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Stock market today: Asian shares decline after a mixed post-holiday session on Wall Street

May. 29, 2024 00:12 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower Wednesday after a mixed session on Wall Street following a three-day holiday weekend. Shares fell in Tokyo, Seoul, Sydney and Hong Kong, but rose in Shanghai. Mainland Chinese markets were lifted by moves by city governments in China to...

The toll of Beijing's security law on Hong Kong's activists

May. 28, 2024 22:06 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Activist Chan Po-ying is permitted only 15-minute daily visits to see her husband, Leung Kwok-hung, separated by a plexiglass barrier in a highly guarded Hong Kong jail. Leung, 68, is one of 47 activists who were prosecuted in the largest national security law...

Hong Kong police arrest 6 people accused of violating the city's new national security law

May. 28, 2024 12:21 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police on Tuesday arrested six people, including a former organizer of the city’s decades-long annual vigil that commemorated China’s Tiananmen Square crackdown, for allegedly publishing seditious social media posts, in what were the first publicly known arrests...

Taiwan's legislature passes changes seen as favoring China, reducing president's power

May. 28, 2024 10:19 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s opposition-controlled legislature passed changes on Tuesday that are seen as favoring China and diminishing the power of the island's president, sparking protests by thousands of people. The changes pushed by the opposition Nationalist Party and...

North Korean rocket carrying its 2nd spy satellite explodes shortly after launch

May. 28, 2024 00:40 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A rocket launched by North Korea to deploy the country’s second spy satellite exploded shortly after liftoff Monday, state media reported, in a setback for leader Kim Jong Un’s hopes to operate multiple satellites to better monitor the U.S. and South Korea. ...

North Korea plans to launch a rocket soon, likely carrying its second military spy satellite

May. 27, 2024 06:29 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea announced plans to launch a rocket apparently carrying its second military spy satellite during an eight-day period starting Monday, drawing quick, strong rebukes from neighbors South Korea and Japan. The notification of the planned launch,...

US lawmakers pledge support for Taiwan and its new president after China's military drills

May. 27, 2024 05:21 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A U.S. congressional delegation met Taiwan's new leader on Monday in a show of support days after China held drills around the self-governing island in response to his inauguration. Rep. Andy Barr, the co-chair of the Taiwan caucus in the U.S. Congress, said...

China premier agrees on cooperation with Seoul, Tokyo but issues veiled rebuke against their US ties

May. 27, 2024 05:07 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — China’s premier agreed Monday to revive three-way cooperation with South Korea and Japan in the face of shared challenges, but issued a veiled rebuke against the two countries’ expanding security cooperation with the United States. Chinese Premier Li...

China has threatened trade with some countries after feuds. They're calling 'the firm' for help

May. 27, 2024 00:13 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Business is good at “the firm.” The eight-person team at the State Department is leading Washington's efforts to ease the economic blowback for countries targeted by China. It emerged in the scramble to help Lithuania during a spat with China...

South Korean, Chinese and Japanese leaders discuss cooperation, North Korea as they gather in Seoul

May. 26, 2024 07:55 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's president reportedly called for a greater Chinese role in addressing concerns about North Korean nuclear threats during a meeting with the visiting Chinese premier on Sunday on the eve of a trilateral meeting involving Japan's leader. South...