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China rebuffs U.S. concerns about ties with Venezuela

China rebuffed U.S. concerns about its ties with Venezuela on Tuesday after Washington imposed new sanctions on the crisis-stricken oil-producing country following the re-election...

Malaysia Won’t Look Away From China So Soon, Despite Mahathir’s Words

Why Malaysia’s China policy is unlikely to change, for now, despite the election shock. By all accounts, it shouldn’t have been possible. Years of gerrymandering,...

Trump says China may be egging on North Korea’s insults

President Donald Trump said on Thursday that Chinese President Xi Jinping "could be influencing" North Korean leader Kim Jong-un after his regime abruptly shifted...

China’s new train line to Iran sends message to Trump: We’ll keep trading anyway

New freight train connections usually have limited potential to make global headlines, but a new service launched from China on Thursday could be different. Its cargo — 1,150...

US fed up with ‘unfair, unprincipled’ behaviour by China, former ambassador warns

Barack Obama’s former top envoy in Australia has backed Donald Trump’s tough approach to China, vowing the days of Beijing pursuing “unfair, unbalanced, unprincipled...

The shocking Malaysian election result could hit Chinese investments

A stunning win by the opposition bloc in Malaysia's general election on Wednesday could have implications for the Southeast Asian nation's ties with China, a major invsetor. Mahathir Mohamad, a former...

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un visits China, meets with Xi Jinping

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has visited the Chinese city of Dalian to meet President Xi Jinping, China's official Xinhua news agency has reported. Key...

US stands tall as Asia’s most powerful country despite rising China

The United States is still the most powerful nation in the Asia region in spite of a rising challenge from China, a new ranking...

Business Money and Technology

Chinese scammers bag $10 million from Sydney residents

SCAMMERS impersonating Chinese diplomats have stolen a total of $10 million from fraud victims living in Sydney in the last year, authorities say. In the...

China Enlists Its ‘Great Firewall’ to Block Bitcoin Websites

China will reportedly block anyone in the country from accessing websites that offer cryptocurrency trading services or initial coin offerings (ICOs). Advertisements relating to...

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China Pledges $200 Billion in U.S. Purchases by Overhauling Trade Rules

American and Chinese officials made progress on Friday toward an agreement that could help avert a trade war, with China pledging to increase its...

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Sports and Entertainment

Why are China’s top table tennis players protesting?

On June 23, 2003, Liu Guoliang, at the age of 27, was appointed as the head coach of the Chinese men’s national table tennis...

China dances to a new, electronic beat

Chinese club goers are demanding more diversity in their dance music, spurred on by electro-pop DJs from home and abroad. It is midnight and the...