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UK Chancellor’s Beijing trip scrapped amid Def Sec’s China remarks: Reports

LONDON: Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson warned that Beijing was “developing its modern military capability and its commercial power” while announcing the aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth was being deployed to Asia. The show-of-strength move and accusations that Beijing is disputing the waters in the region have prompted criticism from China. ...

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India warns Pakistan of ‘strong response’ to Kashmir attack

SRINAGAR: India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised a “strong response” to a car bombing in Indian-administered Kashmir that killed at least 42 paramilitary personnel, with New Delhi calling for “the complete isolation of Pakistan” for harbouring the armed group behind the devastating attack. “We will give a befitting reply,” Modi ...

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Bill Gates says China major contributor to global progress

NEW YORK: Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Tuesday said that exciting progress against poverty and disease around the world has been made in 2018, and China has been a major contributor to this progress. In a video speech exclusively broadcast via Xinhua, Gates said over ...

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China protests visit by India’s Modi to disputed border area

BEIJING: China on Saturday protested the visit by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh, a contested region located on the border between the two countries. “The Chinese government has never recognised the so-called ‘Arunachal Pradesh’ and is firmly opposed to the Indian leader’s visit,” ...

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China offered to nearly halve cost of Malaysia’s $20bn rail project

KUALA LUMPUR: China offered to nearly halve the cost of a $20-billion rail project to save the centerpiece of its infrastructure push in Southeast Asia, two sources said on Thursday, but contradictory remarks by Malaysian ministers leave the outcome uncertain. The conflicting statements made over the past week on the ...

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U.S., China all smiles on trade but doubts persist

WASHINGTON: The United States and China radiated positivity after this week’s trade talks but doubts persist about the chances of sealing the overarching deal Donald Trump wants. After two days of high-level negotiations in Washington, President Donald Trump hailed the “tremendous progress,” and the Chinese delegation said the talks had ...

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Justin Trudeau fires Canada’s ambassador to China

TORONTO: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has fired Canada’s ambassador to China, John McCallum. It follows controversial comments Mr McCallum made about an extradition case involving a senior executive from the Chinese telecoms giant Huawei. Trudeau said in a statement he had asked John McCallum to step down, but did not ...

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China’s moon cotton experiment ends in freezing lunar night

BEIJING: A cotton seedling that sprouted on the moon has been left to die as China’s historic lunar lander continues a freezing night-time nap that will last as long as two earth weeks, scientists said. The Chinese space agency announced earlier this week that the seed had germinated inside a ...

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Huawei founder denies spy risk claims

LONDON: Huawei’s founder has denied Chinese authorities have ever asked his company to help spy on its clients. Ren Zhengfei was speaking to foreign media in a rare interview, following claims Huawei posed a security risk. He also said he was missing his daughter Meng Wanzhou “very much”. Ms Meng ...

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China sentences Canadian to death for drug smuggling

BEIJING: A court in China has sentenced a Canadian to death for drug smuggling, a verdict likely to reignite a diplomatic row between the two countries. Robert Lloyd Schellenberg was originally given a 15-year jail term in 2018 but after an appeal the court said the sentence was too lenient. ...

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