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China, U.S. to resume trade talks but China says demands must be met

11:35am BST

BEIJING Top Chinese and U.S. officials will resume trade talks in accordance with the wishes of their leaders, but China hopes the United States will create the necessary conditions for dialogue, the Chinese commerce ministry said on Thursday. | Video

China's Xi arrives in North Korea a week before he's due to meet Trump

10:24am BST

BEIJING Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in North Korea on Thursday as Beijing looks to bolster its neighbour, hit by U.N. sanctions over its nuclear and missile programmes, a week before Xi and U.S. President Donald Trump meet amid a bitter trade dispute. | Video

Xi visit raises prospect of 'concrete cooperation' with North Korea

19 Jun 2019

BEIJING/SEOUL China's President Xi Jinping heads to Pyongyang this week holding out the prospect of fresh measures to support North Korea's floundering, sanctions-bound economy, the first trip in 14 years by a Chinese leader. | Video

Don't open 'Pandora's Box' in Middle East, China warns

18 Jun 2019

BEIJING The Chinese government's top diplomat warned on Tuesday that the world should not open a "Pandora's Box" in the Middle East, as he denounced U.S. pressure on Iran and called on it not to drop out of a landmark nuclear deal.

Syria says it does not want to fight with Turkey

18 Jun 2019

BEIJING Syria does not want to see fighting with Turkey, its foreign minister said on Tuesday, after Turkey said one of its observation posts in Syria's Idlib region was attacked from an area controlled by Syrian government forces.

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.

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Iran shoots down U.S. military drone in Gulf region

Iran on Thursday shot down a U.S. military drone that it said was flying over one of its southern provinces on the Gulf, increasing fears of military conflict as Washington seeks to isolate Tehran over its nuclear and regional activities.