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Coronavirus Pushes New Zealand into First Recession in a Decade

A report on New Zealand’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) revealed on Thursday that the nation has slipped into its first recession in ten years, thanks…

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Posted in China Economy Hassan Rouhani India iran Israel / Middle East National Security Nicolas Maduro Sanctions Venezuela

Iranian President: Oil Revenues Down to Less than $20 Billion Under U.S. Sanctions

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said during a government video conference on Monday that oil revenues have declined from $120 billion in 2011 to “just over…

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Posted in Asia China coronavirus Economy Hubei National Security Wuhan

China Begins Selling ‘Made in Wuhan’ to Global Companies

Chinese state media is working hard to convince global customers that factories in Wuhan and its surrounding Hubei province are completely safe and returning to…

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Posted in Asia boycott China China Economy exports India National Security

India Sees Surge in Clothing Manufacturers Fleeing China

The Times of India (TOI) reported on Friday that a substantial number of large garment companies are shifting their operations from China to India. India…

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Apple Daily Stock Soars After Founder Jimmy Lai Arrested Under Hong Kong Security Law

Shares of Next Digital, the media company that owns Hong Kong’s dissident newspaper Apple Daily, skyrocketed after the arrest of founder Jimmy Lai on Monday.

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Posted in Asia China coronavirus Economy Hong Kong National Security Slavery Uyghurs Xi Jinping

Xi Jinping Begs Global CEOs to Stay in China

Chinese dictator Xi Jinping sent a letter to members of the Global CEO Council on Wednesday presented by his state media as a triumphant boast…

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Posted in Asia China Economy Hong Kong National Security National Security law Sanctions Wilbur Ross

Hong Kong Corporate Exodus Begins, Leaving Space for Chinese Communist Brands

Foreign corporations in Hong Kong are nervously considering their options after the passage of Beijing’s totalitarian “national security law” with several already closing their local…

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Posted in Asia Border Crisis boycott China Economy India National Security

Indian Fervor to Boycott Chinese Products Meets Reality of Chinese Economic Takeover

Indians eager to boycott Chinese goods after this week’s deadly border clash between Indian and Chinese forces are running into the reality that Chinese imports…

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Posted in Asia China coronavirus Economy India Luxembourg National Security offshoring

Report: India Offers Land Pool Twice the Size of Luxembourg to Companies Fleeing China

Bloomberg News reported on Tuesday that India is “developing a land pool nearly double the size of Luxembourg to lure businesses moving out of China.”

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Hayward: Pakistan’s Prime Minister Wants Coronavirus Bailouts for Poor Countries

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday called upon wealthy nations to finance a more extensive rescue package for developing economies in the wake of…

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Chinese Smartphone Sales Suffer Worst Decline Ever

The South China Morning Post reported on Thursday that Chinese smartphone sales suffered their worst decline ever during the first quarter of 2020, with a drop…

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Tanzania: President Calls for African Debt Forgiveness After Coronavirus

Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Wednesday called for international lenders, particularly the World Bank, to forgive existing African loans instead of offering new loans to…

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Hayward: China Declares U.S. Has World’s Worst Coronavirus Response

China’s state-run Global Times kept up the Communist Party propaganda offensive on Thursday with an editorial accusing the United States of being “second to none…

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China Invokes Edward Snowden in Defense Against Equifax Indictments

Chinese officials and state media on Tuesday condemned the U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday for indicting four People’s Liberation Army (PLA) military officers for the…

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Posted in Asia China communism Economics Economy National Security trade war Xi Jinping

Xi Jinping: 2019 Was a ‘Challenging’ Year for Communism

Chinese dictator Xi Jinping held a meeting of the Communist Party’s political bureau in which 2019 was discussed as an especially “challenging” or “testing” year…

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