Saturday, 18 August 2018

Tag Archives: China

Trade wars: Trump loads first volley against China

Steep American tariffs on Chinese goods worth tens of billions of dollars are due to take effect when the clock strikes twelve on Thursday night, as US President Donald Trump fires the first salvo in a trade war between the world’s top two economies. China has vowed to respond “immediately”, ...

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China presses Europe for anti-US alliance on trade

BRUSSELS: China is putting pressure on the European Union to issue a strong joint statement against President Donald Trump’s trade policies at a summit later this month but is facing resistance, European officials said. In meetings in Brussels, Berlin and Beijing, senior Chinese officials, including Vice Premier Liu He and ...

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Sri Lanka moves navy unit to Chinese-run port

HAMBANTOTA: Sri Lanka will move its southern naval command to a port leased to a state-run Chinese firm but China will not use it for military purposes, the prime minister’s office said Saturday. Colombo’s announcement will likely raise fresh concerns in New Delhi over China’s military potentially getting a foothold ...

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Beijing eases investment curbs as clash with US looms

BEIJING: China is ending limits on foreign ownership in auto manufacturing, insurance and other fields but didn’t directly address complaints about trade and technology that are fueling conflict with Washington. The change, announced late on Thursday, had been sought by Washington, Germany and other trading partners. They complain Beijing blocks ...

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China rejects FATF’s move of putting Pakistan on grey list

BEIJING: China has vehemently rejected the reported move by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) of putting Pakistan on Global Funding Terrorism Watch List. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang, at a weekly news briefing, showed his strong opposition to FATF’s move, stating that Pakistan’s efforts on the issue of counter-terrorism ...

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150 million years old turtle fossil discovered in China

Xinhua News/file photo Beijing: A turtle fossil dating back 150 million years to the Jurassic Period has been found in southwest China`s Chongqing municipality. Farmer Liu Changyu found a turtle-shell-shaped “rock” while in Qijiang district earlier this month, reports Xinhua news agency. Liu`s daughter uploaded photos to WeChat, which were ...

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Punjab Nahi Jaungi wins special jury award at Shanghai Film Festival

QINGDAO: Pakistani romantic-comedy Punjab Nahi Jaungi won the ‘Special Jury Award’ at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Film Festival in Qingdao, China. “I am proud to share that our film, Punjab Nahi Jaungi has picked up the special jury award against competition from films from 12 other nations… This is a ...

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China’s Xi hails ‘unity’ of security bloc led with Russia

QINGDAO: Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday opened a regional security summit attended by Russia and Iran with boasts of the bloc’s “unity”, just as a fractious G7 gathering was mired in divisions between Europe and the US. On the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit in the coastal ...

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Number of US diplomats in China hit by mystery illness

WASHINGTON: The US State Department has brought a group of diplomats home from Guangzhou, China, over concerns they were suffering from a mysterious malady that resembles a brain injury and has already affected US personnel in Cuba, its spokeswoman said on Wednesday. After confirming one government employee had “suffered a ...

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