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Trump pulls U.S. out of Pacific trade deal, loosening Asia ties


WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump formally withdrew the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal on Monday, distancing America from its Asian allies, as China's influence in the region rises. | Video

Asian TPP nations pledge to salvage trade accord after U.S. exit

WELLINGTON/TOKYO Australia and New Zealand said on Tuesday they hope to salvage the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) by encouraging China and other Asian nations to join the trade pact after U.S. President Donald Trump kept his promise to pull out of the accord.

Trump White House vows to stop China taking South China Sea islands

WASHINGTON The new U.S. administration of President Donald Trump vowed on Monday that the United States would prevent China from taking over territory in international waters in the South China Sea, something Chinese state media has warned would require Washington to "wage war."

World, South China Sea 7:57pm EST

Fossils of utterly huge otter unearthed in China

WASHINGTON Scientists have unearthed fossils of an intriguingly large otter as big as a wolf that frolicked in rivers and lakes in a lush, warm and humid wetlands region in southwestern China about 6.2 million years ago.

Science, 5:44pm EST

China urges Trump administration to grasp importance of 'one China'

BEIJING The new U.S. administration must fully understand the importance of the "one China" policy and appreciate that the issue of Taiwan is highly sensitive for the Beijing government, China said on Monday.

World, Politics, Election 2016, 10:55am EST

Xiaomi executive Barra, who drove smartphone maker's global push, steps down

BEIJING Hugo Barra, the most prominent global executive at China's Xiaomi Inc [XTC.UL], has left the smartphone maker citing health concerns and a new job, dealing a fresh setback to a firm that is struggling to recover ground ceded to rivals.

Tech, 6:16am EST

Smoggy Lunar New Year expected in northern China

BEIJING China expects a smoggy Lunar New Year in Beijing and its northern industrial heartland just two weeks after it was blanketed in toxic smog which caused traffic chaos, flight disruptions and port closures. | Video

Environment, 4:52am EST

Foxconn invests in China's Mobike as the start-up plans aggressive expansion

BEIJING China's Mobike said it has joined hands with Foxconn to double the number of bikes it plans to make this year to 10 million, adding that the Taiwanese manufacturing giant had also taken a stake in the bike-sharing start-up.

Deals, 4:48am EST

China approves first list of green car models for subsidies this year

BEIJING China released on Monday this year's first list of "recommended" green energy vehicles, paving the way for 185 car models to receive government subsidies.

Diplomat says China would assume world leadership if needed

BEIJING China does not want world leadership but could be forced to assume that role if others step back from that position, a senior Chinese diplomat said on Monday, after U.S. President Donald Trump pledged to put "America first" in his first speech.

World, Davos 4:24am EST