China’s economic growth hit a three-decade low in 2018, adding to pressure on Beijing to beef up stimulus measures and settle a tariff war with Washington. Growth slowed to 6.6 percent from 2017’s 6.9 percent as both the world’s appetite for China’s exports and domestic consumer spending weakened, official data showed Monday. Forecasters said they […]

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In the latest round of judicial reform of Chinese courts (from 2014 to 2017), China’s Supreme People’s Court (SPC) has been promoting the system of “similar judgments for similar cases,” in order to ensure the effective supervision of trial activities. The system of similar judgments for similar cases mentioned by the SPC means that judgment […]

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In early December 2018, Sarah McIver, a Canadian teacher, was detained in China for illegal employment. She became the third Canadian citizen detained in China after Canada arrested Meng Wanzhou, an executive for Chinese tech giant Huawei, in Vancouver. Reports indicate up to 13 Canadians have been detained in China since Meng’s arrest, although some […]

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Poland has arrested a Chinese manager at tech giant Huawei’s local office and one of its own former counterespionage officers. Both men have been charged with spying on Poland for China, state television and officials reported Friday. The development comes as the United States is exerting pressure on its allies to block Huawei, the world’s […]

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American envoys are due in Beijing for talks Monday in a tariff battle over Chinese technology ambitions. The trade war is currently in a temporary truce, but should that change the economic fallout threatens to hobble global economic growth. The two days of meetings are aimed at carrying out the December 1 truce by Presidents […]

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Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday Taiwan “must and will be” unified with China while reiterating the process would be “peaceful.” Xi was speaking one day after Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen unveiled a new framework for cross-strait relations. While the Chinese president did not renounce the possibility of using military force to achieve unification, […]

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