President Donald Trump’s hardline stance in the U.S. trade war with China has paid off, former White House advisor Steve Bannon told CNBC on Wednesday.
Trump “stood up for the tariffs and he broke the Chinese communist party,” said Bannon, ex-Trump chief strategist and longtime China critic. He also used to run far-right Breitbart News.
Top trade representatives from the U.S. and China were set to gather at the White House on Wednesday morning to sign the “phase one” deal
It’s happened again. This time it was China where a sinkhole opened on a busy street, swallowing a bus.
At least six people were killed, 15 were hurt and 10 were missing when the bus fell into the massive sinkhole in Xining, The New York Times reported.
People were waiting to board the bus when the sinkhole started to collapse the hole that was at least 32 feet in diameter.
A RANDY male elephant was filmed by tourists trampling his keeper to death at a zoo in southern China.
Ai A, 56, reportedly turned on his handler after a surge in testosterone made him hyper aggressive. Randy elephant Ai A tramples his keeper Mr Bu in China
Shocking video footage shows the Asian elephant – weighing up to five tons – pushing the zookeeper along the ground with his tusks before appearing to step on him.
Changsha Ecological Zoo keeps a total of six Asian elephants, which are trained to carry out circus stunts including giving massages, kicking a football and spinning hula hoops.
Rising space power China is attacking the newly created U.S. Space Force as a “direct threat to outer space peace and security
BEIJING — Rising space power China on Monday attacked the newly created U.S. Space Force as a “direct threat to outer space peace and security.”
Foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told reporters that China is “deeply concerned about it and resolutely opposed to it.”
“The relevant U.S. actions are a serious violation of the international consensus on the peaceful use of outer space, undermine global strategic balance and stability, and pose a direct threat to outer space peace and security,” Geng said at a regular briefing.
CNN live feed of Democratic presidential debate goes to black in Beijing. Candidates were asked about China’s human rights record & the mass detention of Muslim minorities in Xinjiang. #PresidentialDebate pic.twitter.com/DSQ9QRu5zA— Will Ripley (@willripleyCNN) December 20, 2019
CNN’s broadcast of Thursday evening’s Democrat presidential primary debate in Beijing was cut while candidates were asked about China’s human rights abuses against the Uyghurs.
CNN International correspondent Will Ripley tweeted a photo of a blacked-out television screen, reporting the channel’s feed went out when a question about the communist government’s mass detention of Muslim minorities in Xinjiang was asked. It is unclear at exactly which moment in the debate that the feed was turned off.
The Financial Times reports that to boost the use of products from domestic technology vendors, Beijing has ordered all public institutions and government offices to remove any foreign-made computer equipment and software over the next three years. This move could have a negative effect on companies such as HP, Dell, and Microsoft which all produce software and hardware used throughout China.
The move is part of a larger effort to increase China’s reliance on domestic technologies and could add to worries of “decoupling” between U.S. business and Chinese supply chains. Washington banned U.S. firms from doing business with Chinese telecom firm Huawei earlier this year and is now investigating ways to supports its European rivals. It was recently proposed by the United States that technology sales into the U.S. from “foreign adversaries” would be investigated for national security threats.