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China: US hyping threat to justify own rising defence spending

China’s Defence Ministry on Friday accused its U.S. counterpart of deliberately seeking to hype up the threat from China and other nations to justify its own military expenditure.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called for a 'new era of cooperation' [Petr David Josek-AP]

US warns China meddling in Hong Kong hurting business confidence

The United States warned in a report on Friday that increased meddling from China in Hong Kong had adversely impacted the city, straining international business confidence in the Asian financial hub.
A sunset view of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge off Lantau island in Hong Kong, China October 21, 2018, before its opening ceremony on October 23, 2018. Picture taken October 21, 2018. REUTERS-Bobby Yip

Hong Kong to build $79 billion artificial island

Hong Kong plans to build one of the world’s largest artificial islands with an eye-watering $79 billion price tag, city officials announced Tuesday.
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USA start Basketball World Cup defence against Czechs

A United States team packed with NBA stars will begin its bid for an unprecedented third Basketball World Cup title in a row with a clash against debutants the Czech Republic.
Masood Azhar

India ‘disappointed’ as China foils bid to blacklist JeM chief

India said it was "disappointed" by China's move to once again stall its bid to blacklist Masood Azhar, the leader of a Pakistan-based armed group that claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing in Kashmir last month.

Two pilots die in Chinese fighter jet crash

A Chinese navy fighter jet crashed during training on the southern island province of Hainan on Tuesday, killing two pilots, the defence ministry said.
Monks attend the gathering at the Dalai Lama’s temple during the 60th anniversary of the Tibetan Uprising Day that commemorates the 1959 Tibetan uprising, in McLeod Ganj on March 10, 2019. – Crowds gathered March 10 at the Dalai Lama’s temple in India to commemorate 60 years since the failed Tibetan uprising against Chinese rule that drove the spiritual leader into exile. (Photo by Money SHARMA / AFP)

Tibet supporters in India mark 60 years since uprising

Huge crowds gathered at the Dalai Lama’s temple in India Sunday to commemorate 60 years since the failed Tibetan uprising against Chinese rule that drove the spiritual leader into exile.
Wang Shouwen

China says working with US on trade deal

China and the U.S. are still working to achieve a trade deal that matches the interests of both sides and the hopes of the world, including eliminating tit-for-tat tariffs, an official said on Saturday.
[FILE] Russia’s President Vladimir Putin (L) and Prime Minister Narendra Modi look on during the exchange of agreements and joint press statements ceremony during the Indo-Russia Annual Summit at Taj Exotica hotel in Goa on October 15, 2016. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin signed lucative defence and energy pacts following talks aimed at reinvigorating ties between the former Cold-War allies. PRAKASH SINGH / AFP

India signs $3 billion submarine deal with Russia

India has signed a $3 billion deal to lease a third Russian nuclear-powered submarine for 10 years, giving Delhi a boost in the Indian Ocean against arch-rivals Pakistan and China, media reports said.
US President Donald Trump speaks before a meeting between US and Chinese officials in the Oval Office of the White House January 31, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski - AFP)

US trade deficits hit embarrassing high despite Donald Trump’s trade wars

President Donald Trump’s global trade offensive has posted a resounding failure with government data showing America’s trade deficit in 2018 hitting the highest level in a decade.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang says China aims to complete talks on a code of conduct for the disputed South China Sea within three years. AFP

China unveils economic development plans for 2019

China’s Premier Li Keqiang, on Tuesday, delivered a work report to the national parliament, detailing the country’s economic and social development plans for 2019.
A pedestrian walks past a stock indicator board displaying share prices of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in Tokyo on January 7, 2019. – Tokyo stocks closed up more than two percent on January 7, 2019, after European and US markets roared last week on strong US data and dovish comments from the US Federal Reserve. (Photo by Behrouz MEHRI / AFP)

Tokyo stocks close lower after Wall St falls

Tokyo stocks fell on Tuesday as declines on Wall Street following weak US construction data triggered profit-taking.
China's Premier Li Keqiang speaks during the China-EU Business Roundtable at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on July 16, 2018. The European Union on July 16 called on the United States, China and Russia to work together to cool worsening global trade tensions, warning that they could spiral into violent "conflict and chaos." / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Ng Han Guan

China cuts taxes, jacks military spending to $180 billion

China’s premier warned Tuesday that the country faces a “tough struggle” as he unveiled tax cuts to prop up a stuttering economy while increasing military spending to nearly $180 billion.
At President Donald Trump's direction, the United States intends to scrap the preferential trade status granted to India and Turkey, the US trade chief's office has said.

US to end preferential trade status for India, Turkey

At President Donald Trump's direction, the United States intends to scrap the preferential trade status granted to India and Turkey, the US trade chief's office has said.
Meng Wanzhou

Canada launches extradition of top Huawei executive to US

Canada has begun the extradition of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou to the United States – the latest move in a case that has roiled relations between the North American neighbours and China.
North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un waves before boarding his train at the Dong Dang railway station in Lang Son on March 2, 2019. AFP

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un pays tribute to former Vietnam’s revolutionary leader

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un paid tribute to Vietnam’s late revolutionary leader Ho Chi Minh on Saturday before starting his long journey home through China, after his Hanoi summit with US President Donald Trump ended without a nuclear deal.

Activists: Chinese police step up use of video ‘confessions’

Students in Beijing said Saturday that Chinese police had forced them to watch new video “confessions” from fellow labour activists, as authorities tighten their grip on campus activism.
US President Donald Trump on Friday urged China to abolish tariffs on agricultural products imported from the United States — adding that trade talks between the rival powers were going well.

Donald Trump urges China to remove tariffs on US agricultural products

US President Donald Trump on Friday urged China to abolish tariffs on agricultural products imported from the United States — adding that trade talks between the rival powers were going well.

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Official: Anambra government to implement new minimum wage

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Student electrocuted during rainstorm in Enugu

The Nsukka Catholic Diocese has confirmed the death of a student, allegedly electrocuted on Thursday night at the Queen of Rosary Secondary School, Nsukka, Enugu state.