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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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As virus spreads to more Chinese cities, WHO calls emergency meeting

An outbreak of a new coronavirus has spread to more Chinese cities, including the capital Beijing and Shanghai, authorities said on Monday, and a fourth case has been reported beyond China's borders.
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Virus spreads to more Chinese cities, President Xi says containment is priority

An outbreak of a new coronavirus has spread to more Chinese cities, including the capital Beijing and Shanghai, national and local authorities confirmed on Monday, and a fourth case has been reported..
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China confirms spread of coronavirus, surge in new infections [Video]China confirms spread of coronavirus, surge in new infections

First cases reported in Beijing and southern China as country prepares for annual Lunar New Year holidays.

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Experts estimate more than 1,700 people are infected by China's virus outbreak [Video]Experts estimate more than 1,700 people are infected by China's virus outbreak

The coronavirus outbreak in China's city of Wuhan has killed three people and infected more than 200 as of Monday.

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China confirms spread of coronavirus [Video]China confirms spread of coronavirus

A deadly new virus related to SARS is spreading outside the Chinese city where it first broke out. Officials over the weekend announced that the number of patients has tripled and a third person died...

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Ex-White House adviser Cohn says tariffs didn't help reach trade deals [Video]Ex-White House adviser Cohn says tariffs didn't help reach trade deals

Former White House chief economic adviser Gary Cohn on Sunday said Washington's tariffs impeded U.S. economic growth, working at cross-purposes with a tax cut meant to stimulate business investment...

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Myanmar, China ink deals to accelerate Belt and Road [Video]Myanmar, China ink deals to accelerate Belt and Road

China and Myanmar inked dozens of deals on Saturday to speed up infrastructure projects in the Southeast Asian nation, as Beijing seeks to cement its hold over a neighbor increasingly isolated by the..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:23Published

China posts weakest growth in 29 years as trade war bites [Video]China posts weakest growth in 29 years as trade war bites

China's economic growth slowed to its weakest in nearly 30 years in 2019 amid a bruising trade war with the United States and sputtering investment, and more stimulus steps are expected this year to..

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U.S., China tiptoe around holes in trade deal [Video]U.S., China tiptoe around holes in trade deal

The United States and China signed an initial trade deal on Wednesday that will roll back some tariffs and boost Chinese purchases of U.S. products, defusing an 18-month row between the world's two..

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US and China are set to sign phase-one trade deal [Video]US and China are set to sign phase-one trade deal

Washington and Beijing are set to sign a phase-one deal, aiming to reduce some tariffs and boost Chinese purchases of American farm, energy and manufactured goods.

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U.S. drops China 'currency manipulator' label [Video]U.S. drops China 'currency manipulator' label

The U.S. Treasury Department has dropped its designation of China as a currency manipulator days before top officials of the world's two largest economies were due to sign a new trade agreement. Eve..

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Rare Shakespeare's First Folio to be sold at auction [Video]Rare Shakespeare's First Folio to be sold at auction

A rare 1623 book that brought together William Shakespeare's works for the first time will go up for auction in April, Christie's auction house has announced. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

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Mixed reactions after landslide Taiwanese election [Video]Mixed reactions after landslide Taiwanese election

Taiwan's public reacted with a mix of excitement and disappointment on Sunday morning, after incumbent President Tsai Ing-wen's government won another four-year term by a landslide, and her Democratic..

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The Indonesia-China standoff, explained [Video]The Indonesia-China standoff, explained

One of the biggest standoffs in the South China Sea in years is souring relations between Indonesia and its biggest trading partner, China. Michelle Hennessy reports.

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China's new man in Hong Kong hopes city will return to 'right path' [Video]China's new man in Hong Kong hopes city will return to 'right path'

The new head of China's liaison office in Hong Kong, the most senior mainland official in the Asian financial hub, made his first comments to the media on Monday. Francesca Lynagh reports.

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China's new soccer coach holds news briefing [Video]China's new soccer coach holds news briefing

China's new national soccer team coach, Li Tie, who recently replaced Marcelo Lippi, held a news conference on Sunday (January 5).

