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China hits back with tariffs on US imports worth $3bn

US wine is among the produce affected by China's retaliatory tariffs

China has imposed tariffs of up to 25% on 128 US imports, including pork and wine, after US President Donald Trump raised duties on foreign steel and aluminium imports in March. The tariffs affecting some $3bn (£2.1bn) of imports kick in on Monday. Beijing said the move was to “safeguard China’s interests and balance” losses caused by new US tariffs. ...

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China space lab to fall on earth on Monday

China space lab to fall on earth on Monday

Debris from a defunct Chinese space station is seen crashing to Earth on Monday, scientists monitoring it say. China’s space agency said the station will re-enter the atmosphere in the next 24 hours – in line with European Space Agency (ESA) predictions. The Tiangong-1 was part of China’s ambitious space programme, and the prototype for a manned station in 2022. ...

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Ex Chinese vice mayor sentenced to death for corruption

Zhang Zhongsheng, the former vice mayor of Luliang City in north China’s Shanxi Province, was sentenced to death on Wednesday for taking bribes of more than 1 billion yuan (US$159 million), a court said today, according to Xinhua news agency. Zhang’s personal assets will be confiscated, according to the Intermediate People’s Court of Linfen City in Shanxi. The former official ...

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Trump to announce China sanctions after intellectual property theft claims

Donald Trump's use of Twitter to attack opponents is unprecedented

The Trump administration plans to announce sanctions against China on Thursday after determining that the country is encouraging the theft and transfer of intellectual property from US businesses. The White House said the actions come after years of talks about the issue that failed to produce change. The actions are expected to include tariffs, as well as other measures. The ...

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Chinese president Xi Jinping gets second term

China’s rubber-stamp parliament unanimously handed President Xi Jinping a second term Saturday and elevated his right-hand man to the vice presidency, giving him a strong ally to consolidate power and handle US trade threats. Xi’s reappointment by the Communist Party-controlled legislature was a foregone conclusion, but all eyes had been on whether his former anti-corruption enforcer, Wang Qishan, would become ...

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China to build new ECOWAS headquarters as ‘gift’

The new headquarters for the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) will be built by China, the group confirmed in a press statement on Wednesday March 14, 2018. The political bloc and China have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the projected that is expected to cost $31.6 million, an amount that will be provided by China as ...

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China approves ‘president for life’ change

China has approved the removal of term limits for its leader, in a move that effectively allows Xi Jinping to remain as president for life. The constitutional changes were passed by China’s annual sitting of the National People’s Congress on Sunday. The vote was widely regarded as a rubber-stamping exercise. Two delegates voted against the change and three abstained, out ...

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China lauds gov’t for improved procurement practices

The Chinese Government has applauded President Nana Akufo-Addo and the Minister of State in charge of Public Procurement, Sarah Adwoa Safo, for what it says is their commitment to protecting the public purse. The Chinese Government also said it was excited about the gains made by the Ghanaian Government in the area of public procurement ever since it assumed office ...

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China proposes to let Xi Jinping extend presidency beyond 2023

Xi Jinping became Chinese president in 2013 and is currently due to step down in 202

China’s governing Communist Party has proposed removing a clause in the constitution which limits presidencies to two five-year terms. The move would allow the current President Xi Jinping to remain as leader after he is due to step down. There had been widespread speculation that Mr Xi would seek to extend his presidency beyond 2023. Party congress last year saw ...

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Ghana needs to upgrade cyber security systems – Antwi Danso

International Relations analyst, Dr. Vladimir Antwi Danso has urged the government to improve systems to fight cyber attacks. His call follows reports in the French media of China bugging and stealing data from the $200 million African Union (AU) Headquarters in Ethiopia it funded and built. Speaking to Citi News on the reports, Dr. Antwi Danso called on the government ...

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