Monday, May 10, 2021

Washington shies away from open declaration to defend Taiwan

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Washington shies away from open declaration to defend Taiwan FT. “‘There are some significant downsides to . . . strategic clarity,’ [Kurt Campbell, the White House Asia tsar] told the Financial Times Global Boardroom conference on Tuesday.”

The editor of a Chinese newspaper considered to be a mouthpiece of the Communist dictatorship has said Beijing should consider “long range strikes” directed at Australia. 

Editor-in-chief of the stridently pro-Communist Global Times newspaper, Hu Xijin, made the extraordinary comments in an editorial advising Beijing how it should react should Australia join the US in protecting democratic Taiwan from invasion.

“Australia must know what disasters it would cause to their country,” he said in the tub-thumping piece published late on Friday.

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China Faces Growth Headwinds From Manufacturing, Citigroup Says Bloomberg

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