Chris Gill and Jim Pollard


China opens Central Financial Court in Beijing

China opens Central Financial Court in Beijing

(ATF) China moved this week to set up a financial court in Beijing, after about two dozen judges were appointed by the city legislature last week. The new court is the second of its kind in China – it comes after the Shanghai Financial Court, which was set up in …

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China's tech executives called in for security warning over 'deepfakes'

China's tech executives given security warning on 'deepfakes'

(ATF) Executives from top tech companies such as Bytedance, Alibaba, Tencent and eight others were summoned by authorities in China for talks on March 18 about "deepfake" technologies and security. The National Internet Information Office and the Ministry of Public Security have instructed local IT departments and public security agencies …

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'This is not the way to treat guests'

'This is not the way to treat guests'

(ATF) The first meeting between senior US and Chinese officials since Joe Biden became US President got off to a rocky start, with the world's top two powers rattling off a long list of issues on which they have differences as the meeting opened in Alaska.China's actions "threaten the rules-based …

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Chinese in Myanmar in a panic over fires, turmoil and Covid-19

Chinese in Myanmar in a panic over fires, turmoil and Covid

(ATF) Chinese people in Myanmar have expressed concern for their well-being after more than 30 Chinese-owned factories and businesses were attacked or set ablaze on Sunday, according to Red Star News.A family of three Chinese named Lu (a pseudonym) living in Myanmar told the Chinese language outlet that protests in …

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Australia to compete with China on rare earths

Australia to compete with China on rare earths

(ATF) In recent years, there has been frequent friction between China and Australia and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has made many statements, pointing fingers at core China interests, according to an editorial published by Tencent.This week Australia stood on China's toes again, by moving to grab a greater share …

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China's Commerce minister urges business as usual with US

China's Commerce minister urges business as usual with US

(ATF) China's Commerce Minister Wang Wentao said on Wednesday (Feb 24) he is looking forward to trade and economic cooperation with his counterparts in the United States. Wang spoke at a press conference held by the State Council Information Office when a reporter asked him to comment on "the next …

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Another billion-tonne oil and gas discovery in Bohai oilfield 

Another billion-tonne oil and gas discovery in Bohai oilfield 

(ATF) The China National Offshore Oil Corporation on Tuesday announced another large-scale oil and gas discovery in the Bohai sea, in the Bozhong 13-2 oil and gas field. CNOOC said it has proven geological reserves of 100 million tonnes of oil and gas.The Bozhong 13-2 oil and gas field is …

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