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  • Philippines' Duterte offers China 3rd telecom carrier slot

    President Rodrigo Duterte's spokesman says China is being offered a chance to operate a third telecommunications carrier in the Philippines. The move is aimed at breaking a telecoms duopoly in a country that is said to have the slowest internet speed in the Asia Pacific. Presidential...

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  • Trump says he should have left UCLA players in Chinese jail

    President Donald Trump says he should have left three UCLA basketball players accused of shoplifting in China in jail. Trump's tweet Sunday comes after the father of player LiAngelo Ball minimized Trump's involvement in winning the players' release in comments to ESPN. "Who?" LaVar Ball...

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  • Top China diplomat talks refugee crisis with Myanmar leaders

    China's foreign minister said Sunday that the international community must help fight poverty and promote development in Myanmar's Rakhine state, which has seen hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims flee amid a military crackdown. Foreign Minister Wang Yi made the comments after meeting...

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  • China's foreign minister meets with Myanmar's leaders

    China’s foreign minister met with Myanmar’s top leaders on Sunday during a visit to the country, a day after discussing the Rohingya refugee crisis with Bangladesh’s prime minister.

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  • Senior Chinese envoy in North Korea amid chill in ties

    The highest-level Chinese envoy to North Korea in two years held meetings in the country’s capital to try to improve relations that have soured over Beijing’s tightening of sanctions and expressions of support for President Donald Trump’s calls for more pressure on the North to abandon its nuclear weapons program.

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  • Panama's president visits China following break with Taiwan

    Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela is making his first state visit to Beijing after breaking off relations with Taiwan and establishing formal ties with China five months ago.

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  • Panama's president visits China following break with Taiwan

    Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela is making his first state visit to Beijing after breaking off relations with Taiwan and establishing formal ties with China five months ago. Varela was to meet Friday with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People after officially...

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  • China renews call for North Korea, US 'freeze-for-freeze'

    China on Thursday reiterated its call for an agreement between North Korea and the U.S. under which the North would gain concessions if it freezes its nuclear weapons program, apparently contradicting remarks a day earlier by President Donald Trump.

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  • The Latest: Trump calls Chinese envoy to NKorea a 'big move'

    The Latest on China’s responses to tensions over North Korea’s nuclear program (all times local):

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  • China renews call for North Korea, US 'freeze-for-freeze'

    China on Thursday reiterated its call for an agreement between North Korea and the U.S. under which the North would gain concessions if it freezes its nuclear weapons program, apparently contradicting remarks a day earlier by President Donald Trump. Foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang...

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  • Trump exhorts UCLA trio to thank Xi for release in China

    President Donald Trump is exhorting three suspended UCLA basketball players to thank Chinese President Xi Jinping (shee jihn-peeng) for their freedom following a shoplifting incident while they were in China. Trump had tweeted Wednesday: "Do you think the three UCLA basketball p layers...

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  • Analysis: Progress by China envoy in N. Korea won't be easy

    With all the verbal barbs flying between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump these days, China’s decision to send its most senior official to North Korea in more than two years could be a welcome opportunity to defuse the growing tensions between Washington and Pyongyang.

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  • Trump asks whether UCLA players will thank him for release

    President Donald Trump is asking whether three UCLA basketball players released from detention in China will thank him. Trump said he raised their case with China's president when he visited Xi Jinping (shee jihn-peeng) in Beijing last week. Freshmen LiAngelo Ball, Jalen Hill and Cody...

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  • China: Zimbabwe army chief visit 'normal military exchange'

    A visit to Beijing last week by Zimbabwean army commander Gen. Constantino Chiwenga, who appears to have taken control of the country, was a “normal military exchange,” China’s Foreign Ministry said Wednesday.

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  • Following Trump visit, China sending envoy to North Korea

    Following President Donald Trump’s visit to Beijing, China said Wednesday it is sending a high-level special envoy to North Korea amid an extended chill in relations between the neighbors over Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons and missile programs.

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  • Rights report urges China to ban gay conversion therapy

    The Chinese government should stop hospitals and other medical facilities from subjecting LGBT people to conversion therapy that in some cases has involved electroshock, involuntary confinement and forced medication, a human rights group said Wednesday.

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  • Following Trump visit, China sending envoy to North Korea

    Following President Donald Trump's visit to Beijing, China says it's sending a high-level special envoy to North Korea amid an extended chill in relations between the neighbors over Pyongyang's nuclear weapons and missile programs. The official Xinhua News Agency said Wednesday that...

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  • Rights report urges China to ban gay conversion therapy

    An international human rights group says China's government should stop hospitals and other medical facilities from subjecting LGBT people to conversion therapy that in some cases has involved electroshock, involuntary confinement and forced medication. The report by Human Rights Watch,...

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