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IN JUNE 2016, presidential candidate Donald Trump stood between bales of crushed aluminum and a crowd of supporters in a factory outside of Pittsburgh and made a promise on trade that wasn’t hard to keep.
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President Donald Trump has long said the goal of his trade policy is simply to get better deals for Americans. But as the trade war intensifies, it seems increasingly likely that his policies will lead to something more: a lasting break with China and a new alignment of global power.
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NEW YORK, May 24 — US stocks posted broad-based gains today, ahead of a long weekend, as sentiment was buoyed by optimistic comments by President Donald Trump that the protracted trade war with Chin...
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BEIJING, May 24 — China and Brazil should see each other as an opportunity for development and as partners, Chinese President Xi Jinping told visiting Brazilian Vice President Hamilton Mourao today.
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U.S. US$16 bil farm aid program to help expand markets — USDA's Perdue Source: Reuters WASHINGTON (May 23): U.S. President Donald Trump's US$16 billion aid program will help American farmers hurt by...
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WASHINGTON, May 23 ― The United States is at least a month from enacting its proposed tariffs on US$300 billion (RM1.25 trillion) in Chinese imports as it studies the impact on American consumers, U...
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PETALING JAYA: The cooperation between China and Asean has become more important than ever in view of the country’s escalating trade war with the United States, said Malaysia’s special envoy to China, Tan Kok Wai.
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BEIJING, May 22 — The US has hit China where it hurts by going after its telecom champion Huawei, but Beijing’s control of the global supply of rare earths used in smartphones and electric cars gi...
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China must prepare for difficult times as the international situation is increasingly complex, President Xi Jinping said in comments carried by state media on Wednesday, as the country faces increased...
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China’s peer-to-peer (P2P) lending industry, which has shrunk dramatically under a government crackdown, should get a welcome boost from the development of the Greater Bay Area, according to DBS Ban...
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HONG KONG: Escalating tensions between Washington and Beijing are wiping billions from the net worth of China’s richest surveillance tycoons.
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SHANGHAI: Shares in rare earth-related companies soared on Tuesday, led by jumps in Chinese producers a day after Chinese President Xi Jinping visited a rare earth firm in southern China, sparking speculation the sector could be the next front in the Sino-U.S. trade war.
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HONG KONG, May 21 — Asian markets mostly rose today but concerns about the Huawei row and broader China-US trade war kept investors on edge, with analysts warning the crisis could rumble on for some...
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PETALING JAYA: The local market saw a huge exodus of foreign funds last week with RM1.18 billion worth of equities sold, the most since October last year.
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KUALA LUMPUR: An exodus of foreign funds from Bursa was observed last week, extending the foreign net selling streak to the eighth week, according to MIDF Research.
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WASHINGTON, May 20 — US President Donald Trump said his tariffs on Chinese goods are causing companies to move production out of China to Vietnam and other countries in Asia, and added that any agre...
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WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump said his tariffs on Chinese goods are causing companies to move production out of China to Vietnam and other countries in Asia, and added that any agreement with China cannot be a "50-50" deal.
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REVIEW: As a fresh chapter in the US-China trade war saga unfolded, global markets swung along on high speculative interest.
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BEIJNG: China’s government promised to respond to a U.S. proposal to tariff the rest of the goods it buys from China, raising the stakes for the dispute between the world’s two largest economies.
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BEIJING, May 16 — A lack of innovation is China's “Achilles heel,” President Xi Jinping warned in an article given high prominence by state media today, where he also bemoaned the economy for be...
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WASHINGTON, May 16 — The Trump administration hit Chinese telecoms giant Huawei with severe sanctions yesterday, adding a new incendiary element to the US-China trade dispute just as Treasury Secret...
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WASHINGTON, May 15 — US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said today he will likely travel to Beijing soon to continue negotiations with Chinese counterparts as the world’s two biggest economies t...
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China will only be more open to the world, President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday, as he denounced as "stupid" those who believe in cultural superiority, in his first public address since trade tensio...
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 15): The FBM KLCI rebounded after a straight week of losses, following US President Donald Trump's positive comments on the US-Sino trade war, which buoyed investor sentiments global...
