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China responds to Biden’s Taiwan defense pledge

Beijing says it “deplores” the US president’s latest interview, in which he indicated Washington’s readiness to defend Taiwan Beijing has issued a protest in response to US President Joe Biden’s latest remark that Washington could use its military to defend Taiwan. China considers the self-governing island to be a part …

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German ambassador to China dies two weeks into the job

Germany’s ambassador to China Jan Hecker died suddenly, less than two weeks after taking up his post, the European nation’s foreign office said on Monday. Hecker, 54, a foreign policy adviser to Chancellor Angela Merkel, had presented his credentials at China’s foreign ministry on August 24, the embassy in the …

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14 killed, 26 injured in warehouse fire in China

A warehouse fire in northeastern China on Saturday left at least fourteen people dead and twelve seriously injured, state media reported. The logistics warehouse, located in Changchun, the capital of the northeastern province of Jilin, caught on fire Saturday afternoon, and rescue work is still underway, the official Xinhua news …

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