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China warns US against ‘dangerous moves’ on Taiwan: Xinhua Thursday, August 6th, 2020

WASHINGTON, (AFP):- Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe warned his US counterpart in a phone call Thursday to avoid firing up bilateral tensions, a day after Washington angered Beijing by announcing it would send a senior official to visit Taiwan. Wei told US Defense Secretary Mark Esper in a..

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Top U.S. Official To Visit Taiwan In Years

By N24 Correspondent, LOS ANGELES: U.S. Health Secretary Alex Azar is to make the first cabinet-level visit of a top U.S. official to Taiwan in six years, as Washington vows to take more steps to boost the democratic island, which China has threatened to invade. According to Radio Free Asia (RFA),..

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Asian shares fall on jitters over US stimulus, China trade Tuesday, August 4th, 2020

By JOE, BEIJING: Major Asian stock markets declined Wednesday amid investor concern about U.S. stimulus spending and a trade agreement with Beijing. Market benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Sydney declined. Investors are watching the stalemate among U.S. legislators over employment..

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Court in China’s Shandong Jails Rights Activist Yu Xinyong Monday, August 3rd, 2020

BEIJING:- Authorities in the eastern Chinese province of Shandong have jailed a rights activist who helped local residents pursue petitions and complaints against the government, RFA has learned. Yu Xinyong was sentenced to four-and-a-half years' imprisonment by the Lixia District People's Court..

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US, China consulate closures deal losses to both nations Thursday, July 30th, 2020

By MATTHEW LEE, WASHINGTON (AP):- In shutting each other’s consulates, the United States and China have done more than strike symbolic blows in their escalating feud. They’ve also dimmed each other’s ability to observe — and to spy on — critical regions of their countries. For the United..

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Hong Kong could postpone election ‘due to virus’ Wednesday, July 29th, 2020

HONG KONG, (AFP):- Hong Kong's government could postpone by a year a vote for seats in the city's legislature scheduled for Sept. 6 amid fears of a resurgence in novel coronavirus cases, public broadcaster RTHK reported on Wednesday. A postponement would be a blow for the opposition pro-democracy..

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US-China spats rattle world, prompting calls for unity Tuesday, July 28th, 2020

By JOE McDONALD, BEIJING (AP):- Antagonisms between the United States and China are rattling governments around the world, prompting a German official to warn of “Cold War 2.0” and Kenya’s president to appeal for unity to fight the coronavirus pandemic. Global trade already was depressed by..

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Trade, technology and security at risk in US-China feud Monday, July 27th, 2020

BEIJING (AP):- They have the largest economies in the world. They spend more than anyone else on their militaries. From high-tech chips to control of the high seas, their interests are closely intertwined. The ongoing sharp deterioration in U.S.-China ties poses risks to both countries and the..

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China tells US to close Chengdu consulate in growing spat Friday, July 24th, 2020

By JOE McDONALD, BEIJING (AP):- China ordered the United States on Friday to close its consulate in the western city of Chengdu, ratcheting up a diplomatic conflict at a time when relations have sunk to their lowest level in decades. The move was a response to the Trump administration’s order..

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China to launch Mars probe in space race with US Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020

WENCHANG, China, (AFP):- China aims to launch a rover to Mars on Thursday on a journey coinciding with a similar US mission as the powers take their rivalry into deep space. The two countries are taking advantage of a period when Earth and Mars are closest to send their probes, with China's..

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US ratchets up China tensions, closing Houston consulate

By KEN MORITSUGU and MATTHEW LEE, WASHINGTON (AP):- The United States ordered China to close its consulate in Houston, escalating tensions between the world’s largest economies as President Donald Trump ramps up pressure against China ahead of the November election. Beijing denounced the order..

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US orders China to close its consulate in Houston

By KEN MORITSUGU and MATTHEW LEE, BEIJING (AP):- The United States said Wednesday that it has ordered China to close its consulate in Houston “to protect American intellectual property” and the private information of Americans. China strongly condemned the move, the latest in a series of steps..

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