‘China Research Group’ of ruling Conservative party lawmakers urges formation of coalition of 10 leading democracies to counter Chinese influence
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has signed legislation approved by British lawmakers on Wednesday implementing the post-Brexit trade deal agreed with the European Union last week.
Lu Xiao (Beijing, China) decided to open a photography gallery when he was just 24 years old. He admired the work of world-famous photographer Michael Kenna (who lives in the USA), so emailed him out of the blue. They met in Beijing, shot photographs together and decided they could work together.
Lu has worked as Michael’s guide and interpreter – together they have been to and photographed some of the most beautiful and famous sites in China: The Forbidden City, the Yellow Mountains, Yangshou, the rice terraces in Yunnan.
Lu’s gallery has made sure people in China get to see Michael’s remarkable photography, and their friendship has meant that Michael has been able to show China to the world.
In a bizarre U-turn, the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is scrapping plans to ban China’s largest three telecommunication companies from trading.
It followed a Trump executive order barring American investments in Chinese firms owned or controlled by the military.
The NYSE said the change, of course, was decided after discussion with US regulators.
Al Jazeera’s Katrina Yu reports from Beijing, China.
Journalists and rights groups argue that a draft security bill would curtail press freedom and lead to less police accountability. The EU warned that it will examine the final law to ensure it complies with the bloc’s law.