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While is applies to companies from any country, the legislation’s sponsors intended it to target Chinese companies listed in the United States, such as Alibaba, tech firm Pinduoduo Inc and oil giant PetroChina Co Ltd.. Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said before the vote that it was a discriminatory policy that politically oppresses Chinese firms. Shaun Wu, a Hong Kong-based partner at law firm Paul Hastings, said increased enforcement against Chinese companies was likely even though Democrat Joe Biden will become president in January. He said if the bill becomes law, “all Chinese companies listed in the U.S. will face enhanced scrutiny by the U.S. authorities and inevitably consider all available options.”This could include listing in Hong Kong or elsewhere, he said. Several U.S.-listed Chinese firms, including Alibaba and KFC China operator Yum China, have recently carried out secondary listings in Hong Kong.
Persons: Donald Trump, Brendan McDermid, Trump, White, Chris Van Hollen, John Kennedy, , ” Kennedy, , ” ‘, Hua Chunying, ” Hua, Alibaba, Maggie Wu, Shaun Wu, Paul Hastings, Joe Biden Organizations: WASHINGTON, U.S . House, Alibaba Group Holding, New York Stock, REUTERS, Foreign Companies, U.S . Public, Pinduoduo Inc, Beijing, Trump, Democratic, Republican, American Securities Association, Chinese Communist Party, Senate, U.S, Alibaba, KFC Locations: Beijing, United States, China, , Washington, U.S, Hong Kong, KFC China
China spacecraft collects moon samples to take back to Earth
  + stars: | 2020-12-02 | by ( Associated Press | ) www.nbcnews.com + 0.00   time to read: +4 min
“Chang’e has collected moon samples,” the agency said in a statement. Beijing also has a spacecraft en route to Mars and aims eventually to land a human on the moon. If it succeeds, it will be the first time scientists have obtained fresh samples of lunar rocks since the Soviet Union’s Luna 24 probe in 1976. China’s space program has proceeded more cautiously than the U.S.-Soviet space race of the 1960s, which was marked by fatalities and launch failures. The Tianwen 1 probe launched in July is on its way to the red planet carrying a lander and a rover to search for water.
Persons: Beijing’s, “ Chang’e, China’s, , Hua Chunying, ” Hua, Thomas Zurbuchen Organizations: China National Space Administration, NASA, Twitter, European Space Agency, U.S . Locations: Storms, China, Hainan, Beijing, Mars, “ China, Soviet, ” U.S, U.S, Soviet Union, United States, Japan, India
FILE PHOTO: An investor looks at an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage house in Shanghai, China July 6, 2018. “As China’s economy shakes off the epidemic, cyclicals will witness a jump in earnings. “Global capital, which chases profit, will increase allocation to emerging markets, especially China,” where the pandemic is under control, and the economy rebounding, Li said. “The trend of foreign inflows will only strengthen.”Li’s view is shared by global fund managers, who see China’s stocks bull run lasting well into 2021. Over the long term, investors should hold leading stocks in sectors that represent China’s future, such as consumption, technology and environmental protection, said Li.
Persons: Warburg Pincus, Aly, Li Huiyong, cyclicals, ” Li, Li, CSI300 Organizations: Warburg, REUTERS, WP, Management, Reuters, Reuters Global Investment Outlook, China’s Nasdaq, Locations: SHANGHAI, China, Shanghai, China’s, Beijing,
China says it will accelerate implementation of RCEP trade deal
  + stars: | 2020-12-02 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com + 0.87   time to read: 1 min
FILE PHOTO: Container boxes are seen at the Yangshan Deep Water Port, part of the Shanghai Free Trade Zone, in Shanghai, China September 24, 2016. Picture taken September 24, 2016. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo/File PhotoBEIJING (Reuters) - China will accelerate the implementation of trade liberalisation measures promised under the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) deal, state media quoted the cabinet as saying on Wednesday. China will push forward the opening up of the goods, services and investment sectors and implement measures to lower tariffs, the cabinet said. Last month, fifteen Asia-Pacific economies formed the world’s largest free trade bloc, a China-backed deal that excludes the United States.
