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US president Donald Trump and China president Xi Jinping agreed last month to re-start talks.

China continues to stress that the US must remove all the tariffs placed on Chinese goods as a condition for reaching a trade deal. On Friday, an inf(...)

US president Donald Trump at  a bilateral dinner with Australian prime minister Scott Morrison ahead of the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

As China and the US prepare to meet on the sidelines of a G20 summit in Japan, Beijing slammed Washington as a “bully” and “evil” on Thursday in react(...)

Carrie Lam, Hong Kong’s chief executive: has apologised for proposing legislation to allow extraditions to mainland China. Photograph: Lam Yik Fei/New York Times

Following a heady few weeks in Hong Kong where millions of protesters forced the government into a dramatic U-turn, eyes are now on Beijing as people (...)

US president Donald Trump: took to Twitter to bash the Fed.  Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Reuters

Donald Trump’s desire for interest rate cuts is clearly shared by investors. Markets now expect three rate cuts in 2019, a prospect which has helped d(...)

Riot police block demonstrators from approaching the Legislative Council building in Hong Kong on Thursday.  Photograph: Lam Yik Fei/The New York Times

Hong Kong protesters flooded the streets, with rubber bullets flying overhead and tear gas in their eyes, ostensibly to protest an extradition law tha(...)

A Chinese man blocks a line of tanks heading east on Beijing’s Changan Boulevard after Chinese forces crushed a pro-democracy demonstration in Tiananmen Square on June 5th, 1989. Photograph: Jeff Widener/AP Photo

Thirty years ago the Chinese Communist party made a fateful decision that haunts it to this day. On June 4, 1989 it ordered the People’s Liberation Ar(...)

Chinese president Xi Jinping and Russian president Vladimir Putin at a ceremony dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Russia and China, in the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. Photograph: Alexei Druzhinin/Kremlin/Sputnik

Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping headed to Saint Petersburg on Thursday to attend an international economic forum where the Chinese leader was the guest (...)

US president Donald Trump has threatened in a series of tweets to raise tariffs on all Chinese imports to 25 per cent. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst

US president Donald Trump has threatened to raise tariffs on all Chinese imports to 25 per cent, sharply ratcheting up pressure on Beijing to make con(...)

US president Donald Trump said he would hold a summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping if there were a deal.

US President Donald Trump said on Thursday the United States and China were close to a trade deal that could be announced within four weeks, while war(...)

The attitude of Xi Jinping, China’s president, to the private sector “remains rather unclear, to put it mildly”. Photographer: Christophe Morin/Bloomberg

Is the Chinese economy recovering from its slowdown at the end of last year? “Yes,” say Gavyn Davies, Goldman Sachs and many others. During my recent (...)

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