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Readout just issued by @WhiteHouse of discussions with China on the trade relationship
China says in principle door is open to talks with U.S. on trade
: China already charges a tax of 16% on soybeans. Canada has all sorts of trade barriers on our Agricultural products. Not acceptable.
Taiwan President Tsai calls for democracy in China on Tiananmen anniversary
China summons officials to pollution 'name and shame' meeting
Hong Kong's top court hears landmark appeal on spousal visa for British lesbian
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A court in Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang Province, uphold the death sentence for the nanny arsonist, who killed her employer and three of her children in an intentional fire last year
China foreign ministry says lodged stern representations with US for US Secretary of State Pompeo's (@SecPompeo) comments on Tiananmen Square protests
U.S. urges China to come clean on Tiananmen anniversary
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China's warning on "dictatorship" chant casts a chill over Hong Kong's Tiananmen Square vigil
Senior North Korea official departs for Pyongyang from China after high-stakes visit to U.S.
China warns U.S. trade benefits hinge on stopping tariffs
China warns any agreements with Washington to end trade dispute 'will not take effect' if US tariff hike goes ahead.
The EU is leveling charges against China at the WTO, along with the dispute vs the US. @MalmstromEU says this shows the EU isn't "taking sides" in international trade resolution
EU sends legal challenge to WTO against US, China
China responds to CNN story of top Pentagon general saying US military could take down islands in the Pacific: If Chinese small islands are taken down, the PLA is capable of taking down the source of the attack, be it from aircraft carrier or military base.
EU High Representative @FedericaMog says both Europe and China are committed to a "cooperative rules-based global order in many different fields", to WTO being the center of that system and to preserving IranDeal but her opening remarks don't mention steeltariffs specifically
China calls on all countries to protect normal order of trade and adhere to multilateralism and international rules, a spokesperson of China's foreign ministry said Fri in response to US decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from EU, Canada and Mexico.
Pentagon's Joint Staff Dir: "The United States military has a lot of experience in the Western Pacific taking down small islands" in World War II, Marine Lt. Gen. McKenzie tells reporters when asked if U.S. military could blow up Beijing's man-made islands in South China Sea
"It's just a fact" says LtGen McKenzie on China "We have a lot of experience in the second World War taking down small islands that are isolated. So, that's a core competency of the US military shouldn't read anything more into that than a simple statement of historical fact"
"I would just say that the United States military's had a lot of experience in the Western Pacific taking down small islands," says US LtGen McKenzie when asked if US could "blow apart" China's man-made islands
@SecretaryRoss tells reporters he plans to travel to China tomorrow
China's free trade talks with Sri Lanka hit major hurdles
Three people killed in gas explosion at a residential building in Shenyang, northeast China's Liaoning Province on Thursday; rescue efforts are still underway and the cause is under investigation
China says U.S. accusation of South China Sea militarization 'ridiculous'
Philippines Presidential Spokesperson @attyharryroque confirmed that PH filed a diplomatic protest vs China
China shunned Australia's minister during recent visit: diplomat
On @npr, Navarro gives the goal of new China trade moves: "We can stop them from putting our high tech companies out of business" and "buying up our crown jewels of technology. Every time we innovate something new, China comes in and buys it or steals it."=
"That was an unfortunate sound bite," says WH adviser Peter Navarro of Steven Mnuchin saying a trade war with China is "on hold." It's on hold no longer, though Navarro calls it a "trade dispute."
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Resolution expressing the grave concern of the Philippines Senate over the increasing militarization by China in the West Philippine Sea and South China Sea, and urging the DFA to file a diplomatic protest against the same