Beijing Headlines

  • China's state-backed 'National Team' may rescue stocks from trade war woes

    The "National Team" is a group of institutional investors that was formed after a sharp Shanghai Composite index correction in 2015. The team could step in again soon as the US-China trade war escalates, analysts say.  Follow the Shanghai Composite Index in real time here. As an escalating trade battle with Washington raises growth concerns in Beijing, Chinese stocks may get a helping hand from state-backed investors.  Deutsche Bank analysts Michael Tong and Luka Zhu wrote in a note to...

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  • Max Domi sucker punches Aaron Ekblad in NHL preseason game

    NEW YORK (AP) - Oskar Lindblom had two goals and an assist to help the Philadelphia Flyers beat the New York Rangers 6-4 in exhibition play Wednesday...

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  • Max Domi sucker punches Aaron Ekblad in NHL preseason game

    MONTREAL (AP) - Florida Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo said Max Domi's sucker punch on Aaron Ekblad was "gutless."Domi was given a match penalty for punching...

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  • China reaches out to US over demand for media registration

    China says it has reached out to the U.S. over reports that the Department of Justice has ordered two top Chinese state-run media outlets to register with the government as foreign agents. Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said Wednesday that the Beijing had "contacted and...

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  • Coca-Cola exec has advice for Trump and Xi: 'Exchange WeChat accounts'

    The head of one of the U.S.'s most iconic brands has doled out advice to President Trump on doing business in China.

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  • China's premier appeals for free trade amid tariff battle

    BEIJING (AP) - China's No. 2 leader appealed Wednesday for support for free trade and promised to improve conditions for foreign companies following tit-for-tat U.S. and Chinese tariff hikes in a battle over Beijing's technology policy. Premier Li Keqiang's comments add to Beijing's effort to portray itself as a defender ...

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  • US Open umpire who spoke to Nick Kyrgios gets banned for two tournaments

    The chair umpire who climbed out of his seat to talk with Nick Kyrgios during a U.S. Open match was suspended for two tournaments by the ATP. Mohamed Lahyani will not officiate at his next two scheduled events: the China Open in Beijing, which starts Oct. 1, and the Shanghai Masters the following week, the men's tour said Tuesday. The ATP says Layhani's actions during Kyrgios' second-round victory over Pierre-Hugues Herbert at Flushing Meadows on Aug. 30 were "deemed to have compromised the...

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  • LA Times Beijing bureau chief quits after sex investigation

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - The head of the Los Angeles Times' Beijing bureau has resigned four months after the newspaper suspended him following sexual harassment...

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  • LA Times Beijing bureau chief quits after sex investigation

    The head of the Los Angeles Times' Beijing bureau has resigned four months after the newspaper suspended him following sexual harassment complaints from two women. Los Angeles Times spokeswoman Hillary Manning confirmed Tuesday that Jonathan Kaiman has left the newspaper. Kaiman was...

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  • Venezuela doubles down on Chinese money to reverse crisis

    Venezuela is leaning heavily on new investments from China, saying they will dramatically boost oil production and turn around the country's crashing economy. President Nicolas Maduro said in a Tuesday broadcast that China has agreed to invest $5 billion more following his recent trip to...

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  • US Open umpire who spoke to Kyrgios gets 2-tournament ban

    The chair umpire who climbed out of his seat to talk with Nick Kyrgios during a U.S. Open match has been suspended for two tournaments by the ATP. A statement issued by the men's tour on Tuesday says that Mohamed Lahyani will not officiate at his next two scheduled events, the China Open in...

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  • Venezuela doubles down on Chinese money to reverse crisis

    Venezuela is leaning heavily on new investments from China saying it will dramatically boost oil production and turn around the country’s crashing economy

    Washington Post
  • These 14 states could see 'extremely significant damage' from Trump's trade wars

    President Donald Trump announced tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports Monday, prompting Beijing to impose retaliatory taxes on $60 billion worth of American imports. The two countries had already placed tariffs on $50 billion worth of each other's products.  The move was part of a broader effort by the Trump administration, which has also imposed duties on Canada, Mexico, and the European Union, to reform trade practices perceived as unfair. In a statement, Trump asserted tariffs...

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  • Samaranch approves Beijing's environmental outlook for 2022

    BEIJING (AP) - Snow-making for the 2022 Beijing Olympics won't bring lasting damage to the environment in the parched region of northern China, IOC vice president Juan Antonio Samaranch said Tuesday. Samaranch told The Associated Press that Beijing's air and water quality are constantly improving and said he is "very ...

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  • China says it must retaliate to Trump tariffs as experts say full-blown trade war 'now seems certain'

    'The downward spiral that we have previously warned about now seems certain to materialise'

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  • China looks unlikely to give in after US tariff hike

    China unveiled a slew of changes under mounting pressure from U.S. President Donald Trump over technology. Beijing promised to cut tariffs, open its auto industry and buy American exports. But none of that was what Trump wanted: An end to development policies Washington says are based on...

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  • Samaranch approves Beijing’s environmental outlook for 2022

    IOC vice president Juan Antonio Samaranch says he is satisfied that snow-making for the 2022 Beijing Olympics won’t bring lasting damage to the environment

    Washington Post
  • China's yuan down as Beijing, Washington escalate trade row;...

    By Samuel Shen and John RuwitchSHANGHAI, Sept 18 (Reuters) - China's yuan currency inched lower on Tuesday after U.S. President Donald Trump said ...

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  • WRAPUP 4-China's yuan down as Beijing, Washington escalate trade...

    By Samuel Shen and John RuwitchSHANGHAI, Sept 18 (Reuters) - China's yuan currency inched lower on Tuesday after U.S. President Donald Trump said ...

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  • China vows 'counter-measures' to US tariff hike

    China said Tuesday it will take "counter-measures" to U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to raise tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese imports and an American business group warned a "downward spiral" in their trade battle appears certain. The Commerce Ministry gave no details of China's...

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  • China vows 'counter-measures' to U.S. tariff hike

    BEIJING (AP) — China said Tuesday it will take "counter-measures" to U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to raise tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese imports and an American business group warned a "downward spiral" in their trade battle appears certain. The Commerce Ministry gave no details of a possible response ...

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  • The Latest: China vows 'counter-measures' to US tariff hike

    The Latest on the U.S.-China tariffs dispute. (All times local): 3:40 p.m. China said Tuesday it will take "counter-measures" to U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to raise tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese imports and an American business group warned a "downward spiral" in...

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  • American business group says Beijing will 'dig its heels in'

    BEIJING (AP) - The American Chamber of Commerce in China says Beijing will "dig its heels in" after U.S. tariff hikes and appealed for a negotiated end to...

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  • 5 ways Trump's tariffs on $200B in China goods could be felt

    BALTIMORE (AP) - By imposing taxes on an additional $200 billion in Chinese goods, President Donald Trump has intensified a battle of wills between the world's two largest economies - and the outcome is far from certain. No one knows how long the tariffs announced Monday might last. No one ...

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