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BEIJING | Mattis to visit China as Taiwan, S. China Sea tensions rise

BEIJING — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, who has accused China of “intimidation and coercion” in the South China Sea, is visiting Beijing this week as the countries increasingly spar over U.S. arms sales to Taiwan and Beijing’s expanding military presence overseas. Mattis will be the first defense secretary in President Donald Trump’s administration to … Continue reading BEIJING | Mattis to visit China as Taiwan, S. China Sea tensions rise

BEIJING  | China blocks John Oliver on social media after scathing show

BEIJING — A popular Chinese social media site is censoring discussion of “Last Week Tonight” and its HBO host John Oliver after he mocked Chinese President Xi Jinping, his apparent sensitivity about being compared to Winnie the Pooh and his country’s crackdown on human rights. Attempts to send posts with either the terms “John Oliver” … Continue reading BEIJING  | China blocks John Oliver on social media after scathing show

BEIJING  | China says US swinging ‘big stick’ of unfair trade tactics

BEIJING  — China on Thursday accused the United States of using bullying tactics and blackmail in threatening to impose tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars of Chinese imports, ramping up criticism that the measures levied in the name of balancing trade would harm both countries’ companies and the world economy. Commerce Ministry spokesman Gao … Continue reading BEIJING  | China says US swinging ‘big stick’ of unfair trade tactics

BEIJING | Kim leaves China as S. Korea urges ‘concrete’ plan on nukes

BEIJING — South Korea urged North Korea on Wednesday to present a plan with concrete steps toward denuclearization, raising the pressure on its leader Kim Jong Un as he met with Chinese President Xi Jinping in a visit designed to convey the countries’ growing closeness. Kim and Xi held a second day of talks at … Continue reading BEIJING | Kim leaves China as S. Korea urges ‘concrete’ plan on nukes

BEIJING  | South Korea leader urges denuclearization steps from North

BEIJING — South Korea’s president on Wednesday urged Pyongyang to show a plan for concrete steps toward denuclearization, raising the pressure on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during his visit to Beijing to discuss the outcome of his summit with President Donald Trump. Kim is in Beijing on his third visit to China this … Continue reading BEIJING  | South Korea leader urges denuclearization steps from North

BEIJING  | Survey: Companies in China feel pressure to give up tech

BEIJING  — One in five foreign companies in China feels compelled to hand over technology for market access, a business group said Wednesday, highlighting a key irritant in an escalating U.S.-Chinese trade dispute. The European Union Chamber of Commerce in China’s report follows President Donald Trump’s order for tariffs on additional Chinese goods in response … Continue reading BEIJING  | Survey: Companies in China feel pressure to give up tech

BEIJING | North Korea’s Xi thanks China, for support with Trump summit

BEIJING —North Korean leader Kim Jong Un thanked Chinese President Xi Jinping for his support in last week’s groundbreaking summit with President Donald Trump, the North’s official media reported Wednesday. Kim is in Beijing on his third visit to China this year, underscoring the major improvement in relations between the communist neighbors. A report by … Continue reading BEIJING | North Korea’s Xi thanks China, for support with Trump summit

BEIJING  | China blasts new US tariff threat, warns it will retaliate

BEIJING  — China on Tuesday threatened “comprehensive measures” in response to U.S. President Donald Trump’s new tariff hike, raising the possibility Beijing might target operations of American companies. Trump’s announcement fueled fears that economic losses, limited so far to companies hit by U.S. or Chinese tariff hikes, might spread if the dispute chills global trade. … Continue reading BEIJING  | China blasts new US tariff threat, warns it will retaliate