Tag Archives: China

'Severe democracy flaws:' China releases report on human rights in US

China has published a report listing the woes of American democracy, including human rights, interventions and discrimination, in response to a scathing paper published by the US State Department. The “Human Rights Record of the United States in 2017” report, released by the Information Office of China’s State Council on Tuesday, is a response to the US State Department’s Country ...

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China urges ditching dollar & euro trade with Russia in favor of national currencies

There is no need for Russian and Chinese businesses to pay each other in dollars and euros, when they can settle in rubles and yuan, according to Zhou Liqun, chairman of the Union of Chinese Entrepreneurs in Russia. Read more “The leaders of the two countries should think over improving relations, especially in financial cooperation. Why make payments with foreign ...

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China no longer wants the world’s trash

China, the world’s largest importer of waste, has extended the ban on imports of unsorted paper, some plastics, and dozens of other types of recyclable materials. The blacklist, containing 24 varieties of solid waste, was introduced by the Chinese government in 2017. Beijing said at the time that it no longer wanted to take in other countries’ garbage, so it ...

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China welcomes North Korea’s move to halt nuclear tests

[unable to retrieve full-text content] The Chinese Foreign Ministry has welcomed North Korea’s decision to halt its nuclear and ballistic missiles tests, state TV is reporting. Read Full Article at RT.com RT World News

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China seeking European support to build firewall against Trump’s trade aggression – report

Beijing’s international trade representatives have held multiple meetings with their counterparts in leading European economies as China seeks support in its trade brawl with the US, according to Reuters. Read more US President Donald Trump is threatening $ 150 billion in tariffs on Chinese imports. Beijing officials met ambassadors from France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Spain and Italy last Thursday ...

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China crushes American sorghum crop imports with 179% tariff

China has retaliated in response to US tariffs with a huge levy on American sorghum crops. Beijing has accused Washington of price dumping, which is hurting Chinese farmers. Sorghum is a crop used to feed livestock and can be made into a liquor known as maotai, which is very popular with Chinese drinkers. China is the largest buyer of American ...

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Russia & China gradually ditching US dollar in favor of domestic currencies as trade booms

Moscow and Beijing have been cutting the share of the US dollar in bilateral settlements, as trade between the countries rapidly grows. China is Russia’s largest trading partner, accounting for 15 percent of Russian international trade last year. In January 2018, it grew to 17.2 percent. Germany, which holds second place among Russia’s trade partners, has a share of about ...

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China tells America to take its garbage back

Chinese customs officials have refused entry to 469 tons of solid waste from the US, the import of which has recently been banned, and sent the garbage back to America, Xinhua news agency reported. Inspectors in Hangzhou, the capital of east China’s Zhejiang Province, found the shipment consisting of scrap paper mixed with waste metal parts and used drinking bottles, ...

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