China threatens retaliation after new US arms sales to Taiwan

Two US-made Taiwanese F-16 fighter jets take-of from the Hualien air force base in Taiwan on January
File photo of two US-made Taiwanese F-16 fighter jets. (Photo: AFP/Sam Yeh)

22 Oct 2020 05:44PM

BEIJING: China threatened on Thursday (Oct 22) to retaliate against the latest US arms sale to Taiwan, as the island welcomed the weapons package but said it was not looking to get into an arms race with Beijing.

The Trump administration has ramped up support for Taiwan through arms sales and visits by senior US officials, adding to tensions between Beijing and Washington, already heightened by disagreements over the South China Sea, Hong Kong, human rights and trade.

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US designates six more Chinese media companies as foreign missions

By Ben Westcott and Jennifer HanslerCNN Business

Updated 0541 GMT (1341 HKT) October 22, 2020

Screengrabs from journalists speaking to press after being evacuated from China
Screengrabs from journalists speaking to press after being evacuated from China

Concept illustration released on Aug 23, 2016 by the lunar probe and space project center of Chinese State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence shows the concept portraying what the Mars rover and lander would look like. China's planetary exploration program has been named Tianwen, or Quest for Heavenly Truth, the China National Space Administration announced on Friday.

(CNN Business) The United States government has labeled six more Chinese media companies operating in the US as foreign missions in the latest round of tit-for-tat between Beijing and Washington over restrictions on journalists.US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the decision at a press briefing on Wednesday, saying that the six media companies were “substantially or effectively controlled by a foreign government.””We’re not placing any restrictions on what these outlets can publish in the United States,” Pompeo said. “We simply want to ensure that American people, consumers of information, can differentiate between news written by a free press and propaganda distributed by the Chinese Communist Party itself. They’re not the same thing.”The US operations of Yicai Global, Jiefang Daily, Xinmin Evening News, Social Sciences in China Press, Beijing Review and Economic Daily will all be affected by the decision, according to a release from State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus.

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The U.S.-China Conflict Over Chips Is About to Get Uglier

Alan Crawford, DebWu, Colum Murphy and Ian KingFri, October 23, 2020, 12:42 AM GMT+7·11 mins read. Yahoo!Finance

The U.S.-China Conflict Over Chips Is About to Get Uglier
The U.S.-China Conflict Over Chips Is About to Get Uglier

(Bloomberg) — On a scorching hot day in late August, representatives of Taiwan’s government and industry crowded into the clinical cool of a state-of-the-art semiconductor facility for a symbolic moment in the global tech conflict.

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As rivalry with Washington heats up, Beijing commemorates ‘victory’ in ‘war to resist US aggression’

Analysis by James Griffiths, CNN

Updated 0559 GMT (1359 HKT) October 22, 2020

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Get daily analysis on the historic 2020 US election delivered to your inbox.Sign Me UpNo ThanksBy subscribing you agree to ourprivacy policy.In a lengthy front-page commentary in the People’s Liberation Army Daily, the official newspaper of China’s military, the author hailed the “glorious victory” which “left the Americans with the deepest impression that what Chinese people say counts,” and to respect “China’s red lines.”

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US-China decoupling: is Beijing ramping up its diversification away from the US dollar?

US-China frictions and the threat of American financial sanctions have renewed debate in Beijing about reducing dependence on the US dollarChina cut its holdings of US government debt to US$1.07 trillion in late August, the lowest level since March 2017, the US Department of Treasury says

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Frank Tang in Beijing

Published: 12:00am, 21 Oct, 2020 SCMP

China has long tried to undermine the US dollar’s dominant role in the international monetary system, despite the fact that the bulk of its reserves are in dollar-denominated assets. Photo: Reuters

China has long tried to undermine the US dollar’s dominant role in the international monetary system, despite the fact that the bulk of its reserves are in dollar-denominated assets. Photo: Reuters

China may be speeding up the diversification of its foreign exchange reserves away from US dollar assets in response to potential American financial sanctions, but there are clear limits on how far it can go in its de-dollarisation push, according to analysts.China has long tried to undermine the US dollar’s dominant role in the international monetary system, despite the fact that the bulk of its reserves are in dollar-denominated assets.

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China warns India on eyeing trade talks with Taiwan; slams US-Tibet meeting

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian (Photo: Reuters)

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian (Photo: Reuters)

3 min read. Updated: 20 Oct 2020, 09:20 PM IST Elizabeth Roche, livemint.com

  • ‘There is only one China in the world, and Taiwan is an inalienable part of Chinese territory,’ says Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian
  • The comments come against the backdrop of tensions between India and China along their common border in Ladakh

NEW DELHI: China on Tuesday warned India against launching any talks with Taiwan on trade saying such a move would be violative of the one China policy New Delhi has so far supported.

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China threatens to detain innocent Americans after DOJ arrests Chinese ‘spies,’ Gen. Keane warns

‘What China will likely do is detain Americans who have done nothing,’ Keane warns

By Yael Halon | Fox News

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The Chinese government is threatening to detain innocent U.S. nationals in China in retaliation to the Justice Department’s prosecution of Chinese military-affiliated scholars, Fox News senior strategic analyst Gen. Jack Keane warned Sunday.

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“China wants to retaliate,” Keane told “Fox & Friends.” “They’ve done this kind of retaliation with the Canadians — right now they’ve got two of them arrested…and they’ve also done it with the Australians and Swedes.

“The difference is, ” Keane continued, “we’re arresting spies. What China will likely do is detain Americans who have done nothing. They are not guilty of anything.”

