12 December 2019

China

Iklan Rokok di China Diperketat !

KONFRONTASI-Parlemen Cina mengesahkan undang-undang yang membatasi iklan rokok di wilayah publik sebagai upaya untuk menekan jumlah perokok aktif dan pasif yang saat ini jumlahnya mencapai milyaran orang di negara tersebut.

Revisi atas Undang-Undang Periklanan yang disahkan pada Jumat oleh Panitia Kerja Kongres Rakyat Nasional itu akan melarang iklan rokok di media massa, tempat-tempat publik, dan alat transportasi massal, demikian Kantor Berita Xinhua melaporkan, Ahad (26/4).

Berpidato di Forum KAA, Xi Jinping Minta Negara Kaya Bantu Negara Berkembang

KONFRONTASI-Saat berpidato di hadapan Konferensi Asia-Afrika 2015, Presiden China Xi Jinping mengimbau negara-negara kaya untuk meningkatkan sokongan terhadap negara berkembang.  Xi menyatakan negaranya akan menawarkan tunjangan perdagangan kepada negara miskin yang memiliki hubungan diplomatik dengan Beijing.

“Hal penting adalah mendesak negara maju agar mereka secara tulus mewujudkan komitmen” bantuan pembangunan internasional, kata Xi. Negara maju pun diharapkan “meningkatkan dukungan bagi negara berkembang tanpa pamrih politik.”

China complains Japanese air, sea surveillance raises safety risks

KJONFRONTASI-China's Defense Ministry complained on Friday that Japanese surveillance activities threatened the safety of Chinese ships and aircraft, raising the issue after Japan said earlier this week that its jet fighter scrambles had hit levels unseen since the Cold War.

Japan's air force said the increased number of scrambles were in response to Russian bombers probing its northern skies and Chinese combat aircraft intruding into its southern air space.

China jails journalist accused of leaking state secrets for seven years

KONFRONTASI-A Chinese court has sentenced a journalist accused of leaking an internal Communist Party document to a foreign website to seven years in prison, her lawyer said on Friday, a ruling that reflects the sensitivity surrounding the party's inner workings.

Gao Yu, 71, who was tried behind closed doors in Beijing last November, was convicted on a charge of providing state secrets to foreign contacts, her lawyer, Mo Shaoping, said.

Japan overtakes China as largest holder of US debt

KONFRONTASI - Japan has overtaken China as the largest holder of US government debt, according to a report by the US Treasury Department.

The monthly report, released on Wednesday, showed that Japan held more than $1.224 trillion in US government securities at the end of February, ending China's six-year run as the top holder of US debt.

Since February 2014, Japan increased its US debt holdings by $13.6 billion while China’s holdings dropped by $49.2 billion as it sold more US Treasuries during the month of January.

US admiral warns about China, Russia presence in Pacific

KONFRONTASI - Head of the US military's Pacific Command Admiral Samuel Locklear has warned about the growing military activity of China and Russia in the Asia-Pacific region.

Speaking to the House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday, Locklear said Beijing wants to deploy long-range radar and advanced missile systems on the South China Sea in order to exert more influence over the area.

He said China has several construction projects at eight outposts in the Paracel and Spratly island chains and one of them is an airfield at Fiery Cross Reef.

Philippines warns against China’s expansionist policy

KONFRONTASI - Philippine President Benigno Aquino has warned against China’s efforts to claim territory in the South China Sea.

In an exclusive interview with AFP, the Filipino leader warned that the territorial claims could turn into a full-out military conflict in the region.

He said, “The question of it [the territorial disputes] escalating to something beyond everybody’s control should be at the top of the minds of all world leaders.”

China Ingin Bangun Terowongan Kereta Menembus Gunung Everest

KONFRONTASI- China berencana membuat terowongan kereta api yang menembus Gunung Everest, gunung tertinggi di dunia.

Para pejabat setempat mengatakan Nepal telah meminta perpanjangan jalur rel yang ada dari Xining, China tengah, hingga perbatasan, dan kemudian ke Kathmandu. Jalur ini kemudian bisa diperluas ke Lumbini, sebuah situs Warisan Dunia.

Tapi Wang Mengshu, seorang ahli kereta api di Chinese Academy of Engineering mengatakan, “Jalur ini harus melalui Everest sehingga pekerja harus menggali terowongan yang sangat panjang."

China Tahan Lima Perempuan Pegiat HAM

KONFRONTASI-Polisi China memperluas penyelidikan terhadap lima perempuan pegiat HAM, yang ditahan, dan fokus pada kampanye mereka melawan kekerasan dalam rumah tangga serta penyediaan lebih banyak toilet perempuan, kata kuasa hukum mereka, Rabu.

Para perempuan pegiat itu ditangkap pada Hari Perempuan Dunia pada 8 Maret dan ditahan atas dugaan memicu pertikaian dan masalah dengan ancaman hukuman lima tahun penjara, kata pengacara mereka.

China urges resumption of North Korea nuclear talks

KONFRONTASI - Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has called for the resumption of the stalled six-party talks aimed at allaying concerns over North Korea’s nuclear program.

In an interview published on Tuesday, Wang urged all parties involved in the stalled talks to “work hard together, meet each other half way and create conditions to resume the six-party talks, to strive to put the nuclear issue at the earliest date possible on a dialogue process that is sustainable, effective and cannot be gone back on.”

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