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Malaysia PM calls for China's help with fiscal problems

Bejing - Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad called on China's top leadership to help with his country's fiscal problems Monday, as he seeks to revise major Beijing-backed projects signed under his country's scandal-plagued former regime.

Electric scooter startups are about to run into Trump tariffs

As electric scooter-rental startups like Bird and Lime battle for market share on American streets, in a matter of days, the budding companies will be slammed with a slew of Trump tariffs.

US points at China, not Russia, on election meddling

Washington - US National Security Advisor John Bolton on Sunday singled out China, North Korea and Iran as countries who could possibly meddle in American elections -- as President Donald Trump railed about a probe into Russian interference in 2016.

China set to launch lunar rover to far side of moon in December

Beijing - China's space agency this week shared new details about its upcoming Chang'e-4 mission, which aims to launch two robots to the far side of the moon.

China rejects 'irresponsible' Pentagon report on bombers

Bejing - China on Saturday rejected what it called an "irresponsible" Pentagon report claiming Beijing's bombers are likely training for strikes against US and allied targets in the Pacific.

Chinese plane pulled from mud at Philippine airport

Manila - A Chinese plane that slid off the runway at Manila airport was removed from the muddy spot where it had been stuck for more than a day, officials said, allowing normal operations to resume on Saturday.

No children? Pay a tax, Chinese academics suggest

Bejing - Two Chinese academics have proposed a controversial idea to encourage childbirth as their country faces an ageing population: Make people with no or fewer than two children pay into a "maternity fund".

No place to hide: exiled Chinese Uighurs feel state's long reach

Paris - Sitting on the terrace of a Paris cafe, a young Chinese woman glances nervously at her mobile phone as a message from a police officer in her native Xinjiang region pops up.

Chinese bombers likely training for US strikes: Pentagon

Washington - Chinese bombers are likely training for strikes against US and allied targets in the Pacific, according to a new Pentagon report that also details how Beijing is transforming its ground forces to "fight and win.

US will be 'good ally' to Philippines in disputed sea: official

Manila - The United States will be "a good ally" to the Philippines in responding to territorial conflicts in the South China Sea, a US defence official said Thursday.

'Monster Hunter' on hold as China hits pause on new video games

Shanghai - China appears to have halted approvals of new online game licences, with reports Wednesday that a government shake-up was causing paralysis in the world's biggest gaming market.

Top China Buddhist leader quits in sex probe

Bejing - The head of China's government-run Buddhist association quit his post on Wednesday amid an investigation into allegations that he coerced several nuns into having sex with him.

US denies China policy change after Taiwan leader speech in LA

Washington - President Donald Trump's administration denied Tuesday any change to its "One-China" policy after Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen made a political speech in the US, the first time in 15 years a Taiwanese leader has done so.

US defense chief woos Brazil as Chinese influence grows

Rio De Janeiro - US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis urged closer strategic ties with Brazil on Tuesday in what appeared to be part of a concerted pushback against growing Chinese influence in Latin America.

Taiwan leader irks China with rare US speech

Los Angeles - Taiwan's president has given a speech in the United States -- the first time in 15 years that a leader of the island has spoken publicly on American soil -- prompting an official protest from Beijing.

Sri Lanka gets US military funding as China vies for influence

Colombo - The United States announced Monday it would grant Sri Lanka $39 million to boost maritime security as China develops its strategic hold on the Indian Ocean island.

China denies internment of 1 mn Uighurs

Geneva - China vehemently denied Monday allegations that one million of its mostly Muslim Uighur minority are being held in internment camps, insisting all ethnic groups in the country are treated equally.

Trump's trade beef with China may backfire on meat

Shanghai - A key objective of President Donald Trump's trade war is to pressure Beijing to "buy American", but when it comes to millions of dollars of US meat imports, China may simply take its business elsewhere.

China delays mosque demolition after protest

Tianshui - Authorities in northern China delayed the demolition of a massive mosque on Saturday after thousands of people demonstrated to stop its destruction, local residents said, amid a nationwide government drive to tighten restrictions on religious activitie...

Three Chinese among six wounded in SW Pakistan suicide attack

Quetta - At least six people, including three Chinese nationals, were wounded in a suicide attack on a bus in southwestern Pakistan on Saturday, officials said.

China test launches its next-generation weapon, Starry Sky-2

Beijing - China successfully tested a hypersonic aircraft on Friday (Aug. 3), one that could one day be capable of firing nuclear missiles around the planet at up to six times the speed of sound, according to China's state-run news site China Daily.

Drive to curb salt intake should focus on China: study

Paris - Salt consumption exceeds national and World Health Organization guidelines in most countries, but only the highest-sodium diets, such as in China, are linked to clear health risks, researchers said Friday.

China exports top forecasts but warning over US tariffs impact

Bejing - China on Wednesday posted a forecast-busting surge in exports for July, but while its surplus with the US dipped slightly analysts warned that the full impact of US sanctions was yet to be felt.

China trade surplus with US down on-month in July

Bejing - China's trade surplus with the United States eased in July after President Donald Trump imposed tariffs on Chinese goods in a showdown between the world's two biggest economies, official data showed Wednesday.The Asian giant posted a $28.

Investor says only 1 percent of Chinese EV startups will survive

Beijing - The push to produce more electric cars (EVs) in China has resulted in literally hundreds of startups trying to cash in on the EV revolution but according to NIO Capital only 1 percent will survive.

First round of US tariffs on Chinese goods to hit $50 bn Aug 23: USTR

Washington - The first round of President Donald Trump's punitive tariffs on China will hit the full $50 billion in goods starting August 23, the government announced Tuesday.

First round of US tariffs on Chinese goods to hit $50 bn Aug 23: USTR

Washington - The first round of President Donald Trump's 25 percent punitive tariffs on China will hit $50 billion in goods starting August 23, the government announced Tuesday.Washington already imposed tariffs on $34 billion in Chinese products on July 6.

Chinese tech 'wolf' Huawei stalks Apple and Samsung

Shanghai - Ren Zhengfei, the founder of Chinese telecoms behemoth Huawei, likens the company to a ruthless "wolf" tirelessly running down its prey, an ethos that could soon make it the apex predator of the smartphone world.

China deploys huge police force to prevent fraud protest

Bejing - Hundreds of police patrolled the streets of Beijing's financial district Monday as Chinese authorities thwarted a planned protest against money lost in risky peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platforms and a lack of government help.

In new admin error, Germany expels Uighur man to China

Berlin - German authorities wrongfully deported an Uighur man to China due to an administrative error, local media reported Monday, in a fresh scandal as the country seeks to step up expulsions of failed asylum seekers.
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