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China’s commerce ministry says US tariffs are  aimed not at addressing trade issues but at harming China’s peaceful development. Photograph: iStock

China has said it would impose new tariffs on $60 billion (€52bn) worth of imports from the US should the White House carry out its threat made earlie(...)

Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi, right, with UK foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt at a press briefing at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on Monday, July 30th, 2018. Photograph: Andy Wong/AP

China has offered to hold talks with Britain on a post-Brexit free trade deal during a visit by foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt, who is in Beijing to tr(...)

Donald Trump  and Kim Jong-un sign an agreement as US secretary of state Mike Pompeo  and the North Korean leader’s sister Kim Yo-jong look on. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un left Singapore after their first meeting clearly pleased with the way the summit had been received in their respective co(...)

New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern (centre) at a media briefing in Wellington on Monday. Photograph: Nick Perry/AP

A report released by Canada’s spy agency has warned that New Zealand, one of its closest allies, has been influenced at every level of society by the (...)

Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi will become the first Chinese foreign minister to visit North Korea in more than a decade. File photograph: Madoka IkegamI/AFP/Getty Images

China’s top diplomat Wang Yi will visit North Korea this week, the foreign ministry in Beijing said, just days after ground-breaking talks between Nor(...)

Trade tensions: A container ship  is seen docked at a port in Lianyungang, Jiangsu province, in China. Photograph: Reuters

In the tit-for-tat trade conflict between China and the US, Beijing has promised to fight “at any cost” using “comprehensive countermeasures” if Washi(...)

 US president Donald Trump during a visit to Beijing in 2017: in China the trade war is read as a flagrant example of the US trying stop China from taking its rightful place as the world’s biggest economy. Photograph:  Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

This week we will learn of the terms of engagement in a looming trade war between the world’s two mightiest economies. Washington will reveal the det(...)

“Ten years ago none of this was happening. People weren’t really talking about China with any perspective or knowledge. Now we have a €16 billion trade relationship,” Tánaiste Simon Coveney has said. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

China’s foreign minister Wang Yi has encouraged “sensible and pragmatic negotiations” between the EU and Britain over Brexit, Tánaiste Simon Coveney h(...)

Chinese president Xi Jinping  and his wife Peng Liyuan: It’s nearly three years since China formally lifted a ban on Irish beef exports to China imposed after the BSE crisis.

The export of Irish beef to China is expected to resume before the summer, the Tánaiste, Simon Coveney, said during his St Patrick’s Day trip to Beiji(...)

China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi waves to photographers as he arrives at a press conference during the First Session of the 13th National People’s Congress in Beijing on Thursday. Photograph: Getty Images

China is not trying to “replace America” and is committed to being a force for stability in Asia, foreign minister Wang Yi said, dismissing fears in t(...)

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