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NEW YORK: Equity markets will need to drop at least 10% for President Trump to talk up the prospects of a G-20-timed deal with China, according to a Raymond James policy analyst.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 15 — Bursa Malaysia stages further recovery in early trade today on value buying, in line with a global rebound after assurance from the US President Donald Trump of successful tra...
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WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday called the trade war with China "a little squabble" and insisted talks between the world's two largest economies had not collapsed, as investors remained on guard for a further escalation of tit-for-tat tariffs
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WASHINGTON, May 15 — US President Donald Trump yesterday called the trade war with China “a little squabble” and insisted talks between the world's two largest economies had not collapsed, as in...
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WASHINGTON, May 15 — US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will plan for another trade meeting in China at some point soon, a Treasury spokesman said yesterday, adding to President Donald Trump's ear...
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NEW YORK, May 14 — Wall Street stocks rose early today, winning back a fraction of the losses suffered in a broad sell-off in the prior session caused by fears over the escalating US-China trade war...
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 14 — The FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) rebounded from earlier losses to finish the day just a whisker below the 1,600 psychological level, on fresh hopes over the US-China tr...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Local fund fund buying helped the battered FBM KLCI to close off its early lows but it was not enough to lift the index above the key 1,600 level on Tuesday due to the escalating US-China trade conflict.
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WASHINGTON: The US prepared to hit China with new tariffs even as President Donald Trump said he’ll meet his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, at next month’s G-20 summit, an encounter that could prove pivotal in a deepening clash over trade.
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HONG KONG/SHANGHAI: Chinese stocks fell on Tuesday as the tariff war between Washington and Beijing escalated though losses were contained after conciliatory comments from U.S. President Donald Trump and amid suspected state-backed buying of equities.
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TOKYO, May 14 — China’s offshore yuan and the Australian dollar found their footing again today as broader sentiment stabilised after US President Donald Trump said he expected Sino-US trade negot...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The FBM KLCI fell below the psychologically important 1,600 level after losing as much as 29 points in early morning trade.
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The high-profile Second Belt and Road Forum was successfully held in Beijing on April 26, well attended by 37 heads of government and 5,000 delegates from more than 150 countries.
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TOKYO: China's offshore yuan hit a fresh 2019 low early in Asia on Tuesday and the safe-haven yen remained supported as a fresh escalation in Sino-U.S. trade tensions hit sentiment, with each country raising tariffs on the other's goods.
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SHANGHAI: Shares in Asia extended losses on Tuesday following sharp falls on Wall Street overnight, the yen strengthened and U.S. Treasury yields ticked lower as the trade war between China and the United States escalated
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WASHINGTON, May 14 — The US-China trade war escalated yesterday as Beijing announced it would raise painful tariffs on US$60 billion (RM249.8 billion) in US exports by next month, responding in kind...
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WASHINGTON/BEIJING: U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he would meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping next month, as the trade war between the world's two largest economies intensified, sending shivers through global markets.
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NEW YORK: Global stock markets tumbled on Monday and the Chinese yuan weakened to its lowest level since December as the trade war between the United States and China escalated..
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(May 14): The sell-off that sank U.S. stocks and global commodities is set to spill into Asia after China retaliated with higher tariffs on a range of American goods.
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WASHINGTON, May 13 — President Donald Trump today warned China not to retaliate after Washington raised punitive duties on US$200 billion worth of Chinese imports to 25 per cent from 10 per cent.
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SHORTLY after Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad returned from his official visit to Beijing in August last year, he told Malaysiakini in an interview that he wanted to tear down the wall that sur...
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HONG KONG, May 13 — Markets in Asia were largely down in morning trade on Monday as the lack of a US-China trade deal cast a cloud over the market.
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THE Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), previously known as the One Belt One Road Initiative, consists primarily of the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st-century Maritime Silk Road.
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TOKYO: The safe-haven yen edged higher and the Chinese yuan and Australian dollar dipped early on Monday after the latest escalation in the trade war between the United States and China.
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WASHINGTON, May 13 — When he ran for president in 2016, Donald Trump delighted crowds with his harsh rhetoric on China.
