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Leader of NATO member Poland visits China, expecting to talk to Xi about Ukraine

Jun. 24, 2024 01:43 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Poland’s President Andrzej Duda is in China on a visit that brings the leader of a NATO member to a country that has backed Russia in its full-on invasion of Ukraine. “I am trying to maintain friendly relations with China, Poland has always had decent relations...

Chinese hackers have stepped up attacks on Taiwanese organizations, cybersecurity firm says

Jun. 24, 2024 00:07 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — A suspected Chinese state-sponsored hacking group has stepped up its targeting of Taiwanese organizations, particularly those in sectors such as government, education, technology and diplomacy, according to cybersecurity intelligence company Recorded Future. In...

India boosts defense ties with Bangladesh as it tries to become a counterweight to China

Jun. 22, 2024 07:00 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India and Bangladesh on Saturday moved to bolster their defense relationship and signed agreements for expanding cooperation in maritime security, ocean economy, space, and telecommunication sectors, as New Delhi tries to present itself as a regional power and a counterweight to...

A vocational school student stuns China by besting university competitors in a math contest

Jun. 22, 2024 01:17 AM EDT

A 17-year-old vocational school student from rural China became a celebrity on social media after reaching the final round of a math competition, beating many others from top universities and raising questions about the education system. Jiang Ping, who is studying fashion design,...

US proposes rules to stop Americans from investing in Chinese technology with military uses

Jun. 21, 2024 17:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department on Friday fleshed out a proposed rule that would restrict and monitor U.S. investments in China for artificial intelligence, computer chips and quantum computing. The proposed rule stems from President Joe Biden's August 2023 executive...

US Olympic and other teams will bring their own AC units to Paris, undercutting environmental plan

Jun. 21, 2024 14:28 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Olympic team is one of a handful that will supply air conditioners for their athletes at the Paris Games in a move that undercuts organizers' plans to cut carbon emissions. U.S. Olympic and Paralympic CEO Sarah Hirshland said Friday that while the U.S....

Russia-North Korea pact could dent China's influence, but Beijing still holds sway over both

Jun. 21, 2024 10:27 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — With no obvious options, China appears to be keeping its distance as Russia and North Korea move closer to each other with a new defense pact that could tilt the balance of power among the three authoritarian states. Experts say China's leaders are likely fretting...

China sanctions several Lockheed Martin units, three executives over arms deals with Taiwan

Jun. 21, 2024 09:41 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China said Friday it has banned a number of business units of American aviation manufacturer Lockheed Martin Corp. and three of its executives over arms deals the company has signed with Taiwan, the self-ruling island it claims as its own territory. The statement...

Japan's space agency was hit by multiple cyberattacks, but officials say no sensitive data was taken

Jun. 21, 2024 07:49 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s space agency has suffered a series of cyberattacks since last year, but sensitive information related to rockets and satellites was not affected and it is continuing to investigate and take preventive measures, officials said Friday. Chief Cabinet Secretary...

Vietnam says it's ready to hold talks with Philippines on overlapping continental shelf claims

Jun. 21, 2024 06:16 AM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam is ready to hold talks with the Philippines to settle their overlapping claims to the undersea continental shelf in the South China Sea, official Vietnamese media said Friday, in a diplomatic approach that contrasts with China’s increasingly assertive actions to...