Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Tag Archives: China

Iran diplomat calls talks with UK minister ‘repetitive’

TEHRAN: A top Iranian diplomat expressed disappointment after meeting a minister from Britain’s Foreign Office amid escalating regional tensions, saying the talks were “repetitive”, state news agency IRNA reported. Minister of State for the Middle East Andrew Murrison had the “usual talking points”, said Kamal Kharazi, the head of the ...

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Southeast Asian Leaders Throw Weight Behind China-led Trade Pact

China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi (6th from L) poses with (L to 5th L) Laos' Minister of Foreign Affairs Saleumxay Kommasith, Malaysia's Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah, Myanmar's Union Minister for the Office of the State Counsellor U Kyaw Tint, Thailand's Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai, Vietnam's Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh, (6th R to R) Singapore's Minister for Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan, Philippines' Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, Brunei's Second Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Erywan Yusof, Cambodia's permanent representative to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Kan Pharidh, Indonesia's Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi, and ASEAN Secretary General Lim Jock Hoi during a bilateral meeting at the 51st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Ministerial Meeting in Singapore on August 2, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / ROSLAN RAHMAN / “The erroneous mention[s] appearing in the metadata of this photo by ROSLAN RAHMAN has been modified in AFP systems in the following manner: [adding identity of Cambodia's permanent representative to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Kan Pharidh]. Please immediately remove the erroneous mention[s] from all your online services and delete it (them) from your servers. If you have been authorized by AFP to distribute it (them) to third parties, please ensure that the same actions are carried out by them. Failure to promptly comply with these instructions will entail liability on your part for any continued or post notification usage. Therefore we thank you very much for all your attention and prompt action. We are sorry for the inconvenience this notification may cause and remain at your disposal for any further information you may require.

BANGKOK: Southeast Asian leaders gathered in Bangkok on Saturday determined to drive forward the world’s largest commercial pact, with the trade war between the US and China clouding the outlook for their export-led economies. Disputes in the flashpoint South China Sea, Myanmar’s persecution of Rohingya Muslims and plastic pollution in the seas are also set to be discussed at the two-day Association ...

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China earthquake kills 12, injures 134

BEIJING: The toll from a strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake in southwest China rose to 12 dead and 134 injured as rescuers pulled bodies and survivors from wrecked buildings. More than 4,000 people were relocated as a large number of structures were damaged or collapsed following late Monday’s earthquake outside Yibin in ...

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Protesters scuffle with HK police, government offices shut

HONG KONG: Scuffles broke out between demonstrators and police in Hong Kong as hundreds of people persevered with a protest against an extradition law with mainland China, a day after police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to break up big crowds. Protests around the city’s legislature on Wednesday forced ...

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Facebook to cut off Huawei to comply with US sanctions

WASHINGTON: Facebook said it would cut off Huawei from its popular social networking apps to comply with US sanctions, further isolating the Chinese tech giant considered a national security threat by Washington. The social media giant said it took the step after President Donald Trump’s order barring Huawei from US ...

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Huawei files to trademark mobile OS around the world

LIMA/SHANGHAI: China’s Huawei has applied to trademark its “Hongmeng” operating system (OS) in at least nine countries and Europe, data from a U.N. body shows, in a sign it may be deploying a back-up plan in key markets as U.S. sanctions threaten its business model. The move comes after the ...

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Thousands rally in Hong Kong over China extradition bill

HONG KONG: Thousands of protesters rallied in central Hong Kong, seizing two main highways on Wednesday, in a defiant show of strength against government plans to allow extraditions to China. The Asian financial hub was rocked over the weekend by the largest protest march since the city s 1997 return ...

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US starts collecting 25% tariffs on Chinese products arriving by sea

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WASHINGTON: The move comes after earlier in the day, China also began collecting higher duties on almost $60 billion worth of American products in retaliation for a recent US tariff hike. The United States started collecting new 25 percent tariffs on a vast number of Chinese goods arriving in the country’s ports on Saturday, ...

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Huawei launches 5G lab in South Korea

BEIJING: Huawei Technologies unveiled an open lab for a next-generation 5G wireless network in South Korea but kept the launch low-key given its recent blacklisting by the United States, a key security ally of the Asian nation. The Chinese tech giant, the world’s top producer of telecoms equipment, said it ...

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Samsung may gain from Huawei’s plight in ongoing trade war: Fitch

SOUL: Samsung may have a chance to strengthen its position in the smartphone market due to the hurt caused to Huawei Technologies in the wake of US-China trade tensions, according to Fitch Ratings. Tech companies, including Google and SoftBank Group-owned chip designer ARM, have said they will cease supplies and ...

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