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China Eyes Bigger Role In Growing Middle East Arms Trade
China is seeking a bigger role in the Middle East arms trade, with a major state-owned shipbuilder opening an office there and exporters showing hi-tech weapons " including an advanced killer robot ship " at a regional defence expo last week. Militar
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China's Military Pulls Back From Joint War Games To Focus On Training At Home
The PLA took part in fewer joint exercises in 2018 as it focused on training at home, though it has been ramping up military diplomacy activities in recent years as it tries to expand its influence abroad. Analysts said while Beijing was still keen t
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China Could Buy US Farm Products, Open Up Electronic Payments In Bid To Extend Trade War Truce, Sources Say
China is expected to sharply boost purchases of US agricultural products and open its electronic payment market to Visa and MasterCard as part of commitments aimed at extending a trade war truce, a source familiar with the talks said. Trump met Liu i
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New Round Of US-China Trade Talks Begin In Washington With Eye Toward Reaching Framework For Final Deal
China and the United States began a fresh round of high-level talks in Washington on Thursday, amid reports of progress in their bid to nail down a meaningful deal ahead of the deadline for an agreement to end their trade war. Time is running short t
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US Negotiators 'Don't Know' If North Korea Intends To Remove Nuclear Weapons, Contradicting Donald Trump
US officials negotiating with North Korea to rid the country of nuclear weapons do not know if Pyongyang intends to accept that goal, a senior administration official said on Thursday, contradicting earlier comments made by US President Donald Trump
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China Watchers In US Debate 'Strategic Competitor' Label Donald Trump Has Pinned On Beijing
Prominent China policy analysts clashed on Tuesday in New York over Washington's portrayal of the country as a strategic competitor, a designation that has defined US President Donald Trump's hard-line approach to Beijing since he started a bilateral
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Submarine Arms Race Seen Heating Up In Indo-Pacific Amid 'Great Threat' From China
The submarine arms race in the Indo-Pacific is heating up, military analysts said after the US Indo-Pacific commander told a Senate panel that America needed to strengthen its underwater advantage in the region. Admiral Phil Davidson told a Senate Ar
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Donald Trump's March Tariffs Could Hit China's GDP By Under 1 Per Cent - But Do Lasting Wider Damage, Experts Warn
Chinese and US negotiators are facing a critical moment in the next two weeks as the two sides try to keep a lid on tensions and reach a deal to end the trade war. Officials from both sides said progress was made in the latest round of talks that wra
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US President Donald Trump Is Light On Specifics But Says Trade Talks With China Are 'Going Extremely Well'
US President Donald Trump said on Friday that trade negotiations with China were going well, as a week of discussions wrapped up in Beijing with positive comments from participants but no tangible outcomes. Talks were "going extremely well", Trump sa
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Chongqing Battles Rising Unemployment As China's Traditional Industrial Base Follows Nationwide Slump
With the Chinese economy slowing, concern has increased among Chinese policymakers about the outlook for employment, since ensuring sufficient employment is seen as a necessary ingredient in maintaining social stability in the country. Employment was
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Light Rail Train And Citybus Double-decker In Late-night Collision At Junction In Hong Kong's Tuen Mun
A double-decker bus and a light rail train collided in Tuen Mun in the New Territories late on Thursday, causing the temporary closure of a road and six rail stops. The incident occurred at about 11pm at the junction of Tuen Mun Heung Sze Wui Road an
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Trade War Talks: China And US Said To Be Far Apart On Framework For Monitoring Chinese Action On Structural Reform; US Could Possibly Drop 10 Per Cent Tariffs
Chinese and American negotiators remain far apart on a key US demand meant to ensure Beijing honours any commitment to equal market access and intellectual property protection " an issue the US team sees as crucial in reaching a deal to end the month
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Free From Chinese Repression, Desperate Dissidents In US Cling To Tradition Of Petitioning To Air Grievances
Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He came to Washington at the end of January for two days of negotiations and a meeting with US President Donald Trump in search of a trade war breakthrough. But Bai Jiemin, a former businessman from China now living under pol
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Hong Kong Cab Driver Dies After Crashing Into Barrier On West Kowloon Corridor
A Hong Kong cab driver died on Wednesday night after crashing into a traffic barrier on the West Kowloon Corridor near Cheung Sha Wan. Two female passengers in the taxi escaped uninjured, according to local media. Police said the force received a rep
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China Targets Military Training In Renewed Combat Readiness Mission
China's peak military body will deploy inspectors and set up a new oversight system to strengthen military training and the combat readiness of the People's Liberation Army. "The regulation formulates measures to rectify practices that are inconsiste
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Donald Trump Says He Might Let March 1 Deadline For New China Tariffs 'Slide' If Trade War Deal Is Near
US President Donald Trump will consider pushing back a March 1 deadline for trade negotiations with China if both sides are close to making a deal, he told reporters on Tuesday. "But generally speaking, I'm not inclined to do that," he added. A move
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China Puts Economy At Risk By Spurning Market-oriented Reforms It Once Promoted, Long-time Observer Nicholas Lardy Warns
China's move away from market-oriented reforms has undermined the country's economy, and Beijing's leaders must reverse course soon to prevent a tailspin, a prominent US economist has warned. The resurgence of China's state sector follows a series of
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Why Pick On Huawei When All Advanced Technologies, Including Those From The US, Carry Security Risks?
