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Michael Martina

Trade talks seen as unlikely to mend U.S.-China divide

1:12am EDT

BEIJING/WASHINGTON U.S. and Chinese officials will restart trade talks at the end of this week, but any agreement the world's largest economies carve out is expected to be a superficial fix.

Business group issues wake-up call on China's corporate 'social credit' plan

Aug 27 2019

BEIJING The rollout of China's controversial corporate "social credit system" is well under way and accelerating, a European business lobby in the country said on Wednesday, warning that foreign governments need to wake up to the plan's potential risks.

Amid crises, frayed U.S. ties give China's Xi political cover at home

Aug 16 2019

BEIJING To the outside world, China's ruling Communist Party - faced with an expanding trade war crimping an already slowing economy and spiraling protests in Hong Kong - is confronting some of its strongest political and economic headwinds in decades.

China warns of countermeasures if U.S. puts missiles on its 'doorstep'

Aug 05 2019

BEIJING China threatened countermeasures on Tuesday if the United States deploys intermediate-range, ground-based missiles in Asia and warned U.S. allies of repercussions if they allow such weapons on their territory.

China says most people in Xinjiang camps have 'returned to society'

Jul 31 2019

BEIJING Most people sent to mass detention centers in China's Xinjiang region have "returned to society", a senior official from the area said on Tuesday, but he declined to give an estimate of how many have been held in recent years.

U.S., China move trade talks to Shanghai amid deal pessimism

Jul 30 2019

BEIJING/WASHINGTON U.S. and Chinese trade negotiators shift to Shanghai this week for their first in-person talks since a G20 truce last month, a change of scenery for two sides struggling to resolve deep differences on how to end a year-long trade war.

Beijing reiterates support for Hong Kong's Lam, police

Jul 29 2019

BEIJING/HONG KONG China reiterated on Monday its support for Hong Kong's leader, Carrie Lam, and its police, and called on Hong Kong people to oppose violence following another weekend of clashes between protesters and police in the city. | Video

China warns of war in case of move toward Taiwan independence

Jul 24 2019

BEIJING China warned on Wednesday it was ready for war if there was any move toward Taiwan's independence, accusing the United States of undermining global stability and denouncing its arms sales to the self-ruled island.

Li Peng, hardline Chinese leader in Tiananmen crackdown, dies at 90

Jul 23 2019

BEIJING Former Chinese Premier Li Peng, reviled by rights activists and many in the Chinese capital as the "Butcher of Beijing" for his role in the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown, has died, state media reported on Tuesday.

Trump says China trade talks 'back on track,' new tariffs on hold

Jul 02 2019

OSAKA The United States and China agreed on Saturday to restart trade talks after President Donald Trump offered concessions including no new tariffs and an easing of restrictions on tech company Huawei in order to reduce tensions with Beijing. | Video

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