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China, U.S. near deal on ZTE reprieve; Beijing cuts auto tariffs

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BEIJING Washington neared a deal to lift its ban on U.S. firms supplying Chinese telecoms gear maker ZTE Corp, sources said on Tuesday, and Beijing announced tariff cuts on car imports, further easing trade tensions between the world's two largest economies. | Video

China jails Tibetan language promoter for 'inciting separatism' 12:05pm BST

BEIJING China jailed a Tibetan businessman for five years on Tuesday for "inciting separatism", his lawyer said, after he advocated the use of Tibetan in schools and was featured in international media reports.

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China slashes auto import tariffs in boost to BMW, Tesla 11:54am BST

SHANGHAI/BEIJING China will steeply cut import tariffs for automobiles and car parts, opening up greater access to the world's largest auto market amid an easing of trade tensions with the United States.

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China rebuffs U.S. concerns about ties with Venezuela 9:48am BST

BEIJING China rebuffed U.S. concerns about its ties with Venezuela on Tuesday after Washington imposed new sanctions on the crisis-stricken oil-producing country following the re-election of its socialist President Nicolas Maduro.

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Trump urges China to maintain tight North Korea border ahead of summit 8:42am BST

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday urged China on Monday to maintain a secure border with North Korea, pressing Beijing ahead of his anticipated meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un next month aimed at denuclearization.

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U.S. farmers plough ahead with plantings as China trade war fears ebb 6:05am BST

CHICAGO U.S. farmers said they would push ahead with plantings planned before U.S.-China trade tensions eased and, now that the two countries have resumed talks, take a wait-and-see approach to President Donald Trump's promises for more sales to China.

China to Australia: Remove "coloured glasses" to get ties back on track 5:49am BST

BEIJING/SYDNEY Australia should remove its "coloured glasses" to get relations back on track with major trading partner China, the Chinese government's top diplomat Wang Yi has told his Australian counterpart on the sidelines of a G20 meeting in Argentina.

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China stock regulator vows more environment focus, green finance 4:03am BST

SHANGHAI China's securities regulator said it will increase its focus on green financing and environmental issues for listed companies after President Xi Jinping named the environment as a major political priority.

China launches fresh campaign against trash smuggling 1:14am BST

SHANGHAI China launched a fresh crackdown on Tuesday against trash smuggling from overseas in Beijing's latest move to curtail the inflow of foreign garbage and strengthen its "war on pollution".

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Trade war fears ebb as U.S., China agree to continue talks 12:32am BST

BEIJING/WASHINGTON Washington and Beijing both claimed victory on Monday as the world's two largest economies stepped back from the brink of a global trade war and agreed to hold further talks to boost U.S. exports to China. | Video