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Putin and Xi think their countries need ‘manly men’, racial unity is a strength, and ‘wokeism’ is destroying the West. A pioneering decade-old Pentagon study agrees with them.

The former president, who looks set to win the party nomination for another White House run, can be expected to bring the US more in alignment with Putin’s Russia, with help from the likes of senators Tom Cotton and Ted Cruz.

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  • China’s socialist market economy ‘has turned decidedly predatory’, says US Trade Representatives annual report on China’s compliance in World Trade Organization
  • Beijing says Washington is shifting the blame to cover up its own violations and sabotage of the WTO

China’s UN ambassador Zhang Jun told the UN that the alliance should ‘refrain from acting as an agent of trouble instigating bloc confrontation’.

Blinken’s remarks at a recent Munich conference that one is either at the table or on the menu are ‘zero-sum game mentality’, Chinese tabloid says.

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Veteran China watchers also say former diplomat’s move to Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office may be used to cultivate ties with Middle East, Central Asian countries.

In race for cutting-edge technology, the realisation is rising that older-generation chips are still vital to military use as well as cars and consumer electronics.

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Seventeen companies in mainland China or Hong Kong are named among more than 500 Russia-related sanctions; White House says they also aim to hold Moscow accountable for death of Alexei Navalny.

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In video-link meeting with US representative Jung Pak, China’s envoy Liu Xiaoming says stable peninsula is in the interests of the region and the world.

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Kiribati’s acting police commissioner said Chinese officers were assisting their local counterparts on community policing and a crime database programme.

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Philippine Ambassador to the US Jose Manuel Romualdez said any change in US leadership is an opportunity to strengthen the alliance between the two countries.

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Daniel Kritenbrink, an assistant US secretary of state, says Beijing enjoys the opportunity ‘the international order provides but … takes actions that undermine’ it.

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The lack of urgency is causing alarm inside the United States among those hyper-aware of the speed at which China may step in while Congress dawdles over a small sum of money by aid standards.

The US must ensure ‘fair entry treatment and full dignity’ for Chinese citizens, Chinese Public Security Minister Wang Xiaohong tells US counterpart Alejandro Mayorkas in Vienna.

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