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China-Australia rift deepens as Beijing tests overseas sway

Oct 3, 2019

Australia’s ban on Chinese telecoms giant Huawei’s involvement in its next-generation networks and its crackdown on foreign covert interference are testing Beijing’s efforts to project its power overseas

Arch bridge falls in Taiwan bay, divers search for victims

Oct 1, 2019

A towering bridge over a bay in eastern Taiwan has collapsed sending an oil tanker truck falling onto boats in the water below and at least 11 people are feared trapped or missing

Spokesman: China has made deals to buy US soybeans, pork

Sep 26, 2019

China says importers agree to buy American soybeans and pork ahead of October trade talks

China releases more pork from reserve to cool prices

Sep 26, 2019

China is releasing more pork from stockpiles to help cool surging prices ahead of next week's celebration of the Communist Party's 70th anniversary in power.

Fears grow in South Korea as tests confirm more swine fever

Sep 25, 2019

South Korea's African swine fever crisis is intensifying with lab tests confirming the fifth case since last week from an island near its border with North Korea

China central bank says no plans for big economic stimulus

Sep 24, 2019

China's central banker: Policy will be 'stable and healthy,' suggesting no plans to join US, Europe in rate cut

Seoul: US-N Korea nuke talks will likely resume in 2-3 weeks

Sep 24, 2019

South Korea's spy agency says that nuclear negotiations between the United States and North Korea will likely resume within two to three weeks

Hong Kong readies for more protests after night of clashes

Sep 22, 2019

Hong Kong braces for another day of protest after a night of violent clashes in which the police used tear gas and 40mm rubber rounds against protesters who threw gasoline bombs toward them and set fires in streets

UK envoy tips trade deal with Australia months after Brexit

Sep 18, 2019

Britain's top trade envoy says she expects to strike a free trade deal with Australia within months of leaving the European Union

China to boost pork output as swine fever drives up prices

Sep 11, 2019

China is launching a nationwide initiative to boost pork production following a price spike blamed on a devastating outbreak of African swine fever

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