China

China is a leading geopolitical competitor of the United States. As China's strength increases, it must comply with high standards of human rights and treatment of other Asian and global nations. We will provide our readers with American perspectives on trade, intellectual property, and technology transfer between the two countries.

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Lithuania: Cybersecurity Agency Warns Against Chinese-Made Phones

The Lithuanian National Security Center, a part of the defense ministry, said in a report that it found four "cybersecurity risks" in phones made by Chinese firms Huawei and Xiaomi. The center said Xiaomi phones were able to censor phrases by users, which were against the official stances of the

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Taiwan Applies To Join TPP Free Trade Pact On China's Heels

Taiwan's Central News Agency said the application was submitted to New Zealand, the depository for what is formally known as the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership aimed at liberalizing trade and investment among Pacific Rim economies. China has taken a dim view of the prospect of Taiwan's membership

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Taiwan Warns China Of WTO Action

China's customs administration earlier yesterday said it had repeatedly found pests called Planococcus minor, a type of mealybug, on wax and custard apples from Taiwan. China had acted unilaterally, without providing scientific evidence, Council of Agriculture (COA) Minister Chen Chi-chung told a news conference, criticizing the announcement's timing, as it

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Evergrande: Chinese Property Giant Admits To Misconduct By Executives

The revelation comes as the country's second-largest real estate firm by sales is drowning in more than $305 billion (€260 billion) in debt after liquidity from property presales dried up. The Shenzhen-based property giant is struggling to convince its many creditors to reschedule millions of dollars in liabilities — ranging from

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Blinken Salutes Lithuania's Stance On Taiwan

Beijing halted freight trains to Lithuania and stopped issuing food export permits over Vilnius' decision on Taiwan. In Taipei, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs thanked the U.S. for again voicing its strong support for Taiwan and Lithuania to develop ties. The Ministry said that the U.S. executive and

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China Extends Tariff Exemption On 81 Products From U.S.

Exemptions for commodities like shrimp and electric vehicle batteries expired on Thursday, but China has extended them until April 16, 2022. The tit-for-tat trade war erupted during former U.S. President Donald Trump's term in office and saw tariffs slapped on billions of dollars worth of goods. A Phase 1

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U.S., U.K., Australia To Form Security Partnership Amid Rise Of China

A Biden administration official emphasized that the partnership called "AUKUS" -- representing the names of the three countries does not aim at any specific country. It is about advancing the group's strategic interests, upholding the international rules-based order, and promoting peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific. Under the new partnership,

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China Adds Powerful New Ship To Maritime Patrol Fleet

Hainan is an island province off the south of the mainland. It includes a municipality in the disputed Paracel Islands from which it administers China's territorial claims in the South China Sea. Chinese official documents suggest that China regards Hainan's jurisdiction as covering around two million square kilometers of the

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China's Ambassador Zheng Zeguang Banned From UK Parliament

Zheng Zeguang was due to attend a Commons reception on Wednesday, hosted by the all-party group on China. But after protests, Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle and Lord Speaker Lord McFall ruled this out. In March, China imposed travel bans and asset freezes on five MPs and two peers whom it

Terry Jones
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I&I/TIPP Poll: The Distrust Of Scientists Is Widespread — Including On COVID Vaccines

A substantial portion of the country distrusts scientists. Is the politicization of science to blame?

Raghavan Mayur
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China Favorability Slips In September

How do Americans see China?

Andrew H. Sweet
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China To Require Foreign Vessels To Report In 'Territorial Waters'

Over $5 trillion trade passes through the South China Sea, and 55% of India's trade pass through its waters and the Malacca Straits, according to estimates by India's Ministry of External Affairs (MEA). Any vessel deemed to "endanger the maritime traffic safety of China" will also be required to report