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Europe: Prey or Power?

Targeted by Putin’s Russia, Xi’s China and Trump’s America, Europe has a choice: Pull together, or be pulled apart.
Tags: United States International Relations, Defense and Military Forces, Embargoes and Sanctions, European Union, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, Macron, Emmanuel (1977-, Pence, Mike, Trump, Donald J, Xi Jinping, China, Brussels (Belgium, Europe

Defying Allies, Italy Signs On to New Silk Road With China

The move by Italy to join China’s “One Belt One Road” project crystallized shifting geopolitical balances and the populist Italian government’s willingness to break with its traditional partners.
Tags: Italy, Xi Jinping, China, International Trade and World Market, United States International Relations, Conte, Giuseppe, Salvini, Matteo, International Relations

Italy and China in plan for new Silk Road-style trade network

Xi Jinping visits Rome as Italy becomes first G7 country to back Belt and Road initiativeItaly has become the first G7 country to endorse a contentious plan by China to build a Silk Road-style global trade network, irking its EU and US allies.The prime minister, Giuseppe Conte, and the Chinese president, Xi Jinping, have signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MoU) that could lead to Italy’s participation in China’s Belt and Road initiative (BRI), an ambitious project that envisages Ch...
Tags: Italy, China, International trade, Asia Pacific, Economics, Europe, Global economy, World news, Xi Jinping, Giuseppe Conte

Italy Gives Xi, and China’s Vast Infrastructure Project, a Royal Welcome

Italy would become the first Group of 7 nation to officially join China’s vast One Belt One Road project on Saturday, a sign of Beijing’s growing influence.
Tags: International Trade and World Market, United States International Relations, Infrastructure (Public Works, Foreign Investments, International Relations, European Union, Conte, Giuseppe, Xi Jinping, Mattarella, Sergio, China, Italy, United States

Italy pulls out red carpet for Xi Jinping in trade charm offensive

Bocelli to sing for China’s president as Italy becomes first G7 nation to back ‘Silk Road’ planRome gave a lavish welcome to the Chinese president, Xi Jinping, his wife and entourage on Friday as Italy and China controversially pledged to strengthen trade and investment ties.Xi is in the Italian capital on a two-day state visit, along with about 200 officials. He is expected to strike a range of deals worth up to €7bn and attend a gala dinner, where the tenor Andrea Bocelli will perform, during ...
Tags: Italy, China, World news, Xi Jinping, Belt and road initiative, Luigi Di Maio, Five Star Movement, Asia Pacific, Europe

Japan firms see prolonged Sino-U.S. trade war, China slowdown to persist: Reuters poll

Three in four Japanese companies expect U.S.-China trade frictions to last until at least late this year, a sharp contrast to market hopes that presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping might soon strike a deal to end their damaging trade war, a Reuters poll found.
Tags: Japan, Money, China, businessNews, Xi Jinping, Donald Trump, Reuters, U S China

Italy rolls out red carpet for China's President Xi Jinping

Chinese President Xi Jinping is in Rome where he is expected to sign an agreement that would make Italy the largest economy so far to back Beijing's massive infrastructure project, known as the "Belt and Road" initiative.
Tags: China, Cnn, Rome, Beijing, Xi Jinping, Italy

Ex-Philippine officials accuse Xi of crimes against humanity

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Two former Philippine officials have filed a complaint with the International Criminal Court accusing Chinese President Xi Jinping of crimes against humanity over his government’s assertive actions in the disputed South China Sea, which they say deprived thousands of fishermen of their livelihoods and destroyed the environment. Former Foreign Secretary Albert […]
Tags: News, Nation, Xi Jinping, International criminal court, South China Sea, Albert, Manila Philippines, Nation & World

Italy rattles US and EU with likely support for China's Belt and Road

Leaders set to endorse Italy’s role in ‘Silk Road’ trade network during Xi Jinping’s visit this weekItaly has signalled its determination to play a central role in China’s grand plan to build a Silk Road-styled global trade network, despite rattling its EU and US allies with its plan.The country’s populist government is poised to endorse its participation in Beijing’s $1tn Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), a global trade project aimed at connecting Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Europe via a ne...
Tags: Silk Road, Europe, China, US, Eu, World news, Beijing, Xi Jinping, Italy, Road, Huawei, Five Star Movement, Asia the Middle East Africa, Belt and Road Initiative, Giuseppe Conte, 1tn Belt

Vatican makes new overtures on eve of China’s Xi Italy visit

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican is greeting the visit to Italy of Chinese President Xi Jinping later this week with a new round of overtures and says the “door is always open” to dialogue. Italian media have been speculating for days about the possibility of a meeting between Xi and Pope Francis during Xi’s […]
Tags: News, China, Ap, Nation, Xi Jinping, Pope Francis, Italy, Vatican, Vatican City

