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China's foreign minister to visit Washington: Beijing

Bejing - China said its Foreign Minister Wang Yi would visit Washington on Wednesday, as trade tensions ease but new strains arise over North Korea and Beijing's military moves in the South China Sea.

Merkel seeks united front with China amid Trump trade fears

Berlin - Chancellor Angela Merkel visits China on Thursday, seeking to close ranks with the world's biggest exporting nation as US President Donald Trump shakes up explosive issues from trade to Iran's nuclear deal.

China to cut auto tariffs on July 1 as trade tensions ease

Bejing - China announced Tuesday that it would cut tariffs on auto imports from July 1, the latest sign of a thaw in trade frictions with the United States.

China says to cut auto import tariffs on July 1

Bejing - China will cut tariffs on most imported cars to 15 percent from July 1, the finance ministry said on Tuesday following a thaw in trade tensions with the United States.

Foreign media head to N. Korea to see nuclear site destruction

Bejing - Foreign journalists headed to North Korea on Tuesday to watch the promised destruction of its nuclear test site, a move seen as a goodwill gesture before a planned summit with the United States.

Beijing's South China Sea bombers fly in the face of protests

Bejing - China's brazen landing of nuclear-capable bombers on an island in the disputed South China Sea is a bold power play to bolster its territorial claims while rivals are divided and the US distracted by North Korea, analysts say.

Foreign media head to N. Korea to witness nuclear site destruction

Bejing - Foreign journalists headed to North Korea on Tuesday to witness the promised destruction of its nuclear test site, a move seen as a goodwill gesture before a planned summit with the United States.

China jails Tibetan-language advocate for 5 years

Bejing - A Tibetan who has campaigned to preserve his region's ancestral language was jailed for five years in China on Tuesday for "inciting separatism" in a case Amnesty International denounced as "beyond absurd".

New Washington-Beijing trade 'consensus' resolves little: analysts

Washington - The compromise reached over the weekend between Washington and Beijing has reduced the threat of a trade war, but the Americans won few concessions from the Chinese side, with key disagreements far from being resolved.

Trump urges China to clamp down on North Korea border

Washington - US President Donald Trump on Monday urged China to maintain tight control of its border with North Korea until he signs a denuclearization deal with Kim Jong UN.

Beijing denies 'militarisation' of South China Sea

Bejing - Beijing hit back Monday at allegations it was "militarising" the South China Sea after landing bombers at an airbase in the contested waters, accusing Washington instead of raising tensions with its own military footprint.

China calls on all mosques to raise national flag

Bejing - All Chinese mosques should raise the national flag to "promote a spirit of patriotism" among Muslims, the country's top Islamic regulatory body has declared, as the Communist Party seeks to tighten its grip on religion.

China satellite heralds first mission to dark side of Moon

Bejing - China launched on Monday a relay satellite that will allow a rover to communicate with the Earth from the far side of the Moon during an unprecedented mission later this year.

US, China agree to abandon trade war: Beijing

Bejing - Washington and Beijing have agreed to abandon any trade war and back off from imposing tariffs on each other, Chinese state media reported Sunday.

US, China reach trade 'consensus' but offer few details: statement

Washington - The United States and China said Saturday they had reached consensus on measures to "substantially" reduce the US trade deficit with Beijing by "significantly" increasing its purchases of US goods, but offered few details.

Chinese Terracotta Warriors archaeologist dies aged 82

Bejing - The Chinese archaeologist credited with discovering the emblematic ancient Terracotta Warriors, Zhao Kangmin, has died aged 82, state media said.

Beijing hails Portugal's openness to Chinese investment

Lisbon - Portugal is a country "open" to Chinese investment and could play a "constructive" role in economic relations between China and the European Union, the foreign minister of the Asian economic powerhouse said Friday.

France freezes company assets over Syria chemical weapons

Paris - France on Friday imposed a six-month asset freeze on several international companies allegedly linked to a chemical weapons programme in Syria, as ministers meeting in Paris vowed that governments that gas their own people would not go unpunished.

Chinese bank sells Trump dinner tickets for $150,000: report

Bejing - A Chinese bank has been offering its clients the chance to buy tickets to a dinner with US President Donald Trump for $150,000, Bloomberg News reported Friday.

France freezes company assets over Syria chemical weapons

Paris - France on Friday imposed a six-month asset freeze on companies based in Syria, Lebanon and China after they were linked to an alleged chemical weapons programme in Syria.

Trump dampens chances of trade deal with China

Washington - US and Chinese officials face a new round of tough trade talks on Friday as President Donald Trump discounted chances of a deal, but Beijing extended a potential olive branch.

Split verdict on Iranian oil tanker disaster off China

Bejing - A multinational committee probing a collision between an Iranian oil tanker and a freighter off China has come to differing conclusions over the causes of the accident that led to one of the worst oil spills in decades, according to an investigation re...

EU vows to block blow of US Iran sanctions

Sofia - The EU said Thursday it will begin moves to block the effect of US sanctions on Iran as efforts to preserve the nuclear deal with Tehran deepened a transatlantic rift.

Chinese private firm launches first space rocket

Bejing - A suborbital rocket was launched into space Thursday by a start-up in China's burgeoning commercial aeronautics industry, as private firms snap at the heels of their dominant American rivals.

Trump denies 'folding' over ZTE in China trade talks

Washington - President Donald Trump on Wednesday denied caving to China over US sanctions on the telecoms equipment maker ZTE.

World authors urge China to free Nobel dissident's widow

Bejing - Dozens of the world's leading writers and artists, from Michael Chabon to Paul Auster and Khaled Hosseini, called on China Wednesday to release the widow of dissident Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo and let her seek medical treatment abroad.

China says it hopes Kim-Trump summit will go ahead

Bejing - China called Wednesday for North Korea and the United States to go ahead with their historic summit as planned after Pyongyang threatened to pull out of the scheduled meeting between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un.

Fury after Hong Kong journalist attacked in Beijing

Fpo - A Hong Kong journalist was arrested and left injured while trying to interview a human rights lawyer in Beijing Wednesday, the second violent incident against the city's reporters in China within a week.

China spots problems with US cars, pork as trade talks loom

Bejing - China said on Wednesday it had stepped up inspections of key US imports such as pork and automobiles, just as a high-level delegation visits Washington for key trade negotiations.

Iran FM hails 'good start' in talks with EU to save nuclear deal

Apo - Iran's foreign minister on Tuesday hailed talks with the EU to try to find a way to rescue the Iran nuclear deal after the US pulled out as a "good start"."I believe it's a good start.
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