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Catholic Bishops took another step towards denying Biden from receiving communion while he supports abortion rights

US President Joe Biden departs Saint Joseph on the Brandywine Church in Wilmington, Delaware on February 7, 2021. - President Joe Biden anticipates the US rivalry with China will take the form of "extreme competition" rather than conflict between the two world powers. Biden said in a CBS interview aired Sunday that he has not spoken with Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping since he became US president. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images Catholic Bishops voted to advance guidance that would reproa...
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LinkedIn blocks profiles from view in China if sensitive topics mentioned

Networking site tells users that references to Tiananmen Square, even as academic study, are prohibited contentLinkedIn is blocking profiles from being viewed inside China if they mention politically sensitive topics such as the Tiananmen Square massacre, including benign references to academic study.In recent weeks, the professional networking site has written to several China analysts, alerting them to “prohibited content” on their profile pages. Continue reading...
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Covid live: UK reports 9,055 new cases; South Africa records highest daily cases in five months

UK reports nine deaths amid highest new cases since February; South Africa’s infections jumped by 13,246 on WednesdayFrance and Spain ease mask-wearing as vaccine schemes gather paceNew drug cuts deaths among patients with no Covid antibodiesJapan could allow up to 10,000 spectators at Tokyo Olympic eventsUK again excluded from EU’s Covid-safe travel list, but US addedUK coronavirus updates – live 8.18pm BST US president Joe Biden said China was trying to project itself as a responsible nati...
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‘Pure business’ at Biden-Putin summit: No hugs, no brickbats

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV and AAMER MADHANI GENEVA (AP) — President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin concluded their summit on Wednesday with an agreement to return their nations’ ambassadors to their posts in Washington and Moscow and a plan to begin work toward replacing the last remaining treaty between the two countries limiting nuclear weapons. But the two leaders offered starkly different views on difficult simmering issues including cyber and ransomware attacks...
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Biden, Putin conclude summit between ‘two great powers’

By AAMER MADHANI, JONATHAN LEMIRE and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV GENEVA (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin concluded their summit meeting Wednesday between what the American leader called “two great powers,” wrapping up more quickly than expected. The pair’s second sit-down, with aides present on both sides, lasted about 65 minutes. That session was to be divided into two parts with a break in between, but concluded without a second part. The two sides had said they ex...
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An invasion isn't the only threat from China that Taiwan and the US have to worry about

A Chinese army armored personnel carrier during the Seaborne Assault contest at Russia's 2017 International Army Games, August 9, 2017. Sergei Orlov\TASS via Getty Images Tensions around Taiwan have escalated in recent months, with US officials warning of potential China action. Those warnings focus on a potential invasion attempt by China, which has increased its military activity in the area. But Taiwan and the US face a threat short of an invasion: a Chinese blockade that could cut ...
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‘Two great powers’: Biden, Putin plunge into hours of talks

By AAMER MADHANI, JONATHAN LEMIRE and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV GENEVA (AP) — With stern expressions and polite words before the cameras, President Joe Biden and Russia’s Vladimir Putin plunged into hours of face-to-face talks Wednesday at a lush lakeside Swiss mansion, a highly anticipated summit at a time when both leaders agree that relations between their countries are at an all-time low. Biden called it a discussion between “two great powers” and said it was “always better to meet face to face.” ...
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China says its fighter pilots are battling AI aircraft in simulated dogfights, and humans aren't the only ones learning

China is using artificial intelligence to hone the skills of Chinese fighter pilots. STR/AFP via Getty Images China has been pitting pilots against AI-driven aircraft in training simulations. A commander told the PLA Daily that the AI aircraft were "sharpening the sword" for Chinese pilots. The AI was also learning, highlighting the potential for AI systems in its armed forces. See more stories on Insider's business page. Chinese fighter pilots have been battling aircraft piloted by ar...
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Alibaba billionaire founder Jack Ma is 'lying low' after a roller coaster year in which China cracked down on his tech empire

Jack Ma. Wang HE/Getty Images Jack Ma is "fine," an Alibaba executive said after the Chinese billionaire's tumultuous year. China pulled Ma's record-breaking Ant IPO last fall after he publicly criticized the nation's banking system. Alibaba received a $2.8 billion antitrust fine, signaling an even greater crackdown on Ma's tech empire. See more stories on Insider's business page. Chinese billionaire Jack Ma is "lying low right now" after the Alibaba and Ant Group found...
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Top Stories this AM: Biden says the Queen is just like his mom; a freezing stress reliever; a cocaine cruise ship windfall

