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Japanese military's increasing visibility is a message to China

When tanks rolled and troops marched at a Japanese military base on Sunday, it was just the latest display in what analysts say is a campaign by Tokyo to increase the profile of its Self-Defense Forces.

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China’s New Strategy for Overseas M&A: Stay Boring

Deals are still happening, but they’re smaller, in unthreatening industries or out of developed-market regulators’ sights.

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Kenyans Say Chinese Investment Brings Racism and Discrimination

Episodes involving discriminatory behavior by the region’s growing Chinese work force have unsettled many Kenyans, particularly at a time when their ...

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Asia and Australia Edition: Myanmar, China, Harvard: Your Tuesday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

Canada open to more China trade now that USMCA is done, Trudeau says

Canada is open to doing more business with China now that a trading agreement with the United ...

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U.S. to Blame for Weaker China Currency

If the Chinese yuan is being manipulated, it is arguably because China is keeping it strong while the U.S. dollar rallies against an array of ...

Snake falls from ceiling onto bank employees' meeting

Imagine gathering for a morning meeting, when a snake falls from the ceiling onto you and your coworkers. That's what happened to this bank staff in China.

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Former 'Bad Bank' Boss Accused Over Bribes, Banquets and Boudoirs

A former Communist Party chief and ex-head of China’s largest “bad bank” will be prosecuted for using his position for personal gain after being swept up in President Xi Jinping’s yearslong crackdown on corruption.

Chinese ambassador to US says Beijing doesn't know who to deal with

The Chinese ambassador to the United States said diplomats are confused over who is the "final decision maker" in the Trump administration, complicating future negotiations amid the escalating US China trade war.

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Chinese online star detained for five days after singing the national anthem badly

A new draconian law says those disrespecting the national anthem can be jailed for up to 15 days. It’s just one manifestation of how China’s ...

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Trump's fiery interview with 60 Minutes – video

In a wide-ranging, combative interview with CBS' Lesley Stahl, the US president spoke about climate change, China, Russia, his mockery of Christine ...

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World Oil Prices Help Vietnam Expand an Already Fast-Growing Economy

An increase in world oil prices is helping Vietnam earn money that will quicken its already fast economic growth and may help the country build new infrastructure. The only red light: higher fuel prices among Vietnam's consumers. Vietnam, though ...

Python tumbles from bank's ceiling

In China, bank employees were startled when a giant python crashed a staff meeting as it fell from the ceiling.

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'You tell me': China ambassador stumped on who aids Trump on trade

Cui Tiankai says other diplomats in DC face same problemEconomic adviser Kudlow says China talks ‘unsatisfactory’China’s ambassador to the US said on Sunday he and other diplomats in Washington did not know which advisers Donald Trump turns to when forming policy on trade.Cui Tiankai was asked on Fox News Sunday if he thought the president is ...

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China property market feels fresh chill, 'winter' is coming

China's property developers usually look forward to the months dubbed "Golden September and Silver October" as the high season for new home sales. This year is proving to be different.

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Trump Embraces Foreign Aid to Counter China’s Global Influence

The move is a significant reversal for the president. A new agency will provide $60 billion in financing aimed at blocking Beijing’s ambitions.

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‘We Have to Respond.’ Envoy Says China Did Not Want a Trade War

The comments come amid rising political tensions between the two economic powers

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Uncover Your Eyes. There’s No China Car Crash

A third monthly decline isn’t cause for concern: The market is just maturing after an era of super-charged growth.

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Therese Poletti's Tech Tales: Trump’s tariffs against China are hurting U.S. tech companies instead

The latest tariffs enacted by the Trump Administration against China are not expected to help solve the problem of intellectual property theft from American companies and instead could hurt U.S. companies, including many in the technology sector.

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Ambassador says China confused over who speaks for Trump on trade

‘Who is playing what role? Sometimes it could be very confusing,’ Cui Tiankai said.

China finds Trump's team 'very confusing' to diplomats, ambassador to US says

Diplomats are confused about which Trump administration officials are driving policy decisions, said China's ambassador to the United States Cui ...

The Wall Street Journal /
Global Economy Week Ahead: Consumer Spending, Fed Minutes

The week ahead will feature September consumer spending data and China’s economic growth figures. The Fed also releases minutes from its Sept. 25-26 ...

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Chinese Ambassador Cui Tiankai: It’s ‘very confusing’ trying to figure out who Trump listens to on trade

“You tell me,” Cui told Fox News Channel’s Chris Wallace when asked whether he’s clear on who has the president’s ear on trade issues.

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WTA roundup: Ukrainian teen Yastremska wins Hong Kong

Ukrainian teen Dayana Yastremska cruised past No. 6 seed Qiang Wang 6-2, 6-1 to win the Hong Kong Open in China on Sunday.

China's central bank still has plenty of tools to counter detrimental trade war effect: Governor

"We still have plenty of monetary instruments in terms of interest rate policy, in terms of required reserve ratio. We have plenty of room for adjustment, in case we need it," said Yi Gang, the governor of the People's Bank of China.

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Chinese ambassador: It’s ‘very confusing’ trying to discern who has Trump’s ear on trade policy

President Trump announced three weeks ago that he was levying a new round of tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods, prompting China to respond by imposing tariffs on $60 billion of American imports.

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The Leaders Who Unleashed China’s Mass Detention of Muslims

A trail of online evidence establishes how President Xi Jinping and other senior officials adopted a tough new policy to assimilate ethnic minorities.

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