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China’s online population reaches 731 million

The number of internet users in China — already the world’s highest — reached 731 million in December, authorities said, as e-commerce drives consumer demand across the Asian giant.

Trump looks to steady ship after fraught start

President Donald Trump gets down to work Monday, signing a slew of executive orders to start rolling out his policy agenda after a tumultuous first few days put his administration on the back foot.

2016 baby bump after China relaxes one-child rule

China last year saw its highest number of births this century, officials said, a baby bump that came after the country relaxed its family planning policies in 2015 to allow more families a second child.

Trump security adviser probed for Russia links: report

A top military counsel to President Donald Trump is under scrutiny by US counterintelligence agents who have probed the new national security adviser’s communications with Russian officials, the Wall Street Journal said Sunday.

Dollar slips as Trump takes rein, most Asia markets up

The dollar retreated against most of its peers Monday, with warnings of wild volatility ahead as Donald Trump kicked off his presidency promising to put Americas first and hitting out at global trade deals.

US non-profit to sue Trump over foreign payments

A Washington group of lawyers and researchers plans to file a federal lawsuit against Donald Trump, alleging that the US president is violating a constitutional ban on accepting payments from foreign governments.