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China says U.S. should respect China's air defence zone

BEIJING China said on Thursday the United States should respect its air defence identification zone (ADIZ), after Chinese officials warned a U.S. bomber it was illegally flying inside China's self-declared zone in the East China Sea.

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EU regulators to clear Dow and ChemChina deals next week - sources 7:54pm GMT

BRUSSELS EU antitrust regulators are set to clear the $130 billion (104.07 billion pounds) Dow Chemical and DuPont merger and ChemChina's [CNNCC.UL] $43 billion bid for Syngenta next week, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

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Philippines' Duterte derides U.S. for past inaction in South China Sea 4:06pm GMT

MANILA Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday accused the United States of having a provocative stance on the South China Sea and said its inaction when China started building manmade islands was the cause of tensions now besetting the region.

China says hopes new Japanese carrier doesn't mark return to militarism 11:11am GMT

BEIJING China said on Thursday that it hoped the entry into service of Japan's second big helicopter carrier, the Kaga, did not mean a return to the country's past militaristic history.

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Smog-hit Beijing plans 'green necklace' to block pollution 10:07am GMT

BEIJING Beijing and the surrounding province of Hebei will plant trees, establish green belts and make use of rivers and wetlands to create a "green necklace" to protect China's smog-hit capital from pollution, the Hebei government said on Thursday.

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Euro zone survey data point to robust first quarter, ECB says 10:05am GMT

FRANKFURT Economic recovery in the euro zone is gaining ground and some data point to robust momentum in the first quarter despite uncertainty over Brexit, China's rebalancing and new U.S. policies clouding the outlook, the European Central Bank said on Thursday.

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Australia, China to boost trade with beef making the cut 9:18am GMT

SYDNEY Australia and China are expected to sign new bilateral agreements on beef exports, energy and security during a four-day visit by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang that began on Thursday.

China rebuffs South Korea WTO complaint, says respects rules 7:04am GMT

BEIJING China values trade with South Korea and is abiding by World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules, the Commerce Ministry said on Thursday, after Seoul complained to the WTO about retaliation against South Korean firms over the planned deployment of a U.S. anti-missile system.

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South Korea central bank chief says China's moves, protectionism to hold back recovery 7:04am GMT

SEOUL Recent moves by China to restrain South Korean businesses, seen as retaliation for the deployment of a U.S. anti-missile system, will be negative for South Korea's economy, the head of the central bank said on Thursday.

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China's Chery files trademark complaint against Mercedes over green car brand 5:09am GMT

BEIJING Chinese automaker Chery Automobile Co Ltd [CHERY.UL] has filed a complaint with the country's trademark regulator over Mercedes-Benz's use of the "EQ" name for a line of green-energy vehicles, throwing up a potential road block for the Daimler AG unit in the world's largest electric car market.

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