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North Korean leader rides train on way to Vietnam

Bejing - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's armoured train chugged across China on Sunday as he headed to his highly anticipated second summit with US President Donald Trump in Vietnam.

Saudi crown prince meets Chinese president, bags oil deal

Bejing - Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met China's President Xi Jinping on Friday and bagged a $10-billion oil deal, pressing on with his diplomatic charm offensive in Asia following a global outcry over the Khashoggi killing.

China against forcefully sending aid to Venezuela

Bejing - China said Friday it was against forcefully sending "so-called humanitarian assistance" to Venezuela, warning it could spark conflict in the crisis-torn country.

Saudi crown prince arrives in China

Bejing - Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in Beijing Thursday as the monarch aims to seal partnerships on a high-profile Asia tour following a diplomatic crisis over a journalist's brutal murder.

Crunch time as high-level US-China trade talks resume

Washington - With only eight days left in their trade truce, top US and Chinese officials on Thursday returned to the daunting task of bridging a chasm between the world's two largest economies.

Nine countries at UN seek to override China to raise Myanmar

New York - The United States, France, Britain and six other countries on the UN Security Council have called for a meeting on Myanmar that is expected to face opposition from China, diplomats said Wednesday.

Trump says US-China trade talks 'going very well'

Washington - President Donald Trump said Tuesday that trade talks with China are complex but are "going very well" and again indicated the March 1 deadline for raising tariffs could be extended.

Huawei's founder denies presence of 'backdoors' for spying

Bejing - The founder of Chinese telecom giant Huawei has hit back at US efforts to blacklist the company and denied there are any "backdoors" in its technology to spy for Beijing.

China data leak exposes mass surveillance in Xinjiang

Bejing - A Chinese technology firm has compiled a range of personal information on 2.6 million people in Xinjiang -- from their ethnicity to locations -- according to a data leak highlighting the wide extent of surveillance in the restive region.

US-China trade talks to resume in Washington

Washington - US-China trade talks aimed at ending a damaging tariff war will resume from Tuesday in Washington, the White House said.

Huawei's founder says world can't live without it

Bejing - The founder of Chinese telecom giant Huawei has hit back at US efforts to blacklist the company, saying defiantly that the world cannot do without Huawei and its "more advanced" technology.

Cuban cigars hit record sales thanks to increasing Chinese demand

Havana - Boosted by growing demand from China, sales of Cuban cigars reached a record $537 million in 2018, a seven percent increase over the previous year despite global laws against tobacco, the partially state-owned Habanos said Monday.

China aims to build an orbiting power station in space by 2025

China's Academy of Space Technology is working on an orbital power plant that would capture solar energy in space and beam it back to Earth.

China province defends ban on Tibetan lessons

Bejing - Chinese authorities on Monday defended a ban on schoolchildren attending informal Tibetan language classes taught by Buddhist monks in western China, as religious and cultural freedoms in the country come under increasing pressure.

Trade war boogeyman hangs over giant US toy show

New York - The US-China trade war has dealt a glancing blow to American toys, hitting putty and arts and crafts items, while sparing superhero action figures, toy cars and most best-selling offerings.

Trump briefed in Florida on 'productive' China trade talks

Washington - US President Donald Trump said Saturday he was briefed at his Florida resort by negotiators working to reach a trade deal with Beijing after their return from "very productive" meetings with Chinese officials.

Disarmament efforts must include China as well as US, Russia: Merkel

Munich - China must be involved in international disarmament efforts, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Saturday, amid rising concern about Beijing's missile arsenal and the suspension of a key US-Russia arms treaty.

Disarmament efforts must include China as well as US, Russia: Merkel

Munich - China must be involved in international disarmament efforts, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Saturday, amid rising concern about Beijing's missile arsenal and the suspension of a key US-Russia arms treaty.

Former Mao Zedong secretary and party critic dies at 101

Bejing - Mao Zedong's former secretary Li Rui, a bold critic of China's ruling Communist Party who spent a lifetime near the centre of elite politics, died Saturday at the age of 101, his family said.

Trump hails China's use of death penalty for drug dealers

Washington - President Donald Trump on Friday praised China's use of capital punishment for drug dealers, suggesting that the United States would deal better with narcotics trafficking if it put offenders to death.

Saudi crown prince to visit China

Bejing - Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will visit China next week, Beijing's foreign ministry said on Friday, as part of a swing through Asia in which the monarch is expected to sign an investment package with cash-strapped Pakistan.

Trump says could extend March 1 China tariff deadline

Washington - President Donald Trump said Friday the trade negotiations with China were going "extremely well" and again offered the possibility of extending the March 1 deadline for a sharp rise in punitive tariffs.

Venezuela enlists 50 countries at UN to show support

New York - Russia and China joined Cuba, Iran, North Korea and dozens of other countries at the United Nations on Thursday to show support for Venezuela in its showdown with the United States.

Chinese movies dodge censors to shine at Berlin filmfest

Berlin - A moving Chinese epic looking at the aftermath of the Cultural Revolution, the one-child policy and forced abortion made it past censors to premiere at the Berlin film festival Thursday despite a widening crackdown.

Swedish ambassador to Beijing recalled over Gui meetings

Stockholm - Sweden's ambassador to Beijing has been recalled after claims she brokered an unauthorised meeting over the fate of detained Chinese-Swedish bookseller Gui Minhai, Stockholm said Thursday.

Venezuela: Another black eye for Chinese economic diplomacy

Bejing - China and Venezuela seemed like natural bedfellows: one is the planet's top crude-oil importer and the other possesses the world's largest reserves.

US and China seek deal to prevent trade-war escalation

Bejing - US and Chinese negotiators on Thursday kicked off two days of high-level talks that President Donald Trump says could decide whether he escalates the bruising tariff battle between the world's two biggest economies.

US-China trade talks set to open in Beijing

Bejing - US and Chinese negotiators are set to kick off two days of official trade talks in Beijing Thursday as the world's top two economies try to patch up their festering economic dispute.

Tourists at upmarket Chinese ski resort hit by novovirus

Bejing - Dozens of tourists celebrating the lunar new year at an upmarket ski resort in northeastern China have been struck down by novovirus, the winter vomiting bug, the tour operator admitted.

Lawmakers warn Hong Kong's China extradition plans a 'Trojan horse'

Fpo - Plans by Hong Kong to allow extraditions to Taiwan, Macau and mainland China following a high-profile murder case could become a "Trojan horse" for Beijing to pursue critics, pro-democracy lawmakers warned Wednesday.
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