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China premier agrees on cooperation with Seoul, Tokyo but issues veiled rebuke against their US ties

May. 27, 2024 02:51 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — China's premier agreed Monday to revive three-way cooperation with South Korea and Japan in the face of shared challenges, but issued a veiled rebuke against the two countries' expanding security cooperation with the United States. Chinese Premier Li Qiang...

US lawmakers visit Taiwan in show of support for new president after China's military drills

May. 27, 2024 02:19 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A U.S. congressional delegation met Taiwan's new leader on Monday in a show of support shortly after China held drills around the self-governing island in response to his inauguration speech. Rep. Andy Barr, the co-chair of the Taiwan caucus in the U.S....

China has threatened trade with some countries after feuds. They're calling 'the firm' for help

May. 27, 2024 00:13 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Business is good at “the firm.” The eight-person team at the State Department is leading Washington's efforts to ease the economic blowback for countries targeted by China. It emerged in the scramble to help Lithuania during a spat with China...

Nigeria is emerging as a critical mineral hub. The government is cracking down on illegal operations

May. 26, 2024 22:32 PM EDT

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's government is cracking down on illegal mining, making dozens of arrests of unlicensed miners since April for allegedly stealing the country’s lithium, a critical mineral used in batteries for electric vehicles, smartphones and power systems. The...

Not possible to search for British climber and his Sherpa who went missing on Everest, official says

May. 26, 2024 03:29 AM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A Nepali official said Sunday it wasn't possible to search for a British climber and his Sherpa guide who went missing after reaching the top of Mount Everest six days ago because both fell on their way down from “a very high altitude” on the Chinese side of the...

Emergency convoy delivers provisions to survivors of devastating landslide in Papua New Guinea

May. 25, 2024 09:31 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Survivors searched through tons of earth and rubble by hand looking for missing relatives while a first emergency convoy delivered food, water and other provisions Saturday at the site of a landslide that devastated a remote village in the mountains of Papua New Guinea...

US Defense Secretary Austin expected to meet with Chinese counterpart in Singapore

May. 24, 2024 21:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is expected to meet with his Chinese counterpart, Admiral Dong Jun, at a major defense conference in Singapore next week, the Pentagon announced Friday. It will be the first meeting between the two defense leaders following a...

Ex-CIA officer accused of spying for China pleads guilty in a Honolulu courtroom

May. 24, 2024 19:13 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A former CIA officer and contract linguist for the FBI accused of spying for China for at least a decade pleaded guilty Friday in a federal courtroom in Honolulu. Alexander Yuk Ching Ma, 72, has been in custody since his arrest in August 2020. The U.S. Justice...

Prosecutor tells jury that self-exiled wealthy Chinese businessman cheated thousands of $1 billion

May. 24, 2024 14:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A self-exiled wealthy Chinese businessman became an internet sensation and conned thousands of people worldwide into sending him $1 billion, enabling him to spend lavishly on a mansion, two yachts and even a $35,000 mattress, a prosecutor told a New York jury Friday at the start...

China's latest AI chatbot is trained on President Xi Jinping's political ideology

May. 24, 2024 12:21 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — China’s latest artificial intelligence chatbot is trained on President Xi Jinping’s doctrine, in a stark reminder of the ideological parameters that Chinese AI models should abide by. China’s cyberspace academy earlier this week announced the chatbot trained...