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Hong Kong: South-East Asian countries are moving against their lucrative online gambling industries amid pressure from China to clamp down on a practice that’s ballooned due to demand from its own citizens.
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Chinese Internet giant Tencent has been forced to apologise after its video team reported that a typhoon had wiped out the entire population of a province in east China that is home to nearly 100 million people.
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State-owned China Minmetals has failed to rectify a series of pollution offences at its rare earth production unit despite being ordered to do so, the Xinhua news agency reported on Thursday, citing t...
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THE sound of reading in English filled the air of Buchencun, a small rural village at Wujiang Town in East China’s Anhui province with slightly over 1, 000 families.
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The death toll from a major typhoon in eastern China rose to 28 on Sunday, with 20 people missing, state media reported, after torrential rains triggered a landslide that forced more than one million ...
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BEIJING (Aug 10): More than one million people had been relocated before Typhoon Lekima made landfall at about 1:45 a.m.
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Hundreds of flights were cancelled and a million people were evacuated from their homes as the third-largest typhoon on record in China hit the east of the country, state-run China Central Television ...
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PETALING JAYA: Very warm or wet weather leads to a spike in the number of mosquitoes, including Aedes which causes dengue fever.Universiti Malaya climate expert Prof Datuk Azizan Abu Samah said a surge in dengue cases can be triggered by these two weather conditions.
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Hong Kong was bracing for major disruptions to business on Monday as a general strike threatens to paralyse parts of the Asian financial centre, with more than 100 flights already cancelled, amid a br...
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NEW YORK, July 31 — Wall Street stocks edged higher early today, buoyed by strong Apple earnings and expectations that the Federal Reserve will cut interest rates later in the session.
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BEIJING, July 30 — China will step up efforts to boost demand and support the economy, but will not use the property market as a form of short-term stimulus, a top decision-making body of the ruling...
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SHANGHAI, July 30 — US negotiators arrived in Shanghai today to resurrect trade talks with Chinese officials, with both sides downplaying expectations of an imminent deal between the world’s two b...
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Before hogging headlines for missing a US$4.6 million lunch with Warren Buffett, cryptocurrency entrepreneur Justin Sun Yuchen was known for creating voice live-streaming app Peiwo, which has pushed t...
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BEIJING, July 29 — A US threat to pull recognition of China’s “developing nation” status at the World Trade Organisation is a pressure tactic ahead of this week’s trade talks and is bound to...
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MANILA, (July 27): Five people were killed and 12 injured in two earthquakes that struck the archipelago of Batanes north of Philippines' main Luzon island on Saturday, Xinhua news agency reported.
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Huawei Technologies on July 26 released its first 5G phone in China and said it would soon launch smart TVs equipped with its own Hongmeng operating system.
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SHANGHAI, July 26 ― Chinese authorities investigating FedEx Corp suspect the US delivery company illegally withheld more than 100 packages of Huawei Technologies and that it also violated other laws...
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Roughly 30,000 native Australian animals have been successfully relocated to make way for a massive new gas facility constructed by energy company Chevron Corporation in the remote north of Western Au...
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BEIJING, July 21 — Some Chinese companies are seeking new purchases of US agricultural products, China’s official Xinhua news agency said today, citing authorities, as Beijing and Washington look ...
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OSLO (July 20):  Recent research in Norway showed that reading from mobile and computer screens has a negative impact on one's concentration and patience, Xinhua news agency reported quoted public br...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Xinhua) - Malaysia's population this year is estimated to rise 0.6 percent year-on-year to 32.6 million, slower than its annual growth rate of 1.1 per cent last year, a government agency...
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MEXICO CITY (July 12): A family of seven, including four minors, died when a landslide buried their home in Central Mexico, Xinhua news agency reported, quoting  local officials on Thursday.
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Bugs in the bed might be the last thing guests want from a hotel stay, but a new microchipping service in China that tracks every sheet and towel has proved popular online.
