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In reversal, Seoul to keep Japan military intelligence pact

Nov. 22, 2019 7:07 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In a major policy reversal, South Korea said Friday it has decided to continue, at least temporarily, a 2016 military intelligence-sharing agreement with Japan that it previously said it would terminate amid ongoing tensions over wartime history and trade. The announcement, made...

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...

US working with Taiwan to combat China election interference

Nov. 22, 2019 6:19 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The top U.S. representative in Taiwan says Washington is working with it to combat efforts by Beijing to influence upcoming elections on the island. The U.S. is “aware that China is attempting to apply pressure through various means on Taiwan ... to influence Taiwan's...

China pressuring priest at center of agreement with Vatican

Nov. 22, 2019 5:22 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese Catholic priest whose demotion was key to a now-stalled effort at reconciliation between China and the Vatican is being pressured to join the official Communist Party-controlled church organization, a fellow priest and Catholic news source said. Monsignor Vincenzo Guo Xijin was one...

China’s Xi says Beijing wants trade deal, can ‘fight back’

Nov. 22, 2019 5:01 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping said Friday that Beijing wants to work for a trade deal with the United States but is not afraid to “fight back” to protect its own interests. Echoing the upbeat tone adopted by other Chinese officials in recent days, Xi told a visiting U.S....

China demands Trump veto bills on Hong Kong

Nov. 21, 2019 4:46 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China on Thursday demanded President Donald Trump veto legislation aimed at supporting human rights in Hong Kong and renewed a threat to take “strong countermeasures” if the bills become law. Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy...

China bats away rumors, says trade talks with US continue

Nov. 21, 2019 4:41 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China is working to resolve conflicts with Washington over trade, a Commerce Ministry official said Thursday, dismissing speculation the talks might be in trouble as inaccurate “rumors.” Ministry spokesman Gao Feng said he had no new information to release. But he said China...

Congress adopts bills to support human rights in Hong Kong

Nov. 20, 2019 7:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has approved two bills aimed at supporting human rights in Hong Kong following months of unrest in the semi-autonomous Chinese city. The House overwhelmingly approved the bills Wednesday, a day after the Senate passed them on voice votes. The bills now go to the White House for...

Away from Washington, Trump praises Apple’s Texas expansion

Nov. 20, 2019 6:14 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — President Donald Trump got away from the impeachment inquiry in Washington on Wednesday and celebrated tech behemoth Apple keeping its Mac Pro computer manufacturing plant in the Texas state capital. Trump’s visit follows Apple’s announcement in September that it would...

Number of Chinese visitors to Hawaii continues to decline

Nov. 20, 2019 12:56 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The number of Chinese visitors to Hawaii is decreasing in a trend that has continued for the past four years, officials said. The Hawaii Tourism Authority found Chinese visitors to the state are down 26% through the third quarter of 2019 that closed at the end of September, Hawaii Public...