China repeats call for restraint as North Korea tensions build

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been ratcheting up the pressure on the US with denuclearisation talks stalled [KCNA via Reuters] China repeated its call for restraint and compromise on Thursday as renewed provocations from North Korea heighten fears it will break off talks with the United States and conduct a significant weapons test. […]

US envoy to visit China in bid to revive N Korea nuclear talks

US Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun, on a tour of Asia in a bid to revive stalled denuclearisation talks with Pyongyang, will travel to China on Thursday [Ed Jones/Pool via Reuters] The United States special envoy for North Korea, Stephen Biegun, will visit Beijing on Thursday and Friday, the State Department said on […]

Russia, China propose easing N Korea sanctions, US says premature

Russia and China on Monday proposed easing some sanctions against nuclear-armed North Korea, on condition the government commits to Security Council resolutions on denuclearisation, in a move the United States described as premature. The proposal, in a draft resolution which surprised several diplomatic missions, suggested the Security Council lift a ban on North Korea exporting […]

China state TV pulls Arsenal game after Ozil Uighur comments

Chinese state broadcaster CCTV has pulled a game between Arsenal and Manchester City from its programme after Gunners midfielder Mesut Ozil expressed support for Uighurs in Xinjiang. Ozil, a German of Turkish origin, condemned China’s crackdown on Muslim minorities in the western region in a tweet on Friday, while criticising Muslim countries for failing to […]

China accuses US of ‘sinister intentions’ after Trump signs bills supporting Hong Kong protesters

China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Thursday the U.S. has “sinister intentions” and its “plot” is “doomed to fail,” after President Donald Trump signed two bills supporting Hong Kong protesters into law. State media also published a statement from the H…

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