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Hong Kong: Carrie Lam hints at further measures to suppress protests

Leader says she won’t condone increasingly violent acts but stops short of invoking further emergency powersHong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam has hinted at further measures to suppress the increasingly violent protests in the financial hub ahead of her annual policy speech, which will launch economic but not political measures in an attempt to douse widespread discontent.Lam told a press briefing on Tuesday that the government will not condone the increasingly violent acts in recent weeks, which has...
Tags: Hong Kong, Carrie Lam, China, Xi Jinping, Asia Pacific, World news


China announces timetable for opening finance industries

BEIJING (AP) — China announced a timetable Friday for carrying out a promise to allow full foreign ownership of some finance businesses, starting with futures traders on Jan. 1, as Beijing tries to make its slowing economy more competitive and efficient. Ownership limits will be ended for mutual fund companies on April 1 and for […]
Tags: Business, News, China, Beijing, Nation, Nation & World


Why We Worry About the U.S.-China Trade War

Global prosperity and peace are at risk if Beijing and Washington do not resolve their conflict soon.
Tags: News, Washington, China, Beijing, United States, Xi Jinping, World Trade Organization, Trump, Economic Conditions and Trends, Donald J, International Trade and World Market, Customs (Tariff, Protectionism (Trade, U S China Trade War


China’s president in India for summit amid Kashmir tensions

MAMALLAPURAM, India (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping has arrived in India for a summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a time of tensions over Beijing joining Pakistan in opposing India’s downgrading of Kashmir’s autonomy and the ongoing lockdown in the disputed region. Xi landed at the Chennai airport on Friday. India’s foreign ministry […]
Tags: News, China, India, Narendra Modi, Ap, Beijing, Nation, Xi Jinping, Pakistan, Kashmir, Chennai, Nation & World, MAMALLAPURAM India


Asian stocks follow Wall Street higher on trade optimism

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher Friday on optimism about U.S.-Chinese talks on ending a tariff war. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong all advanced. Traders were encouraged by President Donald Trump’s plan to meet Beijing’s chief trade envoy. Economists say a final settlement to the sprawling dispute is unlikely […]
Tags: Hong Kong, Business, News, Ap, Beijing, Nation, Donald Trump, Shanghai Tokyo


Houston Rockets fan arrested in China after threatening to burn national flag

A 25-year-old Houston Rockets fan in China threatened to burn the Chinese flag in protest of the ongoing dispute between Beijing and the NBA team, and told police to "come and arrest him."
Tags: Asia, News, China, Beijing, Nba, Houston Rockets


China denounces Thai politicians for show of support to Hong Kong activists

The Chinese embassy in Bangkok has condemned Thai politicians for showing support to Hong Kong activists amid mass anti-Beijing protests, saying that such move could harm the relationship between the two countries. The criticism was echoed by Thailand's army chief, who on Friday spoke of "hidden agendas" in meetings between opposition activists. The embassy statement, posted on its official Facebook page late on Thursday, came days after Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong posted a pi...
Tags: Hong Kong, News, China, Thailand, Beijing, Joshua Wong, Bangkok


Bridge collapse traps vehicles in China, killing 3 people

BEIJING (AP) — Three people have been killed and two injured in the collapse of bridge in eastern China. An overloaded truck reportedly caused the bridge in Jiangsu province to buckle on Thursday night. State broadcaster CCTV said the truck was carrying 187 tons of goods on a span where the maximum allowed load is […]
Tags: News, China, Beijing, Nation, Cctv, State, Jiangsu, Nation & World


Few convinced by Apple's case for Hong Kong app removal

Apple's removal of an app used to track Hong Kong police leads to claims it was bowing to Beijing pressure.
Tags: Apple, Hong Kong, News, Beijing


Trump Adviser Says China Gave Him Biden Dirt, Then Takes It Back Less Than 24 Hours Later

Michael Pillsbury, President Donald Trump’s informal adviser on China, can’t seem to decide whether China gave him dirt on 2020 candidate Joe Biden’s son or not. On Wednesday night, Pillsbury told Fox News Business host Lou Dobbs that he had brought up Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, to his Chinese associates during a trip to Beijing a week ago (the same week Trump openly asked China and Ukraine to investigate Biden). However, Pillsbury said the Chinese refused to tell him anything. “I’ve never seen...
Tags: News, China, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Beijing, Biden, Donald Trump, Financial Times, Pillsbury, Trump, Hunter, McClatchy, LOU DOBBS, Hunter Biden, Fox News Business, Michael Pillsbury


Trump Adviser Claims Chinese Gave Him ‘Quite a Bit of Background’ on Hunter Biden

