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Beijing: Municipality in People's Republic of China
Beijing, alternatively 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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Gambling hub Macau chooses Beijing-backed man as leader

The Chinese territory of Macau elected former legislature head Ho Iat Seng as its leader on Sunday - the sole approved candidate.
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Protest fears stalk Hong Kong businesses as China threat looms

Walking a tightrope between anti-government protests and political masters in Beijing, many Hong Kong firms are opting to toe the Communist Party line to avoid potential repercussions having seen what..
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Videos for Beijing

Wall Street sinks on trade tensions [Video]Wall Street sinks on trade tensions

Wall Street tumbled Friday after the U.S.-China trade war escalated sharply, with President Donald Trump demanding that U.S. companies seek alternatives to doing business with China after Beijing..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:26Published

China strikes back with new tariffs on U.S. goods [Video]China strikes back with new tariffs on U.S. goods

China unveiled on Friday retaliatory tariffs against about $75 billion worth of U.S. goods, putting an additional 10% on top of existing rates in the latest tit-for-tat exchange in a protracted dispute..

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Hong Kong: Missing British consulate worker's supporters protest [Video]Hong Kong: Missing British consulate worker's supporters protest

His case is likely to feed into the anger and suspicion among protesters who fear Beijing's growing influence in Hong Kong.

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EXCLUSIVE: Alibaba shelves HK listing amid unrest [Video]EXCLUSIVE: Alibaba shelves HK listing amid unrest

Sources have revealed to Reuters that China's tech titan Alibaba will delay its listing on the Hong Kong stock exchange, saying "it would certainly annoy Beijing" at a time of pro-democracy protests...

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Britain concerned at reports HK consulate worker held in China [Video]Britain concerned at reports HK consulate worker held in China

Britain said on Tuesday it was "extremely concerned" by reports that a staff member at the consulate in its former colony of Hong Kong had been detained in mainland China. Megan Revell reports.

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China steps up threats to Hong Kong protesters [Video]China steps up threats to Hong Kong protesters

Beijing sees the anti-government movement as a threat to its rule of the territory and is struggling to put an end to it.

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Beijing hosts robot extravaganza [Video]Beijing hosts robot extravaganza

Superheroes, exoskeletons, and musical robots are all on show in Beijing. They're part of this year's World Robot Conference which highlights not only robots for play but also for the workplace.

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Pence urges China to respect HK laws amid protest [Video]Pence urges China to respect HK laws amid protest

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Monday warned if "something violent happens in Hong Kong" it would make it harder for the U.S. to make a deal with China on trade. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Hong Kong protests march on with massive turnout [Video]Hong Kong protests march on with massive turnout

Hundreds of thousands of anti-government protesters joined a mass rally in Hong Kong on Sunday, filling major thoroughfares in heavy rain in the eleventh week of what have been often violent..

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Hong Kong protesters march in pouring rain [Video]Hong Kong protesters march in pouring rain

Hundreds of thousands of anti-government protesters joined a mass rally in Hong Kong on Sunday, filling major thoroughfares in heavy rain in the eleventh week of what have been often violent..

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Cathay Pacific CEO quits as airline is dragged into HK turmoil [Video]Cathay Pacific CEO quits as airline is dragged into HK turmoil

Cathay Pacific CEO Rupert Hogg quit Friday as the airline became ever more embroiled in Hong Kong's political turmoil. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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Chinese paramilitary are massing near Hong Kong [Video]Chinese paramilitary are massing near Hong Kong

Images have emerged of hundreds of armored vehicles and members of a Chinese anti-terrorism force gathered across a bridge from Hong Kong. It underlines legal experts who say that Beijing may be..

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Chinese paramilitary forces exercise near Hong Kong [Video]Chinese paramilitary forces exercise near Hong Kong

Hundreds of members of China's People's Armed Police conducted exercises on Thursday at a sports stadium in Shenzhen, as the U.S. State Department expressed concern that they could be deployed across..

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Eye for an eye: why HK's protesters wear patches [Video]Eye for an eye: why HK's protesters wear patches

Protesters at Hong Kong's paralyzed international airport have taken to wearing eye patches in solidarity with a young woman who was injured in a violent police crackdown. David Doyle reports.

