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Xi pledges 'new era' in Italy-China relations with Belt and Road deal

Xi pledges 'new era' in Italy-China relations with Belt and Road deal

Italy and China will enter a ‘new era’ of cooperation with the so-called Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and other projects, Chinese President Xi Jinping said Wednesday ahead of a state visit to Italy.

Germany to consult US over Huawei security fears: Merkel

Germany to consult US over Huawei security fears: Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday Berlin would consult Washington over using technology made by China's Huawei in future mobile phone networks ...

Air pollution deaths are double earlier estimates: study

Air pollution deaths are double earlier estimates: study

Air pollution causes 790,000 premature deaths every year in Europe and 8.8 million worldwide, doubling recent assessments, according to a study released Monday.

China should release Taiwan activist, says US religious freedom envoy

China should release Taiwan activist, says US religious freedom envoy

The US ambassador for religious freedom on Tuesday called for the release of a Taiwan activist jailed in China, saying the case was highly concerning to the US government.

Singapore, Australia, China, Indonesia ground Boeing's 737 MAX 8 as concerns mount

Singapore, Australia, China, Indonesia ground Boeing's 737 MAX 8 as concerns mount

Singapore and Australia suspended operations of all Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in and out of their airports on Tuesday, and Indonesia and China grounded their fleets of the US planemaker' s latest model after it suffered a second fatal crash in less than five months.

Italy to sign New Silk Road 'memorandum' with China

Italy to sign New Silk Road 'memorandum' with China

Italy will sign a memorandum of understanding with China to officially support Beijing's massive Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), the Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs said Monday.

US says religious freedom in China could boost trust in Taiwan

US says religious freedom in China could boost trust in Taiwan

The US ambassador for religious freedom on Monday again urged China to give its people religious freedom, a move he said could help gain trust from self-ruled Taiwan, an island China considers its own.

Boeings grounded as search on for clues to deadly Ethiopia crash

Boeings grounded as search on for clues to deadly Ethiopia crash

Ethiopia and China grounded fleets of Boeing 737 MAX 8 after the crash of a new passenger jet that killed all 157 people on board as the search resumed Monday for bodies and clues into the disaster.

Kazakh rights defender arrested over Xinjiang activism

Kazakh rights defender arrested over Xinjiang activism

Kazakh police on Sunday arrested an activist who has campaigned for victims of China's re-education drive in Xinjiang, sealing his informal group's office and taking its computers, his civil partner said.

Trump won't sign China trade pact unless it's 'great'

Trump won't sign China trade pact unless it's 'great'

President Donald Trump said Friday he will not agree to a pact with China to resolve the months-long trade war unless it is a "very good deal."

Huawei exec due in court in Canada as row with China heats up

Huawei exec due in court in Canada as row with China heats up

Meng Wanzhou, the Chinese telecom executive at the center of an escalating row between Ottawa and Beijing, was due in court in Canada Wednesday to get a date for a hearing into a US extradition request.

China lashes out at Canadian extradition process for Huawei manager

China lashes out at Canadian extradition process for Huawei manager

China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Saturday slammed Canada's decision to proceed with the extradition of Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Chinese tech giant Huawei.