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China suspends U.S. military visits to Hong Kong, sanctions U.S.-based NGOs

China suspends U.S. military visits to Hong Kong, sanctions U.S.-based NGOs

Published 02/12/2019

BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Monday U.S. military ships and aircraft won’t be allowed to visit Hong Kong, and also announced sanctions against several [more…]

Putin and Xi oversee launch of landmark Russian gas pipeline to China

Putin and Xi oversee launch of landmark Russian gas pipeline to China

Published 02/12/2019

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on Monday oversaw the launch of a landmark pipeline that will [more…]

U.S.-China trade deal ‘stalled because of Hong Kong legislation’: Axios

U.S.-China trade deal ‘stalled because of Hong Kong legislation’: Axios

Published 02/12/2019

(Reuters) - A trade deal between United States and China was now “stalled because of Hong Kong legislation”, news website Axios reported on Sunday, citing [more…]

China’s facial recognition rollout reaches into mobile phones, shops and homes

China’s facial recognition rollout reaches into mobile phones, shops and homes

Published 02/12/2019

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China on Sunday put into effect new regulations that require Chinese telecom carriers to scan the faces of users registering new mobile [more…]

China to use drug bulk-buy program to close price gap

China to use drug bulk-buy program to close price gap

Published 30/11/2019

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will use its national drug bulk-buy scheme to lower the price of drugs currently sold at higher prices compared with other [more…]

Australia probes ‘deeply disturbing’ allegations of Chinese political interference

Australia probes ‘deeply disturbing’ allegations of Chinese political interference

Published 25/11/2019

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia’s domestic spy agency is investigating whether China tried to install an agent in federal parliament in what Prime Minister Scott Morrison [more…]

No ‘phase two’ U.S.-China deal on the horizon, officials say

No ‘phase two’ U.S.-China deal on the horizon, officials say

Published 25/11/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An ambitious “phase two” trade deal between the United States and China is looking less likely as the two countries struggle to [more…]

Amazon opens pop-up store on China’s Pinduoduo until year-end

Amazon opens pop-up store on China’s Pinduoduo until year-end

Published 25/11/2019

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc on Monday said it will open a pop-up store on Chinese e-commerce platform Pinduoduo Inc that will run until the [more…]

China plans stronger protections for intellectual property rights

China plans stronger protections for intellectual property rights

Published 24/11/2019

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China said on Sunday it would seek to improve protections for intellectual property rights, including raising the upper limits for compensation for [more…]

Still hope for U.S.-China deal this year: U.S. official

Still hope for U.S.-China deal this year: U.S. official

Published 23/11/2019

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (Reuters) - United States national security adviser Robert O’Brien said on Saturday that an initial trade agreement with China is still possible [more…]