Winter Olympics tickets won’t be sold to general public due to COVID-19, China says

Winter Olympics tickets won’t be sold to general public due to COVID-19, China says

This post was originally published on this siteThe Beijing Winter Olympics Organizing Committee announced on Wednesday that tickets to the games will no longer be sold to the general public because of the COVID-19.Individuals living in China’s mainland were at first the only people allowed to…

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China agrees with US to release oil reserves near Lunar New Year – sources

China agrees with US to release oil reserves near Lunar New Year – sources

This post was originally published on this site By Nidhi Verma and Timothy Gardner (Reuters) – China will release crude oil from its national strategic stockpiles around the Lunar New Year holidays that start on Feb. 1 as part of a plan coordinated by the United States with other major...

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China’s Bitcoin Crackdown Is Good for America

China’s Bitcoin Crackdown Is Good for America

This post was originally published on this site  It’s something of a running joke that China bans bitcoin every year. It’s not hard to see why the famously centralized Chinese state might look askance at a fundamentally decentralized and uncontrollable tool for monetary sovereignty, especially at a time when the...

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20 million in China now under lockdowns ahead of Olympics

20 million in China now under lockdowns ahead of Olympics

This post was originally published on this siteChina placed a third city on lockdown this week, bringing the number of people in the country confined to their homes to nearly 20 million just weeks before the start of the Olympics, according to The Associated Press.Officials late Monday…

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Why Biden isn’t likely to find much political relief abroad in 2022

Why Biden isn’t likely to find much political relief abroad in 2022

This post was originally published on this siteJoe Biden hasn’t had a day in the White House free of intractable domestic challenges that threaten to doom his presidency. But his hopes of a 2022 rebound are complicated by equally treacherous tests abroad.

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China expands lockdowns as virus surges in US, Europe

China expands lockdowns as virus surges in US, Europe

This post was originally published on this site China put hundreds of thousands more people under lockdown Tuesday to try and stamp out a worsening coronavirus outbreak, as infections hit new highs in multiple US states and Europe. Covid surges have wreaked havoc around the world, with many nations in...

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The White House wants to focus on China, but Russia continues to be a distraction

The White House wants to focus on China, but Russia continues to be a distraction

This post was originally published on this sitePresident Biden has worked to focus his foreign policy on China. But provocations from Russia keep pulling him away.

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Biden’s China and Climate Goals Clash Over Solar Panels

Biden’s China and Climate Goals Clash Over Solar Panels

This post was originally published on this siteU.S. tariffs on imported solar panels are set to expire, and that has the Biden administration facing a tough decision between its goal of combating climate change and its desire to wrestle high-tech manufacturing supply chains from China.

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China warns nations will ‘pay price’ for Olympic boycott

China warns nations will ‘pay price’ for Olympic boycott

This post was originally published on this siteThe US, UK, Australia and Canada won’t be sending government representatives to the Winter Olympics.

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