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China says will work with North Korea to boost ties as envoy visits

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BEIJING/SEOUL Traditional friendship between China and North Korea represents "valuable wealth" for their people, China said after its special envoy met a high-ranking North Korean official, but there was no mention of the crisis over North Korea's weapons.

China fills part of U.S. void on climate without dominating talks

BONN, Germany China has filled some of the void on climate change leadership left by U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to quit the 2015 Paris climate pact by curbing its own greenhouse emissions and it has done so without seeking to dominate the talks, delegates said.

After ditching Taiwan, China says Panama will get the help it needs

BEIJING China will provide Panama with whatever help it needs after the Central American country ditched long-standing ties with self-ruled Taiwan in June, a senior Chinese diplomat said on Friday after talks between the two countries' presidents.

World, Nov 17 2017

China faces waste hangover after Singles' Day buying binge

SHANGHAI China's Singles' Day online discount sales bonanza on Saturday saw bargain-hungry buyers spend over $38 billion, flooding the postal and courier businesses with around 331 million packages - and leaving an estimated 160,000 tonnes of packaging waste. | Video

Daimler to invest $755 million in China for electric car, battery production: executive

GUANGZHOU/BEIJING Germany's Daimler AG plans to invest 5 billion yuan ($755 million) in China, jointly with its Chinese joint-venture partner, for capacity to produce electric cars and the batteries that power them - part of an effort to help its China operations comply with the country's green car production and sales quotas.

GM's Cadillac expects China sales to jump 60 percent in 2017

GUANGZHOU/BEIJING General Motors' Cadillac luxury brand expects its China sales to surge 60 percent in 2017, faster than it had projected at the start of the year, on strong demand from younger buyers, the brand's country chief said.

Nov 17 2017

China, Russia to hold simulated anti-missile drill

BEIJING The Chinese and Russian militaries will next month hold anti-missile drills in Beijing, China's Defence Ministry said on Friday, amid concern in both countries about the deployment of a U.S. anti-missile system in South Korea.

World, Russia Nov 17 2017

Glowing profile cracks door open on private life of China's Xi

BEIJING A workaholic keen swimmer with an extensive knowledge of foreign literature -- China's state news agency Xinhua on Friday cracked open the door to President Xi Jinping's private life in an unusual and glowing profile.

World, Nov 17 2017

Toyota to consider selling locally developed EVs in China

GUANGZHOU/BEIJING Toyota Motor said it would consider selling locally designed and manufactured all-electric vehicle models in China, as it looks to expand its EV lineup and comply with Beijing's upcoming new-energy vehicle (NEV) production and sales quotas.

Global Energy News Nov 16 2017

China minister warns against seduction of values by Western nations

BEIJING Western countries are trying to push their culture and political values onto others, seducing them into abandoning their own, China's propaganda chief warned on Friday, saying the country must follow its own path.

World, Nov 16 2017