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Taiwan hits back at WHO exclusion under Beijing pressure

Taiwan accused the World Health Organization of succumbing to political pressure from Beijing Tuesday after the island failed to receive an invitation to a major international meeting.

Donald Trump: We are not in trade war with China

President Donald Trump tweeted that the U.S. was not in “a trade war with China,’’ hours after Beijing announced tariff hikes on 50 billion dollars worth of U.S. products.

Trade war: China retaliates with tariffs on US soybeans, cars, planes

China Wednesday announced plans to hit the United States with new tariffs of 25 percent on soybeans, aircraft, cars and other imports worth $50 billion, hours after Washington unveiled its own target list.

North Korea foreign minister visits Beijing to meet counterpart

North Korea's foreign minister arrived in Beijing Tuesday for talks with his counterpart, just a week after Pyongyang's leader Kim Jong Un made a groundbreaking trip to the Chinese capital.

Defunct Chinese space lab plunges back to earth over Pacific

A defunct Chinese space lab disintegrated under intense heat as it hurtled through Earth's atmosphere Monday and plunged to a watery grave in the South Pacific, Chinese officials said.

Don’t blame us for Africa’s accumulated debt – China replies US

The Chinese government says it cannot take the blame for Africa’s debt burden, saying it is as a result of accumulation over the years.

China: New US sanctions threaten cooperation over North Korea

China has demanded the US reverse its decision to impose fresh sanctions on North Korea, saying the "unilateral actions" could undermine cooperation between Beijing and Washington.

China expresses anger over India premier’s visit to disputed border region

China on Thursday expressed anger over a visit by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the remote Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh, which Beijing also claims.

Embattled Maldives president seeks support from China, Saudi Arabia

Embattled president of the Maldives has sent envoys to friendly nations such as China, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia to brief them on a political crisis in the Indian Ocean nation that spurred the imposition of emergency, his office said.

South Korea’s Moon to visit China for talks on North Korea

South Korean President Moon Jae-In will visit China next week for talks on North Korea and other issues, his office said Wednesday, amid tentative signs of diplomatic movement after months of high tensions over Pyongyang's nuclear and missile threats.

China has no intention to interfere in Australia’s Internal Affairs – foreign ministry

China has no intention of interfering in Australia’s Internal Affairs, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Tuesday.

If war comes, North Korean regime will be utterly destroyed – US

The United States warned that North Korea’s leadership will be “utterly destroyed” if war breaks out as it called on countries to cut all diplomatic and trade ties with North Korea — including Chinese oil shipments to Pyongyang.

North Korean missile test ‘grave concern’ to China

China expressed “grave concern” on Wednesday after North Korea fired what appeared to be an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) that landed close to Japan.

China respects Robert Mugabe’s decision to resign

China said on Wednesday that it respects Robert Mugabe’s decision to resign as Zimbabwe’s president, a week after the African country’s army and Mugabe’s former political allies moved to end his four decades of rule.

China hopes for ‘legal’ resolution for Zimbabwe

China's government says it hopes Zimbabwe's political situation can be resolved "under the legal framework."

‘Friendly policy’ toward Zimbabwe won’t change – China

China said on Thursday that its “friendly policy” toward Zimbabwe would not change, after the military said it had seized power and was holding President Robert Mugabe and his family safe while targeting “criminals”.

Zimbabwe army chief visit ‘normal military exchange’ – China

China says a visit last week to Beijing by Zimbabwean army commander Gen. Constantino Chiwenga, who appears to have taken control of the country, was a "normal military exchange."

Vietnam and China agree to avoid conflicts in South China Sea

Vietnam and China agreed Monday to avoid conflicts in the hotly contested South China Sea, as a new pathway to dialogue on easing tensions was opened with other Southeast Asian nations.

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