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06/07/2020
Política The Straits Times - Singapur Política Internacional

China waiting for details of UK's Hong Kong citizenship offer: Envoy

China will decide its response to Britain’s offer of citizenship to British National Overseas (BNO) passport-holders in Hong Kong once it has seen details of the plan, China’s ambassador to Britain said on Monday (July 6).
01/07/2020
Política The Straits Times - Singapur Política Internacional

Recommended by US officials warn Russia of China's nuclear threat

When negotiators from the United States and Russia met in Vienna last week to discuss renewing the last major nuclear arms control treaty that still exists between the two countries, US officials surprised their counterparts with a classified briefing on new and threatening nuclear capabilities - not Russia's, but China's.
30/06/2020
Economía The Straits Times - Singapur Economía Internacional

Japan factory output slumps as economy sinks deeper into recession

Japan's industrial output fell for a fourth straight month in May to the lowest level since the global financial crisis, highlighting the widespread impact of the coronavirus on factory and overall business and consumer activity.
26/06/2020
Política The Straits Times - Singapur Política Internacional

US and EU must face down China together, Pompeo says

The United States and European Union need a shared understanding of China to resist it, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday (June 25), calling Beijing a threat and accusing it of stealing European know-how to develop its economy.
26/06/2020
Economía The Straits Times - Singapur Economía Internacional

Vietnam PM warns of economic calamity at Asean summit

The current chair of Asean also wants to use the summit to inject momentum into talks on a sprawling China-backed trade pact, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).
25/06/2020
Política The Straits Times - Singapur

US rebuffs China, rejecting links between Covid-19 and food

US health and agricultural authorities issued thinly veiled criticism of new demands from China for food-exporting companies to sign documents stating that they comply with safety standards to prevent transmission of Covid-19.
19/06/2020
Política The Straits Times - Singapur Política Económica

European investors threaten Brazil divestment over deforestation

Seven major European investment firms told Reuters they will divest from beef producers, grains traders and even government bonds in Brazil if they do not see progress in resolving the surging destruction of the Amazon rainforest.
02/06/2020
Política The Straits Times - Singapur Política Internacional

'New era' for China-Japan ties dissipates over Trump-Xi fight

What was meant to be a landmark year for Japan-China relations has turned sour, as the US standoff with Beijing leaves Prime Minister Shinzo Abe caught up in a fight between his country's biggest trading partner and its sole military ally.
26/05/2020
Economía The Straits Times - Singapur Economía Internacional

Yuan hovers at 7½-month low on weak fixing

US-China tensions unlikely to abate, so yuan could face more downside pressure, say analysts
19/05/2020
Política The Straits Times - Singapur Relaciones Exteriores

US scrutiny of Israel's China ties expands to universities

Israeli academics' ties with China are on the US' radar, according to two people familiar with the matter, adding new pressure on its Middle Eastern ally to cool relations with Beijing.
15/05/2020
Política The Straits Times - Singapur Política Internacional

EU, Britain denounce Myanmar violence at UN Security Council

UN Security Council European member states and Britain on Thursday (May 14) denounced violence in Myanmar and expressed concern over the coronavirus pandemic in the country, in a document China refused to endorse, diplomatic sources said.
15/05/2020
Economía The Straits Times - Singapur Economía Internacional

Coronavirus could inflict $12.5 trillion in global economic losses: ADB

Global economic losses caused by the coronavirus pandemic could be between $5.8 trillion and $8.8 trillion this year (S$8.3 trillion-S$12.5 trillion), the Asian Development Bank said on Friday (May 15), more than double its earlier estimates as containment measures paralyse economies.
12/05/2020
Política The Straits Times - Singapur Política Internacional

Border row strains ties between India and Nepal

India and Nepal are close South Asian neighbours but a border row has flared up, straining bilateral relations already weighed down by Kathmandu pursuing closer ties with Beijing.
12/05/2020
Economía The Straits Times - Singapur Economía Internacional

South Korea's May exports dive 46% as coronavirus wipes out global demand

South Korean exports and imports suffered a precipitous decline in the first 10 days of May, underlining a bleak outlook for Asia's fourth largest economy and international trade as the coronavirus crisis slammed global demand.
06/05/2020
Política The Straits Times - Singapur Política Internacional

Russian President Vladimir Putin's approval rating dips to lowest in 20 years: poll

Russian President Vladimir Putin's approval rating slipped to 59 per cent in April from 63 per cent a month earlier amid the coronavirus crisis, its lowest level in more than two decades, the Levada-Center opinion pollster said on Wednesday (May 6).
05/05/2020
Política The Straits Times - Singapur Política Internacional

US targets expiring Iran arms embargo at risk of angry allies

The Trump administration is escalating tensions with allies as it seeks to renew a UN arms embargo on Iran that's set to expire this year, threatening to kill what's left of the nuclear agreement the US quit two years ago if countries don't go along.
04/05/2020
Cancillería The Straits Times - Singapur Mercosur Ovais Subhani

Singapore in touch with Mercosur bloc on FTA talks after Argentina pullout

Singapore said yesterday that it is in contact with South American bloc Mercosur after a member state pulled out of talks on new free trade agreements (FTAs) that the group is negotiating beyond the region.
04/05/2020
Política The Straits Times - Singapur Política Internacional

China, Russia take advantage of virus emergency, US defence secretary says

Russia and China are taking advantage of the coronavirus emergency to put their interests forward in Europe, US Defence Secretary Mark Esper said on Monday (May 4), describing Chinese efforts to promote Huawei mobile phone network equipment as malign.
29/04/2020
Política The Straits Times - Singapur Política Internacional

Coronavirus: In letter to Trump, Turkey's Erdogan urges better US understanding

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in a letter to President Donald Trump he hoped the United States Congress would better understand the strategic importance of their relations, given solidarity and supplies shared during the coronavirus pandemic.
28/04/2020
Política The Straits Times - Singapur Política Internacional Danson Cheong

Covid-19 will strain US-China ties further, pressure Asean to pick sides, say experts

As the United States comes to grips with the Covid-19 outbreak, pressure will intensify in Washington to blame China for the devastating pandemic
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