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China on Tuesday condemned violent protests in Hong Kong as an “undisguised challenge” to the formula under which the city is ruled, hours after police fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of prote...
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The World Bank has downgraded Malaysia's economic growth this year to 4.6 percent from 4.7 percent due to weaker than expected investment and export activity, according to its economic report today.
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OSAKA, June 29 ― Group of 20 leaders have clearly confirmed the need for a free, fair and non-discriminatory trade policy, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said today, suggesting that members have...
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The United States and China have agreed to restart trade talks and Washington will not level new tariffs on Chinese exports, Beijing's official Xinhua news agency said on Saturday, as US President Don...
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The head of the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) on Friday warned against misinformation on vaccines and vaccination programmes, calling on the international community to work together to comba...
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OTTAWA, June 26 — China has asked Canada to suspend all meat exports after discovering bogus veterinary health certificates attached to a batch of pork, its embassy said yesterday, as Canadian polic...
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A train derailment in northeastern Bangladesh has killed at least four people and injured about 100 people, an official said on Monday.
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The death toll in the collapse of a seven-story under-construction building in southwestern Cambodia's Preah Sihanouk Province early Saturday has risen to 24, according to the latest report released b...
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CHENGDU • At least 19 people were confirmed injured after a 5.4-magnitude earthquake jolted Gongxian county in south-west China's Sichuan province last Saturday, local authorities said yesterday.
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NEW YORK, June 23 — FedEx Corp said today an operational error prevented a Huawei Technologies package from being delivered to the United States, just weeks after the US delivery company said an err...
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed that amid “serious and complicated” international affairs strengthening bilateral ties was good for both countries and regio...
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MANILA: Philippine security forces are closely monitoring Tawi-Tawi and Sulu provinces after 10 Malaysian fishermen were kidnapped last Tuesday by suspected Abu Sayyaf gunmen off Sabah’s waters as they were believed to be taken to the bandits’ jungle lair in southern Philippines, Xinhua news agency reported.
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The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Western Mindanao Command has said troops have been on “extensive monitoring” since the kidnapping.
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MANILA, June 20 — Philippine security forces are closely monitoring its remote southernmost provinces of Tawi-Tawi and Sulu after reports that the 10 Malaysian fishermen kidnapped last Tuesday by su...
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JAKARTA (June 19): The construction of Indonesia's new capital city was scheduled for 2021 and allocation to finance related projects will be set in the 2020 state budget, Xinhua news agency reported...
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BEIJING, June 19 — China will suspend pork imports from Canada’s Frigo Royal after traces of a banned feed additive were found in its shipments, state media said yesterday, amid a diplomatic row b...
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A New Zealand man who admitted redistributing the livestream video of the Christchurch terror attack has been sentenced to 21 months in prison on Tuesday, Xinhua news agency reported.
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SHANGHAI, June 16 — China’s investigation into FedEx Corp over misdirected mail should not be regarded as retaliation against the US company, state news agency Xinhua said today, amid worsening re...
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KUALA LUMPUR (XINHUA) - China and Malaysia agreed on Friday (June 14) to step up cooperation in developing the flagship twin industrial parks .
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China launched a new campaign to clean up its Internet, state media said, amid a fresh wave of apparent censorship by Beijing blocking more foreign media websites and shutting down domestic accounts on social media.
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Sandstorms are a reminder of the power of nature for the residents of Dunhuang, the Chinese oasis town at the edge of the Taklamakan and Gobi deserts, as they have been for the town’s forebears for ...
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China began its anti-desertification efforts in 1978. Since its launch in 2016, Ant Forest has attracted 500 million users who have helped plant 100 million trees.
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BEIJING, June 10 — China plans to establish a system to ensure “national security” in technology, state media reported Saturday amid an expanding trade war with the United States which has snare...
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BEIJING, June 8 — China plans to establish a system to ensure “national security” in technology, state media reported today amid an expanding trade war with the United States which has snared Ch...
