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BEIJING | China: No evidence Huawei a national security threat

BEIJING (AP) — U.S. and other countries have not presented any conclusive evidence that Chinese telecoms gear maker Huawei Technologies threatens their national security and are merely stirring fears out of self-interest, a Chinese government spokeswoman said Wednesday. Huawei’s critics are conjuring up threats and misusing state power to “suppress the legitimate development rights and … Continue reading BEIJING | China: No evidence Huawei a national security threat

BEIJING | Kim Jong Un heads home via train after 2-day Beijing visit

BEIJING —Jan 09, 2019—A special train believed to be carrying Kim Jong Un departed Beijing on Wednesday after a two-day visit by the North Korean leader to the Chinese capital. Kim could not be seen, but he was presumed to be on board the long train as it crossed on elevated tracks over a busy … Continue reading BEIJING | Kim Jong Un heads home via train after 2-day Beijing visit

BEIJING | Kim Jong Un travels to China ahead of possible 2nd US summit

BEIJING — Jan 08, 2019—North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was expected to meet Tuesday with China’s president at the start of a visit to Beijing believed to be an effort to coordinate with his only major ally ahead of a possible second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump. Kim’s trip, announced earlier by both … Continue reading BEIJING | Kim Jong Un travels to China ahead of possible 2nd US summit

BEIJING | Detention of Canadians raises stakes in China-US-Canada row

BEIJING — China on Thursday confirmed it has detained two Canadian men, raising the stakes in a three-way international dispute over the case of a Chinese telecoms executive facing possible extradition from Canada to the United States. Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said entrepreneur Michael Spavor and former Canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig were taken into … Continue reading BEIJING | Detention of Canadians raises stakes in China-US-Canada row

BEIJING | China launches pioneering mission to far side of moon

BEIJING — China launched a ground-breaking mission Saturday to land a spacecraft on the largely unexplored far side of the moon, demonstrating its growing ambitions as a space power to rival Russia, the European Union and the U.S. A Long March 3B rocket carrying a lunar probe blasted off at 2:23 a.m. from the Xichang … Continue reading BEIJING | China launches pioneering mission to far side of moon

BEIJING | North Korea tells China it’s committed to denuclearization

BEIJING  — North Korea‘s foreign minister said his country remains committed to ending its nuclear weapons program in talks Friday with his Chinese counterpart, according to China’s foreign ministry. The talks in Beijing between Ri Yong Ho and Wang Yi came amid a lack of progress in international efforts to persuade North Korea to reverse … Continue reading BEIJING | North Korea tells China it’s committed to denuclearization

BEIJING | ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ fails to click with Chinese audiences

BEIJING  — Chinese audiences aren’t exactly going nuts over the U.S. box office hit “Crazy Rich Asians,” despite its all-Asian cast and theme of rising Asian prosperity. Industry data show the film made just $1.2 million over the three days of its initial release, far behind local productions in the world’s second-largest movie market. That … Continue reading BEIJING | ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ fails to click with Chinese audiences

BEIJING | Bishop reported missing amid Beijing-Vatican reconciliation

BEIJING  — A bishop who has resisted demands to join China’s Communist Party-controlled church body has been taken into custody, a Catholic news service reported, despite recent moves by Beijing and the Holy See toward reconciliation. Asia News reported that Peter Shao Zhumin dropped out of sight several days ago, but gave no details other … Continue reading BEIJING | Bishop reported missing amid Beijing-Vatican reconciliation