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Far fewer young Americans now want to study in China, something both countries are trying to fix

Apr. 13, 2024 00:09 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stephen Garrett, a 27-year-old graduate student, always thought he would study in China, but first the country's restrictive COVID-19 policies made it nearly impossible and now he has other concerns. The cost is one deterrent, but Garrett is more worried about...

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...

China sanctions 2 US defense companies and says they support arms sales to Taiwan

Apr. 11, 2024 20:35 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China on Thursday announced rare sanctions against two U.S. defense companies over what it called their support for arms sales to Taiwan, the self-governing island democracy Beijing claims as its own territory to be recovered by force if necessary. The announcement...

Biden says US support for Philippines, Japan defense 'ironclad' amid growing China provocations

Apr. 11, 2024 19:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Thursday that U.S. defense commitment to Pacific allies was “ironclad” as he gathered Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida at the White House in the midst of growing concern about provocative Chinese...

Treasury wants to boost foreign investment review powers, as Congress dissects Nippon, TikTok deals

Apr. 11, 2024 18:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Treasury wants to enhance the power of a little-known, secretive government committee to review deals made between U.S. firms and foreign investors. This comes as high-profile deals involving foreign investment in the U.S. — like Chinese firm ByteDance’s...

China protests EU's investigation of subsidies in green industries, calling the move protectionist

Apr. 10, 2024 22:57 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China has accused the European Union of protectionism and “reckless distortion” of the definition of subsidies in response to a new EU investigation into Chinese wind turbine makers. A Chinese trade remedies official made “solemn representations” on the issue...

China says economy 'stable,' rejects Fitch Ratings downgrade of its fiscal outlook

Apr. 10, 2024 04:47 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — China’s Finance Ministry denounced a report by Fitch Ratings that kept its sovereign debt rated at A+ but downgraded its outlook to negative, saying Wednesday that China’s deficit is at a moderate and reasonable level and risks are under control. Risks to China's...