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Trump challenges China over North Korea

Trump challenges China over North Korea

World
Donald Trump has arrived in China after challenging those that still deal with North Korea to get tough, warning them "the weight of this crisis is on your conscience".The President and the First Lady met Chinese premier Xi Jinping and his wife after landing in Beijing on Air Force One.They descended from a red-carpeted staircase and were welcomed by impeccably uniformed guards and children waving US and Chinese flags.Image:The President got an enthusiastic welcomeMr Trump is making his first official visit to the world's most populous country, the third leg on a five-country 11-day Asian tour.He was treated to a lavish welcoming ceremony and has been given a tour of the Forbidden City, the location of China's ancient imperial palaces.Mr Trump and Xi Jinping will meet several times during ...
Reports: China warms to improved ties with North Korea, Russia

Reports: China warms to improved ties with North Korea, Russia

World
Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping wants to improve ties with the Kim Jong Un regime, according to North Koreastate media Thursday.The missive from Pyongyang comes at a time when China is also stepping up diplomacy with Russia -- a day after Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev reaffirmed bilateral plans to build a "Silk Road on ice" in Beijing on Wednesday.Russia and China have been North Korea's closest economic partners, although Pyongyang is currently under heavy sanctions, and China may have begun suspending trade with the North.North Korea's KCNA stated the Chinese leader, who has never met with Kim, wanted to help boost "more wonderful happiness" in the two countries while "defending regional peace.""I wish that under the new situation the Chinese side would make efforts...
The Latest: Tibetan group protests at China Embassy in India

The Latest: Tibetan group protests at China Embassy in India

Technology
The Latest on the ruling Communist Party's congress meeting in Beijing (all times local): 3 p.m. Members of the Tibetan Youth Congress have protested at the Chinese Embassy in New Delhi as China's ruling Communists opened their national congress. The protesters held up placards blaming China for occupation and genocide in Tibet. Indian police blocked the nearly two dozen protesters from entering the building. Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to get a second five-year term as party leader at the meeting that opened in Beijing on Wednesday. The protesters called Xi a dictator whose continued rule would be dangerous. Tibetan Youth Congress President Tenzing Jigme said in a statement that Tibet had nothing to celebrate as Buddhist monasteries have been destroyed and young Tibetans hav...
Energy-hungry China takes step to buffer against economic shocks

Energy-hungry China takes step to buffer against economic shocks

Business
Oct. 13 (UPI) -- The central bank in energy-hungry China injected funds into the economy Friday in an effort to offset risk and protect against bubbles.The official Xinhua News Agency reported Friday the People's Bank of China injected about $ 75.6 billion into the financial network through its medium-term lending facility, which holds an annual interest rate of 3.2 percent."The [bank's] open market operations are closely watched by the market, as they have become major tools for the central bank in pursuing its monetary policy," Xinhua reported. "Such a policy stance is crucial for China as it has to juggle the task of financial deleveraging, aimed at defusing risk and curbing asset bubbles, while shoring up the economy."The Chinese economy is slowing down, with growth expected to deceler...
China Open: Simona Halep, Jelena Ostapenko advance to semifinals

China Open: Simona Halep, Jelena Ostapenko advance to semifinals

Sports
Simona Halep receives an opportunity to exact revenge on Jelena Ostapenko after the two women advanced to the semifinals of the China Open with straight-set victories on Friday. Second-seeded Halep required just 69 minutes to dispatch Russian Daria Kasatkina 6-2, 6-1 at Beijing, while ninth-seeded Ostapenko posted a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Romania's Sorana Cirstea. The victories set up the first meeting between Ostapenko and Halep since the 20-year-old Latvian stunned Halep in the French Open final at Roland Garros in June. "She's a great player," Ostapenko said of Halep. "If I play my best and I stay aggressive tomorrow and I am consistent, I think everything can happen." Ostapenko experienced service issues against Cirstea -- who is her doubles partner -- by committing seven double faults....