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WASHINGTON, May 12 — US President Donald Trump and China’s Xi Jinping could meet next month on the sidelines of the G20 summit to hash out their differences on trade, but no new talks are schedule...
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BEIJING, May 12 — China’s top trade negotiator said more talks will be held with the United States as he revealed what Beijing considers the three main differences keeping the two sides from reach...
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BEIJING, May 10 — China’s top trade negotiator and Vice Premier Liu He, a Harvard-educated economist, is putting his reformer credentials to the test in months of fraught negotiations with America...
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HONG KONG, May 10 — Shanghai led gains across most Asian and European markets today at the end of a torrid week for equities, with investors keeping a nervous eye on China-US trade talks after Washi...
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HONG KONG/SHANGHAI: China’s stocks rallied as Beijing took steps to stabilise the market after the U.S. imposed additional tariffs on the nation’s goods. The yuan strengthened.
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US PRESIDENT Donald Trump has good reason to be sceptical about China's willingness to live up to its commitments in any trade deal.
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(May 10): US President Donald Trump has good reason to be skeptical about China's willingness to live up to its commitments in any trade deal.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 10): The FBM KLCI reversed its earlier gain and dipped at morning today, as sentiment remained wary just hours before tariffs by the US on China imports were to take effect.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 10): The FBM KLCI ticked up in early trade Friday, taking cue from regional markets, lifted by select blue chips.
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SYDNEY: U.S. oil prices rose on Friday on renewed optimism that a trade deal between Washington and Beijing could be struck, as investors have been fearing that a protracted tariff war would harm global economic growth.
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TOKYO: Asian shares inched up from two-month lows on Friday just hours ahead of the Trump administration's plan to raise tariffs on Chinese imports as investors looked to whether negotiators from the two countries can clinch a deal to avert the hike.
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(May 10): Asian equities are set for a mixed start to trading Friday, still on track for their worst week since October, as the U.S. and China began a pivotal round of trade negotiations.
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WASHINGTON, May 10 — US and Chinese officials returned to the bargaining table late yesterday amid a sudden flare-up in hostilities, while President Donald Trump held out hopes of salvaging a trade ...
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NEW YORK, May 10 — Wall Street's main indexes fell yesterday ahead of critical trade negotiations between the United States and China, though they pared losses significantly after US President Donal...
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NEW YORK: Wall Street's main indexes fell on Thursday ahead of critical trade negotiations between the United States and China, though they pared losses significantly after U.S. President Donald Trump said reaching a deal this week was possible.
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BEIJING, May 9 — China is “fed up” with hearing complaints from the United States about its Belt and Road programme to re-create the old Silk Road, the government said today, following stinging ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: US President Donald Trump's threat to impose 25% tariffs on the remaining US$325bil of Chinese goods imported into the US will weaken the global economy, Moody’s Analytics says.
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Nobody likes tariffs. Unless perhaps you’re an executive looking for an excuse to do exactly what you’ve been wanting to do for years.
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SHANGHAI, May 7 — What happens when the planet’s two biggest economies play a high-stakes game of chicken?
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HONG KONG, May 7 — Asian markets mostly rose today, paring some of the previous day’s painful losses as investors welcomed news China’s top trade negotiator will lead a delegation to Washington ...
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BEIJING, May 7 — China said today its top trade negotiator will visit the United States for talks with American counterparts this week even as Washington stepped up pressure with plans to hike tarif...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The US-China trade deal talks are still in sight despite the latest threat by US President Donald Trump to raise tariffs on US$200bil worth of Chinese goods to 25% from 10%.
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PETALING JAYA: European and Asian equity markets around the world were routed after US President Donald Trump issued fresh tariff threats against China.
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NEW YORK, May 6 — Warren Buffett said today that a trade war between the United States and China would be “bad for the whole world.” Buffett spoke after US President Donald Trump tweeted yesterd...
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AUCKLAND, May 6 — New Zealand is willing to work with China on its Belt and Road initiative and can offer its expertise in areas such as regulation and the environment, officials from the Pacific na...
