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Beijing: Capital of the People's Republic of China
Beijing, alternately romanized as Peking, is the capital of the People's Republic of China, the world's third most populous city proper, and most populous capital city. The city, located in northern China, is governed as a municipality under the direct administration of the central government with 16 urban, suburban, and rural districts. Beijing Municipality is surrounded by Hebei Province with the exception of neighboring Tianjin Municipality to the southeast; together, the three divisions form the Jingjinji metropolitan region and the national capital region of China.

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Taiwan president chooses running mate who Chinese paper wanted arrested

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen has named as her running mate for 2020 elections a former premier who angered Beijing so badly last year with his support for the island's formal independence that a major..
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China says outspoken Australian lawmakers should repent

Two Australian lawmakers who were denied entry to China for a study tour because of their outspoken criticism of Beijing must "repent and redress their mistakes" if they want to visit the country,..
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Videos for Beijing


Salazar appeals to CAS against his four-year ban [Video]Salazar appeals to CAS against his four-year ban

Alberto Salazar appeals to the Court of Arbitration for Sport against his four-year ban for doping violations.

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Hong Kong leader says violence has far exceeded calls for democracy [Video]Hong Kong leader says violence has far exceeded calls for democracy

Lam was speaking hours after police shot a protester, a man was set alight and volleys of tear gas were fired at lunch time in the heart of the financial centre in some of the most dramatic scenes to..

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Trump says has not agreed to roll back tariffs on China [Video]Trump says has not agreed to roll back tariffs on China

President Donald Trump on Friday told reporters he has not agreed to roll back tariffs on China but that Beijing would like him to do so. Zachary Goelman reports.

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China and the U.S. team up to jail fentanyl smugglers [Video]China and the U.S. team up to jail fentanyl smugglers

A Chinese court has jailed nine people on charges of smuggling the highly-addictive opioid fentanyl to the United States, in the first such case that Washington and Beijing have worked on together...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:28Published

China says it has deal with U.S. to phase out tariffs [Video]China says it has deal with U.S. to phase out tariffs

China and the U.S. have agreed to cancel tariffs imposed during their months-long trade war in different phases, the Chinese commerce ministry said on Thursday. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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Masked protesters take to Hong Kong streets [Video]Masked protesters take to Hong Kong streets

Hundreds of Hong Kong protesters held a flash mob on Tuesday to protest a controversial ban on wearing masks during public assemblies.

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A Hong Kong family shaken by protests [Video]A Hong Kong family shaken by protests

Protester 'Yan' heads to the frontline of Hong Kong's protests in defense, he says, of his home. His father also goes to the frontline, but in a very different uniform. He's in Hong Kong's police..

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Factory data, trade worries sink Wall Street [Video]Factory data, trade worries sink Wall Street

Wall Street lost ground on Thursday as data showed midwest manufacturing falling into a deeper slump and concerns about the U.S.-China trade war truce rattled investors. Conway G. Gittens wraps up the..

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Company launches anti-pollution air tracker for runners in London [Video]Company launches anti-pollution air tracker for runners in London

The capital’s poor air quality has inspired naturally energising drink brand TENZING to launch its Clean Air Tracker, in partnership with King’s College London; designed to help active Londoners..

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S&P 500 pulls back from record high [Video]S&P 500 pulls back from record high

The S&P 500 edged lower on Tuesday a day after it hit a record high. Yahaira Jacquez reports.

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Joshua Wong banned from Hong Kong election [Video]Joshua Wong banned from Hong Kong election

Hong Kong on Tuesday disqualified pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong from taking part in upcoming district elections, a move likely to spark more discord in a city hit by five months of anti-government..

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Trump: 'ahead of schedule' on China trade deal [Video]Trump: 'ahead of schedule' on China trade deal

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he expected to sign a significant part of the trade deal with China ahead of schedule but did not elaborate on the timing. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Mike Pence Supports Hong Kong Protestors [Video]Mike Pence Supports Hong Kong Protestors

Mike Pence has accused China of curtailing “rights and liberties” in Hong Kong. This was during a major policy speech on China ahead of talks with Beijing aimed at easing a trade war. However,..

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Pence backs HK protesters, slams Nike [Video]Pence backs HK protesters, slams Nike

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday accused China of curtailing "rights and liberties" in Hong Kong and criticized U.S. company Nike and the National Basketball Association for falling in line..

