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 […]
by Kate Zhao | Aug 31, 2007
From AP via The International Herald Tribune: The World Trade Organization opened a formal investigation Friday into U.S. and Mexican allegations that China is providing illegal subsidies for a range of industries, officials said. The two countries accuse Beijing of using WTO-prohibited tax breaks to encourage Chinese companies to boost exports, while imposing tax and […]
by Kate Zhao | Jun 26, 2007
From International Herald Tribune: Chinese exporters are scrambling to beat the introduction of cuts in export tax rebates, suggesting the potential for a bumper trade surplus for June. To help reduce the surplus, the government said last week that it would slash the refund of value-added tax on about 37 percent of its export categories […]
CDT in the News
- Hindustan Times – Chinese Communist party wing mocks India’s Covid crisis on social media
- POLITICO – Feminists thwarting China’s population goals
- Forum 2000 – Xiao Qiang: Digital authoritarianism in China undermines democratic values
- NYT – Women Are Battling China’s Angry Trolls. The Trolls Are Winning
- The Jamestown Foundation – Hong Kong Cracks Down on National Security Imperatives Amid Electoral Reforms