Weekly Top News - 2019 January 6


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  1. Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Jeffrey Gerrish will lead a delegation to meet Chinese counterparts starting Monday. It will be the first time the two sides have met formally since Trump’s and Xi’s G20 meeting. - Read more

  2. In China, the manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) for December fell to 49.7. A number below 50 represents a contraction, the first time for 19 months. Stock markets across Asia reacted negatively to the news. - Read more

  3. Chinese President Xi Jinping has urged the people of Taiwan to accept it "must and will be" reunited with China. In a speech, he reiterated Beijing's call for peaceful unification on a one-country-two-systems basis. - Read more

  4. China has sought talks with India to allay concerns on the 16-country Regional Comprehensive Economic Agreement it is spearheading. RCEP is due to be concluded by end 2019, but India has voiced concerns about it. - Read more

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Grzegorz Stec