Wednesday , April 21 2021


Xi challenges US leadership, warns against decoupling

Bloomberg Chinese President Xi Jinping called for greater global economic integration and warned against decoupling while calling on the US and its allies to avoid “bossing others around.” “International affairs should be conducted by way of negotiations and discussions, and the future destiny of the world should be decided by ...

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Chinese military seen behind Japan cyberattacks: NHK

Bloomberg China’s military is thought to have instructed a hacker group to conduct cyberattacks on nearly 200 Japanese research institutions and firms, public broadcaster NHK reported, citing unidentified people in a police investigation. The investigators found a member of China’s Communist Party made contracts under a false name for rental ...

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Russian troops causing ‘extremely tense’ situation: Merkel

Bloomberg German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed concern at continued Russian troop deployments around Ukraine that the European Union estimates at 100,000, while the government in Kyiv appealed for sanctions to be tightened on its neighbour. The situation is “extremely tense and very worrying as a result of the concentration of ...

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Russia hits back as US warns of response if Navalny dies

Bloomberg Russia hit back defiantly after the US warned of “consequences” if jailed opposition leader Alexey Navalny dies on hunger strike, deepening the conflict over the dissident who’s already survived an alleged assassination attempt. “It’s obvious that Russia’s development as a strong, sovereign state is of no interest” to the ...

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