China’s Xi to make 3-nation Europe visit starting Thursday

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit Italy, France and Monaco from Thursday to March 26. The country’s foreign ministry announced the visit in a statement Monday. Italy’s coalition government has sent mixed signals over whether it will sign a proposed agreement to join China’s Belt and Road infrastructure investment drive. China’s trillion-dollar […]
Tags: Europe, Business, News, China, Ap, Beijing, Nation, Xi Jinping, Italy, Monaco, Road, Italy France, Nation & World

Chinese sci-fi writers give us a glimpse into China’s dystopian present and future

A thoroughly scientific dictatorship will never be overthrown — Aldous Huxley In contemporary China, it’s hard to know what people outside the party dictatorship think about the future. As in the former Soviet Union, often the best guide may be not in the controlled media or cowed academia, but in the speculative wanderings of writers. Chinese science fiction began back in the last days of the Qing dynasty, and, as author Liu Cixin suggests, became identified with a science-based optimism that f...
Tags: Opinion, China, Sport, Beijing, Soccer, Xi Jinping, George Orwell, Houston, Communist Party, Mao, Soviet Union, Ma, Europe China, Chapman University in Orange, Newsom, Shen

Why China Silenced a Clickbait Queen in Its Battle for Information Control

Ma Ling was one of China’s most popular bloggers. Then she became a target in President Xi Jinping’s campaign to purge popular voices that the Communist Party finds threatening.
Tags: News, China, Censorship, Social Media, Xi Jinping, Communist Party, Communist Party of China, Computers and the Internet, Politics And Government, Writing and Writers, Freedom of Speech and Expression, Blogs and Blogging (Internet, Ma Ling

Chinese delegation to visit Argentina to discuss stalled nuclear deal: government source

An Argentine government source told Reuters this week the "technical team" from China would meet with local suppliers about the long-stalled nuclear power plant project, reportedly worth up to $8 billion. Argentina had hoped to announce an agreement on China-financed construction of Atucha III, as it has been referred to in the past, during a state visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping after November's G20 summit in Buenos Aires.
Tags: Science, China, Xi Jinping, Argentina, Reuters

Italy's drive to join China's Belt and Road hits potholes

Jump forward two millennia and Italy now wants to play a pivotal role in the new Silk Road being created by Chinese President Xi Jinping. Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte plans to sign a preliminary accord when Xi visits Rome next week, hooking Italy up to the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) - a colossal, multi-billion-dollar project designed to improve Beijing's trade reach. Italy's drive to be the first Group of Seven industrialized nation to join the ambitious venture has angered Washington and...
Tags: Silk Road, Science, Washington, China, Rome, Beijing, Xi Jinping, Italy, Brussels, Group of Seven, Giuseppe Conte

Factbox: Draft Italy Belt and Road MOU has broad outlines, few specifics

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte is due to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Chinese President Xi Jinping next week endorsing Beijing's ambitious "Belt and Road" investment programme.
Tags: Money, Beijing, businessNews, Xi Jinping, MOU, Giuseppe Conte, Italy Belt

Trump aide: Xi ‘afraid’ Trump may walk away from trade deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s chief economic adviser says China’s president is “afraid” to sit down with Trump until their countries finalize a trade deal. Larry Kudlow, director of the White House’s National Economic Council, says Xi Jinping (shee jihn-peeng) wants everything agreed to before meeting with Trump because “he’s afraid Trump might not […]
Tags: Business, News, Washington, White House, China, Ap, Nation, Xi Jinping, Donald Trump, Trump, National Economic Council, Larry Kudlow

Trump-Xi summit will not happen in March - Mnuchin

A summit to seal a trade deal between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping will not happen at the end of March as previously discussed because more work is needed in U.S.-China negotiations, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Thursday.
Tags: Money, China, businessNews, Xi Jinping, Treasury, Donald Trump, Mnuchin, Steven Mnuchin

Trump-Xi trade summit won't happen in March, Mnuchin says

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Thursday that a trade summit between President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping would not happen at the end of March as had been previously suggested because there was still more work to do in U.S.-China trade negotiations.
Tags: Money, China, businessNews, Xi Jinping, Donald Trump, U S Treasury, Mnuchin, Steven Mnuchin

European stocks and China's yuan hit by report of delay in China-U.S. trade summit

European stocks stumbled on Thursday after a Bloomberg report said China and the United States are likely to push back a meeting between Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping to end a prolonged spat over trade to April at the earliest.
Tags: Money, China, Bloomberg, businessNews, United States, Xi Jinping, Donald Trump

