Ben Blanchard

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Trump calls for new U.N. sanctions against North Korea

WASHINGTON/BEIJING U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday the U.N. Security Council must be prepared to impose new sanctions on North Korea as concerns mount that it may test a sixth nuclear bomb as early as Tuesday. | Video

22 Apr 2017

South Korea on heightened alert as North Korea readies for army anniversary

SEOUL/BEIJING South Korea was on heightened alert on Friday ahead of another important anniversary in North Korea, with a large concentration of military hardware amassed on both sides of the border amid concerns about a new nuclear test by Pyongyang. | Video

21 Apr 2017

Erhöhte Alarmbereitschaft in Südkorea vor Feiertag im Norden

Seoul/Peking In Südkorea herrscht vor einem wichtigen Feiertag im Nachbarland Nordkorea erhöhte Alarmbereitschaft.

21 Apr 2017

China moves to discredit tycoon's claims of Communist Party corruption

BEIJING China on Friday sought to discredit billionaire businessman Guo Wengui, painting him as a "criminal suspect" whose allegations of corruption within the highest levels of the Communist Party should not be believed.

18 Apr 2017

China to gather friends for biggest summit of year on New Silk Road

BEIJING China will gather its friends and allies together for its biggest diplomatic event of the year in May, a summit on its New Silk Road plan, with most Asian leaders due to attend but only one from a G7 nation, the Italian prime minister.

18 Apr 2017

Most major Western leaders to skip China's New Silk Road summit

BEIJING, April 18 Only one leader of a big Western country is attending China's most important diplomatic event of the year, a summit next month on President Xi Jinping's New Silk Road strategy, as China's foreign minister denied it had been snubbed.

04 Apr 2017

'Not natural friends' - Trump, Xi will be 'odd couple' at first summit

WASHINGTON/BEIJING When U.S. President Donald Trump meets Chinese President Xi Jinping this week, their summit will be marked not only by deep policy divisions but a clash of personalities between America’s brash “tweeter-in-chief” and Beijing’s cautious, calculating leader. | Video

01 Apr 2017

China downplays tensions with U.S. as Xi prepares to meet Trump

BEIJING/WASHINGTON Beijing sought to play down tensions with the United States and put on a positive face on Friday as the U.S. administration slammed China on a range of business issues ahead of President Xi Jinping's first meeting with President Donald Trump. | Video

31 Mar 2017

China says not devaluing yuan, urges U.S. cooperation as Xi prepares to meet Trump

BEIJING China called on the United States to play its part in resolving trade frictions between the two countries, and said Beijing isn't devaluing its currency to boost exports as tensions simmered ahead of President Xi Jinping's first meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump.

30 Mar 2017

China, EU reaffirm climate pledges after Trump backs away

BEIJING/OSLO Nations led by China and the European Union rallied around a global plan to slow climate change on Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump began undoing Obama-era plans for deep cuts in U.S. greenhouse gas emissions.

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