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Hong Kong airport reopens after night of clashes [Video]Hong Kong airport reopens after night of clashes

China’s Hong Kong Liaison office said on Wednesday that anti government protesters were no different to “terrorists”, following violent clashes between black clad protesters and riot police at..

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Coach, Givenchy apologize over T-shirts [Video]Coach, Givenchy apologize over T-shirts

Chinese brand ambassadors for labels like Coach and Givenchy have cut ties with the companies over products they say violate China's sovereignty. Fred Katayama reports.

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Hong Kong Protesters Defy Police Ban [Video]Hong Kong Protesters Defy Police Ban

Hong Kong protesters plan to defy a police ban on marches by taking to the streets once again Sunday. According to Reuters, this comes after a weekend of demonstrations, which saw police fire teargas...

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Police clear barricades and fire tear gas at Hong Kong protestors [Video]Police clear barricades and fire tear gas at Hong Kong protestors

Police fired multiple rounds of tear gas at protesters in the Tai Wai district of Hong Kong on Saturday (August 10). Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Hong Kong hit by another weekend of protests [Video]Hong Kong hit by another weekend of protests

About a thousand protesters gathered in Tai Po, a town in the north of the territory, on Saturday (August 10) where they marched around the district. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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Hong Kong airport protesters 'thank' civil servants for support [Video]Hong Kong airport protesters 'thank' civil servants for support

Hong Kong began another volatile weekend on Saturday, with anti-government protests taking place across the city, including one at the international airport for a second day. Rough Cut (no reporter..

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"We have all the cards" in China trade war: Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that the United States is still discussing trade with China but is not going to make a deal for now. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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A rush into safety as U.S. stocks fall [Video]A rush into safety as U.S. stocks fall

On Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average opened more than 500 points lower as President Trump continued to slam China on trade. Havovi Cooper reports.

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China detains employee of Britain's Hong Kong mission, UK urged to act

A Chinese national working at Britain's Hong Kong consulate has been detained in China's border city of Shenzhen for violating the law, the Chinese foreign ministry said on Wednesday, likely worsening..
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China says detains employee of British consulate in Hong Kong

A Chinese national working at Britain's Hong Kong consulate has been detained in China's border city of Shenzhen for violating the law, the Chinese foreign ministry said on Wednesday, likely worsening..
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Don't 'mess up Macau': gambling hub set to choose Beijing-backed leader

The Chinese territory of Macau is set to elect as leader the only candidate for which it is allowed to vote: a Beijing-backed former legislator who is expected to cement China's control over the..
Reuters - Published

Pence urges China to respect Hong Kong laws amid protest

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence urged China on Monday to respect the integrity of Hong Kong's laws and repeated President Donald Trump's warning that it will be harder for the United States to make a..
Reuters - Published

Japanese, South Korean foreign ministers to meet in Beijing on Wednesday

Japan's foreign minister Taro Kono will meet his South Korean counterpart, Kang Kyung-wha, in Beijing on Wednesday, a Japanese foreign ministry official said on Monday, amid deteriorating relations..
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Vietnam demands Chinese ship leaves its exclusive economic zone

Vietnam has demanded that China remove an oil survey vessel and its escorts from the Southeast Asian country's exclusive economic zone, amid a month-long standoff in waters seen as a potential global..
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Why we must waltz with America and China at the same time

Our ties to Washington and Beijing are not an either-or proposition. Australia's interests must come first - and that means leveraging both relationships.
The Age - Published

Cathay CEO resigns amid Hong Kong protest blowback as more rallies planned

The boss of Hong Kong carrier Cathay Pacific Airways quit on Friday, the highest-profile corporate casualty of unrest roiling the former British colony, after Beijing targeted the airline over staff..
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Foreign ministers of China, Japan, South Korea to hold talks amid trade, history tensions

Top diplomats of South Korea and Japan plan to meet their Chinese counterpart in Beijing next week amid a flare-up in tension over trade and history, Seoul's foreign ministry said on Friday.
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Beijing has option of forceful intervention in Hong Kong: Global Times tabloid

China has the option to "forcefully intervene" to quell violent protests in Hong Kong, an influential state-controlled tabloid warned in an editorial on Friday, lashing out at what Beijing describes as..
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China notes Trump comment on Hong Kong: foreign ministry

