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Trump: Major carmakers sue US government over China tax

24 September 2020 BBC

Major carmakers are suing the US government over import taxes.

Major carmakers are suing the US government over import taxes it has imposed on Chinese parts.

Tesla is the latest auto firm to object to customs duties introduced by the Trump administration and is demanding refunds.

The US and China have imposed border taxes on each other’s goods and services as part of a trade war.

Tensions between Washington and Beijing have rapidly escalated in recent weeks, mainly concerning technology firms.

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EU tỉnh giấc

  • DANH ĐỨC
  • 25.09.2020, 12:00

TTCT – Cuộc họp thượng đỉnh trực tuyến hôm 14-9 giữa các lãnh đạo Liên minh châu Âu (EU) và Trung Quốc đã được dư luận châu Âu tóm tắt bằng những câu xoay quanh tính từ “ngờ nghệch”. Tỉ như tựa đề: “Châu Âu vẫn còn quá ngây ngô trong tương quan lực lượng với Trung Quốc” của tờ Huffington Post 14-9. EU đã ngây ngô từ bao giờ, như thế nào, đến đâu, và đã thức tỉnh chưa?

EU tỉnh giấc
Quan hệ EU – Trung Quốc đang bước vào giai đoạn nhiều thử thách. Ảnh: scmp.com

Bài xã luận cùng ngày của tờ Le Monde tái khẳng định nhận xét chua chát trên: “Châu Âu nay phải trả giá cho sự ngây ngô trước Bắc Kinh”. Tờ báo hàng đầu của Pháp giải thích “không son phấn”: “Nhóm 27 nước [tức EU, sau khi Anh đã Brexit] lâu nay mù quáng thèm khát một thị trường khổng lồ, giờ phải rũ bỏ những thỏa hiệp dễ dãi không đi kèm với những điều kiện đủ khắt khe.

Từ giờ châu Âu muốn chấm dứt tình trạng cạnh tranh bất chính của một đối tác mà châu Âu đã ngộ ra rằng cần phải đề cao cảnh giác, và nay sẵn sàng nói ra điều đó”.

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The Mekong-U.S. Partnership: The Mekong Region Deserves Good Partners

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Press Statement

Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State

September 14, 2020

The launch of the Mekong-U.S. Partnership reflects the importance of the Mekong region to the United States. Our relationship with Mekong partner countries is an integral part of our Indo-Pacific vision and our strategic partnership with ASEAN. With more than $150 million in initial investments in regional programs, we will build on the good work of the Lower Mekong Initiative and the $3.5 billion in regional U.S. assistance during the last eleven years.

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India funds seven water projects in Mekong Delta

24/09/2020    11:46 GMT+7 vietnamnet

The Indian Government will support seven water management projects in the Mekong Delta provinces of Ben Tre, Hau Giang, Kien Giang, and Tien Giang with non-refundable aid of $350,000.

India funds seven water projects in Mekong Delta
Illustrative image. Photo: VNA

At a ceremony in the Delta’s Can Tho City on September 23, representatives from the Indian Consulate General in HCM City and the localities signed seven memoranda of understanding for the projects, each worth 50,000 USD.

They are part of 26 quick-impact projects funded by India in 22 Vietnamese cities and provinces, 13 of which have been completed while 12 others will be launched during the 2020-2021 fiscal year.

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India tests new French fighter jets in skies near China border

Sept. 22, 2020 CNA

An Indian Air Force Rafale jet flies over Leh, the main city in the contested Ladakh region on the border with China. (Photo: AFP/Mohd Arhaan ARCHER)

NEW DELHI: India’s new French Rafale jets have flown “familiarisation” flights above the border region contested with China where a deadly clash between soldiers from the nuclear-armed neighbours took place in June, an official told AFP on Monday (Sep 21).

The first five planes of a US$9.4 billion order for 36 Rafale aircraft were formally commissioned on Sep 10, with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh calling them a “strong message” to New Delhi’s adversaries.

“Rafale fighter jets have been familiarising in our operational areas including Ladakh,” a senior air force official told AFP on condition of anonymity.

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UN General Assembly: US-China tensions flare over coronavirus

  • 22 September 2020 BBC

Media captionTrump, Xi Jinping and Guterres address the UN General Assembly

Tensions between the US and China came to the fore of the annual UN General Assembly in New York, with US President Donald Trump blaming China for the spread of coronavirus.

He called for China to be held “accountable” for the pandemic.

In his speech, Chinese President Xi Jinping said his country had “no intention to enter a Cold War with any country”.

Ties between the two world powers are strained on a number of fronts.

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A quick guide to the US-China trade war

16 January 2020, BBC

Containers are unloaded at Qingdao Port

The world’s two largest economies have been locked in a bitter trade battle.

The dispute has seen the US and China impose tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars worth of one another’s goods.

US President Donald Trump has long accused China of unfair trading practices and intellectual property theft.

In China, there is a perception that America is trying to curb its rise as a global economic power.

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Eyeing China, Pentagon plans larger, ‘more lethal’ navy

Projecting US power: the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier, based in the western Pacific
Eyeing China, Pentagon plans larger, 'more lethal' navy
The USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier, based in the western Pacific. (Photo: AFP/Conner D Blake)

17 Sep 2020 07:08AM(Updated: 17 Sep 2020 07:21AM) CNA

WASHINGTON: Secretary of Defense Mark Esper announced on Wednesday (Sep 16) an ambitious plan to expand the US Navy with a range of unmanned and autonomous ships, submarines and aircraft to confront the growing maritime challenge from China.