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Pence takes swipe at Nike, NBA over Hong Kong [Video]Pence takes swipe at Nike, NBA over Hong Kong

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence sharply criticized Nike and the National Basketball Association for how they handled the aftermath of a highly controversial tweet from Houston Rockets general manager..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:09Published

Hong Kong protesters rally for Catalan independence [Video]Hong Kong protesters rally for Catalan independence

Hundreds of Hong Kong protesters, some waving Catalan flags and banners urging to "fight for freedom together", rallied in support of a separate Catalonia, broaching an issue that is anathema to Hong..

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'We stand with you': Pence to Hong Kong protesters [Video]'We stand with you': Pence to Hong Kong protesters

Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday accused China of curtailing "rights and liberties" in Hong Kong in a wide-ranging critique of Beijing's behavior but also insisted that the United States does not..

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China plans to replace Hong Kong's Lam - FT [Video]China plans to replace Hong Kong's Lam - FT

China is drawing up a plan to replace Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam with an "interim" chief executive, the Financial Times reported, citing people briefed on the deliberations, which would bring to a..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:13Published

American toy brand FAO Schwarz opens in Selfridges [Video]American toy brand FAO Schwarz opens in Selfridges

American toy brand FAO Schwarz has opened its first European outlet within Selfridges' flagship London store. The 157-year-old brand is best known to UK customers for its life-size piano keyboard which..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:36Published

China says world 'shocked' by Navarro fake name [Video]China says world 'shocked' by Navarro fake name

The world is "shocked" that White House trade adviser Peter Navarro made up a fictitious anti-China economist in his books, China's Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday, adding that it is absurd and..

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U.S.-China trade tensions still simmer after deal [Video]U.S.-China trade tensions still simmer after deal

The world's two biggest economies have announced an early-stage trade deal that has dialed down the rhetoric but tensions remain. Jillian Kitchener has more.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:23Published

Hong Kong police and protesters exchange tear gas and petrol bombs [Video]Hong Kong police and protesters exchange tear gas and petrol bombs

Thousands of Hong Kong protesters staged an illegal march on Sunday, leading to clashes with police. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

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HK policy address halted after heckling [Video]HK policy address halted after heckling

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam was forced to halt her annual policy address on Wednesday (October 16) after some lawmakers disrupted the session, shouting and jeering "five demands, not one less" as Lam..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:54Published

'Totally irresponsible': Lam slams U.S. senators [Video]'Totally irresponsible': Lam slams U.S. senators

Hong Kong's embattled leader Carrie Lam condemned visits by U.S. senators whom she said had arrived with "preconceived views" about the Hong Kong situation, after senator Josh Hawley said the city is..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:16Published

Trump says China wants to make a trade deal [Video]Trump says China wants to make a trade deal

Following a day of trade negotiations with China, U.S. President Donald Trump sounded upbeat about the possibility of a deal. Rough cut - no reporter narration.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:33Published

 

China demands repentance from outspoken Australian lawmakers

Two Australian lawmakers who had been denied entry to China for a study tour because of their outspoken criticism of Beijing must "repent and redress their mistakes" if they want to visit the country,..
Reuters - Published

China, Sweden escalate war of words over support for detained bookseller

Beijing has doubled down in its criticism of Stockholm's support for Gui Minhai, a book publisher detained in China, after Sweden's minister for culture attended a literary award ceremony in his honor.
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China envoy threatens to ban Swedish minister over Gui Minhai award

Sweden's minister for culture will be banned from entering China if she attends a literary award ceremony on Friday for detained Swedish bookseller Gui Minhai, Beijing's ambassador to the Nordic..
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Japanese academic released after detention by China

A Japanese academic detained in Beijing since September has been released and returned to the country on Friday, in a move expected to help pave the way for a state visit by Chinese President Xi..
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Taiwan opposition candidate calls for return to one China formula

Taiwan’s opposition presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu called on Thursday for a return to a consensus with the mainland that there is only one China, but rejected Beijing’s formula for Hong..
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EU's proposed ambassadorial visit to Xinjiang seen unlikely to happen

The European Union is discussing a visit for ambassadors to China's far western region of Xinjiang, where Beijing has been accused of oppressing ethnic Uighurs, but the trip is unlikely to happen..
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China says Taiwan scaremongering with attack talk

China said on Wednesday Taiwan was scaremongering with talk of a possible Chinese attack, after Taiwan's foreign minister said Beijing could resort to military conflict to divert domestic pressure if..
Reuters - Published

