Robert O'Brien pictured at a court in Sweden. Photo: AP

Donald Trump replaces John Bolton with US hostage negotiator Robert O’Brien as national security adviser

  • Unlike Bolton, O’Brien is not a big name in the intelligence and national security world
  • New appointment comes as Trump faces a number of crises in the Middle East, as well as possible nuclear talks with North Korea
Topic |   Donald Trump

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Robert O'Brien pictured at a court in Sweden. Photo: AP
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President Xi Jinping did not comment on the trade war directly during a visit to Henan province with Vice-premier Liu He. Photo: Xinhua

Donald Trump warns China faces ‘toughest trade war deal ever’ if they wait until after US election

  • Vice-minister for finance, Liao Min, will lead a Chinese delegation to Washington this week ahead of talks in October involving Vice-Premier Liu He
  • Official media outlets, including Xinhua News Agency, the ‘People’s Daily’ and the ‘Global Times’, did not carry any commentaries after Tuesday’s confirmation
Topic |   US-China trade war

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President Xi Jinping did not comment on the trade war directly during a visit to Henan province with Vice-premier Liu He. Photo: Xinhua
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