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China's Xi to meet Trump for the first time next week

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WASHINGTON/BEIJING U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping will hold their first face-to-face talks next week, a highly anticipated meeting between leaders at odds over trade, China's strategic ambitions, and how to deal with North Korea's weapons programs. | Video

U.S. Commerce Department to launch China market economy review

WASHINGTON The U.S. Commerce Department is launching a new review of whether China should be treated as a market economy country, a designation that would effectively limit the calculation of anti-dumping duties on China-made goods.

China's LeEco secures $2.2 billion for expansion from new investors

TAIPEI Chinese tech conglomerate LeEco has successfully raised nearly $2.2 billion from new investors including Tianjin Jiarui Huixin Corporate Management Company and property developer Sunac China Holdings , stock market filings on Thursday showed.

Tech, Deals, 12:07pm EDT

China says 'no such thing' as man-made islands in South China Sea

BEIJING There was "no such thing" as man-made islands in the disputed South China Sea, China's Defence Ministry said on Thursday, and reiterated that any building work was mainly for civilian purposes.

World, South China Sea 7:51am EDT

China says weapons won't stop unification with Taiwan

BEIJING China's Defence Ministry said on Thursday it was futile for Taiwan to think it could use arms to prevent unification, as the self-ruled democratic island looks to fresh arms sales by the United States amid what it sees as a growing Chinese threat.

World, 7:47am EDT

PetroChina latest China oil major to consider Aramco listing

BEIJING PetroChina will consider taking part in national oil giant Saudi Aramco's initial public offering based on market conditions, it said on Thursday, the second Chinese oil major to discuss becoming an investor this week.

Deals, 7:07am EDT

Maiden flight of China-built amphibious aircraft set for May

SHANGHAI China's domestically developed AG600, the world's largest amphibious aircraft, will make its maiden flight in late May from the southern city of Zhuhai, the official Xinhua news agency said on Thursday.

World, 6:24am EDT

Tsinghua Unigroup denies it bid for Toshiba chip business, again

HONG KONG Tsinghua Unigroup Ltd, China's biggest state-owned semiconductor group, on Thursday said media reports that it bid for Toshiba Corp's chip business were groundless, reiterating a similar statement made in February.

Tech, Deals, 6:00am EDT

China blocked Sydney academic from leaving to 'safeguard national security'

BEIJING China said on Thursday that it blocked an Australia-based Chinese academic from taking a flight to Sydney this week to "safeguard national security" as fellow professors called for Beijing to allow him to return home.

World, Australia 5:52am EDT

Vietnam labels Taiwan drills on disputed island 'serious violation'

HANOI Vietnam on Thursday denounced Taiwan's military drills on and around a disputed South China Sea island, labeling them a serious violation of its sovereignty and a threat to maritime security.

World, South China Sea 4:03am EDT

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