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US president Donald Trump and China’s president Xi Jinping. Photograph: Nicolas Asfouri/AFP via Getty

US president Donald Trump has a bank account in China and has unsuccessfully pursued business projects there, according to an analysis of his tax reco(...)

US president Donald Trump: US military and economic predominance was so complete through much of the 20th century that relative decline was always inevitable. Photograph:  Brendan Smialowski

American fear about loss of supremacy is almost as old as the republic itself. If its people were to be believed, Dickens wrote, the country “is alway(...)

The World Trade Organisation has given the European Union permission to impose tariffs on $4 billion worth of American products annually in retaliation for illegal subsidies given to US plane maker Boeing. Photograph: Lindsey Wasson/The New York Times

The EU has been handed the right to hit almost $4 billion (€3.4 billion)-worth of US goods with punitive tariffs in retaliation for illegal state aid (...)

The furore facing the South Korean technology group Samsung came after BTS band member Kim Nam-joon, known as RM, commented on the 70th anniversary of the Korean war. Photograph: EPA

Samsung has withdrawn products branded with K-pop superstars BTS from online platforms in China after a band member’s comments on the Korean war spark(...)

LeBron James  of the Los Angeles Lakers taking part in a pre-season game against the Brooklyn Nets as part of 2019 NBA Global Games China at Mercedes-Benz Arena  in Shanghai, China. Photograph:  Lintao Zhang/Getty Images

The evolution of LeBron James. In 2007, Ira Newbie, a Cleveland Cavaliers bench player, penned an open letter about the genocide in Darfur to the Chin(...)

A Cork hotel, which opened its doors in April to cater for frontline HSE staff combating Covid-19, is to close temporarily after two of its staff tested positive for the virus in recent days.

A Cork hotel, which opened its doors in April to cater for frontline HSE staff combating Covid-19, is to close temporarily after two of its staff test(...)

Chinese students arriving in Belfast on Qatar Airways plane specially charted by Queen’s University Belfast.

Queen’s University Belfast for the second time in two weeks has chartered a Qatar Airways plane to bring hundreds of Chinese students to Belfast. On (...)

A high-security facility near what is believed to be a re-education camp where mostly Muslim ethnic minorities are detained, on the outskirts of Hotan, in China’s northwestern Xinjiang region. File photograph: Greg Baker/AFP via Getty

As China faced rising international censure last year over its mass internment of Muslim minorities, officials asserted that the indoctrination camps (...)

A jogger runs past thousands of US national flags placed near the Washington Monument to memorialise Americans who have died with Covid-19 in Washington, DC. Photograph: EPA

The US death toll from coronavirus has topped 200,000, a figure unimaginable eight months ago when the outbreak first reached the world’s richest nati(...)

Ren Zhiqiang speaking at an event in Beijing in 2013. He has been jailed for 18 years  for corruption, bribery and embezzlement of public funds. Photograph:  China News Service/AFP via Getty Images

A Beijing court sentenced a prominent property tycoon to 18 years in prison for alleged corruption on Tuesday in a verdict that will finally silence o(...)

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