Persons: Aly Organizations: Shanghai Free Trade, REUTERS, Regional Comprehensive Economic Locations: Shanghai, China, BEIJING, Asia, Pacific, United States
China Has One Powerful Friend Left in the U.S.: Wall Street
  + stars: | 2020-12-02 | by ( Lingling Wei | Bob Davis | Dawn Lim | ) www.wsj.com + 0.99   time to read: +1 min
In February 2018, Beijing’s chief trade negotiator was in Washington to try to avert a trade war. Before meeting his U.S. counterparts, he turned to a select group of American business executives—mostly from Wall Street. Shortly after the gathering, Mr. Liu presented China’s position to the U.S. side, including the financial opening. But Mr. Liu didn’t go home empty-handed. In the trade agreement that was eventually signed in January, China’s financial opening stood out as a prominent concession.
Persons: Liu, Larry Fink, David Solomon, Goldman Sachs, Jamie Dimon, Trump, Liu dangled, Liu didn’t Organizations: Wall, BlackRock, JPMorgan Chase &, Business Roundtable Locations: Washington, Beijing, China, U.S
'Wolf warrior' artist turns new chapter in Chinese propaganda artwork
  + stars: | 2020-12-02 | by ( Ryan Woo | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +4 min
The number of social media followers of the artist, who calls himself Wuheqilin, has since risen to 1 million, with some hailing the image as a new chapter in Chinese propaganda artwork. “Wuheqilin” in Chinese translates to “a qilin amid the masses,” referring to the one-horned mythical beast. Wuheqilin also proclaims himself as a “wolf warrior” artist, after two popular Chinese movies in which the action hero prevails over evil U.S. mercenaries. Wuheqilin has long supported Chinese propaganda artwork, but it was only last summer when he infused political themes into his images as Hong Kong was rocked by street protests, according to interviews with Chinese media. THRILLEDOn social media, Wuheqilin said he was thrilled foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian tweeted his work.
Persons: Scott Morrison, Wuheqilin, , , “ There’re, I’ve, ” Wuheqilin, Guancha.cn, Zhao Lijian, Zhao, Morrison, I’d, Guancha, Morrison ” Organizations: Twitter, Weibo, Communist Party, Central Committee of, Communist Youth League, Reuters Locations: BEIJING, China, Beijing, Canberra, Hong Kong, , of, Weibo, Australia, Afghanistan
Official data also shows industrial profits for large firms grew at their fastest pace since 2017 in October. Official data shows the recovery of factory activity for smaller firms has lagged well behind that of larger ones since the coronavirus stalled industrial activity earlier in the year. Small firms’ factory activity only accelerated in two of the past six months, and at a much slower pace than that of larger ones. Certain sectors, such as textiles, have seen factory activity continue to decelerate every month this year, Zhao added. Some firms reported that a strong yuan squeezed profits and reduced export orders in November, said Zhao.
Persons: , Dan Wang, Zhao Qinghe, Zhao, , Seng’s Wang, Bruce Pang Organizations: REUTERS, Caixin’s, Hang Seng Bank, National Bureau of Statistics, PMI Locations: BEIJING, Huzhou, Zhejiang province, China
Joshua Wong, Hong Kong activist, jailed for anti-government protest
  + stars: | 2020-12-02 | by ( ) www.nbcnews.com + 0.00   time to read: +4 min
HONG KONG — Joshua Wong, 24, one of Hong Kong's most prominent democracy activists, was jailed on Wednesday for 13 and a half months for his role in an unlawful anti-government rally in 2019, the toughest and most high-profile sentencing of an opposition figure this year. We're now joining the battle in prison along with many brave protesters, less visible yet essential in the fight for democracy and freedom for Hong Kong." Senator Marsha Blackburn accused China of cracking down on human rights and destroying "any semblance of autonomy in Hong Kong." Authorities in Beijing and Hong Kong deny curbing rights and say the law is vital to plug holes in national security defenses exposed by the unrest last year. In recent months, the Hong Kong government has expelled opposition lawmakers from the legislature, disqualified pro-democracy candidates from running in a now-postponed election and arrested more than 30 people under the security legislation.
