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Tony Munroe

Analysis: China struggles to fill Trump's 'America First' leadership void

22 Oct 2020

BEIJING As Donald Trump has pulled the United States inward under his "America First" presidency, China has had only halting success at capitalising on a global leadership vacuum, presenting openings for a more internationalist Joe Biden administration if he wins next month's election.

Analysis: China struggles to fill Trump's 'America First' leadership void

22 Oct 2020

BEIJING As Donald Trump has pulled the United States inward under his "America First" presidency, China has had only halting success at capitalising on a global leadership vacuum, presenting openings for a more internationalist Joe Biden administration if he wins next month's election.

Exclusive: 90% of China's Sinovac employees, families took coronavirus vaccine, says CEO

06 Sep 2020

BEIJING About 90% of Sinovac Biotech Ltd employees and their families have taken an experimental coronavirus vaccine developed by the Chinese firm under the country's emergency use program, its chief executive said on Sunday.

We share workers: Chinese factories redeploy staff to weather pandemic blow

27 Aug 2020

BEIJING When the government of the south China city of Zhongshan heard that watchmaker Kam Yuen Group was furloughing more than 100 workers, it brokered a deal to shift the surplus staff to another manufacturer - a growing practice

Ahead of U.S. election, China braces for rocky ride, potential change

24 Jul 2020

With bilateral relations in free-fall, Beijing is bracing for more turbulence in the run-up to the U.S. election in November, and the possibility that a Joe Biden presidency presents an opportunity to avoid a deeper conflict.

China's H1 grain imports spike, on path to use up annual quotas

24 Jul 2020

BEIJING, July 24 China has accelerated grains buying from abroad in the first half of 2020 and may fully use up its annual quotas for corn and wheat imports for the first time ever, traders and analysts said this week. China, the world's top agricultural market, imported 3.66 million tonnes of corn from January to June, 51% of its annual quota for the grain set at 7.2 million tonnes, according to customs data released on Thursday. Wheat imports came at 3.35 million tonnes, 35% of its yearly quota at 9.64 million tonnes, the data showed.

UPDATE 2-China orders U.S. to shut Chengdu consulate, retaliating for Houston

24 Jul 2020

BEIJING, July 24 China ordered the United States to close its consulate in the city of Chengdu on Friday, responding to a U.S. demand this week that China close its Houston consulate, as relations between the world's two largest economies deteriorate.

China charges two detained Canadians with suspected espionage, Trudeau 'very disappointed'

20 Jun 2020

BEIJING Chinese prosecutors said on Friday they have charged two detained Canadians for suspected espionage, indictments that could result in life imprisonment, in a case that has driven a diplomatic wedge between Ottawa and Beijing. | Video

Top U.S, China diplomats meet in Hawaii as tensions flare

18 Jun 2020

WASHINGTON/BEIJING U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met China's top diplomat, Yang Jiechi, in Hawaii on Wednesday, in high-level face-to-face talks that have become rare amid tensions between the two strategic rivals.

As China splashes out vouchers to revive retail, many just buy necessities

21 Apr 2020

BEIJING China is handing out billions of yuan in shopping coupons to support retailers crushed by the COVID-19 outbreak, but the subsidies are doing little to support the kind of discretionary spending needed to revive the economy.

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