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  1. Beijing-Backed Officials and Media Threaten to Shut Down Hong Kong’s ‘Apple Daily’ Ne

    Beijing-Backed Officials and Media Threaten to Shut Down Hong Kong’s ‘Apple Daily’ Newspaper
    ‘Let’s stand tall in fallen times,’ says Apple Daily
    BY ALEX WU
    April 18, 2021 Updated: April 18, 2021


    Pro-Beijing media and government officials in Hong Kong are ganging up on local independent newspaper Apple Daily—one of the few remaining free media in Hong Kong—threatening to shut it down.

    Apple Daily was founded by Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai who ...
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  2. Can China’s ¥ Replace $US ? China has an Achilles Heel That Offsets its Threat to U.S

    Can China’s ¥ Replace $US ? China has an Achilles Heel That Offsets its Threat to U.S



    Outwardly China is celebrating sterling pandemic recovery: The Chinese regime is extending its production (and often its authoritarianism) into various countries that lie on its ‘Belt & Road Initiative’ routes. It continues to attract significant foreign investment, particularly from the U.S. The IMF has projected over 8% GDP growth for China for 2021. ...
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