China has noted U.S. President Trump's comment that Beijing needs to resolve the crisis in Hong Kong on its own, the foreign ministry said in a statement on Thursday.
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Australia must urge China to stay calm over Hong Kong protests

Beijing needs to accept that as the price of restoring order, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam will need to make some concessions.
The Age - Published

Chinese forces exercise across border as Hong Kong braces for protests

Chinese paramilitary forces conducted exercises across the border from Hong Kong on Thursday, raising fears that Beijing may be preparing to act against mass demonstrations in the Asian financial hub..
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We can be wary of China without blindly following the US into war

Australians should be sceptical about home-grown authoritarians who would sacrifice our own freedoms and security while taking a hawkish line against Beijing.
The Age - Published

Chinese state media urge action, voice support for Hong Kong police after clashes

Chinese state media called on Beijing on Wednesday to deal with protests in Hong Kong more decisively after a reporter from one of China's largest government-backed newspapers was caught up in..
Reuters - Published

U.S. senator warns China on Hong Kong trade status if it intervenes in protests

A prominent U.S. senator warned China on Tuesday Hong Kong could lose its special U.S. trade status if Beijing intervenes directly to crack down on increasingly violent pro-democracy protests in the..
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Class dismissed: Surge in arrests of foreign teachers in China

Arrests and deportations of foreign teachers in China have soared this year, lawyers, schools and teachers say, amid a broad crackdown defined by new police tactics and Beijing's push for a "cleaner",..
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Hong Kong police fire tear gas at protesters as confrontation looms

Hong Kong police fired tear gas at protesters on Sunday as a tenth straight weekend of anti-government demonstrations intensified amid an increasingly aggressive response from the police and Beijing.
Reuters - Published

China tells UK to back off after minister's call for Hong Kong probe

Beijing on Saturday told the United Kingdom to stay out of China's internal affairs after Britain's foreign minister called for an independent investigation into the recent protests in its former..
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China 'deplores' Liberal MP for comparing Beijing to Nazi Germany

China says Liberal MP Andrew Hastie's comments about the threat posed by the rise of China is detrimental to its relationship with Australia.
SBS - Published

NATO needs to address China's rise, says Stoltenberg

NATO needs to understand the implications of China's rise as Beijing expands its power around the world, including areas that may challenge members of the North Atlantic security body, Secretary..
Reuters - Published

China blocks movies, stars from Taiwan's Golden Horse Awards

China's film regulator on Wednesday said it was blocking the mainland movie industry from participating in Taiwan's Golden Horse Awards without a giving a reason, in the latest sign of rising tensions..
Reuters - Published

Philippines' Duterte to meet China's Xi over South China Sea arbitration win

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will meet Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping soon to discuss a 2016 arbitration case over the South China Sea, an aide said on Tuesday, as domestic pressure builds for..
Reuters - Published

Philippines' Duterte plans China visit to discuss South China Sea ruling

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will soon meet his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping to discuss a 2016 arbitration case over the South China Sea, his spokesman said on Tuesday, as domestic pressure..
Reuters - Published

Air China to suspend Beijing-Hawaii flights amid weak travel demand

Air China will suspend its flights on the Beijing-Hawaii route from Aug. 27 after a review of its network, China's flagship carrier said on Tuesday, as travel demand remains weak amid an escalating..
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Vietnam police disperse protest at Chinese embassy over South China Sea standoff

Vietnamese police on Tuesday broke up a brief protest outside the Chinese embassy in Hanoi against Beijing's maritime survey of an offshore block in the southeast Asian nation's exclusive economic zone..
Reuters - Published

Police battle protesters as strike paralyses Hong Kong

Police fired tear gas at protesters in multiple parts of Hong Kong on Monday after a general strike hit transport and the city's Beijing-backed leader warned its prosperity was at risk.
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong government: protests are pushing city to 'extremely dangerous edge'

Hong Kong's government said violence and illegal protests were pushing the city to an "extremely dangerous edge", as police fired multiple rounds of tear gas to disperse hundreds of anti-government..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong police fire teargas as China says it will not 'sit idly by'

Police fired multiple rounds of tear gas to disperse hundreds of anti-government protesters in Hong Kong on Sunday after violent clashes a day earlier, and Beijing said it would not let the situation..
Reuters - Published

