(Photo) US President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping agreed to revive negotiations when they met on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Japan/AFP

US, China negotiators resume trade war talks

Top US and Chinese negotiators held phone talks on Tuesday as the world’s top two economies seek to resolve their trade war, more than a week after they declared a…

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(Photo) Anti-extradition bill protesters march to West Kowloon Express Rail Link Station at Hong Kong’s tourism district Tsim Sha Tsui, China July 7, 2019/REUTERS (Tyrone Siu)

Hong Kong protesters march again, hope to explain grievances to Chinese visitors

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of one of Hong Kong’s main tourism districts on Sunday to explain to mainland Chinese visitors their…

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Thai producers complain of China’s imposition of GMP on durian

Thai durian exporters and orchard owners have expressed serious concern that China’s recent imposition of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) certification, the system for ensuring that products are consistently produced and…

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(Photo) Boris Johnson, a leadership candidate for Britain’s Conservative Party, speaks during a hustings event in Belfast, Northern Ireland, July 2, 2019. Peter Morrison/Pool via REUTERS

UK PM candidate Johnson says he backs Hong Kong people ‘every inch of the way’

READING, England (Reuters) – Boris Johnson, who could be Britain’s prime minister by the end of the month, said he backed the people of Hong Kong every inch of the…

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(Photo) FILE PHOTO: Riot police clear the streets outside the Legislative Council building, after protesters stormed the building on the anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover to China, in Hong Kong, China July 2, 2019/File/REUTERS (Thomas Peter)

China to Britain: Keep your ‘colonial’ hands off Hong Kong

BEIJING/LONDON (Reuters) – China told Britain to keep its hands off Hong Kong on Wednesday while London called for Beijing to honor the agreements made when the city was handed…

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(Photo) Anti-extradition bill protesters break into the Legislative Council building during the anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover to China, in Hong Kong, China July 1, 2019/REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

China condemns violent Hong Kong protests as ‘undisguised challenge’ to its rule

BEIJING/HONG KONG (Reuters) – China on Tuesday condemned violent protests in Hong Kong as an “undisguised challenge” to the formula under which the city is ruled, hours after police fired…

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Win-win cooperation, rather than unilateralism, is the right choice

By Mr. Lyu Jian, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of China to the Kingdom of Thailand The international economy and trade are facing mounting downward pressure and…

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(Photo) Xi is the first Chinese president to visit North Korea in 14 years/KCNA VIA KNS/AFP

North Korea lauds China ties as Xi wraps up trip

North Korea lauded its ties with historic ally China on Friday as Xi Jinping wrapped up a highly symbolic two-day visit to his nuclear-armed neighbour, with both countries facing deadlock…

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(Photo) North Korean leader Kim Jong Un welcomes Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Pyongyang International Airport in Pyongyang, North Korea, in this undated photo released on June 21, 2019 by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). KCNA via REUTERS

Xi, Kim say boosting China-North Korea ties good for regional peace: KCNA

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed that amid “serious and complicated” international affairs strengthening bilateral ties was good for both countries…

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(Photo) The earthquake rattled Changning County in Yibin City at 10.55pm June 17, 2019/EARTHQUAKE.USGS.GOV

At least six dead, 75 hurt in quake in Sichuan, China

BEIJING (AFP) – A strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck China’s southwestern Sichuan province on Monday (June 17), leaving at least six people dead and 75 others hurt, officials and state media…

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(Photo) Police officers use a water cannon on a lone protester near the government headquarters in Hong Kong/AFP

Hong Kong police use tear gas as protesters try to storm parliament

Violent clashes broke out in Hong Kong on Wednesday as police tried to stop protesters storming the city’s parliament, while tens of thousands of people blocked key arteries in a…

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(Photo) Police and protesters in Hong Kong scuffled throughout the night after a peaceful mass rally/AFP

Hong Kong pushes bill allowing extraditions to China despite biggest protest since handover

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam vowed on Monday to push ahead with amendments to laws allowing suspects to be extradited to mainland China, a day after…

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(Photo) The city’s pro-Beijing leaders are pushing a bill through the legislature that would allow extraditions to any jurisdiction with which it does not already have a treaty — including mainland China for the first time/AFP

‘Million march’: Huge Hong Kong protest against China extradition law

Hong Kong witnessed the largest protest since its 1997 handover to China on Sunday as huge crowds massed against plans to allow extraditions to the mainland, a proposal that has…

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Photo) Pro-democracy protesters are gathered at Tiananmen Square on June 2, 1989/AFP (Photo) Police officers stand behind barriers as Tiananmen Square is closed off for the 30th anniversary of China’s crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators/AFP

Thirty years after Tiananmen, protesters’ goals further away than ever

BEIJING (Reuters) – Three decades after China’s bloody crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in and around Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, increased government suppression of rights activism has pushed the demonstrators’ original goals…

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A 3-D printed Android logo is seen in front of a displayed Huawei logo in this illustration picture May 20, 2019./ REUTERS

