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Merkel, Chinese premier defend Iran deal, free trade

BEIJING: German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang defended the Iran nuclear deal on Thursday, with Li hinting a collapse in the pact would complicate negotiations to disarm North Korea. The pair also launched a…

Brexit dogs May as she eyes ‘golden era’ with China

BEIJING: Prime Minister Theresa May touted on Wednesday a "golden era" of Sino-British relations with deeper trade ties after Britain leaves the European Union, but her visit to Beijing was dogged by a Brexit row at home. As she embarked…

US backsliding on Paris deal a gift for China

BEIJING: The US exit from the Paris climate pact is a gift to China's ambitions to become world leader on everything from trade to global warming, despite its own mixed record. Beijing appeared well aware of the opening that it was given…

US, China to step up cooperation on North Korea

NEW YORK, UNITED STATES: US 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…