The Pentagon chief said a sweeping review of US naval power dubbed “Future Forward” had laid out a “game-changer” plan that would expand the US sea fleet to more than 355 ships, from the current 293.

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China holds military drill as US envoy visits Taiwan

18 September 2020

A file photo of a Chinese People’s Liberation Army warship
A file photo taken in 2010 of a Chinese People’s Liberation Army warship

China says it is conducting military exercises near the Taiwan Strait to “protect its sovereignty” as a top US official visits Taiwan.

The live-fire drills take place as relations between Beijing and Washington sour and the US shores up its support of Taiwan.

China regards self-ruled Taiwan as a breakaway province.

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US announces charges against Chinese, Malaysian hackers

US announces charges against Chinese, Malaysian hackers
US federal prosecutors say the hackers worked to steal identities and video game technology, plant ransomware, and spy on Hong Kong activists. (Photo: AFP/Nicolas Asfouri)

17 Sep 2020 12:49AM(Updated: 17 Sep 2020 03:15PM) CNA

WASHINGTON: The US Justice Department on Wednesday (Sep 16) announced charges against five Chinese nationals and two Malaysians who ran global hacking operations for at least six years to steal identities and video game technology, plant ransomware, and spy on Hong Kong activists.

Three of the Chinese suspects operated out of Chengdu 404, a Sichuan-based company that purported to offer network security services for other businesses.

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Citing New Security Law, U.S. Warns of Hong Kong Travel Risk

The measure is unlikely to have much of an immediate effect because of the city’s coronavirus restrictions, but it could worsen fraying U.S.-China ties.

Police officers confronting protesters in Hong Kong this month. Dozens of people in the city have been arrested under a new security law.

Police officers confronting protesters in Hong Kong this month. Dozens of people in the city have been arrested under a new security law.Credit…Lam Yik Fei for The New York Times

Austin Ramzy

By Austin Ramzy

Sept. 15, 2020, 9:37 a.m. ET New York Times

The State Department advisory warned that the security law, which came into force in June, could subject Americans who have been publicly critical of China “to a heightened risk of arrest, detention, expulsion, or prosecution.”

The security law targets what it deems acts of secession, subversion, terrorism and collusion with foreign elements, but critics say the broad wording also gives the authorities wide-ranging powers to target voices of dissent. Dozens of people in Hong Kong have already been arrested under the law, including Jimmy Lai, a prominent pro-democracy media tycoon.

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US-China tensions rooted in deep, long-term shift

The fact that China is now nearly as strong as the US economically and militarily has triggered the conflict

By DENNY ROYSEPTEMBER 11, 2020 Asia Times

Donald Trump is making rivalry with China a key platform in his re-election campaign as relations between the two countries continue to deteriorate. Photo composite: AFP

How Indian corporates can take advantage of low global rates

The recent decline in US-China relations has many contributing factors that arise from the domestic politics of both countries.

The single most important trigger, however, is a key structural change: China becoming nearly as strong an economic and military power as the US.

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Beijing to impose restrictions on all US diplomats in China

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China is introducing countermeasures ‘to urge the US to repeal its wrong decisions’.

The unspecified countermeasures will apply to all US embassy and consulate staff and the consulate-general in Hong Kong, a ministry statement said [Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters]
The unspecified countermeasures will apply to all US embassy and consulate staff and the consulate-general in Hong Kong, a ministry statement said [Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters]

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Beijing will impose “reciprocal restrictions” on all American diplomats in China in response to earlier curbs on the activities of its embassy staff in the United States, China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said.

The unspecified countermeasures will apply to all US embassy and consulate staff, as well as the consulate-general in Hong Kong, a ministry statement said on Friday.

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U.S. to block cotton, tomato imports from China’s Xinjiang over Uighur forced labour

By David Lawder Reuters Posted September 9, 2020 12:55 am
Updated September 9, 2020 12:56 am


U.S. impose sanctions on senior Chinese official over alleged Uighur rights abuse

The Trump administration announcement of the actions, initially expected on Tuesday, has been put off until later this week because of “scheduling issues,” a CBP spokesman said.

READ MORE: China vows to respond as U.S. sanctions 11 companies over Uighur abuse complaints

The cotton and tomato bans along with five other import bans over alleged Xinjiang forced-labor abuses would be an unprecedented move by CBP and likely stoke tensions between the world’s two largest economies.

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Mỹ tước 1.000 thị thực công dân Trung Quốc ‘dính líu quân đội Trung Quốc’

10/09/2020 06:40 GMT+7 tuoitrenews

TTO – Bộ Ngoại giao Mỹ ngày 9-9 xác nhận đã hủy thị thực của hơn 1.000 công dân Trung Quốc trong nỗ lực chặn đứng những người “có liên quan quân đội Trung Quốc” tới Mỹ du học và nghiên cứu.

Mỹ tước 1.000 thị thực công dân Trung Quốc dính líu quân đội Trung Quốc - Ảnh 1.
Bộ An ninh nội địa Mỹ ngày 9-9 tuyên bố sẽ tiếp tục chiến dịch ngăn chặn những người Trung Quốc có dính líu quân đội tới Mỹ ăn cắp sở hữu trí tuệ – Ảnh: AFP

“Tính đến ngày 8-9-2020, chúng tôi đã thu hồi hơn 1.000 thị thực được cấp cho công dân Trung Quốc. Đây là những người mà chúng tôi phát hiện là đối tượng bị hạn chế theo chỉ đạo của tổng thống”, một phát ngôn viên của Bộ Ngoại giao Mỹ xác nhận với Hãng tin Reuters qua email.

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