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Pro-Beijing groups tear down Hong Kong's protest walls, raising risk of clashes
Groups of China supporters pulled down "Lennon Walls" of anti-government protest messages across Hong Kong on Saturday, raising the possibility of clashes with democracy supporters and another weekend...
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China says Maldives is not 'mired in a Chinese debt trap'
BEIJING, Sept 21 ― The Maldives are not “mired in a Chinese debt trap”, the Chinese government's top diplomat told the visiting Maldivian foreign minister, amid fears in the Indian Ocean country...
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Anwar: Asean’s future not determined by China, US
SINGAPORE: Asean’s future must not be determined by China or the United States, says PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, calling on members of the regional...
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Hopes for trade breakthrough fade as China cancels US farm visits
WASHINGTON, Sept 21 ― A US-China trade deal appeared elusive yesterday after Chinese officials unexpectedly cancelled a visit to farms in Montana and Nebraska as deputy trade negotiators wrapped up ...
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Malaysia-China e-commerce logistics hub to grow further via China Post — MATRADE
NANNING, China (Sept 20): Logistics firm China Post has been entrusted to be the main platform to promote Malaysian products in China and expand their market.
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Royal Brunei to fly to Beijing’s new Daxing International Airport
Royal Brunei Airlines’ flight schedule to and from Beijing.
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Dr M: ECRL to continue despite calls for review
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 — The East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project will carry on despite calls for a review, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.
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China cuts new loan rate for second month but struggling economy likely needs more
SHANGHAI, Sept 20 — China cut its new one-year benchmark lending rate for the second month in a row today, a step by the central bank to try to wrestle down borrowing costs and support the economy a...
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Anti-graft group urges Putrajaya to make ECRL savings breakdown public
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 — Transparency International Malaysia (TI-M) has urged the government to disclose the breakdowns of savings made from the East Coast Rail Line (ECRL) project, amid efforts by P...
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Anwar: Future of Asean must not be determined by the US or China
SINGAPORE: The future of Asean must not be determined by China or the United States, according to PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (pix), who also called on members of the regional grouping to m...
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China bans S. Korea pig imports on swine fever fears
BEIJING, Sept 20 — China has banned pig imports from South Korea after Seoul became the latest to report an outbreak of the African swine fever that has destroyed hog herds and pushed up prices glob...
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China, Asean strengthen bond to boost trade, financing
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 — The financial ties between China and Asean member countries have been strengthened to boost trade and financing cooperation.
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Anwar: Asean's future must not be determined by US or China
The future of Asean must not be determined by China or the US, said PKR president Anwar Ibrahim who also called on members of the regional grouping to maintain good ties with the two superpowers.
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Anwar: Future of ASEAN must not be determined by the US or China
SINGAPORE (Sept 20): The future of ASEAN must not be determined by China or the United States, says PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, who also called on members of the regional grouping to maint...
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Anwar: Asean’s future must not be determined by the US or China
SINGAPORE, Sept 20 ― The future of Asean must not be determined by China or the United States, says PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim who also called on members of the regional grouping to main...
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No loudhailers, umbrellas allowed at talks with Hong Kong leader
The Hong Kong government has set the rules for an open dialogue between leader Carrie Lam and the public next week, telling those taking part to be “orderly” and not bring along loudhailers, bunti...
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Ex-IMF’s Lagarde: Global growth ‘fragile,’ ‘under threat’
WASHINGTON, Sept 20 — The former head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, warned yesterday that global growth is “fragile” and “under threat” and policymakers should work ...
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US-China trade talks: Where they are and what’s at stake
WASHINGTON, Sept 20 — Senior US and Chinese officials are meeting in Washington on Thursday and Friday in an attempt to settle their ongoing trade war, but a lasting peace seems elusive.
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Explainer: US-China trade talks - where they are and what's at stake
WASHINGTON: Senior U.S. and Chinese officials are meeting in Washington on Thursday and Friday in an attempt to settle their ongoing trade war, but a lasting...
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Huawei promises smartest 5G phone, but who will be brave enough to buy?
FRANKFURT, Sept 19 — Huawei launches what could be the world’s smartest 5G phone today, but its fate in Europe will hang on whether customers will buy a device lacking access to software and apps ...
