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Report: Chinese Currency Soars on Hopes of Joe Biden Victory

The Financial Times (FT) reported on Friday that China’s currency, the renminbi, had its biggest rally in 15 years, driven by increased foreign demand and…

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Posted in Asia China consumer confidence consumer spending coronavirus Economy National Security

China’s Holiday Shopping Well Below 2019 Levels

The first week of October is referred to as the “Golden Week” in China, a week-long national holiday to commemorate the founding of the Communist…

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Posted in Asia China Economy Fashion forced labor house ways and means committee human rights National Security Uyghurs Xinjiang

International Clothing Brands Scramble to Leave China’s Xinjiang

Stephen Lamar, head of the American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA), told a session of the U.S. House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade on…

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Bottled Water Tycoon Dethrones Jack Ma as China’s Richest Person

Zhong Shanshan, a bottled water and vaccine tycoon, became China’s richest person on Wednesday when his net worth reached $58.7 billion.

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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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DHS Blocks Inflow of More Chinese Slave-Labor Goods

The Trump administration announced September 14 that it will block imports from five more Chinese companies and centers that use political prisoners from China’s Uyghur…

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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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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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Posted in Asia China Chinese coronavirus coronavirus Economy health Hubei National Security Wuhan

Wuhan Locals on Coronavirus Lockdown: ‘The Trauma Is So Deep’

In Wuhan – the origin location of the Chinese coronavirus pandemic – locals say that the city’s 11-week coronavirus lockdown caused severe “trauma” to both the urban…

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Erdogan Promises ‘New Era’ for Turkey After Black Sea Gas Discovery

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erodğan said on Friday that Turkey has made its largest-ever discovery of natural gas in the Black Sea.

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Kim Jong-un Confiscates Pet Dogs During North Korea’s Food Shortage

North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is forcing households in the capital, Pyongyang, to turn in their pet dogs to the government so that they may…

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India Bans Chinese Ships from Trading its Petroleum Products

India’s state-owned oil companies have barred Chinese tankers from shipping Indian crude and petroleum product, the South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported Thursday.

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Mystery Masks from China Arriving at Tampa Bay Addresses

Residents of the Tampa Bay area of Florida reported receiving unsolicited masks from China at their addresses, potentially part of a “brushing” scheme to boost…

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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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Exclusive – President Trump: ‘Last Thing I’m Thinking About’ After Coronavirus Is a Phase Two China Deal

President Donald Trump told Breitbart News exclusively in the Oval Office on Monday that he is not currently considering negotiating a phase two trade deal…

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