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Top Chinese Official Plans U.S. Trip to Address Trade Friction

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 19:52:42 GMT

The visit by Liu He, center, to Washington next week comes as Trump administration officials have stepped up their criticism of Beijing’s trade policies in recent weeks.President Xi Jinping of China is sending Liu He, his top economic policy maker and a recent addition to the Politburo, to Washington on Tuesday.

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Anbang Takeover Sends Blunt Message: China Wants to Fix Its Debt Problem

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 17:43:29 GMT

Anbang Insurance Group began as a modest car insurance company in 2004 and used cheap debt and financial engineering to become a financial force in just a few years.The Chinese government’s move to tame an ambitious global dealmaker reflects an official willingness to finally curb the country’s addiction to borrowing.

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Trump Announces Harsh New Sanctions Against North Korea

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 20:06:18 GMT

President Trump spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland on Friday.The action was a clear signal, near the end of an Olympic Games marked by a rapprochement on the Korean Peninsula, that his pressure campaign would not let up.

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Afghanistan Breaks Ground on 1,127-Mile ‘Peace Pipeline’

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 12:36:27 GMT

A wall painted with portraits in Herat, Afghanistan, as part of the preparation for the ceremony celebrating the start of work on the pipeline, which will pass through Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India, taking in some of the world’s most contested land.With hopes of easing regional tensions, leaders of Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India gathered to kick off a natural gas pipeline.

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Frugal Traveler: Xian Offers Terracotta Warriors, Stunning Food and Plenty of Bargains

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 10:00:44 GMT

The Terracotta Army, built by Emperor Qin Shihuang in the 3rd century B.C., is just one of the sites worth visiting in Xian, China. One of the oldest cities in China proved to be one of the less expensive trips our columnist has taken in the past year.

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Donald Trump Jr. Retreats From Foreign Policy on India Trip

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 19:42:06 GMT

A newspaper bearing an image of Donald Trump Jr. in New Delhi. Mr. Trump will participate in a “fireside chat” with an audience composed of India’s business and political elite, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi.A speech in New Delhi was to focus on “Indo-Pacific” ties. After criticism about mixing profit and policy, it became a chat about business and family.

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U.S. Blocks a Chinese Deal Amid Rising Tensions Over Technology

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 09:24:10 GMT

Robots at an automobile plant in the Chinese city of Hangzhou. China wants to use state support and overseas acquisitions to dominate high-tech fields like big data, advanced robotics and electric cars.A maker of chip-testing equipment, Xcerra, said it was walking away from a proposed sale to a Chinese group because of regulatory concerns.

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Ivanka Trump, in South Korea, Calls for Pressure on the North

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 13:35:23 GMT

Ivanka Trump, the president’s daughter, arrived Friday in Seoul to attend the closing ceremony of the Winter Games.The president’s daughter dined with South Korea’s leader and will attend the Olympics’ closing ceremony, where a North Korean delegation will also be present.

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U.S. Gun Violence Draws Scorn in China as a Human Rights Issue

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 06:38:02 GMT

A memorial for the victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. An opinion column in China’s Global Times newspaper said the United States should look to China, which has strict controls of guns.The Communist Party-controlled Global Times said it was wrong for the U.S. to criticize another country’s human rights when it couldn’t control guns at home.

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Beijing Takes Over Anbang, Insurer That Owns Waldorf Astoria

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 10:53:53 GMT

The Waldorf Astoria hotel, a symbol of New York elegance, will be under the control of the Chinese government.The troubled Chinese company had spent billions of dollars buying up hotels and other high-profile properties around the world.

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Elephant Tramples a Refugee Camp, and a Child is Killed

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 00:05:06 GMT

A sign saying “Warning! Route for Wild Elephants” near the Kutupalong-Balukhali refugee camp in Bangladesh.Dozens of people were also injured after an elephant tore through the camp in Bangladesh, home to hundreds of thousands of Rohingya.

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As Donald Trump Jr. Drums Up Business in India, Some Ask What’s Being Sold

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 00:15:13 GMT

Donald Trump Jr. in front of Trump Towers after the project’s inauguration in Pune, India, on Wednesday.The president’s son is in India on behalf of the family business, but word that he planned a speech on foreign policy took the controversy to a new level.

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