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Embassies in Beijing, Abu Dhabi not informed of 1MDB-linked trips, says Najib’s ex-aide
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian embassies in Beijing and Abu Dhabi were unaware that the prime minister’s special envoy had come to discuss with the authorities in both countries about 1MDB-related matt...
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Indonesia slashes rates again as tepid global growth bites
JAKARTA, Sept 19 — Indonesia’s central bank slashed interest rates today for the third month in a row as South-east Asia’s biggest economy feels the sting of the US-China trade war and tepid glo...
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‘Secret trip’ to China an attempt to bail out 1MDB, SRC, says Najib’s ex-aide
KUALA LUMPUR: Najib Razak’s former aide insisted today that the former prime minister sent him on a “secret mission” to China in an attempt to get Chinese investors to bail out 1MDB and its subs...
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Health fears prompt Swiss 5G revolt
Switzerland was among the first countries to begin deploying 5G, but health fears over radiation from the antennas that carry the next-generation mobile...
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Impotence of Asean on choking haze
THE effectiveness of regional organisations possibly can only be appreciated in times of crisis.
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Malaysia, China collaborate on immigration breach
PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia and China are collaborating to resolve the immigration breach committed by Chinese nationals in the country.
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Huawei woos tech world with US$1.5bil and 5G secrets
BEIJING: Huawei Technologies Co is offering up its most valuable 5G secrets and US$1.5bil to software developers, courting the global tech community at a time the United...
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Huawei promises smartest 5G phone, but who will be brave enough to buy?
FRANKFURT: Huawei launches what could be the world's most powerful and feature-packed 5G smartphone on Thursday, but the fate of the device in Europe will hang...
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Malaysia, China are collaborating on immigration breach
Malaysia and China are collaborating to resolve the immigration breach committed by Chinese nationals in the country.
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Malaysia, China collaborate on immigration breach
PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia and China are collaborating to resolve the immigration breach committed by Chinese nationals in the country.
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Malaysia, China collaborate on immigration breach
PUTRAJAYA (Sept 18): Malaysia and China are collaborating to resolve the immigration breach committed by Chinese nationals in the country.
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Stocks gain before Fed decision; FX up as oil market steadies
BEIJING, Sept 18 — Emerging-market stocks gained today as investors looked for a US Federal Reserve interest-rate decision, while a drop in oil prices lifted major oil importers.
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Consumer stocks top losers as investors stay cautious
KUALA LUMPUR: Consumer stocks topped the losers' list on Wednesday as investors stayed cautious due to the lack of convincing catalysts while the FBM KLCI closed...
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Binance invests in Chinese blockchain-focused media firm
Global crypto exchange Binance participated in a funding round for crypto media platform Mars Finance, marking its first investment in a Chinese company since Beijing banned cryptocurrency trading in ...
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Hong Kong hotel workers go on unpaid leave as tourists shun city
HONG KONG: As the protests in Hong Kong drive away visitors, the city’s hotel workers are in the firing line.
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Malaysia not spared by Trump's trade tantrums
Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad will head to New York later this month for the United Nations General Assembly, where the Malaysian delegation is also expected to hold various meetings on the side ...
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Huawei dangles US$1.5b in hunt for global developers
BEIJING: Huawei Technologies Co. is offering US$1.5bil to partners willing to build software for its future chip and computing platforms, courting developers worldwide at a...
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US unveils plans to extend scrutiny of foreign investment
WASHINGTON, Sept 18 — The US government outlined more detail yesterday on its plans to beef up foreign investment oversight, including a proposal to permit the blocking of some foreign purchases of ...
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Activists urge US Congress to pass Hong Kong bill
Hong Kong democracy activists urged members of the US Congress on Tuesday to pass legislation to combat human rights abuses in the city, rejecting any suggestion that such a move would be inappropriat...
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Trump says China trade deal could come before US election, or not
SANTA FE, Sept 18 — US President Donald Trump said yesterday his administration could seal a deal on trade with China before the US presidential election, or an agreement could be reached the day af...
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Trump says China trade deal could come before U.S. election, or not
ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE: U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday his administration could seal a deal on trade with China before the U.S. presidential election, or...
