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EXPLAINER: Chinese builder’s debt struggle rattles investors

EXPLAINER: Chinese builder’s debt struggle rattles investors Global investors are watching nervously as one of China’s biggest real estate developers struggles to avoid defaulting on tens of billions of dollars of debt By JOE McDONALD AP Business WriterSeptember 21, 2021, 8:15 PM• 6 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFILE – In …

Air France-KLM plane returns to Beijing after smoke in cabin

Air France-KLM plane returns to Beijing after smoke in cabin An Air France-KLM flight has returned to Beijing shortly after takeoff after smoke filled the cabin ByThe Associated PressSeptember 18, 2021, 3:30 PM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BEIJING — An Air France-KLM flight returned to Beijing shortly after takeoff on …

China, pandemic, energy top Japan’s leadership race debate

China, pandemic, energy top Japan’s leadership race debate Four candidates vying to lead Japan’s governing Liberal Democratic Party _ and replacing outgoing Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga _ have held their first main debate By MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated PressSeptember 18, 2021, 12:46 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressCandidates for the …

Bystanders harass Chinese woman going public in #MeToo case

Beijing court rules against woman in China #MeToo case A Beijing court has ruled against a Chinese woman in a #MeToo case that wound through the courts for three years, in a blow to the tamped-down movement whose legacy remains uncertain By HUIZHONG WU and SAM McNEIL Associated PressSeptember 14, 2021, 7:30 PM• 5 min …

China’s FM Wang offers aid and friendship on Cambodia visit

China’s FM Wang offers aid and friendship on Cambodia visit Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen says China has agreed to provide the Southeast Asian nation with grant aid of 1.75 billion yuan ($272 million) By SOPHENG CHEANG Associated PressSeptember 12, 2021, 7:30 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressVietnamese Communist …

Hong Kong activists slam government for foreign agent label

Hong Kong activists slam government for foreign agent label A pro-democracy group says the Hong Kong government is arbitrarily labeling it a foreign agent, making it subject to prosecution under a tough national security law ByThe Associated PressSeptember 7, 2021, 2:44 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressChow Han Tung, …

Supporters of detained Canadians in China mark 1,000th day

Supporters of detained Canadians in China mark 1,000th day As two Canadians mark 1,000 days in separate Chinese prisons, their supporters are marching Ottawa to push for their freedom ByThe Associated PressSeptember 5, 2021, 3:34 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressA video screen displays images of Canadians Michael Kovrig, …

Lithuania recalls Beijing ambassador over China-Taiwan spat

Lithuania recalls Beijing ambassador over China-Taiwan spat Lithuania has recalled its ambassador to China after the Baltic country’s decision in July to allow self-governing Taiwan to open an office in its capital under its own name ByThe Associated PressSeptember 3, 2021, 1:01 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFILE – …

Xi says China will set up 3rd stock exchange in Beijing

Xi says China will set up 3rd stock exchange in Beijing President Xi Jinping says China will set up its third stock exchange to serve private companies in the capital, Beijing ByThe Associated PressSeptember 2, 2021, 2:58 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressSecurity personnel holding the Communist Party and …

ANALYSIS: China extends control with online gaming crackdown

ANALYSIS: China extends control with online gaming crackdown Hugely popular online games and celebrity culture are the latest targets in the ruling Communist Party’s campaign to encourage China’s public to align with its political and economic vision By JOE McDONALD and ZEN SOO AP Business WritersAugust 31, 2021, 11:43 AM• 5 min readShare to FacebookShare …

Harris says she urged Vietnam to free political dissidents

Harris says she urged Vietnam to free political dissidents U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris says she raised issues of human rights abuses and restrictions on political activism in her conversations with Vietnamese leaders this week, but offered no indication those talks bore fruit By ALEXANDRA JAFFE Associated PressAugust 26, 2021, 4:11 PM• 4 min readShare …

Hong Kong disqualifies independent lawmaker from legislature

Hong Kong disqualifies independent lawmaker from legislature Hong Kong authorities have ousted an opposition legislator from his seat after finding him to be insufficiently loyal amid Beijing’s tightening grip on the semi-autonomous city ByThe Associated PressAugust 26, 2021, 1:24 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressLawmaker Chung-Tai Cheng displays a …

China both worries and hopes as US departs Afghanistan

China both worries and hopes as US departs Afghanistan China is facing heightened risks, along with potential political and economic opportunities following the Taliban’s rapid rise to power By KEN MORITSUGU Associated PressAugust 22, 2021, 12:28 PM• 6 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFILE – In this July 28, 2021, file …

China’s military conducts assault drills in seas near Taiwan

China’s military conducts assault drills in seas near Taiwan Chinese fighter jets, anti-submarine aircraft and combat ships have conducted assault drills near Taiwan ByThe Associated PressAugust 17, 2021, 1:19 PM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFILE – In this July 1, 2021, file photo, a military band rehearses for a …

Chinese police detain two in Alibaba sexual assault case

Chinese police detain two in Alibaba sexual assault case Chinese police have detained two men on suspicion of sexual assault in a high-profile case involving Alibaba Group, the world’s biggest e-commerce company By HUIZHONG WU Associated PressAugust 14, 2021, 3:31 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressA man wearing a …

