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2005-08-23 17:31:24

By Paul Eckert, Asia Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush will host Chinese President Hu Jintao on September 7, a visit that caps months of rising trade friction as well as growing cooperation on stopping North Korea's nuclear arms ambitions. Bush and Hu will discuss "the full range of issues on the U.S.-China agenda and continuing to build a candid, constructive and cooperative bilateral relationship," the White House said on Tuesday in Idaho, where Bush is...

2005-08-19 08:16:54

By Lindsay Beck BEIJING (Reuters) - China has detained a U.S. citizen on suspicion of spying for ideological foe Taiwan, keeping him under house arrest without charge for nearly three months, the U.S. embassy in Beijing said on Friday. Chinese-born Xie Chunren, 56, was arrested in the southwestern province of Sichuan on May 31 after he traveled there from the United States, the embassy spokeswoman said. "He is currently under residential surveillance under suspicion of espionage for...

2005-08-19 04:55:06

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has detained a U.S. citizen on suspicion of spying for ideological foe Taiwan, keeping him under house arrest without charge for nearly three months, the U.S. embassy in Beijing said on Friday. Chinese-born Xie Chunren was arrested in the southwestern province of Sichuan on May 31 after he travelled there from the United States, the embassy spokeswoman said. "He is currently under residential surveillance under suspicion of espionage for Taiwan," she said....

2005-08-13 02:48:04

BEIJING (Reuters) - China, which views Taiwan as a breakaway province, said on Saturday the self-ruled island's 13th successive bid to join the United Nations was doomed to failure. Taiwan has tried to join the United Nations every year since 1993, but each time China and its allies, supporting Beijing's "one China" policy, have kept the door shut. "The nature of the proposals is that the Taiwan authority is trying to air 'two Chinas' or 'one China, one Taiwan' and 'Taiwan...

2005-08-09 15:43:45

By Doug Palmer WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. and Chinese officials will hold textile trade talks next week in San Francisco, but the Bush administration has not decided whether to formally seek a comprehensive textile trade deal with Beijing, the U.S. Trade Representative's office said on Tuesday. The Aug. 16-17 talks are the latest in a series of "consultations" required under world trade rules after the United States imposed emergency import curbs in May on billions of dollars of clothing...

2005-08-05 07:10:52

By Markus Krah KASSEL, Germany (Reuters) - German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder insisted on Friday that Berlin would pursue its bid for a permanent seat on the U.N. Security Council despite new setbacks, but acknowledged it might need more time. On Thursday, African leaders rejected overtures from Germany, Brazil, Japan and India to back a plan under which the so-called Group of Four (G4) would get permanent seats on the Council. The United States and China also oppose the proposal. "It...

2005-07-31 22:43:16

BEIJING (Reuters) - The United States and China launched bi-annual strategic talks on Monday to try to keep their increasingly complex relationship on an even keel as friction rises over a range of issues. While Beijing and Washington cooperate in many areas, including the six-party talks to try to defuse the North Korean nuclear crisis now going on in the Chinese capital, ties have been strained in recent months over China's military buildup and a surge in its textile exports. U.S. Deputy...

2005-07-27 17:52:47

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China's rapid development is an opportunity rather than a threat to the world, a senior Chinese official said on Wednesday, seeking to stem a rising tide of anti-Beijing sentiment in the United States. State Councilor Tang Jiaxuan, in a speech, advised Americans not to "politicize" or "get emotional" about trade issues. He also said Beijing would improve intellectual property rights protections and promised to work with Washington to promote world peace. Tang, who...

2005-07-25 14:30:17

By Madeline Chambers LONDON (Reuters) - Foreign ministers from Brazil, Germany, Japan and India said on Monday they would work with African nations to formulate a joint proposal for U.N. Security Council expansion. The move came after the four -- contenders for new permanent seats on the council -- failed to win support from the African Union for their own plan at a meeting in London. Both sides want an expansion of the 15-member council, whose composition reflects the balance of power at...

2005-07-15 21:23:45

BEIJING (Reuters) - Remarks by a Chinese general that Beijing could use nuclear arms against the United States in a war over Taiwan were his personal views, but China will never allow Taiwan to be independent, China's Foreign Ministry said. "We will firmly abide by the principles of peaceful reunification and 'one country two systems' and we will express the deepest sincerity and exert the greatest efforts to realize peaceful reunification," state-mouthpiece Xinhua news agency reported a...


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