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What to look for at China’s annual Congress

BEIJING (AP) — China’s legislature begins its annual meeting this week with economic growth, climate and a crackdown on political opponents in Hong Kong expected to be on the agenda. COMMUNIST PARTY FIRMLY IN CHARGE WHILE XI REIGNS SUPREME The gathering of the National People’s Congress and its advisory body, the Chinese People’s Political Consultative … Read more

China’s top court awards record US$24 million payout to chemical maker in trade secrets case

China’s top court has awarded a record 159 million yuan (US$24.6 million) compensation payout to a chemical producer in a trade secrets case, a ruling that comes after Beijing has repeatedly vowed to improve protection of intellectual property rights in the country. On Friday, the Intellectual Property Court of the Supreme People’s Court ordered Zhejiang-based … Read more

China’s food security at core of Beijing’s new five-year rural-revitalisation plan

China is placing greater emphasis on food security and self-reliance to feed its 1.4 billion people, according to its annual blueprint for rural policies amid the pandemic, with an emphasis on utilising new agricultural technologies. The new plan puts a comprehensive revitalisation of the countryside at the heart of the national agricultural strategy in the … Read more

House Republicans push Biden to adopt Trump rule on China’s state-funded Confucius Institutes

National Review Biden Claims ‘We Didn’t Have’ a COVID Vaccine When He Took Office President Biden claimed at one point during a CNN town hall on Tuesday that his administration came into office with no coronavirus vaccines available. Biden received his first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on December 21, and the second dose in … Read more

Biden in call with China’s Xi raises human rights, trade

Joe Biden had his first call as president with Xi Jinping, pressing the Chinese leader about trade and Beijing’s crackdown on democracy activists in Hong Kong as well as other human rights concerns. The two leaders spoke Wednesday just hours after Biden announced plans for a Pentagon task force to review U.S. national security strategy … Read more

Biden discusses China’s ‘coercive and unfair economic practices’ during call with Xi Jinping

National Review President Biden Is Keeping Schools Closed Six months ago, when President Joe Biden was candidate Joe Biden, he spoke of “a crisis being felt all across the United States of America.” The crisis was school closures. Millions of children were staring at laptops rather than learning in a classroom. Biden said: “This is … Read more

Biden in call with China’s Xi raises human rights, trade

National Review President Biden Is Keeping Schools Closed Six months ago, when President Joe Biden was candidate Joe Biden, he spoke of “a crisis being felt all across the United States of America.” The crisis was school closures. Millions of children were staring at laptops rather than learning in a classroom. Biden said: “This is … Read more