Category: Beijing

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Jan
2021

Beijing Snubs Taiwan’s ‘Meaningful Dialogue’ OfferBeijing Snubs Taiwan’s ‘Meaningful Dialogue’ Offer

China has dismissed Taiwan’s latest offer of talks Friday, saying the Taiwanese government was engaging in a “cheap trick” and regularly provoked China. In her New Year’s Speech earlier Friday, Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen extended an olive branch to Beijing, saying the island country is willing to engage in talks with China, Reuters reported. (RELATED: ‘China Will […]

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Oct
2020

Vatican And China Extend Agreement Despite Opposition From US OfficialsVatican And China Extend Agreement Despite Opposition From US Officials

The Vatican and China extended an agreement that allows Beijing to name bishops with approval from the pope, despite strong opposition from US officials who have voiced concern about human rights in China, numerous sources reported. The Vatican and Beijing announced the renewal of the 2018 China-Vatican provisional agreement, which expired Thursday.  Critics have argued […]

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Oct
2020

Professor Charged With Hiding Ties With Chinese Government Sues Harvard For Not Covering Legal FeesProfessor Charged With Hiding Ties With Chinese Government Sues Harvard For Not Covering Legal Fees

A Harvard professor charged with hiding his ties with the Chinese government and the fact that he accepted millions in funding from the Chinese sued the university Friday over its refusal to pay his legal defense fees in the case, the Associated Press reported. The lawsuit says that Harvard denied former chair of the Department […]

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Sep
2020

Former Scientist At Federal Lab Sentenced For Lying About Ties To Chinese GovernmentFormer Scientist At Federal Lab Sentenced For Lying About Ties To Chinese Government

A former scientist at a federal lab was sentenced Friday for lying about his ties to a Chinese government recruitment program, a Justice Department statement released Tuesday said. Turab Lookman, 68, of Santa Fe, New Mexico was sentenced Friday to five years of probation and a $75,000 fine for lying to a counterintelligence officer about […]

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Aug
2020

Confucius Institutes Have Been Rapidly Dissolving — Here Are The Dozens Still Left On American CampusesConfucius Institutes Have Been Rapidly Dissolving — Here Are The Dozens Still Left On American Campuses

August 14, 2020 12:52 PM ET Confucius Institutes have faced increasing scrutiny by lawmakers over the years, with accusations of the Chinese government exerting its soft power and enforcing a culture of self-censorship within chapters at campuses across the country. The Trump administration announced its plan to designate the Confucius Institutes U.S. Center (CIUS) as […]

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Aug
2020

Beijing Unloads On US Official For Criticizing China’s ‘Anti-Epidemic Achievements’ During High-Level Taiwan VisitBeijing Unloads On US Official For Criticizing China’s ‘Anti-Epidemic Achievements’ During High-Level Taiwan Visit

August 12, 2020 11:28 AM ET A Beijing spokesperson unloaded on a U.S. health official following the highest-level cabinet visit in 40 years to Taiwan Tuesday, which angered China amid already escalating tensions, the AP reported Wednesday. China’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian rebuked Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar after remarks he made […]

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Jul
2020

China Says US Is Using ‘Gangster Logic’ In Response To Hong Kong Security Law That Punishes SubversionChina Says US Is Using ‘Gangster Logic’ In Response To Hong Kong Security Law That Punishes Subversion

July 16, 2020 10:38 AM ET Following President Donald Trump’s decision to revoke Hong Kong’s special status with the U.S. due to China’s new security law in the territory, Beijing accused the U.S. of “gangster logic,” marking a continued erosion in the relationship between the two world powers, numerous sources reported. “Unreasonable meddling and shameless […]

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