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China, ASEAN navies stage 1st emergency drills amid feud

Aug 3, 2018

Chinese and Southeast Asian naval forces have staged their first computer-simulated drills so they can jointly respond to emergencies and to build trust amid the long-seething disputes in the South China Sea

China says US tariff threat runs against trend of the times

Aug 3, 2018

China's foreign minister says US threats to hike tariffs run against the trend toward globalization and will hurt US businesses and consumers

Starbucks, Alibaba announce China delivery venture

Aug 2, 2018

Starbucks, Alibaba plan coffee delivery venture, adding to competition in China's delivery market

China calls draft pact on territorial feud a 'breakthrough'

Aug 2, 2018

China's top diplomat says an initial draft of a proposed pact with Southeast Asia aimed at preventing fighting in the disputed South China Sea was a "breakthrough," and that talks can accelerate without outside interference

Australian chain sets 3rd deadline to end free plastic bags

Aug 2, 2018

Australian supermarket chain sets a third deadline for ending free plastic bags for shoppers, balancing customer anger at an additional shopping expense with demands for corporate action against plastic pollution

X-Men's Fan Bingbing off social media amid China tax rumors

Aug 2, 2018

X-Men actress Fan Bingbing has disappeared from social media amid rumors she has been barred from leaving China during a tax evasion investigation

Australian supermarket chain reverses free plastic bag ban

Aug 1, 2018

A major Australian supermarket chain has come under fire from environmentalists for reversing a decision to stop providing free plastic bags to shoppers

World shares mixed on fears of higher US tariffs on China

Aug 1, 2018

World shares are mixed on uncertainties over trade. News that the U.S. and China may be working to reopen trade talks was overshadowed by reports of plans for even higher tariffs on Chinese imports.

China warns of retaliation if US takes more trade steps

Aug 1, 2018

China has warned it will retaliate if Washington imposes new trade penalties

Progress in sea feud, Koreas stir ASEAN though rifts persist

Aug 1, 2018

Southeast Asian nations are expected to welcome an initial negotiating draft of a nonaggression pact with China on the South China Sea, but critics warn that the talks provide a diplomatic cover for Beijing

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