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Media Report
January 10 , 2019
  • The New York Times reports, "President Moon Jae-in of South Korea said Thursday that the visit to China this week by the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, heralded an imminent second summit meeting between Mr. Kim and President Trump to negotiate the terms of denuclearizing the North. Mr. Moon held his New Year's news conference in Seoul, South Korea, on Thursday, hours after Mr. Kim wrapped up a four-day trip to China, which included his fourth summit meeting with President Xi Jinping. China is considered the best buffer North Korea has against American pressure and sanctions as Mr. Kim prepares for a second meeting with Mr. Trump. He also consulted with Mr. Xi before and after his first meeting with Mr. Trump, which took place in Singapore in June."

  • The Associated Press reports, "The rally in global stock markets faded Thursday after U.S. and Chinese officials wrapped up three days of trade talks in Beijing without any significant breakthrough... Stock markets have clawed back a lot of ground this year largely because of hopes of a breakthrough in trade discussions between China and the U.S. The lack of news following three days of talks in Beijing was used by many traders as an opportunity to book some profits reaped over recent sessions... 'Stock markets participants have been left a bit disappointed with the lack of a clear breakthrough in trade talks between the U.S. and China, after a three-day meeting merely laid the foundation for a potential deal in the future,' said Fawad Razaqzada, market analyst at" 
  • CNN reports, "China's ambassador to Canada has accused his host government of 'Western egotism and white supremacy' over their handling of the case of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou, amid an escalating dispute between Ottawa and Beijing. In an op-ed Wednesday, Lu Shaye contrasted Canada's statements over the detention of its citizens in China with the December arrest of Meng in Vancouver at the request of the US over alleged violations of Iran sanctions. 'I have recently heard a word repeatedly pronounced by some Canadians: bullying,' Lu said in his op-ed... He continued that, 'the reason why some people are used to arrogantly adopting double standards is due to Western egotism and white supremacy.'"

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