Monthly Archives: August 2019

Amid crisis, China rejected Hong Kong plan to appease protesters

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The Chinese central government rejected Lam’s proposal to withdraw the extradition bill and ordered her not to yield to any of the protesters’ other demands at that time, three individuals with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters. China’s role in directing how Hong Kong handles the protests has been widely assumed, supported by stern statements
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Taylor Swift’s ‘Lover’ album breaks new record in China

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U.S. singer-songwriter Taylor Swift’s album “Lover” broke a new record for an international artist in China on Friday as it surpassed one million combined total streams, downloads and sales within a week of its release. The combined total makes it China’s most-consumed full-length international album ever in such a short space of time. “Lover” was released on
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India to woo foreign firms like Apple to capitalize on U.S.-China trade war

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India is targeting companies including Apple, Foxconn and Wistron Corp with a charm offensive aimed at encouraging them to shift business out of trade war-hit China, according to a source and a document seen by Reuters. Several Indian officials met on Aug. 14 and discussed a list of “target companies” that also include Taiwan-headquartered contract manufacturer
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U.S business groups urge Trump to postpone further China tariff hike

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Over 160 business groups on Wednesday appealed to U.S. President Donald Trump in a letter to postpone all tariff hikes on Chinese imports scheduled this year, warning that it could hit shoppers with higher prices during the holiday season. “These tariff rate increases – some starting as early as Sunday – come at the worst possible
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