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Chinese President looking forward to working with Trump

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In a message to Donald Trump following his election victory, Chinese President Xi Jinping said China and America shared responsibility to promote global development and prosperity.

Congratulating the new president-elect, Mr Xi said: "I place great importance on the China-US relationship and look forward to working with you to uphold the principles of non-conflict, non-confrontation, mutual respect and win-win cooperation."

On the campaign trail, Mr Trump vowed to take on China and tax Chinese imports to stop currency devaluation.

Monkey who predicted Portugal's Euro 2016 win tips Trump for president

A Chinese monkey who correctly tipped Portugal to win Euro 2016 has predicted that Donald Trump will win the US presidential election.

Wearing a yellow t-shirt which read "king of prediction" and holding a card which read "elected", Geda sealed the deal with a kiss when selecting between cardboard cutouts of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

The game was held at a tourist resort in Changsha, Hunan Province, China to "predict" the result of Tuesday's election.

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Strangers rescue elderly couple trapped under truck

Quick-thinking passersby rescued an elderly couple trapped beneath a truck after a crash in China, working together to lift the vehicle up and pull them free.

The truck had hit their electric bike, pinning the couple under its wheels in eastern Xuzhou city.

Around a dozen onlookers rushed to help and, with the help of police officers, managed to free them.

They were then sent to hospital for treatment for minor injuries.

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Over 30 people missing after China landslides

Rescuers lift someone from the rubble. Credit: CCTV

A rescue operation is underway after rain-saturated hillsides collapsed onto rural villages in south-eastern China.

At least 32 people have been reported missing in Sucun village in Zhejiang province after it was hit on Wednesday.

Twenty-six people are missing, with another six after missing in Baofeng village - also in Zhejiang province.

The landslides were brought by Typhoon Megi, which has already claimed the lives of five people in China and Taiwan.

China's National Meteorological Centre said the typhoon reached speeds of up to 74mph at its height.

Schools and offices have been closed and hundreds of flights in the area have been cancelled.

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