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  • Department of State Nov 27, 2019

    US Criticizes China for Abuses Against Minorities Revealed by Leaked Cables

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday that a cache of leaked documents proves that Chinese authorities are engaged in massive and systemic repression of Muslims and other minorities in western China, as a number of foreign governments expressed serious concern about the scale of the campaign. Pompeo said the documents underscored “an overwhelming and growing body of evidence” that...

  • United States Nov 19, 2019

    Last Holdouts Surrounded by Police at Hong Kong University

    About 100 anti-government protesters remained holed up at a Hong Kong university Tuesday, unsure what to do next as food supplies dwindled and a police siege of the campus entered its third day. City leader Carrie Lam said 600 people had left the Hong Kong Polytechnic campus, including 200 who are under 18 years old. Police have surrounded the university...

  • China Oct 29, 2019

    Nepal Man Shatters Record for Scaling World’s Highest Peaks

    A Nepalese national shattered the previous mountaineering record for successfully climbing the world’s 14 highest peaks, completing the feat in 189 days. Nirmal Purja scaled the 8,027-meter (26,340-foot) Mount Shishapangma in China on Tuesday, which was the last of the 14 peaks that are more than 8,000 meters (26,240 feet) in height. The previous record for climbing the 14 peaks...

  • China Oct 18, 2019

    NBA Says Chinese Wanted Morey’s Firing Over Hong Kong Tweet; China Denies Claim

    The rift between the NBA and China appeared to widen again Friday, as the fallout over Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey’s tweet in support of anti-government protesters in Hong Kong continued. A day after NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Chinese officials wanted Morey fired, a spokesman for China’s foreign ministry told reporters that no such demand was made by...

  • Germany Sep 28, 2019

    Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Rally Ends Early as Violence Erupts

    A massive pro-democracy rally Saturday in downtown Hong Kong ended early after violence broke out, with police firing tear gas and a water cannon after protesters threw bricks and Molotov cocktails at government buildings. Police said in a statement that “radical protesters” lobbed gasoline bombs and damaged property outside the government offices, and aimed laser beams at a helicopter, posing...

  • Germany Sep 28, 2019

    Hong Kong Activist Joshua Wong to Run for Local Office

    Prominent Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong announced plans Saturday to contest local elections and warned that any attempt to disqualify him will only spur more support for monthslong pro-democracy protests. His announcement came ahead of a major rally later Saturday to mark the fifth anniversary of the Umbrella protests, where he first shot to fame as a youth leader. During...

  • Donald Trump Sep 13, 2019

    China to Lift Punitive Tariffs on US Soybeans, Pork

    China will lift punitive tariffs imposed on U.S. soybeans and pork in a trade war with Washington, a state news agency said Friday, adding to conciliatory gestures by the two sides ahead of negotiations. China will suspend tariff hikes on soybeans, pork and some other farm goods, the Xinhua News Agency said, citing the Cabinet planning agency and the Commerce...

  • Donald Trump Sep 8, 2019

    China’s Trade With US Shrinks as Tariff War Worsens

    China’s trade with the United States is falling as the two sides prepare for negotiations with no signs of progress toward ending a tariff war that threatens global economic growth. Imports of American goods tumbled 22% in August from a year earlier to $10.3 billion, customs data showed Sunday. Exports to the United States, China’s biggest market, sank 16% to...

  • China Sep 3, 2019

    Hong Kong’s Carrie Lam Says She Hasn’t Resigned Because It’s Easy Way Out

    Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said Tuesday she has never tendered her resignation to China over the anti-government protests that have roiled the city for three months. Lam was asked repeatedly at a news briefing about a Reuters report on Monday citing leaked audio of her telling business leaders recently that she would quit if she had a choice. “I...

  • Democratic Party Aug 31, 2019

    Hong Kong Police Storm Subway With Batons as Protests Rage

    Protesters in Hong Kong threw gasoline bombs at government headquarters and set fires in the streets on Saturday, while police stormed a subway car and hit passengers with batons and pepper spray in scenes that seem certain to inflame tensions further in a city riven by nearly three months of pro-democracy demonstrations. Police had denied permission for a march to...