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Petronas stocks lift KLCI above 1,600 but Tenaga slumps
KUALA LUMPUR: Petronas-linked stocks gave the FBM KLCI the much needed boost on Tuesday and nudged the FBM KLCI over the crucial 1,600 level but selling of...
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Equities hit by China rate dampener and Mideast tensions; FX index turns negative
BEIJING, Sept 17 — Emerging market shares slumped today, led by losses in China after the central bank resisted temptation to lower its one-year lending rate and as investors were deterred by geopol...
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Why big investors are avoiding Chinese EV makers
Big investing firms are driving right by new energy vehicle makers in China, saying they have a lot of proving to do before their shares become attractive.
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PBOC drains US$20.5bil in bank liquidity, keeps rates on hold
BEIJING: The People’s Bank of China drained liquidity from the financial system, signaling that officials remain cautious about drastically stepping up the scope of...
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Trade talks seen as unlikely to mend US-China divide
BEIJING, Sept 17 — US and Chinese officials will restart trade talks at the end of this week, but any agreement the world's largest economies carve out is expected to be a superficial fix.
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Xiaomi to unveil two new flagship 5G smartphones on 24th September
Xiaomi is having a product launch event next week which will unveil two new flagship smartphones.
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China will need 8,090 new airplanes over next 20 years
BEIJING: Chinese airlines will need 8,090 new airplanes worth nearly $1.3 trillion over the next 20 years, Boeing Co said on Tuesday.
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Public dialogue aimed at easing HK tensions to begin next week
Hong Kong's leader said today that she would engage directly with her governing team in a dialogue with the community next week while reiterating calls for an end to the violence that has roiled the c...
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Stand up to Beijing, HK singer tells US lawmakers,companies
Hong Kong singer and activist Denise Ho wants US lawmakers and companies to criticise Beijing’s actions in Hong Kong, to help change the Chinese Communist Party’s behaviour.
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China rebuff leaves HKEX isolated in bid for LSE
LONDON: The Hong Kong bourse’s unsolicited takeover bid for the London Stock Exchange Group Plc (LSE) suffered a further setback after China praised the British...
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Chinese dairy giant Mengniu eyes takeover of Australia’s Bellamy’s
BEIJING, Sept 16 — Chinese dairy company Mengniu announced today it had made a takeover offer for Australian infant formula producer Bellamy’s in a deal valued at around US$1 billion (RM4.1 billio...
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Saudi attack dents currencies of crude importers, stocks dip
BEIJING, Sept 16 — Emerging market currencies took a backseat today with those of major crude importers sliding as oil prices surged after an attack on Saudi Arabian facilities cut more than 5 per c...
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AI is watching China’s students, but how well can it really see?
Almost every second of Betty Li’s school life is monitored.
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US needs a trade war deal more than China does, says economist
US president Donald Trump faces growing pressure of a possible economic slowdown while seeking re-election.
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No more for me: S. Korean beer imports from Japan plunge 97pc
SEOUL, Sept 16 — South Korean imports of Japanese beer slumped almost to zero last month in the face of a consumer boycott sparked by a bitter trade and historical dispute between Seoul and Tokyo, d...
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China stocks end lower; bleak data raises stimulus hopes
SHANGHAI: China stocks started the week on a soft note, though losses were limited on easing Sino-U.S. trade frictions, while bleak economic data on Monday raised hopes that Beijing will dole out more...
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China's economy slows again, adding pressure for policy response
BEIJING: China’s slowdown is deepening just as risks for the global economy mount, piling pressure on the authorities to do more to support growth.
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China stocks mixed after downbeat economic data; Hong Kong down
SHANGHAI: China stocks started the week on a mixed note after bleak economic data reinforced hopes Beijing will roll out more stimulus to underpin the economy and...
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Yuan edges up on trade tailwind but growth, oil curb gains
HONG KONG: The yuan held a firm tone on Monday after a holiday weekend, with markets cheered by signs of progress in U.S.-China trade negotiations though weak...
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China's economy strains under disappointing data
BEIJING, Sept 16 — China's economy showed more signs of strain today as the country published weak data for industrial output, investment and retail sales, amid a lingering trade war with the United...