Chinese officials reportedly issued several retaliatory warnings to U.S. government representatives through the U.S. Embassy in Beijing and other channels — according to the Wall Street Journal — who spoke with people familiar with the matter.

CHINA WARNS AMERICANS COULD BE ARRESTED AFTER DOJ PROSECUTION OF CHINESE SCHOLARS: WSJ

“The Chinese message, the people said, has been blunt: The U.S. should drop prosecutions of the Chinese scholars in American courts, or Americans in China might find themselves in violation of Chinese law,” according to the newspaper.

China began issuing warnings this summer after the U.S. arrested multiple Chinese scientists who were said to be visiting American universities to conduct research. They were charged with hiding their connection to the People’s Liberation Army from U.S. immigration authorities, the Journal reported Saturday.

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Keane said Chinese authorities have a history of detaining foreign nationals in what he characterized as “hostage” diplomacy.

“It’s not like the Cold War with the Soviet Union, [where] we arrested their spies, they arrested ours, and we exchanged them at some point,” he explained. 

‘So, yes… hostages, that would be an appropriate description of what the Chinese intend to do.”Yael Halon is a reporter for Fox News.

Chinese President Xi Jinping tells troops to focus on ‘preparing for war’

By Ben Westcott, CNN

Updated 1353 GMT (2153 HKT) October 14, 2020

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Hong Kong (CNN)Chinese President Xi Jinping has called on troops to “put all (their) minds and energy on preparing for war” in a visit to a military base in the southern province of Guangdong on Tuesday, according to state news agency Xinhua.

During an inspection of the People’s Liberation Army Marine Corps in Chaozhou City, Xinhua said Xi told the soldiers to “maintain a state of high alert” and called on them to be “absolutely loyal, absolutely pure, and absolutely reliable.”

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How China Outsmarted the Trump Administration

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While the U.S. is distracted, China is rewriting the rules of the global order.

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Back in may, when President Donald Trump called for America to stop funding the World Health Organization, he presented a list of the WHO’s recent failures: the organization’s initial failure to flag the spread of the novel coronavirus; its initial failure to follow up when Taiwan—a country excluded from the WHO because of Chinese objections—inquired about evidence that seemed to indicate that the virus could be transmitted from one human to another; its initial failure to press China to accept an international investigation into the source of the virus. At the beginning of the pandemic, the WHO, which operates as a specialized agency of the United Nations, seemed to be one beat behind. It also seemed overly reliant upon biased information provided by the government of China.

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US Public Opinion Is Changing the Relationship With China

It is no longer politically wise to characterize China as a partner or friend.

By Justin Conrad, September 16, 2020, The Diplomat   

US Public Opinion Is Changing the Relationship With China
Credit: Official White House photo

The year is not over, but it’s safe to say that 2020 has been a watershed. Even so, it may be difficult to grasp just how consequential the last several months have been for U.S.-China relations. As the many crises of 2020 recede into the past, it will become increasingly clear that we witnessed the most important sea change in U.S.-China relations in 50 years. Critically, this was the year that the tide of public opinion in the United States turned against China.

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Mike Pompeo in Japan for ‘quad’ meeting to counter China

  • 6 October 2020 BBC
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, October 6, Tokyo
Image caption US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is holding talks with the Quad group

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is meeting his counterparts from Australia, India and Japan in Tokyo to discuss how to counter China.

The “Quad meeting” comes as all four countries seek to form a front against an increasingly assertive China.

Before he left the US, Mr Pompeo said the meeting was “something we’ve been working on for a long time”.

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Pompeo, Vatican clash over China after tensions spill out

By NICOLE WINFIELD Oct. 2, 2020 AP

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin, at the Vatican, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020. Pompeo is meeting Thursday with top Vatican officials, a day after tensions over U.S. opposition to the Vatican’s China policy spilled out in public. (Vatican Media via AP)

ROME (AP) — The U.S. and the Vatican butted heads over China on Thursday as the Holy See chafed at U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s public call to take a harsher stance against Chinese restrictions on religious freedom.

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Mỹ trừng phạt công ty Trung Quốc vì dự án tại Campuchia

16/09/2020 /Pháp luật TP.HCM

Mỹ trừng phạt một công ty Trung Quốc liên quan dự án khu du lịch tại Campuchia với cáo buộc phục vụ mục đích quân sự cũng như tham vọng “Vành đai và Con đường”.

Đường băng đang được doanh nghiệp Trung Quốc xây dựng tại sân bay quốc tế Dara Sakor của Campuchia. (Ảnh: THE NEW YORK TIMES)

Tờ South China Morning Post  đưa tin Bộ Tài chính Mỹ hôm 15-9 đã trừng phạt công ty Union Development Group của Trung Quốc liên quan dự án khu du lịch Dara Sakor ở Campuchia, với cáo buộc chuyển đổi phục vụ mục đích quân sự và phục vụ tham vọng “Vành đai và Con đường”.

Động thái cho thấy cuộc cạnh tranh ngày càng gay gắt của Mỹ với Trung Quốc hiện đang lan sang khu vực Đông Nam Á. Tiếp tục đọc “Mỹ trừng phạt công ty Trung Quốc vì dự án tại Campuchia”

UN General Assembly: US-China tensions flare over coronavirus

  • 22 September 2020 BBC
Media captionTrump, Xi Jinping and Guterres address the UN General Assembly

Tensions between the US and China came to the fore of the annual UN General Assembly in New York, with US President Donald Trump blaming China for the spread of coronavirus.

He called for China to be held “accountable” for the pandemic.

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