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11/08/2020
Política The Straits Times - Singapur Política Internacional

Pompeo says not optimistic China will rethink its position on Hong Kong

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday (Aug 10) said he is not optimistic that China will rethink its position on Hong Kong, particularly after the arrest of media tycoon Jimmy Lai under Hong Kong's new national security law.
11/08/2020
Economía The Straits Times - Singapur Economía Internacional

US to label Hong Kong's goods as 'made in China', in blow to city

The United States will order imports from Hong Kong to be labelled as "Made in China" according to a draft government document, in the latest escalation of trade tensions between the two nations.
10/08/2020
Economía The Straits Times - Singapur Economía Internacional

Chinese purchases of US farm goods yet to hit deal's goal

Seven months after the United States and China signed a preliminary agreement to temper their trade war, Beijing's purchases of American agricultural goods have yet to reach the deal's target.
03/08/2020
Política The Straits Times - Singapur Política Internacional

China abandoning path to openness, says Switzerland

China is moving away from the path of openness and the West will respond more decisively if it continues to do so, Switzerland's Foreign Minister told a newspaper on Sunday (Aug 2).
31/07/2020
Política The Straits Times - Singapur Política Internacional

Pompeo says 'tide is turning' on China

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday (July 30) that the "tide is turning" in US dealings with China, saying there is international support for American policies, including the step-up of maritime manoeuvres in the South China Sea and opposition to the use of Chinese technology in international 5G networks.
31/07/2020
Economía The Straits Times - Singapur Economía Internacional

Japan's factory output rebounds, jobless rate dips as lockdown lifts

Japan's industrial output snapped four months of decline in June, pointing to a modest recovery in broader business and consumer activity in the world's third-largest economy following a heavy hit to demand from the coronavirus pandemic.
30/07/2020
Economía The Straits Times - Singapur Economía Internacional

China needs 'explosive' buying to meet US farm import target

With nearly seven months gone, an ambitious US$36.5 billion (S$50.3 billion) target for Chinese imports of US farm goods this year may not be quite out of reach, but it's looking like a big, big stretch.
29/07/2020
Política The Straits Times - Singapur Política Internacional Charissa Yong

Singapore hopes US can stabilise its relations with China, says PM Lee Hsien Loong

Singapore hopes the United States is able to stabilise its relationship with China, because Asia depends on stable ties between the two countries to have a secure and predictable environment to prosper, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Tuesday (July 28).
24/07/2020
Política The Straits Times - Singapur Política Internacional

Thousands gather outside central police precinct as Portland protests for Black Lives Matter continue

Thousands of Black Lives Matter demonstrators crowded outside the central police precinct on Thursday evening (July 23) as protests in Portland continued for a 56th consecutive day.
21/07/2020
Política The Straits Times - Singapur Política Económica

Huawei will not be prevented from investing in France, French finance minister says

French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Tuesday (July 21) that France would not ban China’s Huawei from investing in the country, in contrast to Britain which has decided to purge the firm’s equipment from its 5G network by 2027.
17/07/2020
Política The Straits Times - Singapur Política Internacional

Putin orders massive snap military drills

President Vladimir Putin has ordered snap military drills involving 150,000 personnel and hundreds of aircraft and naval vessels to ensure "security in Russia's south-west", the defence ministry said on Friday (July 17).
15/07/2020
Política The Straits Times - Singapur Política Internacional

Trump on Britain's Huawei ban: 'I did this myself'

United States President Donald Trump said that he was responsible for British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision to ban Huawei from Britain's 5G network from the end of 2027, a remark China said proved London's move was about politics rather than security.
13/07/2020
Política The Straits Times - Singapur Política Internacional

Sweden joins France, Germany in weighing measures against China over Hong Kong

Sweden said on Monday (July 13) that it supported Franco-German efforts for a robust response to China's new security law on Hong Kong, joining Denmark and the Netherlands in pushing the European Union to consider countermeasures on Beijing.
08/07/2020
Política The Straits Times - Singapur Política Económica

Brussels approves Germany's coronavirus crisis fund, say Berlin ministries

The European Commission has given its approval for Germany's proposed Economic Stabilisation Fund, Berlin's Economy and Finance ministries said on Wednesday (July 8).
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.
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