US-China trade talks gather pace
Beijing has said there is a "consensus on principles" regarding a deal with the United States. Specifics have yet to emerge but Donald Trump has been talking up the prospect of progress between the two nations.
China open to small trade deal
The signals heading into the talks have been mixed, but China is still open to reaching a partial trade deal with the U.S., an official with direct knowledge of the talks said, signaling that Beijing is focused on limiting the damage to the world’s second-largest economy. Bloomberg China Correspondent and Anchor Selina Wang has the story.
New round of US-China trade tariffs worth $200 billion takes effect
The introduction of an additional 15% tariff on thousands of goods has ratcheted up the Trump-Xi trade war. Although fresh trade talks will resume later this month, Washington and Beijing continue the tough rhetoric.
Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong arrested
Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong was released hours after police "forcefully" pushed him into a car. It has emerged that Beijing rejected the Hong Kong government's plans to withdraw a controversial extradition bill.
Can Chinese weapons contribute to peace in Africa?
China's military leaders have invited the African army chiefs to Beijing — officially, to discuss peacekeeping missions. But China's military strategy in Africa also has a few other objectives, experts say.
China, Hong Kong double down on extradition bill
Beijing warned against "outside interference" in Hong Kong politics as it promised to support the city's government. Hundreds of thousands took to the streets to demand parliament nix the controversial law.
Less taxing times in China
Beijing has announced its latest tax cuts. The Chinese government is said to be reducing fees and charges to several sectors including airlines, electronics, and textiles.
Trump was unaware of Huawei arrest: officials
President Donald Trump did not know about plans to arrest a top executive at Huawei, two U.S. officials said, in an apparent attempt to stop the incident from impeding crucial trade talks with Beijing.