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China, Iran foreign ministers meet amid Middle East tensions

The foreign ministers of China and Iran have met in Beijing amid heightened Middle East tensions and efforts by Tehran to keep its world markets open. Continue reading

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Chinese authorities say 17 people trapped in flooded mine

Chinese authorities say 17 people have been trapped in a flooded iron mine in the country’s northeast. Continue reading

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China formally arrests 2 Canadians in case linked to Huawei

China has formally arrested two Canadian citizens it is believed to be holding to pressure Canada into releasing a Chinese telecoms executive. Continue reading

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China voices strength, pushes nationalism around trade war

China’s ruling Communist Party is taking a newly aggressive approach in how it portrays the worsening trade dispute with the United States — projecting stability and stirring up nationalistic sentiment in the process. Continue reading

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Diplomats visit Canadian think tank expert in China custody

Diplomats have visited a Canadian think tank expert whose detention in China is believed to be an attempt to pressure Canada to release Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou. Continue reading

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37 spotted seal pups rescued from China traffickers released

Animal rights groups have cheered the release of 37 spotted seal pups rescued from traffickers into the wild in northern China. Continue reading

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China indicts former Interpol chief on bribery charges

Chinese prosecutors have indicted former Interpol president Meng Hongwei on charges of accepting bribes. Continue reading

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China holds appeal hearing for Canadian sentenced to death

A Chinese court has held an appeal hearing for a Canadian who was sentenced to death for drug smuggling in a case that has deepened a diplomatic rift between the countries. Continue reading

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China says US ‘further aggravated’ tension on Iran

China says the U.S. has “further aggravated” tensions over the Iran nuclear issue. Continue reading

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China’s April exports fall amid US tariff war; imports rise

China’s April exports fell 2.7% from a year ago amid the country’s tariff war with Washington, while imports rebounded to 4% growth. Continue reading

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China sentences 6 foreigners for drugs; Canadian gets death

A court in southern China has handed down sentences to at least six foreigners involved in a global methamphetamine operation, including a Canadian sentenced to death. Continue reading

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Putin raises possibility of meeting Ukraine leader

Russian President Vladimir Putin has raised the possibility of meeting Ukraine’s president-elect in a sign Moscow might want to improve relations that soured after its 2014 annexation of Crimea. Continue reading

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Putin: Belt and Road fits with Eurasian Economic Union goals

China’s Belt and Road infrastructure initiative meshes perfectly with the goals of the Russian-led Eurasian Economic Union, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday. Continue reading

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China says French ship entered its waters illegally

China says it has complained to France after one of its warships entered Chinese territorial waters while passing through the Taiwan Strait this month. Continue reading

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China and Russia to hold joint navy drills next week

China says it will hold joint naval drills with Russia next week. Continue reading

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11 die as elevator cable snaps at work site in north China

Chinese state media say 11 workers were killed and two seriously injured when the cable on an elevator snapped at a construction site in northern China. Continue reading

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China charges former Interpol chief with bribery

China has formally arrested former Interpol President Meng Hongwei on suspicion of accepting bribes. Continue reading

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China providing services to woman arrested at Mar-a-Lago

China says it has been informed of the arrest of a Chinese woman at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club over the weekend and is providing her with consular services. Continue reading

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China bars human rights lawyer from US State Dept. program

A prominent Chinese human rights lawyer says he was blocked from leaving the country to participate in a U.S. State Department-sponsored studies program. Continue reading

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Firefighters contain fire in China’s mountains where 30 died

Firefighters have contained a blaze high in the rugged forested mountains of western China that claimed the lives of 30 of their colleagues. Continue reading

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