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Slovenia plans to allow Taiwan office
Slovenia and Taiwan plan to establish mutual economic and trade offices in their capitals. This was stated by Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa in an interview with the Indian television station Doordarshan on Monday. Most recently, a Taiwan office in Lithuania caused outrage in Beijing, resulting in a ban on Lithuanian goods (China.Table reported). It […] continue reading →
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Hong Kong’s papal bridge builder
After a three-year search, the Vatican has found a new bishop for Hong Kong in Stephen Chow Sau-yan. The 62-year-old Jesuit is to broker between the fronts and prevent Christians in Hong Kong from suffering the same fate as the believers on the mainland. continue reading →
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Siltronic takeover almost perfect
The acquisition of the Munich-based semiconductor group Siltronic by its Taiwanese competitor Globalwafers is as good as a done deal. This is reported by the German newspaper FAZ with reference to an interview with Doris Hsu, CEO of Globalwafers. According to Hsu, the sale is still subject to approval by the Chinese State Administration for […] continue reading →
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Canada and Taiwan talk trade
Canada and Taiwan want to begin talks on an international investment agreement, as Business representatives from Taipei and Ottawa agreed on at a virtual summit on Monday. These “exploratory discussions” are an important milestone in strengthening mutual economic and trade relations, according to a press release from the Canadian government. An investment protection agreement is […] continue reading →
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China sends peace ambassadors to Africa
China plans to send a peace envoy to the conflict-plagued Horn of Africa region. China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi made the announcement last Thursday during a diplomatic visit to Kenya. The special envoy, who has not yet been named, is expected to focus on easing the military conflict in Ethiopia between the Tigray People’s Liberation […] continue reading →
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Sri Lanka asks for loan deferral
Sri Lanka’s President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is pressing for a deferment in repaying his country’s debt to China. Rajapaksa said this during a meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Colombo on Sunday. Sri Lanka is currently facing a foreign exchange crisis that has brought the island nation to the brink of default. The country […] continue reading →
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Lockdown for next Chinese metropolis
After the metropolis of Xi’an, another major Chinese city has imposed a complete lockdown. The 1.17 million citizens of Yuzhou in the central Chinese province of Henan have not been allowed to leave their houses and apartments since Monday evening. According to local authorities, guards are ensuring compliance with the curfew. In Yuzhou, a mere […] continue reading →
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‘You have to fight for freedom of the press’
Shirley Leung is one of the last journalists in Hong Kong to report on pro-democracy activities on the ground. As a reporter for the Apple Daily, she experienced the shutdown by Beijing firsthand. She now seeks to prevent the fates of democracy activists from being erased from the collective memory. Fabian Peltsch spoke with Leung. continue reading →
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Françoise Hauser – author of China books
When Françoise Hauser had just earned her Master’s degree in Sinology in the mid-1990s, a visit to the employment office recommended she choose a different career path. “Back then, there wasn’t much anyone could do with Chinese,” says the writer, who was born in Mainz in 1967. After a brief but profound interlude at a […] continue reading →
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