China: Macau’s dirty money in the sights of central authorities

China Macaus dirty money in the sights of central authorities

The new “king of paris” of the special administrative region of Macao (China), Alvin Chau, CEO and majority shareholder of the leisure travel operator Suncity, was remanded in custody on Monday, November 29, along with four of his associates, after more than fourteen hours of questioning which, according to the local press, resulted in a … Read more

China “Firmly” Opposes Joe Biden’s Invitation to Democracy Summit

China Firmly Opposes Joe Bidens Invitation to Democracy Summit

Joe Biden, November 23, 2021, in Washington. ALEX WONG / AFP There is no consensus on the guest list. China announced on Wednesday November 24 its “Firm opposition” at Taiwan’s invitation to US President Joe Biden’s virtual summit for democracy, which will bring together some 110 countries in December. “Taiwan has no other status in … Read more

China, very interested negotiator of the Iran nuclear deal

China very interested negotiator of the Iran nuclear deal

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (left) during a meeting with his Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi (right), March 27, 2021 in Tehran. The two countries had signed a twenty-five-year strategic cooperation agreement that day. – / AFP While talks resume in Vienna (Austria), Monday, November 29, around Iranian nuclear power, China, signatory of the 2015 … Read more

“Between China and Africa, the relationship is deeply asymmetric”

Between China and Africa the relationship is deeply asymmetric

To not miss anything on African news, subscribe to the newsletter of World Africa from this link. Every Saturday at 6 a.m., find a week of current events and debates treated by the editorial staff of World Africa. Senegalese await the arrival of Chinese President Xi Jinping at Dakar airport in July 2018. STRINGER / … Read more

The suspicious disappearance of Peng Shuai, one of the facets of the repression in China

The suspicious disappearance of Peng Shuai one of the facets

IOC President Thomas Bach in a videoconference with Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai, in Lausanne (Switzerland), November 21, 2021. GREG MARTIN / IOC / VIA REUTERS The video interview between the Chinese tennis champion Peng Shuai and the President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach, Sunday, November 21, does not seem to have … Read more

China reaffirms an “unwavering” zero Covid strategy

China reaffirms an unwavering zero Covid strategy

Medical personnel in protective suits during training for the China Ice Sports College hockey team at the Experience Beijing Ice Hockey Domestic Test Activity in Beijing on November 10, 2021. MARK SCHIEFELBEIN / AP Cities where, due to a single case of Covid-19 detected, all the lights turn red to prevent all traffic, trains canceled … Read more

“Do we still have the right to get angry with China?” “

Do we still have the right to get angry with

Tribune. Who are France’s creditors? The question may seem trivial; it is not. It is almost impossible to answer this question today. Why is there no information in Parliament on this subject? Why do the ministers of Bercy, when asked the question, kick in touch? Public sector retirees have the right to know who pays … Read more

Volcanic eruptions contributed to collapse of China dynasties

Journal Reference: Chaochao Gao, Francis Ludlow, John A. Matthews, Alexander R. Stine, Alan Robock, Yuqing Pan, Richard Breen, Brianán Nolan, Michael Sigl. Volcanic climate impacts can act as ultimate and proximate causes of Chinese dynastic collapse. Communications Earth & Environment, 2021; 2 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s43247-021-00284-7 Large eruptions create a cloud that blocks some sunlight for … Read more

Marvel Studios has been shut out of China this year and box-office data shows how much it’s hurt the MCU

Marvel Studios has been shut out of China this year

No MCU movies have been approved for release in China this year. It’s had a big impact on their global box-office hauls. Marvel movies have performed well in China and “Avengers: Endgame” is its biggest Hollywood release ever. Loading Something is loading. Marvel Cinematic Universe movies are some of the biggest movies of the year … Read more