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US Tariffs Review Of Over US$300 Billion Worth Of Chinese Imports Almost Done, Says Top Trade Envoy
Washington's top trade envoy assured sceptical Republican lawmakers on Tuesday that the long-awaited results of the Biden administration's review of US tariffs on more than US$300 billion worth of Chinese imports were "very close to the conclusion".
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China Is Subsidising Global Fentanyl Supply, Says Report By US Congressional Panel
China must be pressured to address the global supply of fentanyl and its ingredient chemicals, by further economic sanctions if necessary, which it is subsidising as the "scourge" kills more Americans annually than died during the Vietnam war, accord
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Hong Kong Slams Latest British Government Report On City, Saying London Is Putting Politics Above The Rule Of Law
The Hong Kong government strongly condemned British "slander and smears" and interference in local affairs after London on Monday sought to reassure Hongkongers in the UK they were "safe" from the city's national security laws and that it would not a
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Climate Change Requires US And China To Cooperate Not Compete, Experts Warn
China and the US need to move beyond their perennial squabbles and chest thumping to address existential global problems, drawing on their collective creativity, financial expertise and manufacturing prowess, experts warned Saturday at a Harvard Univ
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US Says China Shouldn't See Joe Biden's Meetings With Japanese, Filipino Leaders As A Threat
China has "no reason" to view the first-ever trilateral summit between the US, Japan and the Philippines as a threat, a top White House official said on Friday. "These meetings were not about any one other nation. This was about deepening and revital
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Misconduct Allegations Against University Of Hong Kong Head Xiang Zhang 'Not Substantiated', Governing Body Says After 6-month Probe
The governing body of Hong Kong's oldest university has said allegations of misconduct and mismanagement against the vice-chancellor have not been substantiated following months of investigation. In a late-night statement on Friday, the governing cou
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Japanese PM Kishida Supports 'Indispensable' Global Role Of US, Citing Threat By China
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida gave a full-throated defence of the United States' international role as guardian of democracy on Thursday to a rare joint session of Congress, citing the enormous challenge that China and other authoritarian sta
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US Policy On China Must Pivot To Cold-war Stance From Managing Competition, Two Republican Policymakers Say
US President Joe Biden's administration must stop efforts to "manage" competition with China and pivot to an explicit cold-war stance against the Asian giant, two prominent US Republicans who have guided Washington's China policy said. Matthew Pottin
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US-Japan Alliance Celebrated At White House With Cherry Blossom Pledge, State Dinner For Kishida
Tokyo will be sending Washington 250 new cherry blossom trees by 2026, the White House announced on Wednesday, as the United States and Japan enter a new season of their geopolitical alliance against China in the Indo-Pacific. "The gift is meant to m
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Professors, Students Say 'No' To Florida As New Law Targets Chinese
Academics are starting to vote with their feet after Florida enacted a law that makes it harder for public schools in the state to hire Chinese students and collaborate with Chinese institutions. Last year, with an eye to curb Chinese influence in th
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Japanese PM Fumio Kishida Talks Tech Cooperation With US As State Visit Begins
The first day of Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's state visit to the United States focused on expanding cooperation on critical and emerging technology as the long-time allies aim to counterbalance China's growing military and tech heft. "Japa
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University Of Hong Kong Assistant Professor Arrested On Suspicion Of Indecently Assaulting Researcher On Campus On 4 Occasions
An assistant professor at the University of Hong Kong has been arrested on suspicion of indecently assaulting a female colleague on campus, the Post has learned. The woman, a 28-year-old researcher, reported the case to police on March 15, accusing t
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'China's Nightmare': How Far Can Beijing And Moscow Go In The Fight Against Isis-K And The '3 Evils'?
