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Chinese island eyes oasis from web censorship for foreigners

Bejing - China's Hainan island has proposed allowing foreign visitors access to censored websites such as YouTube and Facebook, a double standard that has raised cries of indignation from the country's internet users.

A tsunami of plastic waste is about to be unleashed on the world

The world will soon be dealing with a glut of plastic waste equivalent to 21 times the mass of the Great Pyramids at Giza, with no obvious strategy available for recycling it.

Democracy in decline around the world, including US: study

Paris - A third of the world's population resides in countries where democracy is in retreat, including India, Turkey, Brazil, Poland, Russia and the United States, researchers reported Thursday.

North Korean airline plans new route to China's Xian

Bejing - North Korea's national airline Air Koryo plans to open a new route linking Pyongyang and Xian in China, a staff member said Thursday, in the latest sign of the nuclear-armed state's possible emergence from isolation.

China's answer to trade war — Farmers told to plant soybeans

U.S. President Donald Trump may have bitten off more than he can chew - especially if he thinks the U.S. can beat China in a tit-for-tat trade war. Beijing has previous trade war experience and a lot of tactics at its disposal.

North Korea's Kim hails 'unity' with China in new visit

Bejing - Kim Jong Un declared North Korea's unstinting "friendship, unity and cooperation" with Beijing during his third visit to China this year, in a show of loyalty to his main ally following a landmark summit with US President Donald Trump.

North Korea's Kim hails 'unity' with China in new visit

Bejing - Kim Jong Un declared North Korea's unstinting "friendship, unity and cooperation" with Beijing during his third visit to China this year, in a show of loyalty to his main ally following a landmark summit with US President Donald Trump.

The question marks over Trump's trade policies

Washington - America's new protectionist trade policies make good on President Donald Trump's campaign pledges but come at significant risks. What are the strengths and weaknesses of his trade offensive?

US slaps anti-dumping duties on Chinese alloy aluminum sheet

Washington - The United States on Tuesday said it was imposing steep import duties on Chinese imports of alloy aluminum sheet valued at nearly $1 billion which Washington says have been dumped on the US market.

China pledges $100 million in military aid to Cambodia

Phnom Penh - China has pledged around $100 million to help modernise Cambodia's military, the government said Tuesday, the latest largesse showered on the country amid a crackdown on dissent before national elections.

Japan airlines change 'Taiwan' to 'China Taiwan' on websites

Apo - Japan's two largest airlines have changed "Taiwan" to "China Taiwan" on their Chinese-language websites, officials said Tuesday, sparking an immediate protest from the self-ruled island.

Shanghai, Hong Kong stocks plunge on trade war fears

Shanghai - Shanghai and Hong Kong stocks plunge on Tuesday on investors' fears that the US and China could be heading for a full-blown trade war following tit-for-tat tariff threats.

North Korea's Kim briefs China's Xi on Trump summit

Bejing - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un briefed Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday about his historic summit with US President Donald Trump, a visit that underscores Beijing's efforts to remain at the centre of fast-moving nuclear diplomacy.

Australia vows to compete with China funding in Pacific

Sydney - Australia pledged Tuesday to provide Pacific nations with better funding to counter Chinese development money which it fears will leave some countries with massive debt burdens and undermine their sovereignty.

China accuses Trump of 'blackmail' after new tariffs threat

Bejing - Beijing on Tuesday accused Donald Trump of "blackmail" and warned it would retaliate in kind after the US president threatened to impose fresh tariffs on Chinese goods, pushing the world's two biggest economies closer to a trade war.

North Korea's Kim visiting China Tuesday and Wednesday: state media

Bejing - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is visiting China on Tuesday and Wednesday, state broadcaster CCTV said, a week after his unprecedented summit with US President Donald Trump.

US Commerce Secretary held Russia, China-linked assets: report

Washington - US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross held assets for much of last year that created conflicts of interest and has since transferred ownership to a family trust instead of divesting outright, Forbes reported Monday.

When it comes to North Korea, no one puts Beijing in a corner

Bejing - China may not have been at the table for Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un's historic summit, but it still scored a strategic victory and sent out a clear message: no one puts Beijing in the corner.

Manager of China aircraft carrier builder under graft probe

Bejing - China has launched a corruption investigation into the general manager of the state-owned firm responsible for building aircraft carriers, a potential complication in ambitious plans to modernise its navy.

US farmers stressed, angry at trade wars

New York - US farmers find themselves in the crosshairs of a trade war with China and others launched by President Donald Trump, who was elected with the support of many in rural America.

China imposes equal tariffs on US imports in retaliation

Bejing - China Friday swiftly retaliated by imposing "equal" tariffs on US products following a decision by Donald Trump to slap duties on $50 billion of Chinese products.

Trump slaps tariffs on China, triggering swift retaliation

Washington - US President Donald Trump on Friday announced 25 percent tariffs on tens of billions in Chinese imports, sparking immediate retaliation from Beijing and bringing the world's two largest economies to the brink of an all-out trade war long feared by mark...

China vows to retaliate 'immediately' to US tariffs

Bejing - China vowed to "immediately" retaliate to US tariffs on Friday as Washington moved closer to imposing duties that could trigger a trade war.

France, Britain, US put UN hold on Chinese arms deliveries to C. Africa

New York - France, Britain and the United States on Thursday put a hold on a request from the Central African Republic for UN Security Council approval of Chinese weapons deliveries for its national forces.

China, US trade barbs on trade, territorial claim

Bejing - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi traded barbs on trade and China's territorial claims Thursday, just as the two seek cooperation on resolving the North Korean nuclear issue.

Ex-head of China insurance regulator pleads guilty to bribes

Bejing - The former head of China's insurance regulator pleaded guilty to accepting 19 million yuan ($3 million) in bribes at his trial in eastern Jiangsu province on Thursday, state media said.

'iPal' robot companion for China's lonely children

Shanghai - It speaks two languages, gives math lessons, tells jokes and interacts with children through the tablet screen in its chest -- China's latest robot is the babysitter every parent needs.

Chinese growth shows signs of flagging as leaders tackle problems

Bejing - Chinese economic growth showed signs of flagging in data released on Thursday as Beijing faces trade tensions with the United States as well as debt and pollution battles at home.

China's transgenders 'step forward' from the shadows

Shanghai - Lan spent years trapped between two identities: the male gender assigned to her at birth and the woman she was inside -- a living "torture" in a China not yet ready to fully embrace transgenders.

China's ZTE dives 39% at resumption of trading in Hong Kong

Fpo - Shares in Chinese telecoms equipment maker ZTE collapsed 39 percent Wednesday as trading in the company resumed after it reached a settlement with the United States over its handling of a sanctions violation.
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