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China flexes military muscle to mark 70 years of Communist rule

01 Oct 2019

BEIJING China celebrated its growing power and confidence with a big display of military hardware and goose-stepping troops in Beijing on Tuesday, overseen by President Xi Jinping, who pledged peaceful development on Communist China's 70th birthday. | Video

Timeline: Seven decades of Communist China

27 Sep 2019

China will celebrate the 70th anniversary of Communist Party rule on Oct. 1 with flowers, speeches, performances and a massive military parade through central Beijing.

Ahead of huge parade, China complains of 'strange logic' about its military

27 Sep 2019

BEIJING China's military complained on Tuesday that if it displayed new weapons at next week's huge military parade in Beijing it would be seen as a "show of force", and if it didn't then it would be blamed for a lack of transparency. | Video

Explainer - China's celebrations to mark 70 years of the People's Republic

27 Sep 2019

BEIJING Chinese President Xi Jinping will oversee a massive military parade through central Beijing on Oct. 1 to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.

Timeline: Seven decades of Communist China

27 Sep 2019

China will celebrate the 70th anniversary of Communist Party rule on Oct. 1 with flowers, speeches, performances and a massive military parade through central Beijing.

China's Pacific influence grows as it signs up new friend in Solomon Islands

21 Sep 2019

BEIJING China and former Taiwan ally the Solomon Islands established diplomatic ties on Saturday in a sign of Beijing's growing influence in the Pacific that has angered Washington, with a top Chinese diplomat saying the time was almost up for the rest of Taiwan's friends.

As China sway grows, U.S. to confront it on Uighur issue at U.N.

18 Sep 2019

UNITED NATIONS/BEIJING The United States is considering how to confront China during the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations next week over its detention of some 1 million Muslims in a remote region, as some diplomats warn that U.S. leadership in global institutions is waning and China's influence is growing.

China urges U.S. to take steps to ensure North Korea talks resume

12 Sep 2019

BEIJING China urged the United States on Thursday to adopt an approach more conducive to dialogue in response to North Korea's goodwill in wanting to resume denuclearisation talks, and again suggested United Nations sanctions relief be considered for Pyongyang.

China, U.S. kick off new round of tariffs in trade war

02 Sep 2019

BEIJING/WASHINGTON The United States began imposing 15% tariffs on a variety of Chinese goods on Sunday - including footwear, smart watches and flat-panel televisions - as China began imposing new duties on U.S. crude, the latest escalation in a bruising trade war. | Video

No need yet for Hong Kong to use emergency powers - senior parliamentary official

31 Aug 2019

BEIJING Hong Kong is a long way from having to declare emergency powers or to ask the Chinese military to intervene, a senior official with China's parliament and pro-Beijing Hong Kong politician told Reuters, as months of protests show no sign of abating. | Video

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