Two deadly terror attacks last month - one at a concert hall in a Moscow suburb, and the other a few days later in Pakistan where five Chinese workers died in a suicide bombing - have sounded alarms in Russia and China, both key members of the Shangh
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US-China Military Talks Address Potential For Accidental Conflicts In Indo-Pacific
US and Chinese military officials have met in Hawaii to discuss ways to avoid accidental clashes in the contentious Indo-Pacific region - their first face-to-face gathering since the leaders of both countries agreed in November to resume direct milit
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Taiwan Earthquake: US, Other Taipei Allies Send Messages Of Support As Rescue Efforts Continue
The US on Wednesday said it was monitoring the situation in Taiwan hours after the strongest earthquake to hit the island in more than two decades struck and prompted an outpouring of support from Taipei's allies. The 7.4 magnitude earthquake rocked
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US-China Relations: Defence Chiefs Expected To Speak 'Soon' After Latest Talks Between Joe Biden And Xi Jinping
The Chinese and US defence ministers are expected to end a 17-month hiatus and speak "soon" following this week's phone call between Presidents Xi Jinping and Joe Biden. It was also confirmed that US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen will arrive in Chi
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Joe Biden, Fumio Kishida To Announce 'Historic' Agreement Upgrading US-Japan Relationship: Top Envoy
US President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida will announce an "historic" agreement next week that will "upgrade" the two countries' security relationship, deputy secretary of state Kurt Campbell said on Wednesday. In addition to a
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US 'Strongly Opposes' China's Renaming Of Areas Along Disputed Indian Border
Washington has criticised Beijing's list of 30 new names for places along the 1,865-mile (3,000km) disputed Himalayan border between China and India, formally known as the Line of Actual Control, as yet another "unilateral attempt" to reassert its te
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Hong Kong Man Arrested In Connection With Attempted Knifepoint Robbery Of Woman Hiking Alone On Trail
A Hong Kong man has been arrested in connection with the attempted robbery of a 58-year-old female hiker at knifepoint in Tseung Kwan O. Police on Saturday said they received a call from the woman at about 4.30pm on Thursday to report that she had be
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Hong Kong Woman, 71, Charged With Murder After Dementia-suffering Husband, 84, Found Dead In Bed
A 71-year-old Hong Kong woman has been charged with the murder of her 84-year-old husband in their luxury Kowloon Tong home, police have said. The woman, who had attempted to take her own life and remained in a serious condition in hospital, was arre
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US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen To Press China On Green Energy Spending, Subsidies That Distort Global Market
American concerns over China's green energy spending binge will likely dominate the high-level talks between the two global powers in Beijing early next month. Citing excess capacity in industries like solar, electric vehicles and lithium-ion batteri
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Xi Jinping Tells US Delegation China's Economy Is 'Sound And Sustainable'
China's economy is "sound and sustainable", President Xi Jinping told an American delegation in Beijing on Wednesday, as he promised more policy support to improve the business environment. More than a dozen prominent business leaders and academics w
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New Chairman Is Named For US House Select Committee On China
The US House Select Committee on Strategic Competition between the United States and the Chinese Communist Party has a new leader: Representative John Moolenaar of Michigan. House Speaker Mike Johnson named the five-term Republican congressman as the
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Deadly Moscow Shooting Leaves China's Internet Divided On Need For Tighter Security Measures As Country Seeks To Open Up
The deadly shooting at a Moscow concert hall over the weekend has triggered a public debate in China over how the country can balance security measures with the need to open up after years of pandemic restrictions. At least 137 people were killed whe
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Hong Kong Court Orders Care Home And Ex-warden To Pay HK$1.19 Million To Woman Resident Sexually Assaulted A Decade Ago
A former Hong Kong care home warden and the institution he worked for have been ordered to pay more than HK$1.19 million (US$152,124) in damages to a woman a judge accepted he had molested while she was in his care 10 years ago. The District Court on
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Pop Culture Festival ComplexCon Makes Asian Debut In Hong Kong With Hip Hop Stars Whipping Up Crowd Into Frenzy
The first non-US edition of pop culture festival ComplexCon kicked off in Hong Kong on Friday night, drawing thousands of fans from the city, Taiwan and mainland China for its debut music performance. The first of the three-day festival at AsiaWorld-
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Absconders Likely To Be First Target As Hong Kong's Article 23 Domestic National Security Law Takes Effect
Absconders are likely to be the first target of Hong Kong's new domestic national security law that came into force at midnight on Saturday, with sanctions among penalties they will face under its subsidiary legislation, key ministers behind the enac
Post Magazine3 min readInternational Relations
Taiwan Agrees To Allow Duty-free Imports Of Paraguayan Pork In Setback For Mainland China
Taiwan has agreed to allow duty-free imports of Paraguayan pork in a landmark move that could strengthen ties between two allies whose relations have long vexed mainland China. "This is a moment to celebrate," said Jose Chih-Cheng Han, Taiwan's top e
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'Miserably Small': Hong Kong Government Scales Back Trial Run Of Waste Charging, Prompting Criticism From Green Groups And Lawmaker
The government has scaled back a trial run of the controversial pay-as-you-throw scheme to be launched in Hong Kong next month and it will now cover only 14 premises including one government office block and three private residential buildings. The m
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China EV Exports, Slammed By West's Trade Barriers, Find Greener Pastures With Free-trade Partners
China is looking to its Asian neighbours to compensate for a declining market share of its electric vehicles (EVs) and lithium batteries in Europe and the United States amid ongoing anti-subsidy probes and heightened trade restrictions. In the first
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