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China halts LSE link over HK tensions - sources [Video]China halts LSE link over HK tensions - sources

China has temporarily blocked planned cross-border listings between the Shanghai and London stock exchanges because of political tensions with Britain, sources have told Reuters. David Pollard reports.

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Fireworks light up New Year's Eve in Asia [Video]Fireworks light up New Year's Eve in Asia

Fireworks and lights danced across Asia as countries across the continent rang in 2020.

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Trump to sign U.S.-China deal Jan. 15 [Video]Trump to sign U.S.-China deal Jan. 15

President Donald Trump said Tuesday he'll sign Phase 1 of the trade deal with China on January 15 at the White House. As Fred Katayama reports, he said he'll later go to Beijing to start talks on the..

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Huawei profit jumps, but 2020 may be 'difficult' [Video]Huawei profit jumps, but 2020 may be 'difficult'

The Chinese technology company announced full-year revenue to $121 billion, lower than its earlier projections, as a U.S. trade blacklisting curbed growth and disrupted its ability to source key parts...

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China-Taiwan relations: Beijing keeps pressure on Taipei [Video]China-Taiwan relations: Beijing keeps pressure on Taipei

Why next month's presidential election in Taiwan could prove decisive for the Island's future.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:32Published

China's construction of an airstrip in Cambodia is raising alarms about its military ambitions. [Video]China's construction of an airstrip in Cambodia is raising alarms about its military ambitions.

China's construction of an airstrip in Cambodia is raising alarms about its military ambitions.

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U.S. and China inch towards phase-one trade deal [Video]U.S. and China inch towards phase-one trade deal

The U.S. and China are close to signing the first part of a trade war deal, following a year and a half of damaging tit-for-tat tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars of exports. Ryan Brooks..

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Taiwan's China-friendly opposition seeks makeover after election drubbing

Driven out of China after losing a civil war, Taiwan's main opposition party faces another crisis following an election drubbing this month, seeking to re-invent itself and rethink its unpopular policy..
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Myanmar, China ink deals to accelerate Belt and Road as Xi courts an isolated Suu Kyi

China and Myanmar inked dozens of deals on Saturday to speed up infrastructure projects in the Southeast Asian nation, as Beijing seeks to cement its hold over a neighbor increasingly isolated by the..
Reuters - Published

Trade deal no panacea for rocky U.S. relations with China

From Huawei to the South China Sea, deep political rifts between Beijing and Washington are set to persist, despite a trade relations breakthrough, as the United States pushes back against an..
Reuters - Published

U.S. envoy sees China scaling back economic support for Venezuela’s Maduro

The Trump administration’s envoy on Venezuela said China appears to be scaling back economic support for President Nicolas Maduro, and Beijing acknowledged a diminishing role largely due to U.S...
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U.S. lawmakers urge Trump to press China on detainees

On the eve of the expected signing of the first phase of a trade deal between the United states and China, a bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers has called on President Donald Trump to press Beijing to..
Reuters - Published

Separatists will 'stink for 10,000 years', China says after Taiwan vote

Separatists will "leave a stink for 10,000 years", the Chinese government's top diplomat said on Monday, in Beijing's most strongly worded reaction yet to Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen's re-election on..
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China says will not change position on Taiwan after landslide election

China will not change its position that Taiwan belongs to it, Beijing said on Sunday, after President Tsai Ing-wen won re-election and said she would not submit to China's threats, as state media..
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China reiterates opposition to Taiwan independence after vote

China's Taiwan Affairs Office reiterated its opposition to any form of independence for Taiwan on Saturday, saying it was committed to a "one country, two systems" model for the island, which Beijing..
Reuters - Published

Taiwan president wins landslide victory in stark rebuke to China

Taiwanese re-elected President Tsai Ing-wen by a landslide on Saturday, a stern rebuke to China which has tried both military threats and economic inducements to get the island to accept its rule, and..
Reuters - Published

