“Obviously this helps them size up Trump, this helps them get a read on how he is going to behave. And for Beijing this kind of behaviour is unacceptable. From their perspective this is not a peripheral issue. This is the core issue. This is also the core issue in US-China relations. And when the US president pokes his finger in this one, it is a hornets nest.” … [Read more...] about Trump’s Taiwan call exposes his inexperience, China state media say
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The premier’s annual press conference, held at the end of the annual session of the National People’s Congress, China’s legislature – delayed by nearly three months because of the virus – is a keenly watched event, at home and abroad. There were no questions on Uighurs or re-education camps in Xinjiang, China’s recent border clashes with India, its trade war with Australia or the detention of a Huawei executive in Canada, issues the government didn’t want to air. Likewise, the queries on the economy, the origins of Covid-19 in Wuhan, deteriorating relations with Washington, and the new Hong Kong security law were all softballs for Li, who is effectively Xi Jinping’s deputy. … [Read more...] about With an ailing domestic economy, can China still pursue its global plans?
However, scientists at Harvard, MIT and the University of British Columbia examined four samples from the seafood market and found that traces of the virus were ‘99.9 per cent’ identical to those taken from a Wuhan patient. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus’s closest ancestor ‘was found SEVEN YEARS ago in a bat-infested mine in China’ where it killed three out of six miners who got sick with a SARS-like disease, investigation reveals
'This will assist Australian small businesses to gain more footing in the online retail market, which has seen a boom during the crisis, and contribute to Australia's overall economic recovery.' … [Read more...] about Revealed: How the United Nations is smashing Australian businesses by making it cheaper to order goods from CHINA than from local sellers
Stocks in companies selling vendor equipment have surged. Major Chinese tech companies began offering cheap loans to new stallowners. On the search engine Baidu, queries for “street vendor tips” jumped in the days after Li’s speech, according to the company. In May, officials said a ranking of “civilised cities” would no longer penalise for the presence of street stalls. At least 27 cities have pledged to support the once undesirable micro-economy. … [Read more...] about ‘China’s lifeblood’: street hawkers make surprise return to fire up ailing economy