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AFP/GETTY / The shopping spree was kicked off with a gala featuring international acts

Alibaba Singles Day sales frenzy surpasses records

 13:21 11/11/2018

E-commerce giant Alibaba has set new sales records on Sunday for its biggest shopping day, the annual Singles Day.

FILE PHOTO: With a rocket ship on the table, US President Donald Trump speaks at the White House © Reuters / Kevin Lamarque

US needs a space force because Russia is ahead on it, Trump says

 10:12 14/10/2018

Keen as ever on the idea of having a fighting force in space, US President Donald Trump says it’s a necessity for Washington because its perceived top adversaries – Russia and China – are beating it to the punch.

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Trump says Chinese 'lived too well for too long'

 11:34 11/10/2018

US President Donald Trump has said his trade policies have hurt China's economy, adding: "I have a lot more to do."

Meng Hongwei sent his wife a message suggesting he was in danger before his disappearance ( REUTERS )

China confirms missing Interpol chief Meng Hongwei is being held 'under monitoring'

 01:04 08/10/2018

She said she has had no further contact with him since the message that was sent on September 25.

Donald Trump chairs a session of the UN security council flanked by the secretary general, António Guterres and the British prime minister, Theresa May, and backed by US officials. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

China 'doesn’t want me to win' US midterms, Trump tells UN

 13:04 26/09/2018

Speaking at a UN Security Council meeting on non-proliferation on Wednesday, US President Donald Trump accused China of attempting to interfere in the November US midterm elections because of Beijing’s opposition to his trade policy.

REUTERS / The sanctions relate to China's purchase of 10 Russian Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets

Chinese anger at US sanctions for Russian weapons purchases

 18:31 21/09/2018

China has told the US to withdraw sanctions on its military over purchases of Russian jets and missiles or "bear the consequences".

GETTY IMAGES / Mr Cuban is worth an estimated $3.9bn

China hits back at Trump with tariffs on $60bn of US goods

 19:17 18/09/2018

China has hit back at President Donald Trump by imposing new trade tariffs on $60bn of American goods.

REUTERS / Problem solved - according to Mr Trump after his June summit with Kim Jong-un

US North Korea visit: China says Trump criticism is 'irresponsible'

 14:04 25/08/2018

China has said it is "irresponsible" of President Trump to suggest it was not putting enough pressure on North Korea over its nuclear programme.

GETTY IMAGES / A worker checks wind turbine blades at a factory in Lianyungang, Jiangsu province

US set to impose fresh tariffs on China

 19:17 22/08/2018

The US and China are expected to impose fresh tariffs on $16bn (£12.4bn) of each other's goods on Thursday as their tit-for-tat trade war rages on.

KCNA | AFP | Getty Images This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on September 13, 2016 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) inspecting Farm No. 1116 under KPA Unit 810 at an un

Trump administration targets Chinese and Russian firms over illegal shipments to North Korea

 11:56 15/08/2018

  • The U.S. Treasury Department announced on Wednesday new actions directed at Chinese and Russian firms that it says have facilitated illicit shipments on behalf of North Korea.
  • The designations come as the U.S. continues to push North Korea to denuclearize and remains locked in a trade war with China.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi shake hands before their bilateral meeting at the 51st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Singapore, August 3, 2018. Mohd Rasfan/Pool via R

China says it wants to resolve differences with U.S. 'on equal footing'

 09:22 03/08/2018

China, however, shows no sign of bending to Washington's pressure.

Taiwan denounces China moves to limit its global profile

Taiwan denounces China moves to limit its global profile

 11:52 26/07/2018

"I believe that no Taiwanese people would accept such a thing," Lee said.

China vs. Taiwan: Would Beijing Ever Invade?

China vs. Taiwan: Would Beijing Ever Invade?

 14:10 20/07/2018

China vs. Taiwan: Would Beijing Ever Invade?

China makes $8.46 from an iPhone. That's why a U.S. trade war is futile

China makes $8.46 from an iPhone. That's why a U.S. trade war is futile

 13:20 09/07/2018

A flawed response to the challenge from China

The USS John S. McCain conducts a patrol in the South China Sea while supporting security efforts in the region. Picture: USNSource:Supplied

US destroyers test China’s resolve by passing through narrow Taiwan Strait

 04:03 08/07/2018

TWO US Navy destroyers have pushed through the narrow, tense waterway separating Taiwan and China in a clear new signal opposing Beijing’s expansionist claims.

Jeon Gwang-ryeol being kissed by a jubilant Russian fan during live TV broadcast

World Cup TV kiss sparks social media debate in China

 16:09 05/07/2018

Social media users in China are debating whether a male South Korean reporter being kissed by female fans during the World Cup is "sexual harassment".

There had been hopes that the US and China might step away from the measures. Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images

China denies it will be first to impose tariffs on $34bn of US goods

 11:06 04/07/2018

Both sides made 6 July tariff threat but 12-hour time difference gives Chinese edge

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US dollar will crash & burn because of trade war with China – investor Peter Schiff

 07:53 25/06/2018

The idea that a trade war between US and China is good for the dollar is complete nonsense, according to investor Peter Schiff. He believes that greenback will only depreciate.

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From the EU to China, world blasts US withdrawal from UN Human Rights Council

 14:42 20/06/2018

Washington's withdrawal from the UN Human Rights Council has been met with international condemnation, with even close NATO allies from Europe describing the decision as regrettable.

Senate votes to reinstate ZTE ban in the US

Senate votes to reinstate ZTE ban in the US

 09:30 19/06/2018

The House already passed a version of the bill that doesn't include the ZTE provision

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