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Niger, Rwanda, others get free-visa deal with China

A visa exemption agreement between China, Niger, Rwanda and other countries have been signed and some already taken effect, the Chinese Foreign minister said
Xi Jinping and Donald Trump at their dinner in Buenos Aires. Kevin Lamarque-Reuters

US, China agree to trade war ceasefire, more talks

US President Donald Trump and China’s Xi Jinping agreed Saturday to suspend any new tariffs in the escalating trade war between the world’s two largest economies, even if huge existing duties will remain in place.
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China, US announce tariff ceasefire

The United States and China have announced a ceasefire in their tariffs war, hours after US President Donald Trump upended another international forum by snubbing G20 action on trade disputes and climate change.

US top diplomat Mike Pompeo warns North Korea peace goal still faces ‘risks’

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un understands that denuclearisation must happen "quickly", but he warned there are still risks that peace will not be achieved and sanctions must be maintained for now.

China’s foreign minister to visit North Korea this week

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will visit North Korea this week, his office said Monday, days after the leaders of the two Koreas held a landmark summit.

China: US tariffs ‘wanton attack’ on international trade

The new tariffs imposed by the U.S. on aluminium and steel imports, due to an alleged threat to national security, are a “wanton attack” on the multilateral trade system, a Chinese commerce official said Friday.

We are ready for trade war – China tells Donald Trump

China, the world’s second biggest economy fuelled fears of a trade war when it warned Sunday that it is ready to hit back at the United States if it harms its economic interests.

Chinese FM calls for international cooperation instead of “muscle show”

Countries all around the world should boost cooperation in the face of common threats instead of engaging in a show of force, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Friday.

China, Nigeria bilateral trade hit N4.97 trillion

The Consul-General of the People’s Republic of China in Lagos, Mr Chao Xiaoliang, says trade between China and Nigeria in 2017 amounted to about N4.97 trillion (13.78 billion dollars).

32 crew presumed dead as burning Iranian oil tanker sinks

An Iranian oil tanker that caught fire after colliding with a freighter in East China Sea more than a week ago has sunk, with some 30 crewmen still missing, Chinese state media said on Sunday.

Palestinian problem ‘historic tragedy’ – Chinese FM

The problem of establishing a Palestinian state, which has remained unsolved for decades, is a historic tragedy, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Friday.

US, South Korea continue air combat exercises amid North Korea threats

The U.S. and South Korea went ahead with large-scale joint aerial drills on Monday, a move North Korea had said would push the Korean peninsula to “the brink of nuclear war”.

Trump will pay dearly for his threat to destroy North Korea – Kim Jong-Un

United States President Donald Trump is “mentally deranged” and will “pay dearly” for his threat to destroy North Korea, Kim Jong-Un, said on Friday, as his foreign minister hinted the regime may explode a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific Ocean.

China urges peaceful resolution of North Korea nuclear issue

North Korean nuclear issue must be resolved peacefully, Chinese Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, told his Russian counterpart during a meeting at the UN, China’s Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.

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