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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump signed legislation on Wednesday calling for sanctions over the repression of China’s Uighur Muslims, as excerpts from a book by his former national security adviser alleged he had approved of their mass detention. U.S. President Donald Trump arrives to discuss a Trump administration plan aimed at helping to
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FILE PHOTO: Worker in protective suit sprays disinfectant inside a closed makeshift hospital which had been converted from a sports stadium, following its last group of patients with coronavirus have been discharged, in Wuhan, the epicentre of coronavirus outbreak, in Hubei province, China March 8, 2020. China Daily via REUTERS SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Mainland China
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SYDNEY (Reuters) – An Australian man has been sentenced to death in China, authorities said on Saturday, a development that could further escalate tensions between the two countries. Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said it was providing consular assistance to the man, without identifying him. Australian and Chinese media have identified the man
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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said that he would not be intimidated or give into coercion when asked on Thursday whether Australia would keep taking hits on exports from major trading partner China. FILE PHOTO: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks during a joint press conference at Admiralty House in Sydney, Australia,
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FILE PHOTO: European High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs, Josep Borrell, is seen during a video press conference at the end of International Donors’ Conference in solidarity with Venezuelan refugees and migrants in the countries of the region, in the context of the coronavirus pandemic in Brussels, Belgium May 26, 2020. Olivier Hoslet/Pool
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HONG KONG/BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s parliament approved a decision on Thursday to go forward with national security legislation for Hong Kong that democracy activists in the city and Western countries fear could jeopardise its special autonomy and freedoms. China says the legislation will be aimed at tackling secession, subversion, terrorism and foreign interference in the
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BEIJING (Reuters) – China warned on Monday that it will take countermeasures if the United States insists on undermining its interests regarding Hong Kong, following the latest comments from Washington about possible sanctions over new national security legislation for the city. Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian told reporters during a briefing that the United
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People eat lunch at Aegis, a restaurant that offer work opportunities to Hong Kongers seeking asylum in Taipei, Taiwan, May 22, 2020. REUTERS/Ann Wang TAIPEI (Reuters) – Taiwan urged China on Friday to “sincerely start a dialogue” with people in Hong Kong after China proposed new national security legislation for the former British colony. Taiwan
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SHANGHAI (Reuters) – As China’s parliament prepares new laws to ban the trade and consumption of wildlife, local action plans published this week suggest the country’s fur trade and lucrative traditional medicine sectors will continue as usual. After identifying exotic animals traded in a Wuhan market as the most likely source of COVID-19, Beijing imposed
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JERUSALEM (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo praised close ally Israel on Wednesday for sharing information during global efforts to combat the coronavirus pandemic and took another swipe at China over what he said was its lack of transparency. U.S. and Israeli statements during Pompeo’s eight-hour visit to Israel reaffirmed strong bilateral ties
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FILE PHOTO: The skyline of the Beijing’s Central Business District rises behind people crossing a street during evening rush hour as the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues in China, April 15, 2020. REUTERS/Thomas Peter HONG KONG (Reuters) – China reported two new coronavirus cases for May 2, up from one the day before, data
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