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Trump plays down prospect of successful U.S.-China trade talks

May 18, 2018

Trump plays down prospect of successful U.S.-China trade talks

President Donald Trump on Thursday cast doubt on the prospect of successful trade talks with China, saying the Asian economic powerhouse has become "very spoiled" because it usually gets its way with the U.S. Trump, in response to questions from reporters during a meeting with ...

China launches first privately designed rocket

/ May 17, 2018

China launches first privately designed rocket

China launched its first privately developed rocket on Thursday, the latest milestone in its ambitious space exploration program. Since coming to office in 2012, President Xi Jinping has made becoming a "space flight superpower" a top priority for the Chinese government, which has a goal ...

China admits military exercises intended to threaten Taiwan

May 16, 2018

China admits military exercises intended to threaten Taiwan

A Chinese government spokesman said Wednesday that the country's military exercises around Taiwan are intended as a direct threat to the self-governing island's government over moves Beijing sees as cementing its independence from the mainland. The message conveyed by the recent drills is "very clear," ...