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Britain Looking Away as China Overcomes Hong Kong: Angela Guy

Britain Looking Away as China Overcomes Hong Kong: Angela Guy

In 1997, a Sino-British Joint Declaration created a “One Country, Two Systems” pact between China and Hong Kong. The treaty effectively solidified the protection of Hong Kong’s society and markets from Beijing until 2047. But twenty years later, many Hong Kongers believe China has encroached even further upon their community and legal system. One of […]

U.S. Losing Patience with China on North Korea

U.S. Losing Patience with China on North Korea

The United States is pressuring China to go after companies dealing with North Korea, Beijing’s single biggest trading partner. President Donald Trump had been relying on China to pressure North Korea into dialing back its aggressive nuclear and military programs in the midst of ongoing missile launches by the Hermit Kingdom. But the commander-in-chief of […]

Does China Pose Existential Threat to Taiwan?

Does China Pose Existential Threat to Taiwan?

Beijing continues to anger its neighbors as it builds militarized artificial islands in the contested South China Sea — a region China lays virtually all claim to. And despite an international court denying these claims and a recurring shows of force by the United States to uphold freedom of navigation in the area, Beijing continues […]

Taiwanese Activist Held in China Enflames Sino-Taipei Relations

Taiwanese Activist Held in China Enflames Sino-Taipei Relations

Somewhere in China, a Taiwanese activist and former philosophy student is believed to be held on suspicion of endangering national security. Back home, that’s all his colleagues and family is hearing and they’re demanding answers. Lee Ming-Che has not been heard from for 23 days. On Monday, China revoked his wife’s travel permit shortly before […]

China Threatens to Back Unprecedented Sanctions on North Korea

China Threatens to Back Unprecedented Sanctions on North Korea

In a rare move, the Chinese government is openly warning its ally North Korea to halt its testing of nuclear bombs and missiles or face retaliation from the United States under the command of President Donald Trump. An article in China’s state-run People’s Daily Newspaper read, “Not only [is] Washington brimming with confidence and arrogance […]

China’s Auto Industry Could Run Over Relations With U.S.

China’s Auto Industry Could Run Over Relations With U.S.

Anyone who thought President Donald Trump was just spewing hype when he criticized China for unfair business practices may want to take a look at the auto industry. Because of the hefty taxes that China imposes on imported vehicles, an American-made Jeep Wrangler could cost $30,000 more in China, making it a lucrative spot for […]

Chinese Judge Ranks Jailing of Human Rights Lawyer Greatest Achievement of 2016

Chinese Judge Ranks Jailing of Human Rights Lawyer Greatest Achievement of 2016

2016 was one for the books. In China, one prominent judge recalled the year in justice and declared a victory for human rights, by praising the arrest of a human rights lawyer. He specifically called out Zhou Shifeng and commended his “severe punishment” for “endangering state security.” Known for taking politically sensitive cases and defending dissident […]

Trump Promises to Revive Coal Industry; China Bent on Destroying it

Trump Promises to Revive Coal Industry; China Bent on Destroying it

United States President Donald Trump rose to victory with the promise refueling the coal and steel industries, while dialing back the regulations he’s accused of bringing these industries to their knees. Back in China, government policy is to keep the crosshairs on these industries and eventually decimate them. Even as Trump promised in his address […]

New Pollution Tax Could Reap in More than 50 Billion Yuan

New Pollution Tax Could Reap in More than 50 Billion Yuan

China may be on the verge of unleashing its most aggressive environmental-protection tax to date. The new law passed through the National People’s Congress is designed to reduce the contamination of air, soil and water. It targets factories, power plants and other emitters of pollutants such as sulphur dioxide. Some analysts say the tax could […]

White House on Damage Control After Trump-Taiwan Call Angers China

White House on Damage Control After Trump-Taiwan Call Angers China

Last Friday, President-elect Donald Trump received a phone call that essentially made history. On the other line was Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-Wen. Trump picked up the phone breaking more than 40 years of U.S.-Taiwan policy. He then tweeted about it. Since 1979, Washington has had no formal relations with Taiwan, and it does not recognize […]

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