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Biden’s trip to China with son Hunter in 2013 comes under new scrutiny – NBC News

Biden’s trip to China with son Hunter in 2013 comes under new scrutiny – NBC News

WASHINGTON — At the time, it seemed mildly noteworthy, but not particularly unusual: then-Vice President Joe Biden, traveling to China on an official visit, had brought his son Hunter Biden along. And when the two appeared in public together in Beijing during the 2013 trip, there were all the typical trappings of a mini-family vacation …

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China has quietly doubled troop levels in Hong Kong, envoys say – Reuters.com

China has quietly doubled troop levels in Hong Kong, envoys say – Reuters.com

Last month, Beijing moved thousands of troops across the border into this restive city. They came in on trucks and armored cars, by bus and by ship. The state news agency Xinhua described the operation as a routine “rotation” of the low-key force China has kept in Hong Kong since the city’s handover from Britain in 1997. …

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Reliable China insiders hint that this round of trade talks could lead to a ‘breakthrough’ – CNBC

Reliable China insiders hint that this round of trade talks could lead to a ‘breakthrough’ – CNBC

The previous 18 months of trade talks between the U.S. and China have only led to more tit-for-tat tariffs, but this time it might be different, according to Chinese sources who seem to have inside knowledge on the trade war. China’s Ministry of Commerce confirmed the two countries held a phone call Thursday and agreed …

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