Taiwan president takes early lead in election closely watched by China

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen took an early lead on Saturday in vote counting for a presidential election that will be closely watched by Beijing, which claims the democratic island as its own, in the..
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U.S. Army plans to expand Asian security efforts to counter China

The U.S. Army plans to deploy two specialized task forces to the Pacific capable of conducting information, electronic, cyber and missile operations against Beijing, a Pentagon official said on Friday.
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China says U.S. congress report on China's human rights neither objective nor credible

China's foreign ministry said on Thursday that a U.S. Congressional report that called for sanctions against Beijing over human rights abuses was neither objective nor credible.
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Don't read too much into election results, Taiwan tells China before vote

Beijing should not interpret Taiwan's elections as representing a win or loss for China, Taiwan's foreign minister said on Thursday, days ahead of a crucial vote overshadowed by Chinese efforts to get..
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U.S. congressional study urges sanctions on China over 'crimes against humanity'

A U.S. congressional report released on Wednesday called for sanctions against China over human rights abuses, and for U.S. officials to keep rights concerns in mind during dealings with Beijing,..
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U.S. congressional study calls for human rights sanctions on China

A U.S. congressional study released on Wednesday called for sanctions against China over human rights abuses, and for U.S. officials to keep rights concerns in mind in dealings with Beijing, including..
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Indonesia deploys fighter jets in stand-off with China

Indonesia's air force deployed four fighter jets to the South China Sea on Tuesday in a stand-off with Beijing after Jakarta protested over a Chinese violation of its exclusive economic zone.
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Hong Kong leader vows to work closely with Beijing's new envoy

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam said on Tuesday she would work closely with Beijing's top official in the Asian financial hub to bring it "back on the right path" after more than six months of..
Reuters - Published

China eyes increased ties with Kiribati, site of space tracking station

China said on Monday it hoped to expand newly restored ties with the Pacific state of Kiribati, site of a strategic but mothballed Chinese space tracking station, in comments that may further stoke..
Reuters - Published

Beijing's new top man in Hong Kong hopes city returns to 'right path'

The new head of China's liaison office in Hong Kong, who was unexpectedly announced at the weekend, said on Monday he hoped the Asian financial hub, roiled by more than six months of anti-government..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia rejects China's claims over South China Sea

Indonesia said on Wednesday it rejected China's claims over a disputed part of the South China Sea as "having no legal basis", after two days earlier protesting to Beijing over the presence of a..
Reuters - Published

Taiwan leader rejects China's offer to unify under Hong Kong model

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said on Wednesday the island would not accept a "one country, two systems" political formula Beijing has suggested could be used to unify the democratic island, saying..
Reuters - Published

Taiwan passes law to combat Chinese influence on politics

Taiwan's parliament passed an anti-infiltration law on Tuesday to combat perceived threats from China as the island gears up for a presidential vote on Jan. 11 amid heightened tension with Beijing.
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Taiwan passes anti-infiltration law aimed at combating Chinese influence

Taiwan's parliament on Tuesday passed an anti-infiltration law to combat perceived threats from China as the democratic island is gearing up for a presidential vote in January amid heightened tension..
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China rattles saber - and offers friendship - days before Taiwan's elections

With just days to go before Taiwan's elections, its giant neighbor is trying a push-and-pull strategy on the island Beijing claims as Chinese territory, rattling its saber while trying to coax electors..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia protests to China over border intrusion near South China Sea

Indonesia said on Monday it had protested to Beijing over the presence of a Chinese coastguard vessel in its territorial waters near the disputed South China Sea, saying it marked a "violation of..
Reuters - Published

Prominent Chinese pastor gets nine years in jail for subversion

The pastor of one of China's best-known unregistered "house" churches was sentenced to nine years in prison on Monday on charges of inciting subversion of state power, part of Beijing's crackdown on..
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China offers new pre-election inducement to Taiwan with revised law

China's largely rubber stamp parliament revised a law on Saturday to simplify investment procedures for Taiwan companies, in another attempt by Beijing to show goodwill to the Chinese-claimed island..
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Taiwan president urges more talks on contested China 'infiltration' bill

