18 November 2019

China

Hong Kong's Lam due to address media after bill withdrawal

KONFRONTASI-Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam is due to address the media on Thursday, a day after she withdrew a controversial extradition bill that has triggered mass protests and plunged the Chinese territory into its worst political crisis in decades.

Lam, in a pre-recorded televised message, on Wednesday formally withdrew the bill, acceding to one of the democracy protesters' five demands. 

Pemimpin Hong Kong Akhirnya Cabut RUU Ekstradisi

KONFRONTASI - Pemimpin Hong Kong Carrie Lam akhirnya mengumumkan bahwa dirinya akan mencabut secara permanen RUU ekstradisi, yang telah memicu aksi-aksi demo selama tiga bulan terakhir dan membuat kota itu jatuh ke dalam krisis.

Pengumuman pencabutan RUU ekstradisi ke China itu disampaikan Carrie Lam dalam statemen video yang dirilis via kantornya seperti dilansir kantor berita AFP, Rabu (4/9/2019).

China Sebagai Solusi, Bukti Negara Sudah Terjajah

Oleh: Surfida, S.Pd.I

“Semua masalah pasti ada solusinya”. Kita sering mendengar kata motivasi seperti itu, bahkan kita juga pernah memotivasi teman kita, yang sedang mengahadapi masalah dengan kata-kata tersebut. Begitu juga yang terjadi di negara ini, semua masalah yang dihadapi negara selalu ada solusinya.

China Tolak Cabut RUU Ekstradisi Usulan Pemimpin Hong Kong

Konfrontasi - Pemerintah China menolak proposal Kepala Eksekutif Hong Kong, Carrie Lam tentang pencabutan RUU Ekstradisi. Sebaliknya, pemerintah Beijing justru memerintahkan pemimpin Hong Kong itu untuk tidak menuruti tuntutan pengunjuk rasa.

Duterte arrives in Beijing as South China Sea tensions grow

KONFRONTASI-Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has arrived in Beijing as he seeks to salvage his policy towards China, which left his country's sovereignty more vulnerable to foreign incursion, exposed his neighbours to a new level of brinkmanship in the South China Sea, and embarrassed him before his domestic critics.

Duterte and several top Philippine officials, including Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin, arrived in the Chinese capital late on Wednesday for his scheduled bilateral meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday.

He is also scheduled to hold meetings on Friday with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang. It is Duterte's fifth visit to China.

Despite his huge domestic popularity and great affection for China, Duterte is under growing pressure to push back at its growing maritime assertiveness.

After avoiding the issue for three years, he has promised to raise with Xi a 2016 international arbitration ruling that invalidated China's claim to sovereignty over most of the South China Sea.

A boat-sinking incident in June involving Filipino fishermen and a Chinese vessel within the Philippines' exclusive economic zone has also has enraged the public, and highlighted the Duterte's close relations with Beijing.

Before his trip, the owner of the Chinese trawler that hit and sank the fishing boat apologised on Thursday for the incident, but added that it was an "unintentional mistake". They also promised to compensate the Filipino fishermen for the damage.

Duterte's spokesman, who was travelling with him to Beijing, said the apology had been accepted. 

Duterte's trip comes amid a recent rise in tension on multiple fronts, with Chinese vessels challenging energy assets and sea boundaries of Malaysia, Vietnam and the Philippines, prompting warnings and rebukes by the United States, which accuses China of "coercive interference" and holding hostage $2.5 trillion of oil and gas.

China called that "warrantless criticism" with distorted facts.

Duterte's motivation, experts say, is to tackle public unease over his refusal to speak out against a deeply mistrusted China and frustrations among a defence establishment that has started to find its own voice.

Ja'far Hasibuan, Pemuda Lulusan Pesantren Peraih Medali Emas Ajang Inovasi di China

Ja'far Hasibuan, Pemuda Lulusan Pesantren Peraih Medali Emas Ajang Inovasi di China

KONFRONTASI -   Muhammad Ja'far Hasibuan putra Indonesia asal Sumatera Utara berhasil sabet medali emas dalam ajang China Sanghai International Exhibition of Inventions (CSITF) di Sanghai, China yang digelar pada 19-21 April 2019.

China Ingin Selesaikan Perang Dagang dengan Cara Damai

KONFRONTASI-China bersedia menyelesaikan sengketa dagangnya dengan Amerika Serikat melalui perundingan "damai" dan dengan tegas menentang eskalasi konflik tersebut, kata Wakil Perdana Menteri Liu He, yang memimpin pembicaraan dengan Washington, Senin.

Perang dagang yang semakin sengit antara dua ekonomi terbesar di dunia meningkat tajam pada Jumat, dengan kedua pihak menaikkan tarif lebih banyak pada masing-masing ekspor.

Soal Rencana Menko Luhut, Said Didu: Apapun Masalahnya Serahkan ke China

Konfrontasi - Pernyataan Menko Kemaritiman Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan mengenai solusi menyelematkan Badan Penyelenggara Jaminan Sosial (BPJS) Kesehatan menuai sorotan publik. Pasalnya, Luhut berencana menggandeng asing, dalam hal ini China.

Kritik keras pun dilayangkan Mantan Sekretaris Kementerian BUMN Muhammad Said Didu. Dia mempertanyakan sikap pemerintah yang selalu menjadikan China sebagai solusi semua masalah.

Trump Desak Perusahaan AS Minggat dari China

KONFRONTASI-Presiden Donald Trump pada Jumat (23/8) mendesak perusahaan-perusahaan Amerika Serikat untuk keluar dari China setelah Beijing menyatakan akan memberlakukan tarif balasan senilai 75 miliar dolar AS (sekitar Rp1,07 kuadriliun) atas barang-barang dari Amerika Serikat.

Pergerakan itu memicu ketakutan bahwa perang dagang yang memanas di antara AS dan China akan menyebabkan perekonomian global jatuh ke dalam resesi.

U.S. Says China Is Blocking Trillions in Oil and Gas, Will Send Navy for Asia Drills

KONFRONTASI-The United States has accused China of preventing Southeast Asian countries from accessing trillions of dollars worth of untapped oil and gas reserves in the South China Sea as the Pentagon planned to hold its first exercise with regional powers near the strategic region.

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