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Beijing ridicules Trump over 'China-bashing'

Aug 9, 2016

Beijing ridicules Trump over 'China-bashing'

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China responded Tuesday to claims by Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump that Beijing “breaks the rules in every way imaginable” when it comes to trade, lashing out at the business mogul’s economic prescription that it called “dangerous and damaging.” In a commentary, the ...

China's Xi sets stage for extended stay in power

Aug 9, 2016

China's Xi sets stage for extended stay in power

Already China’s most powerful leader in decades, President Xi Jinping will probably seek to extend his term to more than 10 years, analysts say, the first Communist Party chief to do so since Deng Xiaoping. The ruling party’s leaders have reportedly gathered at their ...

Thai junta chief Prayuth reiterates election in 2017

Aug 9, 2016

Thai junta chief Prayuth reiterates election in 2017

Thailand will hold a general election in 2017, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Tuesday, seeking to allay concerns his military government might delay plans for a return to democracy, days after the country endorsed a military-backed constitution. Sunday’s referendum was seen as the ...