Persons: Joshua Wong, Wong, It's, Agnes Chow, Ivan Lam, Chow, Lam, Hong Kong’s, Yamini Mishra, Marsha Blackburn, Joshua, Blackburn, Hong Kong Organizations: British, Amnesty, Pacific, U.S, NBC, Hong, Democracy, Authorities Locations: HONG KONG, Beijing, Hong Kong, Asia, China
UK urges Hong Kong and China to stop stifling opposition
  + stars: | 2020-12-02 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.95   time to read: 1 min
FILE PHOTO: Britain's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab speaks during an interview with Reuters in Seoul, South Korea, September 29, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Hong-JiLONDON (Reuters) - Britain urged the Hong Kong and Beijing authorities to stop their campaigns to stifle opposition, issuing a statement on Wednesday as three Hong Kong activists including Joshua Wong began their prison sentences. “Prosecution decisions must be fair and impartial, and the rights and freedoms of people in Hong Kong must be upheld,” said Britain’s foreign minister Dominic Raab.
Persons: Dominic Raab, Kim Hong, Joshua Wong, Organizations: Reuters, REUTERS, LONDON, Hong Locations: Seoul, South Korea, Britain, Hong Kong, Beijing
Factbox: Who is Agnes Chow, the Hong Kong activist jailed over a 2019 protest?
  + stars: | 2020-12-02 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.75   time to read: +2 min
Slideshow ( 2 images )HONG KONG (Reuters) - Agnes Chow, 23, a prominent Hong Kong democracy activist, was jailed on Wednesday for 10 months on charges related to unlawful assembly near the city’s police headquarters during last year’s anti-government protests. Chow, along with prominent activists Joshua Wong and Nathan Law, founded the now-disbanded democracy group Demosisto in 2016. The party was dissolved hours after Beijing passed a contentious national security law for the city on June 30 amid fears it could be targeted under the legislation. Chow said at the time: “Hong Kong Demosisto has never had a pro-independence stance but we believe Hong Kong people have the right to self-determination on the future of Hong Kong.” Chow also featured prominently in the anti-government protests last year, alongside Wong and Law, who is now in exile in Britain. Under the national security law, Beijing punishes what it broadly defines as sedition, secession, terrorism and collusion with foreign forces with up to life in jail.
Persons: HONG, Agnes Chow, AGNES CHOW ? Chow, Joshua Wong, Nathan Law, Chow, , , Hong Kong Demosisto, ” Chow, Wong Organizations: Reuters, WHO, Law, YouTube Locations: HONG KONG, Hong Kong, Beijing, British, Britain, Japan
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Joshua Wong, 24, one of Hong Kong’s most prominent democracy activists, was jailed on Wednesday for 13-1/2 months after pleading guilty to charges of organising and inciting an unlawful assembly during last year’s anti-government protests. FILE PHOTO: Pro-democracy activists Joshua Wong and Agnes Chow arrive at the Eastern Court by police van after being arrested on suspicion for organising illegal protests, in Hong Kong, China August 30, 2019. A familiar face at Hong Kong protests, Wong is also no stranger to jail. The bespectacled activist was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in 2018 for his leading role in the Umbrella movement. In 2018, he was sentenced to a second jail term of three months for what a judge described as his “leading” role in protests.