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Chope wants to be the ‘Netflix’ of the restaurant industry, and here’s how it plans to do it
It may be a “classic” startup move to experiment on new products and models, not knowing if they will work, as Chope CEO Arrif Ziaudeen puts it.
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China Aug industrial output grows at slowest pace in 17-1/2 years
BEIJING: China's industrial production growth skidded to its weakest pace in 17 years and a half in August, expanding just 4.4% year-on-year, signalling further...
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Why China’s starting to shake up its interest rates
BEIJING: The People’s Bank of China (PBoC) is liberalising its interest rate system in another milestone in the landmark reforms started four decades ago to boost the...
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Australia concludes China was behind hack on Parliament, political parties
Australia’s cyber intelligence agency - the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) - concluded in March that China’s Ministry of State Security was responsible for the attack, the five people with d...
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In a trade war, China is off limits for this startup
THE China-US trade war threatens to upend the supply chains of multinational technology companies. But smaller businesses are also getting caught up in the dispute.
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Haze fails to deter 2,000 at Saberkas Run
Abdul Karim (second right, front) and others at a warm-up session.
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HK cops fire tear gas, water cannon at petrol-bomb throwing protesters
Hong Kong police fired water cannon and volleys of tear gas to break up protesters throwing petrol bombs near the Legislative Council building and inside the Central Government Offices on Sunday, the ...
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LSE's snub of HKEX shows doubts over HK: People's Daily
BEIJING: London Stock Exchange Group Plc’s rejection of a takeover proposal from Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing Ltd. shows that there are doubts around the...
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Hong Kong protesters sing 'God Save the Queen' in plea to Britain
Hundreds of Hong Kong protesters singing “God Save the Queen” and waving Union Jack flags rallied outside the British Consulate on Sunday demanding that the former colonial power ensures China hon...
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Hong Kong falls. Singapore rises
SEPTEMBER 15 — Like so many others in the region and wider world, I looked on with sadness as I saw Hong Kong’s protests escalate from peaceful rallies to daily clashes.
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Hong Kong protesters plan mall sit-ins after hill-top human chains
Hong Kong pro-democracy activists plan sit-ins at shopping malls and student rallies on Saturday after a night in which protesters took to the hills to form lantern-carrying human chains, the latest d...
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Ringgit’s upward momentum to continue next week
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 14 — The improved global sentiment following easing US-China trade tensions is expected to continue driving the ringgit upward next week, moving between 4.15 and 4.1750 against th...
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Investors await rate cuts and trade talks
REVIEW: As the European Central Bank unveiled a fresh volley of stimulus measures on Thursday, among them a further 10 basis-point cut to its negative interest rate...
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THE US dollar depreciated 0.1% to 98.309 following improving trade discussions between China and the United States, encouraging investors to flock to risk assets.
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Masya sets her sights on China
SINGER Siti Nur Masyitah Yusoff, better known as Masya Masyitah(pic), is taking steps to expand her career in China, Harian Metro reported.
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S&P edges lower as Apple weighs, trade tensions ease
NEW YORK, Sept 14 — The S&P 500 ended the day down slightly yesterday but less than 1 per cent below its all-time high as a drop in Apple stock countered cooling US-China trade tensions.
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Pound jumps on Brexit hopes as global stocks firmer
LONDON, Sept 13 — The British pound hit a seven-week high against the dollar today on easing fears of a no-deal Brexit.
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Asian markets rally on growing trade hopes and ECB easing
HONG KONG, Sept 13 — Equities rose in Asian trade today after the European Central Bank unveiled a fresh round of economic stimulus and another interest rate cut while a report said the US was consi...
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Commentary: Stable growth of foreign trade reflects China's strong economic resilience
BEIJING: Continuing the steady growth momentum, China's foreign trade of goods exceeded 20 trillion yuan (about 2.8 trillion U.S. dollars) from January to August, up...
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Trump adviser asked Microsoft why it wouldn’t spy for the US, company president reveals
The inquiry showed that the US continues to have its own issues with surveillance and cybersecurity
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Bytedance: The empire expands
China’s hottest new startup isn’t slowing down.
