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China, Japan tout 'recovered' ties amid global uncertainty

Apr. 14, 2019 10:29 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China and Japan have the opportunity to "take charge of the economic field" during a time of worldwide uncertainty, Japan's foreign minister said Sunday, as trade pressures from the United States have prompted both countries to seek alternative markets. Foreign Minister Taro Kono met with...

China says trade talks with US 'moving forward'

Apr. 11, 2019 6:42 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China said Thursday that trade talks with the U.S. are "moving forward" after nine rounds of consultations aimed at ending a standoff that has shaken the world economic outlook. The latest discussions had achieved "new substantial progress," Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said at a daily...

China's spreading influence in Eastern Europe worries West

Apr. 10, 2019 9:24 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Coal-powered plants, mobile networks, major bridges, roads and railways: Chinese investments have been booming throughout Central and Eastern Europe's cash-strapped developing countries, even as European Union officials scramble to counter Beijing's mounting economic and political...

Chinese pandas get zoo enclosure fit for a queen's reception

Apr. 10, 2019 3:42 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Two panda bears on an extended loan from China were welcomed Wednesday to their new house in Copenhagen during a ceremony fit for Denmark's queen. Queen Margrethe inaugurated the Panda House built for Zoo Copenhagen's new residents, who arrived last week in cargo containers under...

Hong Kong protest organizers free on bail before sentencing

Apr. 10, 2019 6:49 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong court extended bail Wednesday for nine leaders of 2014 pro-democracy demonstrations who are awaiting sentencing after being convicted of public nuisance offenses. The guilty verdicts handed down Tuesday against the nine were condemned by rights activists as a likely sign of...

China, EU agree to strengthen trade relationship

Apr. 9, 2019 12:49 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — China and the European Union agreed Tuesday to strengthen their trade relationship, pledging to work toward making it easier for foreign investors to get access to China, the world's second biggest economy. In a joint statement, the two sides said they committed to widening market access...

9 leaders of Hong Kong pro-democracy protests found guilty

Apr. 9, 2019 6:21 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong court found nine leaders of 2014 pro-democracy demonstrations guilty Tuesday on public nuisance and other charges, a verdict that activists say likely presages more restrictions on free expression in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. Those convicted included law professor...

Duterte: few options in territorial disputes with China

Apr. 5, 2019 7:25 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has described his dilemma in dealing with a more powerful China in territorial disputes in the South China Sea, saying he has few options other than to order troops to "prepare for suicide missions" if a Philippine-occupied island comes under...

China's construction binge spreads to Americas, rattles US

Apr. 4, 2019 9:44 PM EDT

PANAMA CITY (AP) — China's expansion in Latin America of its Belt and Road initiative to build ports and other trade-related facilities is stirring alarm in Washington over Beijing's ambitions in a region that American leaders since the 19th century have seen as off-limits to other powers. China is hardly...

Trump says US, China 'rounding the turn' in trade talks

Apr. 4, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday that the U.S. and China are "rounding the turn" in a lengthy negotiation over trade and predicted that "something monumental" for both countries could be announced in a matter of weeks. "We have a ways to go but not very far," Trump said during an Oval...