China News

Foxnews | Jun 08, 2018

Two Philippine officials say China's coast guard has continued to seize the catches of Filipino fishermen at a disputed shoal in the South China Sea, despite a protest by the Philippines following an earlier incident.

New York Times | Jun 08, 2018

A strange illness reported by some American diplomats in the southern city of Guangzhou prompted the U.S. to urge its citizens in China to get help for any symptoms.

Time | Jun 08, 2018

Singapore was not the bookies’ favorite for Tuesday’s historic summit between the U.S. and North Korea. Much better odds were on the Korean Demilitarized zone, or DMZ, where Kim Jong Un met South Korean President Moon Jae-in in April, or even that bastion of neutrality Switzerland, where Kim spent four years of schooling as a child.
But on closer examination, Singapore is perfect for a summit of this magnitude, and it’s understandable why Kim and Donald Trump would agree to meet in the freewheeling equatorial city-state while they engage in historic denuclearization talks.

New York Times | Jun 08, 2018

The dramatic tale of an ancient document’s odyssey is renewing pressure for its return to China.

Foxnews | Jun 08, 2018

China's political sensitive trade surplus with the United States widened in May from a year earlier, while its total global surplus shrank as imports accelerated.

Guardian | Jun 07, 2018

Global Times says China must be prepared for conflict amid rising tension between Beijing and Washington over self-ruled islandChina should be prepared for crisis in the Taiwan Strait, the hawkish Global Times newspaper has said in an editorial, amid rising tension between Beijing and Washington over the self-ruled island that China sees as a wayward province. The United States has ramped up pressure on China in the disputed South China Sea, with reports of US bombers flying over the region this week. Reuters reported Washington was considering sending a warship through the Taiwan Strait...

Guardian | Jun 07, 2018

China’s consul general said stories of Chinese influence in Australia were ‘fabricated’Australia’s attorney general, Christian Porter, has defended the nation’s media against accusations from a Chinese diplomat that it “fabricates stories”, as the government’s plan to crack down on foreign interference in domestic politics looks set to pass the parliament later this month.In an opinion piece published in the...

npr | Jun 07, 2018

American diplomats in Guangzhou, China are reporting strange symptoms that the State Department says are similar to what would follow a concussion or minor traumatic brain injury. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks to New York Times Steven Lee Myers about his reporting on the story.

Time | Jun 07, 2018

Son Heung-min does not look like a man burdened by the weight of national expectation as he strides into a studio in Seoul’s Gangnam neighborhood. The South Korean soccer star changes into his national team shirt and pulls long red socks up over his shins before breaking out his trademark grin for the photographer, eyes sparkling and smile lines crinkling his cheeks. “In every country I’ve gone to, if you smile at people, they are going to be happy. This is my attitude,” Son, 25, tells TIME. A platitude, perhaps, but to this reporter at least, it works.

Guardian | Jun 07, 2018

Deal comes after Trump said he was working with Xi Jinping to save jobs. He later tweeted the talks were ‘part of a larger trade deal’The United States and China have reached a deal that allows the Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE to stay in business in exchange for paying an additional $1bn in fines and agreeing to let US regulators monitor its operations.The fine comes after Donald Trump stepped in to save the company after US regulators barred it from doing business in the US, an effective death blow for the company....

Time | Jun 07, 2018

On May 31, the same day the Trump Administration announced steel and aluminum tariffs against the European Union, French President Emmanuel Macron placed a call to President Trump. It didn’t go well. Hoping perhaps to draw on goodwill fostered by the congenial time they spent together in Washington in April–just before Trump disappointed Macron by withdrawing the U.S. from the Iran nuclear deal–the French President decided to try some straight talk with Trump on trade. A source explained the outcome to CNN: “Macron thought he would be able to speak his mind, based on the relationship. But...

Time | Jun 07, 2018

(NEW YORK) — The United States has reached a deal with Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE Corp. that includes a $1 billion fine, according to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross.
The fine comes on top of the roughly $1 billion ZTE has already paid for selling equipment to North Korea and Iran in violation of U.S. sanctions.
Ross, speaking on CNBC on Thursday, said that ZTE also must put $400 million in escrow, which will be forfeited if there are any violations of the agreement.
Ross also said that a compliance team picked by the U.S. will be embedded at ZTE and that the...

npr | Jun 07, 2018

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced a deal with Chinese telecommunications company ZTE — a move that may indicate progress in high-stakes trade talks between the U.S. and China. (Image credit: Johannes Isele/AFP/Getty Images)

New York Times | Jun 07, 2018

China’s Foreign Ministry said it was prepared to investigate what was causing symptoms similar to brain injury among U.S. diplomats in the city of Guangzhou.

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