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China provides $10 billion credit line to Iran – Funds to finance water, energy and transport projects

TEHRAN, Sept 16, (AFP): A Chinese state-owned investment firm has provided a $10 billion credit line for Iranian banks, Iran’s central bank president said Saturday. The contract was signed in Beijing between China’s CITIC investment group and a delegation of Iranian banks led by central bank president Valiollah Seif. The …

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China tightens restrictions on religious freedom

China has tightened regulations on religious freedom, intensifying punishments for unsanctioned activities and increasing its supervision of certain groups in a bid to “block extremism” and tackle what it sees as internal threats. The updated rules, released by China’s cabinet the State Council on Thursday, come as the country ratchets …

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China will protect sovereignty: Xi – Beijing opens 1st overseas base in Africa

BEIJING, Aug 1, (Agencies): China will fiercely protect its sovereignty against “any people, organisation or political party”, President Xi Jinping warned Tuesday, as the country celebrated the 90th anniversary of its military. The message comes as the ruling Communist Party (CCP) faces political resistance in semi-autonomous Hong Kong, where many …

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Iran, China hold naval drill in Gulf

BEIRUT, June 18, (Agencies): Iran and China began a joint naval exercise in the Gulf on Sunday, the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) reported. The military drill comes at a time of heightened tension between the Iranian and US military in the Gulf and is likely to be a cause …

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Beijing denies US plane intercept

BEIJING, May 20, (Agencies): China has denied US allegations that two Chinese fighter jets acted unprofessionally in intercepting an American military plane earlier this week, saying that its aircraft were acting in accordance with the law”. “Related remarks from the US side are inconsistent with fact,” the Chinese Ministry of …

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US reps, Lama take aim at China – ‘Don’t give up on Tibet’

DHARMSALA, India, May 10, (AP): As President Donald Trump appears to be warming to China, a bipartisan group from the US House of Representatives took aim Wednesday at one of Beijing’s sore spots: Tibet. Rep. Nancy Pelosi accused China of using economic leverage to crush Tibetan calls for autonomy. During …

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China launches 1st home-built aircraft carrier amid Sea row

BEIJING, April 26, (RTRS): China launched its first domestically built aircraft carrier on Wednesday amid rising tension over North Korea and worries about Beijing’s assertiveness in the South China Sea. State media has quoted military experts as saying the carrier, China’s second and built in the northeastern port of Dalian, …

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China concerned over Paris clash

Inquiry after police officer allegedly kills Chinese man PARIS, March 28, (Agencies): Violent clashes in Paris between baton-wielding police and protesters outraged at the police killing of a Chinese man in his home injured three police officers and led to the arrest of 35 protesters, authorities said Tuesday. The incidents …

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Trump’s Taiwan comments cause ‘serious concern’ – China

BEIJING (AP) — China said Monday that it had “serious concern” about President-elect Donald Trump’s most recent comments about Taiwan, and warned that any changes to how America deals with the self-governing island could damage diplomatic ties between Washington and Beijing. China’s comments came a day after Trump said in …

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US hits cheap China washing machines with punitive duties

Washington, Dec 9, 2016 (AFP) -Chinese manufacturers are dumping washing machines into the US market at artificially low prices, making them subject to punitive duties of up to 52 percent, the Commerce Department announced Friday. In a case brought by US appliance manufacturer Whirlpool a year ago, in a market …

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