China Investors See U.S.-China Feud Continuing Past Election

As U.S. voters prepare for next week’s presidential election, Chinese investors have already decided what they think the outcome will be: the continued decoupling of the world’s two largest economies. A victory for Democratic candidate Joe Biden would likely result in a toning down of anti-China rhetoric from the White House, fund managers say, but it wouldn’t change the now-bipartisan […]

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U.S. Escalates China Tensions With Further Media Restrictions

The U.S. designated six more Chinese publications as “foreign missions,” adding to the list of media outlets it describes as controlled by Beijing which must meet requirements similar to those imposed on embassies and consulates in America. The outlets include the Economic Daily, which provides an important window into Beijing’s economic views, and the Jiefang Daily, the official publication of […]

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China Is Forcing the World to Find New Ways to Deal With It

Dealing with China is so complex it’s produced its own lexicon: Engagement. Containment. Confrontation. Constrainment. Even “con-gagement.” The word stew reflects the dilemma for governments facing a power that is no longer simply “rising.” The leadership under Xi Jinping believes China is now strong enough that it can forcefully assert its agenda both at home and abroad because it has reached the […]

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U.S. Warns Its Citizens in China They Risk ‘Arbitrary’ Arrest

The State Department warned U.S. citizens living in or traveling to China they may face arbitrary arrest, the latest sign of deteriorating relations between Washington and Beijing. “Exercise increased caution in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) due to arbitrary enforcement of local laws for purposes other than maintaining law and order,” State said in a travel advisory on its […]

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China Warns U.S., U.K. to Stop Criticism of New Hong Kong Law

China on Thursday warned of strong countermeasures if the U.S., Australia and the U.K. continued taking actions in response to Beijing’s tough national security law in Hong Kong, saying foreign pressure would “never succeed.” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said China “deplores and firmly opposes” the U.S. House of Representatives’ unanimous passing of a bill on Wednesday that would […]

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China Indicts Two Canadians Held Since 2018 on Spying Charges

Chinese authorities have indicted two Canadians on spying allegations, pressing ahead with a case diplomatically entwined with U.S. efforts to extradite a top Huawei Technologies Co. executive from Canada. The formal charges against Michael Kovrig, a Hong Kong-based International Crisis Group analyst and a former Canadian diplomat, and Michael Spavor, who organized trips to North Korea, suggest they’ll soon face […]

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The U.K. Is On a Collision Course With China

The U.K. is heading for a damaging showdown with China as it takes on Beijing over Hong Kong and Huawei Technologies Co. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government has criticized Beijing’s planned imposition of a security law on the former British territory of Hong Kong, and is taking steps to exclude Huawei from its fifth-generation mobile networks by lining up potential […]

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