Weekly News & Events

Date: 

Monday, January 30, 2017

TOP STORIES:

Philippines Says U.S. Military to Upgrade Bases, Defense Deal Intact – Reuters reports that Manila's defense minister said on Thursday that the United States will upgrade and build facilities on Philippine military bases this year, bolstering an alliance strained by President Rodrigo Duterte's opposition to a U.S. troop presence

China Says Will Protect South China Sea Sovereignty – Reuters reports that China said on Tuesday it had "irrefutable" sovereignty over disputed islands in the South China Sea after the White House vowed to defend "international territories" in the strategic waterway.

 

INTERNATIONAL POLITICS AND DIPLOMACY:

China Releases New List of Items Banned for Export to NKorea – Reuters

Mattis to Visit South Korea, Japan in First Trip – Defense News

China Says It Hopes Mongolia Learned Lesson after Dalai Lama Visit – Reuters

China’s Foreign Minister Says Beijing Wants to Manage Disputes and Promote Bilateral Relations with US – Reuters

After U.S. Exit, Asian Nations Try to Save TPP Trade Deal – Reuters

Theresa May Plans China Visit to Bolster Trade – Financial Times

 

ECONOMICS AND TRADE:

Apple Iphone Toppled from No. 1 Spot in China for the First Time in 5 Years Making Firm ‘Vulnerable’: Research – CNBC

In China, American Brands Cadillac, Jeep, Buick and Lincoln Score Best Year Ever – Forbes

What a Trump V China Trade War Looks Like from Australia – Sydney Morning Herald

China Warned of Risk to Banks from One Belt, One Road Initiative – Financial Times

A Default in China Spreads Anxiety among Investors – Wall Street Journal

EU Slaps New Tariffs on China, Taiwan Steel Imports – Wall Street Journal

Apple Sues Qualcomm in Beijing Seeking 1 Billion Yuan – Reuters

China’s Newest Problem with Fakes Threatens Bond Market Pain – Bloomberg

China Power Giant Gobbling Up Foreign Players – Nikkei Asian Review

China’s Tech Hub Stocks Are Being Left Behind by Its New Economy – Bloomberg

Renminbi in Retreat as International Payment Currency – Financial Times

China Seeks to Calm U.S. over Its Semiconductor Ambitions – Wall Street Journal

Trademarks Feature amid Trump’s China Forays – Wall Street Journal

Trump Candidacy Grounded Coveted China Project – Wall Street Journal

Alibaba Affiliate Ant Financial in Deal to Buy MoneyGram International – Wall Street Journal

China’s Answer to Tesla Is Hopeful Entrant to Global Car Market – New York Times

China Floods Financial System with Cash ahead of Lunar New Year – Wall Street Journal

As China Extols Open Markets, Price Controls Sprout Back Home – Wall Street Journal

EU Calls for China to Take ‘Concrete’ Steps in Opening Market – Reuters

Rio Tinto Sells Coal Assets to China’s Yancoal for Up to $2.45 Billion – Reuters

China Trade Flows Threatened by Capital Flight Battle – Financial Times

A Private Chinese Space Company Just Scored a Foreign Contract for the First Time – Popular Science

 

SECURITY:

Trump Signs Order Promising a ‘Great Rebuilding’ of the Military – Defense News

China Military Official Says War with US under Donald Trump ‘Becoming Practical Reality’ – Independent

Trump, South Korea’s Hwang Agree to Strengthen Defenses against North Korea: White House – Reuters

Asian Nations Want U.S. Leadership, Australia Says – Wall Street Journal

South Korea to Boost Economic Cooperation with China amid THAAD Concerns – Reuters

Ahead of China’s New Year, Xi Pushes for Clean, Reformed Military – Reuters

China Announces Deployment of New Long Range Nuclear Missile – Popular Mechanics

China May Be Developing New Long-Range Air-to-Air Missile – Reuters

China’s Growing Ambitions in Space – Atlantic

China Commissions 31st Stealth Warship – Press Trust of India

Thai Junta Gives Go-Ahead to Buy Chinese Submarine and Tanks – Reuters

China’s North Sea Fleet Receives First Type 052D Destroyer – IHS Jane’s

Trans-Pacific Partnership Withdrawal Muddles Asia-Pacific Security Picture – Stars and Stripes

China-Led Investment Bank Attracts 25 New Members – Financial Times

 

SOCIETY:

China Population Crisis: New Two-Child Policy Fails to Yield Major Gains – NBC

China’s Premier Just Extolled the Virtues of Openness on a News Site Blocked by China – Quartz

China Says Cities Must Avoid Looking Identical in Urban Development – Reuters

When China’s Feminists Came to Washington – Foreign Policy

W.H.O. Warns of Worrisome Bird Flu in China – New York Times

China Corruption Prosecutions Drop for First Time in Five Years – Financial Times

China Jails Former Sinopec President for 15-1/2 Years over Graft – Reuters

China to Push Mandarin for Minorities, Protect Dying Tongues – Reuters

China’s Birth Rate Rises but Falls Short of Government Estimates – Guardian

China Jails Former Top Parliament Body Official for Graft – Reuters

China Gives ‘Hedge Fund Brother No.1’ 5 1/2 Years in Prison – Bloomberg

 

ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT:

China to Drive Global Nuclear Power Growth – Global Nuclear News

Beijing’s Plan for Cleaner Heat Leaves Villagers Cold – Wall Street Journal

China Imports More North Korean Coal Even after Ban, Customs Data Shows – Reuters