Michael Pillsbury, the director for Chinese strategy at the D.C.-based Hudson Institute think tank and one of President Trump's advisers on China, told The Financial Times that he'd asked Chinese officials about Hunter Biden’s dealings in the country and gotten “quite a bit of background” in response.Pillsbury, whom President Trump once called “probably the leading authority on China,” first claimed on-air with Fox Business Channel’s Lou Dobbs that he brought up Hunter Biden during a vis...
Tags: News, Washington Post, Washington, China, Beijing, The Times, Biden, Times, Financial Times, Pillsbury, Trump, Hudson Institute, Bidens, Fox Business Channel, LOU DOBBS, The Financial Times


A White House adviser is flip-flopping on whether China gave him information on Joe Biden's son after Trump asked Beijing to investigate the Bidens

Michael Pillsbury, an informal White House adviser on China, keeps changing his story about whether Beijing gave him information on the Bidens.
Tags: News, White House, China, Joe Biden, Beijing, Trump, Bidens, Michael Pillsbury


China Trade Talks Restart and White House Weighs Escalation Options

As trade talks resume on Thursday, with a short-term deal potentially within reach, the White House has been exploring ways to pressure Beijing beyond tariffs to address the administration’s longstanding concerns.
Tags: News, White House, China, Beijing, Securities And Exchange Commission, Pillsbury, Trump, Economic Conditions and Trends, Kudlow, Regulation and Deregulation of Industry, United States Economy, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, International Trade and World Market, United States International Relations, Embargoes and Sanctions


Lakers and Nets warmly greeted by fans in first game in China despite NBA-Beijing row

The Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets were greeted by cheers in their first preseason game in Shanghai on Thursday, which went ahead as scheduled despite the battle between China and the NBA over a tweet by a Houston Rockets executive supporting Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests.
Tags: Hong Kong, China, Cnn, Beijing, Shanghai, Nba, Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Lakers, Houston Rockets


China’s N.B.A. Fans Feel the Tug of Loyalty — Toward Beijing

An exhibition game tipoff between the Lakers and the Nets may signal a thaw. Still, even longtime fans said they would choose patriotism over their love of the game.
Tags: Hong Kong, News, China, Censorship, Beijing, Basketball, The Lakers, National Basketball Assn, Politics And Government, Freedom of Speech and Expression, Hong Kong Protests (2019


Survey: China’s rich got richer in 2019 despite tariff war

BEIJING (AP) — China’s richest businesspeople got richer in 2019 despite a tariff war with Washington and an economic slowdown, a survey showed Thursday. The average net worth of China’s richest 1,800 people rose 10% over 2018 to $1.4 billion, according to the Hurun Report, which tracks the country’s wealthy. Jack Ma, who retired last […]
Tags: Business, News, Washington, China, Beijing, Nation, Jack Ma, Nation & World


Both Taiwan Candidates Rule Out Moves Toward China Unification

(Bloomberg) -- Beijing’s growing political problems in Taiwan were laid bare Thursday, as the island’s two main presidential contenders ruled out any move toward unification.First, President Tsai Ing-wen, who has long been an outspoken critic of Beijing, used her annual National Day address to issue a fresh rejection of China’s push to merge both sides under “one country, two systems.” Moments later, Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu -- the candidate for the more Beijing-friendly Kuomintang -- appeared...
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Apple removes Hong Kong map app after Chinese criticism

BEIJING (AP) — Apple Inc. has removed a smartphone app that allowed Hong Kong activists to report police movements from its online store following official Chinese criticism. HKmap.live was available on Apple’s store early Thursday but had disappeared by midday. The app’s developers distributed a message they said was from Apple that said HKmap.live was […]
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US Commerce Secretary praises Australia, criticizes China

PERTH, Australia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross has slammed China’s trade practices and trumpeted America’s economic relationship with Australia amid a festering trade war with Beijing. Ross told a business gathering in Sydney on Thursday that President Donald Trump did not want to use tariffs to get China to change its ways […]
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Taiwan’s Tsai Says Unrest Shows China’s ‘Failure’ in Hong Kong

(Bloomberg) -- Taiwan’s president said unrest in Hong Kong showed Beijing’s “failure” in governing the city and vowed to defend her island’s sovereignty.President Tsai Ing-wen vowed to fight for Taiwan’s survival in her National Day address Thursday, saying it faced “unprecedented change” in the world. She pointed to Beijing’s rule over Hong Kong, which has seen months of violent protests opposing China’s grip, as impetus to reject the “one country, two systems” principle through which it govern...
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China complains about US visa restrictions

BEIJING (AP) — China says the U.S. has been harassing Chinese scholars, students, entrepreneurs and scientists, in part through the denial or revocation of visas. Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang says the actions have “infringed upon the safety and lawful rights and interests of the Chinese personnel involved.” His complaint Wednesday came as China demanded […]
Tags: Business, News, China, US, Ap, Beijing, Nation, Foreign Ministry, Nation & World, Geng Shuang