Good morning and welcome to your weekday morning roundup of the top stories you need to know.For more daily and weekly briefings, sign up for our newsletters here.What's going on today: Mama and me. President Biden said Queen Elizabeth reminded him of his mom during a private tea session he held with the queen. The Queen embodied his mother "in terms of the look of her and just the generosity," Biden said, speaking to a pool of reporters before boarding Air Force One for Brussels. The pair d...
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Biden reveals Queen asked about Putin and Xi during tea at Windsor Castle

US president gives insight into his discussions with monarch in short visit after G7 summit in CornwallJoe Biden revealed the Queen had asked him about his Russian and Chinese counterparts, Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping, during their 45-minute talk over tea at Windsor Castle, in the aftermath of the G7 summit on Sunday.It was an exceptionally rare, if limited, insight into political discussions involving the British monarch: the contents of her regular weekly audiences with the British prime min...
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This was one of the worst weeks for China on the world stage in a while

Chinese President Xi Jinping rubs his eye as he arrives for the seventh plenary session of the first session of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. FRED DUFOUR/AFP via Getty Images It was a bad week for China on the world stage. President Biden is getting a warm reception in Europe rallying our democratic allies in the G7, the EU and NATO. And at home, our squabbling US Senate somehow managed to pass a $250 billion bill countering China...
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G7 leaders seek right balance in dealing with their China dilemma

Analysis: can the west confront Beijing on trade and human rights and cooperate on the climate crisis?• G7 summit: latest news and reactionIn an extra-secure, 90-minute session, with the phones and wifi cut off, all designed to block any eavesdropping by a prying foreign state, leaders of the G7, with glorious St Ives sunshine outside, wrestled with an issue that will probably dominate the rest of their political lives – China and the right balance between extreme competition and necessary coope...
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Chinese Authorities Arrest Over 1,100 People in Crypto Crime Crackdown

Chinese authorities are upping their crackdown on all things crypto by arresting more than 1,100 people suspected of using these digital tokens for money laundering. The news comes courtesy of a Wednesday Wechat post from China’s Ministry of Public Security, which oversees law enforcement throughout the country. Read more...
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China blasts US bill aimed at challenging its growing global influence as 'full of Cold War mentality'

Then Vice President Biden met with Chinese President Xi Jinping at a 2012 meeting in California. China now has the lead in 5G infrastructure, but experts say don't count Silicon Valley out yet. Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images China ripped into the US over a new global competition bill that aims to undermine Beijing's goals. China characterized the bill as "full of Cold War mentality and ideological prejudice." The bill would pour $250 billion into research and development t...
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China thought it had escaped blame for the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, but is facing a second reckoning

Chinese President Xi Jinping. Getty This time last year, China evaded international scrutiny over the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Other countries now want to probe China's role again, and a once-mocked "lab leak" theory is back. China's initial success guarding its reputation in the wake of the pandemic now looks tenuous. See more stories on Insider's business page. Around this time time last year, China thought it had escaped blame for the start of the coronavirus pandemic...
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Apple's New 'Private Relay' Feature Will Not Be Available in China

Apple on Monday said a new "private relay" feature designed to obscure a user's web browsing behavior from internet service providers and advertisers will not be available in China for regulatory reasons. From a report: The feature was one of a number of privacy protections Apple announced at its annual software developer conference on Monday, the latest in a years-long effort by the company to cut down on the tracking of its users by advertisers and other third parties. Apple's decision to with...
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China green-lit Jack Ma's Ant Group to run a consumer banking company, giving the nation more control after authorities yanked its $35 billion IPO

Jack Ma in China in 2019. Wang HE/Getty Images Ant's new company is the first step of a forced restructuring after China yanked its IPO. Chinese regulators had grown concerned over the tech company operating like a bank. The new consumer finance firm will have state-owned shareholders and will issue personal loans. See more stories on Insider's business page. Jack Ma's Ant Group has been approved to run a consumer finance company, the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Comm...
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China reveals plan to pump out positive news about itself. Let's see what happens when that lands with social media fact-checkers

Xi Jinping says it’s time the world learned Marxism works, socialism is good, and China is really nice Analysis Chinese state-controlled media have revealed that the nations’ rulers have decided it’s time for a charm offensive.…
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Xi Jinping calls for more 'loveable' image for China in bid to make friends

