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  • Xi loses a friend as US envoy’s term cut short

    Washington’s top representative in Beijing is packing to leave as the world’s most important relationship hits a new low and needs an “old China hand” more than ever to stop tensions from spiraling out of control. Terry Branstad, who is seeing out the final weeks…
  • China sets railway building spree in high-speed motion

    More high-speed rail arteries and feeder lines will connect China’s largest megacities and outlying regions in Beijing’s new drive to more than double the length of China’s high-speed railway network. The network is already the world’s longest and the new aim is to hit the…