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US-China Trade War Could Reduce World GDP By 0.8% in 2020

China

WASHINGTON – Tariffs imposed or threatened by the United States and China could reduce global economic output by 0.8% in 2020 and cause more losses in the coming years, International Monetary Fund announced Friday. Gerry Rice, a spokesman for the IMF, said trade tensions were beginning to affect the global …

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China Announces Tariff Exemption on US Products

China

BEIJING – China on Wednesday announced a plan to exempt Chinese tariffs for certain US imports and companies, in a gesture of goodwill that will help mitigate the impact of the trade war on US companies and restore optimism to the new round of trade negotiations scheduled October, Global Times …

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Riot Police Deployed As Protesters in Hong Kong Target Airport

Hong Kong

HONG KONG – The riot police were deployed on Saturday in Hong Kong to thwart the pro-democracy protesters’ plan to target the airport during the movement’s first mass mobilization since the city’s chief made a concession earlier this week, AFP reported on Saturday. Millions of pro-democracy supporters have been on …

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China says Phone Call on Trade with US Went Very Well

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BEIJING – Chinese commerce ministry said on Thursday that a phone call on Thursday with U.S. top trade negotiators went very well, adding that Beijing opposes any escalation in the trade war, Reuters reported Thursday. Both sides will strive to achieve real progress during high level meeting scheduled for early …

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US, 10 ASEAN Navies Begin Their First Joint Military Exercises

ASEAN

WASHINGTON – The United States and 10 countries in Southeast Asia launched maritime exercises on Monday as part of a joint exercise that includes eight warships, four aircraft and more than a thousand people, the Defense Post announced Monday. The first ASEAN-US Maritime Exercise (AUMX) between the regional bloc and …

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Iran, China Weigh Plans to Broaden Strategic Ties

Iran

BEIJING – The foreign ministers of Iran and China have emphasized the need to expand the strategic relations between Tehran and Beijing in various fields with an eye to a long-term road map, Irani media reported Tuesday. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi held …

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Uzbek PM to Pay a Three-Day Official Visit to China

China

BEIJING – Prime Minister of Uzbekistan, Abdulla Nigmatovich Aripov at the invitation of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, would pay a three-day official visit to China from August 27 to 29, according to Chinese foreign ministry here on Thursday. During the visit, he would meet and hold talks with President Xi …

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China, Japan, South Korea Vow to Strengthen Ties

Japan

BEIJING – Foreign ministers from China, Japan, and South Korea vowed to strengthen trilateral relations in a meeting on the outskirts of Beijing on Wednesday. Ties between Japan and South Korea are arguably at their lowest ebb since their relationship was normalized in 1965, hit by a heated feud over …

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