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CHINA POLITICS: China Holds ‘Anti-Terrorism’ Mass Rally

CHINA POLITICS: China Holds ‘Anti-Terrorism’ Mass Rally

The large-scale parade in Hotan, a hotspot of ethnic tension in Xinjiang’s southern Muslim Uighur heartland, involved thousands of armed police and paramilitary officers and was designed to “show strength and intimidate”.

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CHINA POLITICS: China Gets Early Win Off Donald Trump

CHINA POLITICS: China Gets Early Win Off Donald Trump

China wrested a concession from the United States as the two presidents spoke for the first time this week, but Beijing may not be able to derive much comfort from the win on U.S. policy toward Taiwan.

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CHINA POLITICS: Trump Breaks Ice With Xi Jinping in Letter Seeking ‘Constructive’ Ties

CHINA POLITICS: Trump Breaks Ice With Xi Jinping in Letter Seeking ‘Constructive’ Ties

“President Trump stated he looks forward to working with President Xi to develop a constructive relationship that benefits United States and China,” it said.

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CHINA POLITICS: No Winner Between US And China Conflict: Wang Yi

CHINA POLITICS: No Winner Between US And China Conflict: Wang Yi

Relations between China and United States have soured after Trump upset Beijing in December by taking a telephone call from Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen and threatened to impose tariffs on Chinese imports.

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CHINA POLITICS: Beijing Welcomes Jim Mattis’ Emphasis on South China Sea Diplomacy

CHINA POLITICS: Beijing Welcomes Jim Mattis’ Emphasis on South China Sea Diplomacy

China on Monday welcomed U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’ suggestion that diplomacy should be the priority in the South China Sea, and that major U.S. military action was not being considered to contend with China’s assertive behavior there.

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CHINA POLITICS: China Offers Anchor of Stability, Growth in Uncertain World: Premier Li

CHINA POLITICS: China Offers Anchor of Stability, Growth in Uncertain World: Premier Li

Beijing’s renewed calls for openness and defense of globalization stand in stark contrast to Donald Trump’s vision of “America First”.

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CHINA POLITICS: Trump Stresses ‘America First’, Beijing Plays World Leader

CHINA POLITICS: Trump Stresses ‘America First’, Beijing Plays World Leader

China is calmly mapping out global leadership aspirations from trade to climate change, drawing distinctions between President Xi Jinping’s steady hand and new U.S. President Donald Trump, whose first days have been marked by media feuds and protests.

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CHINA POLITICS: Beijing to Protect South China Sea Sovereignty

CHINA POLITICS: Beijing to Protect South China Sea Sovereignty

China claims most of the South China Sea, while Taiwan, Malaysia, Vietnam, the Philippines and Brunei claims parts of the sea that commands strategic sealanes and has rich fishing grounds along with oil and gas deposits.

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CHINA POLITICS: Diplomat Says China Would Assume World Leadership If Needed

CHINA POLITICS: Diplomat Says China Would Assume World Leadership If Needed

“If China is required to play that leadership role then China will assume its responsibilities,” Zhang Jun, director general of the Chinese Foreign Ministry’s international economics department added.

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CHINA POLITICS: Beijing to US: Bar Taiwan Delegation From Trump Inauguration

CHINA POLITICS: Beijing to US: Bar Taiwan Delegation From Trump Inauguration

Trump broke with decades of precedent last month by taking a congratulatory telephone call from Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen, and he has also said the “One China” policy was up for negotiation.

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CHINA POLITICS: Beijing Has No Choice But to ‘Take Off the Gloves’ If Trump Continues On Taiwan: China Daily Says

CHINA POLITICS: Beijing Has No Choice But to ‘Take Off the Gloves’ If Trump Continues On Taiwan: China Daily Says

“If Trump is determined to use this gambit in taking office, a period of fierce, damaging interactions will be unavoidable,” the China Daily said.

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CHINA POLITICS: Vietnam, China Pledge Peace in South China Sea

CHINA POLITICS: Vietnam, China Pledge Peace in South China Sea

China claims almost all of the South China Sea, where about $5 trillion worth of sea-borne trade passes every year.

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CHINA POLITICS: China’s Navy Launches New Electronic Reconnaissance Ship

CHINA POLITICS: China’s Navy Launches New Electronic Reconnaissance Ship

China has also said it is building a second aircraft carrier. China’s only carrier is the second-hand, Soviet-built Liaoning, which this week unsettled neighbors with drills in the disputed South China Sea.

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CHINA POLITICS: Communist Party Rules Out ‘Independent’ Checks in Corruption Fight

CHINA POLITICS: Communist Party Rules Out ‘Independent’ Checks in Corruption Fight

China’s top anti-graft watchdog said on Monday that a mechanism to keep officials in check independent of the Communist Party cannot exist in China, as it vowed to build a new supervision system to underpin President Xi Jinping’s war on

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CHINA POLITICS: Come Have Look At Liaoning, China Says As Carrier Skirts Japan

CHINA POLITICS: Come Have Look At Liaoning, China Says As Carrier Skirts Japan

If people want to come and look at China’s first aircraft carrier, they are welcome, defence ministry said, brushing off encounters with Japanese military.

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CHINA POLITICS: Chinese Warships Led By Aircraft Carrier Enters South China Sea

CHINA POLITICS: Chinese Warships Led By Aircraft Carrier Enters South China Sea

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said people should not read much into what the carrier was up to, as its movements were within the law.

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CHINA POLITICS: 2018 Pollution Levy Law Takes Effect

CHINA POLITICS: 2018 Pollution Levy Law Takes Effect

China has not previously imposed any specific environmental taxes, and the new levy will replace an earlier system of miscellaneous charges that are regarded as far too low to deter polluters.

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CHINA POLITICS: Chinese Warship Seizes US Oceanographic Vessel In South China Sea

CHINA POLITICS: Chinese Warship Seizes US Oceanographic Vessel In South China Sea

“The UUV was lawfully conducting a military survey in the waters of the South China Sea,” one official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

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CHINA POLITICS: Beijing First Live-Fire Drills Carried Out Using Aircraft Carrier, Warships

CHINA POLITICS: Beijing First Live-Fire Drills Carried Out Using Aircraft Carrier, Warships

China’s growing military presence in the disputed South China Sea has fueled concern, with the United States criticizing its militarization of maritime outposts.

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CHINA POLITICS: China To Punish US Automaker For Monopolistic Behavior Amidst Trump’s Tough Talk Against China

CHINA POLITICS: China To Punish US Automaker For Monopolistic Behavior Amidst Trump’s Tough Talk Against China

Trump’s challenges to China on trade and Taiwan have rattled American companies who have long benefited from stable relations between the two countries.

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