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US and Taiwan Reach New Agreement to Bolster Chip Technology
The U.S. and Taiwan have reached a new agreement to strengthen cooperation between the two by establishing new frameworks in technology trade, investment and innovation.  U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo’s office said a five-hour call...
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China Eyeing First Atlantic Military Base in Africa
A report from a classified American intelligence source told The Wall Street Journal on Dec. 6 that China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) is scoping the Central African country of Equatorial Guinea to establish its...
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SEC Pushes Forward With Delisting Chinese Companies
On Dec. 2, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced its final plan on implementing a new law that requires foreign companies to observe U.S. accounting rules and comply with information requests made by...
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Twitter Bans Sharing of ‘Private’ Pictures Following Announcement of new CEO
Twitter has banned the sharing of private pictures, without consent, from its platform, citing "growing concerns about the misuse of media and information" to "harass, intimidate, and reveal the identities of individuals." The move came...
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China Calls ‘Emergency Meeting’ With Japanese Envoy After Abe’s Remarks on Defending Taiwan
After former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Dec. 1 that neither his country nor the United States could stand by if Communist China attacked Taiwan, Beijing’s foreign ministry summoned Japan’s ambassador for an...
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Premier Li Keqiang Asks Officials to Avoid Communist-style ‘Bureaucratism’ as China’s Economic Crisis Worsens
News analysis At a recent meeting in Shanghai, China’s number two statesman provided provincial leaders with the latest instructions on economic policy and social development, while indicating the severity of the country’s economic situation.  Speaking...
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85% of Chinese Ships ‘Disappear’, AIS Base Stations Seized Along China’s Coast
Since early November, the number of vessels sending the Automatic Identification System (AIS) signal from seas around China plunged by 85 percent. On Oct. 28, more than 100,000 ships were broadcasting but, according to global...
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American Lawmakers Meet with Taiwanese Officials for Second Time in One Month
Five U.S. lawmakers arrived in Taipei on Thursday, Nov. 25 to meet with government officials in regards to security matters. This was the second meeting between the U.S. and Taiwan in a month, raising protests...
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Chinese Internet Receives a Shock as Beijing Fines Top Influencers 90 Million Yuan
On Nov. 22, prominent Chinese internet celebrities Zhu Chenhui and Lin Shanshan were fined 90 million yuan (about $14 million USD) for alleged tax evasion, according to authorities. Chinese state-run media the People's Daily also...