Persons: Joshua Wong, Agnes Chow, van, Tyrone Siu, JOSHUA WONG, Wong, Hong, ” Wong Organizations: Reuters, Eastern, REUTERS, Tyrone, Umbrella, Hong, China Locations: HONG KONG, Hong Kong, China, Beijing, city’s, United States, Europe, Demosisto
China says U.S. is adopting discriminating policies on Chinese firms
  + stars: | 2020-12-02 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: 1 min
FILE PHOTO: Logos of China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) are displayed at a news conference on the company's interim results in Hong Kong, China March 23, 2017. REUTERS/Bobby Yip/File PhotoBEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Wednesday that the United States is adopting discriminating policies towards Chinese firms, in response to the U.S. House of Representatives backing a bill that could block Chinese firms from U.S. securities markets. China firmly opposes politicising securities regulation, foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told a regular briefing. The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to pass legislation this week that could prevent some Chinese companies from listing their shares on U.S. exchanges unless they adhere to U.S. auditing standards, congressional aides said on Tuesday.
Persons: Bobby Yip, Hua Chunying Organizations: China National Offshore Oil Corporation, REUTERS, U.S . House, Representatives Locations: China, Hong Kong, BEIJING, United States
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Joshua Wong, 24, one of Hong Kong’s most prominent democracy activists, was jailed on Wednesday for 13-1/2 months for his role in an unlawful anti-government rally in 2019, the toughest and most high-profile sentencing of an opposition figure this year. Pro-democracy activists Joshua Wong and Agnes Chow leave the Eastern Court after being released on bail over charged with unauthorised assembly near the police headquarters during anti-government protests in Hong Kong, China August 30, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone SiuWong’s sentence comes as critics say the Beijing-backed government is intensifying a crackdown on Hong Kong’s opposition and wide-ranging freedoms guaranteed after the former British colony returned to Chinese rule in 1997, a charge authorities in Beijing and Hong Kong reject. In recent months, the Hong Kong government has expelled opposition lawmakers from the legislature, disqualified pro-democracy candidates from running in a now-postponed election and arrested more than 30 people under the security legislation. The expulsion of opposition lawmakers prompted democrats to resign en masse, leaving the legislature devoid of any opposition democrats for the first time since Hong Kong returned to Chinese rule.
Persons: Joshua Wong, Agnes Chow, Tyrone Siu, Wong, ” Wong, “ It’s, , Ivan Lam, Chow, Lam, , Hong Kong’s, Yamini Mishra, Marsha Blackburn, Joshua, ” Blackburn, Hong Kong Organizations: Reuters, Eastern Court, REUTERS, British, Amnesty, Pacific, U.S, Hong, Democracy Locations: HONG KONG, Hong Kong, China, Beijing, Asia
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Joshua Wong, 24, one of Hong Kong’s most prominent democracy activists, was jailed on Wednesday for more than 13 months over an unlawful anti-government rally in 2019, the toughest and most high-profile sentence for an opposition figure this year. Reacting to the court ruling, Britain’s foreign minister Dominic Raab urged Hong Kong and Beijing authorities to stop their campaigns to stifle the opposition. China’s imposition of a national security law on Hong Kong on June 30 was seen as the latest blow to the city’s liberties, which are crucial for its status as a global financial hub. Hong Kong activist Sunny Cheung said Wong’s sentencing would leave a hole in the democracy movement’s fight to be heard. “The DPP emphasises that what the Chinese Communistsand the Hong Kong government have done today is equivalent of declaring that Hong Kong’s freedom is dead,” it said in a statement.
Persons: Joshua Wong, Dominic Raab, Wong, ” Wong, “ It’s, , Agnes Chow, Ivan Lam, Chow, Lam, Hong Kong, , Marsha Blackburn, Joshua, ” Blackburn, Hong Kong’s, Yamini Mishra, Hong, Sunny Cheung, ” Cheung Organizations: Reuters, British, Hong, Amnesty, Pacific, Democratic Progressive Party, DPP, Communists Locations: HONG KONG, Beijing, Hong Kong, China, Asia, Taiwan
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Joshua Wong, 24, one of Hong Kong’s most prominent democracy activists, was jailed on Wednesday for 13-1/2 months for his role in an unlawful anti-government rally in 2019, the toughest and most high-profile sentencing of an opposition figure this year. Wong’s sentence comes as critics say the Beijing-backed government is intensifying a crackdown on Hong Kong’s opposition and wide-ranging freedoms guaranteed after the former British colony returned to Chinese rule in 1997, a charge authorities in Beijing and Hong Kong reject. “By targeting well-known activists from Hong Kong’s largely leaderless protest movement, authorities are sending a warning to anyone who dares openly criticize the government that they could be next,” Amnesty International’s Asia-Pacific Regional Director Yamini Mishra said. In recent months, the Hong Kong government has expelled opposition lawmakers from the legislature, disqualified pro-democracy candidates from running in a now-postponed election and arrested more than 30 people under the security legislation. The expulsion of opposition lawmakers prompted democrats to resign en masse, leaving the legislature devoid of any opposition democrats for the first time since Hong Kong returned to Chinese rule.
