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China calls on US to stop “extreme pressure” on Iran

The United States should not use “extreme pressure” to resolve issues with Iran, a senior Chinese diplomat said on Tuesday, amid a standoff following attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman.
A pedestrian walks past a Huawei product stand at an EE telecommunications shop in central London on April 29, 2019. – British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has urged caution over the role of China’s Huawei in the UK, saying the government should think carefully before opening its doors to the technology giant to develop next-generation 5G mobile networks. His comments come after Prime Minister Theresa May conditionally allowed China’s Huawei to build the UK 5G network, information that was leaked to a newspaper from top secret discussions between senior ministers and security officials, a leak that has caused a scandal that has rocked Britain’s splintered government. (Photo by Tolga Akmen / various sources / AFP)

US crackdown on Huawei typical economic bullying – minister

With the use of state power, Washington’s groundless crackdown on Chinese private company Huawei is typical economic bullying, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi says.

Donald Trump to meet Xi Jinping after defiant China hits US with new tariffs

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he would meet Chinese President Xi Jinping next month as the trade war between the world’s two largest economies intensified, sending shivers through global markets.
US President Donald Trump (L) shakes hands with North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un following a meeting at the Sofitel Legend Metropole hotel in Hanoi on February 27, 2019. (Photo by SAUL LOEB - AFP)

Donald Trump, Kim Jong-un handshake kicks off nuclear summit

US President Donald Trump shook hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the start of their second summit Wednesday, saying the totalitarian state could enjoy a brilliant future if it gives up nuclear weapons.

China: Huawei 5G ban a ‘political manipulation’

The Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi has urged all countries to provide a just, fair and transparent environment for bilateral exchange and cooperation, saying using national power to groundlessly discredit and suppress specific enterprises is a flagrant act of political manipulation.
Early Rain Covenant Church pastor Wang Yi (centre) and fellow church members with signs which read- “Faith should not be criminalised”, “God loves all people in the world” and “We have no hatred”. Facebook

Police detain church leaders in China

Police detain dozens of churchgoers and leaders of one of China’s most prominent protestant “house” churches
FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, U.S. President Donald Trump’s national security adviser John Bolton and Chinese President Xi Jinping attend a working dinner after the G20 leaders summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina December 1, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Trade deal: China hails Donald Trump-Xi Jinping summit

China on Thursday expressed confidence in striking a trade deal with the U. S. within their 90-day ceasefire period, praising the recent meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping as highly successful.
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.
US, Chinese leaders in Buenos Aires

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.
China's President Xi Jinping (R) and Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte waves to members of the media after inspecting the honour guard during a welcoming ceremony at the Malacanang palace grounds in Manila on November 20, 2018. - Chinese President Xi Jinping called his visit on November 20 to long-time US ally the Philippines a "milestone", as he aimed to boost blossoming ties on the promise of billions of dollars in backing for mega-projects. (Photo by Ted ALJIBE / AFP)

Xi Jinping visits Philippines to cosy up to historical US ally

Chinese President Xi Jinping called his visit Tuesday to long-time US ally the Philippines a "milestone", as he aimed to boost blossoming ties on the promise of billions of dollars in backing for mega-projects.
Xi Jinping

China’s Xi Jinping promises lower tariffs, market access at Shanghai Expo

China will lower import tariffs and continue to broaden market access, President Xi Jinping pledged on Monday at the opening of a symbolic week-long trade expo in Shanghai.
China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Dominican Republic's Chancellor Miguel Vargas shake hands after signing a bilateral agreement in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic September 21, 2018. REUTERS-Ricardo Rojas

China opens embassy in Dominican Republic, Taiwan loses out

China’s most senior envoy has inaugurated a new embassy in the Dominican Republic after the Caribbean country cut ties with Taiwan in a move that prompted U.S. concern over the Asian island’s dwindling number of allies.
Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC)

Gambia, Sao Tome and Principe, Burkina Faso welcomed into FOCAC

The Gambia, Sao Tome and Principe, and Burkina Faso were on Sunday welcomed and congratulated as new members of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation.

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.

Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu to seek tougher measures against Iran in Europe

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu embarks Monday on a three-day European tour in Germany set to be dominated by strategic differences on Iran, as leaders attempt to rescue the nuclear deal after the US withdrawal.

China to host Iran leader amid nuclear deal upheaval

Iran’s president will attend a summit with his Chinese and Russian counterparts next month, officials in Beijing said Monday, as they try to salvage the nuclear deal thrown into upheaval by Donald Trump.

Burkina Faso resumes ties with China after Taiwan break

The west African Nation of Burkina Faso formally resumed diplomatic ties with China on Saturday after breaking off relations with Taiwan, which now has just 18 diplomatic allies.

Burkina Faso resumes ties with China after Taiwan break

The West African Nation of Burkina Faso has formally resumed diplomatic ties with China after breaking off relations with Taiwan, which now has just 18 diplomatic allies.

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Delta APC mocks O’tega Emerhor on failed case against party, Senator Omo-Agege

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Ibadan polytechnic graduate jailed for impersonation

A graduate of Insurance from the Polytechnic, Ibadan, Oyaremi Olabode, was on Monday convicted of criminal impersonation and sentenced to four months in prison.
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Insecurity: We’ll give special budgetary attention to Zamfara – Speaker Gbajabiamila

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, has said that the 9th National Assembly would give special budgetary attention to the three Senatorial Districts of Zamfara State in order to resolve the issue of insecurity.