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SHANGHAI, June 8 — China is preparing to curb some technology exports to the United States, the chief editor of China’s Global Times newspaper said today.
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TOKYO, June 5 — Asian shares tracked the Wall Street rally today after US central bank comments pointed to the increasing prospects of an interest rate cut, boosting investor sentiment and pushing t...
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China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) will roll out commercial 5G licenses "in the near future", Xinhua said.
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White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney on Sunday defended US President Donald Trump's plan to impose tariffs on all goods from Mexico over concerns of illegal immigration, despite wide-rangin...
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TOKYO, June 3 — US stock futures, Asian share markets and oil prices slipped to multi-month lows today on mounting worries growing Sino-US tensions and Washington’s new tariff threats against Mexi...
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China will investigate whether FedEx Corp damaged the legal rights and interests of its clients, the official Xinhua news agency said, after Chinese telecoms giant Huawei said parcels intended for it were diverted.
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A kangaroo leaping through the air as it moves along a roadside near Sydney in this file pic.
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BEIJING, May 29 ― Chinese state media today dangled the threat of cutting exports of rare earths to the United States as a counter-strike in the trade war, potentially depriving Washington of a key ...
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BEIJING, May 28 ― China is digging in for a tough period of deteriorating ties with the United States, fanning the flames of patriotism with Korean War films, a viral song on the trade war, and edit...
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 27 — Malaysia regards the 45 years of diplomatic ties it established with China as not merely anchored on diplomacy and trade but also as a relationship that has reached the level ...
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HONG KONG/BEIJING (May 26):Countries should cooperate in developing the Internet, big data and artificial intelligence, China President Xi Jinping said in a letter to the China International Big Data ...
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BEIJING, May 26 — China is digging in for a tough period of deteriorating ties with the United States, fanning the flames of patriotism with Korean War films, a viral song on the trade war, and edit...
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China has made “solemn representations” to Germany after it granted refugee status to two Hong Kong activists facing rioting charges in the Chinese-ruled city, demanding it correct its “mistakes...
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Sri Lanka's speaker of Parliament Karu Jayasuriya has appointed a special parliamentary committee to probe the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks which killed over 250 people and injured over 500, Xinhua...
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SHANGHAI, May 22 — China’s three biggest airlines have filed claims seeking compensation from Boeing over the grounding and delayed delivery of 737 MAX 8 aircraft following two deadly crashes, Chi...
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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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SHANGHAI, May 22 — China Eastern Airlines has filed a claim seeking compensation from Boeing over the grounding and delayed delivery of 737 MAX aircraft following two deadly crashes, an airline spok...
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China has developed an app that allows conservationists to identify individual pandas using facial recognition technology.
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BEIJING, May 18 ― China has developed an app that allows conservationists to identify individual pandas using facial recognition technology, state-run Xinhua news agency reported yesterday.
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BEIJING, May 13 — Chinese airlines conducted test flights today at a new mega-airport in Beijing that is set to become one of the world’s busiest after it opens later this year.
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BEIJING, May 11 ― Three main differences remain in the China-US trade talks, including the removal of all the additional tariffs, Chinese state media said today, following the end of the latest roun...
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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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The European Union (EU) and the United Nations (UN) launched a joint project today to prevent acts of nuclear terrorism.
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PUTRAJAYA (April 22): The Foreign Ministry (Wisma Putra) has confirmed that as at 1.30 pm (Malaysia time) yesterday, no Malaysians were reported to be among the fatalities following the explosions in ...
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Sri Lankan Police said on Sunday that 13 people had been arrested over a series of blasts which killed 228 people across the island nation, reported Xinhua, quoting local media.
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HONG KONG: A Mercedes-Benz customer in China who turned her complaint about a dealer’s handling of an oil leak in her new CLS 300 into a viral social media video has reached an agreement with the sh...
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The Walt Disney Company announced Wednesday that it will donate US$5 million (RM20.6 million) to help rebuild the fire-ravaged Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, reported Xinhua today.
