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Donald Trump and Xi Jinping confirm G20 meeting and restarting of US-China trade war talks

Trump tweets that he and Xi will meet at the G20 summit, while Xi is quoted as saying he will meet Trump to ‘exchange opinions’ on Sino-US relations.

19 Jun 2019 - 5:19AM

Trump tweets that he and Xi will meet at the G20 summit, while Xi is quoted as saying he will meet Trump to ‘exchange opinions’ on Sino-US relations.

Donald Trump and Xi Jinping confirm G20 meeting and restarting of US-China trade war talks
Hong Kong protests go global as marchers take to streets in US, Europe and Australia in show of solidarity

Demonstrations draw hundreds in New York and Washington as Hongkongers abroad show their support, in display that Chief Executive Carrie Lam has failed to appease the public at home or abroad.

18 Jun 2019 - 5:09AM

Demonstrations draw hundreds in New York and Washington as Hongkongers abroad show their support, in display that Chief Executive Carrie Lam has failed to appease the public at home or abroad.

Hong Kong protests go global as marchers take to streets in US, Europe and Australia in show of solidarity
Donald Trump expresses confidence that despite massive protests over extradition bill, Hong Kong and Beijing can ‘work it out’

But asked whether the demonstrators were sending a message to the Chinese government, the US president said: ‘I don’t know what they’re sending.’

13 Jun 2019 - 3:40PM

But asked whether the demonstrators were sending a message to the Chinese government, the US president said: ‘I don’t know what they’re sending.’

Donald Trump expresses confidence that despite massive protests over extradition bill, Hong Kong and Beijing can ‘work it out’
For Pelosi, it’s personal: US House Speaker meets Tiananmen survivors, blasts China’s ‘moral injustices’

To Nancy Pelosi, whose advocacy of human rights in China is long-standing, the US must remember the protesters ‘because China still shamefully tries to hide the history of the atrocity it inflicted on its own people’.

5 Jun 2019 - 10:42PM

To Nancy Pelosi, whose advocacy of human rights in China is long-standing, the US must remember the protesters ‘because China still shamefully tries to hide the history of the atrocity it inflicted on its own people’.

For Pelosi, it’s personal: US House Speaker meets Tiananmen survivors, blasts China’s ‘moral injustices’
China hits back at ‘arrogant’ Mike Pompeo after US Secretary of State attacks at human rights record on Tiananmen anniversary

Pompeo’s criticisms of ‘dark chapter in history’ echoed by European diplomats who urge Beijing to allow its citizens to mark the occasion.

4 Jun 2019 - 10:27PM

Pompeo’s criticisms of ‘dark chapter in history’ echoed by European diplomats who urge Beijing to allow its citizens to mark the occasion.

China hits back at ‘arrogant’ Mike Pompeo after US Secretary of State attacks at human rights record on Tiananmen anniversary
Washington Tiananmen vigil attracts first-timers for 30th anniversary

Biggest turnout in years for candlelight commemoration outside Chinese embassy and, for many, it is the first time they have spoken of the events of June 4, 1989.

4 Jun 2019 - 10:10AM

Biggest turnout in years for candlelight commemoration outside Chinese embassy and, for many, it is the first time they have spoken of the events of June 4, 1989.

Washington Tiananmen vigil attracts first-timers for 30th anniversary
Journalists with Chinese state broadcaster CGTN in US denied passes to cover Congress

Authorities deny CGTN America’s application for renewal of credentials that give reporters access to press galleries in Senate, House of Representatives.

2 Jun 2019 - 11:57AM

Authorities deny CGTN America’s application for renewal of credentials that give reporters access to press galleries in Senate, House of Representatives.

Journalists with Chinese state broadcaster CGTN in US denied passes to cover Congress
Fox’s Trish Regan and CGTN’s Liu Xin trade blows in TV debate

Battle of the anchors ends with polite and restrained on-air discussion but a rare opportunity to present Beijing’s stance on trade war and economy.

2 Jun 2019 - 4:01PM

Battle of the anchors ends with polite and restrained on-air discussion but a rare opportunity to present Beijing’s stance on trade war and economy.

Fox’s Trish Regan and CGTN’s Liu Xin trade blows in TV debate
Hong Kong extradition opponents take their case to the US Congress

Delegation, warning of dire consequences and seeking US help to derail bill, will also meet with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

16 May 2019 - 7:14AM

Delegation, warning of dire consequences and seeking US help to derail bill, will also meet with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Hong Kong extradition opponents take their case to the US Congress
Huawei will commit to ‘no-spy agreements’ to win government contracts, chairman says amid US pressure on allies over 5G fears

The concession comes as the US presses its allies not to include Huawei as they build 5G networks: ‘We have to protect our information,’ a State Department official says.

15 May 2019 - 11:24PM

The concession comes as the US presses its allies not to include Huawei as they build 5G networks: ‘We have to protect our information,’ a State Department official says.

