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China’s Communist Party Faces Recriminations Over Virus

BEIJING — China's ruling Communist Party faced public anger and recrimination Friday over the death of a doctor who was threatened by police after trying to sound the alarm about the new coronavirus back in December. The death toll, meanwhile, rose to nearly 6...
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US Watching North Korea for ‘Christmas Gift’ Missile Launch

WASHINGTON — The U.S. is closely watching North Korea for signs of a possible missile launch or nuclear test in the coming days that officials are referring to as a “Christmas surprise.” “North Korea has been advancing. It has been building new capabilities...
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China Imports From US Plunge 31% in June Amid Tariff War

BEIJING — China's trade with the United States plunged last month as a tariff war battered exporters on both sides of the Pacific Ocean. Chinese imports of U.S. goods fell 31.4% from a year earlier to $9.4 billion, while exports to the American market decli...

China Promises Action on US Trade Deal but Gives No Details

BEIJING — China issued an upbeat but vague promise Wednesday to carry out a tariff cease-fire with Washington but gave no details that might dispel confusion about what Presidents Xi Jinping and Donald Trump agreed to in Argentina. "China will start from im...