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China news roundup, 21st May

China news roundup, 21st May

Dylan MH Loh

China strongly objects to Pompeo’s praise for Taiwan president. “Beijing has expressed its “strong indignation” after the US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, sent a message hailing the re-elected Taiwanese president’s “courage and vision” to be read at her inauguration ceremony.”

The Guardian, 20th May

Senate passes bill on oversight of Chinese companies. “The Senate passed legislation on Wednesday that could ban many Chinese companies from listing shares on U.S. exchanges or raising money from American investors without adhering to Washington’s regulatory and audit standards.”

CNBC, 20th May

Anti-China sentiment is on the rise. “Anti-China sentiment is rising in the United States, according to a new poll that reflects the foreign country’s role as the point of origin of the coronavirus and the millions of dollars in negative ads spent by President Donald Trump, former Vice President Joe Biden and their allies as each paints the other as weak on the U.S.-China relationship.”

Politico, 20th May

(Op-ed) In search of wise statecraft on China. “The acceleration of U.S.-China rivalry is failing to produce an intelligent consensus over an effective response. Extreme voices drown out sensible views that reflect America’s better angels. Too many accomplished people engage in loud, petty and polarized debate when they should be working together to renew American leadership at home and abroad. “

The Hill, 20th May

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Xi says China opposes disruption of int’l anti-epidemic cooperation.“Chinese President Xi Jinping said Wednesday that China opposes acts that disrupt international cooperation against the COVID-19 pandemic and undermine the world’s and especially developing countries’ anti-epidemic efforts.”

Xinhua, 21st May

Chinese premier stresses protection of biodiversity. “Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday called for further efforts to implement major biodiversity protection projects and to enhance awareness of protecting wildlife resources in society.”

Xinhua, 20th May

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