Huawei will commit to ‘no-spy agreements’ to win government  contracts, chairman says amid US pressure on allies over 5G fears
China vows to fight ‘to the end’ as it raises tariffs on US$60 billion of US goods in trade war escalation

Ministry of Finance says the move, with duties to rise to ‘25, 20 and 10 per cent’, is a response to ‘unilateralism and trade protectionism’.

14 May 2019 - 10:01AM

Ministry of Finance says the move, with duties to rise to ‘25, 20 and 10 per cent’, is a response to ‘unilateralism and trade protectionism’.

China vows to fight ‘to the end’ as it raises tariffs on US$60 billion of US goods in trade war escalation
Hong Kong democracy advocates bring their protest against extradition bill to United States

Democratic Party founder Martin Lee and activist Nathan Law have been asked to testify about the bill before the US Congressional-Executive Commission on China.

10 May 2019 - 11:19AM

Democratic Party founder Martin Lee and activist Nathan Law have been asked to testify about the bill before the US Congressional-Executive Commission on China.

Hong Kong democracy advocates bring their protest against extradition bill to United States
‘A taste of freedom in China’: Tiananmen Square crackdown commemorated in New York

‘For many of us, this was the first and only time that we tasted freedom in China's sphere,’ Zhou Fengsuo, a protest leader, says as hundreds gather at the Cathedral of St John’s the Divine in Manhattan in tribute to the pro-democracy protests 30 years ago.

5 Jun 2019 - 6:49AM

‘For many of us, this was the first and only time that we tasted freedom in China's sphere,’ Zhou Fengsuo, a protest leader, says as hundreds gather at the Cathedral of St John’s the Divine in Manhattan in tribute to the pro-democracy protests 30 years ago.

‘A taste of freedom in China’: Tiananmen Square crackdown commemorated in New York
FBI director Christopher Wray making his mark as a loud and insistent China critic

Global Times, a Chinese Communist Party outlet, fires back after Wray says China tries to ‘steal its way up the economic ladder’.

4 May 2019 - 12:47AM

Global Times, a Chinese Communist Party outlet, fires back after Wray says China tries to ‘steal its way up the economic ladder’.

FBI director Christopher Wray making his mark as a loud and insistent China critic
China ‘determined to steal up economic ladder at US’ expense’, FBI chief Christopher Wray says

Head of America’s principal federal law enforcement agency calls the intelligence threat posed by China ‘broader [and] more severe’ than that of any other country.

27 Apr 2019 - 11:16PM

Head of America’s principal federal law enforcement agency calls the intelligence threat posed by China ‘broader [and] more severe’ than that of any other country.

China ‘determined to steal up economic ladder at US’ expense’, FBI chief Christopher Wray says
United States ‘disappointed’ by convictions of Hong Kong’s Occupy democracy protest leaders, warns against erosion of city’s governing formula

State Department also ‘closely monitoring’ a proposed amendment to the city’s fugitive law.

26 Apr 2019 - 11:34PM

State Department also ‘closely monitoring’ a proposed amendment to the city’s fugitive law.

United States ‘disappointed’ by convictions of Hong Kong’s Occupy democracy protest leaders, warns against erosion of city’s governing formula
United States under Donald Trump is veering away from China’s belt and road

Beijing’s global infrastructure drive will be in the spotlight this week when dozens of heads of state converge for the second Belt and Road Forum. In the last of our four-part series, Nectar Gan and Robert Delaney look at the shift in the United States’ stance on China’s mega initiative.

25 Apr 2019 - 11:28PM

Beijing’s global infrastructure drive will be in the spotlight this week when dozens of heads of state converge for the second Belt and Road Forum. In the last of our four-part series, Nectar Gan and Robert Delaney look at the shift in the United States’ stance on China’s mega initiative.

United States under Donald Trump is veering away from China’s belt and road
Leica’s ad agency denies releasing Tiananmen Square ‘Tank Man’ film without approval

F/Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi says it would not risk its reputation with such a move.

5 Jun 2019 - 5:27AM

F/Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi says it would not risk its reputation with such a move.

Leica’s ad agency denies releasing Tiananmen Square ‘Tank Man’ film without approval
Leica Camera’s advert depicting Tiananmen Square’s ‘Tank Man’ causes uproar from Chinese online

Leica spokeswoman says that video, which drew fire from online Chinese commenters, was not officially sanctioned by the company.

5 Jun 2019 - 5:25AM

Leica spokeswoman says that video, which drew fire from online Chinese commenters, was not officially sanctioned by the company.

Leica Camera’s advert depicting Tiananmen Square’s ‘Tank Man’ causes uproar from Chinese online
US and China in ideological battle for the future, defence official says

Cooperative steps with allies under consideration to counter expanded Chinese footprint in Asia and Europe.

