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FILE - In this June 16, 2019, file photo, protesters march on the streets against an extradition bill in Hong Kong. With Britain the latest country to scrap an extradition treaty with Hong Kong, the focus has returned to concerns over Chinese justice that sparked months of anti-government protests in the semi-autonomous city last year. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)

Fear of China's courts drives Hong Kong extradition concerns

Jul. 21, 2020 10:06 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — A year ago, an extradition bill in Hong Kong that could have sent suspects to mainland China for trial sparked the largest protests and biggest political crisis the semi-autonomous territory has seen since its return to China in 1997. Now, the issue has come full circle. After China used...

Residents some wearing masks to curb the spread of the coronavirus buy lunch at a restaurant that has started selling their food on the street to avoid the indoors in Beijing Wednesday, July 1, 2020. Three months after China declared victory over the coronavirus and started to reopen its economy, restaurants are among thousands of small businesses that are struggling to lure back skittish consumers nervous about the virus and possible job losses. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

China reopens but businesses struggle to lure back consumers

Jun. 30, 2020 11:57 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The Daronghe restaurant in Chengdu in China’s west has reopened but, with business down by half, its staff of 150 come to work on alternate days. Three months after China declared victory over the coronavirus and started to reopen its economy, the restaurant is among thousands of...

European Council President Charles Michel, right, and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen participate in a media conference at the conclusion of an EU-China summit, in video conference format, at the European Council in Brussels, Monday, June 22, 2020. Top European Union officials held talks Monday with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang at a time of rising tensions between two major trading partners over the fallout from the coronavirus crisis and Beijing's increasing control over Hong Kong. (Yves Herman, Pool Photo via AP)

EU urges China to move on trade, back off in Hong Kong

Jun. 22, 2020 1:06 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Top European Union officials on Monday pressed China’s leaders to open the country’s markets further to European companies, show stronger leadership in reforming world trade’s governing body and step back from the brink in Hong Kong. With criticism mounting that the EU...

German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks prior to the start of the weekly cabinet meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, June 10, 2020. (Fabrizio Bensch/Pool Photo via AP)

Germany seeks 'stable' ties with China, EU investment deal

Jun. 11, 2020 8:11 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel says her country wants stable relations with China and greater access to the Chinese market for foreign companies. In a statement, her office said Merkel stressed Germany's interest in “rules-based and free multilateral trade” during a video call...

A Hindu woman performs rituals during a prayer ceremony to rid the world of coronavirus, on the banks of the river Brahmaputra in Gauhati, India, Friday, June 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)

Asia Today: India's daily virus cases surge by nearly 10,000

Jun. 5, 2020 8:44 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's Health Ministry on Friday reported another record spike in new coronavirus cases — more than 9,800 in 24 hours. India now has 226,770 confirmed cases with 6,348 deaths, 273 of them in the past 24 hours, the ministry said. It says the overall rate of recovery for coronavirus...