Tesla says car cameras not activated outside North America

Cameras in Tesla cars are not activated outside of North America, the U.S. automaker said on its Chinese social media page on Wednesday, seeking to assuage security concerns in the world’s biggest car market. Tesla faces scrutiny in China where the military in March banned Tesla cars from entering its complexes, citing security concerns over… Read More Tesla says car cameras not activated outside North America

U.S., EU, Britain and Canada impose sanctions on China over Xinjiang human rights abuses

The United States, the European Union, Britain and Canada imposed sanctions on Chinese officials on Monday for human rights abuses in Xinjiang, the first such coordinated Western action against Beijing under new U.S. President Joe Biden. Beijing hit back immediately with punitive measures against the EU that appeared broader, including European lawmakers, diplomats, institutes and… Read More U.S., EU, Britain and Canada impose sanctions on China over Xinjiang human rights abuses

U.S. naval ship sails by China-claimed islands in disputed South China Sea

A U.S. Navy warship sailed by islands claimed by China in the South China Sea on Wednesday in a freedom of navigation operation, marking the latest move by Washington to challenge Beijing’s territorial claims in the contested waters. The U.S. Navy’s 7th Fleet said destroyer USS Russell “asserted navigational rights and freedoms in the Spratly… Read More U.S. naval ship sails by China-claimed islands in disputed South China Sea

U.S. President Joe Biden holds first phone call with China’s President Xi Jinping amid tense relations

U.S. President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping held their first telephone call as leaders, with Biden saying a free and open Indo-Pacific was a priority and Xi warning confrontation would be a ‘disaster’ for both nations. Biden also underscored his “fundamental concerns about Beijing’s coercive and unfair practices, its crackdown in Hong… Read More U.S. President Joe Biden holds first phone call with China’s President Xi Jinping amid tense relations

China to conduct military drills in disputed South China Sea

China said on Tuesday it will conduct military exercises in the South China Sea this week, just days after Beijing bristled at a U.S. aircraft carrier group’s entry into the disputed waters. A notice issued by the country’s Maritime Safety Administration prohibited entry into a portion of waters in the Gulf of Tonkin to the… Read More China to conduct military drills in disputed South China Sea

China imposes sanctions on former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, several others

With hours left in Donald Trump’s presidency, China’s foreign ministry took aim at its chief U.S. antagonist, “lying and cheating” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and said it would seek cooperation with the incoming administration of Joe Biden. Pompeo, who has unleashed a barrage of measures against China in his final weeks in office, delivered… Read More China imposes sanctions on former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, several others

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo lifts restrictions on diplomatic relations with Taiwan officials

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday said he was lifting restrictions on contacts between U.S. officials and their Taiwanese counterparts, a move likely to anger China and increase tensions between Beijing and Washington in the waning days of President Donald Trump’s presidency. China claims democratic and separately ruled Taiwan as its own territory, and… Read More U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo lifts restrictions on diplomatic relations with Taiwan officials

New York Stock Exchange to proceed with delisting of three Chinese telecom companies in new reversal

The New York Stock Exchange said on Wednesday it will delist three Chinese telecom companies, confirming its latest reversal on the matter a day after U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin told the NYSE chief he disagreed with an earlier decision to reverse the delistings. The latest move, which is effective January 11, marks the third… Read More New York Stock Exchange to proceed with delisting of three Chinese telecom companies in new reversal