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China 'regrets' US leaving postal union amid trade dispute

Oct. 18, 2018 7:37 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China on Thursday criticized Washington's decision to leave the United Nations treaty that regulates international postage, amid a worsening trade dispute between the world's top two economies. Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said the move should not be linked to China, despite arguments...

European and Asian leaders to boost ties, trade, security

Oct. 18, 2018 7:29 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — After failing to reach a breakthrough on Britain's divorce terms from the European Union, EU leaders are rolling straight into another summit Thursday, this one aimed at forging closer links with Asia. The Asia-Europe meeting that starts Thursday night with a dinner attended by Belgian King...

China's yuan sinks further after US currency report

Oct. 18, 2018 7:19 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China's politically sensitive yuan sank to a 22-month low against the dollar on Thursday after the U.S. Treasury declined to label Beijing a currency manipulator amid a mounting tariff battle. The closely watched yuan fell to 6.9411 per dollar at mid-morning, coming its closest to breaking...

The Latest: Mattis, Chinese counterpart discuss disputed sea

Oct. 18, 2018 5:53 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — The Latest on a meeting between U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and his Chinese counterpart (all times local): 5:50 p.m. U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has met on the sidelines of an Asian security conference in Singapore with his Chinese counterpart, Gen. Wei Fenghe. The face-to-face...

Mattis meets his Chinese counterpart, but no new agreements

Oct. 18, 2018 5:52 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — U.S. officials say they sense that relations with the Chinese military, after a rocky few months, may be stabilizing, although face-to-face talks between their respective defense chiefs Thursday produced no new agreements. U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met for nearly 90 minutes, 30...

Trump starts leaving postal union in latest anti-China move

Oct. 17, 2018 3:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States announced Wednesday that it is preparing to pull out of an international postal treaty that allows China to ship packages to America at discounted rates. The move would escalate a trade dispute with China. President Donald Trump argues that the 144-year-old Universal...

Mattis to meet Chinese counterpart amid US-China tensions

Oct. 17, 2018 7:30 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis plans to meet on Thursday in Singapore with his Chinese counterpart amid escalating tensions over China's purchase of Russian fighter planes and missiles as well as ongoing friction in the South China Sea. Shortly after Mattis arrived in Singapore on...

US Navy research vessel docks in Taiwan amid China tensions

Oct. 17, 2018 5:23 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A U.S. Navy research vessel has docked in Taiwan amid tensions with China over trade and arms sales. Taiwan's official Central News Agency says the Thomas G. Thompson arrived in the southern port of Kaohsiung on Monday to refuel and make crew changes. It quoted Defense Minister Yen De-fa as...

China wants to deepen economic ties in 16 European nations

Oct. 16, 2018 10:39 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — China wants to boost its cooperation with central and eastern Europe, a Chinese government minister on Tuesday told officials from the region where China already finances projects as part of its bid for more global influence. Transport Minister Li Xiaopeng told officials from 16...

China party expels general who killed self, indicts another

Oct. 16, 2018 8:05 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China's ruling Communist Party has expelled a former top general who killed himself during a corruption probe and indicted another on graft charges amid President Xi Jinping's continuing crackdown on military malfeasance. Official media reported that Zhang Yang killed himself at home last...