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Democrats urge FBI probe of spa owner offering Trump access

Mar. 18, 2019 7:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Democrats are urging the FBI to investigate a Trump campaign donor who is the founder and onetime owner of a spa that has been implicated in a human-trafficking ring. In a Friday letter to the FBI, Democrats on the House and Senate judiciary and intelligence panels wrote that reports...

China's Xi to make 3-nation Europe visit starting Thursday

Mar. 18, 2019 11:18 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit Italy, France and Monaco from Thursday to March 26, the foreign ministry said Monday. Italy's coalition government has sent mixed signals over whether it will sign a proposed agreement to join China's trillion-dollar Belt and Road infrastructure...

Trump to GM: Reopen Ohio plant, close one in Mexico or China

Mar. 18, 2019 8:31 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is escalating his pressure on General Motors, as he calls for the company to reopen an Ohio manufacturing plant. Trump tweeted Monday that GM should: "Close a plant in China or Mexico, where you invested so heavily pre-Trump," and "Bring jobs home!" Trump travels to...

China says 13,000 Xinjiang 'terrorists' arrested since 2014

Mar. 18, 2019 7:10 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China has arrested nearly 13,000 people it describes as terrorists and has broken up hundreds of "terrorist gangs" in Xinjiang since 2014, the government said in a report Monday issued to counter criticism of internment camps and other oppressive security in the traditionally Islamic region....

New US military budget focused on China despite border talk

Mar. 16, 2019 10:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chinese bombers. Chinese hypersonic missiles. Chinese cyberattacks. Chinese anti-satellite weapons. To a remarkable degree, the 2020 Pentagon budget proposal is shaped by national security threats that acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has summarized in three words: "China, China,...

US business groups encouraged by prospect of US-China deal

Mar. 16, 2019 4:10 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. business groups said Friday they are encouraged by China's approval of a new law that loosens restrictions on foreign investment and said it could help smooth the way to a substantive trade agreement between the two countries. China's ceremonial legislature passed a measure Thursday...

A look at China's narrowing military gap with the US

Mar. 16, 2019 12:57 AM EDT

Comparative measures of the U.S. and Chinese militaries: Active-duty troops: United States: 1.3 million China: 2 million Defense budget: United States: $685 billion China: $170 billion Strategic nuclear weapons(asterisk): United States: 3,800 China: 280 Ships: United States: 289 China: approximately 300...

China's moves on foreign investment help shore up markets

Mar. 15, 2019 8:55 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Hopes that the U.S. and China will resolve their trade dispute as Beijing tweaked rules on foreign investment has helped shore up global stock markets on Friday. Following a week dominated by Brexit uncertainty, traders focused on the annual session of China's ceremonial congress, which ended...

China's premier denies Beijing tells companies to spy

Mar. 15, 2019 8:37 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China's No. 2 leader denied that Beijing tells its tech companies to spy abroad and promised Friday to treat foreign and domestic competitors equally in an effort to defuse tensions with Washington and Europe. Premier Li Keqiang's rejection of spying accusations at a news conference was the...

Premier: China will offer Taiwan 'preferential policies'

Mar. 15, 2019 4:23 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China will introduce more "preferential policies" for Taiwan so the self-governed island's residents can enjoy the same treatment as mainland Chinese citizens, Premier Li Keqiang said Friday. Li said new initiatives will be implemented to invite people from Taiwan to "work hand-in-hand to...