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The head of the United Nations-African Union peacekeeping mission in Sudan's Darfur told the UN Security Council yesterday that violence is on the rise in the region after the Sudanese army ousted Pre...
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BRUSSELS (April 18): Internet companies should remove terrorist content within one hour after receiving an order from the authorities, to combat radicalisation and contribute to public security, Xinhu...
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Pete Buttigieg, the 37-year-old openly gay mayor of South Bend, US state of Indiana, officially announced his presidential bid on Sunday, reported the Xinhua news agency.
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BEIJING, April 8 — China today announced it will lower tariffs on some consumer goods ranging from computers to furniture and bicycles as Beijing faces worldwide scrutiny over its trade practices.
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(April 8): Asian stocks looked set to kick off the week on a positive note after U.S. equities neared all-time highs Friday on signs the American economy is continuing to add jobs with few signs of in...
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NEW YORK, April 5 — Hopes for progress in US-Sino trade talks helped emerging-market stocks edge higher for a seventh straight session, its longest winning streak since January last year.
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BEIJING, April 5 — Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for the “early conclusion of negotiations” on the text of a trade deal with the United States, state media reported today.
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BEIJING, April 4 — China has unveiled tens of billions of dollars worth of tax and fee cuts as part of a drive to kickstart the stuttering economy, extending pledges worth US$300 billion (RM1.225 tr...
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The New Zealand Police are investigating death threats sent to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on social media, Xinhua news agency reported, quoting local media on Friday.
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SYDNEY (March 18): Australian counter-terrorism police raided two homes with links to the perpetrator of the Christchurch shooting in the State of New South Wales (NSW) on Monday, Xinhua news agency r...
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 18): The ringgit opened slightly higher today against the US dollar in line with its regional peers as it waits for the development on the US-China trade deal.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 18 — The ringgit opened slightly higher today against the US dollar in line with its regional peers as it waits for the development on the US-China trade deal.
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Australian counterterrorism police raided two homes with links to the perpetrator of the Christchurch shooting in the state of New South Wales (NSW) on Monday, Xinhua news agency reported, quoting a p...
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NEW YORK, March 15 — Wall Street edged slightly higher at the open today, with US stocks poised to post gains for the week as investors were comforted by continued US-China trade negotiations.
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HANOI (March 13): Vietnamese Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh has had a telephone conversation with his Malaysian counterpart regarding the trial of Vietnamese woman, Doan Thi Huong, involved in the m...
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BEIJING, March 12 — Top US and Chinese officials held phone talks today to discuss the next steps in trade negotiations, Chinese state media said, as the White House said no date has been set for a ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (XINHUA) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in is set to make a three-day state visit to Malaysia to boost bilateral ties, the Malaysian Foreign Ministry said on Monday (March 11).
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The world is waiting for confirmation of a new Trump-Xi date, one that is hoped to result in a deal to end the year-long US-China trade war.
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BEIJING: China's "zombie" enterprises are impeding the country's economic transformation, said the country's biggest state aluminium producer, even though thousands of such unprofitable and indebted state-owned firms have been eliminated.
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China plans to “optimise” the spread of its controversial Confucius Institutes, the government said, institutions to promote Chinese language and culture that have been criticised by some for spre...
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BEIJING, Feb 23 ― China should seek stable development of its economy while not forgetting to fend off risks to its financial system, Chinese President Xi Jinping said, state news agency Xinhua repo...
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BEIJING, Feb 19 — China will deepen reforms of its agriculture sector to promote its rural economy, the government said in its first policy statement of 2019, as it seeks to bolster growth and offse...
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NEW YORK, Feb 15 — Progress in the US-China trade talks helped send world stock markets broadly higher today and pulled investors out of the safety of government bonds.
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Alibaba has bought an 8% stake in Chinese online video sharing and entertainment service Bilibili for an undisclosed amount, state news agency Xinhua reported.