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China news roundup, 6th June

China news roundup, 6th June

Dylan MH Loh

China advises citizens not to visit Australia as relations sour. “China is advising its citizens not to visit Australia, citing racial discrimination and violence against Asians, in what appears to be Beijing’s latest attempt to punish the country for advocating an investigation into the coronavirus pandemic.”

Globalnews, 5th June

Xi calls for ‘China-France contributions’ to winning global COVID-19 fight. “Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday called for “China-France contributions” to winning the global battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. China and France need to continuously support the international community joining hands against the pandemic, Xi said in a phone conversation with French President Emmanuel Macron.”

China.org.cn, 6th June

3 Chinese nationals sentenced to prison for taking photos at Florida naval base. “Three Chinese nationals were sentenced to prison Thursday for entering a restricted area at a naval base in Key West, Florida, to take photos.”

CNN, 5th June

China targets land grabs, forced evictions in new law. “China’s first-ever civil code approved by parliament last week focuses on giving judges greater independence and curbing the influence of local officials, but the judiciary is still ultimately answerable to the Communist Party.”

Channel News Asia, 6th June

France tells China it still backs ‘one country, two systems’ for Hong Kong. “French President Emmanuel Macron has told Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping he is following events in Hong Kong closely and continues to back the “one country, two systems” principle for Beijing’s rule over the city, an Elysee official said.”

Reuters, 6th June

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Fallen Star of Taiwan’s China-Friendly KMT Faces Historic Recall. “Voters in the southern Taiwanese port city of Kaohsiung decide whether to remove their mayor from office in a recall vote Saturday that could bring to an end the meteoric political rise and fall of a man dubbed Taiwan’s Donald Trump.”

Bloomberg, 6th June

Australia, India seek closer ties amid shared wariness over China’s rise. “Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will seek closer ties on defence, trade and education during their first “virtual summit” on Thursday, amid growing wariness in both countries of China’s increasingly assertive foreign policy.”

SCMP, 4th June

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