Canada to enhance defense and cyber security in Indo-Pacific policy, focus on ‘disruptive’ China

OTTAWA, Nov. 27 (Reuters) – Canada launched its long-awaited Indo-Pacific strategy on Sunday, outlining C$2.3 billion ($1.7 billion) in spending to bolster military and cyber security in the region and pledging to engage with China. troubled.” While working with her on climate change and trade issues. The plan, detailed in a 26-page document, said Canada … Read more

Protests in Shanghai and Beijing as anger mounts over China’s restrictions on the spread of the coronavirus

SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) – Protests in China against severe COVID-19 restrictions spread to Shanghai on Sunday, where demonstrators also gathered at one of Beijing’s most prestigious universities after a deadly fire in the country’s far west sparked widespread anger. The wave of civil disobedience, which has included protests in Urumqi where the fire occurred as well … Read more

Massive coronavirus protests have erupted in China’s Xinjiang after a deadly fire

Nov. 26 (Reuters) – Rare protests erupt in China’s far-western region of Xinjiang as crowds shout at guards in protective gear after a deadly fire sparks anger over their prolonged COVID-19 lockdown as infections across the country hit a record high. a new record. Crowds chanted “Stop the lockdown!” , raising their fists in the … Read more

Column: China picks up the American beans while the pig herd is still in check

NAPPERVILLE, Illinois, Nov. 17 (Reuters) – China has been choppy in the U.S. soybean market lately, though its purchases last week were unexpectedly large and probably badly needed as supplies of the largest bean ran out. imported. However, China’s pig industry, the largest in the world, could be on rocky ground as evidenced by rising … Read more

Biden and Xi clash over Taiwan in Bali but Cold War fears are lukewarm

Biden and Xi met for 3 hours before the G-20 Both leaders stress the need to put relations back on track Indonesia seeks partnerships on global economy at G20 Ukrainian President Zelensky to address the G20 on Tuesday NUSA DUA, Indonesia, Nov. 14 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping held … Read more

Exclusive: Tesla considering exporting Chinese-made electric cars to US sources

SHANGHAI, November 11 (Reuters) – TESLA (TSLA.O) Two people familiar with the planning are considering exporting electric cars made in China to the United States, a reversal that would reflect the automaker’s deep cost advantage at its Shanghai plant and sluggish demand from Chinese consumers. Tesla is studying whether parts made by its suppliers in … Read more

Exclusive: China cancels EU leader’s video speech at opening of major trade fair

BEIJING/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The Chinese authorities behind a major trade fair in Shanghai withdrew an opening speech by the president of the European Council that was due to criticize Russia’s “illegal war” in Ukraine and call for less trade dependence on China. Diplomats said. Three European diplomats told Reuters the pre-recorded video by Charles Michel … Read more

Booming Wall Street boosts global and European stocks; oil slices

WASHINGTON/LONDON (Reuters) – Global and European stocks rose on Friday as Wall Street extended gains on hopes that some central banks will slow down in raising interest rates. Commodity prices took a hit from the strength of the US dollar. Oil prices fell after China, the largest importer of crude, expanded its restrictions on the … Read more

Korean theme park developer’s default bond indicates broader pressure

SEOUL (Reuters) – A missed bond repayment by a South Korean theme park developer has shaken up the country’s financial markets and raised concerns about the possibility of a credit crunch similar to the one that plunged China’s real estate market and economy into crisis. . South Korea’s central bank and financial regulators scrambled this … Read more

Analysis: Poor countries are at risk from elusive G-20 debt relief efforts

LONDON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The failure to make concrete progress on debt relief for the world’s poorest countries at the annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank in Washington frustrated policymakers, activists and investors. Two years ago, the Group of Twenty launched the Joint Framework – a mechanism designed to provide a rapid … Read more