How are Chinese companies fighting cash crunch?
01 December 2018 | 10:20 am
Companies in China have been struggling with a credit squeeze triggered by the government's campaign to shrink the shadow-banking industry, but there are signs of relief.
Whilst Russia represents an immediate threat, the long-term one China poses to the global order is more serious, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has said.
Activists slammed UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet for her restrained criticism directed at China's leaders after her return from Xinjiang. But Bachelet noted that her visit was "not an investigation."
Beijing has accused the US of spreading "disinformation" after Secretary of State Antony Blinken warned China could try to upend the international order.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi held a virtual meeting with counterparts from 10 Pacific nations to discuss a deal that would expand China's influence in the region.
The German car giant has claimed its presence in Xinjiang has a positive impact despite reports of ongoing human rights abuses. VW is also facing accusations of using slave labor in Brazil under the former dictatorship.
The crew will be responsible for completing the assembly of the Tiangong space station, which is expected to be complete by the end of the year.
A combination of geopolitical tensions and higher costs are pushing large firms to look for alternative production sites. Vietnam's strong economic performance in recent years has drawn the attention of European firms.
The US president has outlined a new plan for economic cooperation with Latin America amidst rising Chinese influence in the region. He is also expected to present a new plan for regional migration issues.
At a UN General Assembly meeting, China and Russia explained their vetoes of a proposal that would have imposed new sanctions on North Korea.
Wei Fenghe slammed US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin's "smearing" accusation that China was causing regional instability. He said Beijing would do whatever it takes to ensure reunification with Taiwan.
The US Defense Secretary said Chinese military activity around the self-governing island threatened to change the status quo. Lloyd Austin said Washington would continue to stand by Taiwan at an event in Singapore.
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