China will set up a financial watchdog run by the Communist Party, state media reported on Thursday, as part of a broad reorganisation of governing bodies set to give the ruling party direct control and supervision over financial affairs. The creation of the Central Financial Commission will see the dissolution of the state-run Financial Stability […]<
The United States, Australia and Britain unveiled details of a plan to provide Australia with nuclear-powered attack submarines from the early 2030s to counter China’s ambitions in the Indo-Pacific. Addressing a ceremony at the U.S. naval base on Monday in San Diego, accompanied by Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, […]
The world’s largest battery maker CATL and its rivals in China were put on notice this week with a message from the top. When Chinese President Xi Jinping said he was “both pleased and concerned” about CATL’s electric vehicle (EV) battery dominance, industry executives and regulators heard a caution to be ready to throttle back […]
Suppliers to Dutch chip-making machines giant ASML Holding NV are considering building plants in Southeast Asia instead of China amid political tensions between Beijing and the West, according to two sources and documents seen by Reuters. Officials from a dozen tech companies are set to visit Vietnam, Malaysia and Singapore next week, according to a […]
China has unveiled plans for a sweeping central government reorganisation at its annual parliament session, including the formation of a financial regulatory body and national data bureau and a revamp of its science and technology ministry. Here are the main changes and what they mean. WHAT DOES THE RESTRUCTURING INVOLVE? A new national financial regulatory […]
China on Thursday put Lockheed Martin Corp and Raytheon Technologies Corp on an “unreliable entities list” over arms sales to Taiwan, banning them from imports and exports related to China in its latest sanctions against the two U.S. companies. The measures come amid heightened tensions after the U.S. military shot down what it says was […]
The U.S. State Department on Friday launched its long-planned “China House” unit, an internal reorganization to help expand and sharpen its policymaking toward its top geopolitical rival. Secretary of State Antony Blinken in May announced the creation of China House, calling it a department-wide, integrated team that would coordinate and implement U.S. policy across issues […]
Chinese President Xi Jinping began a visit to Saudi Arabia on Wednesday that Beijing said marked its biggest diplomatic initiative in the Arab world, as Riyadh expands global alliances beyond a long-standing partnership with the West. The meeting between the global economic powerhouse and Gulf energy giant comes as Saudi ties with Washington are strained […]
Beijing Communications Administration released a data report revealing that by end of August, the Chinese capital obtained 45,700 5G network stations with 12 million users, according to local news agency Xinhua. Beijing fulfilled full 5G network coverage in the city’s key areas, such as the downtown core area, sub-center, and central business district. With every 10,000 […]
China has allegedly terminated independent driving startup Pony.ai’s efforts to go public on New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) amidst Beijing’s endeavors to enforce regulations on numerous sectors in China’s tech industry, Reuters reported on Wednesday. The California-based company was expected to go public via a special-purpose acquisition with a blank-check company in the U.S. that would have […]
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