Tag Archives: Beijing

US imposes new restrictions on exports to China

The United States on Monday posted rule changes that impose new restrictions on exports to China, including on civil aircraft components and items related to semiconductors. The new rules will require licenses for U.S. companies to sell certain items to military entities in China even if they are for civilian …

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Record numbers vote in Hong Kong elections.

Voters have turned out in record numbers to cast their ballots in Hong Kong’s district council elections. By lunchtime, the number of voters had already surpassed the final total in the 2015 elections. The election is seen as a test of support for embattled Chief Executive Carrie Lam. Pro-democracy protest …

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China Tells Trump to Grow Up, Says Won’t ‘Play Game of Thrones on the World Stage’ With Him.

The US president went on the offensive against Beijing at the General Assembly on Tuesday, saying he wouldn’t accept a “bad deal” on trade, and accusing China of using “massive market barriers, heavy state subsidies, currency manipulation,” and other malign tactics, while urging the country to “honour” its commitment to …

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Video: Man beaten unconscious at Hong Kong protests

There were multiple violent clashes between police and protesters across Hong Kong throughout the weekend, but one shocking incident, in which a middle-aged man was beaten unconscious, has since become viral. Though there were sporadic outbursts of violence reported in the region, one, in particular, saw a group of purported …

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