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Duterte: China should temper its behavior in disputed waters

Aug. 14, 2018 10:51 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president said Tuesday that China's claim to airspace above newly built islands and surrounding waters in the disputed South China Sea "is wrong" and Beijing should not tell others to leave those areas to avoid possible clashes. President Rodrigo Duterte's remarks...

China urges Malaysia to address project woes through talks

Aug. 14, 2018 9:23 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China said Tuesday that Malaysia should handle any problems it has with multibillion-dollar Chinese-backed infrastructure projects through talks, a day after the Southeast Asian country's leader told The Associated Press his government wants to cancel such deals. The foreign ministry in...

China blasts US military bill as interference in its affairs

Aug. 14, 2018 7:19 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday blasted a U.S. military spending bill that calls for development of plans to help self-ruled Taiwan improve its defenses and warned of possible damage to cooperation in other areas. The provision in the 2019 military budget authorization "is full of cold war thinking" and...

Activist compares Beijing's rule in Hong Kong to colonialism

Aug. 14, 2018 5:55 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong pro-independence activist decried Beijing's rule over the city as modern-day colonialism in a speech Tuesday to a foreign journalists' association that defied the Chinese government's demand that the event be canceled. The Chinese government swiftly criticized the talk, saying...

Now with power to long rule China, Xi beset by challenges

Aug. 13, 2018 8:27 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — As China's leaders gather for their annual Yellow Sea retreat, the country's political waters are looking choppy. Chinese President and ruling Communist Party leader Xi Jinping is beset by economic, foreign policy and domestic political challenges just months after clearing his way to rule...

AP Interview: Malaysia's Mahathir aims to scrap China deals

Aug. 13, 2018 7:03 AM EDT

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia is looking to cancel multibillion-dollar Chinese-backed infrastructure projects signed by the previous scandal-tainted government as it digs itself out of debt, Malaysia's prime minister said Monday during an extensive interview in which he also blasted Myanmar's...

Malaysia's prime minister tells AP he will seek to cancel Chinese-backed infrastructure projects signed by predecessor

Aug. 13, 2018 1:21 AM EDT
PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's prime minister tells AP he will seek to cancel Chinese-backed infrastructure projects signed by predecessor.

Taiwan's Tsai travels in face of China diplomatic onslaught

Aug. 10, 2018 10:51 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — When Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen departs Sunday for Latin America, she'll be traveling to a region she's already visited three times in two years. She doesn't have many other options. As Tsai crosses the halfway mark of her first four-year term, an eight-day swing through Paraguay and...

McConnell praises Trump's tough trade stance toward China

Aug. 10, 2018 4:02 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell continued to caution against trade wars Friday but praised President Donald Trump for his tough stance against China, saying he hopes it produces a better deal after years of the Chinese "eating our lunch" on trade. Speaking to workers at a...

Pence outlines US Space Force plan for 'next battlefield'

Aug. 9, 2018 6:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pointing to growing threats and competition from Russia and China, the White House on Thursday announced ambitious plans to create the U.S. Space Force as a sixth, separate military warfighting service by 2020. The proposal taps into the American public's long fascination with space...