US, China face off on economy amid deepening tensions
13 March 2023 | 10:37 am
US President Joe Biden unveils a $6.8 trillion budget proposal with key provisions aimed at boosting American competitiveness against China, while Beijing rails against economic containment and suppression. Plus, a sell-off in US bank shares sparked by a run on a small California lender spreads to Asia and Europe as markets tumble.
Canada has also banned the app from staff devices, citing risks to privacy and security. Meanwhile, the ACLU has warned against potential further moves to ban TikTok for the rest of the population.
Tens of thousands of Mexicans marched against the president's overhaul of the electoral commission, which the US State Department welcomed as a "great debate on electoral reforms."
The Chinese Communist Party is expected to unveil its lowest economic growth target in decades amid an ongoing slump in the country's real estate market. Also on the show: Mexico plans food tariff cuts to confront high inflation, and Franco-Angolan business ties take centre stage as President Emmanuel Macron visits Luanda.
Top US diplomat Blinken told his counterparts from the Quad group that Moscow's threat to use nuclear weapons was "inadmissible." Meanwhile, Germany's Scholz is traveling to Washington to meet Biden. DW has the latest.
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Protests outside abortion clinics and family planning centers are underway in Germany. Reproductive rights advocates point to the influence of US money and tactics on the anti-abortion movement in Germany and Europe.
As the National People's Congress opened this year's session, China set an economic target of "around 5%" — one of the lowest in decades — and announced a 7.2% increase in its defense budget.
In recent years, China has rigorously criticized unilateral sanctions as a foreign policy mechanism. At the same time, there are multiple examples of China doing the very same thing.
The passenger allegedly disarmed an emergency exit door on a United Airlines flight to Boston before attacking a flight attendant with a broken metal spoon.
North Korea criticized the joint US-South Korean drills, for which the United States deployed a B-52. The long-range, subsonic, jet-powered strategic bomber is capable of carrying nuclear weapons.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen is visiting Canada and the United States, eyeing new supplies of critical raw materials and assurances on long-term backing for Ukraine.
UN Human Rights Council head Volker Turk has highlighted the scale of Russia's war in Ukraine and Moscow's crackdown on internal dissent. He also warned about the rights of minorities in China — and some Western nations.
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