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Saturday, March 24, 2018


China manufacturing measure ticks up in June

BEIJING (AP) — A survey shows China's manufacturing activity accelerated in June, helped by stronger foreign demand for Chinese goods. The monthly purchasing managers' index issued by the Chinese statistics bureau and an industry group on Friday rose to 51.7 from May's 51.2 on a 100-point scale on which numbers above 50 show activity expanding.

US approves 1st arms sale to Taiwan under Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department has approved arms sales to Taiwan worth a total of $1.4 billion, the first such deal with the self-governing island since President Donald Trump took office, officials said Thursday. The sale will anger China, which regards Taiwan as part of its territory. It comes at a delicate time for

WHO urges more oversight in wake of China vaccine scandal

BEIJING (AP) — China must exert stronger oversight over vaccines sold on the private market in the wake of a developing scandal involving expired or improperly stored vaccines, the World Health Organization said Tuesday. Dr. Lance Rodewald of WHO China's immunization program told reporters that the ongoing investigation into the "troubling" scandal that came to