China’s zero COVID policy fatiguing people
04 November 2022 | 10:20 am
China's approach has meant restrictions and lockdowns. The signs are this will continue for some time, especially given an upcoming Communist Party congress where President Xi Jinping is expected to assume a third term in power.
While China is providing rhetorical and some forms of economic support to Russia, there are other forms of support that China will be warier about, says Andrew Small, senior transatlantic fellow with at the German Marshall Fund of the United States.
Former top Taiwanese defense official Admiral Lee Hsi-ming told DW he is concerned that forces are not ready to fight off China, and that a new defense concept is needed.
Like many other world currencies, China's onshore and offshore Yuan both fell against the dollar on Wednesday, increasing the pressure on the People's Bank of China to intervene directly.
Paraguay is one of only a few countries that still officially recognize Taiwan. However, concerns are growing after Paraguay's president recently urged Taipei to invest $1 billion in his country.
It was the report that China hoped would never see the light of day. Just minutes before her mandate ended, the office of now-former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet published its long-overdue assessment of human rights in China's Xinjiang region.
Habeck: 'The naivety towards China is over'
This week’s show is entirely dedicated to China’s Communist Party Congress, taking place this week. It’s a days-long conclave that meets once every five years and shapes the country’s leadership. This year’s congress will be particularly closely watched with President Xi Jinping expected to further cement his rule.
At the Chinese Communist Party Congress, President Xi Jinping said "resolving the Taiwan issue is the Chinese people's own business." Taipei responded saying it will not back down on its sovereignty.
The heads of Germany's spy agencies warned of continued "naivety" toward China at a parliamentary hearing. They also advised against handing Beijing too much leverage when it comes to cooperation and infrastructure.
China's Communist Party Congress is poised to cement President Xi Jingping's hold on power. Xi is set to be reconfirmed as party leader for a third term. The host of 'Live with Lizzi Lee' says phasing out Xi's 'draconian zero-COVID restrictions' is a must to kick-start China's economy.
Russia’s military exercises and a new foreign policy doctrine are signaling further escalation with the West. Could this threaten to spark a global militarization? Our guests: Michael Thumann (Zeit), Sarah Pagung (DGAP), Alexey Yusupov (FES).
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