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China news and commentaries roundup, 5th June

China news and commentaries roundup, 5th June

Google says Iranian and Chinese hackers targeted Trump and Biden campaigns. “Google security researchers say they’ve identified efforts by at least two nation state-backed hackers against the Trump and Biden presidential campaigns.”

Techcrunch, 5th June

MPs from eight countries form new global coalition to counter China. “What does the chair of the Australian parliament’s Intelligence Committee have in common with a Greens MP, a former Japanese Defence Minister, and a former Liberal Canadian attorney-general? The answer is China.”

Sydney Morning Herald, 5th June

37 children injured in a knife attack at elementary school in China. “The attack, which took place in Cangwu county in the southern Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, saw all 39 victims hospitalized, though none were in a serious condition. “

CNN, 4th June

China eases foreign travel limit after US threat. “China has said it will loosen restrictions on international air travel that were put in place to control coronavirus. The move came hours after the US pushed Beijing to allow US airlines to resume flights to the country.”

BBC, 4th June

North Korea Lashes Out at U.S., Saying China Is Eclipsing It. “The statement, from an arm of the North’s ruling Workers’ Party, excoriated Mike Pompeo, the American secretary of state, for criticizing the Communist Party of China during a televised interview on Sunday.”

New York Times, 4th June

Retired China football star calls for ouster of Communist Party. “A retired Chinese football star called for the ouster of China’s ruling Communist Party in a video released on Thursday (Jun 4) on the YouTube channel of fugitive billionaire Guo Wengui, who is close with former Trump White House adviser Steve Bannon.”

Channel News Asia, 4th June

Chinese premier delivers speech at global vaccine summit. “Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Thursday that China will continue to support the core role of the World Health Organization (WHO) in coordinating vaccine research, while making its contribution to ensuring vaccine accessibility and affordability in developing countries.”

Xinhua, 4th June


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