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  • Associated Press Aug 5, 2019

    Protests Disrupt Hong Kong Work Day as Leader Vows to Remain

    Droves of protesters filled public parks and squares in several Hong Kong districts on Monday in a general strike staged on a weekday to draw more attention to their demands that the semi-autonomous Chinese city’s leader resign. Police deployed tear gas in the Wong Tai Sin district, the scene of clashes with protesters over the weekend. At the legislative complex,...

  • Associated Press Jul 26, 2019

    Protesters Occupy Hong Kong International Airport

    Protesters crowded into Hong Kong International Airport on Friday to raise awareness of their pro-democracy movement.

  • Associated Press Jul 2, 2019

    China’s Gov. Backs Hong Kong Chief After Protests

    China’s government issued strong backing for Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s embattled administration on Tuesday, saying the occupation and vandalizing of the city’s legislature by pro-democracy protesters amounted to “serious illegal acts.” Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said Beijing condemned the acts that saw several hundred demonstrators break through glass and steel barriers to enter the building on Monday...

  • Associated Press Jun 16, 2019

    Hong Kong Police Clear Streets as Protesters Move to Park

    Protesters in Hong Kong left the streets, averting possible clashes Monday after haggling for hours with police by moving to areas near the city’s government headquarters. The demonstrators who stayed after a massive protest march the day before, demanding that Chief Executive Carrie Lam abandon a proposed extradition bill, were seen streaming Monday morning into a space outside Hong Kong’s...

  • Facebook Jun 15, 2019

    Activists Push Sunday Protest Despite Hong Kong Bill Delay

    Pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong are planning a mass protest Sunday even after the territory’s embattled leader Carrie Lam sought to quell public anger by shelving an unpopular extradition bill that has highlighted apprehension about relations with mainland China. Activists said Lam’s announcement on Saturday is not enough. Over the past week, hundreds of thousands marched to demand Lam drop...

  • Facebook Jun 15, 2019

    Activists Push Sunday Protest Despite Hong Kong Bill Delay

    Pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong are planning a mass protest Sunday even after the territory’s embattled leader Carrie Lam sought to quell public anger by shelving an unpopular extradition bill that has highlighted apprehension about relations with mainland China. Activists said Lam’s announcement on Saturday is not enough. Over the past week, hundreds of thousands marched to demand Lam drop...

  • China Jun 13, 2019

    Hong Kong Legislative Work Suspended Amid Political Crisis

    Hong Kong’s legislature suspended meetings Thursday following violent clashes between police and protesters who oppose a bill allowing suspects to be sent to mainland China for trial and that is seen as tightening Beijing’s control over the territory. The events in the former British colony mark possibly its biggest political crisis since being handed over to Chinese rule in 1997,...

  • Associated Press Jun 11, 2019

    Hong Kong Protesters Vow to Keep Fighting Extradition Law

    Following a day of sit-ins, tear gas and clashes with police, Hong Kong students and civil rights activists vowed Wednesday to keep protesting a proposed extradition bill that has become a lightning rod for concerns over greater Chinese control and erosion of civil liberties in the former British colony. The violence marked a major escalation of the biggest political crisis...

  • Associated Press Jun 11, 2019

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    Following a day of sit-ins, tear gas and clashes with police, Hong Kong students and civil rights activists vowed Wednesday to keep protesting a proposed extradition bill that has become a lightning rod for concerns over greater Chinese control and erosion of civil liberties in the former British colony. The violence marked a major escalation of the biggest political crisis...

  • Associated Press Jun 3, 2019

    Prosperity, Repression Mark China 30 Years After Tiananmen

    Thirty years since the Tiananmen Square protests, China’s economy has catapulted up the world rankings, yet political repression is harsher than ever. Hundreds of thousands of Muslims are held in re-education camps without charge, student activists face relentless harassment and leaders in the beleaguered dissident community have been locked up or simply vanished. Religious groups face ever greater pressure to...

