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Historic deal between China and Vatican 'in the making'

Agreement could include Beijing giving the Vatican more say in picking bishops in state-approved churches. Beijing, China – After 67 years of acrimony, signs have emerged of improving relations between the Chinese government and the Vatican that could determine the future of the 10 million Catholics in China. Francesco Sisci, an Italian academic and a China-Vatican […]

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US study: China 'winning' war on pollution

‘We don’t have a historical example of a country achieving such rapid reductions.’ China appears to be “winning” its war on air pollution, making so much progress that life expectancy could rise by more than two years, a US study had found.  The Chinese government has been waging a battle to clear its skies of […]

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No ticket to China for Trump as trade talks stall

Washington: Trump administration officials have not made any new plans to send a team to China for face-to-face trade talks although there is much work left to be done to reach a deal, White House trade adviser Clete Willems said on Friday. "We're talking to them (Chinese officials) every day, but no one's got any […]

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Senior China diplomat urges U.S. to meet China halfway

BEIJING (Reuters) – The Chinese government’s top diplomat, State Councillor Wang Yi, said on Friday that competition between China and the United States was normal and that Washington should abandon zero-sum thinking and meet Beijing halfway. Wang was speaking at a news conference on the sidelines of China’s annual meeting of parliament. Source: Read Full […]

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China's envoy says Turkish Uighur criticism could hit economic ties

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey risks jeopardizing economic ties with China if it keeps criticizing Beijing’s treatment of Uighur Muslims, China’s envoy to Ankara warned, just as Chinese firms are looking to invest in Turkish energy and infrastructure mega-projects. Last month Turkey broke a long silence over the fate of China’s Uighurs, saying more than one […]

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'The Chinese Dream', China wants friendship with Taiwan

China wants to deepen friendship with Taiwan, the governing Communist Party’s fourth-ranked leader said on Saturday, a day after state media warned China could go to war over Taiwan if a US bill promoting closer ties with the island becomes law. China has been infuriated over the bill, telling Taiwan on Friday it would only […]

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China presses tough message to diplomats on Xinjiang's 'murderous devils'

BEIJING (Reuters) – China is taking an increasingly strident tone as it defends its de-radicalization program in western Xinjiang, telling foreign diplomats recently that “absurd preachings” from Islamist extremists there had turned some people into “murderous devils”. Beijing has faced growing international opprobrium about camps it has set up in Xinjiang – strategically located on […]

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China says Taiwan talks must benefit 'reunification'

BEIJING (Reuters) – China can talk to Taiwan as long as it helps promote peaceful development and “reunification”, Beijing said on Wednesday, after the island’s main opposition party said it could sign a peace treaty if it wins a presidential election next year. China claims self-ruled and proudly democratic Taiwan as its own and has […]