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China's embattled former foreign minister steps down as member of the legislature

Feb. 27, 2024 06:47 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China’s former foreign minister, Qin Gang, who has been missing from public view since last June, has resigned from the national legislature, state media reported Tuesday. Qin was dismissed as foreign minister in July, in one of China’s biggest political...

Black and white and adored all over. China pledges pair of pandas for San Diego Zoo

Feb. 22, 2024 17:13 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — China for the first time in more than two decades is sending pandas to the United States to the delight of the San Diego Zoo, which is preparing to receive a pair that could include a female descendent of Bai Yun and Gao Gao, two of the zoo's former residents that were among the...

Live updates | New attempts at Gaza cease-fire are underway, Israel's Gantz says

Feb. 21, 2024 19:13 PM EST

New attempts are underway to reach a cease-fire deal between Israel and Hamas that could pause the war in Gaza, a member of Israel’s War Cabinet said late Wednesday. “Initial signs indicate a possibility of moving forward,” said Benny Gantz, a former military chief and defense...

Former Bank of China chairman indicted for bribery in nation's long-running anticorruption drive

Feb. 19, 2024 06:01 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The former chairman of the Bank of China has been indicted on bribery charges, prosecutors said Monday, adding to a long list of business and government officials who have been brought down by Chinese leader Xi Jinping's yearslong anticorruption drive. Liu Liange is...

Top diplomats from US, China hold 'constructive' talks on issues dividing them

Feb. 16, 2024 22:05 PM EST

MUNICH (AP) — Top diplomats from the U.S. and China on Friday held a “candid and constructive” discussion on issues vexing their strained relations over Taiwan, the situation in the South China Sea, Russia’s war against Ukraine and synthetic opioids, the State Department said. ...

Allies fear the US is becoming less reliable, with growing concern over a possible Trump return

Feb. 11, 2024 14:53 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — As chances rise of a Joe Biden-Donald Trump rematch in the U.S. presidential election, America’s allies are bracing for a bumpy ride. Many worry that a second term for Trump would be an earthquake, but tremors already abound — and concerns are rising that the U.S....

Editorial Roundup: United States

Feb. 06, 2024 12:27 PM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Feb. 2 The New York Times on immigration President Biden’s assertion that he’s ready to sign a border deal — one that would make it much harder for migrants to enter the United States...

Chinese shares jump as Beijing steps up moves to boost sagging markets

Feb. 06, 2024 05:15 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — A Chinese state investment fund promised to expand its purchases of stock index funds, among other moves signaling Beijing’s resolve to stabilize markets that have been sagging under heavy selling pressure from a property crisis and slowing economy. Shares in...

US and China launch talks on fentanyl trafficking in a sign of cooperation amid differences

Jan. 30, 2024 10:56 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — American and Chinese officials committed Tuesday to working together to stem the flow of fentanyl into the United States, the head of a visiting U.S. delegation said. Their meeting was a hopeful sign of cooperation as the two global powers try to better manage their contentious...

Biden aide urges Bejing to press Iran over Houthi attacks. China warns US over Taiwan independence

Jan. 27, 2024 12:54 PM EST

U.S. national security adviser Jake Sullivan pressed Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi during talks in Thailand to use China's influence with Iran to ease tensions in the Middle East. The officials also agreed to work toward arranging a call between President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping....