China on Taiwan: ‘External interference’ won’t be tolerated

China on Taiwan: ‘External interference’ won’t be tolerated

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — China underscored its commitment Saturday to its claim on Taiwan, telling assembled world leaders that anyone who gets in the way of its determination to reunite with the self-governing island would be “crushed by the wheels of history.” The language was forceful but, for Chinese leadership, well within the realm of … Read more

China using civilian ships to enhance navy capability, reach

BANGKOK (AP) — A Chinese scientific ship bristling with surveillance equipment docked in a Sri Lankan port. Hundreds of fishing boats anchored for months at a time among disputed islands in the South China Sea. And ocean-going ferries, built to be capable of carrying heavy vehicles and large loads of people. All are ostensibly civilian … Read more

Semiconductor alliances between the US and Asia could hold back China

Leading chipmaking nations including the US are forming alliances, in part to secure their semiconductor supply chain and to stop China from reaching the cutting-edge of the industry, analysts told CNBC. Places including the United States, South Korea, Japan and Taiwan, which have strong semiconductor industries, have looked to forge partnerships around the critical technology. … Read more

The Downside Risk Of Tomorrow’s OPEC+ Meeting

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Stocks fall for a second day as investors weigh China tensions, new batch of earnings

Bill Ackman calls for further rate hikes Hedge fund manager Bill Ackman said on “Squawk Box” that the Federal Reserve needs to hike rates to around 4% or higher in order to fight off inflation. “I think rates are going to need to stay 4%-plus for the foreseeable future — 12 to 18 months, or … Read more

As Pelosi starts Asia tour, China warns of military action if she visits Taiwan

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi kicked off an Asia tour Monday that’s been shrouded in secrecy following an escalation in tensions with China over Taiwan. With no word on whether Pelosi will visit the island, she stopped first in Singapore, where Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong urged her at a meeting to strive for “stable” ties … Read more

Pelosi meets Singapore leaders at start of Asia tour

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi held talks with officials in Singapore on Monday at the start of her Asian tour, as questions swirled over a possible stop in Taiwan that has fueled tension with Beijing. Pelosi met with Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, President Halimah Yacob and other Cabinet … Read more

China leader Xi Jinping urges Communist Party to ‘win hearts and minds’ in Taiwan, Hong Kong

Editor’s Note: A version of this story appeared in CNN’s Meanwhile in China newsletter, a three-times-a-week update exploring what you need to know about the country’s rise and how it impacts the world. Sign up here. Hong Kong CNN — Chinese leader Xi Jinping has urged the Communist Party to “win hearts and minds” of … Read more

Enough of Joe Biden’s ‘He said-Xi said’

In a sign of how far and fast relations between China and the United States are falling, the nations can’t even agree on what their leaders said to each other in a conversation. It’s a tale of two versions of one telephone call. The White House insists President Biden scolded Chinese President Xi Jinping about … Read more

Politburo meeting: China’s top leaders have gone silent on the country’s GDP goals

Hong Kong CNN Business — China’s top leadership has gone quiet on the growth targets it had set for the year, as the world’s second-largest economy continues to battle a largely self-inflicted economic slowdown. In early March, China’s government had said that the country would target gross domestic product growth of about 5.5% this year. … Read more