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    Friday 16th Jun 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Panama bins Taiwan to set up relations with China

    PANAMA established diplomatic relations with China yesterday, cutting off the Chinese breakaway island province of Taiwan by default.

    President Juan Carlos Varela said the move was the “correct path for our country.”

    A joint statement released on Monday evening in...

    Wednesday 14th Jun 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • China, Russia and EU vow to abide by climate accord

    CHINA, Russia and the European Union pledged yesterday to uphold the Paris climate change accord whether or not the United States withdraws from it.

    The rush of statements came as US President Donald Trump was expected to announce his decision on the agreement outside the White House...

    Friday 2nd Jun 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • China: Xi invites all to benefit from new Silk Road schemes

    CHINA called yesterday for closer international co-operation as President Xi Jinping pledged more than £75 billion for the “Belt and Road” economic scheme.

    Mr Xi told world leaders gathered in Beijing at the Belt and Road Forum — named after the overland...

    Monday 15th May 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • North Korea: Pyongyang hits out at only friend China’s criticism

    NORTH KOREA let fly with a rare direct criticism of its ally China yesterday, warning Beijing that its “reckless remarks” on Pyongyang’s nuclear programme are testing its patience and could trigger “grave” consequences.

    The Korean Central News Agency said...

    Friday 5th May 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • North Korea: Trump ‘could meet Kim’ as China urges negotiations

    CHINA urged WashingtonPyongyang talks yesterday after the US president said he’d be “honoured” to meet North Korea’s leader.

    Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said the US and North Korea needed to take concrete steps toward peace and avoid further...

    Wednesday 3rd May 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Trump says Xi is leaning on North

    US PRESIDENT Donald Trump said at the weekend that he believes his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping is putting pressure on North Korea to halt missile and nuclear tests.

    In interview broadcast yesterday and recorded hours after another North Korean ballistic missile test on Saturday, Mr...

    Monday 1st May 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Philippines: Duterte drops digs at Beijing as Chinese warships pay visit

    THREE Chinese warships visited the southern Philippines city of Davao yesterday as President Rodrigo Duterte muted his criticism of China.

    Mr Duterte removed references to Chinese “militarisation” of disputed islands in the South China Sea in his statement as rotating...

    Monday 1st May 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • China urges compromise on North Korea

    CHINA’S Foreign Minister Wang Yi rejected the idea last night that it can tell North Korea to fall in line with orders from outside, calling for dialogue and compromise on all sides.

    He urged North Korea to stop its nuclear and missile activities while appealing to the US and...

    Saturday 29th Apr 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Xi tells Trump to keep his cool towards Pyongyang

    CHINESE President Xi Jinping urged his US counterpart Donald Trump yesterday to tread carefully over North Korea.

    Mr Xi and Mr Trump discussed the looming confrontation over Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile programmes by phone, China’s Xinhua news agency reported.


    Tuesday 25th Apr 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World