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Guardian | Sep 22, 2018

Agreement with Beijing on nominating bishops is step in Pope Francis’s bid to repair diplomatic relationsThe Vatican and China said yesterday they had signed a historic agreement on the appointment of Roman Catholic bishops, a breakthrough on an issue that for decades fuelled tensions between the Holy See and Beijing and thwarted efforts toward diplomatic relations.The provisional agreement, which was signed in Beijing by deputy foreign ministers from both sides, was described by the Vatican as “the fruit of a gradual and reciprocal rapprochement”, following a long process of careful...

Time | Sep 22, 2018

(Bloomberg) — China has scrapped planned trade talks with the U.S. and is unlikely to sit down with Washington until after November’s mid-term elections, according to people familiar with the situation.

Foxnews | Sep 22, 2018

The Vatican on Saturday announced it had signed a "provisional agreement" with China on the appointment of bishops, a breakthrough on an issue that for decades fueled tensions between the Holy See and Beijing and thwarted efforts toward diplomatic relations.

Guardian | Sep 22, 2018

The historic accord was announced during Pope Francis’s visit to LithuaniaThe Vatican and China have signed a historic provisional agreement on the appointment of bishops.The agreement was signed in Beijing and announced while Pope Francis was visiting Lithuania at the start of a four-day trip to the Baltic countries. Continue reading...

Foxnews | Sep 22, 2018

China scotched trade talks with the U.S. that were planned for the coming days, according to people briefed on the matter, further dimming prospects for resolving a trade battle between the world’s two largest economies.

Guardian | Sep 21, 2018

Mike Pompeo says ‘possibly millions’ of Muslim minority are being held against their will in ‘re-education camps’The United States has ​denounced China’s treatment of its Uighur Muslims in unusually strong terms, adding to a growing list of disputes in increasingly turbulent relations between the two powers.The secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, voiced alarm after a United Nations report described the mass internment of Uighurs under the pretext of preventing extremism in the western Xinjiang region where the minority group is concentrated.

npr | Sep 21, 2018

The U.S. imposed sanctions after China's military bought new fighter jets and a surface-to-air missile system. Trade and military ties are increasing between Russia and China.(Image credit: Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Time | Sep 21, 2018

There’s a very big difference between simple and easy—especially when it comes to global health. It’s simple to eradicate polio—just get all children are vaccinated. It’s simple to reduce nighttime malaria infections—make sure everyone in malaria-endemic areas sleeps under a bed net. But none of that is easy.
The tension between simple and easy is at play when it comes to eradicating poverty in the developing world too, as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation makes clear in its second annual...

Guardian | Sep 21, 2018

Thirty years ago, politics was paramount. Now, only money counts. China’s leading novelist examines a nation that has transformed in a single lifetime

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Guardian | Sep 21, 2018

Minister urges Beijing to soften restrictions on minorities in Xinjiang after reports of abusesPakistan has asked China to soften restrictions on ethnic Muslims in Xinjiang, one of the first public criticisms from a majority Muslim country over China’s policies in the western territory.Xinjiang, home to 12 million Muslims, is the site of a government “strike hard” campaign aimed at countering extremism and other behaviour Beijing has deemed a security threat. Allegations of human rights abuses and widespread repression in Xinjiang have...

Washington Post | Sep 21, 2018

Minnesota police have wrapped their investigation in the tech mogul who has returned to China.

New York Times | Sep 21, 2018

China’s clout has kept Taiwan out of the United Nations. But as the General Assembly convenes in New York, the democracy of 23 million still intends to be heard.

Guardian | Sep 21, 2018

Asian markets rise after Wall Street hits record high as fears subside surrounding the trade dispute between China and the US 7.46am BST Good morning, and welcome to our rolling coverage of the world economy, the financial markets, the eurozone and business.Asian markets have followed Wall Street higher today, as investor fears over a full-blown trade war between China and the US subsided.The Dow Jones and S&P 500 hit all-time highs yesterday as fears surrounding the US-China trade standoff subsided. The tariffs that were announced by both sides during the week were...

Guardian | Sep 20, 2018

Russian blacklist also expanded to include many indicted by Mueller for role in 2016 election meddlingThe US has sanctioned the Chinese military for buying Russian fighter planes and missiles, and blacklisted more than 30 Russians, most of whom have been indicted for their role in Moscow’s effort to subvert the 2016 US election.The new sanctions unveiled by the state department on Thursday will sharpen tensions with Beijing amid a brewing trade war – and further sour relations with...

New York Times | Sep 20, 2018

A U.S. military flight over the South China Sea brings harsh Chinese challenges in officially international space. Officers say a new era of risk is here.