Persons: Joshua Wong, Wong, ” Wong, “ It’s, , Agnes Chow, Ivan Lam, Chow, Lam, , Hong Kong’s, Yamini Mishra, Marsha Blackburn, Joshua, ” Blackburn, Hong Kong Organizations: Reuters, British, Amnesty, Pacific, Hong, Democracy Locations: HONG KONG, Beijing, Hong Kong, Asia, China
Daimler, Foton say will start making Mercedes Benz trucks in China
  + stars: | 2020-12-02 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.88   time to read: 1 min
FILE PHOTO: The Daimler logo is seen before the Daimler annual shareholder meeting in Berlin, Germany, April 5, 2018. REUTERS/Hannibal HanschkeBEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Germany’s Daimler AG and its China commercial vehicle partner Beiqi Foton Motor Co Ltd will invest 3.8 billion yuan ($579.21 million) to make Mercedes Benz-branded heavy duty trucks in Beijing, the companies said on Wednesday. Zhang Xiyong, general manager at BAIC Group, parent of Foton, announced the investment amount. The companies added that production will start in two years. Reuters reported that the companies had such a plan last month.
Persons: Hannibal Hanschke, Mercedes, Kelley Platt, Zhang Xiyong Organizations: Daimler, REUTERS, Daimler AG, Mercedes Benz, BAIC Group, Foton, Reuters Locations: Berlin, Germany, Hannibal, Hannibal Hanschke BEIJING, SHANGHAI, China, Beijing
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese online retailer JD.com, delivery company SF Group and Carlyle are bidding for South Korean conglomerate CJ Group’s China logistics business in a deal that could fetch over $1 billion, people familiar with the matter said. REUTERS/Tingshu WangCJ Group has hired Morgan Stanley to run the sale of Shanghai-based CJ Rokin Logistics Supply Chain Co, which it acquired in 2015 via CJ Logistics Corp. It comes as e-commerce in China has boomed during the coronavirus pandemic, benefiting the logistics sector. The deal could value CJ Rokin at over 7 billion yuan ($1.1 billion), with final bids due in January, two of the sources said. A CJ Logistics spokesman declined to comment, as did Morgan Stanley and Carlyle.
Persons: Carlyle, CJ, Tingshu Wang CJ, Morgan Stanley, CJ Rokin, Zhang Yurong, Zhang Yuqing Organizations: Reuters, Group, South, REUTERS, Rokin Logistics, Co, CJ Logistics Corp, CJ Logistics, China Federation of Logistics, Purchasing, Pfizer Locations: HONG KONG, China, Beijing, Shanghai
(Reuters) - Joe Biden will not immediately cancel the Phase 1 trade agreement that President Donald Trump struck with China nor take steps to remove tariffs on Chinese exports, the New York Times on Wednesday quoted the U.S. president-elect as saying. “I’m not going to make any immediate moves, and the same applies to the tariffs. I’m not going to prejudice my options,” President-elect Biden told Friedman. “I want to make sure we’re going to fight like hell by investing in America first,” Biden said. “In consultation with our allies and partners, we’re going to engage in negotiations and follow-on agreements to tighten and lengthen Iran’s nuclear constraints, as well as address the missile program,” Biden added.
