The National People’s Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) has passed an anti-sanctions law that provides legal basis for retaliation against individuals and businesses responsible for imposing foreign sanctions against...
by John Chan | May 21, 2021
Members of the European Parliament voted overwhelmingly in favor of suspending talks on a landmark investment agreement with China, effectively putting ratification of the agreement on indefinite hold. The Comprehensive...
by John Chan | May 5, 2021
A little over four months after the European Union hastily signed a landmark investment agreement with China in a move hailed by Beijing as a diplomatic success, efforts by the E.U. to ratify the agreement are now reportedly on...
by John Chan | Mar 29, 2021
The E.U., U.K., U.S., and Canada on March 22 announced targeted sanctions against a handful of Chinese officials linked to human rights abuses in Xinjiang, and a week of angry retaliation against politicians, diplomats, and...
E.U. and Allies Sanction PRC Officials for Xinjiang Abuses; China Retaliates Against Politicians, Diplomats, Academics
by John Chan | Mar 22, 2021
The European Union, U.S., U.K., and Canada announced sanctions on Monday against Chinese officials linked to human rights abuses in Xinjiang, in a move that was met with swift retaliation from Beijing. Responding to the...
by John Chan | Jan 5, 2021
A newly signed investment deal between China and the European Union has drawn heavy condemnation from critics, and threatens to complicate efforts by the incoming Biden administration to establish a common position on China...
by Samuel Wade | Jun 14, 2013
Nicaragua’s National Assembly has, as expected, approved plans for a Chinese firm to build and run a new waterway to rival the Panama Canal. From José De Córdoba at The Wall Street Journal: Supporters of the 50-year...
by Kate Zhao | Dec 3, 2007
From AP via The Japan Times Online: China and Japan amicably wrapped up their first high-level trade and economic talks on Sunday by pledging greater overall cooperation but left the touchy issue of gas exploration in the East China Sea unresolved. Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao hailed the two-day meeting as “successful.” Wen met with Foreign […]
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