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Some American businesses are seeking an end to the trade war and reduction in tariffs on Chinese imports.
American Businesses to Biden: End Trade War With China and Restart Trade Talks
In 2018, President Donald Trump slapped tariffs and other trade barriers on China due to the country’s unfair trade practices and intellectual property theft, triggering the trade war between the two nations. Though Beijing promised...
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will issue new rules on the participation of transgender athletes in the Olympics.
International Olympics Committee to Revise Rules on Transgender Athlete Participation
The 2020 Olympic Games held in Tokyo this year stood out from its predecessors in a number of ways. Apart from athletes not competing due to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) stipulations and the absence of...
Infrastructure bill will review use of forced labor in EV supply chains while the Biden administration is pushing for adopting electric cars.
Infra Bill EV Policy to Look Into China’s Human Rights Abuses, Biden Wants 50% New Vehicles to be Electric by 2030
The $1.2 trillion infrastructure bipartisan proposal put forward by the Democrats and supported by some Republicans sets aside $15 billion for electric vehicle charging infrastructure, electric buses, and transit. Within the bill is a provision...
Damaged cars rest on debris after heavy rains hit the city of Zhengzhou causing floods in China's central Henan province on July 21, 2021.
Historic Floods In Henan Province Unearth Persistent Problem of Poor Infrastructure in China
The recent catastrophic flooding throughout Henan province has highlighted China’s persistent problem of poorly constructed infrastructure, which many believe contributed significantly to the death and destruction wrought by the flooding. Official tallies, which are widely...
CHENGDU, CHINA - JUNE 18: A jewelry vendor is seen on West Yulin Road on June 18, 2020 in central Chengdu, China. Street vendors in the tourism city Chengdu are mentioned by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang during COVID-19 as an example of economic recovery.
Decrease In Consumer Spending Threatens China’s Economy
Weak domestic consumption — largely attributed to the impact of the COVID-19 virus — is having devastating consequences for scores of micro and small enterprises (MSEs) in China. It’s impacting the livelihoods of many Chinese...
Beijing’s Tech Crackdown Highlights Political Risks in China
News analysis On June 30, Chinese ride-hailing company Didi Chuxing listed on the New York Stock Exchange, raising $4.4 billion. Despite being a hotly anticipated initial public offering, Didi went about the business with no...
North Korea registered its worst economic performance Under Kim Jong Un's leadership last year.
People Starving in North Korea, Economy Shrinks 4.5% As Country Faces Food and Essentials Shortages
North Korea’s economy saw the biggest contraction in over three decades according to figures released by South Korea’s central bank, the Bank of Korea (BOK). The Kim Jong Un region slumped back by 4.5 percent...
Data from Perseverance and InSight have helped scientists discover new information about Mars.
What’s Inside Mars? InSight and Perseverance Robots Reveal Interesting New Details
InSight and Perseverance are two NASA robots that are presently exploring the Martian surface. InSight landed on the red planet on Nov. 26, 2018; it’s been active for 977 days as of July 30. Perseverance...
At Tianjin Meeting, China Blasts US for Crossing ‘Red Lines,’ Claims Success of Communist Rule
U.S. and Chinese officials recently held meetings in Tianjin city on July 25 and 26. The Chinese side used the meetings to complain about Washington’s attitude towards the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) as well as...