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 6 — US President Donald Trump’s vow to hike tariffs on US$200 billion of Chinese goods last week to speed up the trade talks dragged down Asian equities, including Bursa Malaysia...
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KUALA LUMPUR: US President Donald Trump’s threat to hike US tariffs on US$200bil worth of Chinese goods this week and target hundreds of billions more soon is “political posturing”, says SPI Asset Management managing partner Stephen Innes.
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WASHINGTON, May 6 — President Donald Trump yesterday dramatically increased pressure on China to reach a trade deal by announcing he will hike US tariffs on US$200 billion (RM827.2 billion) worth of...
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We can expect a fresh stream of investments from China following the revival of ECRL and Bandar Malaysia, as well as Dr Mahathir’s recent productive trip to Beijing.
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The Belt Road Initiative (BRI), also known as the One Belt One Road (Obor) project, could well emerge as the “obor” (flame in Malay or Indonesian) that will blaze the trail in the evolution of a n...
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SYDNEY (AFP): Australia will see a "step change" in engagement with Asia and a more "considered" policy toward China if Labor wins the next election, the party's would-be foreign minister vowed Wednesday (May 1).
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Beijing: Top American negotiators arrived in Beijing hoping for progress in a new round of talks with Chinese counterparts as they home in on a deal to end a months-long trade war.
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BEIJING, May 1 — Top US and Chinese trade negotiators resumed talks today as they an eye an endgame to a months-long dispute that has hit businesses with bruising tariffs.
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BEIJING, April 30 — Top American negotiators arrived in Beijing today hoping for progress in a new round of talks with Chinese counterparts as they home in on a deal to end a months-long trade war.
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TUN Dr Mahathir Mohamad had a productive outing here, especially in restoring the confidence of Chinese investors who were unsure of the direction of bilateral ties after the change of government following the 14th General Election.
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PHNOM PENH, April 29 — China will help Cambodia if the European Union (EU) withdraws special market access over its rights record, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said today as he announced a 600 m...
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BEIJING (April 29): When the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) was first proposed by Chinese President Xi Jinping, sceptics viewed it as yet another geopolitical ploy by Beijing to project its growing mi...
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BEIJING (April 29): Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad had to wrap himself up in a long coat with a scarf pulled tight around his neck to keep warm when he arrived last Wednesday night to a rainy and chilly Beij...
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BEIJING (April 29): When the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) was first proposed by Chinese President Xi Jinping, sceptics viewed it as yet another geopolitical ploy by Beijing to project its growing ...
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BEIJING (April 29): Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad says he did not ask the Chinese government to search for fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho, better known as Jho Low (pictured), during his of...
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BEIJING (April 29): While mega infrastructure projects like the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) and Bandar Malaysia have been reinstated, there are no clear signs yet that the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High ...
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(April 29): China likes to tout the virtues of its private sector, whose firms are the source of most new jobs and most economic growth in the country.
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BEIJING: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad had to wrap himself up in a long coat with a scarf pulled tight around his neck to keep warm when he arrived last Wednesday night to a rainy and chilly Beijing — wit...
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The US military said it sent two Navy warships through the Taiwan Strait on Sunday as the Pentagon increases the frequency of movement through the strategic waterway despite opposition from China.
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TUN Dr Mahathir Mohamad says there is “equality” among all countries participating in the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) despite their varied sizes and wealth.
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BEIJING (April 28): While mega infrastructure projects like the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) and Bandar Malaysia have been reinstated, there are no clear signs yet that the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High ...
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BEIJING (April 28): Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad says he did not ask the Chinese government to search for fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho, better known as Jho Low, during his official meet...
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BEIJING: No one should impose one single value system to the world but should strive to understand the different cultures and values, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad here today.
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China sought to put a gentler face on its massive plan to recreate the old Silk Road at a summit that ended on Saturday, saying it must do more to explain the programme and boost sustainability even a...
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BEIJING, April 27 — No one should impose one single value system to the world but should strive to understand the different cultures and values, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad here toda...
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BEIJING (April 27): The 2nd Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation (BRF) enters its third and final day today with leaders attending a roundtable summit held at the scenic Yangi Lake in nor...