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China foreign investment law: Bill aims to ease global concerns

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images China has passed a new foreign investment law in a move widely seen as an effort to facilitate US trade talks. Delegates voted overwhelmingly in favour of the law on the final day of the National People's Congress (NPC). The measure is seen as a possible olive branch to the US as negotiators from both countries work to resolve their bruising trade dispute.But some argue
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China orders airlines to halt Boeing 737 Max 8 flights

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images China's aviation regulator ordered local airlines to halt Boeing 737 Max 8 flights after a deadly Ethiopian Airlines crash using the same model.Airlines must suspend commercial operations of all Boeing 737 Max 8 planes by 18:00 local time (10:00 GMT). The Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed minutes after takeoff on Sunday, killing all 157 people on board. It was the second crash involving a 737 Max
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Trade war: Trump ‘could extend’ deadline for deal with China

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images US President Donald Trump has said he could extend the 1 March deadline to reach a trade deal with China if they are making good progress.Chinese and US officials will hold high-level talks this week aimed at halting their damaging trade war. US officials previously said 1 March was a hard deadline for achieving a deal to avert further tariffs.Both countries have imposed duties on
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China hails ‘important progress’ in US trade talks

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Image caption Vice Premier Liu He and President Donald Trump talk to the press about trade China's trade delegation says it made "important progress" in the latest round of talks with the US, China's state media reports.At the end of a two-day meeting in Washington, China pledged to purchase an additional five million tonnes of US soy beans. US President Donald Trump touted the promise as
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Haidilao: Robots staff China’s top hotpot chain

[ad_1] China's biggest hotpot restaurant chain by sales, Haidilao, started almost 25 years ago and has already established more than 360 restaurants around the world, including in Japan, the US and Taiwan.The popular chain has opened Beijing's first robot-aided hotpot restaurant to much fanfare and is looking to spread the concept across its other outlets if it proves successful.Reporter: Stephen McDonell; series produced by Pamela Parker. [ad_2] Source link
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US files charges against China’s Huawei and CFO Meng Wanzhou

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption The US has laid 23 charges against Chinese telecoms firm Huawei The US Justice Department has filed a host of criminal charges against Chinese telecoms giant Huawei and its chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou. The charges against the world's second largest smartphone maker include accusations of bank fraud, obstruction of justice and theft of technology. The case could ratchet up tensions between China and
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Wang Quanzhang: China jails leading human rights lawyer

[ad_1] Image copyright Family Image caption Wang Quanzhang went missing in a 2015 crackdown China has sentenced prominent human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang to four and a half years in prison for state subversion.Wang, 42, had defended political campaigners, victims of land seizures, as well as followers of the banned spiritual Falun Gong movement. He was one of several lawyers and activists arrested in 2015 crackdown, and was the last
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Microsoft’s Bing search engine restored in China

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Microsoft has confirmed that access to its Bing search engine in China has been restored after an outage. The firm did not offer any explanation for why the search engine had been inaccessible. The outage caused concern that the service might have been blocked by the Chinese authorities.Authorities in China operate a firewall that blocks many US tech platforms, including Facebook and Twitter."We can confirm
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Yang Hengjun: Australian popular blogger detained in China

[ad_1] Image copyright YANG HENGJUN/TWITTER Image caption Yang Hengjun is a popular blogger and former Chinese diplomat A Chinese-Australian writer who went missing at the weekend has been detained in China, the Australian government says.Yang Hengjun, a former Chinese diplomat, has been held since flying from New York to Guangzhou on Saturday.China informed Australia that the 53-year-old popular blogger was in custody, but it has not clarified why.Australian Foreign Minister