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China Refuses 9,000 Liters of Beer, 8,000 Kilograms of Beef from Australia

The South China Morning Post (SCMP) on Wednesday reviewed Chinese customs data and found several major blockages of Australian imports over the past month, including 9,000 liters of Australian craft beer turned away at the port city of Xiamen and 8,000 kilograms of frozen beef denied entry to Shanghai. China and Australia are embroiled in a long-running trade and diplomatic feud.

Cargo ships berth at a port in Qingdao in China's eastern Shandong province on May 8, 2019. - China's exports fell more than expected in April while imports rose, official data showed on May 8, ahead of high-stakes talks aimed at resolving a trade war with the United States. (Photo …

Chinese State Media: Joe Biden Will Fail to ‘Uproot’ Trump Policies

Chinese state media worked hard Tuesday to convey the sense that Beijing has low expectations for Joe Biden’s presidency, penning editorials that asserted the American system is collapsing, the coronavirus proved representative democracy does not work, and Biden will not be able to undo President Donald Trump’s policy changes toward China.

DES MOINES, IOWA - JULY 15: Democratic presidential candidate former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden pauses as he speaks during the AARP and The Des Moines Register Iowa Presidential Candidate Forum at Drake University on July 15, 2019 in Des Moines, Iowa. Twenty Democratic presidential candidates are participating in the …

Hayward: Trump’s 2016 Campaign Promise Scorecard on China

President Donald Trump talked about China a great deal during his 2016 campaign. His first term featured some very high-profile economic, security, and diplomatic conflicts with Communist China, culminating in the biggest event of 2020, the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic. How well does his first-term scorecard on China line up with his 2016 campaign promises?

In this Nov. 12, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at the Presidential Palace, in Hanoi, Vietnam. President Trump is offering to mediate in the South China Sea disputes, while his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping is playing down China’s military buildup in the disputed waters. …

Bolton Bombshell: Trump Wants to Be Re-elected

Ambassador John Bolton, who served President Donald Trump as National Security Advisor for 17 months from April 2018 to September 2019, claims in a Wall Street Journal op-ed Wednesday that Trump wants to be re-elected in 2020.

Hillary Clinton and John Bolton (Saul Loeb / AFP / Getty)

China Hijacks Call for Independent Probe of Coronavirus Origins

After weeks of howling that calls for an international investigation of the Wuhan coronavirus were nothing but political dirty tricks intended to scapegoat China for the failure of other governments to manage the pandemic effectively, and effectively declaring economic war on Australia for daring to demand such an investigation, the Chinese delegation to the World Health Assembly (WHA) suddenly decided on Tuesday to co-sponsor a resolution calling for an independent review.

Chinas President Xi Jinping speaks to Russia's President Vladimir Putin via a video link, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on December 2, 2019. (Photo by Noel CELIS / POOL / AFP) (Photo by NOEL CELIS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Chinese State Media: U.S. ‘Is Likely to Regret’ Holding Beijing Accountable for Coronavirus

Chinese state media is still cranking out editorials denouncing U.S. lawsuits intended to hold Beijing accountable for the death and damage inflicted by the Wuhan coronavirus, suggesting the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is more than a little worried about backlash from the pandemic, even if the legal principle of sovereign immunity protects it from these particular lawsuits.

Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) and US President Donald Trump attend their bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Osaka on June 29, 2019. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)

George Soros Praises Trump’s China Policy, Urges Firm Stance Against Huawei

Left-wing billionaire and political donor George Soros wrote an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal on Monday in which he praised President Donald Trump’s policies toward China. He then urged Congress to maintain the president’s firm stand against Chinese telecom giant Huawei – overriding the White House if necessary, should Huawei become a bargaining chip in the larger trade war.

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China Claims Trade War Hinders Efforts to Control Carbon Emissions

The Chinese Ministry of Ecology and Environment claimed on Friday that the trade war between the U.S. and China is making it difficult for the latter to hit carbon emissions targets, even though Chinese researchers claimed just two weeks ago they were well ahead of schedule on meeting their emissions goals.

A man rides his scooter near the Shanghai Waigaoqiao Power Generator Company coal power plant in Shanghai on March 6, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Johannes EISELE (Photo credit should read JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)

Push for Martial Law in Hong Kong Could Save, or Destroy, the Economy

After Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam made remarks on Tuesday that indicated she might invoke a law that would give her broad emergency powers to deal with the protest movement, arguments about whether such a move would save, or destroy, Hong Kong’s economy have boiled across the island and among international observers.

Police officers point their guns at protesters in Tseun Wan in Hong Kong on August 25, 2019 in the latest opposition protests to a planned extradition law that has since morphed into a wider call for democratic rights in the semi-autonomous city. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA/AFP/Getty Images)