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  • Donald Trump Aug 23, 2019

    Markets Tumble on Growing Tariffs Rift Between US, China

    President Donald Trump angrily escalated his trade fight with China on Friday, raising retaliatory tariffs and ordering American companies to consider alternatives to doing business there. He also blamed Jerome Powell, the man he appointed as chairman of the Federal Reserve, for the state of the domestic economy, wondering who was a “bigger enemy” of the U.S. — Powell or...

  • Donald Trump Aug 23, 2019

    Stocks Fall As Trump, China Escalate Trade War

    Dow Industrial Average takes a sharp nosedive after a series of tweets from President Trump “hereby ordering” American companies to pull out of China and attacking Federal Reserve Chair Jay Powell.

  • China Jun 18, 2019

    Rescue Efforts Underway After China Quake Kills at Least 12

    Rescue efforts were underway Tuesday after an earthquake in southwestern China left 12 people dead and 135 others injured, authorities said. Hundreds of firefighters arrived early Tuesday and rescued at least eight trapped people, the Chinese Ministry of Emergency Management said. State broadcaster CCTV showed soldiers using a chainsaw to cut through a wooden door and rescue a couple under...

  • driver Nov 2, 2018

    15 Presumed Dead After Fight Causes Bus to Plunge Into River in China

    A fight between a bus driver and a passenger who missed her stop caused the bus to plunge off a high bridge into China’s Yangtze River, police said Friday. All 15 people onboard are presumed dead. An eight-second surveillance video released by Chongqing city police on its Weibo social media account shows the two arguing and grappling with each other...

  • China Oct 3, 2018

    China Orders Actress Fan Bingbing to Pay Massive Tax Fine

    Chinese tax authorities have ordered “X-Men” star Fan Bingbing and companies she represents to pay taxes and penalties totaling $130 million but would spare her from criminal prosecution, state media said Wednesday.

  • Donald Trump Apr 12, 2018

    China Denies Xi Comments Aimed at Settling US Dispute

    China’s government on Thursday denied President Xi Jinping’s promise of market-opening measures this week was aimed at settling a tariff dispute with Washington and said negotiations are impossible under “unilateral coercion” by the United States. A commerce ministry spokesman, Gao Feng, complained U.S. President Donald Trump’s government has “shown no sincerity,” according to the official Xinhua News Agency. Gao said...

  • China Nov 26, 2017

    Explosion in Chinese Port City Kills 2, Injures 30

    An explosion in a port city south of Shanghai on Sunday killed two people and injured at least 30 others, knocked down buildings and left streets littered with damaged cars and debris, the government and news reports said. The early morning explosion struck a riverfront neighborhood in Ningbo, one of China’s busiest ports, the official Xinhua News Agency and other...

  • United States Sep 23, 2017

    South Korea Says Natural North Korea Earthquake Detected

    South Korea’s weather agency said a magnitude 3.0 earthquake was detected in North Korea on Saturday around where the country recently conducted a nuclear test, but it assessed the quake as natural. The quake was detected in an area around Kilju, in northeastern North Korea, and about 20 kilometers (12 miles) southeast of where the North conducted its sixth and...

  • China Aug 24, 2017

    At Least 16 Dead as Strong Typhoon Floods Macau, Southern China

    The most powerful typhoon to hit the southern Chinese region in more than half a century left at least 16 dead as a sudden deluge swamped the gambling hub of Macau, submerging streets and stranding residents. Macau said Thursday that eight people were killed in the former Portuguese colony, including two men found overnight in a submerged parking garage. Another...

  • Captain Feb 26, 2016

    Chinese Airliner Forced to Land After Rat Found on Board

    A rat found scuttling around the cabin forced a Chinese airliner to return to an airport shortly after takeoff on Friday morning. The rodent was found shortly after the Loong Air flight left the eastern city of Hangzhou for the southwestern resort city of Xishuangbanna, the airline said on its official microblog. It wasn’t clear how the rat gained access...

  • United States Jan 21, 2016

    Magnitude-6.4 Quake Strikes China, Damaging Dozens of Homes

    A magnitude-6.4 earthquake struck a remote region of northwest China early Thursday, damaging a few dozen homes but causing no casualties.
    The official Xinhua News Agency said the epicenter of the 1:13 a.m. quake was in an unpopulated area about 33 kilometers (20 miles) from the county seat of Menyuan in Qinghai province.

  • China Jan 4, 2016

    Dow Down 276 Over Fresh Concerns on China

    U.S. stocks traded sharply lower Monday, the first day of trading for 2016, weighed by renewed concerns of negative impact from slowdown in China and increased tensions in the Middle East. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down about 275 points, or 1.58 percent, closing at 17,149 points at the closing bell. Earlier, it had briefly fallen more than 450...

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