Taiwan warns of possible attack if China's slowdown 'becomes serious'

Beijing could resort to military conflict with self-ruled Taiwan to divert domestic pressure if a slowdown in the world's second largest economy amid trade war threatens the legitimacy of the Chinese..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam strongly condemns violent action against lawmaker Junius Ho

Hong Kong's chief executive Carrie Lam strongly condemns violent action against lawmaker Junius Ho, she told a press briefing in Beijing on Wednesday.
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China backs bolder action to counter roots of Hong Kong unrest: official

Beijing supports bolder action to tackle the roots of unrest that has rocked Hong Kong for months, a senior Chinese official said on Wednesday, just hours after a knife-wielding man attacked a..
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Official says China backs bolder action over Hong Kong unrest

Beijing supports more bold measures to tackle the roots of unrest that has rocked Hong Kong for months, a senior Chinese official said on Wednesday, just hours after a knife-wielding man attacked a..
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China backs more tough action on Hong Kong's social issues: official

Beijing supports more bold measures to tackle the roots of unrest that has roiled Hong Kong for months, a senior Chinese official said on Wednesday, just hours after a knife-wielding man attacked a..
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China supports more aggressive measures to tame Hong Kong unrest: official

China's Vice Premier Han Zheng said on Wednesday Beijing supports more aggressive measures to tackle the unrest that has roiled the Chinese-ruled city of Hong Kong for more than five months.
Reuters - Published

U.S. envoy says Beijing's South China Sea actions like 'conquest'

A U.S. envoy to a leaders' summit in Southeast Asia criticized China's actions in the disputed South China Sea as akin to "conquest".
Reuters - Published

In China, Macron wants to take Beijing 'at its word' on free trade

French President Emmanuel Macron will seek to make China deliver on promises to grant more access to foreign companies, eyeing agribusiness and finance, advisers said ahead of his arrival in Shanghai..
Reuters - Published

China says U.S. Pompeo comments a vicious attack on China, Communist Party

China's foreign ministry said on Thursday that U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's comments targeting Beijing and the ruling Communist Party were a vicious attack and that any attempt to smear China..
Reuters - Published

China scolds Foreign Minister Marise Payne for human rights speech

Foreign Minister Marise Payne's insistence Beijing should be called out for human rights abuses has prompted China lodging 'stern representations' to Australia.
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China says lodges stern representations to Australia on human rights comments

China's foreign ministry said on Wednesday that Beijing has lodged stern representations with Australia in response to Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne's critical comments on China's human..
Reuters - Published

China warns U.S. that criticism over Uighurs not 'helpful' for trade talks

The United States and 22 other countries at the United Nations pushed China on Tuesday to stop detaining ethnic Uighurs and other Muslims, prompting China's U.N. envoy to warn it was not "helpful" for..
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U.S., Britain, others to push China at U.N. to stop detention of Uighurs

The United States, Britain, Germany and more than a dozen other countries will push China on Tuesday at the United Nations to stop the detention of ethnic Uighurs and other Muslims, said diplomats, a..
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Beijing's new $63 billion mega-airport begins international flights

Beijing's new $63 billion Daxing airport began its first scheduled international flights on Sunday as it ramped up operations to help relieve pressure on the city's existing Capital airport.
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U.S. denies China's claim of 'weaponizing' visa decisions for Washington space meeting

The United States on Friday rejected Chinese accusations that political motives were behind a top Beijing space official not receiving a visa in time to attend the start of an international conference..
Reuters - Published

Pence backs Hong Kong protests in China speech, slams NBA and Nike

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday accused China of curtailing "rights and liberties" in Hong Kong and blasted U.S. company Nike and the National Basketball Association for falling in line with..
Reuters - Published

Pence takes aim at China in wide-ranging critique ahead of trade talks

Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday accused China of curtailing "rights and liberties" in Hong Kong in a wide-ranging critique of Beijing's behavior but also insisted that the United States does not..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters rally for Catalan separatists

Hundreds of Hong Kong protesters, some waving Catalan flags and banners urging "a fight for freedom together", rallied in support of a separate Catalonia on Thursday, broaching an issue that is..
Reuters - Published

EU awards jailed Uighur activist rights prize, angering China

The European Parliament awarded its annual prize for the defense of human rights on Thursday to jailed ethnic Uighur economics professor Ilham Tohti, angering Beijing which called him a criminal and a..
Reuters - Published

