Decoding China: Why Beijing and Washington need each other
19 November 2023 | 5:03 pm
Chinese media are euphoric after Xi Jinping's trip to San Francisco for a summit with Joe Biden. The two leaders were friendly, but deep fractures still lurk beneath the surface.
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China has just recorded its first population decline in 60 years. With the birthrate expected to fall further over the next decade, the consequences for Beijing's economic ambitions could be huge.
Lula and Biden showed a united front on safeguarding democracy, after far-right mobs attempted to overturn each of their election wins. They are also set to discuss Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
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.
A number of countries, from Japan and South Korea to the Philippines, have been increasingly wary of Beijing's growing assertiveness and influence in the region.
As Chinese leader Xi Jinping begins his three-day trip to Moscow on Monday, all eyes are on how China positions itself in the ongoing war and experts describe the trip as “extremely delicate” for the Chinese President.
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The economies of China and Germany have become hugely intertwined. The dilemma: how to position Germany in the emerging geopolitical tensions with Beijing.
Experts say they are skeptical about the G7's ability to come up with a coordinated response to China's expanding economic power and military might.
The US has signed a trade deal with Taiwan against vehement opposition from China. The move comes as Beijing has been stepping up pressure to intimidate the self-ruled island, which it sees as its own.
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak visits Washington as the UK looks for closer economic ties after leaving the EU. China denounces Europe's new "economic weapon" aimed at preventing Beijing from putting trade pressure on EU members over support for Taiwan, and TikTok aims to quadruple its e-commerce revenues.
Antony Blinken is the first US secretary of state to visit China in five years. His visit aims to thaw the relationship between the two countries amid rising tensions over industry and Taiwan.
US officials hope Secretary of State Antony Blinken's visit to China will lower tensions with Beijing. In what was seen as a special gesture, announced at the last minute, the top US diplomat met China's head of state.
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