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Trump fills homeland security, environment, China ambassador jobs

President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday picked a fossil fuel industry defender as his top environmental official, another retired general as homeland security chief and Iowa’s governor as U.S. ambassador to China in choices at odds with some of his recent pronouncements. Trump, continuing to build his Cabinet as he prepares …

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China urges U.S. to block transit by Taiwan president

China called on U.S. officials on Tuesday not to let Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen pass through the United States en route to Guatemala next month, days after President-elect Donald Trump irked Beijing by speaking to Tsai in a break with decades of precedent. The U.S. State Department appeared to reject …

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China pledges further opening as leaders scramble for free trade

Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged further economic opening on Saturday as leaders of Asia-Pacific countries sought new free-trade options following Donald Trump’s election to U.S. president on promises to scrap or renegotiate trade deals. All eyes were on China at this year’s APEC summit in Lima, Peru just over a …

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Global industry groups voice opposition to China cyber security law

More than 40 international business and technology organizations representing hundreds of companies on Friday expressed “deep concerns” to the Chinese government about a new cyber security law they said would likely increase the separation between China and the rest of the world economy. Beijing on Monday adopted a cyber security …

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China adopts controversial cybersecurity law: Xinhua

China’s parliament adopted a controversial cybersecurity law on Monday, the official Xinhua news agency said, a move likely to trigger concern from foreign governments, business communities and rights groups. Xinhua did not give further details. Overseas critics of the law say it threatens to shut foreign technology companies out of …

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Upbeat China factory surveys buoy Asia stocks but can’t trump U.S. election jitters

Stronger-than-expected factory growth in China helped Asian stocks erase early losses on Tuesday, but investors remained cautious as the acrimonious U.S. presidential election campaign entered its final week. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS rose 0.3 percent, after earlier hitting its lowest level since Sept. 19. October …

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U.S. challenges China’s imports of North Korean coal amid U.N. sanctions

China’s imports of North Korean coal run counter to global sanctions, a senior U.S. official said on Saturday, adding that a U.S. missile system deployed in South Korea should “motivate” Beijing to pressure Pyongyang over its nuclear program. North Korea’s exports of coal to China provide a lifeline for the …

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China courier ZTO delivers year’s biggest U.S. IPO

Chinese package delivery company ZTO Express said it raised $1.4 billion in the biggest U.S. initial public offering of the year on Wednesday as its backers cashed in on China’s booming online-shopping industry. The stock market debut, the biggest by a Chinese company since the $25 billion IPO of e-commerce …

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U.S., China to step up cooperation on North Korea

U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang agreed on Monday to step up cooperation in the United Nations Security Council and in law-enforcement channels after North Korea’s fifth nuclear test, the White House said. China and the United States are also targeting the finances of Hongxiang Industrial, a …

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China’s online chatter muted ahead of Apple iPhone 7 launch

Judging by the volume of online chatter, there’s a lot less buzz in China ahead of this week’s expected launch of the new Apple Inc (AAPL.O) iPhone, and people on the street say they’re more likely to “wait and see” what the latest device offers than rush out to buy. …

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