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China wins back Burkina Faso, urges Taiwan's last African ally to follow

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BEIJING China increased diplomatic pressure on Taiwan on Saturday by urging the self-ruled island's last African ally, Swaziland, to align with Beijing as Burkina Faso re-established Chinese ties.

Chinese fighter jets complete night landings on carrier, live-fire drills

SHANGHAI Chinese fighter pilots have carried out night landings on the country's first aircraft carrier, the official China Daily reported on Saturday, the latest demonstration of military muscle as Beijing's pushes to modernise its armed forces.

U.S. reaches deal to keep China's ZTE in business - congressional aide

WASHINGTON The Trump administration told lawmakers the U.S. government has reached a deal to put Chinese telecommunications company ZTE Corp back in business after it pays a significant fine and makes management changes, a senior congressional aide said on Friday. | Video

Tech, Business 12:36pm IST

U.S. 'maximum pressure' on North Korea faces test with summit in limbo

WASHINGTON U.S. efforts to sustain and possibly intensify its "maximum pressure" campaign on North Korea are entering a perilous phase as a potential breakdown in diplomacy with Pyongyang raises fears that China may loosen its enforcement of international sanctions.

World, Top News 12:31pm IST

U.S. reaches deal to keep China's ZTE in business: congressional aide

WASHINGTON The Trump administration told lawmakers the U.S. government has reached a deal to put Chinese telecommunications company ZTE Corp back in business after it pays a significant fine and makes management changes, a senior congressional aide said on Friday. | Video

6:51am IST

In U.S. soybean splurge, Beijing faces tough sell to saturated market

BEIJING China's nod to state-owned companies to start buying U.S. soybeans again to help placate its top trading partner may turn into a test of Beijing's will over market forces.

25 May 2018

UPDATE 2-In U.S. soybean splurge, Beijing faces tough sell to saturated market

* Processors say market too weak to handle influx of U.S. beans

25 May 2018

China's Wang Qishan: Trade war with Washington would have no winners

ST PETERSBURG, Russia Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan said on Friday there would be no winners if there was a trade war between China and the United States, but said Beijing had to be ready for any turn of events.

Economy, Business 25 May 2018

China's Wang Qishan: Trade war with Washington would have no winners

ST PETERSBURG, Russia Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan said on Friday there would be no winners if there was a trade war between China and the United States, but said Beijing had to be ready for any turn of events.

25 May 2018

Sri Lanka accepts $1 billion, eight-year syndicated loan from China Development Bank

COLOMBO Sri Lanka has accepted an eight-year China Development Bank $1 billion syndicated loan to repay loans maturing this year, two top Finance Ministry officials said on Friday.

Business, South Asia 25 May 2018