China’s space programme is one of the world’s largest, but its representatives were unable to attend the event in Washington this week. Photo: Xinhua

China hits out at US after delegates miss major space conference in Washington because of ‘weaponised’ visa system

  • Representatives from one of the world’s biggest space programmes fail to attend the International Astronautical Conference in US capital
  • Beijing accuses America of disrupting normal exchanges and collaboration between countries by denying or delaying visas
Topic |   US-China relations

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China’s space programme is one of the world’s largest, but its representatives were unable to attend the event in Washington this week. Photo: Xinhua
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Peter Navarro, director of the National Trade Council, in Washington this month. Photo: Zach Gibson/Bloomberg

China says Peter Navarro’s fictional source shows that US makes ‘policies based on lies’

  • Chinese government connects a White House adviser’s fake expert in his 2011 book to a Mike Pompeo comment about the CIA’s lying and cheating
  • Seizing on Navarro’s made-up book source as evidence that the US smears China ‘without scruple’
Topic |   US-China relations

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Peter Navarro, director of the National Trade Council, in Washington this month. Photo: Zach Gibson/Bloomberg
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