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China's aircraft carrier sails by Taiwan as tensions grow

China's aircraft carrier sails by Taiwan as tensions grow

China's sole operational aircraft carrier passed through the Taiwan Strait Wednesday, the island's defence ministry said, as Beijing steps up pressure on its democratic rival.

EU targets recycling as China bans plastic waste imports

EU targets recycling as China bans plastic waste imports

EU regulators are searching for ways to increase recycling of plastic, as waste piles up in ports after China banned imports of ‘foreign garbage’ from the start of 2018.

Japan says China sent nuclear-powered sub to disputed isles

Japan says China sent nuclear-powered sub to disputed isles

Japan said Monday that a Chinese naval submarine spotted in waters off flashpoint islands in the East China Sea was one of its new types of nuclear-powered attack vessels.

QP CEO’s China visit opens ‘further cooperation’ in energy field

QP CEO’s China visit opens ‘further cooperation’ in energy field

Talks held recently between Qatar Petroleum (QP) and Chinese officials and other energy companies in China had resulted in “further cooperation” in the field of energy, QP has announced in a statement.

New explosion hinders rescue efforts in Iranian tanker fire

New explosion hinders rescue efforts in Iranian tanker fire

The Sanchi, carrying 136,000 tonnes of light crude oil from Iran, has been in flames since colliding with the CF Crystal, a Hong Kong-registered bulk freighter, 160 nautical miles east of Shanghai last Saturday.

Japan protests after Chinese frigate sails near disputed isles

Japan protests after Chinese frigate sails near disputed isles

Japan on Thursday lodged an official protest with China, after it spotted a Chinese frigate in waters surrounding flashpoint islands in the East China Sea, the first such incursion in more than a year.

Contract for 184 A320 jets to be finalised soon: Macron

Contract for 184 A320 jets to be finalised soon: Macron

The potential A320 order, which had not been previously announced, would be worth more than $18bn at list prices.

Qatar Petroleum CEO heads to China for talks on energy cooperation

Qatar Petroleum CEO heads to China for talks on energy cooperation

Qatar Petroleum (QP) president and CEO Saad Sherida al-Kaabi, who is also chairman of Qatargas, has left for China as head of a high-level delegation to discuss cooperation in the energy field.

Chinese court jails two for life over $2.4bn pyramid scheme

Chinese court jails two for life over $2.4bn pyramid scheme

A Chinese court has sentenced two people to life imprisonment for fraud in a 15.6 billion-yuan ($2.39 billion) pyramid scheme that sucked in more than 200,000 people.

Iranian oil tanker burns as winds, waves lash rescuers

Iranian oil tanker burns as winds, waves lash rescuers

The poor conditions, with strong winds, rain and waves as high as 3 metres, frustrated efforts to tame the oil tanker fire and search for the 31 remaining crew members, the Ministry of Transport said.

Macron calls for Europe-China alliance on climate, Silk Road

Macron calls for Europe-China alliance on climate, Silk Road

French President Emmanuel Macron urged Europe on Monday to take part in China's Silk Road revival plan, despite some European misgivings about the massive project, as he began a state visit.

Rescue crews struggle to tame China oil tanker fire

Rescue crews struggle to tame China oil tanker fire

Concerns were growing that the tanker, which hit a freight ship on Saturday night in the East China Sea, may explode and sink as the inferno grew.