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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.

Chinese vase found in attic sells for 16.2 million euros

Paris - An 18th-century Chinese vase forgotten for decades in a shoe box in a French attic sold for 16.2 million euros ($19 million) at Sotheby's in Paris on Tuesday -- more than 30 times the estimate.

China urges 'full denuclearisation' as Kim-Trump meet

Bejing - China on Tuesday praised the summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as historic and called for "full denuclearisation" to resolve tensions on the Korean peninsula.

US unveils 'milestone' new de facto embassy in Taiwan

Taipei - The United States on Tuesday unveiled a new $255 million de facto embassy in Taiwan in what was hailed as a "milestone" in relations, drawing the ire of China which considers the self-ruled island as part of its territory.

France challenges Beijing in South China Sea

Paris - France is increasing its military presence in the Indo-Pacific region, sending warships through the South China Sea and planning air exercises to help counter China's military build-up in disputed waters.

Huh? China stumped by Ivanka Trump's 'Chinese proverb'

Bejing - Chinese social media users are scratching their heads over a "Chinese proverb" US President Donald Trump's daughter and advisor Ivanka posted to Twitter as her father prepared for his summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un.

Chinese electric carmaker Byton raises $500 mn to take on Tesla

Washington - China-based electric car startup Byton has raised $500 million as it ramps up efforts to take on rivals like Tesla.

Kim's wingman: Air China flight shows Beijing's influence

Bejing - When North Korean leader Kim Jong Un hitched a ride on an Air China plane to his summit with Donald Trump in Singapore, the signal was clear: Beijing remains Pyongyang's diplomatic wingman.

Philippines demands China stop taking fishermen's catch

Manila - The Philippines on Monday demanded that China stop confiscating the catch of Filipino fishermen in the disputed South China Sea, calling the practice "unacceptable".

Cuba says cause of US diplomats' illness still a mystery

Havana - Cuban authorities on Sunday said they remained baffled by a mystery ailment that has afflicted numerous US diplomats on the island, with the latest case reported last month.

As G7 feuds, Xi and Putin play up their own club

Qingdao - The leaders of China and Russia Sunday praised the expansion of their regional security bloc at a summit which put on a show of unity in stark contrast to the acrimonious G7 meeting.

Despite Trump deal, China's ZTE, Huawei to face closed doors in US market

Washington - Chinese telecoms companies like ZTE and Huawei face severely tightened access to the US market despite the Trump administration's deal this week to give ZTE a lifeline after it agreed to a steep fine.

China's Xi hails 'unity' of security bloc led with Russia

Qingdao - Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday opened a regional security summit attended by Russia and Iran with boasts of the bloc's "unity", just as a fractious G7 gathering was mired in divisions between Europe and the US.

US fears of 'mystery weapon' revived by new China diplomat cases

Fpo - A US health alert issued for China over a mysterious illness has revived fears of a rumoured sonic weapon that first surfaced after a scare involving American diplomats and their families in Cuba two years ago.

China hosts Russia, Iran for summit as US tensions rise

Qingdao - Chinese President Xi Jinping will open late Saturday a two-day regional security summit attended by Russia, Iran and other allies confronting rising tensions with the US over trade and Washington's withdrawal from the Iranian nuclear deal.

Iran president arrives at China summit

Qingdao - Iranian president Hassan Rouhani arrived in the coastal Chinese city of Qingdao Friday for a security summit where analysts say Beijing and Moscow will likely seek ways to salvage the nuclear deal ditched by Donald Trump.

No more flights from Sri Lanka's second airport

Colombo - Sri Lanka's jinxed second international airport was left without a single scheduled flight from Friday after the only airline using the remote facility scrapped its daily service.

Xi touts Putin ties as US tensions bring them closer

Bejing - President Xi Jinping gave China's first friendship medal to Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Friday as the neighbouring giants touted their close ties amid diplomatic and economic challenges from the US.
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