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Death toll from China pesticide plant blast rises to 78

  Public anger over safety standards has grown in China over industrial accidents, ranging from mining disasters to factory fires, that have marred three decades of swift economic growth. State television said 566 people were still being treated in hospital after Thursday’s blast at the Chenjiagang Industrial Park in Yancheng city, Jiangsu province on China’s east coast. Air quality remained…

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Iran economy minister in China to discuss trade ties

  Dejpasand arrived in Beijing on Monday at the head of a high-ranking delegation to take part in the 17th meeting of the Iran-China joint economic commission. During the meeting to be held on Monday and Tuesday, officials of the two countries will discuss ways of boosting economic cooperation in various areas, including investment, commerce, banking, energy and agriculture. The Iranian minister is…

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China offers help to restore power in Venezuela

  Venezuela has been in political turmoil over the past few months, with the opposition holding widespread anti-government protests, blaming Maduro for an ailing economy, hyperinflation, power cuts, and shortages of basic items. Opposition figure Juan Guaido declared himself Venezuela’s “interim president” on January 23, deepening the crisis. Washington took the lead in recognizing the 35-year-old opposition figure’s claim, followed by the…

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China’s Huawei sues US over ban on products

  Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, the world’s biggest manufacturer of telecommunications equipment, said in a statement on Thursday that it had filed the lawsuit in the US district court in Plano, Texas, arguing that section 889 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) was in violation of the American constitution because it singled out an individual or group for punishment without trial. Back…

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Huawei CFO files lawsuit against Canada police, border official over ‘unconstitutional’ arrest

  Her lawyers Howard Mickelson and Allan Doolittle said in a statement on Sunday that Meng, the Chinese tech giant’s CFO and daughter of its founder, suffered “serious breaches of her constitutional rights” during her arrest at the Vancouver International Airport on December 1, 2018. Meng, the lawyers said, is “seeking damages for misfeasance in public office and false imprisonment” in…

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Saudi girls flee violent abuse in Saudi Arabia, stopped in Hong Kong

  Two Saudi Arabian sisters have fled violent abuse in Saudi Arabia and are currently in Hong Kong, where they have been stopped by Saudi consular officials, their lawyer has announced, as Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is in China for a visit. The sisters, who are aged 18 and 20 but whose identities have not been revealed, arrived…

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US unilateralism cannot harm Iran, China: Larijani

In Beijing, Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani has said  America’s hostile unilateral policies, including the imposition of sanctions and trade tariffs on other countries, will fail to harm world nations, including Iran and China. Addressing students and professors at Renmin University of China in Beijing on Tuesday, Larijani said that unbridled unilateralism is not acceptable to world nations, paticularly Iran and China, in…

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Iran, China seeking to deepen ‘strategic partnership’

Top diplomats of Iran and China have emphasized the two nations’ determination to promote their “strategic” relations in various areas as a high-ranking delegation from Tehran visits Beijing for talks. During a meeting on Tuesday with Chinese State Councilor Wang Yi in Beijing, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Tehran views the “strategic partnership between Iran and China as…

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US cannot crush us: Huawei founder

The founder of China’s electronics giant Huawei says a campaign of pressure by the United States targeting his company will fail to “crush” the firm. The US has filed 23 charges against Huawei and Meng Wanzhou, who is the daughter of Huawei’s founder — Ren Zhengfei — and the chief financial officer of the company. Meng was arrested in Canada in December last…

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China to develop missiles as West ups military spending

China has rejected Germany’s appeal to join a Cold War-era arms control treaty from which the United States unilaterally withdrew this month, saying it would place unfair limits on the Chinese military. Chancellor Angela Merkel made the appeal at the 2019 Munich Security Conference and called on China to join negotiations about saving the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. Merkel warned that the withdrawal…

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