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China auto sales rise in July, as market regains momentum

BEIJING (AP):- China’s auto sales rose by 16.4% in July over a year earlier to 2.1 million units in a sign of sustained recovery for the industry’s biggest global market, an industry group said Tuesday. The China Association of Automobile Manufacturers reported that sales of passenger cars..

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Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai arrested under security law Sunday, August 9th, 2020

By ZEN SOO, HONG KONG (AP):- An aide to Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai says Lai was arrested Monday morning under the city’s national security law on suspicion of collusion with foreign powers. “Jimmy Lai is being arrested for collusion with foreign powers at this time,” Mark Simon wrote..

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China warns US against ‘dangerous moves’ on Taiwan: Xinhua Thursday, August 6th, 2020

WASHINGTON, (AFP):- Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe warned his US counterpart in a phone call Thursday to avoid firing up bilateral tensions, a day after Washington angered Beijing by announcing it would send a senior official to visit Taiwan. Wei told US Defense Secretary Mark Esper in a..

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Top U.S. Official To Visit Taiwan In Years

By N24 Correspondent, LOS ANGELES: U.S. Health Secretary Alex Azar is to make the first cabinet-level visit of a top U.S. official to Taiwan in six years, as Washington vows to take more steps to boost the democratic island, which China has threatened to invade. According to Radio Free Asia (RFA),..

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Asian shares fall on jitters over US stimulus, China trade Tuesday, August 4th, 2020

By JOE, BEIJING: Major Asian stock markets declined Wednesday amid investor concern about U.S. stimulus spending and a trade agreement with Beijing. Market benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Sydney declined. Investors are watching the stalemate among U.S. legislators over employment..

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Court in China’s Shandong Jails Rights Activist Yu Xinyong Monday, August 3rd, 2020

BEIJING:- Authorities in the eastern Chinese province of Shandong have jailed a rights activist who helped local residents pursue petitions and complaints against the government, RFA has learned. Yu Xinyong was sentenced to four-and-a-half years' imprisonment by the Lixia District People's Court..

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US, China consulate closures deal losses to both nations Thursday, July 30th, 2020

By MATTHEW LEE, WASHINGTON (AP):- In shutting each other’s consulates, the United States and China have done more than strike symbolic blows in their escalating feud. They’ve also dimmed each other’s ability to observe — and to spy on — critical regions of their countries. For the United..

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Hong Kong could postpone election ‘due to virus’ Wednesday, July 29th, 2020

HONG KONG, (AFP):- Hong Kong's government could postpone by a year a vote for seats in the city's legislature scheduled for Sept. 6 amid fears of a resurgence in novel coronavirus cases, public broadcaster RTHK reported on Wednesday. A postponement would be a blow for the opposition pro-democracy..

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US-China spats rattle world, prompting calls for unity Tuesday, July 28th, 2020

By JOE McDONALD, BEIJING (AP):- Antagonisms between the United States and China are rattling governments around the world, prompting a German official to warn of “Cold War 2.0” and Kenya’s president to appeal for unity to fight the coronavirus pandemic. Global trade already was depressed by..

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Trade, technology and security at risk in US-China feud Monday, July 27th, 2020

BEIJING (AP):- They have the largest economies in the world. They spend more than anyone else on their militaries. From high-tech chips to control of the high seas, their interests are closely intertwined. The ongoing sharp deterioration in U.S.-China ties poses risks to both countries and the..

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