Analysis: Beijing huddles with friends, seeks to fracture U.S.-led 'clique'
Beijing's message in sentencing senior leaders of the democracy movement is clear: "No form of dissent will now be tolerated in Hong Kong, just as it is not in all other Chinese cities. The solemn promise of 'one country, two systems'...has been trashed.
FT editorial board: "Although Beijing is giving its monopolistically-minded internet companies…a rap on the knuckles, it shows no sign of applying the same standards to vast swaths of the economy that have been dominated by state-owned giants."
Ant is exploring ways for founder Jack Ma to exit the company, in an effort to end Beijing's pressure and salvage what it can of a onetime $300 bln valuation, Reuters reports. The cost of charisma has grown too steep: @petesweeneypro
ANALYSIS-Beijing huddles with friends, seeks to fracture U.S.-led 'clique': China is shoring up ties with autocratic partners like Russia and Iran, as well as economically dependent regional countries, while using sanctions and threats to try to… NASDAQ
China may test its digital currency with foreign visitors at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics
Beijing pretends it stands with the people of Myanmar, but each night for more than a week unregistered flights have been transporting unknown goods and personnel from China to Myanmar. The junta "is trying very hard to hide the flights."
“Today, the United States Senate sent a clear message to Hong Kongers fighting for their long-cherished freedoms: we hear you, we continue to stand with you, and we will not stand idly by as Beijing undermines your autonomy." — Sen. Marco Rubio PASSED ✅