Tag Archives: China

Entering 2022: Apple Experiences Bigger Supply Problems

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Source: tempo.com   Apple estimates that the company will have bigger supply-related problems due to the Covid-19 lockdown in China, which is a key provider of supplying Apple products, and the cessation of product sales due to the Russian invasion of Russia. The company predicts that there will be a slowdown in the company’s growth…

Shanghai Fences Up Buildings Hit By COVID-19, Fueling Fresh Criticism

Images of white hazmat suit-clad workers sealing entrances of housing blocks and even closing off entire streets with roughly two meter-tall green fencing went viral on social media on Saturday, April 23, prompting questions and complaints from residents. “This is so disrespectful of the rights of the people inside, using metal barriers to enclose them…

United States Concerned After China Announced That It Has Signed A Security Pact With The Solomon Islands

China said on Tuesday, April 19, that it has signed a security pact with the Solomon Islands, raising concerns among the US, Australia, and New Zealand about growing Chinese influence in an area that has traditionally been under their control. Officials from the Solomon Islands, on the other hand, appeared to suggest that no agreement…

China To Help Shanghai’s Key Industries In Resuming Operations

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SHANGHAI, China – As businesses warn of the mounting economic toll of restrictions, China announced on Friday, April 15, that it will help hundreds of companies in key sectors to resume production in locked-down Shanghai, the commercial capital at the center of the country’s latest COVID-19 outbreak. The statement comes as a rising number of…

Shanghai To Extend Lockdown Again To Entire City As Tests Show Covid-19 Spread

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SHANGHAI, China – Chinese officials extended a lockdown in Shanghai to all of the city’s 26 million people on Tuesday, April 5, after city-wide testing revealed a spike in new COVID-19 cases to over 13,000 despite public outcry over quarantine laws. The city-wide lockdown has been extended until further notice as restrictions in the city’s…

The US Will Spend $813 Million to Fight China and Russia.

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  The United States (US) will boost its defense budget to fight China and Russia. In the fiscal year 2023, President Joe Biden’s proposed Pentagon budget includes US$813 billion or around Rp. 11,674 trillion (assuming Rp. 14,350/US$).   The amount is a 4% increase from the US$31 billion (Rp445 trillion) spending package signed into law…

Chinese President Xi Jinping Has Called on Authorities to Immediately Investigate the Cause of the Crash of China Eastern Airlines.

    Chinese President Xi Jinping has asked authorities to immediately investigate the cause of China Eastern Airlines flight MU5735 that crashed in the hills of a village near the city of Wuzhou, Guangxi, Monday (21/3).   The Boeing 737-800 crashed en route from Kunming to Guangzhou and was carrying a total of 132 people…

China’s Covid Measures

  In China, security measures for Covid were reinforced due to the number of cases. This tightening of restrictions was announced as Shenzhen was considering lifting some of its measures.   This Sunday the country recorded 4053 cases in the province located between North Korea and Russia. The city of Jilin, home to 4.5 million…

United States warns China against helping Russia in Ukraine conflict

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Unspecified US officials US officials told news outlets that China was willing to provide military support to Russia. The US has also stated that Chinese economic support to help Russia navigate sanctions will have consequences. Russia denies having requested military aid from Beijing. The Chinese Foreign Ministry claimed the US was guilty of spreading misinformation….

Beijing Government Conduct Covid-19 Test for 2 Millions Citizen Ahead of the Olympics

The Beijing City Government confirms that two million residents in a residential area where the emergence of a small Covid-19 cluster will undergo the virus test. The test will be carried out starting this Sunday, January 23, 2022, less than two weeks before the Beijing Winter Olympics next month next month. Quoted from AFP, the…

2500 Chinese Citizens Abroad Are Picked Up By The Chinese Government

  Photo source: tmt.com Source detik.com   Chinese authorities arrested more than 2,500 of their citizens overseas and brought them back to China. This ‘kidnapping’ is carried out to apprehend those suspected of committing a crime.   In a report published by the human rights group Safeguard Defenders, Chinese repatriations have reached more than 10,000…

Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, China Not Worried About Domino Effect Boycott

The Chinese government is not worried about the domino effect of a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, it said on Thursday after Australia, Britain, and Canada joined the United States with regards to not sending their officials to the Games. The United States became the first country to announce its opposition towards…

Xi Jinping pledges to give a billion dose of vaccines to Africa amid the threat of Omicron

Chinese President, Xi Jinping, announced that China will supply another 1 billion doses of vaccines to African countries over the next three years. The announcement was made amid the shocking news that the continent detected the emergence of a new and potentially more transmissible and dangerous Covid-19 variant – the Omicron. Xi stated that 600…

China Keep Pushing Cryptocurrency Out Of Their Country

China is keeping determined to suppress the existence of Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other cryptocurrencies in its country. This has to be done in order to achieve the carbon neutrality mission by 2060. After the closing of crypto mines and banning all crypto transactions in mid-2021, now China will take tough “action” for those who are…

Asia-Pacific Shares Mixed As Investors Monitor Biden-Xi Talks

Asia-Pacific shares were mixed on Tuesday morning as investors monitor the virtual meeting talks between the US president and the Chinese president. The meeting has long been predicted to happen between the two superpowers. Joe Biden and Xi Jinping met over key reassuring issues and talked for three and a half hours. It’s the second…

Biden and XI Hold a Virtual Meeting Amid US-China Tensions

Amid the US and China’s deteriorating bilateral relationship, Biden initiates a virtual bilateral meeting with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, to ease the tensions between the two global hegemons. Biden hoped to have a candid conversation about human rights and security issues. Xi said that China was “ready to move US-China relations forward in a…

US and China Boost Bilateral Cooperation on Climate Change

The United States and China, the world’s two largest emitters of carbon dioxide agree to boost cooperation in a joint declaration to tackle climate change by reducing methane emissions, protecting forests, phasing out coal, and transitioning to clean energy. Both “recall their firm commitment to work together” to achieve the 1.5C temperature goal set out…

China Hits Back At Biden’s Criticism Over China’s Absence In COP26: Actions Speak Louder Than Words

  Responding to Biden’s criticism over China’s absence in the COP26 United Nations summit in Glasgow, China through its foreign ministry spokesman, Wang Wenbin, responded on Wednesday that “Actions speak louder than words,” He further mentioned that  “What we need to deal with climate change is concrete action rather than empty words,”. “China’s actions in…