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/ Apr 2, 2017

Beijing cozies up to EU in wake of Trump's 'America First' policy

China has launched a charm offensive with the European Union since U.S. President Donald Trump took office in January, shifting its stance on trade negotiations and signaling closer cooperation on a range of other issues, European diplomats say. European envoys in Brussels and Beijing sense ...

China considering strong measures to contain Taiwan: sources

Jan 2, 2017

China considering strong measures to contain Taiwan: sources

China's military has become alarmed by what it sees as U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's support of Taiwan and is considering strong measures to prevent the island from moving toward independence, sources with ties to senior military officers said. Three sources said one possibility being considered ...