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Japan's Nikkei stock index breaks its 1989 record and surges to an all-time high

Feb. 22, 2024 06:39 AM EST

Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 index surged Thursday past the record it set in 1989 before its financial bubble burst, ushering in an era of faltering growth. The index closed Thursday at 39,098.68, up 2.2%. Its previous record was 38,915.87, set on Dec. 29, 1989. So now it is back...

Many players from the 2022 Beijing Olympics are making an impact in the NHL

Feb. 21, 2024 14:38 PM EST

Just two years ago, hockey at the Beijing Olympics went ahead without NHL players because of COVID-19 pandemic-related scheduling issues. "Gosh, that feels like so long ago," said Matthew Knies, who played for the United States. “It’s crazy.” Crazy that since...

An online dump of Chinese hacking documents reveals how Beijing watches both Chinese and foreigners

Feb. 21, 2024 14:33 PM EST
BEIJING (AP) — An online dump of Chinese hacking documents reveals how Beijing watches both Chinese and foreigners.

Heavy snow in north and central China disrupts travel and schools and kills one person

Feb. 21, 2024 06:43 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Heavy snow has blanketed northern and central China, disrupting travel and forcing schools to cancel classes. One person was killed on Wednesday in a roof collapse at a supermarket in Hebei province, state broadcaster CCTV said. Flights and intercity...

China-born Australian democracy blogger won't appeal suspended Chinese death sentence

Feb. 21, 2024 02:48 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A China-born Australian democracy blogger will not appeal his suspended death sentence imposed by a Beijing court, with his family saying Wednesday a legal challenge would be detrimental to his welfare. Yang Hengjun was found guilty of espionage...

China cuts key interest rate in latest move to boost its ailing property sector

Feb. 20, 2024 09:20 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — China’s central bank announced Tuesday that it cut its 5-year loan prime rate while leaving its 1-year rate unchanged in the latest move to ease pressures on the ailing property market. The 5-year rate was lowered by 0.25 basis points to 3.95% while the 1-year rate...

Indonesia's presidential election has high stakes for US and China and their rivalry

Feb. 13, 2024 21:29 PM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — When Indonesians cast their votes on Wednesday for a new president in one of the world’s biggest elections, the stakes will also be high for the United States and China and their mounting rivalry in the region. The Southeast Asian nation is a key...

ISU defends its decision to give Russians bronze medal from Beijing Olympics after doping case

Feb. 09, 2024 13:12 PM EST

The governing body that oversees figure skating defended its decision to award the bronze medal from the 2022 Beijing Olympics to the Russian squad Friday, despite the disqualification of team member Kamila Valieva for a highly publicized doping violation that caused a reshuffling of the medals. ...

A former TikTok executive sues the company, alleging gender and age discrimination

Feb. 09, 2024 12:12 PM EST

A former TikTok executive has filed a lawsuit against the social media platform, alleging she was retaliated against and fired from her position because the company’s owners in China determined she “lacked the docility and meekness” required of female employees. Katie Puris,...

Chinese technology company lashes back at US claims it has ties to military

Feb. 09, 2024 04:49 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — A Nasdaq-listed Chinese technology company that makes parts for self-driving vehicles is threatening to sue the U.S. government after it was included in a list of companies the Pentagon says have links to the Chinese military. Hesai Technology’s core product is...