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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.

China admits locking up Uyghurs, defends crackdown as necessary

China has fiercely defended an escalating crackdown in the far western province of Xinjiang as necessary for security, claiming inmates of "re-education camps" are happier following their imprisonment.

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China disappearances show Beijing sets its own rules

Beijing's crackdown on a film star and the Interpol chief highlights its use of secret detentions.

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US, Saudi Arabia Have Leverage on Each Other; Using It Has Costs

The United States and Saudi Arabia have had a mutually dependent relationship for seven decades based on a central bargain: the kingdom would pump ...

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Immigrant Caravan Organizer Held After Trump Threatens Honduras

The organizer of a migrant caravan from Honduras was detained Tuesday in Guatemala after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to withdraw funding ...

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China Breaks Silence on Muslim Detention Camps, Calling Them ‘Humane’

A senior official defended the vast detention network in the Xinjiang region, calling it a “vocational education and training program.”

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'Crazy Rich Asians' finally lands a release date in China

"Crazy Rich Asians" is scheduled to hit theaters in China on Nov. 30. The date is more than two months after its release in some East Asian territories.

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Chinese Envoy Says US Charge of Election Interference 'Groundless'

China's ambassador to the U.S. says many accusations the Trump administration has made against Beijing are "groundless", including election interference. "One of the fundamental principles in China's foreign policy is non-interference in the internal affairs of other countries," Ambassador Cui Tiankai told Fox television Sunday. "We have been ...

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Snake drops into Chinese bank meeting

Python drops in on a staff meeting at a bank in Nanning, southern China.

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IMF Urges US and China to De-escalate Tariff Wars

President Donald Trump says the U.S. economy is the strongest it has ever been, because of his economic and trade policies. But the International ...

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US Arms Makers Express Concern to Trump Administration Over Saudi Deals

Major U.S. defense contractors have expressed concern to the Trump administration that lawmakers angered by the disappearance of a Saudi journalist ...

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China Says in 'Communication' Amid Report of Trump-Xi Meet

China said Friday it is in contact with the United States amid reports of a planned meeting between President Xi Jinping and President Donald Trump next month following a dive in the U.S. stock market blamed partly on a growing trade war between the ...

China's paranoia and oppression in Xinjiang has a long history

China finally admitted this week what had been widely reported: that it is interning thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of people in "re-education camps" in the far-western region of Xinjiang.

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Pence Promises US Backing for Central America if Borders Strengthened

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence told Central American countries on Thursday the United States was willing to help with economic development and investment if they did more to tackle mass migration, corruption and gang violence. Speaking at a meeting with Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez, Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales and El Salvador ...

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China’s Exports, Imports Grow, as Does Trade Surplus With US

China’s September exports rose a solid 14.5 percent from a year earlier, well above expectations despite wider application of U.S. tariffs and signs of shrinking export orders for Chinese companies. Analysts polled by Reuters had forecast ...

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China Says Accusations Against Alleged Spy 'Out of Thin Air'

China said Thursday that accusations against an alleged Chinese spy accused of attempting to steal trade secrets from American aviation and aerospace ...

Sierra Leone cancels $300 million airport deal with China

Sierra Leone has nixed plans to build a controversial, $318 million airport outside the capital of Freetown with a Chinese company and funded by ...

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BMW to take control of China venture Brilliance Automotive

The carmaker will take control of Brilliance Automotive and invest more to expand output in China.

China legalizes Xinjiang 're-education camps'

Authorities in China's far-western Xinjiang region appear to have officially legalized so-called re-education camps for people accused of religious extremism a little more than a month after denying such centers exist.

Taiwan's president calls on Beijing to not be a 'source of conflict' worldwide

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen called on China to be a "responsible" country on the world stage rather than provoking unnecessary conflict, amid worsening relations between Beijing and the island it considers a renegade province.

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China Uighurs: Xinjiang legalises 'reeducation' camps

The move comes amid growing international concern over mass disappearances in western Xinjiang.

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US: China's Human Rights Abuses Increasing Under Xi

Protection of human rights in China has been on a "downward trajectory, by virtually every measure" since President Xi Jinping assumed power in 2012, ...

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US Treasury Issues New Rules on Foreign Investments

The Treasury Department has issued new rules on foreign investments into American companies that will give the government more power to block foreign ...

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FBI Director: China Trumps Russia in Counterterrorism Threat to US

China is waging an unprecedented campaign to influence American public opinion as November congressional elections approach and presents the greatest ...

Wife of ex-Interpol chief fears for her life with her husband detained in China

In an exclusive interview with CNN, the wife of Interpol's former chief says she fears for her life and that of her twin boys after her husband was detained by Chinese officials, in the latest case of a forced disappearance in Beijing.

Interpol chief's arrest shows one-party rule is the only important thing to China

Beijing's forced disappearance of one of China's most prominent international officials shows the government appears ready to sacrifice anything, including its international reputation, to safeguard the Chinese Communist Party.

Chinese hacking of U.S. firms on the rise again, experts say

A report by the cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike says China is ramping up efforts to steal U.S. intellectual property under Trump.

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