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Beijing: Capital of the People's Republic of China
Beijing, alternately romanized as Peking, is the capital of the People's Republic of China, the world's third most populous city proper, and most populous capital city. The city, located in northern China, is governed as a municipality under the direct administration of the central government with 16 urban, suburban, and rural districts. Beijing Municipality is surrounded by Hebei Province with the exception of neighboring Tianjin Municipality to the southeast; together, the three divisions form the Jingjinji metropolitan region and the national capital region of China.

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China anger after woman drives into Forbidden City

Social media users ask how a woman could have driven into the former imperial palace in Beijing.
BBC News - Published

China posts weakest growth in 29 years as trade war bites, but ends 2019 on better note

China's economic growth cooled to its weakest in nearly 30 years in 2019 amid a bruising trade war with the United States, and more stimulus is expected this year as Beijing tries to boost sluggish..
Reuters - Published

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China posts weakest growth in 29 years as trade war bites [Video]China posts weakest growth in 29 years as trade war bites

China's economic growth slowed to its weakest in nearly 30 years in 2019 amid a bruising trade war with the United States and sputtering investment, and more stimulus steps are expected this year to..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:41Published

U.S., China tiptoe around holes in trade deal [Video]U.S., China tiptoe around holes in trade deal

The United States and China signed an initial trade deal on Wednesday that will roll back some tariffs and boost Chinese purchases of U.S. products, defusing an 18-month row between the world's two..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 02:11Published

US and China are set to sign phase-one trade deal [Video]US and China are set to sign phase-one trade deal

Washington and Beijing are set to sign a phase-one deal, aiming to reduce some tariffs and boost Chinese purchases of American farm, energy and manufactured goods.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:30Published

U.S. drops China 'currency manipulator' label [Video]U.S. drops China 'currency manipulator' label

The U.S. Treasury Department has dropped its designation of China as a currency manipulator days before top officials of the world's two largest economies were due to sign a new trade agreement. Eve..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:46Published

Rare Shakespeare's First Folio to be sold at auction [Video]Rare Shakespeare's First Folio to be sold at auction

A rare 1623 book that brought together William Shakespeare's works for the first time will go up for auction in April, Christie's auction house has announced. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:53Published

Mixed reactions after landslide Taiwanese election [Video]Mixed reactions after landslide Taiwanese election

Taiwan's public reacted with a mix of excitement and disappointment on Sunday morning, after incumbent President Tsai Ing-wen's government won another four-year term by a landslide, and her Democratic..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:48Published

The Indonesia-China standoff, explained [Video]The Indonesia-China standoff, explained

One of the biggest standoffs in the South China Sea in years is souring relations between Indonesia and its biggest trading partner, China. Michelle Hennessy reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:02Published

China's new man in Hong Kong hopes city will return to 'right path' [Video]China's new man in Hong Kong hopes city will return to 'right path'

The new head of China's liaison office in Hong Kong, the most senior mainland official in the Asian financial hub, made his first comments to the media on Monday. Francesca Lynagh reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:29Published

China's new soccer coach holds news briefing [Video]China's new soccer coach holds news briefing

China's new national soccer team coach, Li Tie, who recently replaced Marcelo Lippi, held a news conference on Sunday (January 5).

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:55Published

China halts LSE link over HK tensions - sources [Video]China halts LSE link over HK tensions - sources

China has temporarily blocked planned cross-border listings between the Shanghai and London stock exchanges because of political tensions with Britain, sources have told Reuters. David Pollard reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:54Published

Fireworks light up New Year's Eve in Asia [Video]Fireworks light up New Year's Eve in Asia

Fireworks and lights danced across Asia as countries across the continent rang in 2020.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:15Published

Trump to sign U.S.-China deal Jan. 15 [Video]Trump to sign U.S.-China deal Jan. 15

President Donald Trump said Tuesday he'll sign Phase 1 of the trade deal with China on January 15 at the White House. As Fred Katayama reports, he said he'll later go to Beijing to start talks on the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:00Published

Huawei profit jumps, but 2020 may be 'difficult' [Video]Huawei profit jumps, but 2020 may be 'difficult'

The Chinese technology company announced full-year revenue to $121 billion, lower than its earlier projections, as a U.S. trade blacklisting curbed growth and disrupted its ability to source key parts...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:39Published

China-Taiwan relations: Beijing keeps pressure on Taipei [Video]China-Taiwan relations: Beijing keeps pressure on Taipei

Why next month's presidential election in Taiwan could prove decisive for the Island's future.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:32Published

China's construction of an airstrip in Cambodia is raising alarms about its military ambitions. [Video]China's construction of an airstrip in Cambodia is raising alarms about its military ambitions.

China's construction of an airstrip in Cambodia is raising alarms about its military ambitions.

