Chinese children given expired polio vaccines in latest scare Friday, January 11th, 2019

SHANGHAI, (AFP) - At least 145 children were administered expired polio vaccines in eastern China, state media reported, despite the government promising to prevent such lapses in the industry following a major scandal last year. Three county-level health officials in Jiangsu province have been..

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US official says China trade talks ‘went just fine’ Wednesday, January 9th, 2019

BEIJING, (AFP) - US and Chinese officials extended trade war talks into a third day on Wednesday, with a member of the American delegation saying negotiations "went just fine". The US officials have been in Beijing since Monday for the first sit-down talks since President Donald Trump and Chinese..

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N. Korea’s Kim visits China ahead of expected Trump summit Tuesday, January 8th, 2019

BEIJING, (AFP) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in Beijing on Tuesday on an unannounced visit for talks with President Xi Jinping, as preparations ramp up for an expected second summit with Donald Trump. China is the isolated, nuclear-armed North's key diplomatic ally and main source of..

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Taiwan arrests BASF engineers for ‘leaking tech’ to China Monday, January 7th, 2019

TAIPEI, (AFP) - Six former and current engineers for German chemicals giant BASF have been arrested in Taiwan on suspicion of leaking valuable technology to a competitor in China, authorities said Monday. Taiwan's Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) released a statement saying the suspects were..

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US warns citizens of arbitrary action in China Saturday, January 5th, 2019

WASHINGTON, (AFP) - The United States warned its citizens Thursday they could face arbitrary action by authorities when they visit China, following the detention of a number of Canadians. Updating a travel advisory, the State Department maintained its previous guidance that Americans should..

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Taiwan reunification with China ‘inevitable’: Xi Thursday, January 3rd, 2019

BEIJING, (AFP) - Taiwan's unification with the mainland is "inevitable", President Xi Jinping said Wednesday, warning against any efforts to promote the island's independence and saying China would not renounce the option of using military force to bring it into the fold. China still sees..

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China’s Supreme Court to take on intellectual property cases Sunday, December 30th, 2018

BEIJING (Reuters) - Intellectual property rights cases can from next month be taken to China’s Supreme Court, the government said on Saturday, as the country seeks to strengthen protections in the face of complaints from the United States about the issue. China and the United States are..

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China mulls new foreign investment law: state media Sunday, December 23rd, 2018

BEIJING, (AFP) - China's legislature is considering a new law governing foreign investment that will streamline existing rules and prevent the forced transfer of technology, state media reported Sunday. The new "unified law" will replace three existing laws on Chinese and foreign equity joint..

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