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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US places restrictions on China’s leading chip maker

WASHINGTON: The Trump administration has placed new restrictions on exports to Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp., China’s most advanced maker of computer chips, a measure that could deepen the technology conflict between China and the United States. In a letter Friday, the Department of Commerce told U.S. companies in the chip …

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World powers clash, virus stirs anger at virtual UN meeting

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres calls for global unity, foremost to fight the pandemic, and sharply criticised populism and nationalism for failing to contain the virus and for often making things worse. Kept apart by a devastating pandemic and dispersed across the globe, world leaders convened electronically Tuesday for an unprecedented high-level …

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