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China calls report of talks with Venezuela opposition 'fake news'

China calls report of talks with Venezuela opposition 'fake news'China said on Wednesday a newspaper report that Chinese diplomats had held talks with Venezuela’s political opposition to protect its investments in the Latin American country was “fake news”. The Wall Street Journal said the diplomats, concerned about oil projects in Venezuela and almost $ 20 billion that Caracas owes Beijing, had held talks in Washington with representatives of Juan Guaido, the opposition leader heading U.S.-backed efforts to oust President Nicolas Maduro.



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China rejects Turkey criticism on Uighurs, denies poet died

China rejects Turkey criticism on Uighurs, denies poet diedChina hit back on Monday at Turkish criticism over its treatment of Uighurs and denied Ankara’s claim that a renowned poet from the Muslim minority had died in custody, calling it an “absurd lie”. Turkey’s foreign ministry had released a statement on Saturday severely criticising China’s mass detentions of its Turkic-speaking Uighurs, and claiming that poet Abdurehim Heyit had died serving an eight-year Chinese prison sentence imposed as punishment over “one of his songs”. “China has made solemn representations toward Turkey.



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China condemns Turkey over claim of famed musician's death

China condemns Turkey over claim of famed musician's deathBEIJING (AP) — Beijing on Monday condemned Turkey over its claim that a celebrated musician from China's Turkic Muslim Uighur ethnic group has died in custody, releasing a brief video clip that it said proved he was alive and in good health.



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Turkey calls on China to close internment camps for Muslims

Turkey calls on China to close internment camps for MuslimsTurkey called on China to close its internment camps for Muslims, saying the camps which reportedly hold a million ethnic Uighur people are a “great shame for humanity”. Last week, rights activists urged European and Muslim nations to take the lead in establishing a U.N. investigation into China’s detention and “forced indoctrination” of up to 1 million Uighurs, who speak a Turkic language, and other Muslims in Xinjiang province. “The policy of systematic assimilation against the Uighur Turks carried out by the authorities of China is a great shame for humanity,” Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy said in a statement late on Saturday.



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The Latest: China says dialogue only way to Venezuela peace

The Latest: China says dialogue only way to Venezuela peaceCUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local):



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Turkey urges China to respect Uighur rights, close camps

Turkey urges China to respect Uighur rights, close campsISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey has called China's treatment of its minority Uighurs "a great cause of shame for humanity."



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Change of Venezuelan government favors creditors China, Russia: Guaido

Change of Venezuelan government favors creditors China, Russia: GuaidoGuaido said he had sent communications to both allies of President Nicolas Maduro, who accuses Guaido of staging a coup against his socialist administration. The United States and a number of other countries now recognize Guaido as Venezuela’s legitimate head of state. “What most suits Russia and China is the country’s stability and a change of government,” he said.



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Trudeau’s Venezuela Diplomacy Is a Bright Spot Amid China Furor

Trudeau’s Venezuela Diplomacy Is a Bright Spot Amid China FurorThe Canadian prime minister’s top diplomat, Chrystia Freeland, is working behind the scenes to sound the alarm over the authoritarian government of Nicolas Maduro — all while she tries to douse other fires abroad. To pressure Maduro, the Canadians hosted meetings of Venezuela’s neighbors expressing joint concern, offered early support for National Assembly leader Juan Guaido and rallied other countries to speak up.



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China condemns US 'smear' in Huawei case as tensions boil

China condemns US 'smear' in Huawei case as tensions boilChina on Tuesday accused the United States of “political motivations” behind sweeping charges against Chinese telecom giant Huawei in a case that has ratcheted up tensions between the two superpowers. The Justice Department Monday unveiled 13 charges against Huawei Technologies, its chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou — the daughter of the company’s founder — and two affiliates related to violating US sanctions on Iran. The firm was also accused of technology theft on the same day China’s top trade negotiator arrived in Washington for high-stakes talks with US officials, possibly complicating the discussions ahead of a March deadline to avert a deepening of their trade war.



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Donald Trump's team sanctions Venezuela, pushes China trade talks and makes another border wall pitch

Donald Trump's team sanctions Venezuela, pushes China trade talks and makes another border wall pitchThe White House holds its first news conference in 41 days while lawmakers continue to negotiate border security issues.



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