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China prods state firms to boost investment in crisis-hit Hong Kong, say sources
SINGAPORE, Sept 13 — China has called on its biggest state firms to take a more active role in Hong Kong, including stepping up investment and asserting more control of companies in the financial hu...
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As trade talks loom, Chinese firms look into buying US farm goods
BEIJING: Chinese companies have started to inquire about prices for US agricultural goods purchases, Beijing said, in a further sign of potential de-escalation in the bitter and protracted trade war between the world’s two largest economies.
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As trade war deepens, a state-owned insurer in China helps soften the blow
BEIJING: As the US-China trade war intensifies, an insurance company run by the Chinese government is stepping in to support Chinese exporters, providing low cost coverage and chasing down US importers unwilling or unable to pay mounting tariffs.
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China’s financial markets set for gains for two weeks
SHANGHAI: Investors in China’s financial markets are betting the next two weeks will be a breeze.
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Washington, Beijing lay ground for trade deal talks; China buys US soybeans
BEIJING/WASHINGTON, Sept 13 — The United States yesterday welcomed China’s renewed purchases of US farm goods while maintaining the threat of US tariff hikes as the world’s two largest economies...
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Beijing, KL set up South China Sea dialogue mechanism
BEIJING • China and Malaysia have agreed to set up a joint dialogue mechanism for the disputed South China Sea, the Chinese government's top diplomat said yesterday after meeting Malaysia's Foreign ...
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Malaysia, China to strengthen existing good relationship
BEIJING (Sept 12): Malaysia is looking to further expand its good relationship with China, says Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah.
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China, Malaysia to set up South China Sea dialogue mechanism
BEIJING, Sept 12 (Reuters) - China and Malaysia have agreed to set up a joint dialogue mechanism for the disputed South China Sea, the Chinese government's top diplomat said on Thursday after meeting Malaysia's foreign minister.
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Asian equities mixed after US, China tariff moves
HONG KONG, Sept 12 — Signs of easing tensions between China and the US in their trade row fuelled hopes of a breakthrough in high-level talks next month but Asian markets were mixed as dealers strug...
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China says firms have started inquiring about US agri buys
BEIJING, Sept 12 — China’s Commerce Ministry said today that Chinese companies have started to inquire about prices for US agricultural goods purchases, in a further sign of a thaw emerging in a b...
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At NY Fashion Week, robotic dresses take on a life of their own
Fashion and technology have often gone hand in hand, improving supply chains and bringing the world's runways to the masses, but at this week's shows in New York...
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China’s Internet regulator orders online AI algorithms to promote ‘mainstream values’
Systems should direct users to approved material on subjects like Xi Jinping Thought, or which showcase the country’s economic and social development, Cyberspace...
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South China Sea dialogue mechanism set up with China
BEIJING: China and Malaysia have agreed to set up a joint dialogue mechanism for the disputed South China Sea, the Chinese government’s top diplomat said today after meeting Foreign Minister Saifudd...
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China, Malaysia to set up South China Sea dialogue mechanism
BEIJING (REUTERS) - China and Malaysia have agreed to set up a joint dialogue mechanism for the disputed South China Sea, the Chinese government's top diplomat said on Thursday (Sept 12) after meeting...
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China, Malaysia to set up South China Sea dialogue mechanism
BEIJING, Sept 12 — China and Malaysia have agreed to set up a joint dialogue mechanism for the disputed South China Sea, the Chinese government’s top diplomat said today after meeting Malaysia’s...
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China, Malaysia to set up South China Sea dialogue mechanism
BEIJING (Sept 12): China and Malaysia have agreed to set up a joint dialogue mechanism for the disputed South China Sea, the Chinese government's top diplomat said on Thursday after meeting Malaysia's...
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Think tank predicts budget cuts after warning of economic slowdown
KUALA LUMPUR: A think tank today predicted cuts in the budget for 2020 when it is tabled in Parliament next month, following the forecast by Moody’s Investors Service of a slowdown in economic growt...
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Hong Kong exchange shares fall as political risks of US$38b LSE approach weigh
HONG KONG: Shares in the Hong Kong stock exchange fell more than 3% on Thursday as investors cast doubt on the merits of its $39 billion takeover approach to London...
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