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China asks US to ‘meet halfway’ after Trump threatens to cut ties

China on Friday urged the United States to meet it halfway and strengthen cooperation in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic after President Donald Trump threatened to sever bilateral ties. Relations between the world's two largest economies have deteriorated in recent weeks, with both sides...

US says China trying to steal COVID-19 vaccine as markets slump

by Sarah Titterton with AFP bureaus Chinese hackers are trying to steal COVID-19 vaccine research, US authorities said Wednesday, ratcheting up tensions between the superpowers as markets slumped on warnings from the US Federal Reserve that prolonged shutdowns could cause "lasting damage." Europe, meanwhile, pushed ahead...

Hong Kong protests a rare defeat for Xi, say analysts

by Laurent THOMET China's powerful President Xi Jinping has been dealt a rare setback with the suspension of unpopular legislation in Hong Kong following massive protests, but Beijing could bite back by tightening its grip on the semi-autonomous city, according to analysts. Hundreds of thousands of...