China hits back at US 'prejudice' in human rights tit-for-tat row

Beijing says Washington should ‘take hard look’ at its own record on gun deaths and media freedomChina has hit back in unusually strong terms after the US state department singled out Beijing’s human rights record.On Thursday China attacked the US for its record on gun deaths, racial discrimination and media freedom. Continue reading...
Tags: Human Rights, Washington, China, US, World news, US news, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Xi Jinping, Mike Pompeo

‘Fake’ coaches, fixers undermine China’s football ambitions

Shanghai (AFP) – Rapacious middlemen and coaches with forged or few qualifications are trying their luck in China’s fast-growing grassroots football, imperilling its ambitions to become a major force in the sport, insiders warn. At the behest of football-fan President Xi Jinping, for whom it is a soft-power tool, the world’s second-biggest economy is throwing resources at the game domestically. Central to that is getting more youngsters to play at schools, clubs and academies. The education min...
Tags: China, Spain, Sport, Soccer, Xi Jinping, Shanghai, Uefa, Toulouse, Castro, Shenzhen, Afp, Shanghai SIPG, Xie, SIPG, Wu Lei, Chinese Super League CSL

Huawei got caught passing off this professional image as a photo taken with its new flagship phone

Huawei tried to pass off a professional photo as an image taken with its new flagship phone, the P30, which will launch later this month. Images uploaded to Huawei's Weibo account seemed to show the P30's camera in action, but they were actually stock photos taken with a DSLR. Although Huawei did not explicitly say the images were taken with the P30 camera, it has since added a disclaimer. This is not the first time Huawei has been caught passing off pro-pics as mobile images. Huawei got caug...
Tags: Amazon, Samsung, Trends, Xi Jinping, Paris, Huawei, Dslr, Weibo, Richard Lai, Richard Yu, Huawei Nova

Western powers using Christianity to 'subvert' China, says religious official

Head of state-sanctioned Protestant churches in China says ‘anti-China forces in the west’ are trying to interfere with social stabilityThe head of China’s state-sanctioned Protestant church has claimed that western forces are trying to use Christianity to influence society and “subvert” the government, saying that Chinese Christians needed to follow a Chinese model of the religion.China’s constitution guarantees religious freedom, but since President Xi Jinping took office six years ago, the go...
Tags: China, Religion, Asia Pacific, Xi Jinping, Christianity, Protestant

China official says West using Christianity to 'subvert' power

China's constitution guarantees religious freedom, but since President Xi Jinping took office six years ago, the government has tightened restrictions on religions seen as a challenge to the authority of the ruling Communist Party. The government has cracked down on underground churches, both Protestant and Catholic, even as it seeks to improve relations with the Vatican. In a speech on Monday, Xu Xiaohong head of the National Committee of the Three-Self Patriotic Movement of the Protestant Ch...
Tags: News, China, Xi Jinping, Vatican, Catholic, Communist Party, Xu Xiaohong

'Absurd' to say Trump unreliable trade negotiator with China - White House

The White House said on Monday it was "absurd" to suggest that President Donald Trump was an unreliable negotiator as China reportedly balks at a summit with President Xi Jinping over concerns Trump would walk away from a trade deal.
Tags: Money, White House, China, businessNews, Xi Jinping, Donald Trump, Trump, China White House

Trump Finds Personal Rapport Goes Only So Far With Xi and Kim

President Trump’s honeymoon with North Korea came to an abrupt end, and his belief that bluster can bridge deep-rooted difference faces another test with China.
Tags: News, North Korea, Xi Jinping, Nuclear Weapons, Kim Jong-un, Kim, Trump, Treasury Department, Communist Party of China, United States International Relations, Nuclear Tests, Customs (Tariff

Alibaba strikes $700m deal to gain stronghold in China's delivery sector

Alibaba’s plans to dominate China’s delivery sector received a boost after the e-commerce giant struck a $693m (£530m) deal with courier company STO Express. The investment will see Alibaba take a 14pc stake in STO, which it has called “one of the top five express delivery companies in China”. Alibaba has backed a string of domestic businesses specialising in logistics and delivery, including YTO Express Group, Best Inc and ZTO Express, which it led a $1.4bn investment in back in 2018. The compa...
Tags: News, China, Beijing, Xi Jinping, Alibaba, Taobao, STO, Cainiao, ZTO Express, STO Express, China Logistics, YTO Express Group Best Inc, EOA Alibaba

Chinese Entrepreneur Takes On the System, and Drops Out of Sight

A dogged investor, missing files, an internet crusader, a disgraced judge — this scandal has drama galore. It’s about business frustration under President Xi Jinping.
Tags: News, Entrepreneurship, Xi Jinping, Economic Conditions and Trends, Politics And Government, Yulin (China, Supreme People's Court (China, Shaanxi Province (China