Anyone supposing Huawei products are spying on them or that they are a security risk hasn't given any thought to the technology already around them. Apple and Samsung smartphones, voice assistants like Siri and Alexa, Facebook and Google, among so ma
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Hong Kong Customs Seize US$16.7 Million Of Smuggled Goods Including Drugs, Ivory, Shark Fins, Cigarettes And Frozen Meat In Lunar New Year Raids
Hong Kong customs seized HK$130 million (US$16.7 million) of items in an almost month-long effort to tackle cross-boundary smuggling ahead of and during the Lunar New Year. During the 27-day operation, which started on January 14 and concluded on Feb
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China's First Aircraft Carrier May Become Test Bed For Top Flight Electromagnetic Warplane Launcher
China is considering equipping its only serving aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, with a hi-tech launch system that will render its ski-jump flight deck obsolete and create a platform for training pilots in the latest naval aviation skills. A retired P
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No Halal Please: Meet China's Pig Vigilantes
It's time for a victory lap for Xi Wuyi. She has finally "won" against "Islamic extremists" she has been fighting for years. A few days before the start of the Lunar New Year, People's Daily, the Communist Party's official newspaper, sent out a new y
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Donald Trump Admits Meeting Xi Jinping Before The March 1 Trade War Deadline Is 'Unlikely'
US President Donald Trump said on Thursday that it was "unlikely" he would meet with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping before a crucial March deadline, a significant change in the prospects for ending a trade war that has roiled the global economy.
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Is China About To Abandon Its 'No First Use' Nuclear Weapons Policy?
China might come under pressure to reconsider its long-standing "no first use" nuclear policy as it engages in a maritime arms race with the United States, analysts have warned. Nuclear competition is brewing between the two countries as China makes
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US And Allies Urged To Increase Digital Investments In Asia To Counter China's Belt And Road Tech Projects
The United States and its allies should strengthen their investments in Asia's digital economy to counter China's increasing presence in the region, experts from the US and Japan have said. The comments, made during a discussion titled "China's Digit
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Hong Kong Man Drowns During Night Dive Off Po Toi Island, In Second Such Incident This Year
A man died during a dive in Hong Kong's southern waters on Sunday night. A friend found him unconscious shortly after he went into the water. The diver was rushed back to shore at Blake Pier in Stanley. The Hong Kong man, in his 40s, was taken to Pam
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Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He Expected To Invite Donald Trump To Meet Xi Jinping For Further Trade War Talks
China's Vice-Premier Liu He is expected to extend an invitation to US President Donald Trump to meet his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, for further trade talks when the two meet in the Oval Office on Thursday afternoon, according to a US business l
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Hong Kong Pro-democracy Group Demosisto Has Lunar New Year Bags 'Censored' After Mainland Chinese Firm Refuses To Print Logo
Mainland Chinese manufacturers have refused to print certain Lunar New Year products containing political slogans or satire, according to Hong Kong's pro-democracy camp. Localist group Demosisto claimed a mainland printing company, commissioned by a
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Huawei's Meng Wanzhou Appears In Vancouver Court For Bail Review As Canada Receives US Extradition Request
Canada said on Tuesday that it has received a formal request from the United States to extradite Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei Technologies. On Monday, US law enforcement officials announced 23 crimi
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Young Americans Seen As 'Future Of China-US Relations' As Scholars Reflect On Soft Power
With the US dominating in the soft power stakes, China should focus on young Americans who take a more positive view of the country to improve cultural ties, according to scholars and officials. That was the consensus at a seminar in Beijing last wee
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Is China's Plan To Use A Nuclear Bomb Detonator To Release Shale Gas In Earthquake-prone Sichuan Crazy Or Brilliant?
China is planning to apply the same technology used to detonate a nuclear bomb over Hiroshima during the second world war to access its massive shale gas reserves in Sichuan province. While success would mean a giant leap forward not only for the ind
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