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U.S. says progress with China on N.Korea U.N. sanctions, true test is Russia

UNITED NATIONS The United States is making progress in talks with North Korean ally China on imposing new United Nations sanctions on Pyongyang over its latest missile test, but Russia's engagement will be the "true test," U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley said on Tuesday.

Exclusive: Sri Lanka's cabinet 'clears port deal' with China firm after concerns addressed

COLOMBO Sri Lanka's cabinet cleared a revised agreement for its Chinese-built southern port of Hambantota on Tuesday, the government said, after terms of the first pact sparked widespread public anger in the island nation.

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Tuesday Morning Briefing

Frustration is mounting among leading foreign policy officials in President Donald Trump's administration. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has told friends he will be lucky to last a year in his job, according to a friend, while two officials said national security adviser H.R. McMaster was frustrated by what he sees as disorganization and indiscipline on key policy issues inside the White House.

China urges halt to oil drilling in disputed South China Sea

BEIJING China's Foreign Ministry has urged a halt to oil drilling in a disputed part of the South China Sea, where Spanish oil company Repsol had been operating in cooperation with Vietnam.

Now showing at a disputed South China Sea island not very near you

BEIJING China has opened its southernmost cinema on a disputed island in the South China Sea, state media said, part of an on-going effort to build up civilian infrastructure and assert Beijing's sovereignty.

China says reforms have made military more nimble

BEIJING China's military is more nimble and technologically proficient following reforms to make it more compact and responsive, rather than just relying on strength of numbers, state media on Tuesday cited President Xi Jinping as saying.

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China backs joint energy development with Philippines in disputed sea

MANILA China's foreign minister on Tuesday said he supported the idea of joint energy ventures with the Philippines in the disputed South China Sea, warning that unilateral action could cause problems and damage both sides.

Chinese jets intercept U.S. surveillance plane: U.S. officials

WASHINGTON Two Chinese fighter jets intercepted a U.S. Navy surveillance plane over the East China Sea at the weekend, with one jet coming within about 300 feet (91 meters) of the American aircraft, U.S. officials said on Monday.

After spate of Chinese patrols, Taiwan says it's prepared to defend itself

TAIPEI Taiwan is prepared to defend itself against China if necessary, the self-ruled island's defense ministry said on Tuesday, in a strongly worded response to recent flybys by Chinese warplanes near the island China claims as a wayward province.

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Chinese developer Sunac to raise $516.4 million in share sale

HONG KONG Developer Sunac China Holdings Ltd, involved in a $6.5 billion deal with conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group, said on Tuesday it has agreed a private share sale worth $516.4 million, with the proceeds earmarked for "general working capital".

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