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China news roundup, 14th May

China news roundup, 14th May

France rejects Chinese warnings on Taiwan arm sales. “France dismissed Chinese warnings on Wednesday about selling arms to Taiwan, saying it was implementing existing deals and that China and other countries should focus on battling the coronavirus pandemic instead.”

France 24, 13th May

China’s Luckin Coffee sacks bosses amid accounting scandal. “The firm said its chief executive and chief operating officer were fired after a probe into hundreds of millions of dollars worth of fake transactions. Six other employees who were alleged to have been involved in or known about the transactions have been suspended or put on leave.”

BBC, 13th May

Pandemic dents Australians’ views of both China and the United States. “Most Australians (68%) say they feel “less favourable towards China’s system of government” when thinking about China’s handling of the outbreak. Nearly seven in ten (69%) think China has dealt with it badly.”

The Conversation, 14th May

Xi calls for resumption of Sino-Sri Lanka cooperation. “Chinese President Xi Jinping suggested Wednesday that China and Sri Lanka, while ensuring COVID-19 prevention and control, gradually resume practical cooperation in various fields, advance major cooperation projects in an orderly manner and promote the high-quality construction of the Belt and Road.”

Xinhua, 14th May

Chinese medical team departs for Algeria. “Upon arrival, the team will exchange experience with their Algerian counterparts and offer training for medics on the prevention, control, diagnosis, and treatment of the COVID-19 virus.”

Xinhua, 13th May

US sails warship near Taiwan ahead of presidential inauguration. “The United States’s navy said on Thursday it had sailed a guided-missile destroyer through the sensitive Taiwan Strait, a week before Tsai Ing-wen’s inauguration for a second term as president.”

Al Jazeera, 14th May

Maritime Standoff Between China And Malaysia Winding Down. “A standoff between China and Malaysia over potential natural gas and oil reserves beneath the South China Sea appears to be ending as research vessels from both nations moved away from each other following stepped-up U.S. Navy presence in the last several weeks.”

USNI News, 13th May

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