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US and China open trade talks in Beijing

Beijing, China | AFP | US and Chinese negotiators kicked off two days of high-level trade talks in Beijing on Thursday hoping to resolve a festering dispute that has cast a shadow over financial markets and the global growth outlook. Pressure to seal an accord ahead of a March 1 deadline set by Donald Trump …

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US spies elevate China rivalry to war of ideologies

Washington, United States | AFP | In a move that could harden Washington’s posture toward Beijing for years, the US intelligence community has characterized relations with China as a global ideological showdown that will not be doused by trade deals or commercial theft crackdowns. US spy chiefs abruptly shifted their view …

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China’s Xi hopes US, N. Korea will ‘meet halfway’

Seoul, South Korea | AFP | Chinese President Xi Jinping offered North Korean leader Kim Jong Un firm backing in deadlocked nuclear talks with the United States, insisting the two sides should meet “halfway”, state media said Thursday. Kim visited Beijing by train this week for two days of discussions that …

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Protectionism ‘doomed to failure’: China’s Xi

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea | AFP | Protectionist actions are short-sighted and doomed to fail, Chinese President Xi Jinping said Saturday ahead of an APEC summit at which US-China trade tensions are likely to take centre stage. “Attempts to erect barriers and cut close economic ties work against the …

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China downplays lifting of presidential term limit

Beijing, China | AFP | China sought on Sunday to downplay the Communist Party’s move to scrap presidential term limits, a decision that could pave the way for Xi Jinping to remain president for life. The National People’s Congress (NPC), China’s rubber-stamp parliament, will vote on March 11 on constitutional …

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China’s Xi calls for peace in meeting with Netanyahu

Beijing, China | AFP | Chinese President Xi Jinping called Tuesday for peace between Israel and an independent Palestine “as soon as possible” during a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, state media reported. “A peaceful, stable and developing Middle East is the common interest of all parties… China appreciates …

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COMMENT: In defense of globalisation

COMMENT: By Jim O’Neill Globalisation’s critics – those wrongly considering it a zero-sum game –won’t fight global poverty I was recently in beautiful Chile for a Futures Congress, and I had a chance to travel south to the very tip of Latin America. I also recently made a BBC radio …

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