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USOPC chief warns Congress against athlete boycott of Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics

Inside The Games 14 May 2021
The USPOC has remained consistent in its stance on Beijing 2022, with the organisation calling for Governments to engage with China directly on human rights and geopolitical issues, rather than pursue an athlete boycott of the Games.
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U.S. says condemns political use of vaccines after China-Taiwan tussle

Metro USA 14 May 2021
Taiwan has complained that China is applying similar pressure to Paraguay, one of just 15 countries that formally recognize the self-governed island over Beijing ... (Reporting by Michael Martina; Additional reporting by David Kirton in Beijing; Editing by Alexandra Hudson and Muralikumar Anantharaman).
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China cites market factors to reject India's plea to control soaring prices of Covid-19 medical ...

Deccan Herald 14 May 2021
Taking oxygen concentrators as an example, one reason (for soaring prices) is that the increase in demand affected global supply chains,” Hua Chunying, the spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Chinese Government, said in Beijing.
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Asia PacificU.S. says condemns political use of vaccines after China-Taiwan tussle

Reuters 14 May 2021
... acquire much needed COVID-19 shots, prompting Taipei to criticize Beijing for pushing a vaccine-for-recognition deal ... Taiwan has complained that China is applying similar pressure to Paraguay, one of just 15 countries that formally recognize the self-governed island over Beijing.
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Australian PM repeats PRC formula

Taipei Times 14 May 2021
... to Beijing ... Similar to the US, Australia has for almost five decades recognized the government in Beijing as China’s sole legal representative, while merely acknowledging Beijing’s position that Taiwan was part of its territory — commonly referred to as its “one China” policy.
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'Missiles will fly': New Chinese threat to strike military targets on Australian soil after Scott ...

The Daily Mail 14 May 2021
There are grave fears Beijing will militarily force Taiwan to reunify with mainland China under President-for-life Xi Jinping and the country's 'One China' policy. Taiwan, backed by the US and Japan, has endured a longstanding conflict with Beijing since a separate government was established on the island following the Chinese Civil War in 1949.
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Australian PM Morrison stands by 'one country' remark on China, Taiwan

Straits Times 14 May 2021
Similar to the US, Australia has for for almost five decades recognised the People's Republic as China's sole legal government, while merely acknowledging Beijing's position that Taiwan was part of its territory - commonly referred to as a "One China" policy.
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EDITORIAL: Recall officials in Hong Kong

Taipei Times 14 May 2021
The government on Monday expressed concern that Taiwanese ... This is probably for the best, given that the Hong Kong government — likely acting on instructions from Beijing — has demanded that the Taiwanese officials sign documents acknowledging Beijing’s “one China” principle.
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Opposition feels Australian PM Scott Morrison trying to cover up Taiwan policy mistake

Hong Kong Standard 14 May 2021
Similar to the U.S., Australia has for for almost five decades recognized the People’s Republic as China’s sole legal government, while merely acknowledging Beijing’s position that Taiwan was part of its territory – commonly referred to as a “One China” policy.
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US will not leave Australia alone to face China: Blinken

Straits Times 14 May 2021
Separately, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison doubled down on comments that Australia's Taiwan policy was guided by China's "one country, two systems" framework, prompting his office to clarify that the government's stance has not changed in a way that would have been seen as a concession to Beijing.
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China bets on productivity over population to drive its economy

Taipei Times 14 May 2021
To ensure that economic growth does not slow along with the population drag, the government in Beijing will need to undertake a challenging shift in its growth model, rapidly increasing spending on pensions and healthcare while maintaining a high level of corporate and state investment in order to upgrade its vast industrial sector.
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ChinaMosques disappear as China strives to ‘build a beautiful Xinjiang’

Reuters 14 May 2021
In recent months, China has stepped up a campaign on state media and with government-arranged tours to counter the criticism of researchers, rights groups and former Xinjiang residents who say thousands of mosques have been targeted in a crackdown on the region's mostly Muslim Uyghur people.
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Religious freedom in Xinjiang incomparable in history: Islamic association president

China.dot.org 14 May 2021
Abdureqip Tumulniyaz, also president of the Xinjiang Islamic Institute, made the remarks at a reception in Beijing on Thursday for Eid al-Fitr hosted by the People's Government of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region ... "In recent years, in response to the appeals and applications by Muslims, many local governments have addressed the problems well.
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Asia PacificHong Kong tycoon Jimmy Lai's Taiwan paper to stop print edition

Reuters 14 May 2021
The former British colony of Hong Kong has been rocked by protests against it Beijing-backed government in recent years and last year China imposed a tough new national security law on the city ... has been strongly critical of the crackdown in Hong Kong, to Beijing's anger.
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Hong Kong tycoon Jimmy Lai’s Taiwan paper to stop print edition

Metro USA 14 May 2021
The former British colony of Hong Kong has been rocked by protests against it Beijing-backed government in recent years and last year China imposed a tough new national security law on the city ... has been strongly critical of the crackdown in Hong Kong, to Beijing’s anger.
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