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LONDON, ENGLAND - AUG. 17: A man walks over Vauxhall Bridge towards the MI6 headquarters on Aug. 17, 2018 in London, England. China has published a spoof video targeting the UK's MI6 intelligence agency.
MI6 Chief Responds to Bizarre James Bond Spoof Clip From Chinese News Agency
In a rare occurrence, MI6 Chief Richard Moore has responded to a tweet from China Xinhua News. The tweet from the Beijing-backed news agency featured a spoof video about a “secret meeting” between MI6 and...
Shimao is reportedly looking to sell its residential and commercial properties.
‘Healthy’ Chinese Property Developers Affected by Raging Real Estate Crisis
Shimao Group, believed to be one of the healthiest developers in China amidst the country’s ongoing real estate crisis, has shocked investors by reportedly defaulting on its obligations. Shimao has about $10.1 billion in outstanding...
Beijing is encouraging banks to hand out more loans to property firms.
China Tells Banks to ‘Give Out More Property Loans’ While Easing M&A Rules
With China reeling under a property crisis and many real estate developers struggling to find funds to pay their dues, some are worried about the sector’s liquidity situation. There are fears that a few developers...
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China Blasts Japanese-owned 7-Eleven Over Map of Taiwan
The Beijing municipal government has fined its local 7-Eleven convenience stores over its website depicting maps featuring Taiwan as a country and including “inaccurate” frontiers for Xinjiang and Tibet. Besides an official warning, 7-Eleven Beijing...
COVID-19 Outbreak Spreads in Tianjin, Further Complicating Upcoming Beijing Olympics
COVID-19 outbreaks are spreading across first-tier cities in China such as Shenzhen, Shanghai, and Tianjin. Most recently, Tianjin, a city of 14 million located next to Beijing, reported 20 new cases in one day.  On...
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Cargo Containers: A Closer Look at the Box that Blocks Our Supply Chain
Cargo containers can be seen in practically every cargo ship across the seas and oceans, as today’s worldwide shipping network is dependent on these huge metal boxes to deliver goods from one country to the...
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Chinese Phones Sold in Taiwan Accused of Content Censorship, Users’ Private Data May Be Tracked by Beijing
After the Lithuanian Ministry of Defense revealed that the Mi 10T 5G smartphone sold by Chinese company Xiaomi in Europe 2021 could censor approximately 450 words and phrases, the Taiwan National Communications Commission of Taiwan...
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Wary of Chinese Air and Sea Ops, Taiwan’s Military Holds Urban Combat Drills
On Jan. 6, Taiwanese armed forces conducted a mock urban street battle that featured troops and armored vehicles as preparation against a potential mainland Chinese invasion of the island. The focus on urban combat is...
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China Authorities Launch 3-Child Policy; Urge Party Members to Set an Example
China is now allowing couples to have up to three children, but skepticism remains after the 2016 two-child policy failed to produce the desired upsurge in births prompting the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to urge...