BRICS countries meet to map path to increase their roles

XIAMEN, China/September 3, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — A summit of five major developing countries will open Monday to map out their future course, after host Chinese President Xi Jinping called on them to stand up together against a growing tide of protectionism across the world. Leaders of the BRICS nations — Brazil, Russia, India, China and … Continue reading BRICS countries meet to map path to increase their roles

BEIJING | China says Xi-Trump phone call ‘extremely positive’

BEIJING — China’s foreign ministry says a phone conversation between President Xi Jinping and his American counterpart, Donald Trump, about trade and other issues was “extremely positive.” The ministry said Friday the two leaders agreed to “strengthen economic exchanges” but gave no indication whether they made any progress on settling an escalating tariff war over … Continue reading BEIJING | China says Xi-Trump phone call ‘extremely positive’

BEIJING | China says high-level trade talks with US have resumed

BEIJING  — China’s Commerce Ministry says high-level trade talks between Beijing and Washington have resumed. A ministry spokesman, Gao Feng, said Thursday the two sides are “maintaining close contact” following a Nov. 1 phone call between President Xi Jinping and President Donald Trump. The two sides have raised tariffs on billions of dollars of each … Continue reading BEIJING | China says high-level trade talks with US have resumed

ZHUHAI, China | China opens mega-bridge linking Hong Kong to mainland

ZHUHAI, China  — China has opened the world’s longest sea-crossing bridge linking Hong Kong to the mainland in a feat of engineering that carries major economic and political significance. Chinese President Xi Jinping attended the ceremony in the city of Zhuhai to cut the ribbon on the 55-kilometer (34-mile)-long bridge linking it to the semi-autonomous … Continue reading ZHUHAI, China | China opens mega-bridge linking Hong Kong to mainland

BEIJING | China says in ‘communication’ amid report of Trump-Xi meet

BEIJING  — China said Friday it is in contact with the United States amid reports of a planned meeting between President Xi Jinping and President Donald Trump next month following a dive in the U.S. stock market blamed partly on a growing trade war between the world’s two largest economies. Foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang … Continue reading BEIJING | China says in ‘communication’ amid report of Trump-Xi meet

BANGKOK | Asia shares reap big gains on news of Trump-Xi phone chat

BANGKOK — Asian shares advanced Friday after President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping spoke by phone and the Chinese state media reported progress in resolving trade tensions between their two countries. KEEPING SCORE: Hong Kong‘s Hang Seng index jumped 3.8 percent to 26,365.04 and the Shanghai Composite index added 2.7 percent to … Continue reading BANGKOK | Asia shares reap big gains on news of Trump-Xi phone chat

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea | China’s Xi: World faces choice of confrontation, cooperation

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea — China’s president says the world faces a choice of cooperation or confrontation in a speech to a summit of leaders that is divided by tensions stemming from increased U.S. protectionism. President Xi Jinping expressed support for global free trading system that has underpinned his country’s rise to world’s second-biggest … Continue reading PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea | China’s Xi: World faces choice of confrontation, cooperation

BEIJING | China says interning Muslims brings them into ‘modern’ world

BEIJING — China on Tuesday characterized its mass internment of Muslims as a push to bring into the “modern, civilized” world a destitute people who are easily led astray — a depiction that analysts said bore troubling colonial overtones. The report is the ruling Communist Party’s latest effort to defend its extrajudicial detention of Central … Continue reading BEIJING | China says interning Muslims brings them into ‘modern’ world