China destabilizing Indo-Pacific: U.S. Defense Secretary

China is destabilizing the Indo-Pacific, U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Sunday, charging Beijing with predatory economics, intellectual property theft and "weaponizing the global commons".
Reuters - Published

Thousands resume Hong Kong protests, China media warns Beijing won't 'sit idly by'

Thousands of protesters took to Hong Kong's streets on Sunday, a day after violent clashes between anti-government protesters and police, and as China's official news agency warned Beijing will not let..
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U.S. says China destabilizing Indo-Pacific: Pentagon chief

The United States says China is destabilizing the Indo-Pacific, U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Sunday, charging Beijing with predatory economics, intellectual property theft and "weaponizing..
Reuters - Published

Beijing says progress on China-Australia ties 'unsatisfactory'

The progress of repairing China-Australia ties, strained over Canberra's concerns about Chinese influence in its domestic affairs, has been "unsatisfactory," said China's top diplomat after meeting his..
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China's new U.N. envoy says Beijing ready to fight U.S. on trade

China's new U.N. ambassador warned on Friday that if the United States wanted to fight China on trade "then we will fight," and signaled that trade tensions could hurt cooperation between the countries..
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Refinitiv removes Reuters story on Hong Kong protests from screens in China

Under pressure from Chinese regulators, financial information provider Refinitiv has removed from its Eikon terminals in China a Reuters story detailing how an official with Beijing's Liaison Office in..
Reuters - Published

China is reticent about new nuclear missile treaty as INF ends: Germany

A new international treaty, replacing the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) which ends on Friday, should include China, Germany's Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said, but added that Beijing..
Reuters - Published

Pompeo jabs at China's 'bad behavior', defends U.S. tariffs

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday decried "decades of bad behavior" from China that have hampered free trade, laying out a case at a Southeast Asian forum for Washington's escalating trade..
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Pompeo blasts Chinese 'coercion' in South China Sea

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday criticized Chinese "coercion" in the disputed South China Sea, highlighting a divide with Beijing at a meeting of Southeast Asian nations with world..
Reuters - Published

Taiwan calls China tourism ban a "mistake" amid rising tension

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen on Thursday called Beijing's ban on individual tourists to the island a "major strategic mistake" amid heightened tension with giant neighbor China.
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong charges 44 protesters with rioting, grants bail

More than 40 people appeared in a Hong Kong court on Wednesday charged with rioting for their role in a recent protest that turned violent when thousands of activists clashed with police near Beijing's..
Reuters - Published

U.S. set to push security strategy as Chinese maneuvers rattle region

Recent incidents involving Chinese ships in Southeast Asian waters are testing regional faith in Beijing's sincerity about maritime peace, and aiding a renewed U.S. push to build alliances with..
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After historic rocket launch, Chinese startup to ramp up missions

Beijing-based startup iSpace is planning up to eight commercial rocket launches next year, after last week becoming China's first privately funded firm to put a satellite into orbit, its executives..
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Hong Kong protesters appear in court to face 'riot' charge

More than 40 people appeared in a Hong Kong court on Wednesday charged with rioting for their role in a recent protest that turned violent when thousands of activists clashed with police near Beijing's..
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SBS World News bulletin: 29/7/19

SBS News wraps-up all the national and international news, including Beijing's top Hong Kong office breaks its silence after another night of riotous protest, a leading Kremlin critic falls ill under..
SBS - Published

Beijing reiterates support for Hong Kong's Lam, police

China reiterated on Monday its support for Hong Kong's leader, Carrie Lam, and its police, and called on Hong Kong people to oppose violence following another weekend of clashes between protesters and..
Reuters - Published

China to conduct military drills in waters near Taiwan

China's military is holding exercises this week in waters near Taiwan, China's maritime safety agency said, days after Beijing reiterated it is ready to fight if there is any move towards independence..
Reuters - Published

After weekend of violent clashes, Beijing to address Hong Kong unrest

Hong Kong on Monday bore the scars of another night of violent protests with hard hats, umbrellas and water bottles littering some central streets, as Beijing was set to make an announcement on the..
Reuters - Published

China detects African swine fever in pigs transported to Liaoning: Xinhua

China detected African swine fever virus in live pigs being transported to the northeastern Liaoning province, the official Xinhua News Agency said on Saturday, underlining the challenge facing Beijing..
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