The Chinese president says he wants the country to have a "trustworthy, lovable and respectable" image.
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China Communist party ‘striving for people’s happiness’, says Xi Jinping, in call for charm offensive

China must tell the world a better story about itself, says president, as he seeks stronger ‘international voice’China needs to improve the way it tells the world stories about itself, and convince people the ruling party is striving for the happiness of all Chinese people, Xi Jinping has said.The Chinese president’s comments to a Communist party meeting on Tuesday come amid the country’s growing isolation in the global community, and tension with international media, largely driven by internati...
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Xi Jinping wants to 'make friends' with the world. But Beijing can't kick its wolf warrior habits

The Chinese President said it was important for the country to tell its story in a positive way, presenting the image of a "credible, lovable, and respectable China," according to state-run news agency Xinhua.
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China's dropping fertility rate means its military has to work harder to find new troops

Chinese paramilitary recruits during regular training in Nanjing, January 24, 2007. Leo Lang/Reuters The People's Liberation Army has expanded its sources of troops, including lowering education, height, and eyesight requirements. China's recent census showed the 2020 fertility rate was 1.3 children per woman, below the level needed for a stable population. See more stories on Insider's business page. As the world's largest military, needing hundreds of thousands of new ...
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China's Xi Calls for Greater Global Media Reach

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China President Xi Jinping said the country must improve the way it tells its "stories" to a global audience as it seeks to...
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China will allow couples to have 3 children in a major policy shift designed to reverse shrinking birth rates

Chinese President Xi Jinping Getty China is now allowing married couples to have three children, up from the previous limit of two. The new three-child policy is in response to a declining birthrate in China. Experts say the main barrier to having children in China is the high cost of raising kids. See more stories on Insider's business page. China said on Monday that married couples may have up to three children, a major policy shift from the existing limit of two, after recent data s...
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China announces three-child limit in major policy shift

Move follows data showing sharp decline in number of births in world’s most populous countryChina has announced that couples will be permitted to have up to three children, in a major policy shift from the existing two-child limit after recent data showed a dramatic decline in births in the world’s most populous country.“To actively respond to the ageing of the population ... a couple can have three children,” state media Xinhua reported on Monday, citing a meeting of China’s elite Politburo lea...
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From Minsk to Hong Kong, people power just isn’t working any more | Will Hutton

Last week’s detention of an activist in Belarus is only the latest of many signals that we must relearn how to defend our valuesThe west’s ineffectiveness in the face of the arrant use of torture, unlawful arrest, savage imprisonment without trial and flagrant abuse of international law, even close to home in Europe, is among the bleakest symptoms of our times. The people power we saw embodied in the strikes in the Gdańsk shipyards, the fall of the Berlin Wall and even the Arab spring has not pr...
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5 predictions by the US's top spies about what the world could look like in 20 years

FBI Director Christopher Wray, NSA Director Gen. Paul Nakasone, Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines, CIA Director William Burns, and DIA Director Lt. Gen. Scott Berrier at a House hearing on worldwide threats, April 15, 2021. Tasos Katopodis/Pool via REUTERS Every four years, US intelligence agencies compile scenarios that policymakers may face in 20 years. Some of the scenarios are devastating, while others resemble a future version of our current world. See more stories on Ins...
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AP source: Biden picks LA Mayor Eric Garcetti, envoy for key ambassador posts

By MICHAEL BALSAMO and MICHAEL R. BLOOD | The Associated Press WASHINGTON >> President Joe Biden is expected to announce he is nominating former senior State Department official Nicholas Burns to serve as his ambassador to China and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to be his ambassador to India, according to a person familiar with the matter. With the selections, Biden is turning to a seasoned diplomat and a longtime political ally to serve in two of the country’s highest-profile diplomatic posti...
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Yuan Longping, one of China's greatest heroes, is dead at 90. Here's how he saved millions of people during the country's deadly famine crisis in the 1960s.

Yuan Longping. Guang Niu/Getty Images Hello! This story is from today's edition of Morning Brew, an awesome daily email publication read by 2.5 million next-generation leaders like you. Sign up here to get it!Yuan Longping, the Chinese agronomist credited with saving millions of people from dying of hunger, died at 90 on Saturday.In 1973, Longping developed the world's first high-yield hybrid rice strain, which produced 20% more rice per acre than nonhybrid varieties. That means his...
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