Potential US ban investment on Chinese tech could hurt these sectors

The Biden Administration has said the US is in competition with China and restricted the ability of American businesses to sell high-end chip tech to China. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images BEIJING — A ban on US investment in Chinese tech could drive up market volatility — but some sectors may escape untouched, Bank … Read more

New Czech president risks China’s rage with call to Taiwanese leader – POLITICO

Petr Pavel, the Czech Republic’s president-elect, held a phone call with Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen on Monday, becoming the first elected European head of state to do so, in a move that risks angering China. European Union leaders traditionally refrain from direct political contact with Taiwanese authorities, limiting official exchanges to the level of civil … Read more

US general predicts country will be at war with China in 2025

A US general said in a memo on Friday that he believes the country will be at war with China by 2025, according to several outlets that obtained a copy of the communication. “I hope I am wrong,” Gen. Mike Minihan, a four-star Air Force general who leads the Air Mobility Command (AMC), said in … Read more

Chinese President Xi Jinping tells Australian Governor-General David Hurley ties between two countries moving in ‘right direction’

Chinese President Xi Jinping has said that relations with Australia were moving in the right direction in the latest sign of an improvement in ties between the major trading partners. Key points: Chinese President Xi Jinping says both countries are “making active efforts towards the right direction of improving and growing China-Australia ties” China expert … Read more

China turns on the charm – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. Beijing wants to be friends again. Chinese diplomats are fanning out with a new softer message for international partners and adversaries alike. Gone is the aggressive “wolf warrior” rhetoric. In its place, a warmer tone and a promise of economic cooperation. Vice Premier Liu … Read more

Chinese markets could be winners. Tips to proceed with caution

The reopening of China has reawakened a broader interest in foreign investing, and strategists expect it to deliver rewards to investors in its own markets and beyond this year. Strategists see China’s markets easily scoring double-digit gains this year. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index is up just under 10% year-to-date while mainland markets, like Shanghai, … Read more

Who’s not coming to Davos – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. DAVOS, Switzerland — The World Economic Forum’s annual conclave in the Swiss Alps is the greatest intersection of wealth and political power on the global calendar, but this year the balance is shifting. Each January, forum organizers became used to announcing another record-setting list … Read more

Oil CEO Sultan Al Jaber is the ideal person to lead COP 28

ABU DHABI — If the world gets lucky, this could be the year fossil fuel producers and climate activists bury their hatchets and join hands to reduce emissions and ensure our planet’s future. If that sounds hopelessly Utopian, take that up with the leaders of this resource-rich, renewables-generating Middle Eastern monarchy. The United Arab Emirates … Read more

In China, Xi Jinping Faces a Difficult Year on Several Fronts – The Wall Street Journal

In China, Xi Jinping Faces a Difficult Year on Several FrontsThe Wall Street Journal China’s Covid crisis: What went wrong and how bad is it? | Talking Post with Yonden LhatooSouth China Morning Post What China looks like after the abrupt abandonment of its zero-Covid policyITV News Opinion: China’s autocracy is in crisisThe Globe and … Read more