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Manchurian Candidate v Siberian Nominee: US intel says Moscow against Biden, Beijing against Trump

American voters face a choice between a Manchurian candidate & a Siberian nominee in the 2020 Presidential election, going by an expansive interpretation of official US intelligence assessment. In an extraordinary disclosure, a top US intelligence official said on record that China would prefer to see Donald Trump lose the election, while Russia is inimical …

China vows retaliation if any US action against journalists

China vowed on Tuesday to retaliate if the United States persisted with “hostile action” against Chinese journalists who may be forced to leave in coming days if their US visas are not extended. “The US has been escalating its actions against Chinese journalists,” Wang told reporters. “The US should immediately correct its mistake and stop …

Taking cue from India, US to ban TikTok

China and China-linked entities are about to learn a harsh lesson in global economics and survival. Antagonizing India and the United States and losing the two biggest markets in the world is one way to become irrelevant. ​​US President Donald Trump on Friday said he is banning TikTok, the Chinese video-sharing social networking service, following …

American people overwhelmingly backs India over China: Survey

American people overwhelmingly back India over China and prefer the US government to support New Delhi in possible Indo-China military and economic conflict, according to a survey by Australia-based think tank Lowy Institute. The survey published on The Interpreter by Lowy Institute explores US public views on potential military or economic strife between China and …

Chinese consulate in Houston shuts after four decades

According to media reports, the US had asked China to close down its Consulate General in Houston within 72 hours, with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo alleging that it was “a hub of spying and intellectual property theft”. Top American officials had also accused the consulate in Houston of being part of Beijing’s “espionage operations” …

US arrests 3 Chinese nationals for visa fraud

The FBI has arrested three Chinese nationals for visa fraud, while a fourth remains a fugitive staying at China’s consulate in San Francisco. The four are believed to have been members of the military posing as researchers. The FBI has interviewed visa holders in more than 25 US cities suspected of hiding their Chinese military …