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World stocks, oil price stabilize amid geopolitical concerns

Apr 12, 2018

Global stock markets recovered their poise Thursday and the price of oil came off three-year highs as investors digested U.S. President Donald Trump's defiant comments on the Middle East conflict.

China denies Xi comments aimed at settling US dispute

Apr 12, 2018

China denies President Xi Jinping's promises to cut import tariffs on cars and open China's markets wider meant to be an overture to settle a tariff dispute with Washington

Australia's Turnbull says 'some tension' in China relations

Apr 12, 2018

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says there is "some tension" in relations with Beijing, following accusations of Chinese meddling in the country's politics and concerns over China's influence in the South Pacific

Chinese politician accused of conspiracy admits to graft

Apr 12, 2018

A former Chinese political high-flyer who has been accused of plotting against the ruling Communist Party pleaded guilty to bribery in eastern China, the court said

Blast on truck carrying explosives in northern China kills 7

Apr 12, 2018

Seven people were killed and 13 injured when a truck carrying more than 5 tons of explosives blew up in northern China

Asian shares mixed as markets mull Fed, geopolitical risk

Apr 12, 2018

Asian shares mixed as investors digest latest Fed minutes while geopolitical concerns overshadow sentiment

High-ranking Chinese diplomat to visit North Korea

Apr 11, 2018

A high-ranking Chinese diplomat plans to travel to North Korea later this week amid a flurry of diplomacy following Pyongyang's leader Kim Jong Un's surprise visit to Beijing

1st subway in China's Xinjiang to require riders to show ID

Apr 11, 2018

The first subway line in the northwestern Chinese city of Urumqi will require riders to show personal identification, adding to a growing list of security regulations in the restive surrounding region of Xinjiang

ADB raises Asia growth outlook, warns of trade tension risks

Apr 11, 2018

The Asian Development Bank forecasts that developing Asian economies will expand slightly faster this year than had been expected, but it sees concern in the fears that trade tensions between China and the U.S. will escalate

China president's conciliatory trade gesture raises optimism

Apr 10, 2018

China's president offers US possible trade concessions, raising hopes for end to standoff

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