China boosts self-reliance as trade war rolls on

Credit to Author: Agence France-Presse| Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2019 12:00:52 +0000

BEIJING: Whether Beijing and Washington reach a trade deal or not, China is already speeding up efforts to break its reliance on a country that is one of its biggest economic partners, but also its biggest adversary. The effort has gained greater urgency for Beijing after more than a year and a half of protracted […]

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China says trade envoys agree on phone to talks

Credit to Author: Associated Press| Date: Tue, 26 Nov 2019 13:00:44 +0000

BEIJING: Top Chinese and US trade negotiators have agreed to talks on a preliminary deal for resolving the tariff war between the world’s two largest economies, the Chinese Commerce Ministry said on Tuesday. In a brief notice, the ministry said that Vice Premier Liu He and other senior officials spoke by phone with US Trade Representative […]

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‘US-China trade war could spark real war’

Credit to Author: Agence France-Presse| Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2019 16:18:04 +0000

BEIJING: Former US secretary of state Henry Kissinger warned on Thursday that an armed conflict could break out between the United States and China if they fail to resolve their trade war. The sober remarks from Kissinger, who was instrumental in normalizing diplomatic relations between Washington and Beijing, came at a conference in Beijing on […]

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A bad year for Xi clouds Communist China’s 70th birthday celebrations

Credit to Author: jespinosa| Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2019 03:33:01 +0000

Chinese president Xi Jinping walks during a welcome ceremony for Bulgaria's President Rumen Radev at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on July 3, 2019. (Photo by NICOLAS ASFOURI / AFP)

BEIJING, China — It was meant to be an unabashed celebration of the triumph of Communism in China, and of President Xi Jinping’s authority as the country’s undisputed leader for years to come. But as the People’s Republic of China approaches its 70th anniversary on October 1st, Xi finds himself battling threats on multiple fronts. From […]

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China’s Xi gets tougher on Trump after new tariff threat

Credit to Author: ggaviola| Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2019 04:51:27 +0000

China's Xi gets tougher on Trump after new tariff threat

BEIJING – Facing another U.S. tariff hike, Chinese President Xi Jinping is getting tougher with Washington instead of backing down.

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Koreans hold candlelight vigil to protest Abe government

Credit to Author: cmiranda| Date: Sun, 04 Aug 2019 11:33:05 +0000

Koreans hold candlelight vigil to protest Abe government

SEOUL — Some 680 civic groups held a candlelight vigil over the weekend in protest of the Japanese government’s decision to take South Korea off a list of preferred trading partners and to call on Tokyo to apologize for war crimes it committed in World War II.

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Thailand seeks deeper cooperation as ASEAN ministers meet

Credit to Author: mfrialde| Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2019 06:20:22 +0000

Thailand seeks deeper cooperation as ASEAN ministers meet

Southeast Asian foreign ministers opened their annual meeting Wednesday with a call from host Thailand for deeper integration to expand trade

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‘Back on track’: Trump, Xi seal trade war truce

Credit to Author: jespinosa| Date: Sat, 29 Jun 2019 23:10:08 +0000

China's President Xi Jinping (R) greets US President Donald Trump before a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Osaka on June 29, 2019. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP)

US President Donald Trump on Sunday hailed trade talks with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping as “far better than expected” and vowed to hold off on further tariffs as negotiations continue.

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Trump, Xi to talk trade as economic titans jockey for edge

Credit to Author: Dennis Maliwanag| Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2019 23:48:32 +0000

Trump, Xi to talk trade as economic titans jockey for edge

A trade war between two economic titans will face a critical junction Saturday, when President Donald Trump meets China’s Xi Jinping at a moment when both sides are signaling a desire to de-escalate the year-long conflict, yet seem unwilling to compromise.

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China says list of ‘unreliable’ foreign firms coming soon

Credit to Author: eestopace| Date: Thu, 06 Jun 2019 13:03:33 +0000

China says list of 'unreliable' foreign firms coming soon

China’s Commerce Ministry will release a list of “unreliable” foreign companies in the near future, a spokesman said Thursday.

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