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China's Xi at Saudi palace to meet royals on Mideast trip

Dec. 08, 2022 09:07 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Chinese leader Xi Jinping met on Thursday with Saudi Arabia's king and crown prince while on a visit to the kingdom, solidifying ties with a region crucial to his country's energy supplies as sanctions intensify on Russia over its war on Ukraine. ...

EXPLAINER: China's relaxed 'zero-COVID' brings big changes

Dec. 08, 2022 02:15 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — In a move that caught many by surprise, China announced a potentially major easing of its rigid “zero-COVID” restrictions, without formally abandoning the policy altogether. It’s not clear what exactly prompted the move, although it follows the largest show of...

Asian shares slip after tech stock slump on Wall St

Dec. 08, 2022 00:41 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares are mostly lower in Asia after Wall Street sagged under weakness in tech stocks. U.S. futures edged lower while oil prices rebounded. Japan revised upward its GDP data to show the economy contracted less than earlier reported in July-September,...

China eases anti-COVID measures following protests

Dec. 07, 2022 14:14 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China rolled back rules on isolating people with COVID-19 and dropped virus test requirements for some public places Wednesday in a dramatic change to a strategy that confined millions of people to their homes and sparked protests and demands for President Xi Jinping to resign. ...

China's Xi visits Saudi Arabia to cement Gulf Arab ties

Dec. 07, 2022 10:12 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Chinese leader Xi Jinping arrived in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday to attend meetings with oil-rich Gulf Arab nations crucial to his country's energy supplies as Beijing tries to revive an economy battered by its strict coronavirus measures. Saudi...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Dec. 07, 2022 07:11 AM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Dec. 5 The Washington Post on microchips, the U.S. and the future When President Biden visits a microchip factory under construction in Arizona, it might look like a political victory lap:...

Dissident artist Weiwei says China unrest won't alter regime

Dec. 07, 2022 05:47 AM EST

MONTEMOR-O-NOVO, Portugal (AP) — Dissident Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei is taking heart from recent public protests in China over the authorities’ strict COVID-19 policy, but he doesn’t see them bringing about any significant political change. “I don’t think...

US approves $425 million in arms sales to Taiwan

Dec. 06, 2022 22:43 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Tuesday signed off on two new significant arms sales to Taiwan in approvals that are sure to rankle China. The State Department said it had okayed sales worth more than $425 million of spare aircraft parts to support Taiwan's fleet of...

Biden visits Arizona computer chip site, highlights jobs

Dec. 06, 2022 18:39 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday visited the site for a new computer chip plant in Arizona, using it as a chance to emphasize how his policies are fostering job growth in what could be a challenge to the incoming Republican House majority. Biden has staked his legacy...

Late Chinese leader Jiang hailed in memorial service

Dec. 06, 2022 01:54 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China’s leaders eulogized the late Jiang Zemin on Tuesday as a loyal Marxist-Leninist who oversaw their country’s rapid economic rise while maintaining rigid Communist Party control over society. President and current party leader Xi Jinping praised Jiang in an...