News Wire | Thursday, July 7, 2022

China Seeks to Preempt Sanctions in Case of Taiwan Clash, FBI Chief Says

By Julian E. Barnes | The New York Times

Learning from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, China is looking for ways to protect its economy from the threat of international sanctions should a confrontation over Taiwan occur, “a clue” to Beijing’s view of what the future holds, the FBI director said Wednesday.

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U.S. Tightens Sanctions on Iran, Targets Chinese, Emirati Firms Over Oil

By Daphne Psaledakis & Arshad Mohammed | Reuters

The United States on Wednesday imposed sanctions on a network of Chinese, Emirati and other companies that it accused of helping to deliver and sell Iranian petroleum and petrochemical products to East Asia, pressuring Tehran as it seeks to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

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