of atrocities, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is responsible for such atrocities and is only using the ...

China delays tariffs on US autos, other goods in trade deal

Business 12/14/19, 22:56

China’s government says it will postpone planned punitive tariffs on U.S.-made automobiles and other goods following an interim trade deal with Washington. Sunday’s announcement came after Washington agreed to postpone a planned tariff hike on $160 billion of Chinese goods and to cut in half penalties that already were imposed. “China hopes ...

China’s trade with US sinks in November amid tariff war

Business 12/08/19, 00:21

China's trade with the United States sank again in November as negotiators worked on the first stage of a possible deal to end a tariff war. Exports to the United States fell 23% from a year earlier to $35.6 billion, customs data showed Sunday. Imports of American goods were off 2.8% ...

China waiving tariff hikes on US soybeans, pork

Business 12/06/19, 00:18

China is waiving punitive tariffs on U.S. soybeans and pork while the two sides negotiate a trade deal, the Ministry of Finance said Friday. Beijing promised in September to lift the tariffs, adding to conciliatory steps that raised hopes for a settlement. The government announced then that Chinese importers were placing ...

Esper accuses China of intimidating smaller Asian nations

Asia & Pacific 11/20/19, 01:19

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Wednesday accused China of using coercion and intimidation against smaller Asian nations to impose its will in the South China Sea. He urged Vietnam and others in the region to push back. “We will not accept attempts to assert unlawful maritime claims at the expense ...

Campus under siege as Hong Kong police battle pro-democracy protesters

Asia & Pacific 11/18/19, 14:30

Police tightened their siege of a university campus where hundreds of pro-democracy protesters remained trapped overnight Tuesday, Nov. 19, local time, in the latest dramatic episode in months of protests against growing Chinese control over the semi-autonomous city. In yet another escalation for the movement, protests raged across parts of the ...

Asian stocks sink after Trump threatens more China tariffs

Business 11/12/19, 22:53

Asian stocks sank Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened more tariff hikes on Chinese imports if talks aimed at ending a trade war fail to produce an interim agreement. Market benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia all declined. Trump said Tuesday that agreement on the "Phase 1" deal ...

Global stocks lower amid uncertainty over US-China trade

Business 11/08/19, 04:05

Global stock markets mostly declined Friday amid uncertainty about a possible U.S.-Chinese agreement to roll back tariffs in their trade war. Tokyo rose after Beijing said Thursday the two sides agreed to the step if they make progress on an interim deal. But London and Frankfurt opened lower and Shanghai and ...

China’s trade with US shrinks in October despite optimism

World 11/08/19, 00:31

U.S.-Chinese trade contracted again in October, despite optimism about possible progress in talks aimed at ending a tariff war that threatens global economic growth. Chinese imports of U.S. goods fell 14.3% from a year earlier to $9.4 billion, customs data showed Friday. Exports to the United States sank 16.2% to $35.8 ...

Global stocks turn higher as China says tariff war may ease

Business 11/07/19, 04:38

Global stocks are mostly higher after a Chinese Commerce Ministry official said Beijing and Washington had agreed to gradually ease tariffs on each other's exports as they reach agreement in trade negotiations. China and the U.S. are working on a "Phase 1" trade agreement as they seek to ease the tariff ...

Global stocks higher after possible US-China trade snag

Business 11/06/19, 04:17

Global stock markets were mostly higher Wednesday after investors were rattled by a possible snag in a U.S.-Chinese trade truce following reports Beijing wants Washington to lift punitive tariffs. Germany and Paris opened higher and London was unchanged. Tokyo rose while Shanghai declined and Hong Kong was flat. Beijing wants 15% tariffs ...

American ambassador defends rules for Chinese diplomats

U.S. 10/21/19, 04:24

The U.S. ambassador to China defended plans to require Beijing's diplomats to report contacts with some Americans and said Monday that Washington is considering additional rules for employees of entities controlled by the ruling Communist Party. The change comes as the United States, Australia, and some other governments are looking at ...

Companies welcome US-China trade truce, warn disputes remain

Business 10/12/19, 02:21

Companies have welcomed a U.S.-Chinese trade truce as a possible step toward breaking a deadlock in a 15-month-old tariff war, while economists caution there was little progress toward settling core disputes including technology that threaten global growth. President Donald Trump said Washington will suspend a tariff hike planned for Tuesday on ...

Hong Kong protester shot as China marks its 70th anniversary

Asia & Pacific 10/01/19, 16:56

In a fearsome escalation of violence, Hong Kong police shot a protester in the chest at close range Tuesday, leaving the teenager bleeding and howling on the ground. Tens of thousands joined anti-government demonstrations that spread across the semi-autonomous Chinese territory in a challenge to Beijing's dominance as the Communist ...

Hong Kong protests may give Taiwan’s leader a boost vs China

Asia & Pacific 07/01/19, 21:43

Recent anti-government protests in Hong Kong are echoing in Taiwan, possibly giving the island's President Tsai Ing-wen a lift in her campaign to resist Beijing's pressure for political unification and win a second term in next year's elections. The demonstrations sparked by Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam's now-shelved push for ...

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