China: US Xinjiang warning ‘bad for the whole world’ Wednesday, July 15th, 2020

BEIJING (AP):- China’s government has warned it will protect Chinese companies after Washington said enterprises may face legal trouble if they help carry out abuses in the Muslim northwestern region of Xinjiang. The U.S. warning came amid mounting tension with Beijing over human rights, trade..

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China charges 23 over deadly quarantine hotel collapse Tuesday, July 14th, 2020

BEIJING, (AFP):- Chinese authorities have pressed criminal charges against 23 people for illegal building alterations that led to the collapse of a quarantine hotel in which 29 people died and 42 were injured in March, state media reported Tuesday. The 66-room Xinjia Hotel in southern China's..

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US rejects nearly all Chinese claims in South China Sea Monday, July 13th, 2020

By MATTHEW LEE and LOLITA C. BALDOR, WASHINGTON (AP):- The Trump administration escalated its actions against China on Monday by stepping squarely into one of the most sensitive regional issues dividing them and rejecting outright nearly all of Beijing’s significant maritime claims in the South..

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WHO experts arrive in China to find COVID-19 source

BEIJING:- Two experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) have arrived in China for research on the source of the new coronavirus, the country's foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying confirmed on Monday. As per CGTN media reports, Hua, at the daily press briefing, was quoted as saying..

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500,000 Hong Kongers cast ‘protest’ vote Sunday, July 12th, 2020

HONG KONG, (AFP):- Hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong citizens queued to cast ballots over the weekend in what the Chinese-ruled city's opposition camp says is a symbolic protest vote against tough national security laws directly imposed by Beijing. The unofficial poll will decide the strongest..

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UK-China ties freeze with debate over Huawei, Hong Kong

By SYLVIA HUI, LONDON (AP):- Only five years ago, then-British Prime Minister David Cameron was celebrating a “golden era” in U.K.-China relations, bonding with President Xi Jinping over a pint of beer at the pub and signing off on trade deals worth billions. Those friendly scenes now seem..

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Activist leaves Hong Kong after new law to advocate abroad Friday, July 3rd, 2020

By ZEN SOO, HONG KONG (AP):- Prominent Hong Kong democracy activist Nathan Law has left the city for an undisclosed location, he revealed on his Facebook page after testifying to a U.S. congressional hearing about a tough national security law China had imposed on the semi-autonomous territory. In..

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China and UK clash over fate of Hong Kongers Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

HONG KONG, (AFP):- China promised Thursday to take countermeasures against Britain if it presses ahead with plans to extend citizenship rights to Hong Kongers after Beijing imposed a sweeping security law on the restless financial hub. Beijing has faced a groundswell of criticism from primarily..

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After security law’s passage, Hong Kong marks China rule Tuesday, June 30th, 2020

HONG KONG (AP):- Hong Kong’s leader strongly endorsed the new security law China’s central government is imposing on the semi-autonomous territory in her speech marking Wednesday’s anniversary of its handover from colonial Britain. “This decision was necessary and timely to maintain Hong..

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