  • Associated Press Jun 3, 2019

    Prosperity, Repression Mark China 30 Years After Tiananmen

    Thirty years since the Tiananmen Square protests, China’s economy has catapulted up the world rankings, yet political repression is harsher than ever. Hundreds of thousands of Muslims are held in re-education camps without charge, student activists face relentless harassment and leaders in the beleaguered dissident community have been locked up or simply vanished. Religious groups face ever greater pressure to...

  • Congress Jan 26, 2019

    Experts, Images Suggest a Saudi Ballistic Missile Program

    A military base deep inside Saudi Arabia appears to be testing and possibly manufacturing ballistic missiles, experts and satellite images suggest, evidence of the type of weapons program it has long criticized its archrival Iran for possessing. Further raising the stakes for any such program are comments by Saudi Arabia’s powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who said last year...

  • Donald Trump Jan 10, 2019

    Kim Looking to ‘Achieve Results’ in New Summit With Trump: Reports

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has reportedly told the leader of his only major ally, China, that he wants to “achieve results” on the nuclear standoff on the Korean Peninsula during a second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump. The comments, contained in Chinese state media reports Thursday, came a day after Kim left Beijing on his special armored...

  • Donald Trump Jan 8, 2019

    North Korean Leader Expected to Meet China’s President

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in Beijing on Tuesday at the start of a four-day visit, in what’s likely an effort to coordinate with his only major ally ahead of a second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump that could happen early this year. A long motorcade including motorcycle outriders reserved for state leaders left a Beijing train...

  • Donald Trump Dec 10, 2018

    China Ups Pressure as Tech Exec’s Hearing Goes Into Tuesday

    A jailed Chinese technology executive will have to wait at least one more day to see if she will be released on bail in a case that has raised U.S.-China tensions and complicated efforts to resolve a trade dispute that has roiled financial markets and threatened global economic growth. Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei...

  • Associated Press Sep 14, 2018

    Ferocious Typhoon Slams Into Northeastern Philippines

    Typhoon Mangkhut slammed into the Philippines’ northeastern coast early Saturday, its ferocious winds and blinding rain ripping off tin roof sheets and knocking out power, and plowed through the agricultural region at the start of the onslaught. The typhoon made landfall before dawn in the coastal town of Baggao in Cagayan province on the northern tip of Luzon Island, a...

  • Donald Trump Jun 24, 2018

    Mattis Seeks Less Contentious Visit With Chinese

    Defense Secretary Jim Mattis laid out plans for a less contentious, more open dialogue with Chinese leaders as he travels to Asia, less than a month after he slammed Beijing at an international conference for its militarization of islands in the South China Sea. Speaking to reporters on his plane Sunday en route to a stop in Alaska, Mattis avoided...

  • Donald Trump Jun 1, 2018

    Nuclear Summit With North Korea Is Back on, Trump Says

    After a week of hard-nosed negotiation, diplomatic gamesmanship and no shortage of theatrics, President Donald Trump has announced that the historic nuclear-weapons summit he had canceled with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un is back on. The June 12 meeting in Singapore, the first between heads of the technically still-warring nations, is meant to begin the process of ending North Korea’s...

  • Donald Trump May 31, 2018

    North Koreans to Meet Trump; ‘Good Progress’ Toward Summit

    A top aide to Kim Jong Un will make a rare visit to Washington Friday to hand a letter from the North Korean leader to President Donald Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said after reporting “good progress” in talks between the two sides to revive an on-again, off-again nuclear summit. “I am confident we are moving in the right...

  • Donald Trump May 26, 2018

    Canceled Summit Raises Stakes for China Over North Korea

    President Donald Trump’s abrupt withdrawal from his planned summit with North Korea raises the stakes for China to show that it can steer the North toward easing tensions over its nuclear program. But despite a recent warming in ties, Beijing’s influence over its neighbor may be overstated. Trump’s cancellation of the June 12 meeting in Singapore with Kim Jong Un...

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