Monday, January 22, 2018

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Trump’s defense strategy sees China and Russia as biggest threats

The Pentagon now sees China and Russia as "the central challenge" facing the US military, according to the unclassified pages of the Trump administration's...

Iranian oil tanker collides with freighter off China, 32 crew members missing

An Iranian oil tanker has collided with a bulk freighter and caught fire off China's east coast, leaving the tanker's entire crew of 32...

China’s moon mission to boldly go a step further

This time next year, there may be a new world leader in lunar exploration. If all goes according to plan, China will have done...

Trump sends a warning after report of Chinese oil sales to North Korea

President Donald Trump said Thursday he is "very disappointed" following a report that China may have run afoul of international sanctions by providing oil to North...

China’s using cheap debt to ‘bend other countries to its will,’ academic says

China's continents-spanning Belt and Road network threatens to "shackle" partner countries and deprive them of valuable natural assets, according to one critic. Beijing is financing and executing massive...

China’s embassy in Canberra issues safety warning for Chinese nationals in Australia

China's embassy in Canberra has taken the rare step of issuing a public safety warning for Chinese students living in Australia due to "a...

Russia and China Object to New ‘America First’ Security Doctrine

Officials in Russia and China pushed back on Tuesday against the characterization of their countries as threats to the United States in a new national...

In new security plan, Trump hits out at Russia, China

Donald Trump unveiled a new "America First" national security strategy that promised to prioritise US economic interests and named China and Russia as "competition" that threaten to...

Business Money and Technology

China Escalates Crackdown on Cryptocurrency Trading

China is escalating its clampdown on cryptocurrency trading, targeting online platforms and mobile apps that offer exchange-like services, according to people familiar with the...

China to cap overseas withdrawals using domestic bank cards

China's foreign exchange regulator will cap overseas withdrawals using domestic Chinese bank cards at 100,000 yuan ($15,370) per year in an effort to target...

Society and Issues

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Marriott and other firms bow to China to protect business interests

For Marriott, it was the wording of a survey emailed to members of its rewards club. At fashion brand Zara, it was a drop-down...

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Sports and Entertainment

China Table Tennis in Turmoil As Top Players No-Show in Protest

The Chinese Sports Administration has condemned the actions of three star table tennis players who purposely missed their games on Friday in protest of...

China’s ‘Never Say Die’ Tops ‘Blade Runner’ at International Box Office

Chinese sports comedy “Never Say Die” has topped the weekend’s international box office with $66 million in only four markets. Mahua Funage’s film, adapted from...
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