Canada lawyer: Huawei CFO committed “commercial dishonesty”

Canada lawyer: Huawei CFO committed “commercial dishonesty” A Canadian justice department lawyer says a senior executive for Chinese communications giant Huawei Technologies committed fraud because of what she said during a meeting with a bank official, and what she did not say By JIM MORRIS Associated PressAugust 11, 2021, 9:11 PM• 4 min readShare to …

China recalls Lithuania ambassador in row over Taiwan office

China recalls Lithuania ambassador in row over Taiwan office China has recalled its ambassador to Lithuania and expelled the Baltic Sea nation’s representative to Beijing ByThe Associated PressAugust 10, 2021, 8:32 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BEIJING — China on Tuesday recalled its ambassador to Lithuania and expelled the Baltic …

Chinese, Russian militaries hold drills in northwest China

Chinese, Russian militaries hold drills in northwest China Chinese and Russian military forces are engaged in joint exercises in northwestern China as ties grow between the two autocratic states amid uncertainty over the instability in Afghanistan ByThe Associated PressAugust 10, 2021, 5:51 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFILE – …

Largest Hong Kong teachers’ union disbands amid crackdown

Largest Hong Kong teachers’ union disbands amid crackdown Hong Kong’s largest teachers’ union says it has disbanded due to the changing political climate, as the government continues its crackdown on dissent in the city ByThe Associated PressAugust 10, 2021, 3:29 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressHong Kong Chief Executive …

Amid lawsuit, China’s Tencent to review kids’ use of WeChat

Amid lawsuit, China’s Tencent to review kids’ use of WeChat China’s biggest gaming company, Tencent, says it will review whether it adequately limits children’s access to live streaming and other features ByThe Associated PressAugust 7, 2021, 8:18 AM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleMark Schiefelbein/AP, FILEA visitor wearing a face mask walks …

Yu Ying-shih, historian who irked Beijing, dies at 91

Yu Ying-shih, historian who irked Beijing, dies at 91 Yu Ying-shih, a historian of China who taught at Harvard, Princeton and Yale Universities and whose books were banned by the ruling Communist Party in 2014 after he expressed support for pro-democracy activism, has died at age 91 ByThe Associated PressAugust 5, 2021, 12:29 PM• 2 …

Death toll jumps to more than 300 in recent China flooding

Death toll triples to more than 300 in recent China flooding Chinese authorities have announced a large jump in the death toll from recent floods ByThe Associated PressAugust 2, 2021, 10:41 AM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article3:10 On Location: August 2, 2021 Catch up on the developing stories making headlines.AFP via …

London mayor sends message of support to Hong Kong emigres

London mayor sends message of support to Hong Kong emigres London’s mayor has sent a message of support to Hong Kong residents fleeing China’s crackdown on democracy to seek new lives in the United Kingdom By SYLVIA HUI Associated PressJuly 22, 2021, 5:23 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article4:38 Hong Kong …

Verdict awaited as first Hong Kong security trial ends

Verdict awaited as first Hong Kong security trial ends The trial of the first person to be charged under Hong Kong’s sweeping national security law has ended after nearly a month, and observers are awaiting a verdict to see how similar cases might be dealt with By ZEN SOO and NICOLE KO Associated PressJuly 20, …

Hong Kong national security police raid student union office

Hong Kong national security police raid student union office Hong Kong’s national security police have raided the office of a university student union after student leaders commemorated a man who killed himself after stabbing a police officer By ZEN SOO Associated PressJuly 16, 2021, 3:13 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe …

US expert: Images show Chinese ship waste endangering reefs

US expert: Images show Chinese ship waste endangering reefs A U.S.-based expert says swarms of Chinese vessels have dumped human waste and wastewater for years in a disputed area of the South China Sea where they anchor By JIM GOMEZ Associated PressJuly 12, 2021, 12:15 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article3:05 …

China says it chased US warship out of disputed sea

China says it chased US warship out of disputed sea China’s military says it chased a U.S. warship out of a disputed area of the South China Sea after Washington warned an attack on the Philippines might activate a mutual defense treaty ByThe Associated PressJuly 12, 2021, 12:15 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to …

Hong Kong pro-democracy group downsizes amid crackdown

Hong Kong pro-democracy group downsizes amid crackdown One of Hong Kong’s most established pro-democracy civic organizations says it’s letting go its paid staff and halving the size of its steering committee ByThe Associated PressJuly 10, 2021, 12:04 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFILE – In this June 4, 2021, …

Hong Kong bans handover protest as official defends law

Hong Kong bans handover protest as official defends law A top Hong Kong official has marked the anniversary of the territory’s return to Chinese control by defending the national security law imposed a year ago By ZEN SOO Associated PressJuly 1, 2021, 5:07 PM• 6 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressPolice …

$40 billion pledged at Paris conference for gender equality

$40 billion pledged at Paris conference for gender equality World leaders, philanthropists and other organizations have pledged to provide at least $40 billion at an international conference in Paris to boost gender equality, as women across the world have been deeply affected by the consequences of the pandemic By SYLVIE CORBETJune 30, 2021, 6:26 PM• …