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China Accuses US of Meddling Over Potential US Navy Visits to Taiwan

China submitted an official protest with the United States Thursday after U.S. President Donald Trump signed into law a measure that could result in U.S. naval warships visiting self-ruled Taiwan. Trump signed into law Tuesday defense budget legislation that authorizes the possibility of ...

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China Observes Landmark Anniversary of Nanjing Massacre

China marked the 80th anniversary of the Nanjing Massacre at the hands of Japanese imperial forces with a call for the two Asian neighbors and rivals to "deepen" their longstanding, yet frayed relationship. President Xi Jingping was on hand, but did not speak, during Wednesday's ceremony, ...

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Russia Urges India to Back China's Belt and Road Initiative

Russia threw its weight behind China's massive Belt and Road plan to build trade and transport links across Asia and beyond, suggesting to India on Monday that it find a way to work with Beijing on the signature project. India is strongly opposed to an economic corridor that China is building ...

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Maldives Rushes Through Trade Pact With China Despite Opposition

The Maldives government signed a free trade agreement with China during a visit to Beijing by its leader, Abdulla Yameen, it said on Friday, despite criticism from the opposition over the speed at which the deal was concluded. Under the deal - a document of more than 1,000 pages that the ...

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Activists Urge US to Impose Sanctions on Human Rights Abusers

As the world marks International Human Rights Day this Sunday, Chinese advocacy groups will be watching to see if U.S. President Donald Trump follows through on a pledge earlier this year to sanction individuals accused of human rights violations under the Global Magnitsky Human Rights ...

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China Dominates Top Western Economies in Patent Applications

The U.N.'s intellectual property agency says China racked up a record 1.3 million patent applications last year, topping the combined total in the U.S., Japan, Korea and Europe. The World Intellectual Property Organization says innovators worldwide filed 3.1 million patent applications in ...

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Maldives Defends Trade Deal with China Against Opposition Criticism

The Maldives government on Monday defended its free trade agreement (FTA) with China against criticism from the opposition that it was signed in haste and with insufficient parliamentary scrutiny. Under the deal signed last week, China will exempt Maldives exports from tax while the ...

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Chinese General Under Investigation for Corruption Commits Suicide

Chinese state media said Tuesday a military official under investigation for corruption has committed suicide. The Xinhua news agency said Zhang Yang hanged himself Thursday at his home. Zhang was a member of the Communist Party's Central Military Commission and formerly headed the Political ...

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US Indicts 3 Chinese Nationals on Hacking Charges

Three Chinese nationals were accused of hacking computers in three corporations, the U.S. Department of Justice said Monday. Wu Yingzhuo, Dong Hao and Xia Lei were indicted Monday by a grand jury "for computer hacking, theft of trade secrets, conspiracy and identity theft" and intentionally ...

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China Kindergarten Sex Abuse and 'Needlemarks' Claims Prompt Police Probe

Police in China are investigating claims of sexual molestation and needlemarks on children at a Beijing kindergarten run by preschool operator RYB Education Inc, the latest case in a booming child care industry to spark outrage among parents. The official Xinhua news agency said in a news ...

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