KINESISKE MYNDIGHETER SLÅR TIL MOT YTRINGSFRIHETEN I HONG KONG
Police arrested the top editors of Apple Daily, froze its assets and raided its newsroom, in a sharp escalation of the government’s campaign against dissent.
HVOR KOM KORONAVIRUSET FRA?
När USA:s president Joe Biden vill utreda om coronaviruset läckte från ett laboratorium i Wuhan reagerar Kina starkt. En läcka skulle solka landets rykte och utmana president Xi Jinpings och Kommunistpartiets maktinnehav både internationellt och inom landet.
FOR SENT Å HINDRE KONFLIKT MED KINA?
Is it too late to halt the slide towards all-out confrontation between China and the western democracies? An apparently conciliatory speech last week by Xi Jinping led some observers to suggest China’s president may want to mend fences. But a change of tone in Beijing will not cut much ice in Washington unless Xi’s aggressive policies change, too.
POLITIET STANSER MINNEMARKERING I HONG KONG
Hong Kong police have arrested a prominent barrister for allegedly promoting an unauthorised assembly on the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, as thousands of officers were deployed to enforce a ban on protests and gatherings across the city.
KOMMUNISTPARTIET ER 100 ÅR
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) was established in Shanghai on July 23, 1921. But it has little in common with the present-day CCP. Mao Zedong was very present at the first Party Congress, which announced the fight against class distinctions, the overthrow of the bourgeoisie through a proletarian revolution and the collectivization of production. What followed were years of civil war against the ruling Kuomintang party, violent propaganda campaigns and internal party purges.
KINAS KAMP MOT KLIMAENDRINGER OG FORURENSNING
- China is the world’s top emitter, producing more than a quarter of the world’s annual greenhouse gas emissions, which contribute to climate change.
- It pledged to cut emissions under the Paris Agreement, reduce coal use, and invest in renewable energy. But its Belt and Road Initiative still finances coal-fired power plants abroad.
- Air pollution, water scarcity, and soil contamination remain threats to the health and livelihoods of China’s people, increasing dissatisfaction with the government.
KINA – NÅ OGSÅ EN STORMAKT I VERDENSROMMET
BEFOLKNINGSVEKSTEN LITT LAVERE ENN FØR
China has reported the slowest population growth since the early 1960s, despite scrapping its one-child policy in 2015 to encourage more births and stave off a looming demographic crisis.
KINESISKE BILER UT PÅ VERDENSMARKEDET
Chinese carmakers are catching up fast, and with China now being the world’s largest car market, they’re only going to get better.
Developing countries racing for coronavirus vaccines now have another dependable option, according to the World Health Organization. And China’s reputation as a rising scientific superpower just got a big boost.
KINA I ARKTIS
New analysis reveals that China describes the Arctic as one of the world’s “new strategic frontiers” and is seeking to become a “polar great power.” Though it downplays this goal publicly, it has taken steps to exert greater influence in the region by joining its institutions, like the Arctic Council as a permanent observer, and engaging in high-level diplomacy. Likewise, it has increased its military investments, dispatched naval vessels to the Arctic, and built its first icebreaker. Chinese military texts treat the Arctic as a zone of future military competition, raising questions within NATO — which is also focused on Russia’s resurgent presence in the region — about how to ensure the Arctic remains stable and free from conflict.