China Says It Remains Open to the World, but Wants to Dictate Terms

China’s leader, Xi Jinping, is pursuing a strategy to make the country’s economy more self-sufficient, while making other places more dependent on it than ever.

#asia-pacific-economic-cooperation, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #international-relations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #politics-and-government, #united-states-international-relations, #xi-jinping

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Biden Wants to Be the Climate President. He’ll Need Some Help From Xi Jinping.

The U.S.-China relationship is at its lowest point in a half century, but there are also converging interests on global warming.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #united-states-politics-and-government, #xi-jinping

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Biden Speaks to European Allies as Strongmen Stay Silent on U.S. Vote

The president-elect’s calls with four Western European leaders signaled a return to diplomatic normalcy and their support for his election win.

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Is Xi Jinping Too Strong for China’s Good?

Unlike any Chinese leader since 1949, he has no identifiable rivals and no likely successors.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deng-xiaoping, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #guo-shuqing, #hu-jintao, #jiang-zemin, #liu-he-1952, #politics-and-government, #propaganda, #ren-zhiqiang, #term-limits-political-office, #trump-donald-j, #wuhan-china, #xi-jinping, #yi-gang

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Rem Koolhaas Gives Beleaguered City Folk a Trip to the Countryside

In the last eight months, events have proved the celebrated architect’s premise prescient. By focusing on cities, planners have missed propulsive changes in the hinterlands.

#agriculture-and-farming, #architecture, #china, #guggenheim-solomon-r-museum, #koolhaas-rem, #manhattan-nyc, #rural-areas, #sustainable-living, #xi-jinping

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In Hunt for Coronavirus Source, W.H.O. Let China Take Charge

As it praised Beijing, the World Health Organization concealed concessions to China and may have sacrificed the best chance to unravel the virus’s origins. Now it’s a favorite Trump attack line.

#china, #conspiracy-theories, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #europe, #health-and-human-services-department, #international-relations, #research, #rumors-and-misinformation, #tedros-adhanom-ghebreyesus, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations, #wildlife-trade-and-poaching, #world-health-organization, #wuhan-china, #xi-jinping

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In Hunt for Virus Source, W.H.O. Let China Take Charge

As it praised Beijing, the World Health Organization concealed concessions to China and may have sacrificed the best chance to unravel the virus’s origins. Now it’s a favorite Trump attack line.

#china, #conspiracy-theories, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #europe, #health-and-human-services-department, #international-relations, #research, #rumors-and-misinformation, #tedros-adhanom-ghebreyesus, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations, #wildlife-trade-and-poaching, #world-health-organization, #wuhan-china, #xi-jinping

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Donald Trump’s Foreign Policy Hurt American Alliances

It has become impossible for democracies to believe it is in their interest to take Trump’s America seriously.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #european-union, #merkel-angela, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #world-health-organization, #world-trade-organization, #xi-jinping

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As the West Stumbles, ‘Helmsman’ Xi Pushes an Ambitious Plan for China

China’s leader emerged from a key Communist Party meeting newly emboldened, outlining a road map for the country for years to come. Some have warned of overreach.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #international-relations, #xi-jinping

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U.S. Charges 8 in Plot to Harass Chinese Dissidents

Law enforcement officials said the suspects hired private investigators to locate the expatriates and then stalked, surveilled and threatened them.

#china, #demers-john-c-1971, #justice-department, #united-states-politics-and-government, #xi-jinping

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China Aims to End Extreme Poverty, but Covid-19 Exposes Gaps

The pandemic has worsened longstanding conditions that have widened inequality, hindering Xi Jinping’s vow to “leave no one behind.”

#china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #politics-and-government, #poverty, #rural-areas, #xi-jinping

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In Xi’s Homage to Korean War, a Jab at the U.S.

China is commemorating the war with a barrage of nationalistic propaganda. “They smashed the myth that the American military was invincible,” China’s leader said.

#china, #defense-and-military-forces, #korean-war, #peoples-liberation-army-china, #propaganda, #united-states-international-relations, #xi-jinping

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With Covid-19 Under Control, China’s Economy Surges Ahead

Exports jumped and local governments engaged in a binge of debt-fueled construction projects. Even consumer spending is finally recovering.

