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    China military budget growth slows to 6.6pc

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 12:57am on May 23, 2020

    China will increase its military budget by a slower 6.6 per cent this year, the government announced Friday at the opening session of its annual...

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    China warns on slump as pandemic kills world jobs

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 10:18pm on May 22, 2020

    China warned on Friday that its huge economy faces an immense challenge from the coronavirus, as the ongoing pandemic and national lockdowns caused massive job...

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    China rebuts Trump accusation of coronavirus ‘mass killing’

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 11:23pm on May 21, 2020

    China offered a low-key rebuttal to United States president Donald Trump’s accusation of mass killing on Thursday, with a foreign ministry official insisting the country...

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    Scientists in China believe new drug can stop pandemic

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 12:27am on May 20, 2020

    A Chinese laboratory has been developing a drug it believes has the power to bring the coronavirus pandemic to a halt. The outbreak first emerged...

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    China asks US to meet halfway as Trump threatens to cut ties

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 10:13pm on May 15, 2020

    China on Friday urged the United States to meet it halfway and strengthen cooperation in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic after president Donald Trump...

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    China rejects US claim of attempted vaccine theft as ‘smearing’

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 10:09pm on May 14, 2020

    Beijing accused the United States on Thursday of smearing China after Washington alleged Chinese hackers were attempting to steal research on developing a vaccine against...

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    Beijing school students trial temperature-tracking bracelets

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 10:55pm on May 11, 2020

    Temperature-monitoring bracelets that alert an app if a student has a fever were being trialled at Beijing schools on Monday — China’s latest use of...

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    China exports see surprise 3.5% jump in April, imports fall

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing, China | Updated at 01:11am on May 11, 2020

    China's exports saw a shock 3.5 percent rise in April despite the global impact of the coronavirus pandemic, official figures showed Thursday, partly due to...

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    China, US commit to implement trade deal despite virus row

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 09:29am on May 08, 2020

    Chinese and US trade representatives agreed Friday to ‘create favourable conditions’ for the phase one trade deal signed in January, Beijing officials said, despite recent...

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    Wuhan students return to school

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 04:31pm on May 06, 2020

    Chinese youngsters in the global virus epicentre of Wuhan filed back to class on Wednesday, wearing masks and walking in single file past thermal scanners....