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China may replace HK leader, appoint ‘interim’ chief executive

China is drawing up a plan to replace Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam with an “interim” chief executive, the Financial Times reported, citing people briefed on the deliberations, which would bring to a close Lam’s rule after months of often-violent

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Xi: Attempts to break China risk ‘smashed bodies and bones’

BEIJING: Chinese President Xi Jinping has warned that any attempts to split the nation would result in “bodies smashed and bones ground to powder,” amid four months of anti-Beijing unrest in Hong Kong. Xi issued the dire message during a

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Modi and Xi to discuss border issues amid Kashmir row

NEW DELHI: Chinese President Xi Jinping and India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi are expected to agree new security measures along their unsettled border during a summit today, officials said, in an effort to smooth ties ruffled by differences over Kashmir.

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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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