Huawei will continue security support for Android smartphones

LONDON (Reuters) – Huawei said on Monday it would continue to provide security updates and services for its smartphones and tablets after being barred from Google updates to its Android…

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Photo: (AFP) Canada has also been dragged into the Huawei spat, after it arrested the firm’s CFO in December on a US extradition request

China formally arrests two Canadians on state secrets charges

BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese authorities have formally arrested on state secrets charges two Canadians detained last year, the government said on Thursday, drawing condemnation from Canada in a case that…

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As trade war bites, China’s Xi preaches openness

BEIJING (Reuters) – China has a glorious history of being open to the world and it will only be more open, President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday, in his first…

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U.S. lawmakers want to tighten visas for Chinese students, researchers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A group of President Donald Trump’s fellow Republicans in Congress introduced legislation on Tuesday intended to prohibit anyone employed or sponsored by the Chinese military from receiving…

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Trump and Xi to meet after defiant China hits U.S. with new tariffs

WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he would meet Chinese President Xi Jinping next month as the trade war between the world’s two largest economies intensified,…

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AFP/File / Jim WATSON US President Donald Trump (R) during a trade meeting with China’s Vice Premier Liu He (L) in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, on April 4, 2019.

China defiant toward U.S. on trade, Kudlow urges strong enforcement steps

WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) – The United States and China appeared at a deadlock over trade negotiations on Sunday as Washington demanded promises of concrete changes to Chinese law and Beijing said…

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Economist says Thai exports could be affected by US trade slam on China

The latest round of US trade salvo against Chinese goods could dampen the prospect of Thai exports as Thailand’s outbound shipment can contract this year, said Thanawat Polwichai, Director of…

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How US-China trade war is impacting Thailand

Since the US China trade war kicked off in the middle of last year, Thai business begin to feel the pinch as seen by the downward trend of Thai exports….

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How US-China trade war is impacting Thailand

Since the US China trade war kicked off in the middle of last year, Thai business begin to feel the pinch as seen by the downward trend of Thai exports….

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How US-China trade war is impacting Thailand

Since the US China trade war kicked off in the middle of last year, Thai business begin to feel the pinch as seen by the downward trend of Thai exports….

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THAI resumes flights to Europe via China today

Thai Airways International is resuming flights to European destinations via China instead of Pakistan after an abrupt cancellation of several flights last night due to armed tensions between India and…

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Trump to delay US tariff hike on Chinese goods, eyes Xi summit

WASHINGTON (Reuters, AFP) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday that he would delay an increase in tariffs on Chinese goods that had been scheduled for Friday, citing “substantial…

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Alibaba’s Ma calls US-China trade war ‘most stupid thing in this world’

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – The US-China trade war is the “most stupid thing in this world,” Jack Ma, the chief of Asia’s most valuable public company, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, said…

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A section of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge seen from Lantau island in Hong Kong.

China’s Xi opens major sea bridge during symbolic tour to southern China

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Chinese leader Xi Jinping opened one of the world’s longest bridges on Tuesday, during a tour to southern China that is seen by some as an…

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China’s President Xi Jinping shakes hands with Myanmar’s State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi as they attend the welcome ceremony at Yanqi Lake during the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing on May 15, 2017

“Debt trap” alert arises in Myanmar as more “Belt and Road” projects scrapped

YANGON (The Irrawaddy)  — Pakistan has recently halted agreements reached under China’s Belt and Road Initiative, including the Pakistan-China Economic Corridor seeking to connect Asia and Europe along the same route…

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Trump accuses China of meddling in 2018 US election

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday there was “plenty of evidence” of China trying to meddle in the upcoming US elections and that Beijing wanted…

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China hits back by levying tariffs on US$60b of US goods

BEIJING (REUTERS) – China will levy tariffs on about US$60 billion worth of US goods in retaliation for new US tariffs, as previously planned, but has reduced the volume of…

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A Paramilitary Police officer cuts a damaged tree as they clean up damaged trees and branches on road after super Typhoon Mangkhut in Zhongshan, south China’s Guangdong province early on September 17.

Hong Kong, southern China clean up after super typhoon

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – The financial hub of Hong Kong began clearing up on Monday after being battered by one of the strongest typhoons in recent years, with financial markets and…

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A lady vanishes: In China, a movie star disappears amid culture crackdown

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Fan Bingbing, an A-list Chinese movie star who has appeared in the “X-Men” and “Iron Man” film franchises, has more than 62 million followers online in China…

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Vice President Henry Van Thio cuts a ribbon at a commencement ceremony at Thilawa Special Economic Zone last week. Photo from The Irrawaddy

China trumps Japan in race for economic influence in Myanmar

YANGON (The Irrawaddy) —While the Japanese foreign minister and State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi discussed Rakhine’s development in Naypyitaw last week, a Chinese Communist Party provincial secretary met…

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Thai rescue teams join relief operation in Laos

Rescue teams of Laos, Thailand and China have been rushing to rescue survivors and search for signs of the missing since Monday night in the flooded villages of Sanamxay district…

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