China orders increased electricity output from coal mines after power outages

In the wake of repeated power outages that have shut down factories, Beijing has ordered Chinese coal mines to increase production. Coal Mining Chinese media reported that three key provinces have agreed to increase the mining of coal. Numerous provinces throughout China have been bearing the brunt of power outages since mid-September. Electricity demand has … Continue reading China orders increased electricity output from coal mines after power outages

Xi Jinping hopeful of China’s reunification with Taiwan

China continues to perceive Taiwan as a breakaway province, while the authorities in Taipei have repeatedly rejected Beijing's proposal to stick to the "one country, two systems" principle. Chinese President Xi Jinping has pledged that his country's peaceful "reunification" with Taiwan under a "one country, two systems" policy will "definitely" be implemented. He spoke at a meeting … Continue reading Xi Jinping hopeful of China’s reunification with Taiwan

Beijing slams US for deporting Chinese student

China has opposed the interrogation and deportation of a Chinese student by the US officials at an airport in Texas, and has lodged solemn representations with the US. This comes after a Chinese student was reportedly interrogated at the border entrance in Houston. After a probe that lasted for a few hours, the student was … Continue reading Beijing slams US for deporting Chinese student

A reason to love traditional Chinese medicine

A draft regulation issued by Beijing’s city government that seeks to punish people for “defaming” traditional Chinese medicine has triggered fierce opposition online. The planned regulation, which was released for public consultation in May, is aimed at expanding the use of traditional Chinese medicine in the health care system, from cancer treatment to infectious disease … Continue reading A reason to love traditional Chinese medicine

Taiwan and the U.S. complete arms deal worth $1.3b

  The State Department on Thursday cleared a massive arms deal for Taiwan, worth up to $1.3 billion. The move comes as at a time when the Trump administration continues to rely on China to pressure North Korea into dismantling its nuclear weapons program. The potential package includes seven different items sought by the Taiwanese … Continue reading Taiwan and the U.S. complete arms deal worth $1.3b

Trade talks between China and the US to continue in Beijing

China and the U.S. will hold high-level trade talks from February 14-15 in Beijing, according to MOFCOM. The two sides, led by Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, will have a further discussion based on negotiation made in late January in Washington, the MOFCOM statement said. … Continue reading Trade talks between China and the US to continue in Beijing

War of words as U.S.-China trade talks end in stalemate

Hours after US President Donald Trump said he expects a trade deal to be reached with China soon, America’s top trade negotiator refuted those claims, saying no progress has been made on key structural issues with Beijing. Republican US Senator Chuck Grassley relayed his conversation with United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to the press on Tuesday. … Continue reading War of words as U.S.-China trade talks end in stalemate

U.S.-China trade talks and Kim Jong Un’s relationship with Xi are different issues

  South Korean presidential spokesperson Kim Eui-kyeom said on Tuesday that Seoul hopes Kim's trip to China will act as a "stepping stone" for a second Trump-Kim summit. Trump has offered assurances that another summit will allow him and Kim to make a grand deal to settle the nuclear standoff and change a relationship marked … Continue reading U.S.-China trade talks and Kim Jong Un’s relationship with Xi are different issues

Trending pictures from China (December, 2018)

  It’s time for Beijingers to get skates on! Picture taken on 30 December, 2018 Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of rime in NE China. Picture taken on 31 December, 2018 Times Square showered with confetti ahead of New Year's Eve Lantern festivals held across China to greet the new year on 30 December, 2018 Jack … Continue reading Trending pictures from China (December, 2018)

What China should know about America’s Trade problems

President Donald Trump and the Democrats can’t agree on anything, except one big thing: China. After Trump's administration announced plans on June 15 to impose tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese imports, Charles Schumer, the Democrats’ Senate leader, called the decision “on the money.” That was a startling statement on a startling fact: China has few friends left … Continue reading What China should know about America’s Trade problems