Persons: Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Thomas Friedman, Biden, Trump, “ I’m, Friedman, ” Biden, , Mohammad Javad Zarif, Organizations: Reuters, New York Times, , Iranian Locations: China, Beijing, U.S, America, Iran, Tehran
Trading in shares of Xiaomi halted pending share sale, bond issue statement
  + stars: | 2020-12-02 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: 1 min
FILE PHOTO: People are silhouetted in front of Xiaomi's logo at a venue in Beijing, May 10, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-HoonHONG KONG (Reuters) - Trading in shares of Xiaomi Corp was halted on Wednesday on the company’s request pending a statement, the Chinese smartphone maker said in a filing to the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong. The Hong Kong bourse had issued a notice of the suspension before the market opened but gave no details. The Beijing-based company said the shares were suspended pending an announcement regarding an issue of convertible bonds and placing of existing shares and top-up subscription of shares under a general mandate. Xiaomi has raised $3.91 billion as part of a deal that includes Hong Kong’s largest top-up placement and a convertible bond deal, according to a term sheet seen by Reuters.
Persons: Kim Kyung, Xiaomi Organizations: REUTERS, Reuters, Xiaomi, Stock Exchange of, Hong, Hong Kong bourse Locations: Beijing, HONG KONG, Stock Exchange of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong
Breakingviews - Healthcare IPO examines value of China’s big tech
  + stars: | 2020-12-02 | by ( Sharon Lam | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +2 min
China Daily/via REUTERSHONG KONG (Reuters Breakingviews) - JD.com is offering a timely reminder of why big technology firms are valuable to Beijing. The e-commerce giant’s healthcare arm has priced shares in its initial public offering at a reasonable 13 times sales. JD Health International was China’s largest online retail pharmacy by revenue in 2019, according to its prospectus, and was the first to offer online appointments for Covid-19 nucleic acid tests. Alibaba Health has more annual active users and turned a net profit in the six months ended September, while JD Health was loss-making in the first half of this year. Big traditional companies in China have long served official goals, and it helps internet companies to play the part too.
Persons: Ant, topline Organizations: China National Convention Center, REUTERS HONG, Reuters, JD Health, Technology, Ping An Healthcare, Health, Reform Commission, Big Locations: China, Beijing, REUTERS HONG KONG, Hong Kong, JD.com
SYDNEY (Reuters) - The United States has called China’s use of a digitally manipulated image of an Australian soldier a “new low”, weighing in on the dispute between Canberra and Beijing over the tweet. State Department deputy spokesman Cale Brown said the fabricated image of the soldier was “a new low, even for the Chinese Communist Party”. China on Friday imposed dumping tariffs of up to 200% on Australian wine imports, effectively shutting off the largest export market for the Australian wine industry, amid a worsening diplomatic dispute that has seen a serious of trade reprisals imposed by China. A group of parliamentarians from 19 countries that has lobbied against China’s actions in Hong Kong and Xinjiang campaigned on social media for the public to drink Australian wine. Taiwan’s foreign ministry said on Twitter it would serve Australian wine.
Persons: Scott Morrison, Issei Kato China, Scott Morrison’s, Zhao Lijian, Cale Brown, ” Brown, Zhao “, , Zhao, Morrison, WeChat, Zhao’s, Organizations: SYDNEY, United, Australian, REUTERS, U.S . State Department, Chinese Communist Party . State Department, Chinese Communist Party, Twitter Locations: United States, Australian, Canberra, Beijing, Tokyo, Japan, New Zealand, France, Taiwan, Australia, Xinjiang, Afghanistan, China’s, Paris, China, Hong Kong
SYDNEY (Reuters) - The Chinese social media platform WeChat blocked a message by Australia Prime Minister Scott Morrison amid a dispute between Canberra and Beijing over the doctored tweeted image of an Australian soldier. Morrison took to WeChat on Tuesday to criticise the “false image”, while offering praise to Australia’s Chinese community. China’s embassy has said the “rage and roar” from Australian politicians and media over the soldier image was an overreaction. China’s embassy in Paris hit back on Wednesday, saying the soldier image was a caricature by a painter, adding that France has previously loudly defended the right to caricature. China on Friday imposed dumping tariffs of up to 200% on Australian wine imports, effectively shutting off the largest export market for the Australian wine industry.
