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China says trade war to 'certainly' hurt U.S. exporters, create opportunities to others


BEIJING China is being forced to retaliate against the United States in their trade dispute, and U.S. exporters including suppliers of liquefied natural gas would "certainly" be hurt, said Chinese vice commerce minister Wang Shouwen.


Global stocks slip as U.S.-China trade row revives growth fears; oil elevated 3:49am BST

TOKYO Asia stocks struggled on Tuesday as a fresh round of U.S.-China tariffs and a surge in oil prices to near four-year highs added to worries about risks to global growth.


China hopes Britain doesn't take sides, respects South China Sea sovereignty 2:23am BST

BEIJING China hopes that Britain can stand by its position of not taking sides in the South China Sea and earnestly respect China's sovereignty and territorial integrity, the Chinese government's top diplomat told Britain's foreign minister.


Honduras president laments U.S. aid cuts, eyes role of China 12:58am BST

NEW YORK The president of Honduras said on Monday cuts in U.S. support for Central America would hinder efforts to stem illegal immigration as he welcomed China's growing diplomatic presence in the region as an "opportunity."


U.S.' Mattis looks for 'way ahead' after China scraps military talks 24 Sep 2018

WASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Monday he was seeking a way ahead for military ties with China after Beijing postponed military talks in protest at last week's U.S. decision to impose sanctions over China's purchase of Russian weaponry.


Global stock markets fall on trade war pessimism; oil rallies 24 Sep 2018

NEW YORK Stock markets around the world retreated on Monday amid concerns over the potential wider impact of a trade spat between China and the United States, while oil prices rallied to a four-year high after OPEC ignored U.S. calls to raise supply. | Video


China says U.S. trying to force it to submit on trade as new tariffs kick in 24 Sep 2018

BEIJING The United States and China imposed fresh tariffs on each other's goods on Monday as the world's biggest economies showed no signs of backing down from an increasingly bitter trade dispute that is expected to hit global economic growth. | Video


Opposition victory in Maldives deals potential blow to China 24 Sep 2018

MALE The opposition was awarded victory in the Maldives presidential election on Monday, in a possible setback for China as the new leaders of the Indian Ocean archipelago nation aim to review major projects agreed with the outgoing administration.


Trade war dents European shares while M&A boosts Sky, Randgold 24 Sep 2018

LONDON The U.S.-China trade war dented European stocks on Monday after tariffs from the world's biggest economies came into force and China cancelled planned talks, triggering new fears of a protracted, costly trade dispute.

China says new African swine fever outbreak reported in Inner Mongolia 24 Sep 2018

BEIJING China said on Monday it has confirmed a new outbreak of African swine fever in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region of northern China, as authorities struggle to contain the highly contagious disease.