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CHINA POLITICS: Beijing to US: Bar Taiwan Delegation From Trump Inauguration

CHINA POLITICS: Beijing to US: Bar Taiwan Delegation From Trump Inauguration

Trump broke with decades of precedent last month by taking a congratulatory telephone call from Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen, and he has also said the “One China” policy was up for negotiation.

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CHINA POLITICS: Beijing Has No Choice But to ‘Take Off the Gloves’ If Trump Continues On Taiwan: China Daily Says

CHINA POLITICS: Beijing Has No Choice But to ‘Take Off the Gloves’ If Trump Continues On Taiwan: China Daily Says

“If Trump is determined to use this gambit in taking office, a period of fierce, damaging interactions will be unavoidable,” the China Daily said.

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CHINA POLITICS: Vietnam, China Pledge Peace in South China Sea

CHINA POLITICS: Vietnam, China Pledge Peace in South China Sea

China claims almost all of the South China Sea, where about $5 trillion worth of sea-borne trade passes every year.

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CHINA POLITICS: China’s Navy Launches New Electronic Reconnaissance Ship

CHINA POLITICS: China’s Navy Launches New Electronic Reconnaissance Ship

China has also said it is building a second aircraft carrier. China’s only carrier is the second-hand, Soviet-built Liaoning, which this week unsettled neighbors with drills in the disputed South China Sea.

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CHINA POLITICS: Communist Party Rules Out ‘Independent’ Checks in Corruption Fight

CHINA POLITICS: Communist Party Rules Out ‘Independent’ Checks in Corruption Fight

China’s top anti-graft watchdog said on Monday that a mechanism to keep officials in check independent of the Communist Party cannot exist in China, as it vowed to build a new supervision system to underpin President Xi Jinping’s war on

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CHINA POLITICS: Come Have Look At Liaoning, China Says As Carrier Skirts Japan

CHINA POLITICS: Come Have Look At Liaoning, China Says As Carrier Skirts Japan

If people want to come and look at China’s first aircraft carrier, they are welcome, defence ministry said, brushing off encounters with Japanese military.

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CHINA POLITICS: Chinese Warships Led By Aircraft Carrier Enters South China Sea

CHINA POLITICS: Chinese Warships Led By Aircraft Carrier Enters South China Sea

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said people should not read much into what the carrier was up to, as its movements were within the law.

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CHINA POLITICS: 2018 Pollution Levy Law Takes Effect

CHINA POLITICS: 2018 Pollution Levy Law Takes Effect

China has not previously imposed any specific environmental taxes, and the new levy will replace an earlier system of miscellaneous charges that are regarded as far too low to deter polluters.

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CHINA POLITICS: Chinese Warship Seizes US Oceanographic Vessel In South China Sea

CHINA POLITICS: Chinese Warship Seizes US Oceanographic Vessel In South China Sea

“The UUV was lawfully conducting a military survey in the waters of the South China Sea,” one official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

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CHINA POLITICS: Beijing First Live-Fire Drills Carried Out Using Aircraft Carrier, Warships

CHINA POLITICS: Beijing First Live-Fire Drills Carried Out Using Aircraft Carrier, Warships

China’s growing military presence in the disputed South China Sea has fueled concern, with the United States criticizing its militarization of maritime outposts.

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CHINA POLITICS: China To Punish US Automaker For Monopolistic Behavior Amidst Trump’s Tough Talk Against China

CHINA POLITICS: China To Punish US Automaker For Monopolistic Behavior Amidst Trump’s Tough Talk Against China

Trump’s challenges to China on trade and Taiwan have rattled American companies who have long benefited from stable relations between the two countries.

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CHINA POLITICS: Too Big To Fail: China Maps Out Its Trump Strategy

CHINA POLITICS: Too Big To Fail: China Maps Out Its Trump Strategy

Huo Jianguo, former head a trade policy body under China’s Commerce Ministry, said Trump is likely to reduce United States’ engagement with the world, presenting an opening for China.

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CHINA POLITICS: Beijing Sternest Rebuke To Trump And Why It’s Big Deal

CHINA POLITICS: Beijing Sternest Rebuke To Trump And Why It’s Big Deal

“If he tries to sabotage the One China policy or harm China’s core interests, ultimately he will lift a rock to crush his own toes,” Wang Yi said Chinese foreign minister.

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CHINA POLITICS: Trump Warned By China Against Ignoring Its Taiwan Interests

CHINA POLITICS: Trump Warned By China Against Ignoring Its Taiwan Interests

Donald Trump said the United States did not have to stick to its long-held stance that Taiwan is part of one China, calling it the basis for relations.

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CHINA POLITICS: China Calls Terry Branstad ‘Old Friend’ After Trump Ambassador Pick By Trump

CHINA POLITICS: China Calls Terry Branstad ‘Old Friend’ After Trump Ambassador Pick By Trump

China said Terry Branstad was an “old friend” after a report that he accepted President-elect Donald Trump’s offer to become U.S. ambassador to China.

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CHINA POLITICS: China To US: Block Transit By Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen

CHINA POLITICS: China To US: Block Transit By Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen is to visit Guatemala, one of its diplomatic allies, on Jan. 11-12, its Foreign Minister Carlos Raul Morales said.

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CHINA POLITICS: Xi Jinping Says Military Must Be Smaller, But More Capable

CHINA POLITICS: Xi Jinping Says Military Must Be Smaller, But More Capable

“This is a major, inevitable change,” Xi Jinping told the meeting. “We must seize the opportunity and make breakthroughs.”

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CHINA POLITICS: Xi Jinping Calls For ‘Smooth Transition’ In Relationship With US

CHINA POLITICS: Xi Jinping Calls For ‘Smooth Transition’ In Relationship With US

“We meet at a hinge moment in the China-U.S. relationship,” Xi Jinping said at the start of the meeting, through an interpreter.

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CHINA POLITICS: Beijing State Media Warn Trump Against Renouncing Free Trade Deals

CHINA POLITICS: Beijing State Media Warn Trump Against Renouncing Free Trade Deals

During the raucous election campaign, Donald Trump fuelled concerns among many of the United States’ trading partners by pledging to renegotiate NAFTA.

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CHINA POLITICS: Beijing Sees THAAD Deployment As ‘Weather Vane’ Under Trump

CHINA POLITICS: Beijing Sees THAAD Deployment As ‘Weather Vane’ Under Trump

China’s stability-obsessed leaders do not know what to make of the 70-year-old Trump, whose win over Hillary Clinton was unexpected.

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