Taiwan President calls for ‘meaningful’ talks with China

Taiwan wants to have “meaningful dialogue” with China on an equal basis, President Tsai Ing-wen said on Saturday, extending an olive branch at a time of heightened military tension with Beijing, which claims the island as sovereign Chinese territory. Democratic Taiwan has come under increasing pressure from Beijing, which has …

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Ant Group faces US headwinds in race to IPO before Trump vote

By Julia Fioretti, Lulu Yilun Chen and Abhishek Vishnoi Jack Ma’s Ant Group has a narrow window to make its much-anticipated market debut ahead of U.S. election turbulence. Now its bankers must grapple with any potential delays stemming from a debate in Washington over restrictions on the payments behemoth. Discussions …

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Concerns about China’s ‘gross aggression’ shared across Quad: U.S. officials

This is about the free world versus Chinese authoritarianism, State Department officials say A senior State Department official cited ‘sudden’ and “gross aggression” by China as a concern of the Quad, in response to a question on whether Quad members other than the U.S. were less “forward-leaning” on countering the …

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Beijing law to shield medical whistleblowers

Beijing’s city government will protect “non-malicious” medical whistleblowers under a new law, passed months after a Chinese doctor was punished for sounding the alarm at the very beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. China’s leaders suffered a rare wave of public outrage after ophthalmologist Li Wenliang died of the disease in …

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Beijing using militarised outposts in South China Sea as platforms of coercion, says U.S.

The United States has demanded that President Xi Jinping honour his commitment that these maritime constructions “would not target or impact any country.” China is using its militarised outposts in the South China Sea as platforms of coercion to assert control over waters it has no lawful claim over, the …

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Huawei CFO case back in Canadian court on Monday

Meng Wanzhou’s defense team will argue the extradition proceedings to the U.S. should be halted because they claim Canada Border Services Agency officers detained and questioned Meng without a lawyer, seized her electronic devices and compelled her to give up the passcodes before her official arrest. A senior executive for …

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Netflix says it does not agree with Chinese author’s views on Uighur Muslims

Netflix Inc , in a response to U.S. senators’ concerns over the company’s plans to adapt a Chinese science-fiction book trilogy, said on Friday it did not agree with the Chinese author’s views on the Chinese government’s treatment of Uighur Muslims. Five Republican U.S. senators urged Netflix this week to …

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