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Trade war update — talks begin in Beijing

The U.S. trade delegation has arrived in Beijing to talk to its Chinese counterparts about tariffs and…

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Beijing gets friendly with the Koreas, Chinese consumers follow

Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi is in Pyongyang today, on a…

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Trade war rumblings: Will China say no to Trump?

Image: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty The New York Times reports (paywall) that despite China’s public calls for…

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Xi to Modi: Let’s work together for the ‘revival of Eastern civilization’

General Secretary Xi Jinping’s “informal” summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi began in Wuhan on April 27. Here’s the…

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‘Make Americans call us daddy’: Nationalist Chinese rap provokes Penn State CSSA response

At this year’s Lantern Festival Gala in February organized by Penn State University’s Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA), a…

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Xi Jinping and Narendra Modi plan quality time together in Wuhan

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi “will have an ‘informal and heart-to-heart’…

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Chinese state media parrots Russian claim that ‘White Helmets staged chemical attack video’

In the video above, Chinese state broadcaster CCTV reports, uncritically, on a Russian television story that claims the April…

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India and China aim to ‘properly settle disputes’ with a bilateral summit. Will it work?

It has not been an easy year for India-China ties. Troops on a contested border had a months-long

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Taiwan Strait: Live fire in the sky

The People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) carried out live-fire drills in…

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National Security Education Day in China puts emphasis on ‘foreign infiltration’

Xinhua commemorated National Security Education Day on April 15 with an animated video (in Chinese, also embedded…

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From toilets to soy — Japan and India smile at China

“The Quad,” or Quadrilateral Security Dialogue — a meeting of…

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Is Xi Jinping ‘personally opposed’ to lifelong rule?

On February 25, the Chinese Communist Party proposed to remove term limits on its president and vice president,…

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Understanding the Trump-China trade tangle: What happens next?

If there is one fact upon which the majority of…

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China fires back in trade war with Trump, but global face-off in tech is just getting started

China has done away with its tentative approach to combating U.S. President Donald Trump on trade, and issued a full…

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Photos: Kim Jong-un meets Xi Jinping in Beijing

Kim Jong-un made his first known diplomatic trip outside of North Korea on Monday, arriving in Beijing via…

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