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China News Roundup 6th May

China News Roundup 6th May

  • China launches rocket in space
  • Beijing conducts drills in the South China Sea
  • U.S. tries to enlist allies to blame China
  • Trump pushing to disrupt Chinese supply chains

U.S. enlists allies to blame China. “The President himself has scaled up his conversations with foreign counterparts over the past three weeks, and has raised China with dozens of foreign leaders, one person familiar with those conversations said.”

CNN, 5th May

Chinese Interpreter for Nixon dies. “Ji Chaozhu, who was a longtime interpreter for top Chinese officials, including Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping, and who was at Zhou Enlai’s side during President Richard M. Nixon’s groundbreaking trip to China in 1972, died on April 29. He was 90.”

New York Times, 5th May

China donates masks to Singapore. “China has donated a total of 620,000 face masks to Singapore to help the country in its fight against the COVID-19.”

Xinhua, 5th May

China conducts drills in the South China Sea. “Also conducting exercises in the South China Sea are the warships of the PLA Navy 35th Escort Task Group. The destroyer Taiyuan, frigate Jingzhou and replenishment ship Chaohu conducted anti-piracy and live-fire shooting training there on Saturday, CCTV reported on Tuesday.”

Global Times, 5th May

Trump pushing to disrupt Chinese supply chains. “The Trump administration is “turbocharging” an initiative to remove global industrial supply chains from China as it weighs new tariffs to punish Beijing for its handling of the coronavirus outbreak, according to officials familiar with U.S. planning.”

Reuters, 4th May

China launches new rocket in space. “China has successfully launched a new rocket and prototype spacecraft, according to state media, in a major test of its ambitions to operate a permanent space station and send astronauts to the Moon.”

The Guardian, 6th May


  • Dylan MH Loh

    Dylan is the founding editor of The Politburo and is an Assistant Professor at Nanyang Technological University. Views expressed are his own and do not represent the views of his employer.

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