#china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #national-bureau-of-statistics-china, #politics-and-government, #xi-jinping

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In Hong Kong, Communist Party Officials Stride Out of the Shadows

The growing power and profile of the Chinese government’s liaison office has brought the party’s playbook into the open.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #hong-kong, #hong-kong-protests-2019, #lam-carrie-1957, #liaison-office-of-the-central-peoples-government-hong-kong, #luo-huining, #politics-and-government, #xi-jinping

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In City Where China Welcomed the World, Xi Prepares for a Colder One

China’s leader, Xi Jinping, speaking in the early trading center of Shenzhen, emphasized domestic innovation amid tensions with the United States.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deng-xiaoping, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #guangdong-province-china, #huawei-technologies-co-ltd, #lam-carrie-1957, #politics-and-government, #shenzhen-china, #xi-jinping

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Distrust of China Jumps to New Highs in Democratic Nations

The sharpest rise in negative views was in Australia, while unfavorable opinions jumped in the United States and Europe, a Pew survey found.

#australia, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #europe, #international-relations, #japan, #pew-research-center, #politics-and-government, #polls-and-public-opinion, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations, #xi-jinping

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China Ramps Up a War of Words, Warning the U.S. of Its Red Lines

As the United States and Taiwan draw closer, state propaganda is sending the message that China will go to war if necessary.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #defense-and-military-forces, #global-times, #hu-xijin, #politics-and-government, #propaganda, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-international-relations, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #xi-jinping

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WeChat, Wild Rumors and All, Is Their Lifeline. Washington May End That.

The app has reshaped the experience of Chinese-Americans for the better, but also spreads misinformation and government propaganda.

#asian-americans, #chinese-americans, #discrimination, #new-york-city, #politics-and-government, #propaganda, #race-and-ethnicity, #rumors-and-misinformation, #tencent-holdings-ltd, #trump-donald-j, #wechat-mobile-app, #xi-jinping

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Brushing off Criticism, China’s Xi Calls Policies in Xinjiang ‘Totally Correct’

Mr. Xi made the remarks at a meeting on the region of western China, suggesting that the Communist Party remains committed to drastically changing Uighurs and other Muslim minorities.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #forced-labor, #muslims-and-islam, #political-prisoners, #trump-donald-j, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #xi-jinping, #xinjiang-china

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China Has a New Plan to Tame Tibet

It failed to coax cultural assimilation with economic incentives. Now it’s going for coerced labor and micromanaging people’s very lifestyles.

#agriculture-and-farming, #buddhism, #china, #chinese-language, #communist-party-of-china, #dalai-lama, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #forced-labor, #han-chinese-ethnic-group, #himalayas, #immigration-and-emigration, #immolation, #inner-mongolia, #jamestown-foundation, #jiang-zemin, #labor-and-jobs, #language-and-languages, #lhasa-tibet, #minorities, #nomadic-people, #politics-and-government, #qinghai-province-china, #religion-and-belief, #reuters-group-plc, #sichuan-province-china, #surveillance-of-citizens-by-government, #tashi-wangchuk, #tibet, #vocational-training, #xi-jinping, #xinjiang-china

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China’s Pledge to Be Carbon Neutral by 2060: What It Means

Under international pressure to do more to address global warming, Xi Jinping made a surprise commitment to drastically reduce emissions. Now comes the hard part.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #carbon-dioxide, #china, #coal, #communist-party-of-china, #conservation-of-resources, #general-assembly-un, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #politics-and-government, #xi-jinping

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Trump Demands U.N. Hold China to Account for Coronavirus Pandemic

In speeches broadcast at this year’s Covid-compromised General Assembly, the presidents of China and the United States punctuated an intensifying schism between the two superpowers.

#china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #general-assembly-un, #guterres-antonio, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations, #xi-jinping

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China, in Pointed Message to U.S., Tightens Its Climate Targets

President Xi Jinping pledged, among other goals, to achieve “carbon neutrality by 2060.” It was China’s boldest promise yet on climate change.

#china, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #xi-jinping

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In Biden, China Sees an ‘Old Friend’ and Possible Foe

Some in China believe Biden, if elected, might do damage to the nation’s ambitions, taking a harder line on human rights and rallying allies to stand up to Beijing.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #xi-jinping

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China Sentences Ren Zhiqiang, Tycoon Who Criticized Xi, to 18 Years in Prison

The Communist Party had accused Ren Zhiqiang of being disloyal. His heavy sentence underscores Xi Jinping’s crackdown on dissent among the elite.

#beijing-china, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #politics-and-government, #ren-zhiqiang, #xi-jinping

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US Pushes Large Arms Sale to Taiwan, Including Jet Missiles

The administration is proposing the packages as President Trump’s strategists try to paint him as being tough on China despite soft actions earlier.

#arms-trade, #boeing-company, #china, #defense-and-military-forces, #international-relations, #lockheed-martin-corporation, #military-aircraft, #peoples-liberation-army-china, #taiwan, #trump-donald-j, #tsai-ing-wen, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #xi-jinping

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China, Seeking a Friend in Europe, Finds Rising Anger and Frustration

Beijing’s hopes of using Europe as a counterweight to the United States have faltered as country after country confronts China over trade, Hong Kong, human rights and other issues.

