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Chinese stocks rise on hopes for US trade progress

Jan 18, 2019

Chinese stocks rise on hopes for progress in settling tariff war with Beijing

China slump squeezes workers, hammers consumer spending

Jan 18, 2019

China slump squeezes workers, hammers consumer spending as trade war hits exports

The Latest: Chinese envoy warns Canada over Huawei case

Jan 17, 2019

China's ambassador to Canada says the arrest by Canadian authorities of a Huawei Technologies executive was an act of "backstabbing" by a friend and he warns of repercussions if Canada bars the company from its new 5G network for security reasons

Indonesian presidential candidates spar over corruption

Jan 17, 2019

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has accused his election rival of allowing corrupt candidates on his legislative ticket and failing to include women in senior positions

China says economy czar to visit Washington for trade talks

Jan 17, 2019

Top US, Chinese trade envoys to meet for talks in possible sign of progress toward ending tariff war over technology

Tokyo court denies appeal by Nissan ex-chair Ghosn for bail

Jan 17, 2019

A Tokyo court says it has rejected another appeal by lawyers of Nissan's former chairman Carlos Ghosn to have him released on bail

Rights lawyers challenge Indonesia detention of 3 activists

Jan 17, 2019

Human rights lawyers are mounting a court challenge to Indonesia's detention of three Papuan activists on charges of treason

BOJ warns Japan faces new risks as population shrinks

Jan 17, 2019

Japan's central bank governor Kuroda warns of unforeseen risks in guiding economic policy as the country's population declines

China announces its economy czar, Vice Premier Liu He, will visit Washington on Jan. 30-31 for trade talks

Jan 17, 2019

China announces its economy czar, Vice Premier Liu He, will visit Washington on Jan. 30-31 for trade talks

Taiwan holds live-fire exercises following China threats

Jan 17, 2019

Taiwan is holding live-fire military exercises following extended threats against the island by China