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China set to limit oil supply to North Korea, ban textile imports

BEIJING (Web Desk) China says it will limit oil supplies to North Korea under the tough sanctions adopted by the United Nations to step up pressure against Pyongyang over its nuclear and ballistic missile programs.The Chinese Ministry of Commerce made the announcement in a statement on its website on Saturday, …

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China signs deal to provide Iran with $10bn in loans

BEIJING (Web Desk) China has signed an agreement with Iran to provide a credit line of $10 billion for its infrastructure projects what is seen as the biggest economic deal between the two countries after the removal of sanctions against the Islamic Republic in 2016.The agreement was signed between China’s …

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Taiwan activist confesses to subversion in China court

BEIJING (Web Desk) A pro-independence Taiwanese activist on trial in mainland China has confessed to making attempts to subvert the government in Beijing.Lee Ming-cheh, 42, made the confession, alongside a Chinese accomplice named Peng Yuhua, at the Yueyang intermediate court in central Hunan Province, according to video footage posted on …

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China tightens restrictions on religious freedom

BEIJING (Web Desk) China has tightened regulations on religious freedom, intensifying punishments for unsanctioned activities and increasing its supervision of certain groups in a bid to “block extremism” and tackle what it sees as internal threats.The updated rules,released by China’s cabinet the State Council on Thursday,come as the country ratchets …

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Chinese troops to patrol border area after India standoff

BEIJING (Web Desk) China said on Tuesday that its troops would continue to patrol a disputed Himalayan border area after resolving a months-long military stand-off there with India.Foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying refused to disclose future plans for the road project that had triggered the confrontation on the remote Doklam …

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China to use all necessary means to defend interests against US trade probe

BEIJING (Web Desk) China has warned that it will fully defend its interests and companies against a US trade investigation into Beijing’s alleged theft of American intellectual property.“We are strongly dissatisfied with this unilateral and protectionist practice and will take all necessary measures to resolutely defend the legitimate rights and …

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Peace with North Korea a ‘possibility’: top US general

BEIJING (Web Desk) Peace with North Korea is a “possibility”, America’s most senior uniformed officer said on Thursday, but warned the US has “credible, viable military options” for dealing with the errant regime.General Joe Dunford, the chairman of the US joint chiefs of staff, also told reporters during his visit …

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China bans North Korean iron, seafood imports

BEIJING: (Web Desk) China will halt iron, iron ore and seafood imports from North Korea starting Tuesday, following through on new UN sanctions after US pressure for Beijing to strongarm Pyongyang over its ally’s nuclear programme. The decision was announced on Monday after days of increasingly bellicose rhetoric between US …

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