World

China says many Chinese casualties in North Korea transport accident

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese tourists have been involved in a major transportation accident in North Korea and there are a large number of casualties, China's foreign ministry said on Monday.

Business

China opposes all forms of protectionism, commerce minister says

BEIJING (Reuters) - China opposes all forms of protectionism and will firmly safeguard the world's multilateral trading system, its commerce minister wrote on Monday in the ruling Communist Party's official newspaper.

Business

China's ZTE seeks resolution of U.S. export ban

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's ZTE is seeking a resolution to a U.S. ban on selling it parts and software that it has said threatens its survival.

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China welcomes U.S. to visit China to discuss trade

BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Sunday said it welcomed plans by top U.S. officials to visit the country to discuss trade and economic issues, amid tensions between the world's two largest economies.

World

Two Chinese dragon boats capsize in river, 17 killed

BEIJING (Reuters) - Two dragon boats practicing to race on a river in China have overturned and 17 people drowned, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday.

Technology

Toshiba eyes cancelling chip unit sale if no China approval by May: media

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Toshiba Corp has decided it will cancel the planned $18.6 billion sale of its memory chip unit if it does not get approval from China's anti-monopoly regulator by May, the Mainichi newspaper said on Sunday.

Politics

U.S. Treasury chief may go to China as trade tensions simmer

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin may visit China, in a move that could help defuse rising trade tensions between the world's two largest economies that threaten to derail a global economic recovery.

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U.S. regulator permits China's ZTE to submit more evidence

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Commerce Department has granted ZTE Corp's request to submit more evidence after the agency banned American companies from selling to the Chinese technology firm, a senior Commerce official said on Saturday.

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Trump's next $100 billion tariff dilemma: hit Wal-Mart or Apple Store?

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumers may be about to directly feel the effects of the trade fight started by U.S. President Trump with China and other countries this year when a new list of Chinese imports to be taxed is announced in coming days.

Business

EU suspects tax fraud at China's new gateway to Europe

MADRID/ATHENS (Reuters) - European Union and Italian authorities are investigating suspected wide-scale tax fraud by Chinese criminal gangs importing goods via Greece's largest port of Piraeus, a trade gateway between China and Europe, officials said.

Politics

U.S. labels China, Russia, Iran and North Korea 'morally reprehensible' over rights

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department on Friday labeled China, Russia, Iran and North Korea as "morally reprehensible" governments it said violated human rights within their borders on a daily basis, making them "forces of instability as a resu

Technology

China trade body urges tighter corporate compliance after ZTE woes: document

BEIJING (Reuters) - A state-backed Chinese trade body said compliance is now a core risk for Chinese firms and that the government must speed up the implementation of guidelines on corporate oversight following a U.S. ban on sales to ZTE Corp.

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China envoy says China will retaliate if U.S. insists on trade war: Xinhua

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will retaliate if the United States insists on initiating a trade war, China's ambassador to the United States was quoted as saying by the state news agency Xinhua on Friday.

Technology

China's ZTE slams U.S. ban on sales as unfair, vows to safeguard interests

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese telecom equipment maker ZTE Corp said on Friday a U.S. decision to impose sanctions on the company was unfair and threatens the survival of the technology giant as it pledged to safeguard its rights through all legal means.

Business

Exclusive: U.S. sorghum armada U-turns at sea after China tariffs

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Several ships carrying cargoes of sorghum from the United States to China have changed course since Beijing slapped hefty anti-dumping deposits on U.S. imports of the grain, trade sources and a Reuters analysis of export and shipping d

World

China challenged Australian warships in South China Sea: Australian media

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australian warships were challenged by the Chinese military in the disputed South China Sea earlier this month, the Australian Broadcasting Corp reported on Friday, citing Australian defense officials.

Science

China says accidentally reported two major quakes which never happened

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's earthquake administration said on Friday that it had accidentally reported two major quakes which in fact had never happened, saying they were drills which had been unintentionally released to the public.

Business

Consumer activists, experts advise against buying ZTE phones

(Reuters) - Consumer activists and technology experts are advising consumers to hold off on buying Android handsets from China's ZTE until the company clarifies whether U.S. sanctions against the company prevent it from providing operating system updates

Business

Trade tensions with U.S. testing resolve of Chinese consumers

BEIJING (Reuters) - Guo Qingshan delights in riding his 400,000 yuan ($63,839) Harley-Davidson motorbike around Beijing's suburbs.

Technology

ZTE woes may boost network rivals Ericsson and Nokia

STOCKHOLM/LONDON (Reuters) - Investors are warming to beleaguered mobile network makers Ericsson and Nokia as they begin to recover ahead of a once-a-decade uplift from a new business cycle and an unexpected boost from a U.S. ban on exports to low-cost Ch

Business

Exclusive: China looks to speed up chip plans as U.S. trade tensions boil - sources

BEIJING (Reuters) - China is looking to accelerate plans to develop its domestic semiconductor market amid a fierce trade stand-off with the United States and a U.S. ban on sales to Chinese phone maker ZTE that has underscored the country's reliance on im

Technology

Qualcomm concessions insufficient to clinch NXP deal: commerce ministry

BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm will have to do more to complete its proposed takeover of NXP Semiconductors , a commerce ministry spokesman said on Thursday.

Technology

China's ZTE removed chief compliance officer before U.S. sanction: source

HONG KONG (Reuters) - ZTE Corp's chief compliance and chief legal officer was removed from his posts more than a month before the Chinese telecom equipment maker was slapped with U.S. sanctions this week, a company source with direct knowledge of the sit

Science

China environment ministry warns of 'stalemate' in war on smog

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's war on pollution is at risk of reaching a "stalemate", with poor weather conditions undermining the country's efforts to reduce smog, an environment ministry spokesman said on Thursday.

Business

Exclusive: Brazil's Petrobras near deal with China's CNPC to swap refinery investment for oil

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil's state-run oil company is nearing a deal in which China National Petroleum Corp Ltd (CNPC) would invest in an oil refinery in exchange for crude oil, two people with knowledge of the talks told Reuters, potentially givin

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China says ready to deal with any fallout from U.S. trade row

BEIJING (Reuters) - China is well prepared to handle any negative effects from its trade dispute with the United States, the commerce ministry said on Thursday, adding that China's tariff hikes on U.S. imports will not have a big impact overall on its dom

World

China carries out live fire drills, unclear if aimed at Taiwan

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's military has conducted live-fire drills along the southeast coastline, state television reported, but it was unclear if these were the same exercises that had been flagged as taking place in the sensitive Taiwan Strait.

Science

Norwegian plastics recycler Tomra seeks to expand in China

ASKER, Norway (Reuters) - Norway's Tomra, the world's top maker of machines that collect plastic bottles and repay a deposit, is seeking to expand in China as governments worldwide work to limit waste, Chief Executive Stefan Ranstrand said on Wednesday.

Business

Whiskey sour? China importers fret over U.S. trade battle

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - When spirits dealer Daniel Taytslin brought his first pallet of American Ragtime Rye whiskey into Shanghai in early April, the 672 bottles faced a 5 percent import tariff at China's customs.

World

Taiwan says Beijing 'saber rattling' as China starts military drills

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan's defense ministry said on Wednesday that Beijing was using "cheap verbal intimidation and saber rattling" to threaten Taiwan, as China's military began live-fire drills in the sensitive Taiwan Strait amid growing tension.

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