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Hong Kong seizes smuggled Australian lobsters amid China ban

Oct. 15, 2021 04:56 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong and mainland authorities have seized about $540,000 worth of smuggled Australian lobsters believed to be bound for the mainland, after China restricted imports of the crustacean amid escalating tensions with Australia. Hong Kong authorities...

IOC VP: Chinese human rights not a concern before 2022 Games

Oct. 14, 2021 03:08 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — International Olympic Committee Vice President John Coates says challenging China on its human rights record as Beijing prepares to host the 2022 Winter Games is “not in our remit." There has been widespread criticism of Beijing’s...

At least 19 dead in Philippines tropical storm

Oct. 14, 2021 02:01 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A tropical storm in the Philippines has left dead at least 19 people, disaster response officials said Thursday. Philippine authorities say they are still investigating a further 11 deaths that may have been caused by the tropical storm...

Asian shares rise as Wall Street tech gain boosts optimism

Oct. 14, 2021 00:08 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher on Thursday, tracking an overnight rally on Wall Street as investors sought out bargains, including technology stocks. Benchmarks rose in Tokyo, Seoul and Sydney in morning trading. Markets in Hong Kong were closed for a...

1 dead, 21 injured as severe storm hits Hong Kong

Oct. 13, 2021 11:45 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A strong tropical storm bearing down on Hong Kong on Wednesday left one person dead and 21 others injured, as city authorities suspended classes, stock market trading and government services. Typhoon Kompasu moved across the South China Sea before...

Artist wants Hong Kong sculpture back as deadline passes

Oct. 13, 2021 07:08 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — A Danish artist is seeking to get back his sculpture in Hong Kong commemorating the victims of China's 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown as a deadline passed for its removal Wednesday. Jens Galschioet said in an emailed statement that he had hired a...

Asian shares mixed after muddled day of trading on Wall St

Oct. 13, 2021 01:09 AM EDT

Shares were mixed in Asia on Wednesday after an up-and-down day on Wall Street ended with most benchmarks lower as traders waited for updates on inflation and corporate earnings. Tokyo's Nikkei 225 index fell 0.3% to 28,158.28 and the S&P/ASX 200 edged 0.1% lower to...

Kishida vows to lead with 'trust and empathy' to fix Japan

Oct. 08, 2021 10:38 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — In his first policy speech, new Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida promised Friday to strengthen the country's response to the coronavirus pandemic in case of another resurgence and revive its battered economy while bolstering defenses against threats from China and North...

1 dead, others trapped after Hong Kong scaffolding collapses

Oct. 08, 2021 06:50 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — One worker died and others were trapped Friday when a major rainstorm blew traditional bamboo scaffolding off the side of a building under construction in Hong Kong, officials and reports said. The southern Chinese city was battered by heavy rain and...

Global stocks rise ahead of closely watched US hiring data

Oct. 08, 2021 04:57 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets rose as investors waited for U.S. jobs data Friday that might influence a Federal Reserve decision on when to roll back stimulus after lawmakers averted a possible government debt default. London and Frankfurt opened higher. Shanghai,...