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  • China says ‘bully‘ United States started a trade war

    China says ‘bully‘ United States started a trade war

    GENEVA: The United States has started a trade war and China will defend itself, Chinese Vice Minister of Commerce Wang Shouwen said on Thursday, adding that the United States was a bully and must “take the gun” away to smoothe the way for talks. “As you know, we have had talks, and those talks produced good progress, but this progress […]

     
     
  • No trade talks unless US ‘takes gun off‘ China‘s head: Beijing

    No trade talks unless US ‘takes gun off‘ China‘s head: Beijing

    GENEVA: The United States should “take the gun off” China‘s head and start keeping its word in order to have useful talks on ending a trade war, Beijing‘s deputy commerce minister said on Thursday. Wang Shouwen, representing China during the country‘s policy review at the this week, noted that the US “started the war” which has seen escalating threats to […]

     
     
  • China opens embassy after Burkina switches from Taiwan

    China opens embassy after Burkina switches from Taiwan

    ABIDJAN: China opened its new embassy in the capital of on Thursday after the impoverished state stunned Taiwan by switching diplomatic ties to Beijing. The official opening comprised the unveiling of a plaque in an upmarket hotel where the embassy is being housed temporarily while a new building for it is constructed. “Today is a historic day,” declared Vice Prime […]

     
     
  • Chinese hotel denies raising rates for Americans

    Chinese hotel denies raising rates for Americans

    SHENZHEN: A hotel in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen on Friday denied a report that it would charge US guests an extra 25 percent amid an escalating trade war between Washington and Beijing. However, three staff members who declined to be identified told Reuters that a discriminatory rate policy had indeed been posted at the hotel as of Thursday […]

     
     
  • China enhances influence on Pak’s communications security with new project

    China enhances influence on Pak’s communications security with new project

    BEIJING: A China-built optic-fibre communications project was inaugurated in Islamabad by the country’s caretaker prime minister, Nasirul Mulk, on Friday. The $44 million project, meant to enhance Pakistan’s telecommunications quality, has been financed to the extent of 85% by China Exim Bank. It has been built by Chinese telecommunications giant . The 820-km-long optic-fibre cable will also enable China to […]