CHINA FOREIGN RELATIONS

Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks with Russian President Vladimir Putin via a video link, from the Great Hall of the People on December 2, 2019 in Beijing, China.
Russia and China Looking to Strengthen Ties But Remain Shy of Mutual Military Support
Amid rising tensions with the West, Russia and China are seeking to strengthen their ties. However, experts believe that the two countries are still not in a position to support each other militarily. On Dec....
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Foreigners Barred From Spreading Religious Content as China Tightens Internet Controls
A few days before Christmas, Chinese authorities released new Internet regulations on Dec. 21, announcing that all foreign organizations and individuals will be banned from spreading religious content across the country’s tightly censored Internet. Beijing...
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Harvard Prof. Charles Lieber Convicted of Lying About China Ties, Receiving Millions in Funding
On Dec. 22, the U.S. Department of Justice moved to convict Harvard nanoscientist Charles Lieber for lying about his involvement with a recruitment program with ties to the Chinese government.  Lieber, 62, is the former...
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis recently signed Senate Bill 7072 to combat Big Tech censorship practices. He spoke at a campaign rally for the US president at Pensacola International Airport in Pensacola, Florida on October 23, 2020.
‘A Big Failure for the United States’: Florida’s DeSantis on Investing in China
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and his administration announced on Dec. 20 that they would move to take control of the state’s sizable retirement funds away from private asset managers who invest heavily in Communist China. ...
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China Clamps Down on Starbucks, Tesla as It Encourages Boycotts of International Brands
By Tianzi Yang A report published on Dec. 14 described a Chinese reporter trying to expose food safety problems at a Starbucks in Wuxi, a city near Shanghai. News of the report was seen trending...
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Engineering Professor Dies After Prolonged Quarantine in China Prevents Her From Seeking Cancer Treatment
China’s zero-COVID policies have placed significant strain on everyday life and economic activity, and their draconian implementation — such as quarantines and lockdowns without adequate accommodations for those affected — has sometimes led to tragedy....
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Sen. Rubio: Consulting Firm That Served Pentagon Lied About Its Links to Chinese Government
According to Senator Marco Rubio from Florida, the world’s largest management and consulting firm McKinsey & Co. “appears to have lied” in regards to its connections with the Chinese government. Rubio said McKinsey executives told...
Chinese and Russian hackers pose a major security threat to the U.S. This photo taken on August 4, 2020 shows Prince, a member of the hacking group Red Hacker Alliance who refused to give his real name, using his computer at their office in Dongguan, China's southern Guangdong province.
Chinese Tech Giant Huawei Linked to Surveillance Operations and Intelligence Gathering: Report
An analysis by the Washington Post finds that Chinese telecommunications firm Huawei may have played a larger role in surveillance and software programs than previously acknowledged by both the company and the government.  The review...
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Yanjun Xu: A Case Study in how China Uses Espionage for Tech
In November, a federal jury convicted a Chinese spy for attempting economic espionage and theft of trade secrets. The 41-year-old spy, Yanjun Xu, was working as the Deputy Division Director of the Sixth Bureau of...