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John Ruwitch

South Korea, China urge concessions on both sides to end U.S.-North Korea standoff

Jan 10 2019

SEOUL/SHANGHAI China and South Korea called for concessions from the United States as well as North Korea, ahead of a possible second summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump, suggesting a U.S. pressure campaign aimed at the North's denuclearization may be slipping. | Video

Chinese city's property easing a test of central government resolve as economy slows

Dec 19 2018

BEIJING/SHANGHAI A city in eastern China has reversed a rule designed to curb real estate flipping, briefly boosting shares in property developers on Wednesday on speculation that more cities could follow suit as slowing sales weigh on the economy.

Detained Canadian in China being probed for harming state security

Dec 12 2018

BEIJING/SHANGHAI Chinese authorities are questioning former Canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig, who was detained days after the arrest in Canada of a Chinese businesswoman, on suspicion of engaging in activities that harmed China's national security.

Former Canadian diplomat detained in China: sources

Dec 11 2018

SHANGHAI/BEIJING A former Canadian diplomat has been detained in China, two sources said on Tuesday, and his current employer, the International Crisis Group, said it was seeking his prompt and safe release.

China confident on U.S. trade pact, Trump cites Xi's 'strong signals'

Dec 05 2018

SHANGHAI China expressed confidence on Wednesday that it can reach a trade deal with the United States, a sentiment echoed by U.S. President Donald Trump a day after he warned of more tariffs if the two sides could not resolve their differences. | Video

As Trump touts trade war truce, China holds its tongue

Dec 04 2018

SHANGHAI As White House officials fanned out to talk up what U.S. President Donald Trump called "an incredible deal" with China to hit pause in their trade war, Beijing has said little on a pact that cheered markets but left many questions unanswered.

As Trump touts trade war truce, China holds its tongue

Dec 04 2018

SHANGHAI As White House officials fanned out to talk up what U.S. President Donald Trump called "an incredible deal" with China to hit pause in their trade war, Beijing has said little on a pact that cheered markets but left many questions unanswered.

UPDATE 1-As Trump touts trade war truce, China holds its tongue

Dec 04 2018

SHANGHAI, Dec 4 As White House officials fanned out to talk up what U.S. President Donald Trump called "an incredible deal" with China to hit pause in their trade war, Beijing has said little on a pact that cheered markets but left many questions unanswered.

Scientists, officials in China abhor gene editing that geneticist claims

Nov 27 2018

BEIJING/SHANGHAI Chinese officials and scientists denounced on Tuesday the claims of a geneticist who said he had created the first gene-edited babies, and a hospital linked to his research suggested its ethical approval had been forged.

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Search on for Brexit consensus after May's crushing defeat

Prime Minister Theresa May was trying to forge consensus in parliament on a Brexit divorce agreement on Wednesday after the crushing defeat of her own deal left Britain's exit from the European Union in disarray 10 weeks before it is due to leave.