Saturday 25th September 2021

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    • China, U.S. may meet in January for trade negotiation China-U.S-may-meet-in-January-for-trade-negotiation

      The delegations of China and the U.S. have stayed in close communication and have made plans to meet face-to-face in January, the spokesman of China’s Ministry of Commerce Gao Feng said on Thursday.  The remarks came after media reports stated that a U.S. trade team will travel to Beijing on January 7 for trade talks with China.  Gao confirmed the potential meeting without giving a specified date, saying the two sides are keeping close communication via telephone as well.  The upcoming meeting will be the first face-to-face negotiation since Chinese President Xi Jinping and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump...

    • China warns U.S. against ‘weaponizing’ space China-warns-U.S-against-weaponizing-space1

      China said on Wednesday it opposed the “weaponization” of space as it criticized U.S. President Donald Trump’s orders to create a new command center for controlling military space operations. “China has consistently proposed the peaceful usage of space, and opposes the weaponization of space and a space arms race,” said Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying at a press briefing. “We oppose even further turning space into a new battleground,” she added. On Tuesday, Trump ordered the creation of “Space Command”, a new organizational structure within the Pentagon that will have overall control of military space operations. SpaceCom, as...

    • U.S. confirms withdrawal of troops from Syria U.S.-confirms-withdrawal-of-troops-from-Syria

      The U.S. has started withdrawing its troops from Syria, according to a statement by the White House on Wednesday. “We have started returning United States troops home as we transition to the next phase of this campaign,” Press Secretary Sarah Sanders announced. Earlier, President Trump said on Twitter that the U.S. has defeated ISIL in Syria, which he said was the “only reason for being there during the Trump presidency.” WH: President Trump is honoring promise In April, Trump announced that over the last year, nearly 100 percent of the territory once controlled by ISIL in Syria...

    • Afghanistan ceasefire push in focus in U.S. Afghanistan-ceasefire-push-in-focus-in-U.S.

      Talks between U.S. and Taliban officials aimed at arranging peace negotiations in Afghanistan were set for a second day on Tuesday after discussions around the future of foreign forces and a possible six-month ceasefire, Taliban sources said. The three-day meeting in Abu Dhabi is at least the third time that U.S. special peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad has met Taliban representatives as diplomatic efforts to end the 17-year war, which has intensified this year. On Monday, a Taliban delegation met officials from Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates ahead of their meeting with Khalilzad, who was appointed to...

    • U.S. airstrikes hit al-Shabab rebels in Somalia, killing 62 U.S-airstrikes-hit-al-Shabab-rebels-in-Somalia-killing-62

      The U.S. military said on Monday it had killed 62 al-Shabab militants in six airstrikes on Saturday and Sunday in the vicinity of Gandarsh in Somalia’s south-central Banaadir province. In a statement issued on Monday, the U.S. military’s Africa Command said it carried out four strikes on December 15 in which 34 people were killed. It carried out two further strikes on December 16 which killed 28 people.  “Africa Command and our Somali partners conducted these airstrikes to prevent terrorists from using remote areas as a safe haven to plot, direct, inspire and recruit for future attacks,” said the...

    • BMW and Tesla cut China prices after tariff drop on U.S. made cars BMW-and-Tesla-cut-China-prices-after-tariff-drop-on-U.S-made-cars1

      BMW announced on Saturday to cut the prices of its U.S. made X5, X6, X5M and X6M following China’s decision to suspend additional tariffs on U.S. made cars and auto parts. The price of its new BMW X5, which was just launched in early December, is slashed to 779,900 yuan, a decrease of 30,000 yuan.  And prices of the X6,X5M、X6M and the last generation of X5 have been adjusted down to just before China raised tariffs on U.S. made autos to 40 percent this July in retaliation to U.S. tariff hikes on the Chinese equivalents.  It is the second automaker...