Taiwan’s Tsai says China threatens regional peace, stability

BEIJING (AP) — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen says China is threatening the island “nonstop” and posing a major challenge to regional peace and stability. Tsai’s comments came amid a renewed push by China to diplomatically isolate the self-governing island democracy it claims as its own territory. They also follow months of anti-government protests in Hong […]
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UPDATE 2-U.S. tariffs on China are working, says U.S. Secretary of Commerce

Tariffs are forcing China to pay attention to U.S. concerns, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross said in Sydney on Thursday. Ross said the United States would have preferred not to implement tariffs against Chinese goods more than a year ago, but added that it has forced Beijing into action. The trade war has weighed on global growth and roiled financial markets.
Tags: News, China, Beijing, United States, Commerce, Sydney, Ross, Wilbur Ross


U.S. tariffs on China are working, U.S. Secretary of Commerce

Tariffs are forcing China to pay attention to U.S. concerns, according to a copy of a speech to be given by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on Thursday. Ross said the United States would have preferred not to implement tariffs against Chinese goods more than a year ago, which ignited a trade war that slowed global commerce and threatened decades-old systems, but added that it has forced Beijing into action. "We do not love tariffs, in fact we would prefer not to use them, but after year...
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Report: All indications Lakers and Nets will play preseason game in China as scheduled

The latest big test of the NBA-China relationship in the aftermath of Daryl Morey's tweet supporting Hong Kong protesters: Will the Lakers and Nets play their preseason game in Beijing on Thursday as scheduled? As of now, all indications are that the Lakers/Nets game in China on Thursday will go on as scheduled, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.
Tags: Hong Kong, News, China, Beijing, Los Angeles Lakers, Daryl Morey, NBA China


Asked About N.B.A. Spat With China, Trump Instead Blasts Kerr and Popovich

The president said the league and Beijing “have to work out their own situation” in a dispute over a team executive’s tweet supporting pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.
Tags: Hong Kong, News, China, Beijing, United States, Xi Jinping, Basketball, San Antonio Spurs, Silver, Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Lakers, Houston Rockets, Steve, Golden State Warriors, James, Trump


U.S. passing Hong Kong human rights and democracy act will ‘punish the wrong people,’ says ex-Trump envoy

This story is being published by POLITICO as part of a content partnership with the South China Morning Post. A U.S. bill that could strip Hong Kong of its special trading status by subjecting the city to an annual review of democratic freedoms would hurt Hongkongers and play into the hands of Beijing, according to a former top envoy for Asia in the Trump administration. In a wide-ranging interview, Susan Thornton, who served as acting assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific Af...
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, News, Beijing, Trump, South China, Susan Thornton, Pacific Affairs


Djokovic, Thiem among top seeds to advance in Shanghai

The ATP Masters 1000 event is the Serb's second tournament since a U.S. Open fourth round withdrawal due to a shoulder injury and he arrived in Shanghai after winning the Japan Open in Tokyo over the weekend without dropping a set. Djokovic, the defending champion, broke the 20-year-old Canadian three times and never dropped serve, wrapping up the match in 70 minutes to set up a clash with American John Isner, who beat Frenchman Lucas Pouille 7-5 6-3. Austrian fourth seed Dominic Thiem, who...
Tags: News, Georgia, Beijing, Tennis, Shanghai, Tokyo, Djokovic, Lucas Pouille, Dominic Thiem, John Isner, China Open, Djokovic Thiem, Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta


China destroys dozens of Uighur cemeteries in drive to 'eradicate' cultural history of Muslims

Even in death there is no respite for the Uighurs, one of the world's most persecuted minorities, according to a new investigation that has revealed China is destroying burial grounds where generations of families have been interred. Over the past two years, tombs have been smashed and human bones scattered in dozens of desecrated cemeteries in China’s northwest region, research by Agence France Presse and satellite imagery analysts Earthrise Alliance has revealed. While the official explana...
Tags: News, Australia, China, Beijing, United States, Muslim, Chinese communist party, Xinjiang, Afp, Agence France Presse, Küche, Geng Shuang, Yengisar, Nurgul Sawut, Earthrise Alliance, Salih Hudayar


Trump Administration Missteps Weaken U.S. Hand Entering Chinese Trade Negotiations

On Thursday, Chinese vice premier Liu He will arrive in Washington for the first high-level trade talks with American officials since July. With new tariffs on virtually all Chinese exports to the U.S. slated for December 15, these negotiations may be the last chance to prevent a sharp escalation.A White House press briefing Monday stated that discussion would pertain to a wide range of topics, including “forced technology transfer, intellectual property rights, services, non-tariff barriers, ag...
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