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U.S. and China inch towards phase-one trade deal [Video]U.S. and China inch towards phase-one trade deal

The U.S. and China are close to signing the first part of a trade war deal, following a year and a half of damaging tit-for-tat tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars of exports. Ryan Brooks..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 03:19Published

Stalled talks with U.S. not good for N.Korea, S.Korea tells China [Video]Stalled talks with U.S. not good for N.Korea, S.Korea tells China

Stalled denuclearisation talks and a recent flare-up in tension between the United States and North Korea are not beneficial for Pyongyang, South Korean President Moon Jae-in told Chinese President Xi..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:01Published

China's Xi visits gambling hub Macau as Hong Kong seethes [Video]China's Xi visits gambling hub Macau as Hong Kong seethes

China's President Xi Jinping arrived in Macau on Wednesday (December 18) to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its handover to China, and is expected to announce economic perks as a reward for its..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:29Published

Wall Street hits records on cooling trade tensions [Video]Wall Street hits records on cooling trade tensions

Wall Street set record closing highs for all three major indices on Monday as cooling trade tensions between the U.S. and China inspired confidence in the global economy. Conway G. Gittens reports.

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China's 2019 property investment solid, but first sales drop in 5 years dents outlook

China's property investment hit a two-year low in December even as it grew at a solid pace in 2019, adding to recent signs of a slackening in the sector and suggested Beijing might need to offer more..
Reuters - Published

China 2019 crude steel output jumps 8.3%, sets second straight annual record

Crude steel production in China climbed to a record just shy of 1 billion tonnes in 2019, boosted by a resilient property market and robust demand as Beijing beefed up infrastructure spending in a bid..
Reuters - Published

Trade deal no panacea for rocky U.S. relations with China

From Huawei to the South China Sea, deep political rifts between Beijing and Washington are set to persist, despite a trade relations breakthrough, as the United States pushes back against an..
Reuters - Published

Reflect on global consensus, don’t raise Kashmir issue: India to China

With China’s third attempt to embarrass India at the behest of its ally Pakistan running aground, India said it was time Beijing drew “proper lessons” as most UNSC member-states, including UK and..
IndiaTimes - Published

China's attempt to rake up Kashmir issue at UNSC finds no takers; India asks Beijing to reflect, slams Pakistan

Beijing's attempt found no takers at the high level UN body with US, UK, Germany and France sending a strong message to China that UNSC is not the forum to raise a bilateral issue.
DNA - Published

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says special status can endure beyond 2047

hong kong leader carrie lam says special status can endure beyond 2047
Lam's comments at the Legislative Council appeared to be an appeal to those in the city who see Beijing as tightening its control over the semi-autonomous territory's civic, economic and political..
WorldNews - Published

China says trade deal good for all, media discourages 'nitpicking'

Chinese state media on Thursday warned against any "nitpicking" as Beijing portrayed the Phase 1 trade deal with United States and its new commitments to massive purchases of American goods as a boon..
Reuters - Published

Trade deal touts financial sector wins; China to scrap securities business cap faster

The long-awaited U.S.-China trade deal touted new wins for U.S. companies looking to access China's $40 trillion financial sector, but many of the changes were already in the works with Beijing..
Reuters - Published

Factbox: How China tariffs on U.S. commodities, energy stand after Phase 1 trade deal

China and the United States have agreed to terms of a Phase 1 trade deal on Jan 15 but Beijing has not reduced or waived tariffs on any commodities or energy further.
Reuters - Published

Oil prices rise as China agrees to more US energy purchases

oil prices rise as china agrees to more us energy purchases
TOKYO: Oil prices rose on Thursday, propelled higher by the long-anticipated signing of an initial trade deal between Washington and Beijing that sets the stage for a potentially...
WorldNews - Published

U.S.-China deal could hurt Malaysia palm oil exports to China: Malaysian official

Malaysia's palm oil exports to China jumped 33.9% in 2019 to 2.49 million tonnes but Beijing's latest trade deal with the United States could limit gains this year, a Malaysian palm official said on..
Reuters - Published

In U.S.-China Phase 1 trade deal, enforcement may end in 'We quit'

The Trump administration is touting the U.S.-China Phase 1 trade deal's dispute settlement and enforcement mechanism as the major difference between the 86-page agreement unveiled on Tuesday and past..
Reuters - Published

'Phase 2' U.S.-China trade talks have already begun: Pence

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Wednesday that discussions had already begun on a "Phase 2" U.S.-China trade deal, hours after Washington and Beijing signed an initial trade pact that defused..
Reuters - Published

China's 'market condition' caveat on U.S. ag purchases adds to trade deal doubts

China's pledge to buy U.S. farm goods based on "market conditions" during the Phase 1 trade deal signing ceremony on Wednesday added to doubts among farmers and commodity traders over Beijing's..
Reuters - Published

U.S. envoy sees China scaling back economic support for Venezuela’s Maduro

The Trump administration’s envoy on Venezuela said China appears to be scaling back economic support for President Nicolas Maduro, and Beijing acknowledged a diminishing role largely due to U.S...
Reuters - Published

U.S.-China Phase 2 trade talks may not start anytime soon: Global TImes

Phase 2 trade deal talks between Washington and Beijing may not start anytime soon, China's Global Times reported on Wednesday citing an unnamed source.
Reuters - Published

