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Germany's Scholz calls for fair competition and warns against dumping during China visit

Apr. 15, 2024 08:14 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz called for fair competition in trade relations with China while warning about dumping and overproduction as he spoke to students in Shanghai on Monday. Scholz is visiting China against the background of looming EU tariffs on Chinese-made...

Solomon Islands' elections could impact China's influence in the South Pacific

Apr. 15, 2024 03:20 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The country in which China has gained most influence in the South Pacific, Solomon Islands, goes to the polls on Wednesday in an election that could shape the region’s future. Current Prime Minister Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare, who switched the...

Germany's Scholz arrives in China on a visit marked by trade tensions and Ukraine conflict

Apr. 14, 2024 16:24 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz arrived in China on Sunday on a visit focused on the increasingly tense economic relationship between the sides and differences over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Scholz's first destination was the industrial hub of Chongqing, where...

China detains 2 over tourist boat capsizing that killed 12, citing lack of safety equipment

Apr. 14, 2024 00:18 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Two people have been detained following the capsizing of a tourist boat on a river in northeastern China that led to the drowning deaths of 12 visitors, state media reported Sunday. The accident occurred Saturday afternoon outside the city of Qinhuangdao near the...

A Chinese official meets North Korean leader Kim in Pyongyang in highest-level talks in years

Apr. 13, 2024 21:38 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A top ranking official Chinese official reaffirmed ties with North Korea during a meeting Saturday with the country’s leader Kim Jong Un in the capital Pyongyang, China's state media reported, in the highest-level talks between the allies in years. The visit by...

Far fewer young Americans now want to study in China. Both countries are trying to fix that

Apr. 13, 2024 11:37 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stephen Garrett, a 27-year-old graduate student, always thought he would study in China, but the country’s restrictive COVID-19 policies made it nearly impossible and now he sees interest among fellow scholars wane even after China reopened. Common concerns, he...

US intelligence finding shows China surging equipment sales to Russia to help war effort in Ukraine

Apr. 12, 2024 15:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — China has surged sales to Russia of machine tools, microelectronics and other technology that Moscow in turn is using to produce missiles, tanks, aircraft and other weaponry for use in its war against Ukraine, according to a U.S. assessment. Two senior Biden...

China's exports tumble 7.5% in March and imports also fall as demand slows

Apr. 12, 2024 07:41 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — China’s exports contracted in March after growing in the first two months of the year, underscoring the uneven nature of the country's recovery from the pandemic. Customs data released Friday show exports declined 7.5% in March from a year earlier, while imports...

Chinese President Xi meets former Taiwan leader Ma Ying-jeou on pro-unification visit

Apr. 12, 2024 06:15 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping met with former Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou in Beijing Wednesday in a bid to promote unification between the sides that separated amid civil war in 1949. Ma stepped down as president in 2016 and was largely excluded from the...

US, Japan and South Korea hold drills in disputed sea as Biden hosts leaders of Japan, Philippines

Apr. 12, 2024 05:47 AM EDT

ABOARD THE USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (AP) — A U.S. carrier strike group led by the USS Theodore Roosevelt has held a two-day joint exercise with its allies Japan and South Korea as U.S. President Joe Biden met for talks with leaders from Japan and the Philippines at the White House. The military and...