Make References to Taiwan, Face Crack-Down–China Warns Global Firms

China Threatens U.S. Airlines Over Taiwan References Beijing is pressuring companies around the world to follow the party line on Taiwan sovereignty — or else. BY JAMES PALMER, BETHANY ALLEN-EBRAHIMIAN The Civil Aviation Administration of China has sent a letter to United Airlines and American Airlines demanding that their global operations follow China’s restrictions against “separatism,” meaning…

China Dismisses ‘Absurd’ Claim It Spies on African Union HQrs

China has dismissed reports it bugged the African Union (AU) headquarters as “preposterous”. Kuang Weilin, the Chinese ambassador to the AU, told reporters in Ethiopia the “absurd” claim in France’s Le Monde was “very difficult to understand”. He spoke out three days after the newspaper published an article claiming data from the Chinese-built AU building…