The U.S. president had just announced some US$250 billion worth of agreements between U.S. and Chinese companies, amid typical rhetoric deploring the “very unfair and one-sided” nature of bilateral trade.
But commentators suggested that it was unclear how many of the headline tie-ups were repackages of past agreements and cast doubt as to how many would actually come to fruition.
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Taiwan’s Ministry of Labor drew fire from labor rights groups and opposition legislators this week after the release of draft amendments to Taiwan’s Labor Standards Act.
A key revision states that employees are able to work for 12 days straight before taking a day off.
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China’s leader Xi Jinping declares the start of a “new era” – Socialism with Chinese characteristics
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The Philippines on Monday apologized to China for using a Taiwanese logo in an event to mark a “new era” of ties between the Philippines and China. Relations between the two countries are warming after prolonged periods of tension over control of the South China Sea — at least they were until this gaffe.
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Merkel heads for the 4th term in Germany, but far right spoils the victory
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Is Aung San Suu Kyi‘s Head Buried in the Sand?
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What REALLY happened this morning-Taiwan democracy activist pleads guilty to subverting state power in the bull-shit trial
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