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Trump favours ‘whole deal’ with China as two sides prepare for trade talks

US President Donald Trump said yesterday that he preferred a comprehensive trade deal with China but did not rule out the possibility of an interim pact, even as he said an “easy” agreement would not be possible. “I’d rather get

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US, China grant trade concessions ahead of talks

WASHINGTON/BEIJING: US President Donald Trump yesterday welcomed China’s decision to exempt some of US’ anti-cancer drugs and other goods from its tariffs and announced a delay to scheduled tariff hikes on billions worth of Chinese goods. Beijing’s exemptions and Washington’s

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India-China spat delays global trade matters

NEW DELHI: A spat between the world’s most populous countries is holding up a pan-Asian trade agreement encompassing nearly a third of all global trade. Trade ministers from 16 Asia-Pacific countries this week hailed a “critical milestone” after seven years

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Hong Kong protests to target airport after night of violence

HONG KONG: Hong Kong protesters plan to block one of the world’s busiest airports today after a night of violence in which police used tear gas and rubber bullets to break up crowds, the latest clashes in 14 weeks of

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Lam: I’d quit if I could

HONG KONG: Embattled Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said she has caused “unforgivable havoc” by igniting the political crisis engulfing the city and would quit if she had a choice, according to an audio recording of remarks she made last

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‘Now or never’: HK protesters say they have nothing to lose

Exasperated with the government’s unflinching attitude to escalating civil unrest, Jason Tse quit his job in Australia and jumped on a plane to join what he believes is a do-or-die fight for Hong Kong’s future. The Chinese territory is grappling

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Trump slaps extra 5% tariff on Chinese goods, China unrelenting

US President Donald Trump yesterday lashed back at a new round of Chinese tariffs by heaping an additional 5% duty on some US$550 billion in targeted Chinese goods in the latest tit-for-tat trade war escalation by the world’s two largest

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Hong Kong braces for more protests this weekend

HONG KONG: Hong Kong is bracing for more anti-government demonstrations and a ‘stress test’ of its international airport this weekend, as protests in the Asian financial hub show no signs of abating and diplomatic tensions between China and some Western

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Making the case for violence in Hong Kong protests

HONG KONG: Pun sees himself as a peaceful, middle-class Hong Kong student. Yet since the beginning of June, he has been building barricades and throwing bricks at police, risking his own liberty to fight, as he sees it, for the

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Trump: I have to take on China despite impact on economy

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump said yesterday he had to confront China over trade even if it caused short-term harm to the US economy because Beijing had been cheating Washington for decades. Trump’s strongly worded comments came hours before his

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