The trade war with China continues: Beijing orders power plants to stop buying Australian coal - after announcing new checks on iron ore

Coronavirus: China bans companies from buying Australian coal

Chinese authorities have reportedly told state-owned power plants to buy coal locally instead of from Australia as the trade war between the two countries escalates. China earlier banned Australian beef and slapped an 80 per cent tax on barley in the wake of Canberra's calls for an inquiry into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic. Australia's coal industry, which brings in tens of billions of dollars to the economy, may be next in facing tougher restrictions. China's retaliation has sparked fears of a global trade war involving other countries who backed an inquiry, including Britain, although Beijing claims the changes are nothing to do with coronavirus. China's ambassador in Canberra has previously hinted at a boycott of Australian goods after Scott Morrison's government rallied global support for an inquiry angering President Xi Jinping (pictured inset).

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The vase was initially estimated to be worth between £500,000 and £700,000. But the winning bid was £2.23million, made by a Chinese collector over the phone.


The gold and yellow porcelain container was made during the reign of the Qianlong Emperor

The vase is decorated with lotus flowers and has gold enamelled dragon handles. It carries the emperor’s six-character seal mark in red on its base

Some people just have way too much money don't they. If they pay 4 times more than it is worth for a vase, you can imagine buying property and farmland is easy to outbid others.


As if anyone would want to buy tickets to go there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Don't go to China: Australians are issued a chilling warning they could be LOCKED UP in hellhole detention centres just for setting foot in the communist nation


The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade released an update on international travel sanctions on Tuesday featuring a sinister message for Australian travelers heading to China.



A lot of business people travel to China to check on their factories, buy goods, arrange import/export etc. Going to make it hard for them. Also Technology shows are highly attended to keep up with the latest because China is way ahead of any other country. Also trade fairs/shows.


Hong Kong draws the curtains on its freedom: China opens its new office for intelligence agents who can now operate freely in the city under new security law

 From left, Director of the Liaison Office and National Security Adviser to the Committee for Safeguarding National Security in Hong Kong Luo Huining, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam, former Hong Kong Chief Executives Tung Chee-hwa and Leung Chun-ying and head of the Office for Safeguarding National Security in Hong Kong Zheng Yanxiong attend an opening ceremony for the China's new Office for Safeguarding National Security in Hong Kong, Wednesday, July 8, 2020. China's new national security office in Hong Kong got off to an early start on Wednesday with an official opening amidst heavy police presence. The new Chinese office in Hong Kong has taken over the Metropark Hotel, owned by the China Travel Service, in the now fashionable neighborhood of Tai Hang, close to Causeway Bay. (Hong Kong Government Information Services via AP)

Beijing's national security office was inaugurated in Hong Kong today, a week after China's central government imposed a tough new law on the city that critics view as a deterioration of freedoms.


I posted an article about this on the Whats China up to thread, hard to decide which threads to use sometimes. Sad for Hong Kongers.

China makes direct threat to Australia's economy for 'provocations' over Hong Kong - saying there will be a 'bitter pill' to swallow


A Chinese publication has claimed the Australian economy will be under threat if the Federal Government moves ahead with its plan to create a 'safe haven' for Hong Kong residents.


Why, why, why, do they keep making threats, what are they so scared of? So what if a few hong kongers want to move here.

Abused Dalmatian puppy whose front legs were CUT OFF in a Chinese dog-meat slaughterhouse is saved from certain death after being rescued by a pet lover in the USDalmatian who had legs cut off in China saved by dog lover

Misha Rackcliff Hunt (inset), 27, from Charleston, found her Dalmatian puppy, Emma Roo, online after she was saved by a non-profit organization. The puppy was just eight weeks old when she was rescued from the dog-meat slaughterhouse in Xi'An, China, where her legs were cut off (left). Her ears had also been shaved down and part of her tail was missing. It is thought that all of this was done with no anesthetic because people in China believe that this produces adrenaline which makes the meat more tender. Emma Roo was abandoned by her original owners because of a small toe defect. She was initially given a new home in China but after two years, Emma Roo was returned to a local clinic - which turned to Florida-based non-profit Dalmatian Rescue for help. Misha found Emma Roo on the Dalmatian Rescue website and quickly fell in love.

Unbelieveably cruel people, poor girl, yet look at her now, still happy to live on and most likely give love to a human.

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