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24/02/2021
Política South China Morning Post - China Política Internacional Orange Wang

China’s new trade chief urges US to return relations to right track

Commerce Minister Wang Wentao uses first press briefing to remind Washington that both countries benefit from cooperation. Wang says China will work with the US on trade and the economy on the basis of mutual respect
23/02/2021
Política South China Morning Post - China Política Internacional Catherine Wong

China backs India’s hosting of BRICS as summit offers forum to ease border tensions

New Delhi is taking over chairmanship of BRICS grouping of nations, whose summit could allow leaders Xi Jinping and Narendra Modi to meet. Beijing ‘supports the Indian side in hosting’, Chinese foreign ministry says, days after the neighbours agree to disengage troops
22/02/2021
Política South China Morning Post - China Política Internacional Teddy Ng

US must scrap tariffs and end restrictions on Chinese tech, Wang Yi says

China’s foreign minister lays out conditions for restoring damaged relations between Beijing and Washington. Wang reiterates the need for high-level dialogue and cooperation on pandemic control, climate change and economic recovery
19/02/2021
Economía South China Morning Post - China Economía Internacional

US-China trade war: Trump’s trade tariffs to remain ‘for the moment’ but Beijing expected to adhere to commitments

US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen told CNBC on Thursday that tariffs on China put in place by the Trump administration will be ‘kept in place for the moment’. China pledged to buy US$200 billion in additional US goods and services over two years, but Beijing fell 42 per cent short of its target for last year
17/02/2021
Economía South China Morning Post - China Economía Internacional Finbarr Bermingham

Soaring EU-Xinjiang trade in textile machinery, tomatoes piles pressure on Brussels to act on alleged forced labour

German-made exports of machinery parts for Xinjiang’s textiles industry are soaring, despite evidence of forced labour . Pressure is on the EU to act on forced labour allegations after signing an investment deal with China in December
12/02/2021
Economía South China Morning Post - China Economía Internacional

China-backed RCEP trade deal unlikely to benefit developing members in short term, analysts say

Signed in November, the Regional Cooperation Economic Partnership (RCEP) is a free-trade agreement between 15 Asia-Pacific nations. It is seen as a China-backed alternative to the US-led Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)
10/02/2021
Política South China Morning Post - China Política Internacional Liu Zhen

South China Sea: US and allies apply pressure on Beijing but ‘they’re unlikely to go all out’

American aircraft carrier strike groups and a French nuclear submarine carried out separate operations in the disputed waterway this week. Analysts expect more such efforts to challenge China’s activities in the region but they do not see an increased risk of conflict breaking out
10/02/2021
Economía South China Morning Post - China Economía Internacional Amanda Lee

China, east Asia boost share of global trade in 2020 after rapid recovery from coronavirus pandemic: UNCTAD

China boosted its share of global exports more than any other nation in 2020, followed by Taiwan and Vietnam, according to a new United Nations report
10/02/2021
Economía South China Morning Post - China Economía Internacional

China economy: FDI rose in January following record 2020

Foreign direct investment (FDI) into China rose 4.6 per cent from a year earlier in January to 91.61 billion yuan (US$14.2 billion). In US dollar terms, FDI rose 6.2 per cent year on year to US$13.47 billion, the Chinese Commerce Ministry said on Wednesday
08/02/2021
Política South China Morning Post - China Política Internacional Eduardo Baptista

Joe Biden’s China trade policy: make America great again, not Wall Street

There are signs banks will be pushed down the pecking order in Washington’s new mission to bring jobs and industries home. Observers say financiers have dominated US trade policy since the 1980s but their influence appears to be on the wane
05/02/2021
Política South China Morning Post - China Política Internacional Owen Churchill

Joe Biden calls China the ‘most serious competitor’ to the US, in first foreign policy speech

US president pledges to ‘take on directly the challenges posed [to] our prosperity, security and democratic values’ raised by Beijing. Relations with China are fraught, with Washington making critical statements about actions in Xinjiang and offering early support to Taiwan
04/02/2021
Política South China Morning Post - China Política Internacional Lawrence Chung

Clarity for Beijing and Taipei as Biden team says US will stay with one-China policy

Just days after new president was inaugurated, the US expressed support for Taiwan without mentioning ‘one China’ but new announcement confirms position. As Taiwan establishes office in Guyana, US de facto embassy in Taipei says all countries should be free to pursue closer ties with self-ruled island
04/02/2021
Economía South China Morning Post - China Economía Internacional

China’s GDP growth in 2020 a ‘truly hard-won outcome’, says Premier Li Keqiang

China posted 2.3 per cent gross domestic product growth in 2020 despite a steep slump in the first quarter due to the coronavirus shock. Premier Li Keqiang also told a webinar on Wednesday that Beijing remained committed to its relationship with Britain despite recent tensions
03/02/2021
Economía South China Morning Post - China Economía Internacional Zhang Lin

Coronavirus pandemic has made the US more dependent on China, and cut chances of decoupling

The Biden administration looks set to continue many aspects of Trump’s China policy, but Washington’s ability to contain its economic rival has been greatly reduced. The coronavirus pandemic has brought about many changes and made decoupling less realistic, but the US-China conflict will not de-escalate any time soon
02/02/2021
Política South China Morning Post - China Política Internacional Sarah Zheng

China’s top diplomat Yang Jiechi tells US not to follow ‘misguided’ Trump policies

Foreign policy chief says relationship should not be adversarial, in highest-ranking remarks since Joe Biden’s inauguration. But signals from Washington suggest relations will continue along similar path with tactical changes
01/02/2021
Política South China Morning Post - China Politica Latinoamericana

Brazil’s new rules on 5G auction appear to put China’s Huawei back in the running

Federal government will require winners of 5G spectrum auction to build a high security wireless network for its exclusive use. Chinese tech giant not mentioned by name, but ruling suggests no company will be banned from bidding
29/01/2021
Política South China Morning Post - China Política Internacional Robert Delaney

Pentagon spokesman dismisses China’s warning on Taiwan as ‘unfortunate’

The US Defence Department under the Biden administration ‘sees no reason why tensions over Taiwan need to lead to anything like confrontation’, spokesman says. Comment is a response to China’s defence ministry saying that ‘Taiwan independence means war’
27/01/2021
Política South China Morning Post - China Política Internacional Robert Delaney

Joe Biden’s commerce secretary pick backs tariffs and export limits against Chinese firms

‘I intend to use all those tools to the fullest extent possible,’ Gina Raimondo, the governor of Rhode Island, says at confirmation hearing She holds off committing to maintaining current sanctions against Huawei Technologies
25/01/2021
Política South China Morning Post - China Política Internacional Laura Zhou

China-US tensions: new American defence chief calls on Japan and South Korea to team up in Indo-Pacific

Soon after being sworn in, US Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin calls for Asian allies to strengthen military ties American maritime manoeuvres in the South China Sea continue despite change of administration in the US
22/01/2021
Política South China Morning Post - China Salud Zhuang Pinghui

Coronavirus: Chile approves CoronaVac as Chinese manufacturer continues to defend its test results

Vaccine ‘prevents serious clinical conditions that require medical assistance and hospitalisation, which is very encouraging’, public health institute says. Sinovac says its product is designed to prevent people infected with the coronavirus from becoming seriously ill
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