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China to recalibrate Belt and Road, defend scheme against criticism

4:42am BST

BEIJING China is expected to promote a recalibrated version of its Belt and Road initiative at a summit of heads of state this week in Beijing, seeking to allay criticism that its flagship infrastructure policy fuels indebtedness and lacks transparency.

U.S. firms no longer 'positive anchor' for Beijing ties - AmCham in China

17 Apr 2019

BEIJING Frustrated U.S. businesses can no longer be counted on as a "positive anchor" in U.S.-China relations, a top U.S. business lobby said on Wednesday, arguing any deal to end trade tensions must address structural problems in China's economic system.

Exclusive: U.S. waters down demand China ax subsidies in push for trade deal - sources

15 Apr 2019

WASHINGTON/BEIJING U.S. negotiators have tempered demands that China curb industrial subsidies as a condition for a trade deal after strong resistance from Beijing, according to two sources briefed on discussions, marking a retreat on a core U.S. objective for the trade talks.

RPT-EXCLUSIVE- U.S. waters down demand China ax subsidies in push for trade deal -sources

15 Apr 2019

WASHINGTON/BEIJING, April 14 U.S. negotiators have tempered demands that China curb industrial subsidies as a condition for a trade deal after strong resistance from Beijing, according to two sources briefed on discussions, marking a retreat on a core U.S. objective for the trade talks.

U.S. welcomes China's expanded clampdown on fentanyl

02 Apr 2019

(In 3rd paragraph of April 1 item, corrects to U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration from U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency) | Video

U.S., China report progress in Beijing trade talks

29 Mar 2019

BEIJING/PALM BEACH, Fla. U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that trade talks with China were going very well, but cautioned that he would not accept anything less than a "great deal" after top U.S. and Chinese trade officials wrapped up two days of negotiations in Beijing.

Trump push for China trade reform draws wide support at home, abroad

25 Mar 2019

WASHINGTON/BRUSSELS/BEIJING U.S. President Donald Trump's blunt-force use of tariffs in pursuing his "America First" trade agenda has angered many, from company executives to allied governments and members of both parties of Congress.

China hits back at 'prejudiced' U.S. with own rights criticism

14 Mar 2019

BEIJING Citing poor media freedoms, racism and "ideological prejudice", China hit back on Thursday in unusually strong terms after the U.S. State Department slammed China's rights record, including equating abuses on its Muslim minorities with the 1930s.

China says Xinjiang has 'boarding schools', not 'concentration camps'

12 Mar 2019

BEIJING China is running boarding schools not concentration camps in the far western region of Xinjiang, its governor said on Tuesday, as the United States called conditions there "completely unacceptable".

No head for heights: China defends Tibet travel restrictions

06 Mar 2019

BEIJING Foreigners can't handle Tibet's high altitude so China needs to restrict access, the top Chinese official in charge of the remote and mountainous region said on Wednesday, defending tough government restrictions on who can go there.

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