China’s Li Qiang to attend World Economic Forum in Davos as Beijing pushes for economic recovery

by Laura Zhou at Chinese Premier Li Qiang will join world leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos next week and visit Switzerland and Ireland as Beijing seeks to highlight its openness amid concerns over its slow economic recovery. Li is expected to lead a large business and government delegation to the Swiss resort, where he will address […]

China Sanctions 5 US Defense Firms In Strong ‘Message’ Ahead Of Taiwan Election

by TYLER DURDEN at In a major move by Beijing which appears timed to send a strong message just ahead of Taiwan’s presidential and parliamentary elections on January 13, China has unveiled sanctions against five American defense firms. The targeted companies are involved in recent and ongoing US arms deals and sales to the self-ruled island of […]

Xi Jinping urges ‘to the letter’ compliance as China’s economic recovery remains top concern

by Ji Siqi at As China’s economic recovery looks to remain the country’s top political priority in 2024, President Xi Jinping called for rigid discipline in enacting policies, insisting on a “to the letter” approach during a speech to the country’s top economic and financial officials. Cadres at all levels should fully understand the […]

Chinese state media drops ‘Tibet’ for ‘Xizang’ after release of Beijing white paper

by Yuanyue Dang at Use of the name ‘Xizang’ when referring to the Tibet autonomous region has risen dramatically in English articles by China’s official media China’s official media has dramatically increased its use of the term “Xizang”, rather than “Tibet”, when referring to the autonomous region in western China in English articles, after […]