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#WTO – US blocking of the appellate body is serious blow to the international rules-based trade system

#WTO – US blocking of the appellate body is serious blow to the international rules-based trade system

| December 10, 2019

Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan (pictured) made a statement given that the WTO’s Appellate Body will stop functioning as of tomorrow (11 December) due to the US failure to appoint or reappointment of its members. Hogan described this as a regrettable & very serious blow to the international rules-based trade system. The #EU firmly believes that […]

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#Beijing2022 Winter Games organizer recruits volunteers globally

#Beijing2022 Winter Games organizer recruits volunteers globally

| December 10, 2019

The Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics organizer plans to recruit 27,000 volunteers for the Winter Games and 12,000 volunteers for Winter Paralympic Games by the end of June 2021. The plan was announced at Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Launch Ceremony for Global Recruitment of Games Volunteers in Beijing on Thursday, December 5, which […]

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The core of the #5G problem

The core of the #5G problem

| December 10, 2019

Given how 5G networks underpin our supply-chains, the so-called Huawei problem is unlikely to be a part of a grand bargain between the US and China. However, an exclusion of Chinese 5G vendors may not be an option for Singapore and Europe who must respond by other means, writes Hosuk Lee-Makiyama. Cyber operations are now […]

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#CLCC – #Romania businesses launch Coalition for Trade and Communication Freedom in ‘good governance’ fightback

#CLCC – #Romania businesses launch Coalition for Trade and Communication Freedom in ‘good governance’ fightback

| December 10, 2019

Some 2,000 of Romania’s largest firms and SMEs have come together to launch the Coalition for Trade and Communication Freedom (CLCC). The move, spanning the energy, hospitality, retail, media, advertising and professional services sector, marks a major development for the country’s business sector. Representing both domestic and international firms operating in Romania, the EU’s fifth-largest […]

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Europe replicated in #Huawei City, #China

Europe replicated in #Huawei City, #China

| December 10, 2019

Google was forced to suspend Huawei’s Android license earlier this year after the Chinese firm was added to the US government’s Entity List, which prevents American companies from doing business with them. It stems from fears that Huawei devices and services are being used by the Chinese government as secret surveillance tools, however no evidence […]

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Will the #US – #China trade war keep the #Euro afloat?

Will the #US – #China trade war keep the #Euro afloat?

| December 9, 2019

We’ve written before about politics and their influence on forex trading. The actions of influential politicians in the US, Europe, and other areas with large and significant economies can and do impact exchange rates on a day-to-day basis. And naturally, larger actions and conflicts can have a greater effect. For example, back in February EU […]

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Rare documentary reveals counter-terrorism perseverance in #Xinjiang

Rare documentary reveals counter-terrorism perseverance in #Xinjiang

| December 9, 2019

China’s first documentary on its overall counter-terrorism efforts in Xinjiang aired on 5 December, Thursday night, prompted wide discussions among the audience with never-seen-before real crime scenes of terrorism, which highlighted the hefty prices China has paid and the country’s resolution in eradicating terrorism, write Liu Xin and Fan Lingzhi. A lot of the video […]

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