Saturday, April 15, 2006

 
CHINA WARNS U.S. ON ISSUE OF TAIWAN
Mar. 7, 2006 China warned the United States about playing down a recent decision by Taiwan to do away with the National Unification Council. Calling the Taiwan move an "open provocation", the Communist foreign minister called for a tough response from other governments.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

 

China e-Lobby: News of the Day (March 7)

China e-Lobby: News of the Day (March 7)

 

CHINA DEFENSE OUTLAY TO INCREASE BY14.7%

March 6, 2006 China plans the biggest increase in its defense budget in four years. The increase comes as China has stepped up rhetoric against Taiwan. The National People's Congress announced that it would boost military spending to 35.1 billion dollars. The year before spending rose 13%. (The Wall Street Journal. page A8.)

Sunday, February 26, 2006

 
CHINA BANS "MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA"
The China government has banned this globally distributed film from being shown in that nation. The casting of ethnic Chinese in Japanese roles was seen as "potentially inflammatory in the authorities eyes." It is however widely available on pirated DVDs.
(The Financial Times Feb. 4/5 2006)

 
TAIWAN SEES CHINA AS THREAT
The Fiancial Times reported on Jan. 11 that the leader of Taiwan's National Security Council views the new mainland Communist Chinese policy of directly engaging with Taiwan's oppposition parties as an attempt to marginalize the elected government. "Tension is actually rising" said the official. (page 3.)

Saturday, January 28, 2006

 
Jan. 27, 2006 China failed to respond to Washington's request for details about China's efforts to combat piracy. According to WTO rules a member country may ask another about its international property rights policies. Chinese Commerce ministers declined to comment. (Wall Street Journal)

 
Jan. 17, 2006 China's foreign currency reserves soared to a record $819 billion dollars. The accumulation comes about due to China fixing down the price of the yuan, which makes the prices of its exports lower in dollar terms.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

 
Nov. 16, 2005 China along with Iran, Saudi Arabia, Russia, and other countries worked to remove United States oversight of the technical specification of the Internet communication system. Their goal, as a Saudi spokesman acknowledged, was to replace the American oversight authority(US Commerce Department) with an international body. (Wall Street Journal, B-2)

Friday, December 16, 2005

 

US Seeks IMF Help on Yuan

Sep. 24, 2005 "The Bush Administration yesterday opened a new front in its campaign to pressure China to raise the value of its currency, demanding that the International Monetary Fund crack down on countries that engage in currency manipulation."(Washington Post)

Monday, December 12, 2005

 

FEW GAINS FOR BUSH IN CHINA

Nov. 21, 2005 "George W. Bush returns from China today after making little tangible progress on burning economic issues, while calls he made outside a Beijing church for more religious freedom were undermined by reports of a crackdown on Christian activists."(Financial Times)

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