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen urged parliament on Wednesday to have more discussion on a proposed anti-infiltration bill which the government says is needed to combat Chinese influence and has been..
Reuters - Published

U.S. 'smears' of China affecting global stability, top Beijing diplomat says

U.S. trade, economic and scientific restrictions on China and "smears" against its sovereignty are impacting global stability and development, the Chinese government's top diplomat said in comments..
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U.S., North Korea talks 'more important than anything', South Korea tells China

It is "more important than anything" to keep up the momentum for talks between the United States and North Korea, South Korean President Moon Jae-in told Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing on..
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Chinese woman sues hospital over egg freezing in first challenge to marriage laws

An unmarried Chinese woman filed a suit against a Beijing hospital on Monday for rejecting her request to undergo a medical procedure to freeze her eggs due to her marital status, in the first..
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Stalled talks with U.S. not good for North Korea, South Korea tells China

Stalled denuclearization talks and a recent flare-up in tension between the United States and North Korea are not beneficial for Pyongyang, South Korean President Moon Jae-in told Chinese President Xi..
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China's Xi to meet Japan, South Korea leaders as North Korea tensions rise

The leaders of Japan and South Korea will meet Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing on Monday, amid heightened concern North Korea may be about to return to confrontation with Washington.
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U.S. envoy meets second senior China diplomat as NK tensions rise

Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng met U.S. special envoy for North Korea Stephen Biegun on Friday, China's foreign ministry said, Biegun's second high-level meeting in Beijing in two days amid..
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China's Xi celebrates 'loving' Macau's anniversary with expected policy rewards

Chinese President Xi Jinping is set to preside over a lavish ceremony in Macau on Friday marking the 20th anniversary of its hand-over to Chinese rule, and the swearing in of another Beijing-backed..
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U.S. should not finalize China trade deal unless detained Canadians are released: Trudeau

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Thursday that the U.S. government should not finalize a trade deal with China unless the pact also secured the release of two Canadians detained by..
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Hong Kong protesters seek international support on rights

Hong Kong protesters rallied outside diplomatic missions on Thursday to urge foreign governments to follow the United States and pass human rights bills to raise pressure on Beijing and support their..
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Hong Kong protesters march to consulates to drum up support on rights

Hong Kong protesters rallied outside diplomatic missions on Thursday to urge foreign governments to follow the United States in passing human rights bills to raise pressure on Beijing and support their..
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Australia must respect China if relations are to improve: Chinese envoy

Australia must abandon criticism of China and see the development of its largest trading partner as an opportunity if bilateral relations are to improve, Beijing's ambassador to Canberra said on..
Reuters - Published

China fears Taiwan's democracy the most, island's president says in election pitch

What Communist Party rulers in China fear the most is Taiwan's democracy, President Tsai Ing-wen said on Wednesday, describing Beijing as a threat seeking every day to undermine Taiwan and criticizing..
Reuters - Published

100 Solomons students left high and dry by China deal: they need our help urgently

In severing ties with Taiwan in favour of Beijing, the Solomons have stranded a large group of their future leaders who fear they will be forced - in a matter of weeks - to complete their studies in..
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U.S. envoy for North Korea to visit China this week: State Department

The U.S. special envoy for North Korea, Stephen Biegun, will visit Beijing on Thursday and Friday, the U.S. State Department said on Tuesday, after China and Russia proposed lifting some U.N. sanctions..
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Pompeo expresses support for Arsenal player in criticism of China's treatment of Uighurs

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday came out in support of Arsenal player Mesut Ozil for his criticism of China's treatment of ethnic Uighur Muslims, saying Beijing can censor the team's..
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Beijing censures Malaysia over fresh South China Sea claim

Beijing said on Tuesday it had protested against Kuala Lumpur filing a submission https://www.un.org/Depts/los/clcs_new/submissions_files/submission_mys_12_12_2019.html with the United Nations last..
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