China's Liu says to work with U.S. to achieve tangible results after Phase 1 deal: Xinhua

Chinese Vice Premier Liu He said Beijing and Washington will work together following the signing of the Phase 1 trade deal to obtain tangible results, China's official Xinhua news agency reported on..
Reuters - Published

U.S. lawmakers urge Trump to press China on detainees

On the eve of the expected signing of the first phase of a trade deal between the United states and China, a bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers has called on President Donald Trump to press Beijing to..
Reuters - Published

China trade surplus with US dropped 8.5% to $296bn in 2019

china trade surplus with us dropped 8.5% to $296bn in 2019
BEIJING: China’s trade surplus with the United States narrowed last year as the world’s two biggest economies exchanged punitive tariffs in a bruising trade war, official...
WorldNews - Published

Huge sinkhole swallows bus, kills six, 10 missing in China

huge sinkhole swallows bus, kills six, 10 missing in china
Beijing, Jan 14: An enormous sinkhole swallowed a bus and pedestrians in China, sparking an explosion, killing six people and leaving 10 more missing, state media said Tuesday. Footage showed people at..
WorldNews - Published

China posts strong December exports as world awaits Sino-U.S. trade deal signing

China's exports rose for the first time in five months in December and by more than expected, signaling a modest recovery in demand as Beijing and Washington agreed to defuse their prolonged trade war.
Reuters - Published

First Harlem Globetrotter from China

Ball handling specialist Jiang "Lucky" Shan from Beijing is making his Harlem Globetrotter debut during the legendary trick basketball team's 2020 tour kicking off on the West Coast. (Jan. 11)  
USATODAY.com - Published

Separatists will 'stink for 10,000 years', China says after Taiwan vote

separatists will 'stink for 10,000 years', china says after taiwan vote
BEIJING: Separatists will "leave a stink for 10,000 years", the Chinese government's top diplomat said on Monday, in Beijing's most strongly worded reaction yet to Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen's..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

China is really worried about unemployment. Here's what it's doing to avoid mass layoffs

china is really worried about unemployment. here's what it's doing to avoid mass layoffs
Hong Kong (CNN Business)The Chinese government wants to do whatever it can to protect the economy in 2020. It's got an enormous task ahead of it. Beijing has made clear that the world's second largest..
WorldNews - Published

China says will not change position on Taiwan after landslide election

China will not change its position that Taiwan belongs to it, Beijing said on Sunday, after President Tsai Ing-wen won re-election and said she would not submit to China's threats, as state media..
Reuters - Published Also reported by •WorldNews

China reiterates opposition to Taiwan independence after vote

China's Taiwan Affairs Office reiterated its opposition to any form of independence for Taiwan on Saturday, saying it was committed to a "one country, two systems" model for the island, which Beijing..
Reuters - Published

Taiwan president wins landslide victory in stark rebuke to China

Taiwanese re-elected President Tsai Ing-wen by a landslide on Saturday, a stern rebuke to China which has tried both military threats and economic inducements to get the island to accept its rule, and..
Reuters - Published

Taiwan president takes early lead in election closely watched by China

taiwan president takes early lead in election closely watched by china
Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen took an early lead on Saturday in vote counting for a presidential election that will be closely watched by Beijing, which claims the democratic island as its own, in the..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

U.S. Army plans to expand Asian security efforts to counter China

The U.S. Army plans to deploy two specialized task forces to the Pacific capable of conducting information, electronic, cyber and missile operations against Beijing, a Pentagon official said on Friday.
Reuters - Published

China’s Solar Energy Companies Could Lead Climate Change Fight

china’s solar energy companies could lead climate change fight
Australia’s horrific brush fires may prove a catalyst to kick the global battle with climate change into higher gear. If so, investors should look again at China, particularly the Chinese companies..
WorldNews - Published

Chinese leader Xi Jinping to visit Myanmar next week

chinese leader xi jinping to visit myanmar next week
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit neighboring Myanmar next week amid efforts to strengthen relations with members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. Myanmar...
WorldNews - Published

Taiwan election: How Tsai stayed one step ahead

Taiwan's president is a thorn in Beijing's side, which may help her as a crucial election looms.
BBC News - Published

First phase of China-US trade deal to be signed next week

first phase of china-us trade deal to be signed next week
Beijing — China said on Thursday that vice-premier Liu He will travel to Washington next week to sign the phase-one deal with the US that has lowered trade tensions between the world’s two biggest..
WorldNews - Published

Don't read too much into election results, Taiwan tells China before vote

Beijing should not see Taiwan's elections as representing a win or loss for China, Taiwan's foreign minister said on Thursday, days ahead of a vote overshadowed by Chinese efforts to get the island to..
Reuters - Published

China says U.S. congress report on China's human rights neither objective nor credible

China's foreign ministry said on Thursday that a U.S. Congressional report that called for sanctions against Beijing over human rights abuses was neither objective nor credible.
Reuters - Published

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