US Senate passes bill to sanction Chinese officials on Hong Kong issue

The US Senate unanimously passed a bipartisan bill on Thursday that will impose sanctions on Chinese officials who endanger Hong Kong’s limited autonomy, as well as banks and companies with whom they have dealings. The bill will now be signed by the president.

Australia formulates a national defense reform plan focusing on balancing China

Australia is undergoing military reforms with a view to building a larger and more powerful military focused on the Indo-Pacific region, and balancing China’s growing influence and military power in the region.

US warns companies with supply chains in China may be involved in human rights violations

The United States warns that companies with suppliers or customers in China may face legal and reputational risks related to human rights violations in China. This is one of the broad measures taken by the Trump administration to restrict business relations with China.

The United States restricts visas for CCP officials on Hong Kong issues

The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Monday that China has decided to impose visa restrictions on US personnel who perform badly on issues involving Hong Kong. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the move was in response to the US announcement last week that it would sanction Chinese officials involved in undermining Hong Kong’s autonomy. This has intensified the tension between China and the United States on the issue of limited autonomy in Hong Kong.

Senate passes bill that will sanction Chinese officials, companies and banks on Hong Kong’s national security laws

The US Senate unanimously passed a bipartisan bill that would impose sanctions on Chinese officials, companies and banks that erode Hong Kong’s autonomy.

When the epidemic rages, can Alibaba's Chinese counterparts seize the opportunity?

Investors are betting that China’s relatively small e-commerce companies are grabbing market share from market leader Alibaba. The question now is whether these e-commerce companies can also achieve profit growth.

China prosecuted two detained Canadians for espionage

Chinese prosecutors formally prosecuted Kang Mingkai and Sparf, Canadian citizens who have been detained for more than 18 months, for espionage. The outside world generally believes that China's arrest of these two people is in retaliation for Canada's arrest of Huawei's chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou.

The Sino-Indian border conflict highlights the limitations of China’s ability to exercise trade diplomacy leadership

The Sino-Indian border conflict is in line with the wider situation of wrestling in the region, and this competition undermines China's ambition to play a central role in commercial diplomacy. Related wrestling also affects China's ability to set the tone for cross-border regulatory mechanisms.

The EU takes measures to reduce the influence of China and the United States in their economies

The EU's plan to increase its resistance to foreign companies receiving subsidies signifies that the EU has greatly strengthened its efforts to maintain "strategic autonomy" in the face of China and the United States while defending its own economic interests.

U.S. further relaxes restrictions on Chinese airlines

The Trump administration has further relaxed plans to restrict mainland Chinese airlines’ passenger flights to the United States. Previously, China said it would allow more American airlines’ passenger flights.

Trump's move against China involves high risks too

The US-China decoupling will cost the United States in some ways, but from the financial perspective, China will obviously lose more. The dollar is still the beating heart of the global financial system, and the control of this dollar funding system is a punishment tool that makes opponents daunting. However, the excessive use of this tool by the US government will bring long-term risks.

Companies in Hong Kong are forced to take side between China and the West

Using Hong Kong as a hub to operate across Europe and Asia has brought profits to many companies. But as China's relations with the West become more tense, this advantage becomes a tearing factor, which is disturbing and unstable.

Russian negotiators do not think China will join the three-party nuclear weapons agreement Trump seeks

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Ryabkov said on Tuesday that Moscow will not pressure China to participate in the upcoming arms control negotiations between US and Russian negotiators, and he also does not expect China to attend the negotiations.

U.S. relaxes ban on Chinese airlines

After China said it would allow American airlines to resume some Chinese flights, the Trump administration eased a plan that would ban Chinese airlines from flying to the United States.

Shipping industry executives: China cancels shipments of some US agricultural products

According to maritime industry executives, as tensions between China and the United States have intensified as a result of China's handling of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong and the new crown epidemic, many Chinese state-owned enterprises have cancelled some shipments from US agricultural exporters.