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Brusque to bruised - Hong Kong's Lam caves to pressure on extradition bill

16 Jun 2019

HONG KONG/BEIJING With an escalating U.S. trade war, a faltering economy and tensions in the South China Sea vexing her bosses in Beijing, Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam appeared in no mood to compromise on a planned extradition law at recent meetings, according to foreign envoys and business people who met with her.

ANALYSIS-Brusque to bruised: Hong Kong's Lam caves to pressure on extradition bill

15 Jun 2019

* HK leader postpones contentious bill after political upheaval

China turns its anger on 'Cold War warrior' Pompeo

14 Jun 2019

BEIJING Beijing has found its villain in its multi-fronted conflict with the United States: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. | Video

China says nobody wants war after tanker attacks in Gulf of Oman

14 Jun 2019

BEIJING Nobody wants war in the Gulf of Oman, China's foreign ministry said on Friday, calling on all sides to exercise restraint following attacks on oil tankers in those waters, and urging dialogue to resolve differences.

China says nobody wants war after tanker attacks in Gulf of Oman

14 Jun 2019

BEIJING Nobody wants war in the Gulf of Oman, China's foreign ministry said on Friday, calling on all sides to exercise restraint following attacks on oil tankers in those waters, and urging dialogue to resolve differences.

China says nobody wants war after tanker attacks in Gulf of Oman

14 Jun 2019

BEIJING Nobody wants war in the Gulf of Oman, China's foreign ministry said on Friday, calling on all sides to exercise restraint following attacks on oil tankers in those waters, and urging dialogue to resolve differences.

UPDATE 2-China says nobody wants war after tanker attacks in Gulf of Oman

14 Jun 2019

* China to promote development of ties with Iran, Xi says (Adds byline, Xi meeting Iranian president; paragraphs 7,8)

Expectations low for Trump-Xi talks, preparations limited

12 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON/BEIJING With under three weeks to go before proposed talks between the Chinese and U.S. leaders, expectations for progress toward ending the trade war are low and sources say there has been little preparation for a meeting even as the health of the world economy is at stake. | Video

Expectations low for Trump-Xi talks, preparations limited

12 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON/BEIJING, June 12 With under three weeks to go before proposed talks between the Chinese and U.S. leaders, expectations for progress toward ending the trade war are low and sources say there has been little preparation for a meeting even as the health of the world economy is at stake.

Chinese paper says 'foreign forces' using Hong Kong havoc to hurt China

10 Jun 2019

BEIJING "Foreign forces" are trying to hurt China by creating chaos in Hong Kong over an extradition bill that has prompted mass protests in the former British colony, an official Chinese newspaper said on Monday.

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