#china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #europe, #european-commission, #european-union, #international-trade-and-world-market, #political-prisoners, #politics-and-government, #united-states-international-relations, #wang-yi, #xi-jinping

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Trump Is Wrong about TikTok. China’s Plans Are Much More Sinister.

The West still doesn’t understand the scale of Beijing’s soft-power ambitions.

#5g-wireless-communications, #australia, #beijing-bytedance-technology-co-ltd, #blacklisting, #chiang-kai-shek, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #computers-and-the-internet, #confucius-institutes, #darwin-australia, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #huawei-technologies-co-ltd, #india, #indian-ocean, #kenya, #kiribati, #maldives, #mao-zedong, #military-bases-and-installations, #mobile-applications, #myanmar, #pakistan, #panama-canal-and-canal-zone, #propaganda, #solomon-islands, #sri-lanka, #the-art-of-war-book, #the-romance-of-the-three-kingdoms-book, #tiktok-bytedance, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #xi-jinping

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Xi’s Post-Virus Economic Strategy for China Looks Inward

The Chinese leader’s latest approach calls for a more robust domestic economy to insulate growth from tensions with the United States.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #xi-jinping

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Joe Biden’s China Journey

As a United States senator, he spoke of transforming China through trade. As a presidential candidate two decades later, he denounces it as a “dictatorship.”

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #international-relations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #obama-barack, #presidential-election-of-2020, #senate, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #world-trade-organization, #xi-jinping

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America, Don’t Try to Out-China China

Beijing’s nationalism will be self-defeating in the long term. Washington should just let that run its course.

#australia, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #hong-kong, #hong-kong-protests-2019, #immigration-and-emigration, #india, #international-relations, #japan, #ministry-of-state-security-of-the-peoples-republic-of-china, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wang-yi, #wuhan-china, #xi-jinping, #yang-jiechi

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With a Wary Eye on China, Taiwan Moves to Revamp Its Military

The self-governing democracy is taking steps to bolster its armed forces in order to deter or defeat an invasion from China — with or without American help.

#china, #defense-and-military-forces, #international-relations, #peoples-liberation-army-china, #politics-and-government, #taiwan, #trump-donald-j, #tsai-ing-wen, #xi-jinping

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To Deal With China, Trump Should Learn German

Germany is a manufacturing superpower that would be a decisive ally, along with the rest of the European Union, in a trade war against China.

#agriculture-and-farming, #berlin-germany, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #european-union, #international-trade-and-world-market, #merkel-angela, #presidential-election-of-2020, #state-department, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations, #xi-jinping

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China’s Xi Jinping Declares War on Food Waste

The Communist Party’s “clean plate” campaign targets livestreaming extreme eaters, wasteful diners and others amid concerns about China’s ability to feed its 1.4 billion people.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #food, #grain, #politics-and-government, #restaurants, #shortages, #xi-jinping

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China Flooding Has Killed Hundreds and Tested Three Gorges Dam

Unusually heavy rains have wreaked havoc in central and southwestern China, leaving hundreds dead and disrupting the economy’s post-pandemic recovery.

#china, #chongqing-china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #floods, #levees-and-dams, #li-keqiang, #peoples-liberation-army-china, #politics-and-government, #rivers, #sichuan-province-china, #xi-jinping

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‘Drive the Blade In’: Xi Shakes Up China’s Law-and-Order Forces

Citing Mao, the Communist Party has started a campaign to ensure that police officers, judges and state security agents remain loyal and disciplined in challenging times.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #ministry-of-state-security-of-the-peoples-republic-of-china, #politics-and-government, #united-states-international-relations, #xi-jinping

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China Hid Coronavirus Dangers From Beijing, U.S. Agencies Find

A new U.S. intelligence report says top officials in Beijing were in the dark in early January on the true dangers of the virus. That could affect U.S. policy on China.

#central-intelligence-agency, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #homeland-security-department, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #world-health-organization, #wuhan-china, #xi-jinping

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Local Officials in China Hid Coronavirus Dangers From Beijing, U.S. Agencies Find

A new U.S. intelligence report says top officials in Beijing were in the dark in early January on the true dangers of the virus. That could affect U.S. policy on China.

#central-intelligence-agency, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #homeland-security-department, #pompeo-mike, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #world-health-organization, #wuhan-china, #xi-jinping

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Cai Xia Was A Communist Party Insider in China. Then She Denounced Xi.

