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Peoples Daily says US president could endanger the global economy and damage export-oriented countries Chinese leaders are worried about Donald Trump engaging in a tax war with Beijing, potentially fuelling tensions between the two countries already strained by problems such as North Korea, trade and the South China Sea. A commentary in the Peoples Daily, […]

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Warship is due to go into service in 2020 when it will join existing carrier, the Soviet-era Liaoning, bought secondhand from Ukraine China has launched its first domestically built aircraft carrier, which will join an existing one bought secondhand from Ukraine, amid rising tensions over North Korea and worries about Beijings assertiveness in the South […]

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Sixtus Leung and Yau Wai-ching taken from their apartments and are to be charged with illegal assembly, according to their party Hong Kong police have detained two former pro-independence lawmakers at their homes, amid a widening crackdown on dissenting voices in the former British colony. The pair, Yau Wai-ching and Sixtus Baggio Leung, were disqualified […]

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Three government agencies lead crackdown on popular software which can be used to violate internet regulation Chinese authorities will question Apple over live-streaming video software available on the companys app store, amid an increasingly hostile business environment for foreign firms in the worlds second largest economy. Police, cyberspace administration and cultural law enforcement team will […]

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As thousands of soldiers mass at Kim Il-sung square, Pyongyang tells US to end its dangerous military hysteria North Korea has begun a vast military parade to celebrate the birth of its founding father, Kim Il-sung, and warned that it was prepared to take the toughest action unless the US ended its military hysteria, as […]

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Donald Trump speaks to acting leader of South Korea after Syria missile strike described by North as intolerable act of aggression The US navy will move a strike group towards the western Pacific Ocean to provide a presence near the Korean peninsula, a US official said on Saturday. The Carl Vinson strike group, which includes […]

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Only two out of 24 crew rescued after bulk carrier, which is roughly the same size as 100 tennis courts, disappears carrying iron ore from Brazil to China A South Korean cargo vessel is missing after making its last contact in the South Atlantic about 2,500km (1,500 miles) from shore and 22 crew members are […]

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US secretary of state could skip first meeting with Nato foreign ministers, amid growing questions over Trump administrations closeness to Moscow US secretary of state Rex Tillerson plans to skip an April meeting of Nato foreign ministers for a visit by the Chinese president and will travel to Russia later in the month, US officials […]

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As secretary of state travels to Beijing, his mission to set stage for a leaders summit is hampered by presidents hectoring messages Donald Trump took his latest online swipe at Chinas leaders as his secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, flew into Beijing to finalise plans for a high-stakes summit designed to soothe tensions after months […]

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