Gulf Times - China
Kiribati says national interest behind cutting Taiwan ties in favour of China

Kiribati says national interest behind cutting Taiwan ties in favour of China

The Pacific island nation of Kiribati acted in its best national interest when it severed ties with Taiwan and re-established diplomatic relations with China, the office of Kiribati's president said on Saturday.

Hong Kong police, protesters clash in 16th weekend of rallies

Hong Kong police, protesters clash in 16th weekend of rallies

Riot police and protesters in Hong Kong fought brief skirmishes near the Chinese border on Saturday, the latest clashes during huge pro-democracy protests that have battered the financial hub for more than three months.

Qatar, China explore opportunities in free zones

Qatar, China explore opportunities in free zones

Qatar and China on Sunday explored opportunities for cooperation and areas of potential collaboration in the field of free zones.

Hong Kong police fire tear gas, blue water jets at petrol-bomb throwing protesters

Hong Kong police fire tear gas, blue water jets at petrol-bomb throwing protesters

Hong Kong police fired water cannon and volleys of tear gas to break up protesters throwing petrol bombs and bricks near the Legislative Council building and central government

Protesters call on UK to protect Hong Kongers from China

Protesters call on UK to protect Hong Kongers from China

Pro-democracy protesters rallied outside Britain's consulate in Hong Kong on Sunday, demanding London do more to protect its former colonial subjects and ramp up pressure on Beijing over sliding freedoms.

Tiananmen Square 'Tank Man' photographer dies

Tiananmen Square 'Tank Man' photographer dies

The photographer who snapped the defining image of China's Tiananmen Square crackdown -- a solitary man defiantly blocking the path of a column of tanks -- has died in Indonesia, according to US officials.

China threatens Germany over foreign minister's meeting with activist

China threatens Germany over foreign minister's meeting with activist

China formally summoned the German ambassador to Beijing on Wednesday and threatened negative consequences for bilateral relations after Foreign Minister Heiko Maas met with Hong Kong protest leader Joshua Wong earlier this week.

China to exempt 16 categories of US products from tariffs

China to exempt 16 categories of US products from tariffs

China announced Wednesday it would exempt 16 categories of products from US tariffs, ahead of a fresh round of trade talks next month.

Taiwan urges Solomons not to switch allegiance to Beijing

Taiwan urges Solomons not to switch allegiance to Beijing

Taiwan's president urged the Solomon Islands not to switch diplomatic allegiance to China Monday, as the Pacific nation deliberates whether to recognise the far more economically powerful Beijing instead.

Al-Sayed leads QFZA delegation to China trade fair

Al-Sayed leads QFZA delegation to China trade fair

HE Ahmad bin Mohamed al-Sayed, the Minister of State and chairman of QFZA, headed an official Qatari delegation participating in the China International Fair for Investment and Trade

Merkel, in China speech, calls climate protection a global problem

Merkel, in China speech, calls climate protection a global problem

German Chancellor Angela Merkel in China on Saturday called climate protection a global problem and urged the international community to take action.

Hong Kong leader shelves loathed extradition law

Hong Kong leader shelves loathed extradition law

Hong Kong's leader on Wednesday bowed to a key demand of pro-democracy protesters following three months of unrest