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China’s slowdown and what it means for the UK

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Exporters and investors will be looking at China's GDP figures closely Monday sees the release of China's GDP figures, and they'll be even more closely watched than usual. Apple's CEO, Tim Cook, blamed cautious Chinese consumers in part for his company's failure to sell as many iPhones as he hoped, sending share prices down around the globe. Car sales in the country, meanwhile,
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North Korea’s Kim Jong-un visits China’s Xi Jinping

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Kim is visiting China with his wife Ri Sol-ju, state media report North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has arrived in Beijing for an unannounced visit, at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping.Mr Kim will be in China until 10 January with his wife Ri Sol-ju, according to state media reports.The visit comes amid reports that negotiations are under way for a second
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US issues fresh travel warning after China detentions

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Canadians Michael Spavor (L) and Michael Kovrig are being detained in China The US state department has urged Americans to "exercise increased caution" when travelling to China after a spate of high-profile detentions.Its updated advice warns that US citizens have been arbitrarily prevented from leaving the country.The warning comes as two Canadian citizens remain in detention in China.Former diplomat Michael Kovrig and businessman Michael
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Chang’e-4: China space mission lands on Moon’s far side

[ad_1] China has successfully landed robotic spacecraft on the Moon's far side, state media say.An unmanned spacecraft, the Chang'e-4, deployed the static lander and rover touching down in the South Pole-Aitken basin, according to Global Times.The vehicles are carrying instruments to characterise the region's geology, as well as a biological experiment.State media called the landing "a major milestone in space exploration".While past missions have been to the earth-facing side, this
Technology

Apple denies iPhone import ban in China

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images US chip-maker Qualcomm claims it has won an injunction against Apple that effectively bans the import of a number of iPhone models, ranging from the iPhone 6S to the iPhone X.The preliminary order, issued by a Chinese court, is the latest in step a continuing feud between the two tech giants over intellectual property.However, Apple says all of its iPhone models remain on sale in
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Chang’e-4: China mission launches to far side of Moon

[ad_1] Image copyright CNSA Image caption Artwork: The Chang'e-4 rover will explore a huge impact basin on the far side China has launched the first mission to land a robotic craft on the far side of the Moon, Chinese media say.The Chang'e-4 mission will see a static lander and rover touch down in Von Kármán crater, located on the side of the Moon which never faces Earth.The payload blasted off
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Trump says China agreed to reduce tariffs on US car imports

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Beijing will "reduce and remove" the 40% tariffs it places on US cars imported into China, US President Donald Trump has said.China has declined to confirm President Trump's announcement, which he made on Twitter without providing details.The move, if confirmed, would be welcomed by a car industry unsettled by the escalating US-China trade war.President Trump and Xi Jinping have now agreed to a temporary truce
Business

Apec summit ends without statement over US-China division

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption US VP Pence (3rd right) and China's Xi did not appear together in Apec leaders pictures An Asian economic summit has ended without a formal leaders' statement for the first time because of US-China divisions over trade.Papua New Guinea's Prime Minister Peter O'Neill said "the two big giants in the room" had been unable to agree.He said a chairman's statement for the Asia-Pacific Economic
Technology

‘Ugly’ mistake sends Google data to China

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Data can easily go astray if hardware uses the wrong address book Google data for search and cloud services went astray for more than an hour on Monday thanks to an "ugly" mistake by an African ISP.The data was sent the wrong way when MainOne Cable, in Nigeria, updated address books for key network hardware.The update saw it claim to be the best way
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China knife attack injures kindergarten children

[ad_1] At least 14 children have been injured in a knife attack at a kindergarten in Chongqing, south-west China.Police say a 39-year-old woman carrying a kitchen knife entered the school in Banan district on Friday morning, as the children were in the playground. The motive for the attack is unclear, though some reports on social media say the woman had a grievance against the government.The woman, whose surname was given