US Representative Kevin McCarthy, a Republican from California, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill on Thursday. Photo: AFP

Donald Trump ally Kevin McCarthy blocked bipartisan bid to limit China’s role in US transit, shielding Chinese manufacturer BYD Motors

  • Intervention is striking at a time when Washington is seeking to curb Beijing’s access to US markets
  • BYD Motors has a plant in McCarthy’s California district, and company president Stella Li is a contributor to his campaign
Topic |   BYD

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US Representative Kevin McCarthy, a Republican from California, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill on Thursday. Photo: AFP
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Chinese President Xi Jinping lays a floral basket at a monument marking the departure point of the Long March in Yudu county, Ganzhou, in Jiangxi province. Photo: Xinhua

Xi Jinping calls for ‘new Long March’ in dramatic sign that China is preparing for protracted trade war

  • Xi Jinping told cheering crowds in Jiangxi: ‘We are now embarking on a new Long March, and we must start all over again’
  • His comments come amid an increasingly sour mood in official Chinese media, which have become more forceful in anti-US rhetoric since trade war talks collapsed
Topic |   US-China trade war

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Chinese President Xi Jinping lays a floral basket at a monument marking the departure point of the Long March in Yudu county, Ganzhou, in Jiangxi province. Photo: Xinhua
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