Persons: Scott Morrison, Issei Kato China, Morrison’s, Zhao Lijian, Morrison, WeChat, Cale Brown, ” Brown, Zhao “, Zhao’s, Organizations: SYDNEY, Australia, Australian, REUTERS, U.S . State Department, Chinese Communist Party . State Department, Chinese Communist Party, Twitter Locations: Canberra, Beijing, Tokyo, Japan, United States, Afghanistan, Australia, WeChat, New Zealand, France, Taiwan, China, Xinjiang, China’s, Paris, Hong Kong, farwestern
China's WeChat blocks Australian PM in doctored image dispute
  + stars: | 2020-12-02 | by ( Kirsty Needham | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +4 min
SYDNEY (Reuters) - China’s WeChat social media platform blocked a message by Australia Prime Minister Scott Morrison amid a dispute between Canberra and Beijing over the doctored tweeted image of an Australian soldier. Morrison took to WeChat on Tuesday to criticise the “false image”, while offering praise to Australia’s Chinese community. China’s embassy has said the “rage and roar” from Australian politicians and media over the soldier image was an overreaction. ‘HYPOCRISY IS OBVIOUS TO ALL’Australia was seeking to “deflect public attention from the horrible atrocities by certain Australian soldiers”, it said. WeChat has 690,000 active daily users in Australia, and in September told an Australian government inquiry it would prevent foreign interference in Australian public debate through its platform.
Persons: Scott Morrison, Issei Kato China, Morrison’s, Zhao Lijian, Morrison, WeChat, Jake Sullivan, Joe Biden, , Zhao “, Prophet Mohammad, Zhao’s, Organizations: SYDNEY, Australia, Australian, REUTERS, U.S . State Department, Chinese Communist Party, U.S, Twitter Locations: Canberra, Beijing, Tokyo, Japan, United States, Afghanistan, Australia, WeChat, New Zealand, France, Taiwan, China, “ America, China’s, Paris
"China does not strictly need the wheat and barley ... from Australia. The analyst said China has the "potential to buy more" as the country looks to replenish its inventories and reserves. Agapi explained, "There is space for more suppliers, it's not exclusively a U.S. SINGAPORE — Australia is in an unfavorable position in its trade dispute with China, which has found alternative sources like the U.S. for supplies, according to S&P Global Platts. But in May, China levied a hefty tariff on Australian barley, pricing the crop out of the Chinese market.
Persons: Agapi, Andrei Agapi, Platts, CNBC's, bode Organizations: SINGAPORE —, P Global Locations: China, Australia, U.S, Beijing, Asia, Pacific, SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE — Australia, Gunnedah , New South Wales, , Indonesia, Philippines, Southeast Asia
Actions Trump has taken against China include slapping elevated tariffs on Chinese goods and restricting access to the American market for some Chinese companies. Here are Yellen's previous comments on trade and China. The president often made his tariff moves unilaterally, bypassing international bodies such as the World Trade Organization. If you look at her history, she has been more moderate on China issues than most folks in the Trump administration. U.S. tariffs on ChinaWhile recognizing U.S. concerns about China, Yellen appeared skeptical that the use of tariffs would help the U.S. achieve its goals.
Persons: Janet Yellen, Joe Biden, , Donald Trump, Trump, Yellen, Clete Willems, CNBC's, Biden, Willems, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer, Feld, — Yellen, we've, China Yellen Organizations: U.S . Federal, Getty, Federal, Senate, White House, Trump, European Union, World Trade Organization, Credit Suisse, Asian Financial, CNN, Bank Locations: China . U.S, China, Beijing, Canada, Europe, Hong Kong, U.S, . U.S
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