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Swiss lawmakers visit Taiwan, say they want closer ties

Feb. 06, 2023 07:13 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A group of Swiss lawmakers met with Taiwan’s president and said Monday their government wants to deepen political relations, adding to shows of support by foreign politicians for the self-ruled island democracy in the face of Chinese intimidation. U.S....

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Feb. 06, 2023 07:11 AM EST

Dallas Morning News. February 4, 2023. Editorial: No more moldy bread: This pilot program can improve Texas prison food A vocational initiative will train inmates to prepare meals. Prison conditions in Texas are far from ideal, as it has been well...

Hsing Yun, Buddhist abbot who built universities, dies at 95

Feb. 06, 2023 07:08 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Hsing Yun, a Buddhist abbot who established a thriving religious community in southern Taiwan and built universities overseas, has died. He was 95. He established Fo Guang Shan monastery in 1967, aiming to propagate Buddhist humanitarian values. It would go...

Subversion trial for Hong Kong political activists opens

Feb. 06, 2023 06:24 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Some of Hong Kong’s best-known pro-democracy activists went on trial Monday in the biggest prosecution yet under a law imposed by China’s ruling Communist Party to crush dissent. The 18 defendants face up to life in prison if convicted under the national...

China accuses US of indiscriminate use of force over balloon

Feb. 06, 2023 05:58 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China on Monday accused the United States of indiscriminate use of force in shooting down a suspected Chinese spy balloon, saying it “seriously impacted and damaged both sides’ efforts and progress in stabilizing Sino-U.S. relations.” The U.S. shot down the...

China-Australia trade ministers hold 1st meeting since 2019

Feb. 06, 2023 02:44 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian and Chinese trade ministers held their first bilateral meeting in three years Monday as Australia urges China to lift official and unofficial barriers that are costing exporters 20 billion Australian dollars ($14 billion) a year. China has...

North Korea party meeting set to discuss 'urgent' food issue

Feb. 06, 2023 01:29 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has scheduled a major political conference to discuss the “urgent task” of improving its agricultural sector, a possible sign of worsening food insecurity as the country's economic isolation deepens amid a defiant nuclear weapons push. ...

India's aircraft carriers key to Indo-Pacific strategy

Feb. 06, 2023 00:41 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — India is preparing to relaunch its INS Vikramaditya aircraft carrier after a major refit, a critical step toward fulfilling its plan to deploy two carrier battle groups as it seeks to strengthen its regional maritime power to counter China's increasing assertiveness. ...

Balloon bickering over Biden's actions, China's intentions

Feb. 05, 2023 23:00 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican lawmakers on Sunday accused China of deliberately surveilling sensitive U.S. military sites with a suspected spy balloon and said the Biden administration had given Beijing an intelligence opening by not downing the balloon during its high-altitude drift through...

China accuses U.S. of indiscriminate use of force after military shot down suspected Chinese spy balloon Saturday

Feb. 05, 2023 22:14 PM EST
BEIJING (AP) — China accuses U.S. of indiscriminate use of force after military shot down suspected Chinese spy balloon Saturday.