China ramps up tougher pandemic control
The U.S. says it won’t be deterred by China’s latest sanctions. Beijing recently penalized four American officials serving on a religious freedom commission. The move came after the U.S. levied its own sanctions.
China plans to keep a steep tariff in place for at least another year. The tax impacts a certain U.S. product–and dates back to the Trump era.
Stay away from Chinese meats. That’s the suggestion Germany’s Anti-Doping Agency made to athletes, as they venture to Beijing for the Winter Olympics.
Taiwan offers a billion-dollar credit program to support projects in Lithuania. That’s after the island announced a $200 million investment fund, to help the Baltic country counter pressure from Beijing.
And lockdown orders tighten in China. 35 million people are under stay-at-home orders, as cases of the Omicron and Delta variants paralyze certain cities.