“At last I’ve regained my freedom,” Cai Xia, a fierce government critic, said after her expulsion from the party whose officials she once taught.

#cai-xia, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #politics-and-government, #xi-jinping

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U.S. Tries to Bolster Taiwan’s Status, Short of Recognizing Sovereignty

President Trump prefers a robust relationship with authoritarian China to one with democratic Taiwan. But other American officials aim to strengthen U.S.-Taiwan ties.

#arms-trade, #azar-alex-m-ii, #bolton-john-r, #china, #chinese-nationalist-party-taiwan, #communist-party-of-china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #defense-and-military-forces, #international-trade-and-world-market, #taiwan, #trump-donald-j, #tsai-ing-wen, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #xi-jinping

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China Tones Down ‘Hotheaded’ Nationalism as Relations With U.S. Sink

Beijing is dialing down its belligerence to avoid provocative moves that might give President Trump more opportunities to attack ahead of the November election.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #global-times, #hu-xijin, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations, #xi-jinping

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Luxury Homes Tie Chinese Communist Elite to Hong Kong’s Fate

Three top leaders of China’s Communist Party have relatives who own assets in Hong Kong, including more than $51 million in luxury real estate, a New York Times investigation shows.

#china, #chinese-peoples-political-consultative-conference, #communist-party-of-china, #hong-kong, #li-zhanshu-1950, #politics-and-government, #qi-qiaoqiao, #xi-jinping

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Jimmy Lai Is Arrested in Hong Kong. Freedom Loses Again.

The arrest of the media tycoon marks the most aggressive action yet under new anti-sedition legislation.

#apple-daily, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #hong-kong, #hong-kong-protests-2019, #international-trade-and-world-market, #lai-jimmy, #lam-carrie-1957, #politics-and-government, #united-states-international-relations, #xi-jinping

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We’re All Hong Kongers Now

China wants to swallow up Hong Kong’s remaining freedoms. But it can’t be allowed to arrest, on American soil, a U.S. citizen.

#apple-inc, #communist-party-of-china, #computers-and-the-internet, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #freedom-of-assembly, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #freedom-of-the-press, #fugitives, #hong-kong, #hong-kong-protests-2019, #lam-carrie-1957, #law-and-legislation, #national-basketball-assn, #politics-and-government, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #university-of-hong-kong, #xi-jinping

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Trump Administration Penalizes Chinese Officials for Hong Kong Crackdown

These are the first punishments levied against officials in China and Hong Kong for repressing pro-democracy protests in the region.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #hong-kong, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #lam-carrie-1957, #mnuchin-steven-t, #treasury-department, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations, #xi-jinping

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U.S. Health Secretary to Visit Taiwan, in a Move Likely to Anger Beijing

The trip by Alex M. Azar II, a rare high-level U.S. visit, is being billed as an opportunity to highlight Taiwan’s success in battling the coronavirus pandemic.

#azar-alex-m-ii, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #health-and-human-services-department, #taiwan, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations, #xi-jinping

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‘Clean Up This Mess’: The Chinese Thinkers Behind Xi’s Hard Line

Chinese academics have been honing the Communist Party’s authoritarian response in Hong Kong, rejecting the liberal ideas of their youth.

#china, #colleges-and-universities, #communist-party-of-china, #defense-and-military-forces, #hong-kong, #law-and-legislation, #politics-and-government, #xi-jinping, #xu-zhangrun

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China Tries Its Favorite Economic Cure: More Construction

Strong sales at China’s biggest construction equipment maker show Beijing’s strategy for recovery after the virus. But while the company, XCMG, is prospering, the rest of the economy is struggling.

#bridges-and-tunnels, #building-construction, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #credit-and-debt, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #factories-and-manufacturing, #high-speed-rail-projects, #infrastructure-public-works, #international-trade-and-world-market, #local-government, #machinery-and-equipment, #railroads, #xi-jinping, #xuzhou-china, #xuzhou-construction-machinery-group

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The Vatican Is Said to Be Hacked From China Before Talks With Beijing

In one attack, the hackers weaponized an electronic file with a letter that had a note of condolence from Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican’s secretary of state.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #computers-and-the-internet, #cyberwarfare-and-defense, #hong-kong, #hong-kong-protests-2019, #politics-and-government, #priests, #religion-and-belief, #roman-catholic-church, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations, #xi-jinping

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As the World Gets Tougher on China, Japan Tries to Thread a Needle

Tokyo has not confronted Beijing as the United States and other allies have, mindful of its neighbor’s economic might and its own limited military options.

#abe-shinzo, #china, #defense-and-military-forces, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #international-relations, #japan, #politics-and-government, #xi-jinping

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