17 Apr 2019 - 11:24PM

Cooperative steps with allies under consideration to counter expanded Chinese footprint in Asia and Europe.

US and China in ideological battle for the future, defence official says
Who is Charles Lee? Businessman linked to woman who breached Mar-a-Lago security has a chequered, mysterious past

Lee, who has used multiple identities and faced accusations of business fraud, advertised an event that Zhang Yujing said she was at Trump’s resort to attend.

11 Apr 2019 - 11:47PM

Lee, who has used multiple identities and faced accusations of business fraud, advertised an event that Zhang Yujing said she was at Trump’s resort to attend.

Who is Charles Lee? Businessman linked to woman who breached Mar-a-Lago security has a chequered, mysterious past
China’s Vice-Premier Liu He, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer start ‘endgame’ round of trade talks in Washington

Sticking points are said to include an enforcement mechanism that can hold China responsible for reforms it agrees to, as well as the removal of US tariffs.

4 Apr 2019 - 2:30PM

Sticking points are said to include an enforcement mechanism that can hold China responsible for reforms it agrees to, as well as the removal of US tariffs.

China’s Vice-Premier Liu He, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer start ‘endgame’ round of trade talks in Washington
Best of frenemies: Official relations are good, but Russians grow wary of Chinese investments

Halting the building of a bottling plant on Lake Baikal was an environmental victory, but experts note the anti-Chinese animus that helped fuel it. As Chinese projects have increased, they have stoked resentment and tension in Russia.

24 Mar 2019 - 2:51AM

Halting the building of a bottling plant on Lake Baikal was an environmental victory, but experts note the anti-Chinese animus that helped fuel it. As Chinese projects have increased, they have stoked resentment and tension in Russia.

Best of frenemies: Official relations are good, but Russians grow wary of Chinese investments
China says it has arrested 13,000 ‘terrorists’ in Xinjiang as it seeks to justify internment camps for Muslims
  • But white paper does not say how many people have been detained in camps, a number UN estimates at 1 million or more.
18 Mar 2019 - 11:29PM
  • But white paper does not say how many people have been detained in camps, a number UN estimates at 1 million or more.
China says it has arrested 13,000 ‘terrorists’ in Xinjiang as it seeks to justify internment camps for Muslims
Smart toilet seats sold online in China found to be substandard, with electric shock risk

Shanghai authorities tested 28 batches of the popular product, finding nearly 40 per cent did not meet standards.

18 Mar 2019 - 12:13PM

Shanghai authorities tested 28 batches of the popular product, finding nearly 40 per cent did not meet standards.

Smart toilet seats sold online in China found to be substandard, with electric shock risk
Official head of China’s Protestant churches says religions must be purged of ‘Western influences’

Religion overseer Xu Xiaohong bangs drum for Xi Jinping’s campaign to purge faith in China of ‘subversive’ foreign characteristics.

12 Mar 2019 - 10:49PM

Religion overseer Xu Xiaohong bangs drum for Xi Jinping’s campaign to purge faith in China of ‘subversive’ foreign characteristics.

Official head of China’s Protestant churches says religions must be purged of ‘Western influences’
Tibetan religious activity slashed, Lhasa mayor confirms

Rare confirmation of extent of Beijing’s religious control ahead of sensitive 60th anniversary of Tibetan uprising.

7 Mar 2019 - 11:37PM

Rare confirmation of extent of Beijing’s religious control ahead of sensitive 60th anniversary of Tibetan uprising.

Tibetan religious activity slashed, Lhasa mayor confirms
Beijing plans to continue tightening grip on Christianity and Islam as China pushes ahead with the ‘Sinicisation of religion’

Premier Li Keqiang tells legislature the Communist Party’s religious affairs policy must be fully implemented.

6 Mar 2019 - 5:41PM

Premier Li Keqiang tells legislature the Communist Party’s religious affairs policy must be fully implemented.

Beijing plans to continue tightening grip on Christianity and Islam as China pushes ahead with the ‘Sinicisation of religion’
Riding out the storm: will China change course when its elite meet in Beijing?

Once on the rise, China has gone from strength to struggle in the past year – challenges that could mean a shift in policy at the annual gathering of the National People’s Congress.

4 Mar 2019 - 1:58PM

Once on the rise, China has gone from strength to struggle in the past year – challenges that could mean a shift in policy at the annual gathering of the National People’s Congress.

Riding out the storm: will China change course when its elite meet in Beijing?
Jailed Chinese human rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong back home after going missing on release day

Wife Jin Bianling, who lives in the US, says her husband is now with his parents in central China but is being kept under close watch by authorities.

2 Mar 2019 - 10:36PM

Wife Jin Bianling, who lives in the US, says her husband is now with his parents in central China but is being kept under close watch by authorities.

Jailed Chinese human rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong back home after going missing on release day