Xi vows attempts to split China will ‘end in crushed bodies and shattered bones’

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Hong Kong (CNN)Chinese President Xi Jinping warned adversaries on Sunday that any attempt to split China will “end in crushed bodies and shattered bones” according to state-media, as anti-government protesters in Hong Kong returned to the streets for a 19th consecutive weekend. Though Xi … Read More

China announces it seeks ‘calm’ end to trade war, as markets tank and currency hits 11-year flatline

China signaled Monday it is now seeking a “calm” end to its ongoing trade war with the U.S. and President Trump voiced optimism about a deal, as Asian markets crumbled and China’s currency plummeted to an 11-year low following the latest tariffs on $550 billion … Read More

China announces tariff hike on $75 billion of US products

China on Friday announced tariff hikes on $75 billion of U.S. products in retaliation for President Donald Trump’s latest planned increase, deepening a conflict over trade and technology that threatens to tip a weakening global economy into recession. China also … Read More

Trade war explodes as Trump clashes with US firms over ‘order’ to abandon China, block fentanyl shipments

President Trump’s trade war with China boiled over Friday as Beijing slapped retaliatory tariffs on America and the president declared he’s ordering U.S. companies to prepare to leave the country and relocate back home — prompting pushback from corporate America. “Our great American companies are … Read More

Trump Seeks out Personal Meeting With Xi Jinping to Resolve Hong Kong Crisis

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Protesters occupy the departure hall of the Hong Kong International Airport during a demonstration in Hong Kong on August 12, 2019. (Anthony Kwan/Getty Images) “I know President Xi of China very well. He is a great leader who very much … Read More

China Further Weakens Yuan to 11-Year Low After US Blacklists Beijing as ‘Currency Manipulator’

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In a statement on 6 August, the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) slammed Washington’s decision to designate China as a “currency manipulator”. China’s yuan has continued its nosedive, weakening to 7.0488 to the US dollar on Wednesday, about 0.4 percent … Read More

East Asia Is on the Razor’s Edge After North Korea Missile Launches

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A single miscalculation could plunge the Korean Peninsula into a conflagration with grave consequences for Japan, China, Russia—and the United States. AFP Contributor SEOUL—The defection on Thursday of a North Korean soldier weaving his way across the DMZ is the … Read More

Trump announces U.S.-China trade truce, talks to resume

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OSAKA, Japan — President Donald Trump and China’s Xi Jinping agreed to a cease-fire Saturday in their nations’ yearlong trade war, averting — at least for now — an escalation feared by financial markets, businesses and farmers. Trump said existing … Read More

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