• China 12 hours ago

    China Reports 17 New Cases in Viral Pneumonia Outbreak

    Seventeen more people in central China have been diagnosed with a new form of viral pneumonia that has killed two patients and placed other countries on alert as millions of Chinese travel for Lunar New Year holidays.

    In total, 62 cases of the novel coronavirus have been identified in the city of Wuhan, where the virus appears to have originated.

  • Hong Kong 28 mins ago

    Thousands-Strong Hong Kong Protest Cut Short by Clashes, Tear Gas

    Hong Kong police fired tear gas Sunday at a public park that was overflowing with thousands of protesters calling for electoral reforms and a boycott of the Chinese Communist Party.

    Sporting their movement’s trademark black clothing and face masks, rally participants packed into Chater Garden, not far from the Chinese territory’s Legislative Council building.

  • Trade Deal Jan 16

    Here’s What China Agreed to Buy From US in Phase One Trade Deal

    China agreed to purchase an additional $200 billion in U.S. goods over the next two years as part of the “phase one” trade deal. The additional purchases will come on top of the 2017 U.S. export numbers. The deal stipulates that Beijing will buy $77 billion in additional goods and services in 2020 and $123 billion in 2021 to meet…

  • China Jan 15

    Emphasis on US Exports, Trade Secrets in China Trade Deal

    President Donald Trump on Wednesday described an initial trade agreement with China as “righting the wrongs of the past and delivering a future of economic justice and security for American workers, farmers and families.”

  • Trump administration Jan 14

    China Welcomes Currency Decision Ahead of Trade Deal With US

    China on Tuesday welcomed a U.S. decision ahead of the signing of a trade deal with Beijing to drop it from a list of governments accused of manipulating the value of their currencies to gain an unfair advantage in trade.

  • Hong Kong Jan 9

    Anti-Establishment Views Unite, Divide Hong Kong Protesters

    Trump signs, Pepe the Frog graffiti and British and American flags have become a common sight at Hong Kong’s anti-government protests — and an unsettling one to longtime democracy activists on the left....


    Beijing has seized on the images to portray the movement as a coddled, westernized middle class incited by foreign organizations and governments to rebel against the world’s largest...

  • Hong Kong Jan 5

    Hong Kong Protesters March to Oppose Traders From Mainland China

    Protesters in Hong Kong marched through a border town Sunday to oppose traders from mainland China....


    They rallied in Sheung Shui, which lies across the border from the mainland city of Shenzhen. For years, traders have bought goods from the district to sell at a markup in Shenzhen. The practice is called “parallel trading” because it happens in a gray area...

  • Hong Kong Jan 4

    Hong Kong Steps Up Response to Mystery Disease From China

    Hong Kong authorities have activated a newly created “serious response” level as fears spread about a mysterious infectious disease that may have been brought back by visitors to a mainland Chinese city. The government launched a new response plan Saturday for infectious diseases of unknown cause.

  • Iran Jan 4

    ‘A More Dangerous World’: US Killing Triggers Global Alarm

    Global powers are warning that the world has become a more dangerous place after U.S. President Donald Trump ordered the targeted killing of Iran’s top general and are urging restraint on all sides.

  • Tech News Jan 1

    TikTok Releases ‘Transparency Report’ Amid Scrutiny Over Chinese Ownership

    The short video app TikTok this week released its first “transparency report,” which included the number of requests for user information it received from governments during the first half of 2019, NBC News reported. India led in the number of those requests from Jan. 1 to June 30, with 107 — which specified a total of 143 accounts. The company…

  • trade Dec 31, 2019

    Trump Says He Will Sign ‘Phase One’ China Trade Deal on Jan. 15 at the White House

    President Donald Trump plans to ink the “phase one” trade deal with China at the White House on Jan. 15.  In a tweet Tuesday morning, the president said “high level representatives of China” will attend the signing. Trump added that he will travel to Beijing “at a later date” to start talks toward a second piece of the trade pact….

  • China Dec 30, 2019

    China Convicts 3 Researchers Involved in Gene-Edited Babies

    Three researchers involved in the births of genetically edited babies have been sentenced for practicing medicine illegally, Chinese state media said Monday.

  • President Trump Dec 30, 2019

    Trump Faces Raft of Foreign Policy Challenges in New Year

    President Donald Trump starts the new year knee-deep in daunting foreign policy challenges at the same time he’ll have to deal with a likely impeachment trial in the Senate and the demands of a reelection campaign.

  • Hong Kong Dec 28, 2019

    Hong Kong Protesters Demand Mainland Chinese Traders Leave

    Police fought with protesters who marched through a Hong Kong shopping mall Saturday demanding mainland Chinese traders leave the territory in a fresh weekend of anti-government tension.

    The protest in Sheung Shui, near Hong Kong’s boundary with the mainland, was part of efforts to pressure the government by disrupting economic activity.

  • Hong Kong Dec 25, 2019

    Hong Kong Clashes Resume in Shopping Centers, Streets

    Clashes resumed in Hong Kong on Tuesday between police and anti-government protesters, some of them donned in Santa Claus hats, as the more than 6-month-long demonstrations look set to move into the new year. Black-clad protesters smashed shop windows, while police responded with tear gas and the arrest of a number of demonstrators. The protests demanding greater democratic rights show…

  • Da Chen Dec 25, 2019

    ‘Colors of the Mountain’ Author Da Chen Dies at 57

    Da Chen, the brilliant storyteller who drew from the hardships he suffered as a persecuted child growing up in the midst of China’s cultural revolution to create the critically acclaimed memoir “Colors of the Mountain,” has died at age 57. Chen died of lung cancer on Dec. 17, his wife, Dr. Sun-Ling Chen, told The Associated Press on Tuesday from…

  • Hong Kong Dec 23, 2019

    Clashes Erupt at Hong Kong Rally to Support China’s Uighurs

    Clashes broke out Sunday between Hong Kong police and protesters at a rally in support of China’s Uighur minority. Police arrested two protesters who were attempting to burn a Chinese flag at the rally, which was attended by several hundred people. Some were holding signs emblazoned with the blue and white flag of the independence movement in the northwestern...

  • China Dec 14, 2019

    AP Exclusive: China Tightens Up on Info After Xinjiang Leaks

    The Xinjiang regional government in China’s far west is deleting data, destroying documents, tightening controls on information and has held high-level meetings in response to leaks of classified papers on its mass detention camps for Uighurs and other predominantly Muslim minorities, according to four people in contact with government employees there.

  • Hong Kong Dec 14, 2019

    Hong Kong Police Make 3 Arrests in Another Explosives Case

    Hong Kong police said they arrested three men Saturday for testing homemade explosives that they suspect were intended for use during protests. The arrests are the latest in a rash of explosives-related cases police say they’ve uncovered since protests erupted in June over a proposed extradition law and snowballed into an anti-government movement.

  • trade Dec 14, 2019

    China and US Reach Phase One Trade Deal

    President Donald Trump said Friday that as part of the U.S.-China trade deal Washington will not charge China with any new tariffs and slightly reduce existing tariffs.

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