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Cold War 2.0

China/US: Cold War 2.0

November 10, 2021

FOREIGN POLICY/TAIWAN

  • China rails against ‘provocative’ Taiwan visit by US lawmakers ( link )

  • China Rejects Historic U.S. Law Protecting Taiwan As ‘Illegal and Invalid’ ( link )

  • Chinese military forces exercise near Taiwan in response to US visit ( link )

  • Blinken Says Allies Would ‘Take Action’ If China Attacks Taiwan ( link )


MILITARY/DEFENSE

  • China invests in artificial intelligence to counter US Joint Warfighting Concept ( link )

  • US encourages Japan to increase defense spending in light of China threats ( link )

  • US testing Iron Dome against Chinese missiles ( link )

  • China’s Shock Hypersonic Missile Test Alarms U.S. Lawmakers: ‘National Security Crisis’ ( link )

  • U.S. Navy Pilots May Not Be Prepared to Go Head-to-Head with China ( link )


CONNECTIVITY

  • China urged cooperation on global infrastructure initiatives as the US moved to announce its global mega-infrastructure program ( link )

  • Misreading of China’s BRI and aid data by US think tanks is disappointing ( link )


ESPIONAGE

  • China Is Evading U.S. Spies — and the White House Is Worried ( link )

  • US accuses engineer of espionage for Chinese company ( link )

SANCTIONS

  • U.S. extends ban on securities investments in companies linked to China military ( link )

  • The United States blacklisted two Cambodian officials, accusing them of planning to profit from construction work at Cambodia’s biggest naval base, where Washington has expressed concern about China’s military presence. ( link )


OTHERS

  • US Holocaust Museum says China boosting Uyghur repression ( link )



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China call on US to remove illegal sanctions on Zimbabwe | Source: Global Times

China stands in solidarity with Zimbabwe in a consistent call for the unconditional removal of Western sanctions. The illegitimate sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe by the US and some other Western countries have lasted for 20 years, which have gravely hobbled Zimbabwe’s capability to develop economy. China’s support to Zimbabwe on removing sanctions from the West is only part of its good relationship with Zimbabwe since the 1960s.

Source: Global Times


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Huawei diversifies business amid stifling US sanctions | Source: South China Morning Post

Huawei diversifies business with new focus on ports, data centres, highways, amid stifling US sanctions. These include expanding its cloud services operations in the Asia-Pacific region, helping domestic enterprises cut their carbon footprint, supplying more 5G base stations and core network gear to China’s major telecoms operators, increasing patent licensing deals, establishing partnerships for its HarmonyOS mobile platform and divesting its Honor budget smartphone business.

Source: South China Morning Post


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China strongly opposes unilateral US sanctions on Russia | Source: TASS

The Chinese authorities strongly oppose the unilateral sanctions that the United States imposes on Russia. Last week, the US House of Representatives passed a defense policy bill that suggests the Biden administration consider the possibility of sanctioning 35 Russian nationals, including members of the government. Another initiative bans Americans from purchasing Russia’s newly issued government bonds.

Source: TASS


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China urges U.S. to lift sanctions and embargo against Cuba | SOURCE: CGTN

A street in Havana, Cuba, July 9, 2021.

China urges the U.S. side to heed the universal appeal of the international community, immediately and completely lift the sanctions and embargo against Cuba, and immediately stop making excuses to engage in gross interference and destabilization, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said.

SOURCE: CGTN


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US Secretary of State to urge ASEAN to ‘fully implement’ North Korea sanctions | Source: NK News

Secretary of State Antony Blinken

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken hopes to persuade members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to fully implement North Korea sanctions. The U.S. has long called for ASEAN to downgrade its diplomatic ties with North Korea.

Source: NK News


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In Rare Showing, Cubans Protest Lack of Freedoms, Economic Hardships | SOURCE: U.S. News

Thousands of Cubans marched in the streets to protest and call for President Miguel Diaz-Canel to step down, as they protested against government restrictions and a deteriorating economic situation, worsened by the virus and U.S. sanctions.

SOURCE: U.S. News


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EU extends sanctions against Russia | Source: UA Wire

The European Union extended the economic sectoral sanctions against Russia for six months, for not ensuring the full implementation of the Minsk agreements, drawn-up by the Trilateral Contact Group on Ukraine, which consisted of representatives from Ukraine, Russia, and the OSCE.

Source: UA Wire


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China hits back at US and allies with anti-sanctions law | Source: Nikkei Asia

China retaliated against international sanctions, passing a law believed to provide legal tools for its officials and companies in responding to Western penalties. The law may be a “game-changer as it would provide a mechanism for targeted Chinese entities to file a lawsuit against a foreign company that is complying with foreign-imposed sanctions.

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China Boosts Support for Myanmar Army, Countering U.S. Sanctions | Source: Bloomberg

China says its policy toward Myanmar remains unaffected by the country’s domestic situation, bolstering support for a regime that has faced multiple rounds of sanctions from the U.S. and its Western allies following a coup four months ago.

Source: Bloomberg


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