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China and the US have already slapped tariffs on more than $360bn in two-way trade [Andy Wong-AP]

China removes several US products from tariffs list

China on Wednesday said it would spare a number of US products from punitive tariffs in what is seen as an olive branch by Beijing in the protracted trade war ahead of high-level talks next month.
China aims to slash its growing dependence on gas imports by boosting domestic projects like shale fields as the security of its energy supply comes under the spotlight amid a festering trade war with the United States.

China aims to rev up shale gas drive, wean itself off imports amid US...

China aims to slash its growing dependence on gas imports by boosting domestic projects like shale fields as the security of its energy supply comes under the spotlight amid a festering trade war with the United States.
China will hold the country’s largest-ever military parade on Oct. 1, marking the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, the government said on Thursday.

China to hold largest-ever military parade on October 1

China will hold the country’s largest-ever military parade on Oct. 1, marking the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, the government said on Thursday.
China on Wednesday slammed pro-democracy protesters at Hong Kong airport for terrorist-like acts, after two men were beaten by demonstrators.

China slams ‘terrorist-like actions’ by protesters at Hong Kong airport

Activists blockaded two terminals in the city on Tuesday in the latest escalation of a 10-week political crisis that has gripped the international finance hub and forced the closure of the airport.

NUJ congratulates three members appointed as permanent secretaries by Sokoto governor

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Sokoto State Council congratulates three of its members who were just appointed Permanent Secretaries by Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal.
Liu Yanan, who was a teacher at the RYB Education New World kindergarten was jailed 18 months for abusing children with needles on Dec 28, 2018. EPA

China jails teacher over ‘needle’ scandal

A Chinese kindergarten teacher was on Friday jailed for 18 months for abusing children with needles, a Beijing court said, sparking criticism online that the sentence was too short.
Chinese President Xi Jinping | Xinhua

China considers new foreign investment law – state media

China’s legislature is considering a new law governing foreign investment that will streamline existing rules and prevent the forced transfer of technology, state media reported Sunday.

Italy hosts Libya conference towards new UN peace plan

Italy will host a Libya conference that starts on Monday and aims to push forward a new U.N. plan to stabilise the troubled North African country after an initiative to hold elections next month failed.
Vice Minister for Commerce, Wang Shouwen

China: US holding knife to our throat – Wang Shouwen

China said on Tuesday it was impossible to hold trade talks with the United States while Washington is imposing tariffs that are like “holding a knife to someone’s throat”.
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

Chinese stocks close higher on government stimulus signal

Chinese stocks closed solidly higher on Tuesday after the government signalled it would shift to a looser fiscal policy to shield the world's second-largest economy from the worsening trade row with Washington.

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