China winter smog targets not enough to offset last year's surge: data

A new winter plan to curb emissions in northern China will not be enough to reverse last year's sharp increase, official data shows, raising concerns that a weakening economy is eroding Beijing's..
Reuters - Published

Japan wants China to take 'positive actions' on Japanese detained in Beijing

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe requested China's government on Wednesday to take positive actions in the case of a Japanese man detained in Beijing, a top government spokesman said following a..
Reuters - Published

China to give $21 million to Nepal army to help future disaster relief

Nepal said on Monday that China will give its army about $21 million in unspecified "disaster relief materials" over the next three years, as Beijing strengthens its ties with Kathmandu.
Reuters - Published

U.S. not out to 'decouple' from China, defense official says in Beijing

The United States is not seeking to "decouple" from China and not asking any country to choose sides, a senior U.S. defense official said on Monday, offering a softer outlook on relations bruised by a..
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Pence to deliver China policy speech next Thursday: White House official

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence plans to deliver his second major policy speech on China next Thursday, a White House official told Reuters, as hopes that a partial deal between Beijing and Washington..
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U.S., Chinese teams working on Phase 1 trade deal text: Mnuchin

U.S. and Chinese trade negotiators are working on nailing down a Phase 1 trade deal text for their presidents to sign next month, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday, adding he was..
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U.S. diplomats, Congress take aim at China; Trump expects trade deal signing

The U.S. State Department and Congress took aim at China on Wednesday, even as President Donald Trump hailed "goodwill" between Washington and Beijing and said he expected to sign the first phase of a..
Reuters - Published

China says U.S. House should stop interfering in Hong Kong

China's foreign ministry said on Wednesday that Beijing resolutely opposed new measures passed by the U.S. House of Representatives related to the Hong Kong protests and urged lawmakers to stop..
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U.S. concerned about some Hong Kong protest tactics, heavier China hand: Pentagon

The senior U.S. defense official for Asia said on Tuesday that the United States has some concerns about some of the tactics used by demonstrators in Hong Kong but was also concerned about the heavier..
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China urges Turkey to halt military action in Syria-foreign ministry

China's foreign ministry urged Turkey on Tuesday to stop military action in Syria and "come back to the right track". Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang made the comments at a daily..
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China's Xi warns attempts to divide China will end in 'shattered bones'

Chinese President Xi Jinping warned on Sunday that any attempt to divide China will be crushed, as Beijing faces political challenges in months-long protests in Hong Kong and U.S. criticism over its..
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Nepal pushes to end dependency on India with China rail, tunnel deals

Chinese President Xi Jinping wound up two days of meetings in Nepal on Sunday with separate deals for a rail link to Tibet and a tunnel, an official said, as the Himalayan nation seeks to end an Indian..
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Petrol bombs thrown in Hong Kong metro, protesters defy face mask ban

Petrol bombs were thrown inside a Hong Kong metro station on Saturday but no one was injured, the government said, as pro-democracy protesters again took to the streets angry at what they believe is..
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Petrol bombs thrown in Hong Kong metro, no one injured: government

Petrol bombs were thrown inside a Hong Kong metro station on Saturday but no one was injured, the government said, as pro-democracy protesters again took to the streets angry at what they believe is..
Reuters - Published

China denounces Thai politicians for show of support to Hong Kong activists

The Chinese embassy in Bangkok has condemned Thai politicians for showing support to Hong Kong activists amid mass anti-Beijing protests, saying that such move could harm the relationship between the..
Reuters - Published

Who's who in the high-level Chinese trade delegation in Washington

Chinese and U.S. officials are negotiating this week in Washington to try to end a debilitating 15-month trade war, with talks set to culminate on Friday when the head of Beijing's delegation meets..
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Beijing says U.S. smeared China with accusations of rights violations

Beijing said on Thursday that comments by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accusing China of human rights violations in its treatment of Muslims constituted a smear against China.
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Taiwan leader rejects China's 'one country, two systems' offer

Taiwan's president rejected on Thursday a "one country, two systems" formula that Beijing has suggested could be used to unify the island and the mainland, saying such an arrangement had set Hong Kong..
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Taiwan vows to defend its sovereignty amid China pressure

President Tsai Ing-wen vowed on Thursday to defend Taiwan's sovereignty, saying her government would defend freedom and democracy as Beijing ramps up pressure on the self-ruled island it considers a..
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