  • Twitter Aug 19, 2019

    Twitter Shuts Chinese Accounts Targeting Hong Kong Protests

    Twitter said Monday it has suspended more than 200,000 accounts that it believes were part of a Chinese government influence campaign targeting the protest movement in Hong Kong. The company also said it will ban ads from state-backed media companies, expanding a prohibition it first applied in 2017 to two Russian entities. Both measures are part of what a senior...

  • Donald Trump Aug 14, 2019

    Satellite Photos Appear to Show Chinese Paramilitary Near Hong Kong

    Satellite photos show what appear to be armored personnel carriers and other vehicles belonging to the China’s paramilitary People’s Armed Police parked in a sports complex in the city of Shenzhen, in what some have interpreted as a threat from Beijing to use increased force against pro-democracy protesters across the border in Hong Kong. The pictures collected on Monday by...

  • 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...

  • California Jun 5, 2019

    US to Raise Tariffs on Mexico Over Immigration Policies

    Mexican authorities will attempt to negotiate with the U.S. after President Donald Trump threatened to impose steep tariffs on Mexican goods over his administration’s goal to lessen immigration from Central American migrants. A 5% tariff on Mexican goods is slated to take effect Monday, with possible hikes to 25%.

  • China May 28, 2019

    11 Climbers Died On Mount Everest This Season

    Colorado lawyer Chris Kulish, 62, became the second American to have died on Mount Everest in the last 10 days. Veteran climbers blame the deaths on overcrowding due to the Nepalese government selling too many permits. The government blames the bottleneck near Everest’s peak on bad weather.

  • Beijing May 25, 2019

    US Ambassador Raises Concerns During Rare Tibet Visit

    The U.S. ambassador to China urged Beijing to engage in substantive dialogue with exiled Tibetan Buddhist leader the Dalai Lama during a visit to the Himalayan region over the past week, the U.S. Embassy said Saturday. Terry Branstad also “expressed concerns regarding the Chinese government’s interference in Tibetan Buddhists’ freedom to organize and practice their religion,” an embassy statement said....

  • Donald Trump Jan 4, 2019

    Stocks Swing to Huge Gains After Jobs Report, Trade Talks

    Global stocks soared Friday and reversed the big losses they suffered just a day earlier. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rallied 746 points in the latest twist in a wild three months for markets. Hopes for progress in the U.S.-China trade dispute, a strong report on the U.S. jobs market and encouraging comments from the head of the U.S. central...

  • China Jan 3, 2019

    US Updates Warning Over China Travel, Urges ‘Increased Caution’

    The U.S. State Department on Thursday updated its travel warning about China, urging Americans to “exercise increased caution” in the country “due to arbitrary enforcement of local laws as well as special restrictions on dual U.S.-Chinese nationals.” The State Department’s “Level 2” warning, which was first issued last year, noted that Chinese authorities have “exit bans” to prevent U.S. citizens...

  • United States Jan 3, 2019

    Former CIA Officer Indicted for Chinese Spying Had Accomplice

    An accused Chinese spy and former CIA officer had an accomplice in his alleged espionage against the U.S., NBC News reported. Jerry Chun Shing Lee, 53, was arrested in January 2018 when he arrived in the U.S. on a flight from Hong Kong and was initially charged with illegally possessing classified information: two handwritten notebooks containing names and phone numbers...

  • New York Dec 20, 2018

    Long Island Family Fights for Return of Veteran Dad Who Mysteriously Died on Plane to China

    Just days before Christmas, a Long Island family is desperately trying to get the body of their veteran husband and father back home from China after he mysteriously died on a flight there from New York. On Friday, Dec. 7, retired Lt. Col. Norman Easy, a health care executive, boarded a China Eastern Airlines flight at JFK Airport and headed…

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