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White House announces plans for Donald Trump’s visit to China with North Korean nuclear programme set to top the agenda

US President Donald Trump will visit China between November 8 and 10 as part of his Asia tour, the White House announced on Tuesday. The trips to China and...

What does ‘property long-term mechanism’ mean and how will it affect the Chinese market?

The phrase “property long-term mechanism”, until now used only by policy wonks, has become a buzzword in China, especially among the state media and experts close to the government....

Polite Chinese motorist hatches insurance plan to stop friends borrowing his luxury car

A motorist in central China stopped his friends from asking to borrow his luxury car by refusing to fully insure the vehicle, according to a local media report. A...

Why Trump’s threat to withdraw from Iran nuclear deal is a concern for China

China is calling on the United States to preserve the Iran nuclear deal reached in 2015, after US President Donald Trump slapped new sanctions on the nation while threatening...

Beijing may relax some foreign investment caps during Trump’s visit, analysts say

China could loosen foreign ownership caps for joint ventures in certain industry sectors where Chinese companies already possess a competitive edge as part of a wider opening up of...

BAE Systems blames North Korea’s Lazarus hackers for cyberattack on Taiwan bank

BAE Systems, the defence and security firm, said on Monday that it believes the North Korean Lazarus hacking group is likely responsible for a recent cyber heist in Taiwan,...

Crippled by sanctions, North Korea may not last a year, defector says

A former North Korean government official who defected to the US said North Korea is struggling against tough sanctions and said he doubts the hermit state can last a...

Xi’s ‘healthy China’ goal yet to translate into action for children and teens

It is no secret that President Xi Jinping is a sports fan with an ambition of turning China into a sporting power. Encouraging health and fitness is also part...

France urges China and EU to unite to protect Paris climate deal

China and the European Union should set aside differences on trade and strengthen cooperation on climate change to “act as a shield” to protect the landmark Paris climate accord,...

Security in high gear as Beijing locks down for Communist Party congress

Beijing has redoubled security on public transport and bars have closed suddenly to “prepare for Halloween” as the capital counts down the last days to the start of the...