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Ex-CIA officer gets 19 years in China spy conspiracy

Nov. 22, 2019 2:57 PM EST

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A former CIA case agent was sentenced Friday to 19 years in prison for an espionage conspiracy with China. Fifty-five-year-old Jerry Chun Shing Lee was sentenced in federal court in Alexandria after his guilty plea earlier this year. He pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit...

Trump claims he’s why China didn’t crush Hong Kong protests

Nov. 22, 2019 2:17 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday wouldn’t commit to signing bipartisan legislation supporting pro-Democracy activists in Hong Kong as he tries to work out a trade deal with China. Trump’s comments came after the House and Senate this week passed the Hong Kong Human Rights...

Canada’s defense minister says China is not an adversary

Nov. 22, 2019 2:00 PM EST

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) — Canada's defense minister said Friday China is not an adversary despite the arbitrary detention of two Canadians — a statement that came as he hosted an international security forum that will honor pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong. Defense Minister Harjit Sajjan said...

Hong Kong court reinstates mask ban ahead of elections

Nov. 22, 2019 8:31 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong court that had struck down a ban on face masks at protests said Friday that the government could enforce it for one week, as police readied for any unrest during keenly contested elections this weekend. The High Court granted the temporary suspension “in view of the...

Hong Kong election a referendum on anti-government protests

Nov. 22, 2019 7:57 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Cathy Yau remembers the first time she was called a “dirty cop” by Hong Kong’s anti-government protesters, days after police deployed tear gas to repel tens of thousands of black-clad demonstrators blocking the legislature. The former officer, exasperated at the...

World shares advance on upbeat comments on US-China trade

Nov. 22, 2019 6:27 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — World stocks rose Friday as upbeat comments by Chinese President Xi Jinping helped quell anxiety over the state of trade talks with the U.S. Britain’s FTSE 100 rose 1% to 7,311, while the CAC 40 in France gained 0.3% to 5,897. Germany’s DAX picked up 0.1% to 13,146. Wall Street...

Asian shares mostly higher despite US-China trade anxiety

Nov. 21, 2019 11:22 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Stocks logged modest gains Friday in Asia after a lackluster overnight session on Wall Street ended with the market’s third straight drop. Reports suggesting Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, Beijing’s lead trade negotiator, has invited U.S. officials to China for talks helped...

AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

Nov. 21, 2019 10:38 PM EST

A Kashmiri Muslim woman breaks down upon seeing a relic believed to be hair from the beard of Prophet Muhammad at the Hazratbal shrine in Srinagar. In other images from the Asia-Pacific region this week, a protester rests at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University after police stormed part of the campus as...

More protesters leave Hong Kong campus ahead of weekend poll

Nov. 21, 2019 9:48 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — More than 20 protesters inside a Hong Kong university campus surrendered to police on Thursday as the city’s largest pro-Beijing political party urged voters to “kick out the black force” in upcoming elections seen as a key gauge of public support for anti-government...

Chinese state media deny torture of ex-UK consulate staff

Nov. 21, 2019 8:35 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China’s ruling Communist Party’s newspaper published surveillance videos Thursday which it said prove the guilt and voluntary confession of a former British Consulate employee in Hong Kong who was detained for 15 days on a charge of soliciting prostitution. The People’s...