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China says Trump 'misleading' people linking trade deal, slowing economy

16 Jul 2019

BEIJING China on Tuesday rebuffed a suggestion from U.S. President Donald Trump that Beijing needs a trade deal with the United States because its economy is slowing, saying this was "totally misleading" and that both countries wanted an agreement.

China says will freeze out U.S. companies that sell Taiwan arms

16 Jul 2019

BEIJING China's government and Chinese companies will cut business ties with U.S. firms selling arms to Taiwan, China's Foreign Ministry said on Monday, declining to give details of the sanctions in a move likely to worsen already poor ties with Washington.

World cannot shut China out, vice president says, in jab at U.S.

08 Jul 2019

BEIJING China and the rest of the world must co-exist, Vice President Wang Qishan said on Monday, in an indirect jab at the United States, with which Beijing is trying to resolve a bitter trade war.

Britain denies supporting violent Hong Kong protests as China media slam 'Western ideologues'

05 Jul 2019

LONDON/BEIJING Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said on Thursday that he had not backed violent protests in Hong Kong, after Chinese state media blamed "Western ideologues" for fomenting unrest in the former British colony. | Video

China to Britain: Keep your 'colonial' hands off Hong Kong

04 Jul 2019

BEIJING/LONDON China told Britain to keep its hands off Hong Kong on Wednesday while London called for Beijing to honour the agreements made when the city was handed over in 1997, escalating a diplomatic spat over the former British colony. | Video

China's outrage over Hong Kong violence may prompt tighter embrace

02 Jul 2019

BEIJING China on Tuesday deplored violence in Hong Kong that saw protesters ransack the city's legislature, fuelling expectations it will take a tougher line on the territory, even as details of the scenes of vandalism went largely unreported on the mainland.

China's outrage over Hong Kong violence may prompt tighter embrace

02 Jul 2019

BEIJING China on Tuesday deplored violence in Hong Kong that saw protesters ransack the city's legislature, fuelling expectations it will take a tougher line on the territory, even as details of the scenes of vandalism went largely unreported on the mainland.

China warns of long road ahead for deal with U.S. after ice-breaking talks

30 Jun 2019

BEIJING/OSAKA China and the United States will face a long road before they can reach a deal to end their bitter trade war, with more fights ahead likely, Chinese state media said after the two countries' presidents held ice-breaking talks in Japan.

Toilet revolution and boutique hotels on curriculum at China party school

26 Jun 2019

BEIJING Images of squat toilets flash on to the screen as around 80 men and a smattering of women listen intently to their teacher tell them of the importance of following President Xi Jinping's instructions on bringing a toilet revolution to China.

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EU rebuffs Johnson's opening Brexit bid

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's demand that the European Union reopen the Brexit divorce deal was rebuffed on Tuesday by the bloc, which said Britain had failed to propose any realistic alternative to an agreed insurance policy for the Irish border.