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

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here TAIPEI, Taiwan — The United States’ top health official, Alex M. Azar II, will lead a delegation on a trip to Taiwan, a rare high-level visit by an American official to the island that is likely to anger......
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Taiwan is in a ‘delicate’ situation with China as military drills intensify, experts warn

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A vendor holds Taiwanese and Chinese national flags near the Sun Yat-sen Memorial in Taipei, Taiwan. Billy H.C. Kwok | Bloomberg | Getty Images Taiwan appears to be distancing itself from China in recent months, as military activities around the island intensify......
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With Security Law as a Cudgel, Beijing Cracks Down on Hong Kong

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here BEIJING — For weeks, as Beijing quickly drafted and imposed a stringent new national security law for Hong Kong, many in the territory feared the rules would be used to intimidate the opposition, but hoped they would not......
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The Vatican Is Said to Be Hacked From China Before Talks With Beijing

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here At the time, both sides said it was a starting point for deeper talks, and the Vatican praised it as leading to a rapprochement between the official churches in China and the Holy See. In China, churches for......
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Beijing would prefer Trump be reelected as it gives China an advantage internationally, analyst says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A Trump second term could give China an advantage, analyst says SEARCH QUOTES Source – Click here for more To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page – click here...
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China alienates its Washington allies as its relationship with the U.S. worsens, analysts say

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S.-China tensions escalate amid rivalry in the South China Sea SEARCH QUOTES Source – Click here for more To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page – click here...
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U.S. State Department orders China to close consulate in Houston as Beijing vows retaliation

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Chinese and US national flags flutter at the entrance of a company office building in Beijing. Wang Zhao | AFP | Getty Images The U.S. State Department confirmed on Wednesday it had ordered China to close its consulate in Houston,......
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U.S.-China relations will remain tense ahead of election, says former American ambassador to Beijing

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here There will be little progress in the phase one trade deal ahead of the U.S. presidential election in November, former U.S. ambassador to China Max Baucus said on Tuesday. President Donald Trump signed the partial trade deal with Beijing in January, but the coronavirus pandemic......
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Op-Ed: The cold war between U.S. and China just got a lot hotter

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Chinese President Xi Jinping stands by national flags. Johannes Eisele | AFP | Getty Images So, this is what life feels like “in the foothills of a new Cold War,” as Henry Kissinger has called it.Though perhaps the better metaphor......
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Pompeo imposes visa restrictions on Huawei, other Chinese tech companies, citing human rights abuses

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at a news conference at the State Department on April 29, 2020, in Washington,DC. Andrew Harnik | AFP | Getty Images WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday the United States......
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Hong Kong Voters Defy Beijing, Endorsing Protest Leaders in Primary

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here HONG KONG — Defying warnings from local officials that the Hong Kong opposition’s unofficial primary vote could be illegal under a sweeping new security law, hundreds of thousands of people chose avowedly pro-democracy candidates to run in citywide......
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China’s central bank sees little need for more stimulus this year

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here People walk past the headquarters of the People’s Bank of China (PBOC), the central bank, in Beijing, China September 28, 2018.  Jason Lee | Reuters BEIJING – China’s central bank isn’t planning much more stimulus for the country as its......
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How China’s national security law could change Hong Kong forever

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Hong Kong’s status as one of the world’s most prominent financial hubs appears to be under threat.  Beijing has unanimously passed a new national security law for the territory, which some experts warn has the potential to erode the very......
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Threatening sanctions over Hong Kong is the ‘logic of bandits,’ Chinese official says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A barge displays the words ‘Celebrate national security law’ on Victoria Harbour on July 1, 2020 in Hong Kong. Anthony Kwan | Getty Images BEIJING — As geopolitical tensions rise over the central government’s growing grip on Hong Kong, a Chinese......
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China unveils details of the Hong Kong national security law

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Pedestrians walks past a government-sponsored advertisement promoting a new national security law on June 30, 2020 in Hong Kong, China. Billy H.C. Kwok | Getty Images BEIJING — The central Chinese government passed a sweeping new security law for Hong......
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Brushing Aside Opponents, Beijing Imposes Security Law on Hong Kong

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here A year after protesters in Hong Kong jubilantly defied Chinese rule, the national leader, Xi Jinping, has opened a long-term counteroffensive in the territory, signing a sweeping new security law on Tuesday that sets obedience to Beijing above......
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U.S.-China conflict makes markets ‘tremble,’ says UAE minister

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The UAE is not alone in its concerns about the “hostile confrontation” between the U.S. and China, the Gulf country’s minister of state for foreign affairs told CNBC Wednesday. “Every time we see confrontation between Washington and Beijing, the markets......

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