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14/05/2017 03:58

US-China trade pact: a Trump triumph or rehashed news?

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The new trade agreement unveiled Friday between China and the United States is yet another olive branch from the Trump White House to Beijing, but some skeptics wonder how long the cooperative tone will last.

13/05/2017 19:39

China hosts summit on new Silk Road

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China opens on Sunday a summit to promote its massive global trade infrastructure project, highlighting Beijing's ambitions to spearhead a new era of globalisation as Washington shifts toward inward-looking policies.

09/05/2017 15:17

China says it tested new missile in northeastern sea

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China has recently tested a new type of guided missile in a northeastern sea near the Korean peninsula, the defence ministry said Tuesday, hours after South Korean elections and amid regional tensions.

08/05/2017 04:46

China's April exports rise but slow from March

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Chinese exports rose for the second consecutive month in April, official data showed on Monday, boosted by improving global demand but the increase was slower than the previous month.

24/04/2017 09:11

Xi urges «restraint» over North Korea as US carrier approaches

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Chinese President Xi Jinping urged «restraint» over North Korea in a phone call with Donald Trump Monday, as Japan joined exercises with an American supercarrier heading to the Korean peninsula.

19/04/2017 06:41

US again puts faith in China to rein in North Korea

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After a few days of saber-rattling, US President Donald Trump's administration has reverted to the same North Korea policy as its predecessor: relying on China to control Pyongyang.

19/04/2017 05:56

Trump praises China for helping on North Korea

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US President Donald Trump praised China for its help in pressuring North Korea, while defending his softening stance on trade and other issues with the Asian giant, in an interview that aired Tuesday.

19/04/2017 05:29

Australia urges China to rein in «reckless» North Korea

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China has an obligation to use its «enormous leverage» to bring nuclear-armed North Korea back from the brink, Australia's prime minister said Tuesday, toughening Canberra's position on the escalating crisis.

19/04/2017 01:58

US, China working «closely» on North Korea: Mattis

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The United States and China are working «closely» together over North Korea, US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said on Tuesday, two days after a new missile test by Pyongyang.

17/04/2017 00:31

China's economy grows 6.9% in first quarter of 2017: gov't

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China's economy grew 6.9 percent in the first quarter of 2017, government data showed Monday, beating expectations in the latest sign of stabilisation in the world's second-largest economy.

15/04/2017 11:12

China seeks Russia's help to «cool» North Korea situation

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China is seeking Russia's help to cool surging tensions over Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions, the country's foreign minister has told his Moscow counterpart, after Beijing warned of possible conflict over North Korea.

15/04/2017 04:17

China's Q1 growth stabilises at 6.8%

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China's growth stabilised in the first quarter thanks to rising investments and a recovery in exports, experts said, though they warned the reprieve may be...

17/12/2016 06:03

Obama cautions Trump over provoking China on Taiwan issue

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US President Barack Obama warned his successor Donald Trump on Friday against provoking a «very significant» response from China by reaching out to Taiwan.

17/12/2016 01:24

China seizes US naval probe in South China Sea: Pentagon

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China «unlawfully» seized an unmanned US naval probe in international waters in the South China Sea, the Pentagon said Friday, a move sure to heighten tensions around Beijing's military presence in the disputed area.

12/12/2016 06:22

Chinese media warn «immature» Trump over Taiwan policy

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Chinese media warned Donald Trump Monday that the one-China policy is «non-negotiable» and dropping it could lead to Beijing supporting US enemies, after the president-elect said he might do so unless Beijing made concessions.

09/12/2016 15:33

Apple invests in China wind farms

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Apple has struck a partnership with the world's largest wind turbine maker, the American company said, marking the tech giant's largest clean energy project to date.

04/12/2016 11:15

China protests to US after Trump speaks to Taiwan leader

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China protested to Washington Saturday after US President-elect Donald Trump broke with decades of foreign policy and spoke with the president of Taiwan.

03/12/2016 07:49

Trump upends US foreign policy with Taiwan call

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US President-elect Donald Trump broke with decades of foreign policy to speak with the president of Taiwan, prompting Beijing Saturday to accuse Taipei of a ploy but saying the move would not affect US-China ties.

20/11/2016 06:18

Xi says US-China ties at «hinge moment»

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Presidents Barack Obama and Xi Jinping met for the final time Saturday, with the Chinese leader warning the period after Donald Trump's election is a «hinge moment» in relations between the two powers.

15/11/2016 12:33

Chinese media praise Trump's «experience and ideology»

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Chinese state-run media lauded Donald Trump Tuesday after a phone call between him and President Xi Jinping, saying that the president-elect's emergence could mark a «reshaping» of Sino-American relations.

14/11/2016 06:26

China retail sales growth slows in October

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China's retail sales growth slowed to 10.0 percent on-year in October, government data showed Monday, missing expectations in a worrying sign for domestic demand in the world's second-largest economy.

19/10/2016 08:48

Chinese astronauts reach orbiting lab

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Two Chinese astronauts entered the country's new orbiting space laboratory for the first time on Wednesday, state media reported, as Beijing works towards having its own space station.

12/10/2016 16:22

China to free up internet for those attending 2022 Olympics

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China's tough controls over the internet will be temporarily lifted for people attending the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, officials promised Wednesday.

10/10/2016 04:50

Chinese yuan fix drops to a six-year low

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China's central bank set the yuan's central parity rate weaker than 6.7 to the dollar for the first time in six years Monday, the first day of trading after it joined the IMF's «special drawing rights» reserve currency basket.

26/09/2016 11:20

China flies army planes over strait near Japan

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More than 40 Chinese military aircraft have traversed a strait near Japan, China's defence ministry said Monday, after Tokyo announced it may patrol with the US in the contested South China Sea region.

19/09/2016 15:39

Warning sign on China debt reaches record level: report

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A key gauge of China's debt has reached its highest level on record, setting off alarm bells of imminent risk to the banking system, a Swiss banking watchdog reported.

12/09/2016 16:20

China, Russia set to stage military drills in South China Sea

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China and Russia were to start war games in the South China Sea on Monday, Beijing's defence ministry said, in a show of force after an international tribunal invalidated the Asian giant's extensive claims in the area.

11/09/2016 10:05

Chinese ships sail near disputed islands: Japan

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Four Chinese vessels sailed into territorial waters around disputed islands in the East China Sea, Japan said Sunday, as Tokyo attempts to engage with Beijing to press North Korea over its latest nuclear test.

06/07/2016 09:06

China extends military wings with new transport plane

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China's newest military transport plane entered service Wednesday, state media said, extending Beijing's ability to deploy its fighting forces around the world as it pursues a greater global role.

01/04/2016 15:16

China insists economy stable after S&P lowers outlook

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China on Friday shrugged off a decision by ratings agency Standard & Poor's (S&P) to cut its outlook on the country to negative, calling on the firm to be «objective».

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